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WKA Spring Newsletter 2012  (April - May)

Prague Clarinet Days - 28 June - 7 July 2012

Philadelphia Int Music Festival - 16 - 29 June 2012

Franklin Cohen Mozart Concerto Soloist with Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Festival - 21 July 2012

World Doctors Orchestra with Wenzel Fuchs performing Mozart Concerto in Berlin & Essen, Germany 14 - 15 October 2012

Berlin Conducting Course - 23 - 26 August 2012

Clarinet Academy of the South - LSU - 18 - 22 June 2012

Troy University Summer Clarinet Camp - 28 - 29 July 2012

Wetzlarer Festival Recital, Germany - 2 June 2012

Int Flute Festival - Equador - 2 - 9 June 2012

Anat Cohen Sextet European Tour - 8 - 25 may 2012

Brandon University Clarinet Festival - 14 - 15 May 2012

Charles Neidich Soloist at Mikilov, Poland Music Festival 18 May 2012

Clarinet Festival with Nuno Pinto - 10 - 13 July 2012

Clarinet Curso Alexander, Moncado, Spain - 3 - 7 July 2012

Audi-Mozart Competition - 15 - 26 May 2012

Guiffredi Clarinet Day - 20 May 2012

Rico Master Class - South America - 22 May 2012

Croatia Clarinet Class - 24 - 31 August 2012

Steve Fox Chamber Concert - 27 May 2012 - 3 PM - Toronto, Canada

Berlin MusikFest - 31 August - 18 September 2012

Clarinet Summer School - Liverpool, UK - 27 - 30 July 2012

Schille Clarinet Dialog in Making Mozart Clarinet - Helsinki, Finland - 31 May - 1 June 2012

Gervase De Peyer Special Lessons and Coachings in New York - 15 - 18 May 2012

Spaincellence Music Academy - 10 - 21 July 2012 with Jehuda Gilad

8th Mercadante Clarinet Competition and Master Class - October 2012, Bari, Italy

Weimar Clarinet Symposium with Deutsche Klarinetten Gesellschaft - 28 - 30 September 2012

Bass Clarinet Master Class - Tata, Hungary - 18 - 20 May 2012

Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto - 9 May 2012

International Clarinet Academy

Clarinet Cappricio Concert - Gronigen, NL - 12 May 2012

Concerto Concert with Robert Spring and Julia Heinen - 19 May 2012, California

ECA Clarinet Methodology Meeting - Belgium, 23 - 24 June 2012

Silverwood Clarinet Choir Joint Concert with Syracuse University - 25 April 2012

Clarinet Choir Concert - University of Ricardo Palma, Peru - 25 April 2012

Troy University Faculty Recital - 4 May 2012

Stanley Drucker Soloist in Weber Clarinet Concerto #1 with St Thomas Orchestra - White Plains, NY - 12 May 2012

Jorg Widmann appearing at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in NY performing his own compositions - 3 May 2012 at 6 PM

Clariarte Festival, Hartberg, Austria - 25 August - 2 September 2012

17 April 2012

Guido Arbonelli - Professor and Authority on New Music

Conservatorio 'Sala': Workshop 'Il clarinetto nella musica contemporanea'

Orchestra Training Festival - 18 - 19 May 2012

Houle Recital - Paris, France - 20 April 2012

Seminario de Clarinete - 18 - 19 May 2012

Sarasota Orch Festival, Florida - 4 - 23 June 2012

Pascual Martinez Forteza Master Course - Spain - 3 - 7 April 2012

Sobrino Giampiero Weill Recital with Elysium String Quartet - 9 April 2012

Art Project Concert -8 April 2012

Julian Bliss Benny Goodman Concert - 3 June 2012

A worthy Appeal for Support from VIP Michele Von Haugg

Anat Cohen on Spring Tours

Clarinet Festival in Finland - 14 April 2012

NEI University and Chicago Clarinet Collaborations - Jon Manasse and Verdehr Trio Master Classes - 20 - 21 April 2012

Doctoral Recital with Milosovic at Univ of British Columbia, Canada - 10 April 2012

Ismail Lumanovsky Carnegie Hall Recital - 6 April 2012

VIP Deborah Andus Trio of 3 at Moravian College in Pennsylvania 1 April 2012

Antonio Fraioli Master Classes in Assisi Italy - 25 - 29 July 2012

California Clarinet Day - Los Angeles Valley College - 19 May 2012

Ibero Clarinet Academy - Portugal - 30 March - 4 April 2012

de Vitoria Master Classes with Nuno Pinto - Portugal - 29 - 30 April 2012

2nd Int Clarinet Seminar with Jehuda Gilad - Murcia, Spain - 19 - 23 May 2012

7th Millersville Single Reed Symposium - Pennsylvania - 13 April 2012

ClarinetFest 2012 - University of Nebraska - 1 - 5 August 2012

Rasaay Bass Clarinet Workshop - Scotland - 2 -6 April 2012

Clainetopia - Michigan State University - 13 -17 June 2012

Ohio University Clarinet Gala - 22 April 2012

Munich International Competition - 6 - 21 September 2012

ChamberFest Cleveland - 23 June - 1 July 2012

US Army Field Band All American Competition - thru April 2012

Wetzlarer German Klarinette Festival - 1 - 3 June 2012

ICMC Music Festival - Italy, France, China - July - August 2012

Clarinet Days Ruth Lewis Competition - Tel Aviv, Israel - 1 - 5 April 2012

Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival - 27 - 28 April 2012 - University of Montana

