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WKA Summer Newsletter 2012 (August)

8th Mercadante Clarinet Competition & Master Class - 18 - 21 October 2012 - Bari Italy

Weimar, Germany Klarinette Symposium - 28 - 30 September 2012

MusikFest Berlin with Berliner Philharmoniker - 31 August - 18 September 2012

Croatia Clarinet Class - 24 - 31 August 2012

Berlin Conducting Master Class - 23 - 26 August 2012

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

Munich International Competition - 6 - 21 September with Application Deadline 31 March 2012

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

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

Festival in the Gulf - Italy - 17 - 26 August 2012


Interharmony International Music Festival - 31 March - 12 August 2012, Germany

Vitoria Gasteiz Music Festival Course - Belgium - 17 - 28 August 2012

Malvern Chamber Wind Festival - 4 - 11 August 2012 - United Kingdom

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

World Doctors Orch with Wenzel Fuchs in Mozart Clarinet Concerto - Berlin & Essen, 14 - 15 October 2012

Klezmer & Clarinet in Galilee with Giora Feidman - Safed, Israel - 19 -26 August 2012

IMANI Wind Symposium at Juilliard School- with Stanley Drucker - 4 August 2012

18 August 2012

Chiesa Battia

Tortorici (Messina-Italy), 18 August 2012

Mexican Clarinet Festival - 2 -9 December 2012

XANTA Clarinet Festival - 26 - 30 December 2012

Academemie Italia Master Class - 10 - 16 September 2012

Meeting of Clarinetists - Portugal

Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble Festival - Greensboro, NC - 13 - 14 Oct 2012

American Chamber Ensemble Hofstra University Concert Series - Sept - May 2012 - 13


30 July - 10 August 2012

Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa, Japan 2012

Charles Neidich, Music Director

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31 July - 3 August 2012

Celeste Zewald Master Classes (in preparation)

Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen, Netherlands

              This summer I will teach a Master class in Groningen. Not all details are set yet, so this is a message in advance, to inform. More info will be available from the 2nd half of April. Maybe you could help me by sending this to 'might-be-interested students'?
When?: July 31st, Aug.1 and Aug 2nd for lessons and concert attending and most likely final concert in the morning of Aug. 3rd
Where?: Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen, Netherlands
Housing: possibility for cheap housing. More info whit applicationform
Meals: free choice between all in (3 meals a day) or 'on your own'.
Programme: contains individual lesons, grouplessons, concert-visits, ensemblelessons, rehearsals with pianist, final concert. Rooms for practicing available. There will also be possibility to play together with the participants of the Peter de Great Festival (strings, pianists, singers) which will be at the same moment.

Money: the exact costs are not known yet, but will be around €300,- all in
Application: applicationforms will be available from the 2nd half of April. But please let me know when you're interested. If there are too many applies, selection will be made by date of application.

The class is open to individual players and ensembles. Chamber music-with-clarinet or clarinet ensembles.

People who are interested, can send me an email. I will put you on the list for sending more info later.


31 July - 12 August 2012

Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany

Clarinet Faculty includes:

Jonathan Cohler

Howard Klug

Ron Selka

InterHarmony is still accepting applications.

InterHarmony International Music Festival


vom 31. Juli bis 12. August 2012
Künstlerische Leitung Misha Quint

Misha Quint,
Music Director and Founder / Künstlerischer Leiter und Gründer

Abby Gaudette,
Assistant to the Music Director,

Christl Pelikan-Geismann,
Germany Festival Coordinator


Schauen Sie auch in unseren InterHarmony Speicher/Shop at the InterHarmony Store!

Interharmony International Music Festival



August 1- 5, 2012
ClarinetFest® 2012

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA


Come enjoy true Heartland hospitality at ClarinetFest® 2012 in the Cornhusker’s “Star City” – Lincoln, Nebraska! Co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, ClarinetFest® 2012 takes place on the UNL campus in the heart of downtown Lincoln.  There you can find a plethora of museums, restaurants, specialty shops, art galleries, and the historic Haymarket district as well as the outstanding concert venues Kimball Recital Hall and Lied Center for Performing Arts.

In addition to campus housing options for conference participants, the Embassy Suites (located directly across from the UNL School of Music) is the official hotel of ClarinetFest® 2012. This upscale, all-suite hotel features many contemporary accommodations as well as a complimentary, made-to-order hot breakfast and evening manager's reception every day.

