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April 2019 Newsletter



Establisment of the  Martin Fröst Foundation·Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The launch of the foundation will take place at the Stockholm Concert Hall on April 23, where Fröst will give a concert together with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Adolf Fredrik’s Girls’ Choir.



The renowned clarinetist Martin Fröst launches the Martin Fröst Foundation this spring in his homeland Sweden, followed by launches in Beijing, Paris, New York and London later in 2019. The purpose of the foundation is to give children and young people from all over the world the opportunity to receive music education, enable access to instruments and develop the classical concert form for future generations.

The main sponsor of the foundation is Buffet Crampon, the world’s largest manufacturer of wind instruments and leader in professional clarinets. Buffet Crampon will donate instruments to the foundation and provide vital financial support. The launch of the foundation took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall on April 23, where Fröst will gave a concert together with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Adolf Fredrik’s Girls’ Choir.

The foundation will provide resources that can improve and enable children’s and young people’s access to music education and instruments, with a particular focus on regions where cultural resources exist, but financial means are lacking. Buffet Crampon will donate 2 euros to the Martin Fröst Foundation for each student clarinet sold. In addition, the foundation’s purpose will be to support the development of the classical concert form – something that Fröst constantly strives to explore through his critically acclaimed projects. Partner Buffet Crampon will assist in providing funds to people and organizations aiming to open new doors and influence the development of classical music for future audiences.

“Because of recent developments in my life, I took some important personal decisions and also made some crucial artistic choices. The most important of these was to start the foundation. I am so happy that we are finally making this happen and for the great and generous support by Buffet Crampon.” says Martin Fröst.

“We are honored and enthusiastic to associate the name of Buffet Crampon to this humanitarian project. We have been very closed of musicians all over the world since almost 200 years and are very proud with this partnership to help artistic creation and talent of young musicians.” says Jérôme Perrod, CEO of Buffet Crampon Group.

Martin Fröst will be supported by a board including Hermann Stefánsson, professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and Peter Norman, Swedish economist and former Minister for Financial Markets in the Swedish Government. The Artistic Advisory Board will be chaired by Yehuda Gilad, founder and professor of clarinet at the Colburn Conservatory and professor at USC, and will be assisted by the great clarinetists and teachers Antonio Saiote and Keith Lipson, who will also join the artistic committee for the foundation.


Martin Fröst is widely recognised as an artist who constantly seeks new ways to shape, challenge and rebuild the classical music arena and, together with Miles Davis, the only wind soloist to have received one of the world’s highest music honours; the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. The prestigious list of previous recipients includes Leonard Bernstein, Igor Stravinsky, Birgit Nilson and Daniel Barenboim.

The New York Times has described Fröst as an artist who possesses “a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any other clarinettist – perhaps any instrumentalist, in my memory”.
As a soloist and conductor, Fröst has performed with some of the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Munich Philharmonic, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie and other important ensembles.



The Buffet Crampon group is a wind instrument manufacturer that has its registered offices in Mantes-la-Ville, France. Number two worldwide, and European leader in its sector, with a turnover of almost 100 million Euros and an international export rate of approx. 95% of its production, the group counts almost 900 associates from 12 different nationalities.

With its eleven brands: Buffet Crampon, Besson, Antoine Courtois, J. Keilwerth, W. Schreiber, B&S, Hans Hoyer, Melton Meinl Weston, Powell, Rigoutat Paris & Scherzer, the group is active in the segment of woodwind (clarinets, bass clarinets, oboes, bassoons, saxophones, flutes) and brass (trumpets, horns, flugelhorns, trombones, altos, baritones, euphoniums, tubas, saxhorns) instruments. Buffet Crampon’s professional clarinets, oboes and bassoons are manufactured in a grand tradition of French lutherie, in the historic location of Mantes-la-Ville, France. The brass instruments are manufactured in Markneukirchen, a German city with a strong tradition of musical instruments.