Indiana University Clarinet Workshop with Howard Klug - 6 - 10 June 2012

Claremont Clarinet Festival, Pomona College, California - 10 - 16 June 2012

Domaine Forget Clarinet Sessions - 17 - 30 June 2012, Quebec

Craven Clarinet Convention - UK - 6 May 2012

Clariperu Latin American Congress - Lima, Peru - 10 - 14 September 2012

Bowdoin International Music Festival - June 2012

Aria International Music Academy - June 2012

Buffet Summer Clarinet Academy - 16 - 21 July 2012

Brahms Klarinette Master Class - Germany - 14 - 17 April 2012

Camp MSM at Manhattan School of Music - 9 July - 3 August 2012

IWWF Woodwind Festival - Pella, Iowa - 15 - 22 July 2012

Online Clarinet Master Class with Mitchell Estrin - 11 April 2012

Clarinet Seminar with Charles Neidich, Japan - 30 July - 10 August 2012

Encontros com o Clarinete - 4 - 6 May 2012 - Aveiro, Portugal


128 - The Magazine of the Berliner Philharmoniker

March 2012 issue now available


The world of the Berliner Philharmoniker: Interviews, reports and stories around the orchestra and classical music.

 read more and order online


A worthy Appeal for Support from VIP Michele Von Haugg

3 - 7 April 2012

Clarinet Master Curso with Pascual Martinez-Forteza (Associate Solo Clarinet and Eb, New York Philharmonic)

Ciutat de Palma, Spain



  1. From VIP Anat Cohen

    Hello beautiful people
    April brings warm vibes and lots of music
    Happy Passover and Easter and all... and watch out for those chocolate covered matzahs!

    April 3 in NYC, Jazz Standard
    Guest with singer Melissa Stylianou in her CD Release shows for her new album Silent Movie / Anzic Records.
    with: Jamie Reynolds (piano), Pete McCann (guitar), Gary Wang (bass), Mark Ferber (drums), James Shipp (percussion) and Special Guests: Anat Cohen (clarinet and saxophone) and Gene Bertoncini (guitar)
    Jazz Standard is located at 116 E. 27th St. NYC

    Show times: 7:30pm and 9:30pm, $20 Cover

    April 4 in NYC at Birdland
    with David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band A.k.A the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band celebrating the music of Louis Armstrong
    with: Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Anat Cohen, clarinet; Harvey Tibbs, trombone; John Gill, banjo and vocals; Marion Felder, drums
    Show time: 5:30 - 7:15 pm
    Address: 315 West 44th St. Bet (8th & 9th Aves.)
    Call 212-581-3080 for reservations

    April 4 in Brooklyn NY at Radegast
    With Emily Asher’s group -
    Garden Party with Trombonist Emily Asher’s group
    with Michael Davis on trumpet, Rob Adkins on bass, Nick Russo on guitar and banjo and Rob Garcia on drums.
    9pm-midnight, no cover, great food and drink (not so vegetarian)
    Address: 113 N. 3rd in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

    April 5 in NYC at the Bar Next Door
    Anat Cohen & virtuoso guitarist Howard Alden in Duo
    Set times: 8:30-9:45 and 10:30-11:45
    Located at 129 MacDougal Street NYC
    Phone numbers for reservations (recommended!) 212.529.5945

    April 12 and 13 in LUANDA, ANGOLA
    Yes, going with my quartet to Angola! Very exciting
    Anat Cohen Quartet in Angola is: Jason Lindner on Piano, Orlando LeFleming on Bass and Otis Brown on Drums!
    Playing both nights at Hotel Tropico in Luanda

    April 16 in NYC at the Kaye Playhouse (Hunter College)
    With Wycliffe Gordon in his show Hello Pops!
    Armstrong meets Bechet as multi-talented Wycliffe Gordon
    (on trumpet, trombone, sousaphone and vocals) is joined by
    Anat Cohen (clarinet), Aaron Diehl (piano), Bria Skonberg (trumpet), Marion Felder (drums) and Corcoran Holt (bass).
    7:15 pm at Hunter College Kaye Playhouse.

    April 25 in NYC at Birdland
    with David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band A.k.A the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band celebrating the music of Louis Armstrong
    with: Randy Reinhart, trumpet; Anat Cohen, clarinet; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Dick Hyman, piano; Marion Felder, drums.
    Show time: 5:30 - 7:15 pm
    Address: 315 West 44th St. Bet (8th & 9th Aves.)
    Call 212-581-3080 for reservations

    April 26 in NYC at Jazz at Lincoln Center
    Listening Party with the 3 Cohens
    The 3 Cohens will discuss their latest album Family
    (the web site says May 3rd but it is scheduled for April 26 - to be confirm)
    7 pm at the The Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame

    April 28 in San Francisco California
    The 3 Cohens Sextet
    With Yuval, Anat & Avishai Cohen ANDYonatan Avishai in Piano, Omer Avital on Bass and Obed Calvaire on Drums
    7 pm at the JCC of San Francisco ( Jewish Community Center)