Artistic Director Diane Barger, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Artistic Leadership Team members Denise Gainey (University of Alabama-Birmingham) and John Masserini (Northern Arizona University) announce the theme for the 2012 ClarinetFest®:

Looking back to the legacy of Daniel Bonade and Robert Marcellus
and towards the future of performance and pedagogy

If you would like to submit a proposal to perform or present at ClarinetFest® 2012, please download and complete the Call-for-Proposals Application Form and send it in to the address below.  Recordings and written requests will be accepted through September 30, 2011 and will be reviewed by the committee. The ClarinetFest® 2012 committee is particularly interested in featuring pedagogy presentations or lectures relating to Daniel Bonade or Robert Marcellus as well as innovative and recent concepts and developments in clarinet pedagogy.  The conference will be featuring a wide variety of performance styles and repertoire – full consideration will be given to all complete proposals. Only proposals submitted by members of the International Clarinet Association will be considered.

Dr. Diane Barger, Artistic Director
ClarinetFest® 2012
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
School of Music
120 Westbrook Music Building
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0100







SYMPOSIUM 2012 Juilliard School (in various rooms)



9AM Career Workshop: Cliff Colnot

A Life Through and Beyond the Orchestra”

Winning and keeping a job, and what else

to do with a music degree.

10AM Horn Masterclass: David Wakefield

10:30AM Flute Masterclass: Alan Weiss

Tryouts with Haynes Flutes to follow.

1:30PM Flute Masterclass: Carol Wincenc

Based on her latest publication


21st Century Series for Flute with Flute 2 Part

1:30PM Horn Master class: Eric Reed

3PM Clarinet Master class: Stanley Drucker

3:30pm Flute Tryouts: Your Flute Works

Cliff Colnot

photo by Todd Rosenberg

David Wakefield

photo by Peter Schlaf

Alan Weiss

Stanley Drucker

Anne Pollack

Your Flute Works








4 - 11 August 2012

Malvern Wind Chamber Ensemble Course

Worchestershire, United Kingdom

A summer course for amateur wind players in the beautiful Malvern Hills in Worcestershire


   Tutored by CUILLIN SOUND

  Lynda Coffin - flute (former principal CBSO and RPO.

          Current principal of London Concert Orchestra)


      Sarah Watts - clarinet (International bass clarinet soloist

           and winner of UK Howarth clarinet competition)


  Laurence Perkins - bassoon (Principal Manchester

       Camerata and Hyperion solo recording artist)


with guest tutors:

Roy Carter - oboe (former principal London Symphony Orchestra)

A chamber music course for wind players who are seeking an inspirational approach to their music-making


Course open to FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON and HORN players of grade 6 to performance diploma standard in graded ensembles



15th ICMC Festival - Shanghai, China - 5 - 15 August 2012


13 August 2012

Lima, Peru


 August 13 – 27, 2012



Caroline Hartig - Acclaimed International Soloist and Pedagogue; Professor at Michigan State University on Festival Faculty




The world meets in Luxembourg”

August 13 – 27, 2012


About Vianden Music Festival and School.

The Vianden Music Festival and School is set in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in the lovely 700 years old city of Vianden, the pearl of Grand Duchy, a medieval town with its town wall and well-known castle, Trinirarien church and cloisters, the only chair lift in Luxemburg, a beautiful heated open air pool, tennis fields, the house of Victor Hugo, different museums and European largest hydro-electric powel station with barrage and upper-lac and is conceived as a program which should promote better understanding between various peoples of the world through the music-making. It should stimulate musical and human exchange, provide a podium for the talented young musicians and music lovers, create a peaceful non-competitive environment, in which a desire to express oneself through the music would happily unfold.

We are very grateful to the Community of Vianden, which kindly agreed to host the Festival and is committed to providing the best possible environment for a unique and rich experiences in international setting.

The program is geared for exceptionally talented children, advanced amatours, high school, college and young professionals and designed as an advanced training program for singers, pianists, composers and instrumentalists (violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, harp and jazz) with emphasis on individual music enrichment and advancement as well as preparation given to qualified performers for careers in European countries.

The focal point of the program is Chamber music. Students who are interested only in solo playing are not encouraged to apply.

A special “Music appreciation division” of the program will encourage and welcome those music lovers who would be interested in observing the activities of the Festival and The Music School in combination with intensive sightseeing in Luxembourg and other European metropolis.

The participants will be in residence in Vianden for 2 weeks each summer, working and performing intensively under the guidance of an internationally experienced faculty and staff.

The program will consist of:

· individual lessons (for all participants)

· individual coachings (for singers)

· chamber music coachings (for all participants)

· opera ensemble coachings (for singers)

· stagecraft classes (for singers)

· French, Italian, German, Russian diction  (for all participants)

· Opportunity to perform solo works as well as chamber music

(the focal point remains Chamber music)


We have chosen the slogan “The World meets in Luxembourg” to extend our warmest welcome to the musicians of various cultures, ethnic and musical backgrounds, gender and age. We sincerely hope that the time spent in Vianden will be productive, enjoyable and memorable for all of us.




