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NEWSLETTER - April - May 2013

Andreas Ottensamer Zurich Concert - 16 June 2013

Neidich Clarinet Seminar - Japan - 31 July - 11 August 2013

Carbonare Clarinet Seminar - Italy - 29 May 2013

Helsinki Clarinet Festival - 25 - 26 May 2013

Luis Rossi Master Classes - Colon - 24 - 26 May 2013

Sabine Grofmeier Soloist with Kurpfalsche Kammerorchester - Germany - 8 June 2013

Master Class Courses with VIP Ludmila Peterkova

Domanzlice, Czech Republic - 17 - 25 August 2013

VIP Alessandro Carbonare Recital - 21 May 2013 - Japan

Rocco Parisi Master Classes - Italy - 10 June 2013

Richard Nunemaker performs Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto in Houston, Texas - 19 may 2013

Julia Heinen and Dmitri Rachmananoff Recital in Paris - 2 June 2013

Mark Nuccio Copland Concerto Soloist with NY Philharmonic - 31 May - 1 June 2013

Arianne Beyer to perform with The US Navy Band as Concerto winner at the Bowie Performing Arts Center 11 May 2013

International Clarinet Academy - Italy - 2013 - 2014

St Thomas Orchestra in White Plains, NY with Soloists Stanley and naomi Drucker - 18 May 2013

Mother's Day Chamber Concert with Ricardo Morales and Philadelphia Orchestra members - 12 May 2013

Mozart Piccolo Taranto, Italy Master Class - 5 - 6 June 2013

Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima Master Classes - Dominican Republic - 29 May - 1 June 2013

Tadayoshi Takeda Clarinet Master Class - Thu, May 9, 2013 - 6:00 pm - Pick-Staiger Concert Hall - A Buffet-Crampon artist and Kunitachi Col

Buffet Clarinet Quartet Showing at New Showroom - 27 April 2013

Sabine Grofmeier Recital in Berlin - 26 April 2013

Clarinet Quator Vendome at Vandoren and Buffet Studios in New York - 26 - 27 April 2013

Master Classes with Clarinetist Jose Maria Santandreau - 25 May 2013 in Canary Islands

Karl Leister Master Classes - Berlin - 8 - 9 June 2013

Charles West Master Class - 13 April 2013 - St Louis, Missouri

Ansmyth Clarinet Exhibition - Paris, France - 20 April 2-13

Wenzel Fuchs Master Classes at Arigon Conservatory Spain - 15 - 16 April 2013

Master Class 13 April 2013 - France

Millersville Single Reed Symposium - 12 April 2013

Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival - University of Montana - 26 - 27 April 2013

Mark Nuccio UNT Residency - April 2013

Mark Nuccio - Soloist with UNT Wind Symphony - 11 April 2013

ClarEssentials - University of North Texas - 13 - 15 June 2013

South Florida University Clarinet Festival - Miami - 12 - 13 April 2013

Larry Combs and Anthony McGill - Chicago - 7 April 2013

Cardiff Clarinet Convention - 5 May 2013

Clarinet Academy of USA - 10 - 14 June 2013

2nd California Clarinet Day - 11 May 2013

Clarinet Course - 17 - 19 may 2013 - Spain

Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium - 13 - 15 June 2013

ClarinetFest 13 - Assisi, Italy 0 August 2013

Clarinetopia 13 - Michigan State University - June 2013

Lucerne Festival Academy - 17 August - 9 September 2013

Claramania - Wroclaw, Poland - April 2013

9th Mercadante Clarinet Competition - 17 - 20 October 2013, Noci (Bari) Italy

Music Academy of the West - Santa Barbara, California - 15 June - 10 August 2013

Chicago Clarinet Ensemble with Jorge Montillo - 20 April 2013

MPulse Clarinet Institute at University of Michigan - 30 June - 13 July 2013

16th ClariFest - University of Nebraska - 10 April 2013

Master Class - 2 - 6 July 2013 - Italy

Great Falls Montana Clarinet Day - 18 May 2-13

Jan Jakub Bokun Master Class - 5 April 2013

Buffet Clarinet Academy - 15 - 20 July 2013

Arbonelli Clarinet Master Class - 20 - 21 April 2013 - Italy

Clarinet Summer School Academy - Hope University, Liverpool, UK - 19 - 22 July 2013

Clarinet Summer School with Celeste Zewald - Hanz, Netherlands - 31 July - 2 August 2013