    Stay tuned for a European Tour with the 3 Cohens in May to include:
    (schedule is subject to change.. I will email again in closer to May)
    05/08/12 Moods, ZURICH, Switzerland
    05/10/12 Bix Jazz Cub, Stuttgart, Germany
    05/11/12 Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany
    05/12/12 Congress Center, Liege, Belgium
    5/14-16/2012 Duc des Lombards, Paris, France
    05/17/12 Jazz en Comminges,Saint-Gaudens, France
    05/19/12 Rovinj, Croatia
    05/20/12 Vienna, Austria
    05/21/12 Prague, Czech Republic
    05/22/12 A Trane, BERLIN, Germany
    05/24/12 BimHuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    05/25/12 Lantaren, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Thank you, as always, for supporting live music around the globe

    Welcome to Blue Note and Jazz Standard

    Continuing Oversea Tour in May

March 30th to April 4th 2012

The Academia Ibero-Americana Do Clarinete
Castelo de Paiva – Portugal -  Full information on January Newsletter


1 April 2012


Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 2:00pm
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University

Bruce Hangen, conductor

MOZART: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, Haffner

DEBUSSY: Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra with Max Levinson, piano

DEBUSSY: Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra with Kenneth Radnofsky, saxophone

DEBUSSY: Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra with Jonathan Cohler, clarinet

RAVEL: Rapsodie Espagnole

2 p.m., Concert (Sunday)
1 p.m., Pre-concert Lecture

Call Sanders Theatre at Harvard for tickets: (617) 496-2222,

1 April 2012

1 - 5 April 2012

Clarinet Days Competition and Festival - Sarah Elbaz, Director

Tel Aviv, Israel


Guest Artists and Members of the Competition Jury:

Mira Zakai, Paul Meyer, Antony Pay, Reiner Wehle, Caroline Hartig


April 2012 from January 2012

Fort George Meade, Maryland

MARCH 22 - APRIL 1 2012

Belgrade, Serbia


2013 - Solo voice

International Jeunesses Musicales Competition
Terazije 26/II, 11000 Belgrade

Tel: +381-11-2686-380
Fax: +381-11-3610-596

Send us an e-mail 




MARCH 22 - APRIL 1 2012


  1. The Competition is open to clarinetists of any nationality who are under age of 30 on March 20th 2012.
  2. Candidates should provide the following items:
    1. a duly completed application form or on-line registration
    2. a brief Curriculum Vitae
    3. copies of documents testifying candidates musical education and copies of prizes/diplomas
    4. references from their present or previous professors (original)
    5. one recent glossy photograph - postcard size (9x13) which will be reproduced in the Competition booklet. Alternatively candidates may send a photo by e-mail (300 or more dpi).

    All documents should be sent till December 31, 2011 to the following address:
    International Jeunesses Musicales Competition
    11000 Belgrade
    Terazije 26

  3. All applicants will be informed of their acceptance or rejection not later then February, 2012. Accepted candidates who are unable to take part in the Competition must notify the organizer immediately.
  4. Candidates should pay an entrance fee of €100 till January 31, 2012 at the latest in to the following bank account

    AGRIFRPP Credit Agricole Paris
    Acc. With Institution: 57A:
    Beneficiary: 59:
    IBAN RS35 3300 4705 0087 3953 67
    Republic of Serbia

    Payment must be made exclusively in Euros. Any wiring fees must be paid by the applicant.
    This application fee is not refundable.
  5. Each participant will be asked to show his/her identity papers before the Competition's opening.



  1. The Competition will be held in Belgrade from March 20 to March 31 2012.
    All tests will be public.
  2. All pieces included in the programme must be prepared in their entirety.
  3. The competitors should contact the Secretariat of the Competition on March 20 2012 by 5 p.m. at the latest.
  4. Competitors shall perform in order of appearance decided by lot. The draw will take place before the Competition's opening in the presence of the competitors and jury. The playing order of competitors will be adhered to in the first two stages. The order in the final stage might be changed due to the programme planning.
  5. Competitors who are not ready to perform when called upon to do so may be disqualified.
  6. Rights on any Competition performances, recordings or filming belong to International Jeunesses Musicales Competition and no fee is payable to any competitor on account of those performances, recordings or broadcastings of them.
  7. All participants must be available to representatives of media throughout the Competition.
  8. The Competition Board is entitled to cancel the Competition if there are less than 6 applications.
  9. All first prize-winners must come to receive their prizes in person, except in the event of illness, upon presentation of a medical certificate. Otherwise the money will be returned to the Competition Fund.
  10. At the end of each stage all the participants are required to be present when the results are announced.
  11. The Competition will cover the costs of full board and lodging for all candidates from second stage of the Competition until the last day of their active participation in the Competition.


Please, visit web site to check if you need a visa for Serbia.