2 April 2019

Julian Bliss Master Class at Rowen University - Dr Rie Suzuki, Host

New Jersey

2 - 3 April 2019

Roeland Hendrikx Master Class

5 April 2019

Tschaikovky International Competition Application Extension Deadline 5 April

Moscow and St Petersburg, Russia

5 April 2019

VIP and Renowned Soloist and Professor at the Musikhochule Luebeck Sabine Meyer Soloist performing Weber Clarinet Concerto with the Orquesta de Valencia

Valencia, Spain

Sabine Meyer y el Coro Nacional de España, invitados de la Orquesta de Valencia para interpretar Weber y Mendelssohn

El próximo 5 de abril, la Orquesta de Valencia ha preparado un programa centrado en Weber y Mendelssohn para el público del Palau de la Música de Valencia. Para llevarlo a cabo, contará una vez más con su director titular, Ramón Tebar, al frente, así como de dos grandes invitados: el Coro Nacional de España cantará en El sueño de una noche de verano de Mendelssohn, mientras que la clarinetista alemana Sabine Meyer hará lo propio en el Concierto para clarinete nº1 de Weber, sin duda su gran especialidad y por la que se dió a conocer en todo el mundo. Además se escucharán la Obertura de Oberon, también de Weber, y el Arreglo para orquesta del Scherzo del Octeto de Mendelssohn.


6 April 2019

6 - 7 April 2019

Simone Nicoletta Master Class

S Maria Maddalena, Romania

7 April 2019

New York Philharmonic Ensemble Concert at Merkin Hall with VIP Pascual Martinez-Forteza performing Stravinsky's L'Histore du Soldat

New York City

Single Tickets $36 Buy Tickets

Up Close and Personal

An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event.


PIAZZOLLA  -  Three tangos
Anna Rabinova, violin; Satoshi Okamoto, bass    

BEETHOVEN  -  String Quartet No. 2
Soohyun Kwon, Jin Suk Yu, violins; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Alexei Yupanqui Gonzales, cello      

STRAVINSKY  -  L'Histoire du soldat
Yulia Ziskel, violin; Timothy Cobb, bass; Pascual Martínez Forteza, clarinet; Judith LeClair, bassoon; 
Christopher Martin, trumpet; Joseph Alessi, trombone; Markus Rhoten, percussion

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7 April 2019

American Chamber Ensemble Concert honoring Women Composers - Hofstra University

Hempstead, Long Island, New York

American Chamber Ensemble Presents Celebrating Women Composers – From the 19th Century till Today
April 7 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY

The American Chamber Ensemble, celebrating its 53rd Anniversary, will present Celebrating Women Composers – From the 19th Century till Today on Sunday, April 7 at 3 PM at Hofstra University's Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue in Hempstead, NY. This is presented by the University’s Music Department.
Celebrating the remarkable contributions of women to the art of composition, selections for this concert will be Germaine Tailleferre’s Calme et Sans Lenteur for violin, cello and piano, songs by Nadia Boulanger (seen below with her sister and fellow composer Lili), as well as her Three Pieces for Cello and Piano, Rebecca Clarke’s Tiger, Tiger for soprano and piano and her Two Pieces for Violin and Cello, Libby Larsen’s Songs Without Words for clarinet and piano, two songs from Joelle Wallach’s Meow Mix for soprano and piano, Lili Boulanger’s Cortege and Nocturne for violin and piano and Amy Beach’s Ah, Love But a Day for soprano, violin and piano and her Trio for violin, cello and piano.

Composer Joelle Wallach will speak about each composer and their music, as well as her own work.
Performers will be ACE members, pianist Marilyn Lehman, soprano Tammy Hensrud, violinists Eriko Sato and Deborah Wong, and cellist Chris Finckel. Special guest will be Hofstra ACE Award recipient, clarinetist Julianna Pierdomenico.

Tickets at Hofstra University Box Office - $20 general admission; $15 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Children are free with a paying adult. For ticket information, call 516-463-6644 or visit
ACE’s concert season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by private contributions.
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10 April 2019

Chicago Symphony Free Chamber Concert (Orchestra on Strike)

A VERY SPECIAL PROGRAM Wednesday 4/10/19 at 730pm BE THERE!!