Buffet Master Class with Concertabau Clarinetists in Amsterdam - 20 - 21 June 2013

Mika and Richard Stoltzman New genre Concert at Weill Recital Hall - New York - 30 May 2013

ChamberFest Cleveland with Franklin and Diana Cohen - 20 - 30 June 2013



A Worthy Recording Project featuring Obscure and Unknown works for Clarinet


The Forgotten Clarinet is a recording project of esoteric French music for clarinet and piano performed by David Gould and Taka Kigawa

  •  Launched: Apr 24, 2013
  •  Funding ends: May 8, 2013

The Forgotten Clarinet is my first foray into recording music for clarinet and piano. Rather than go out and make another recording of Poulenc, St. Saens, or Debussy, I would like to share great French music for the clarinet that rarely gets played. These works are not even part of the college recital circuit. They are in most cases truly forgotten works.

I grew up in a family that had a great affinity for the past. My father’s business and passion had us collecting and repairing old cars and the ephemera from a bygone era. We had the thrill of the hunt instilled in us at swap meets, searching for the rare fuel pump, or hunting for the promo clock from a long gone tire maker. This instilled in me, the musician, the desire to find musical treasures heretofore lost or undiscovered. I would search in an old teacher’s library, or at music stores, library sales, or even at garage sales for sheet music of neglected gems. Over the past 20 years I have found works that fit the bill, and have had the pleasure to perform many of them.

So what are these pieces already? 

Rene de Boisdeffre (1838-1906) 3 pieces for clarinet and piano, Henri Busser (1872-1973) a concert piece called Cantegril, Paul Jeanjean edited and added and piano part to a Rose (after Ferling) etude, Paul Ladmirault (1877-1944) wrote a Sonata, Francis Bousquet (1890-1942) wrote a Solo de Concours (that was not used at the Paris Conservatory), Marc Delmas (1885-1931) the Fantasie Itallienne, Andre Petiot (1886-1973) wrote an accompaniment for another Rose (after Ferling) etude, Marcel Mirouze (1906-1957) had a Humouresque, Gaston Litaize (1909-1991) wrote the Recitatif et theme varie, and Raymond Gallois Montbrun (1918-1994) wrote the most popular piece of this recording project, the Concertstucke in 1948.

Why French music you may ask? There are many ways to answer, first is that the clarinet is a French instrument, and has been heralded by 250 years of French composers that have pushed the clarinetist’s abilities, through contest pieces and the like. Next, I studied in Paris, France for 3 years and developed a love for the culture and the music. Finally, I am convinced that the music I am recording will enrich, or more appropriately, “re-enrich” a repertoire for clarinet and piano steeped in the long French legacy. The last is most important, these pieces, which contribute greatly to the French affection for the clarinet, should not remain forgotten.

The money raised in this Kickstarter campaign will help fund the recording, mixing, mastering and production of the CD’s. The recording will take place at Kean University’s Enlow Recital Hall with Bove Audio recording, mixing, and mastering in early May 2013.

Risks and challengesLearn about accountability on Kickstarter


The biggest challenge with this project will be in post production. I have already booked the recital hall and engineer. My producer has arranged all of his travel plans. Taka and I have performed this repertoire already twice and have been rehearsing regularly since. The only delays could come with editing and production, but I have arranged things so that August and September will be devoted to finishing the project. I then plan on replication of the discs for early October. This timeline should make the finished product easily deliverable by December 2013.



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VIP Anat Cohen Tour

3 - 30 April 2013

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Anat on Tour:

Hello Good People
Glad to be.
It's April already and lots of fun stuff is coming up,  including:

4/3/13 - 4/7/13 |  Teaching in a Choro workshop for classical and jazz musicians
04/06/13 | Port Townsend, WA| Wheeler Theater (Centrum) |7:30|*Choro concert 
*concert with faculty Dudu Maia, Jovino Santos Neto, Henrique Neto and Alexandre Lora.
04/18/13  |  St. Louis, MO  |  Jazz at The Bistro | 7:30 & 9:30 | With Matt Wilson!
always great to share the stage with the amazing Matt Wilson! this will be a quartet show.
04/19/13  |  Albuquerque, NM  |  Outpost | 7:30 & 9:30 |  Anat Cohen Quartet*
04/20/13  |  Albuquerque, NM  |  Outpost  | 7:30 & 9:30 |  Anat Cohen Quartet*
04/22/13  |  Santa Cruz, CA  | Kuumbwa Jazz Center | 7:00 |Anat Cohen Quartet*
*with Jason Lindner on Piano, Joe Martin on Bass & Daniel Freedman on Drums
04/24/13  |  Cleveland, OH  | * Metro Campus Auditorium / Tri-C Jazzfest,| 7:00 |
*Guest with the Rimon Jazz Institute Ensemble & Tri-C Jazz Studies Workshop Ensemble
04/30/13  |  Istanbul, Turkey  |  INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY @ Hagia Irene *April 30th is International Jazz Day! excited to be a part of an All-Star Event in Istanbul
– to be streamed live worldwide.