  • The jury decides on the admission of competitors to the second and the third (final) stages as well as on the award of the prizes.
  • Decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to questions, revisions or appeal.
  • Jury members will not make contact with competitors while such competitor is continuing to compete.
  • No more than 16 competitors with the highest scores obtained in the first stage will be admitted to the second stage.
  • No more than 6 competitors with the highest scores obtained in the second stage will be admitted to the third (final) stage.
  • The names of competitors admitted to the second and the third stages will be announced during the morning following the end of the test. The names will be given in order of appearances. The scores will not be made public.
  • The 3 competitors with the highest scores obtained in the final stage will receive the first, second and the third prize, according to their respective number of points and diplomas accrediting prize-winner status.
  • Competitors who reach the final round will receive a diploma accrediting their participation in the final round.
  • All prizes are indivisible.
  • The jury may withhold one or more of the prizes, if it so decides.



Cash prizes, valuable gifts
Promotion through concerts and publicity by Jeunesses Musicales
Various special prizes


Selected by Prof. Ante Grgin Faculty of Music, Belgrade (Serbia) and Prof. Mate Bekavac, (Slovenia), University for Music and Drama, Wien (Austria)

First stage
Total playing time 15 min

  1. C.M.von Weber: Concertino op.26
  2. I.Stravinsky : Three pieces for Clarinet solo٭

Second stage
Total playing time 30 min

  1. J.Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor for Clarinet and String Quartet (I movement) to be performed with string quartet٭٭

Pieces with Piano accompaniment:

  1. C.Debussy: Première rhapsodie
  2. B.Brun: Four Miniatures (compulsory piece)
      Download piano 3.82Mb, zipped archive
      (right mouse click and "SAVE TARGET AS" if you want to save it on your computer!)
      Download clarinet 1.88Mb, zipped archive
      (right mouse click and "SAVE TARGET AS" if you want to save it on your computer!)

  3. One of the following pieces for Clarinet solo, on candidates choice:
    D.Despić: 9 Dances, op.62
    P.Bergamo: Concerto a breviato
    A.Grgin: Capriccio No.1

Total playing time 30 min

  1. W.A.Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra A major, K.622٭٭
  2. O.Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps, Abime des oiseaux (III movement)

٭ = First and Second piece are for Clarinet in A. Third piece is for Clarinet in B.
٭٭ = This piece is for Clarinet in A
All pieces could be played from the scores except pieces under a (I stage), b (II stage) and a (III stage). The repeats should be played if the performance time may not exceed. The jury may interrupt the competitor who exceeds stipulated time.
No piece can be repeated during the Competition.
The score of the compulsory piece can be obtained from the Secretariat of the Competition.


 2 - 6 April 2012 - Raasay, Scotland

Sarah Watts, Director

4 April 2012

Carnegie Hall Recital, New York


6 April 2012

Carnegie Hall Recital, New York


Sunday, 8 April 2012


Monday, 9 April 2012 - 8 PM

Carnegie Weill Recital Hall

MOZART: Quintet in A major for clarinet and string quartet, K.581

BRAHMS: Quintet for clarinet and string quartet, Op. 115

Tickets $40. $20 for Students & Seniors with ID

Giampiero Sobrino
Eriko Sato
Mayuki Fukuhara


C 212.247.7899; visit the Carnegie Hall Box Office




      Veronica Sales                  Qiang Tu



Eriko Sato, Mayuki Fukuhara, Violin

Veronica Salas, Viola

Qiang Tu, Cello

Giampiero Sobrino, Clarinet

Giampiero Sobrino was born in Piemonte, Italy, and graduated from the Conservatory of

Alessandria. He was solo clarinet in the Symphonic Orchestra of RAI of Turin Philharmonic Orchestra

and in the Orchestra of the Fondazione Arena di Verona. Winner of a teaching professorship

granted by Italy’s Ministry of Education, he has taught at conservatories, given master classes, and

participated in concerts and recordings in Italy, France, and Spain. Selected as first clarinet soloist

with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon and Celibidache for a major international tour, he has also

appeared as a soloist at the Venice Biennale, Mozart Festival in Prague, September Musicale of Turin,

Festival d’Automne in Paris, Panathenaic Festival, Festival of Alicante and Aix-en-Provence, Samobor

Music Festival, and International Festival of the Arts in New York.

Eriko Sato, Violin

Eriko Sato is a co-concertmaster of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of

St. Luke’s. She made her solo debut at age 13 and was the winner of the Tibor Varga International

Competition, Young Musicians Foundation Competition, and three Japanese National

Competitions. An active chamber musician, Ms. Sato has participated in the Mostly Mozart,

Aspen, Sitka, Angel Fire, Gretna, Affinis, and Kuhmo music festivals, and has appeared regularly

with Bargemusic, Chamber Music Northwest, The American String Project, Music From Japan,

Caramoor, Dobbs Ferry, and the Washington Square Music Festivals. Ms. Sato is currently a faculty

member of Bennington Chamber Music Conference, Hoff-Barthelson Music School, and the

Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division, where she teaches violin and chamber music.

Mayuki Fukuhara, Violin

Mayuki Fukuhara began studying the violin at age 7 and entered the Toho School at age 16. He

came to the United States to study at the Curtis Institute at age 19 where his teachers included

Ivan Galamian and Jaime Laredo. He continued his studies in New York at Mannes College with

Felix Galimir. Currently he is concertmaster of the New York Scandia Symphony and the St. Luke’s

chamber ensemble. Mr. Fukuhara spends his summers performing at the Saito Kinen Festival

in Japan under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, and teaches at the Bennington Chamber Music

Conference. His recording of the Bach violin concerti with the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble has

been released on the Music Masters label.