Handel: Sonata in B- flat major HWV 357
William Welter, Oboe
Dennis Michel, Bassoon

Mio Nakamura, Piano

Brahms: Sonata in f minor, Op. 120, No. 1
John Bruce Yeh, Clarinet
Mio Nakamura, Piano

Mozart: Quintet in E-flat, K452
William Welter, Oboe
John Bruce Yeh, Clarinets
Dennis Michel, Bassoon
Daniel Gingrich, Horn
Mio Nakamura, Piano

#standbyyourorchestra #CSOMusicians


10 - 21 July 2019

Aria International Summer Academy - Mihai Tetel, Director - Clarinet Boot Camp Session

South Hadley, Massachussetts

Application Deadline

April 3, 2019



11 April 2019

VIP Timothy Phillips Master Class at Southeast New Mexico Clarinet Day

14 April 2019

Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker Performs Gottschault 'Hacksaw' for Bass Clarinet and Winds with the Louisville Wind Ensemble

Louisville, Kentucky


Invitation for Students to enroll at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music - Application Deadline: 15 April 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

Applications to the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music are now accepted. Deadline is April 15, 2019.
For full information about the application process and to read more about our school and its activities click here:

4 - 14 April 2019

Samnium International Competition

Benevento, Italy


5 - 7 April 2019

II Encontro de Clarinete at the University De Evora


6 April 2019

Long Island University (LIU) Clarinet Fest

Brookville, New York

LIU Post Clarinet Fest 2019

Save this date – April 6, 2019 – and join us for The LIU Post Clarinet Fest 2019 presented by the College of Communications, Arts and Design and the LIU Post Department of Music.

    Event Details

  • Date: April 6th, 2019
  • Time: 9 am to 8 pm
  • Location: Hillwood Commons, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd. Brookville NY
  • Cost: FREE!!

    Experience an Entire Day of Clarinet!

  • Masterclasses and concert with Daniel Gilbert, Associate Clarinet Professor at University of Michigan and former second clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra
  • Jazz Clarinet Workshop with Jazz Clarinetist Anat Cohen and LIU Jazz Professor and clarinetist, Jeff Lederer
  • Clarinet Choir Reading Sessions and Concert with LIU Clarinet Professor, Levana Cohen
  • Body Alignment Workshop with renowned Restorative Exercise Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer specialist, Christine Altman
  • Vendor Fair with the latest in clarinet equipment

Festival Artists

For more information email us at or call 516-299-2474.

LIU Post Department of Music
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548
(516) 299-2474 (Voice)
(516) 299-2884 (Fax)
E-mail: po





6 April 2019

4th Annnual Southeastern Louisiana University Single Reed Day



6 April 2019

Colorado State University Outreach Clarinet Day

Colorado Springs, Colorado

6 April 2019

VIP Simon Reitmaier Master Class

Kulmbach, Germany

6 April 2019

MTSU Clarinet Choir Day

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

6 - 7 April 2019

Stage Klezmer at the Conservatoire Russe Rachmaninov

Paris, France

7 April 2019

British Clarinet Ensemble Play Day - Charles Hine, Director

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

11 - 14 April 2019

1st Ibero-American Clarinet Competition

Piava, Portugal

12 - 13 April 2019

University of Oregon Clarinet Symposium and Competition - VIP Wonkak Kim, Director

Portland, Oregon

13 April 2019

Southern Mississippi University Clarinet Day

13 - 14 April 2019

Chamber Music Boston Concerts - with James Buswell (Violin) - VIP's Jonathan Cohler and Rasa Vitkauskaite, Directors


Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 PM
Plymouth Public Library Bongiovanni Music Program
Fehlow Room, 132 South St, Plymouth, MA 02360

Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 PM
Brookline Library Music Association Concert
Hunneman Hall, 361 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445



Violinist, conductor, recording artist, and educator James Buswell has always chosen to cultivate the art of music while playing many roles. As a violin virtuoso, he first burst on to the New York music scene as the youngest ever soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of seven. His mature solo career commenced in 1963 and has included performances of more than one hundred violin concerti on five continents with major orchestras. A prolific Grammy-nominated recording artist, Mr. Buswell taught at New England Conservatory for 27 years and is currently on the faculty of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Jonathan Cohler is recognized throughout the world as “an absolute master of the clarinet”. Through his performances around the world and on record, he has thrilled an ever widening audience with his incredible musicianship and total technical command. His many recordings have received resounding accolades and awards from magazines, radio stations and record guides worldwide. His technical feats have been hailed as "superhuman" and Fanfare Magazine has placed him in the pantheon of legendary musicians: "one thinks of Dinu Lipatti." He is Professor of Clarinet and Chamber Music at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Hailed for artistry of poetic and observant sensitivity (Gramophone), Rasa Vitkauskaite is an internationally acclaimed, multiple award-winning pianist. She released her debut solo CD Reflections on Ongaku Records in 2014, featuring works by Beethoven, Ravel, Guastavino and Liebermann. Fanfare praised her "scintillating pianism" while dubbing her "a Beethoven interpreter of penetrating insight". Winner of the Grand Prix at the Mendelssohn Cup Piano Competition, Ms. Vitkauskaite is the pianist of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and faculty member at the Concord Conservatory.