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4 April 2013


Vandoren Artist Studio, 250 W 54th St - Michael Wayne, Solo Clarinetist in the Boston Symphony Master Class - 10 am

VIP David Gould, Director

New York City


5 April 2013


6 April 2013

Des Moines,Iowa

For just one day...
...some of the finest clarinetists in the country will come to perform, teach, and meet with musicians right here in Iowa. This is the perfect chance to hear some beautiful music, improve your playing, and get to know clarinetists from all over the region.
What goes on?
There will be masterclasses on how to improve your solo and ensemble performance, concerts by regionally- and nationally-known clarinetists, and a final performance by Burt Hara, Principal Clarinet of the Minnesota Orchestra. There will also be vendors including Vandoren and Buffet Group USA featuring their equipment for you to try out. Lots of exciting things for clarinetists of any level! Be sure to register now for this exciting day! And don't forget to get your shirt. All events will take place at Drake University in Des Moines.
Need directions?


7 April 2013

Chicago, Illinois



    CCM is looking forward to celebrating you at our 2013 Gala, Combs and McGill: Passport to Chamber Music.

    Don’t forget to get your tickets, and re-post this to let friends know about the incredible evening we have planned!


8 - 12 April 2013

Rasaay, Scotland





Rasaay Bassoon and Bass Clarinet Course - Sarah Watts, Director

Complete information on the above website

9 - 13 April 2013

VIP Mark Nuccio Residency and Concerts at University of North Texas - VIP Kimberly Cole-Leuvano, Director

Denton, Texas


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

University of Nebraska ClariFest - VIP Dr. Diane Barger, Director

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Clarifest Schedule

(coming soon)



Students interested in playing in the master classes should have permission from their private teacher or band director. Be sure to fill in the necessary information on the registration form and send your materials in early to be given first consideration.


Nebraska high school students are welcome to join us for a session on the new Nebraska All State etudes! There will be a session for bass clarinetists and one for B-flat soprano clarinetists. Clinicians include Diane Barger and Cynthia Nichols for the soprano clarinet etudes and UNL Hixson-Lied Fellow, Richard Viglucci, for the bass clarinet etudes.


Teachers and/or parents will be responsible for chaperoning their own students who wish to find hotel accommodations. You are responsible for the cost dinner. There are several eating establishments within walking distance. The registration fee will provide a boxed lunch for all participants. If you have any dietary requests (i.e.: vegetarian, vegan), please notify us.

For more information about Midwest ClariFest contact Dr. Diane Barger at


16th Annual Midwest Clarifest

Hosted by Dr. Diane Barger, UNL Professor of Clarinet.
Featuring guest artist
Dr. Suzanne Tirk, Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Oklahoma. And special guests: David Kamran and Richard Viglucci, Hixson-Lied Fellows at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln


All clarinetists of middle school through college age are invited to participate. Clarinetists and band directors who teach privately or in the public schools are welcome to participate along with their students.


The School of Music, located on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus, is sponsoring all activities. All activities will take place in the Kimball Recital Hall, 11th & R Streets on the UNL Campus.


$10 (includes boxed lunch), payable by check only to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.



Dr. Diane Barger is Hixson-Lied Professor of Clarinet and member of the Moran Woodwind Quintet at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is principalclarinet of Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and is an active member of the International Clarinet Association (ICA) serving as Artistic Director for the 2012ICA ClarinetFest® in Lincoln, Nebraska and as an officer (Nebraska State Chair,2010-present and Past-Treasurer, 2000-2010). An active soloist, chamber musician, and master class clinician throughout the United States and abroad, Barger has been featured at numerous ICA ClarinetFests®, national clarinet symposiums, and College Music Society conferences. In addition to her work asa collegiate educator, Barger actively works with pre-college clarinetists and isinvolved in mentoring her cadre of clarinet instructors at Cornerstone Academy of Clarinet where she serves as Founder and Professor of Clarinet. Her primary clarinet teachers were Frank Kowalsky and Robert Marcellus. Barger is a BuffetGroup USA Artist/Clinician..