Veronica Salas, Viola

Violist Veronica Salas, a native of Chile, has performed as a soloist with Mostly Mozart, Aspen

Music Festival, USC Symphony, CW Post Orchestra, and the Colonial and Westfield symphonies.

She has performed internationally in Japan with Mostly Mozart and the New York Pops, Italy as

principal violist of the Spoleto Festival, and Europe with Barbra Streisand. She is principal violist of

the American Composers Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York, the Manhattan Philharmonic,

Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, and the Westfield Symphony. She is on the faculties of Long

Island University and the Bennington Chamber Music Conference. Ms. Salas received her BMA,

MMA, and DMA from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Lillian Fuchs.

Qiang Tu, Cello

Chinese-born Qiang Tu, who came to the United States in 1987, joined the New York

Philharmonic in November 1995. In the United States, Mr. Tu has appeared in Chicago, St. Louis,

New York, and other major cities. His chamber music appearances have included performances

with Elysium at Weill Recital Hall, in Hawaii, and at the Hellenic-American Cultural Association of

Colorado. He earned his bachelor of arts from China’s Central Conservatory. In 1990, he received his

master’s degree from Rutgers University, where he studied with Bernard Greenhouse. Other past

teachers include Zara Nelsova, Geoffrey Rutkowski, Lois Simpson, Paul Tortelier, and Zeguang Tu.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012 - 7:30 PM

The US Army Band, Brucker Hall

Fort Myer, Virginia

SSG Tim Sutfin Premieres New Work for Clarinet

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 7:30pm, SSG Tim Sutfin will give the world premiere of a new work for clarinet and piano by the American composer Scott McAllister, as part of the Army Band-hosted Brucker Hall Chamber Music Series.

The new concerto, given the title "Epic Concerto" by the composer, is the result of a co-commission by 11 professional clarinetists. At nearly an hour in length, the piece is conceived as an entire recital program divided into seven movements. McAllister intended the work to be either performed in its entirety, or with individual movements performed as stand-alone works.

"The Epic Concerto is inspired by some of my life experiences as a clarinetist and composer," writes McAllister in a note included in the score. The seven movements draw on influences from former teachers and legendary clarinet performers.

Several "premieres" of the work have been planned, but Sutfin will give the official world premiere at the April 10 concert. In August, he will travel to Lincoln, NE, to perform the first three movements of the piece, alongside other clarinetists involved in the commission (who will perform the remaining movements), at the International Clarinet Association's Clarinet-Fest.

Sutfin will be joined by pianist SSG Yalin Chi of the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point. Live audio from the event will be broadcast via

10 April 2012

11 April 2012 ONLINE

13 April 2012

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

 7th Single Reed Symposium - Dr Christy Banks, Director

All Day - Steinman Hall

Millersville University Lancaster

Cost: $15 (includes concerts)

              The Millersville University Single Reed Symposium is an all day celebration open to all lovers of the clarinet and saxophone.  Listen to guest artist recitals and master classes, participate in klezmer and jazz workshops, and perform with the festival clarinet or saxophone choir!  This year's artists include Michele Gingras, Tony Costa, Christy Banks, and more!

BanksChristy Banks serves as Assistant Chair of the Music Department and teaches clarinet and saxophone as well as curricular offerings in the Music Business and Technologies program. Prior to her appointment to the Millersville University Music Faculty in 2005, Dr. Banks previously taught clarinet, saxophone, and related music courses at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Concordia University, Doane College, Union College, and Peru State College. She has been a member of many professional ensembles such as the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, the Nebraska Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Third Chair Chamber Players, the Lincoln Municipal Band, and the Huntington Trio. Interested in newly composed music, Dr. Banks is a founding member of Lincoln's New Music Agency and Bent Indigenous, an Alabama-based contemporary music ensemble. She has appeared as a soloist in Germany and Austria, and she can be heard on Living Artist Recordings. In Pennsylvania, Banks has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony, the Lancaster Symphony, and the Reading Symphony. She has also played for shows at the Fulton Opera House and the Mount Gretna Theater. Banks received her DMA (2005) and BM (1996) in clarinet from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MM in clarinet from Florida State University (1998). Her primary clarinet teachers are Diane Cawein Barger, Frank Kowalsky, Eric Ginsberg, and Wesley Reist. In addition, she studied saxophone with Robert Fought and Rebecca Gann, flute with John Bailey, and oboe with Bill McMullen. Dr. Banks is the Pennsylvania state chair of the International Clarinet Association and the founder of the Millersville University Single Reed Symposium.