Chamber Music Boston – Boston's newest classical chamber music ensemble featuring exciting performances in intimate settings by world-class artists, was founded in 2016. Recent guest performers include Tchaikovsky Gold medalist Ilya Kaler, University of Maryland professor violinist Irina Muresanu, Metropolitan Opera cellist Julia Bruskin and Concert Artist Guild winner Sebastian Bäverstam.

13 - 17 April 2019

Academia Ibero-Americana do Clarinete



14 April 2019

University of Maryland Clarinet Day and Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition

College Park, Maryland


14 - 18 April 2019

Gran Canarisa International Clarinet Festival - VIP Radovan Cavallin, and Kristin Dizon, Directors

Canary Islands, Spain

18 April 2019


President of the Jury: VIP Ricardo Morales 
Principal Clarinet, Philadelphia Orchestra
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Elementary:  A work of their choice with piano with a limit of 10'.
High School: Weber Concerto No. 1, movement 1  and one solo piece of their choice with a limit to 15'.
University and Professional: Spohr Concerto No. 2, movement 1 and one solo piece of their choice. The time limit is 20' for each performer.

The following are the first prizes for all categories. 
Elementary: SELMER Prologue B-flat clarinet chosen by Radovan Cavallin
High School:  Soloist with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Las Palmas/  Free Tuition for 2020 season *the winner will be responsible for their own transportation, meals and lodging will be covered by the festival
University and Professional: UEBEL professional B-flat clarinet chosen by Ricardo Morales

We are very thankful to the following businesses that have donated music accessories and products for our Second and Third Prize Winners.

RULES AND REGULATIONS Competition Application (ENG)


15 April 2019

VIP Richard MacDowell Master Class at West Carolina University

North Carolina

Master Clarinetist and Pedagogue Richard MacDowell conducts a masterclass with members of the WCU Clarinet Studio: Josie Cameron, Alexander Eplin, and Michael Chaney. Sponsored by Buffet Crampon Corporation and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

15 - 17 April 2019

VIP Diana Haskell - 2nd Clarinetist in the St Louis Symphony Master Class at the University of Georgia - VIP D Ray McClellan, Host

Savannah, Georgia

17 April 2019

David Minetti Master Class at the Conservatoire Montserrat Cabelle


17 April 2019

IMEP NAMUR Clarinet Choir Concert

Paris, France

18 - 20 April 2019

Clarinet Course with Reinhard Wieser - from Vienna, Austria

Valencia, Spain

April 19 2018

Las Vegas Clarinet Day on Friday at the College of Southern Nevada featuring VIP Robert Spring (Professor at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona)

Las Vegas, Nevada


                  We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Robert Spring as our featured guest artist for the 2019 Las Vegas Clarinet Day on Friday, April 19 at the College of Southern Nevada!

                 Robert Spring has been described as "one of this country's most sensitive and talented clarinetists," Arizona Republic, "dazzled his audience...flawless technique," The Clarinet Magazine, and "a formidable soloist...played with great emotional life" Copenhagen, Denmark, Politiken. Spring's recording of Grawemeier Award winning composer Joan Tower's works for clarinet was described by The Clarinet Magazine as "truly would be hard pressed to find better performances of contemporary music....first rate music performed with the highest professional standards." The Instrumentalist Magazine says of his recording, "Dragon's Tongue", a CD of virtuoso music for clarinet and wind band, "His musicality and technique make this recording a must for every CD collection." Fanfare Magazine says of the CD, "Tarantelle", music that the famous violinist Jascha Heifetz recorded on violin, being performed on clarinet, "This recording was meant to amaze and, man, it succeeds."

                The America Record Guide writes about his recent recording of the Copland Clarinet Concerto, "Spring is fabulous in the Copland. His phrasing is elegant swing tailored with great flow and a spread of tone colors and expressive subtleties. His low- and mid-range are especially warm, rich, and embracing and highly effective in the introduction and in the bridge to the jazzy finale. And boy what a finale! The pace is neatly judged to pick up at critical junctures so that, by the end, it feels like an improvised jam session."