17 - 26 August 2012

Festival of the Gulf - Italy

San Marco di Castelabatte (SA), ITALY

Please  call or e-mail as at:

++ 718-871-5041 (New York, USA)


From Artist VIP Eva Wasserman-Margolis regarding enrollment to this Festival:

Dear Clarinetists,

I have just returned from the States. I have again been invited to teach at the following beautiful and gorgeous resort in Italy (See link below) Last year we had enough students but all of you waited till the last minute and so I canceled because the flight of the ticket alone was almost like traveling to the USA! I am hoping to get registration done by Feb. 15th. We will then order tickets together by the end of Feb!

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER ON LINE! Please let me know and then register through Marlaena.

If you have any questions , please call me at 972-3-6733924 or e-mail me at this address.

 Thanking you in advance!



Click on the below hyperlinked names


Kalin Ivanov
Nicoletta Mainardi 

Roberta Alessandrini
Fernanda Saravalli
Tiziana Tornari

Svilen Simeonov

Luca Avanzi

Christian Saggese

Denis Citera

 Luigi Magistrelli



Jenny Anvelt

Wally Salio

COMPOSITION Luigi Giachino

Corrado Dabbene

Yossif Radionov

Maria Teresa Levati 

Bianca Sconfienza

synthesis and interactivity with Csound. Max/Msp
Giorgio Zucco


17 - 28 August 2012


For Clarinetists- Faculty includes VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse from Gent Conservatory in Belgium

The aim of the Course is to give the opportunity to students of music to widen and improve their practical and theoretical skills through participating in a specific, intensive programme of work consisting of classes for individuals and for groups. The course is intended for students from the last intermediate level course, for those from any course of the higher level, post graduate students and music school students.

18 August 2012

Chiesa Battia

Tortorici (Messina-Italy), 18 August 2012


19 - 26 August 2012

Giora Feidman, Artistic Director

Safed, Israel



23 - 26 August 2012

Berlin, Germany


24 - 29 August 2012

Homepage English

Masterclass Apeldoorn 2012
August 24-29

International Foundation Masterclass Apeldoorn organizes Master Classes chamber music. In the last week of August about 40 young musicians from all over the world participate. They will have Master Classes from our Masters with international reputation. Under their guidance they will prepare the program for the concerts later that week. The Master Classes will take place in the Orpheus Theatre in Apeldoorn.

During the season the foundation organises Mini Master Classes as well. In a few days one of the Masters prepares a concert with participants. These rehearsals are public. The week ends with a concert.


Gary Hoffman


Pascal Devoyon
Philippe Graffin
Nobuko Imai
Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir
Charles Neidich


24 - 31 August 2012



25 August 2012 - 7:30 PM

Munich, Germany





Wenzel Fuchs


Wenzel Fuchs, Clarinet -  soloist of the Berliner Philharmoniker, at the Castle Munich (Residenz München).


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy,
Concertino für Flöte, Klarinette und Klavier op. 114 Nr. 2
(Programme is subject to change)


About 'Residenz München'


The Munich Residenz served as the seat of government and residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings from 1508 to 1918. What began in 1385 as a castle at the north-eastern corner of the town (the Neuveste, or new citadel) was transformed over the centuries into a magnificent palace, its buildings and gardens extending further and further into the town.


25 August - 2 September 2012

Hartberg, Austria

Clarinet Ensemble

COURSE CLARIARTE, August 25th - September 2nd

Our motto for 2012 is to continue with what has worked well so far and to improve other aspects.
This year the competition ClariArts will be suspended and from 2013 take place in a two year rhythm. With this adjustment we would like to appeal to participants who may have been put off a little bit by the stressful competition.

We should be very pleased to welcome young ensembles who would like to profit from this course for repertoire studies or individual players who actually want to start an ensemble.
We will bring new ideas and approaches as well as lots of literature to Hartberg.
The training for auditioning (preparation and simulation) was so successful and enthusiastically embraced by all participants in the previous years that we will carry on with it this year.

Over the last few years we observed that it's actually the interaction between musicians of different levels which opened up new paths and possibilities for everyone.
Sometimes a slightly different approach to music, a different angle on interpretation or a certain looseness is very helpful to solve problems.