Dr. Suzanne Tirk is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Okla-homa, member of the Oklahoma Wind Quintet, and Director of the University ofOklahoma Clarinet Symposium. A dynamic performer and teacher, Dr. Tirk hastaught at several universities including Wichita State, Bemidji State, Lawrence University, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Montana State. During her tenure at Wichita State University, she performed with the Lieurance Wind Quintet, and was Principal Clarinet with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. She can be heard on the Lieurance Wind Quintet recording, Music from the Americas, released by Summit Records in 2011. Dr. Tirk has established a national and international reputation with numerous performances and master classes, throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, Kazakhstan, China, Australia, Panama, and Great Britain. She holds degrees from Lawrence University and Michigan State University. Her teachers have included Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Charles Neidich, Theodore Oien, Colin Lawson, and Fan Lei.


12 April 2013

Millersville, Pennsylvania


12 - 13 April 2013

University of South Florida

Miami, Florida

Calvin Falwell, Director

The 2013 South Florida Clarinet Fest will be held on April 12-13, 2013 on the campus of the University of South Florida. The festival will feature International Guest Artists José Garcia Taborda, Professor of Clarinet at Bellas Artes Artes Medell ín, and José Gómez, Professor of Clarinet at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Other guest artists include Dr. Philip O. Paglialonga of Bethune-Cookman University, Stacey McColley of Florida Southern College, Laura Stephenson of the Sarasota Orchestra, and Kristen McKeon of Rico Reeds. Featured vendors include Rico Reeds, Selmer Paris Clarinets, and Buffet Clarinets.


Friday, April 12

Masterclass I
4:30pm-6:30pm, Barness Recital Hall and MUS 140
Free Event

Guest Artist Recital I
7:30pm-9:30pm, Barness Recital Hall
Advance Ticket Purchase: $8 students/seniors; $12 adults
Day of Performance: $10 students/seniors; $15 adults


Saturday, April 13

Masterclass II
9:00am-11:00am, Barness Recital Hall and MUS 140
Free Event

Guest Artist Recital II
2:00pm-4:00pm, Barness Recital Hall
Advance Ticket Purchase: $8 students/seniors; $12 adults
Day of Performance: $10 students/seniors; $15 adults


13 April 2013

Caux Valles de Seine, France


13 April 2013

St Louis, Missouri


15 - 16  April 2013

Master Classes with VIP Wenzel Fuchs of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Aragon Superiur Conservatory - Spain

Vía Hispanidad, n.º 22 - 50009 Zaragoza  
Tfno: 976 71 69 80   Fax: 976 71 69 81

20 April 2013

Paris, France


20 April 2013

Northeastern University

Chicago, Illinois

VIP Rose Sperrazza, Artistic Director,  VIP John Bruce Yeh, Ensemble Director

 Venezuelan Virtuosity

The Chicago Clarinet Ensemble embraces the music of Latin America with Venezuelan clarinet virtuoso and WKA Artist VIP Jorge Montilla, one of the finest musicians ever produced by Venezuela’s “El Sistema.” Join us to be transported to Latin America via the syncopations and characteristic rhythms of the culture. No plane ticket necessary. A Vandoren-sponsored reception to follow.

Saturday, April 20th, 2013. NEIU Recital Hall, 5500 N Saint Louis Avenue
General Admission: $15; Students: $10; NEIU Students: Free

MASTER CLASS with Jorge Montilla
Saturday, April 20th, 2013
10:00 am, Recital


20 - 21 April 2013

Guido Arbonelli Master Class

Serra San Bruno (VV), Italy


23 - 27 April 2013

Wroclaw, Poland


26 April 2013

Berlin, Germany



26 - 27 April 2013

New York City at the Vandoren and Buffet Group USA Studios and New Showroom


The 2013 Masterclass Series - Quatuor Vendôme

Presented by Vandoren, Buffet Group USA, Spedidam 

Quatuor Vendôme - Masterclass

(Solo works and orchestral repertoire)

Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 4:00-7:00pm
At Shetler Studios
244 w. 54th St. Penthouse 1 (Elevator to the 12th floor, through hallway, up 1 flight of stairs)Reception to follow

Free concert with special guests (April 26th, 7 pm)
Dimenna Center
450 W 37th St  New York, NY 10018 - (212) 594-6100

Meet Quatuor Vendôme (April 27th, 10:30-5pm)
Buffet Group USA Showroom
153 W. 36th St 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018

About Quatuor Vendôme:

2002, united by their friendship and a passion for chamber music, these four soloists and holders of numerous international prizes, decided to form a group dedicated to all types of music.   Passionate about the opportunity to play different repertoires, the Quartet perform new interpretations and also encourage the creation of contemporary works, by finding and commissioning original pieces by today’s composers. 