               Spring attended the University of Michigan where he was awarded three degrees, including the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He was recently awarded the "Citation of Merit Award" from the School of Music Alumni Society. His teachers included John Mohler, David Shifrin and Paul Shaller. Spring has performed as a recitalist or soloist with symphony orchestras and wind bands in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America, and has been heard in the United States on National Public Radio's, Performance Today. He frequently serves as clinician and adjudicator and teaches on the faculties of several summer music festivals. He has published numerous articles on multiple articulation and other contemporary clarinet techniques.

              Spring was president of the International Clarinet Association from 1998-2000 and has performed for numerous International Clarinet Association conventions. He hosted the 1995 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest at Arizona State University where he is presently professor of music in clarinet. Spring is also a guest professor at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. He is a Henri Selmer Paris Artist and performances on the Privilège clarinet.


22 - 25 April 2019

V Festival Internacional de Clarinete

Lima, Peru

23 April 2019

VIP Andreas Ottensamer (Solo Klarinettist in Berliner Philharmoniker) and Renowned Pianist Yuja Wang Recital at Carnegie Hall

New York City

24 - 27 April 2019

Valeria Sperangeli Master Class

Genova, Italy

24 - 26 April 2019

Clarinetissm Pasqua

Valencia, Spain

24 - 27 April 2019

Starnberger Master Classes

Starnberg, Germany

26 April 2019

VIP and Solo Clarinetist in the Philadelphia Orchestra Ricardo Morales Performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Roxborough Orchestra                  

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

26 April 2019

Lara Diaz performs 3 World Premieres in Recital at the centro cultural Conde Duque

Madrid, Spain

26 - 27 April 2019

Clarinet Days Master Class with VIP Piero Vincenti

Benevento, Italy

26 April 2019

VIP Robert DiLutis Showing of new Mozart Clarinet Quintet Recording at the Buffet New York Showroom

From Robert DiLutis:  I am really excited to announce the release of my new Mozart Quintet LP with the Mellifera Quartet... Yes...LP!! The Buffet Showroom in NYC will be hosting a release event on April 26th from 4-6pm. Hope you can make it ......if you're in the area stop by...the first 50 people get a free LP or download card.

26 - 28 April 2019

Clarinet Masterclasses

Pitea, Sweden

26 - 28 April 2019

Giovanni Punzi Master Classes

Rome, Italy

26 April - 1 May 2019

VIP Philippe Cuper Master Classes

Toscana, Italy


26 - 27 April 2019

Solar Flair Festival featuring composer Theresa Martin at Colorado State University - Wesley Ferriera, Director

Fort Collins, Colorado


28 April 2019

Chicago Symphony Winds  (Orchestra on Strike for 4th Week)

Chicago, Illinois

28 April 2019

University of Delaware Clarinet Day - Dr Chistopher Nichols, Director

Newark, Delaware

Delaware Clarinet Day 2019 is on Sunday, April 28, 2019, so mark your calendars! We're excited to host artist clinicians Yevgeny Dokshansky and Catina Franklin Sweedy this year.


28 April 2019

Cincinnati Clarinet Consortium MiniFest 2019 - VIP Ixi Chen, Director

Cincinnati, Ohio

Clarinetists! There's a fantastic event happening April 28, the 3rd annual Clarinet MiniFest hosted by Cincinnati Clarinet Consortium. Our guest artists are none other than my previous Principal Clarinet colleagues at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and beloved friends Jonathan Gunn and Ralph Skiano. We are also excited to welcome Ramón Wodkowski, John Kurokawa, and our sponsors Buffet Crampon, D'Addario Woodwinds, Vandoren USA, Buddy Roger's Music and Yamaha Band & Orchestra! It's going to be a great day of clarinet-ing at Walnut Hills High School.

You can register at !! Pre-registered attendees will receive a custom C3 notebook


28 April 2019

Silverwood Clarinet Choir Master Class Day

Central Square, New York


29 April 2019

VIP Analiene Van Wauwe - Professor at the Antwerp Conservatory, announcing Clarinet Studio Registration

Antwerp, Belgium 



Admissions for my clarinet class @ Antwerp Conservatory: April 29th 2019…/woodwi…/register/bachelor/toelating

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