               Michele Gingras is Professor of Clarinet at Miami University (OH) where she was named Curry Distinguished Educator and Distinguished Scholar of the Graduate Faculty. She performed and taught masterclasses worldwide and released over a dozen CDs, including duos with Emmy Award winner Richard Stoltzman in 2008. She published over 180 articles and reviews in numerous publications, translated a 650-page textbook about French classical saxophonist Jean-Marie Londeix, performed for over a dozen ICA conferences, and authored two books: Clarinet Secrets-52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Clarinetist, and More Clarinet Secrets-100 Quick Tips for the Advanced Clarinetist ( She joined the Cincinnati Klezmer Project in 1995, and founded two chamber music groups, Duo2go and Miami3, in 2007. Gingras is Past-Secretary of the International Clarinet Association and is an Artist Clinician for Buffet-Crampon USA and Rico International. She received her degrees from the Montreal Conservatory and Northwestern University. In 2010, she expanded her artistic vocabulary through Abstract acrylic painting. Subscribe to her free videocasts on iTunes and visit her online at:


             Dedicated to his role as artist-teacher, Anthony Costa teaches at Penn State having previously taught clarinet and music courses at Otterbein College, Ashland University and the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio. For two years he was a collaborative artist with Chamber Music America's "Rural Residency Program" working with communities in Mississippi County, Arkansas as a performer and music educator. In demand as an orchestral clarinetist, Costa has served as utility clarinetist/bass clarinetist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Opera Orchestra since 1999 and is an associate musician with the Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster (OH) Festival Orchestra, Erie Chamber Orchestra and the Wheeling (WVA) Symphony Orchestra.  Dr. Costa attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and received a bachelor of music degree in music education and clarinet performance. He received his master of music degree in clarinet performance from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and his doctorate of musical arts degree from The Ohio State University. His teachers have included Carmine Campione, Anthony Gigliotti, Ronald Auffman and James Pyne.

Sponsors: Buffet Crampon; Rico




14 April 2012



14 -17 April 2012

Meisterklasse für Klarinette mit Prof. Martin Spangenberg

Hansestadt Stralsund, Germany


14.04.-17.04.2012 Hansestadt Stralsund
Prof. Martin Spangenberg

Professor Martin Spangenbe

Wir freuen uns, diese erfolgreiche Veranstaltung erneut anbieten zu können.

Zur Meisterklasse sind Studierende und fortgeschrittene Schüler jeden Alters willkommen. Der Unterricht findet als Einzelunterricht und in der Form des offenen Unterrichts statt. Zusätzliche Seminare und Vorträge werden angeboten. Bei Anmeldung geben die Teilnehmer bitte Ihre Werkauswahl an. Anmeldeschluss für aktive Teilnehmer ist der 20.03.2012. Auch wer Zuhören möchte, kann dies gern. Alle wichtigen Informationen zu Ablauf, Terminen, Orten sind im Flyer zusammengestellt. Zur Anmeldung senden Sie uns bitte das ausgedruckte Anmeldeformular zu oder nutzen nachfolgend die Onlinebuchung.

Aktive Teilnahme buchen

Passive Teilnahme buchen

Wir danken für die besondere Unterstützung durch:

Meisterkurs für Klarinette mit Prof. Martin Spangenberg in St. Annen und Brigitten

Meisterkurs für Klarinette in St. Annen und Brigitten





17 April 2012

  • Guido Arbonelli - Professor and Authority on New Music

    Conservatorio 'Sala': Workshop 'Il clarinetto nella musica contemporanea'

                  The Conservatory ' room ': ' The clarinet Workshop in contemporary music ' Benevento Music Conservatory-Tuesday, April 17, at the "Benedetto Bonazzi" Conservatory "Nicola Sala" di Benevento, from 9.30 to 13 and 15 to 19, held a workshop "The Clarinet in contemporary music". To keep it will be Maestro Guido Arbonelli, clarinetist from Executive skills, authoritative interpreter of contemporary music and popular teacher.
    The workshop is edited by M° Luigi Turaccio, Professor Professor of composition at the establishment sannita, nell'ambito del progetto "Eclectic 2012" in collaboration with M° Vincenzo Gualtieri and M° Damiano Meacci.
    The seminar addressed priority studies, students of the Conservatory is open to outsiders who want to deepen the topics. Participation is free, just sign up, in Office hours at the Secretariat of the Conservatory, where Teaching is available the registration forms. For the exterior the participation is free, only paid on special bulletin c/c postale a minimum quota for the insurance.

                  You can also download the registration form from the website of the Conservatoire, compile it into every part of it, and send it to the following e-mail addresses:, or
    To the participants in the workshop will be issued a certificate of attendance that can be performed for the recognition of credits.



    20 April 2012

    Paris, France



20 - 21 April 2012

Northeastern Illinois University - Dr Rose Sperrazza and Jon Bruce Yeh, Directors

Chicago, Illinois


22 April 2012 - Ohio University Clarinet Gala, Dr Rebecca Rischin, Director

Athens, Ohio

Ohio University


25 April 2012

Bergenfield, New Jersey

25 April 2012

Syracuse, New York


25 April 2012

Lima, Peru


27 - 28 April 2012

Missoula, Montana

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The Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival - University of Montana

April 27 & 28, 2012

Featured guest artists:
  • David Morgenroth

  • Clipper Anderson

  • UM Jazz Band I


The Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival is a non-competitive, educational event. High school and college jazz bands perform every 30 minutes throughout both days and receive written comments from the guest clinicians. Immediately following its performance, each band will have an opportunity to work for 30 minutes with one of the clinicians in another location.

The student ensamble recognized by the clinicians as most outstanding from each day will be given the opportuntiy to open the evening concert.