The group have been dedicated pieces by Thierry Escaich, Bruno Mantovani, Karol Beffa and Guillaume Connesson, and are due to record them in 2012.  During the concert, the musicians take turns to play various clarinets, giving each Quartet member time to engage with the audience.

Read more here:


26 - 27 April 2013

University of Montana at Missoula

2013 Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival
Great Music: Spectacular Jazz Education
The University of Montana College of Visual and Performing Arts in conjunction with the School of Music is proud to announce the 2013 edition of the UM/Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival which will occur on April 26-29, 2013. The emphasis of this instrumental and vocal jazz festival is on education, improvisation and the jazz language.
This year’s Festival Artists will include Steve Roach (trumpet), Chris Smith (drum set), Michael Kocour (piano), Paul McKee (trombone) and Montana’s own Clipper Anderson (bass). On both evenings, experience a spectacular musical event with the High School Best Section Big Band (new to 2013) and outstanding soloists from the daytime events along with more musical artistry.
The Festival also supports other jazz performances throughout the week through Jazzoula; a special ‘After Hours’ session with the festival guest artists and local greats.
The fun and learning continues throughout each day with clinics, ensemble critiques, workshops, open rehearsals and master classes with guest artists, local musicians and faculty from the   University of Montana.
The UM/Buddy DeFranco Festival promises to be an exciting opportunity to learn more about the language of jazz and a great weekend of music and jazz education.
Visiting Guest Artists


Clipper Anderson, Seattle, WA (bass)
Steve Roach, Sacramento State (trumpet)
Michael Kocour, Arizona State University (piano)
Chris Smith, UNC (drum set)
Paul McKee, Florida Sate University (trombone)
And more…
For more information & questions please contact Rob Tapper (406) 243-5071


27 April 2013

New Buffet Group New York Showroom

153 W 36th St - 4th Floor

New York City


5 May 2013

Cardiff University Clarinet Convention - VIP Leslie Craven, Director

Cardiff, New South Wales UK



6 May 2013

VIP Andreas Ottensamer Concert at the Berlin Yellow Lounge - prelude to New DGG Portraits CD Release

Berlin, Germany


9 May 2013

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Tadayoshi Takeda Clarinet Master Class

When: Thu, May 9, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Where: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

A Buffet-Crampon artist and Kunitachi College of Music professor, Takeda coaches talented Bienen School clarinet students and

performs works by Debussy and Poulenc.

Gerald Finzi, 5 Bagatelles for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 23

Carl Maria von Weber, Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor

Charles-Marie Widor, Introduction and Rondo, Op. 72

Claude Debussy, Premiere Rhapsodie

Johannes Brahms, Sonata No. 2 in E-flat


Admission is free.

11 May 2013

Arianna Beyer, Winner of The United States Navy Band High School Concerto Competition in Washington, D.C. to perform at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts

Bowie, Maryland

               Mount Dora resident Arianna Beyer, a clarinetist who commutes two hours a day to attend a top-flight arts school in Jacksonville, is due to perform Saturday with the U.S. Navy Band. She won the honor to be the featured soloist at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts in Bowie, Md., for winning the Navy Band High School Concerto Competition in Washington, D.C.

               Beyer, 18, started her musical studies at Eustis Middle and attended Tavares High for two years. The daughter of Jim and Denise Beyer is a senior instrumental major at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. It has been recognized as the No. 1 high-school music program in the country by the Grammy Foundation.

               "I'm really excited about it," said Beyer, who will perform Weber's Concerto No. 2, third movement. "Just to be selected as a finalist is really, really huge."



11 May 2013

Valley Glen, California


12 May 2013

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A Chamber Music Mother's Day Concert with Clarinetist Ricardo Morales

Ricardo Morales with his wife, violinist, Amy Oshiro-Morales


On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12th at 3 PM, join members of the

 Philadelphia Orchestra and special guest artists in the Perelman

 Theater for a chamber music concert. This intimate setting gives the

 audience an opportunity to experience the orchestra's musicians as

 individuals, as they display their virtuosity, with their unique talents

 and musical personalities shining through.

