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WKA Summer Newsletter 2014 (August)

30 July - 3 August 2013

Louisiana State University -  VIP Robert DiLutis, Director

ClarinetFest® 2014

Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA
July 30 - August 3, 2014

ClarinetFest® 2014 will takes place on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, LA.  On campus you can find numerous restaurants, shops, a newly built LSU Barnes and Nobles Bookstore and “Mike the Tiger VI”, the LSU mascot. Nearby restaurants include Louisiana specialties as well as great international foods. Day trips are planned to New Orleans, Plantations Homes and of course the Louisiana Swamps.

In addition to campus housing options for conference participants, the LOD Cook Hotel (located just a 10 minutes walk from the LSU School of Music) is the official hotel of ClarinetFest® 2014. This upscale, hotel features many contemporary accommodations as well as a complimentary breakfast, free WiFi and pool.  Additional rooms are also on hold at the Staybridge Suites on the South side of Campus at our special conference rate.

Artistic Director Robert DiLutis, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Maryland (formerly LSU), and Artistic Committee members William Blayney (Buffet Artist), Robyn Jones (University of Memphis) and Michael Bartnik (Baton Rouge Symphony) announce the theme for the 2014 ClarinetFest®:

The Clarinetist as Entrepreneur
“How to diversify and expand your skills and artistry for greater success as a musician in the 21st Century.”

If you would like to submit a proposal to perform or present at ClarinetFest® 2014, 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, 2013 and will be reviewed by the committee. The ClarinetFest® 2014 committee is particularly interested in featuring pedagogy presentations or lectures relating to entrepreneurship.  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.


7 - 16 August 2014

Clarinet Festival with Guy Dangain

Nantua, France


10 - 24 August 2014




14 - 17 August 2014

24 - 28 August 2014

Safed, Israel

24 - 31 August 2014

Senior VIP and 'King of Klezmer' Giora Feidman, Director

Jerusalem, Israel



25 - 30 August 2014



25 - 31 August 2014

Tokyo, Japan

Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition Japan 2014

The Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition is to honor the memory of one of the greatest French clarinetists of his generation and every 2 years organized in Japan and France alternately.

The first competition was held in March 2012 in Rouen, France the birth town of
Mr. Lancelot and 93 applicants got together. The second competition will be at Yokosuka, Kanagawa Japan in August 2014.

Mr. Michel ARRIGNON is again the president of the jury as the first competition.
For this second competition we aimed to encourage the participants from Asian and pan-pacific areas as well as Europe and America.


Aug 25 (Mon) to 31 (Sun), 2014


Yokosuka Art Hall
3-27 Honcho Yokosuka, Kanagawa,
238-0041 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 238-0041 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Japan
81-46-828-1602 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 81-46-828-1602 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting Fax 81-46-828-1623 (Japanese)

Rules and application forms will be announced early August, 2013.
Application will be accepted from January, 2014 (eligible to change).

All nationalities are welcome.
Applicants must be age 18 to 35 years old (Birth date Jan 1, 1979 to Jan 1, 1996).

Jury composition

Koichi HAMANAKA, Honorary President of the jury (Japan), Former solo clarinet, NHK symphony orchestra, Tokyo

Michel ARRIGNON, President of the jury (France), E.S.M. Reina Sofia, Madrid.

  • Ayako OSHIMA (Japan), The Juilliard School, NYC
  • Seiki SHINOHE (Japan), Tokyo Music College of Music, Former solo clarinetist of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
  • Tadayoshi TAKEDA (Japan), Kunitach Music College, Tokyo
  • Philippe BERROD (France), Orchestre de Paris, Paris.
  • Jerry CHAE (Korea), Yeungnam University, Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Wei-Leng (William) CHEN(Taiwan), Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Taipei
  • Philippe CUPER (France), Orchestre de l'Opera national de Paris, Paris. *Not determined.
  • Claude FAUCOMPREZ (France), Principal Clarinet of Lille National Orchestra Professor in Roubaix Conservatory
  • Yuan YUAN (China), Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing


Organizing committee of Jacques Lancelot International Competition Japan
President Kazuko Ninomiya


Foundation of Arts and Culture, Yokosuka


Japan Clarinet Association


Nonaka Boeki, Co. Ltd.
Buffet group

Support from

The Embassy of France in Japan
La Maison Franco-Japonaise
French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (CCIFJ)


16 August - 6 September 2014

Lucerne, Switzerland

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