It is possible to receive a numerical rating upon request. Also, Outstanding Soloist Awards will be given to deserving soloists from the daytime performances. They will be presented during the Friday and Saturday night concert. This adds an element of excitement to the festivities and recognizes superior individual achievement without creating a competitive atmosphere.

Each group registration fee of $200 includes the adjudication, an audio tape of the performance and access to clinics and the daytime performances. Evening concert reserve tickets can be purchased separately.

The deadline for registration is April 1, 2012. To participate please fill out this registration form and return to: Lance Boyd, University of Montana School of Music, 32 Campus Drive, Music Bldg. Rm. 101, Missoula, MT 59812-7992. For further festival information call the UM Music Department at (406) 243-6880 or the UM Jazz Program at (406) 243-5071.


FRIDAY, April 27

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
College, high school and junior high school jazz band performances

1:00 pm
Clinic with Bob Sheppard

7:30 pm
featuring Bob Sheppard, Buddy DeFranco, Jazz Festival Trio, and UM Jazz Band

SATURDAY, April 28

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
College, high school and Junior high school jazz band performances

1:00 pm
Clinic with Ignacio Berroa

7:30 pm
featuring Ignacio Berroa, Buddy DeFranco, Jazz Festival Trio, and UM Jazz Band

All jazz festival events are held in the University Theatre.

Reserved tickets for the evening concerts can be purchased at the GrizTix, the UC Box Office, Adams Center ticket office or Worden’s Market. Second night discount price available. For more ticket information call 1-888-MONTANA. All seats are reserved.

For more information, see the UM website.

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28 - 29 April 2012


29 - 30 April 2012

Nuno Pinto, Director

Francisco de Vitoria, Portugal


3 May 2012

New York City at Carnegie Zankel Hall


Performance Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 6 PM

Making Music: Jörg Widmann, Clarinetist

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In addition to being one of the world’s top clarinetists, Jörg Widmann is among today’s most exciting composers. His music draws inspiration from 19th-century Romanticism, but is no mere pastiche. It instead invigorates the musical gestures and conventions we take for granted by using them in entirely new ways. On this concert, part of the Making Music series that explores composers’ works and processes, you can hear Widmann’s “volatile, energized, and expressive” (Guardian) music—and his virtuosic clarinet playing.


  • Jörg Widmann, Clarinet
  • Claron McFadden, Soprano
  • András Schiff, Piano
  • Shai Wosner, Piano
  • The Parker Quartet
    ·· Daniel Chong, Violin
    ·· Karen Kim, Violin
    ·· Jessica Bodner, Viola
    ·· Kee-Hyun Kim, Cello
  • Jeremy Geffen, Series Moderator


  • JÖRG WIDMANN Fieberphantasie
  • JÖRG WIDMANN Intermezzi
  • JÖRG WIDMANN Fünf Bruchstücke
  • JÖRG WIDMANN Versuch über die Fuge


  • Jörg Widmann

    The 2011-2012 season will see Jörg Widmann as soloist with renowned orchestras worldwide, including the National Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. His great passion being chamber music, he will collaborate with the Hagen, Arcanto, and Minguet quartets; as well as with Tabea Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit, and András Schiff. He performs at the Salzburg Festival, Salzburg Mozart Week, Schwetzingen Festival, and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.

    Mr. Widmann's work as composer is at the core of his musical activities this season. In April 2012, his work Teufel Amor was premiered by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Antonio Pappano, followed by last night's premiere of Zirkustänze performed by András Schiff at Carnegie Hall.

    Additionally, Mr. Widmann takes up the post of principal guest conductor with the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Alte Oper Frankfurt's Auftakt festival will present performances of his works by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Berliner Philharmoniker, as well as chamber music recitals that feature him as both instrumentalist and composer.

    Mr. Widmann has received numerous awards for his compositions, including the Belmont Prize for contemporary music from the Forberg-Schneider-Stiftung Foundation (1998), Schneider-Schott Music Prize (2002), Paul Hindemith Prize (2002), Encouragement Award from the Ernst von Siemens Foundation for Music (2003), Achievement Award from the Munich Opera Festival (2003), and Arnold Schönberg Prize (2004). In 2006, he received the Composition Prize from the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, as well as the Claudio Abbado Composition Prize from the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Mr. Widmann has served as composer-in-residence of the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, The Cleveland Orchestra, Cologne Philharmonic, Vienna Konzerthaus, Salzburg Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, West Cork Music Festival, and Lucerne Festival.

    Mr. Widmann's works are published exclusively by Schott Music.