Performers and the clarinet-filled program is listed below:

Holly Blake Bassoon
Barbara Govatos Violin
John Koen Cello
Rachel Ku Viola
Jeffrey Lang Horn
Ricardo Morales Clarinet
Amy Oshiro-Morales Violin
Harold Robinson Double Bass

Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
Gould Benny's Gig, eight duets for clarinet and double bass
 Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20

For more information and tickets, visit the Philadelphia Orchestra website.


16 May 2013

Gressen, Bolognia


16 - 18 May 2013


17 - 19 May 2013



18 May 2013

White Plains, New York


18 May 2013

Great Falls, Montana


May 18 2013

Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker Soloist performing Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto Op 74

Houston, Texas

21 May 2013

VIP Alessandro Carbonare Recital



May 24 - 26 2013


May 25 2013

Master Classes with Jose Maria Santandreau

Jose Salina de Bata, Canary Islands


May 25 - 26, 2013

Suomalatnen Klarinettiyhtye

Helsinki, Finland

















29 May 2013

VIP Alessandro Carbonare Seminar

Matera, Italy


May 29 - 1 June 2013

Clarinetisimo - Conservatory at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



May 30 2013

Weill Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City


May 30 - June 9 2013

Odense, Denmark


Become a fan of
Carl Nielsen
Music Competition & Festival

The Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition

Since its first edition in 1997, the competition has been held every four years.

Next competition:

The 5th Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition

May 30 - June 9, 2013
Odense, Denmark

Programme for the competition will be available on this website approx October 1, 2012.

The competition is open to clarinettists of all nationalistes under 30 years of age, i.e. born no earlier than May 30 1983.

Sign up on the CONTACT page to be notified when there is news about this competition.






31 May - 1 June 2013

New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with VIP Mark Nuccio, Soloist - Copland Clarinet Concerto
Location: Avery Fisher Hall  (Directions)
Price Range: $30.00 - $140.00
Fri, May, 31, 2013
11:00 AM
Sat, Jun, 1, 2013
8:00 PM
Wynton Marsalis

Program To Include

   (Click the red play button to listen)
Tahiti Trot
Clarinet Concerto
Swing Symphony (Symphony No. 3)


Mark Nuccio joined the New York Philharmonic in 1999 as Associate Principal and Solo E-flat Clarinet. He previously held positions with orchestras in Pittsburgh, Denver, Savannah, and Florida. He has worked with distinguished conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Erich Leinsdorf, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, André Previn, Christoph von Dohnányi, and Gustavo Dudamel. Additionally, Mr. Nuccio has toured with both the New York Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to numerous countries, recorded with both orchestras, and performed with the Philharmonic on the award-winning series, Live From Lincoln Center, broadcast on PBS. A recent New York Philharmonic tour included a historic visit to North Korea — an event watched around the world.

An active solo and chamber musician, Mark Nuccio has been the featured performer with several orchestras in the United States and on numerous occasions at the International Clarinet Association conventions. He made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2001, his Japan recital debut in 2002, and he now regularly performs in recital in the Far East and Europe, as well as across the U.S. In New York, he often can be heard at Merkin Concert Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. Nuccio is also a member of the Philharmonic Quintet of New York (PQNY) — a group of five woodwind players from the New York Philharmonic. Since its inception, in 2001, the PQNY has performed across the globe. During summers, Mr. Nuccio performs chamber music at the Strings in the Mountain Music Festival in Steamboat, Colorado.

As a studio musician, Mr. Nuccio is featured on several movie soundtracks, including Failure to Launch, The Last Holiday, The Rookie, The Score, Intolerable Cruelty, Alamo, Pooh’s Heffalump, Hitch, The Manchurian Candidate, and numerous television commercials. He also performed on the Late Show with David Letterman as well as on the 2003 Grammy Awards.

In November 2006, Mr. Nuccio’s first CD, Opening Night,featuring the clarinet quintets of Mozart and Brahms, was released, and is available at as well as on iTunes and

A Colorado native, Mark Nuccio holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with the renowned pedagogue Robert Marcellus. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

Beyond his active performing schedule, Mr. Nuccio is committed to training the next generation of musicians. He currently serves on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and teaches master classes in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Nuccio is a Rico advising artist and clinician as well as an artist/clinician for Buffet Crampon, and performs exclusively on Buffet clarinets.


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