I'd like to stress again in this preface that we welcome every participant who is interested in making some progress on his or her instrument or discovering new sides and aspects of the clarinet.

vienna clarinet connection

Vienna Clarinet Connection



31st August to 18th September, the 2012

Musikfest Berlin with the Berliner Philharmoniker

with an interest in American Music including John Cage and Charles Ives

The festival 2012

From 31st August to 18th September, the 2012 – 13 Berlin concert season will begin with Musikfest Berlin, organized by the Berliner Festspiele in cooperation with the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation. Over a period of 20 days, at the Philharmonie and its Kammermusiksaal, at Großer Sendesaal des rbb, Konzerthaus Berlin, Akademie der Künste, at Tempodrom, Kühlhaus Berlin and Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, 25 events featuring approximately 80 works by 30 composers will be performed by 24 orchestras, choirs and instrumental and vocal ensembles, showcasing more than 60 soloists.
2012 is not just the year of the US-American presidential elections. It also marks the centenary of the birth of the American composer John Cage, who died 20 years ago. In 1976, the bicentennial year of the American Declaration of Independence, Cage paid tribute to his homeland with an orchestral composition entitled Apartmenthouse 1776, which he dedicated to Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, to the Chicago Symphony and Cleveland Orchestras, to the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, and to The Philadelphia Orchestra. Through this dedication, Apartmenthouse 1776 – which assembles religious musical materials dating from early American history, including Protestant, Sephardic, Native American, and African-American songs – becomes not just a celebration of American independence, but also a celebration of the nation’s great orchestras.

Also taking place on the occasion of the Bicentennial of 1976 was the first full-length performance of George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess, composed in 1934 – 35, in a production by the Houston Grand Opera. “Oh, we’re leavin’ for the Promise’ Lan’, Leavin’ for the Promise’ Lan’,” sings Bess in a spiritual at the end of Act I as she laments the murder of Robbins. Yet America itself was regarded as the “Promised Land” by the English Puritans of the 17th century. However, to American slaves in the 19th century, who were subjected to an oppressive Christianity, America (according to Manfred Henningsen in his book Der Mythos Amerika) was the mythical Egypt of Israelite bondage from which they needed to liberate themselves.

The biblical exodus of the Israelites from the Egypt of the Pharaohs is the context of the Opera Moses und Aron, which Arnold Schoenberg began composing in Berlin in 1928, never actually furnishing music for the third act, which narrates the entry of the Chosen People into the Promised Land. Beginning in 1934, Arnold Schoenberg lived in exile in Los Angeles. He had been “expelled into Paradise,” as this “conservative revolutionary” referred to his situation in exile. This was, however, a thoroughly ambivalent characterisation of the fate that befell him and many other European musicians, artists, and intellectuals. During his exile, Schoenberg found in Gershwin an esteemed composer-colleague and tennis partner; he also gave John Cage – who later became the master of “anarchic harmony” – two years of composition lessons.

Apartmenthouse 1776, Moses und Aron, Porgy and Bess: all three will be presented at Musikfest Berlin 2012 in exemplary interpretations: presenting Cage’s Apartmenthouse 1776 in a production prepared exclusively for Musikfest Berlin will be Ensemble Modern and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie; Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron will be performed at the Philharmonie by the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg and EuropaChorAkademie under the direction of Sylvain Cambreling – the first station of a European tour that continues with Lucerne, Madrid and Strasbourg; and for the festival finale, the Berliner Philharmoniker will join forces with the Cape Town Opera Voice of the Nation Chorus under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle in a performance of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, a co-production with the Berliner Festspiele. Musikfest Berlin will present alongside Porgy and Bess and Moses und Aron a third highly-regarded and exceptional opera: John Adams’s Nixon in China, a Berlin premiere and guest production by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers under the direction of the composer, who will be presenting the work at the London Proms just a few days before. Nixon in China, composed in the late 1980s, is – as Alex Ross writes in his book The Rest is Noise – the greatest American opera since Porgy and Bess, a “look at the power plays of the 20th century that makes you shudder”, an opera, in which “Chinese Communists and American Communist-haters join forces in an apotheosis of the pioneer spirit”, according to Bernd Feuchtner.

An unprecedented occurrence at Musikfest Berlin: three great opera rarities in new concertante productions. But there is more: Musikfest Berlin 2012 also will offer listeners a tour d’horizon of the world of American music, extending from Charles Ives to Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland and Morton Feldman, with works by exiled composers Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Rachmaninov, with Stockhausen’s Hymnen mit Orchester – which he dedicated to John Cage, the New York Philharmonic and the American people – and Hans Werner Henze’s “Cuban” 6th Symphony. Appearing alongside Berlin’s flagship orchestras will be the London Symphony Orchestra with Michael Tilson Thomas, the St. Louis Symphony (the second oldest orchestra in the US after the New York Philharmonic) under the direction of principal conductor David Robertson, and the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam with Mariss Jansons, who will perform Edgard Varèse’s powerful orchestral poem Amériques. Musikfest Berlin 2012 will open with a concert by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Thomas Hampson as soloist under the direction of Kent Nagano devoted to the grand old man of American music, Charles Ives


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