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4 May 2012

Troy, Alabama

4 - 6 May 2012

Encontros com o Clarinete

Aveiro, Portugal


Sunday, 6 May 2012

Clarinet Convention - Leslie Craven, Director

Cardiff, United Kingdom

we would be pleased to see many of the old faces and welcome new friends also. For an application form email Leslie at


8 - 25 May 2012

Anat Cohen Sextet European Tour 2012


9 May 2012

11 May 2012

11 - 13 May 2012


11 - 19 May 2012



2012 Festival Musicians
Week One:

Håkan Rosengren, clarinet & Artistic Director
Jorja Fleezanis, violin
Amy Schwartz-Moretti, violin
Juan Miguel Hernandez, viola
Andrzej Bauer, cello
Peter Nagy, piano
Rick Rowley, piano

Week Two:

Håkan Rosengren, clarinet & Artistic Director
Tanja Becker-Bender, violin
Amy Schwartz-Moretti, violin
Juan Miguel Hernandez, viola
Andrzej Bauer, cello
Peter Nagy, piano
Colette Valentine, piano



Friday, May 11, 2012 at 8 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 3 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8 PM
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 8 PM
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 3 PM
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 8 PM

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The Annual May
Festival is performed in the Country Place Hotel, on the Square in historic Fayetteville. With Open Rehearsals and Pre-concert Lectures before each Concert.


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12 May 2012

White Plains, New York

St Thomas Chamber Orchestra of White Plains Concert with Soloist Stanley Drucker in Performance of Weber Clarinet Concerto #1, Op 73 - details on above website


The St. Thomas Orchestra was co-founded by Bernard Tamosaitis and Peter Arike in 2002. Among its ranks today can be counted a broad spectrum of professionals in the arts, sciences, law, finance, medicine, and business. Members in the orchestra range in age from 15 to 85 and are united by a common commitment to the pursuit of musical excellence. Over the years, we have evolved into a uniquely diverse organization of remarkable depth and it is our privilege to perform great symphonic music for our community. The power of music is to transport us outside of day-to-day concerns and into an unfettered realm of private and communal epiphany. It is our hope that the orchestra will serve as a bridge to make great symphonic music more accessible


12 May 2012

Gronigen, The Netherlands


12 May 2012


6 May 2012

Event Date: 28.05.2012
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Berlin, Germany


The Education Programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker is delighted to invite passionate amateur musicians to a unique event in the Philharmonie on our Open Day, 28 May 2012. This is your chance to change places with the Berliner Philharmoniker for a day and play along in the Berlin Music-Lovers Orchestra under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle!We’re looking for all amateur musicians between the ages of 11 and 99 who have been passionate players of an instrument for at least five years, who enjoy performing in an ensemble and have always wanted to appear on our concert platform. 
The Programme:
Philharmonic member Stanley Dodds will be taking over the rehearsals and will be conducting the “public orchestra” together with Sir Simon Rattle on the Open Day. There will be three rehearsal dates in May to prepare for the concert lasting around 40 minutes in the main auditorium of the Philharmonie. The programme consists of: 
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1 
  • Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4 
  • Grieg: Norwegian Dance Op. 35 No. 2 
  • Rossini: Tarantella from La Boutique fantasque 
  • Saint-Saëns: Bacchanal  from Samson et Dalila

The Application:
Are you ready for these pieces (or other pieces of comparable difficulty)? Then we look forward to your application. If you’ve been playing a classical orchestral instrument for at least five years and can take part in the rehearsals listed below and perform with us on the day of the concert, 28 May 2012, please submit your application to us by Thursday, 1 March 2012: 

By E-mail:

By Post:
Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker
Reference: Music-Lovers Orchestra
Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
10785 Berlin, Germany

Please include the following information on your application: age, home address, occupation, e-mail contact, instrument and musical training as well as any orchestral experience. By 19 March you’ll receive confirmation from us whether you’ve been accepted into the orchestra. 

The Rehearsals:
We’ll then immediately send you the music so that you can begin practicing for your big appearance!  

  • Sunday, 20 May 2012, 11 am – 2 pm, Philharmonie
  •  Saturday, 26 May 2012, 3 pm – 6 pm, Philharmonie 
  • Sunday, 27 May 2012, 11 am – 2 pm, Philharmonie 
  •  Monday, 28 May 2012, 3 pm, Concert in the Philharmonie


15 - 18 May 2012

  World Class Clarinetist and Teacher Gervase De Peyer Teaching Special lessons and Coachings in New York 15 - 18 May 2012.  Information below:

A wonderful opportunity to study privately with one of the great clarinetists during one of his infrequent visits to NYC.  All ages / all levels.  


15 - 26 May 2012


14 - 15 May 2012




18 May 2012

Mikilov, Poland Music Festival


Charles Neidich Soloist at Mikilov, Poland Music Festival 18 May 2012

18 - 19 May 2012


18 - 19 May 2012


18 - 20 May 2012

Tata, Hungary


19 May 2012

Los Angeles, California


19 - 23 May 2012

Murcia, Spain



Yehuda Gilad

Professor at The Colburn School of Performing Arts and Thornton School of Music - USC, USA.
Stefanos Spanopoulos


20 May 2012


22 May 2012



27 May 2012 - 3 PM

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


31 May - 1 June 2012

Helsinki, Finland

From Bernd Schille

We will be in Helsinki to show and discuss with clarinetists some new developments (still in process). For example: new wood, new materials for mechanism...

I also want to discuss with clarinetists our new “ Mozart Clarinet”.
This is not a Basset clarinet in the common sense, but a completely new instrument development, specific for the performance of the Mozart clarinet concerto : a fusion of original aspects from the times of Stadler with the requirements of contemporary clarinetists (intonation, playing comfort, concert hall acoustics...)

If you are interested to see these developments and to participate in the discussion about
the Mozart clarinet, please contact me.

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