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WKA August 2016 Newsletter

31 July - 10 August 2016

Global Summer Institute of Music at Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia

1 - 6 August 2016


Agullent-Valencia, Spain



1 - 10 August 2016

21st International Summer Music School Pucisca

Brac Island, Croatia

After 4 successful VIMM Master classes during a Easter weeks ( 2013-2016) and teaching more then 150 students together, Distinguished Croatian clarinetist Davor ...Reba ( Principal Clarinet of Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and Tutor of Zagreb Music Academy) and myself Radovan Cavallin Žerjal ( Principal Clarinet of Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra and Tutor of Las Palmas OFGC Academy of Music), we have decided to do a Summer one on the one of the most spectacular Croatian Islands, Brač at the beautiful village of Pučišča from:


- individual lessons
- clarinet ensemble
- orchestral repertoire
- solo and chamber music concerts

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1 - 12 August 2016

Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa 2016 - VIP's Charles Neidich and Ayoka Oshima, Directors

Kitakaruizawa, Japan

Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa 2016

Charles Neidich, Music Director; August 1st-12th, 2016

Application Form to be Activated on May 29th

 Application Form will be activated and we will start taking applications at 9pm, May 29th  (Japan Standard Time). The application will be admitted in the order of the form submitted.

(updated on May 10th)

Dates for the seminar 2016 HAS CHANGED!

Thank you for your interest in the Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa.

We've changed the schedule for the seminar 2016. The seminar will begin on August 1st and finish on August 12th. Other schedule in detail to be posted in short.

(updated on May 1st)

Join us to make music together this summer in Kitakaruizawa!








Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa is a twelve-day intensive event by Mr. Charles Neidich, a professor of the Juilliard School, and Ms. Ayako Oshima, to study the basic techniques of clarinet playing, analysis of major clarinet works, and performance practice.We will also accept existing ensemble groups. Mr. Neidich, a founding member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet, is widely acknowledged not only as a performer but also as a chamber music coach worldwide.




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1 - 14 August 2016

Youth & Muse at the Boston Conservatory

Boston, Massachusetts

2 - 6 August 2016

Fabio Di Casola Summer Master Classes

Sion, Switzerland

3 - 7 August 2016

ClarinetFest® 2016

Wednesday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Inspiration:  “a person … that makes someone want to do or create something” (Merriam-Webster). 

              The theme for ClarinetFest 2016 centers around the 5 clarinetists who encouraged the creation of so much of the clarinet repertoire.  From the 18th-century Anton Stadler; from the 19th-century Heinrich Baermann, Johann Hermstedt, and Richard Mūhlfeld; and Benny Goodman from the 20th-century.  All inspired the leading composers of their day to write for the clarinet.  In addition to performances of some of the music they inspired, there will be opportunities to learn more about their lives and circumstances.

             Not limited to influential clarinetists, other inspirations will abound at ClarinetFest 2016.  If you have ideas for other inspirations that might be included, please contact the Artistic Leadership Team.  ClarinetFest 2016 will highlight a greater awareness of possibilities and opportunities for clarinetists of all performance levels.

            An interesting series of daily concerts will be Forgotten Gems.  If there are compositions for clarinet that you believe have undeservedly slipped from the awareness of many clarinetists that should be reintroduced, please submit a performance proposal or otherwise suggest that a particular piece of music be considered for this special series.

            Thank you for contributing your proposals and ideas for what promises to be one of the most memorable celebrations of the clarinet ever – ClarinetFest 2016 – August 3-7, 2016, Lawrence, Kansas USA.

Click here for proposal submission information.


7 - 11 August 2016

Curso de Clarinete "Villa de Canena"

Canena, Spain


8 - 11 August 2016

Historical Clarinet Summer Workshop - VIP Marie Ross, Director - Registration Opens:  1 February 2016

Spaces limited

Chicago, Illinois

8 - 19 August 2016

Klarinette Master Course with VIP Harri Maki 

Arnsberg, Germany


9 - 12 August 2016

Camerota (SA) Italy


12 - 21 August 2016

Kryzowa (Poland) Music Festival - Concert Series including VIP Charles Neidich

The Summer Concerts 2016

Numerous masterpieces of chamber music literature will be studied and rehearsed in Krzyżowa by our Seniors and Juniors in August 2016. Starting 17th August 2016, they will be presented in evening workshop concerts on-site in Krzyżowa, but also in other places in Lower Silesia.

The Krzyżowa-Music Summer Concerts 2016 will take place in Krzyżowa and Lower Silesia as follows:

The programme of the evening concerts will result from the work of the musicians at Krzyżowa-Music.

Tuesday, 16th August 2016 
7.30 pm

Symposium: "Musicians in Exile I-Life Continues I" Krzyżowa, Manor House

Lively cultural and historical evening discussions in the course of Krzyżowa-Music. Curator: Moritz von Bredow

Professor of Musicology, Wolfgang Rathert from Munich, will speak about single fates of musicians in exile, an open discussion will be held at the end.


Free admission
Wednesday, 17th August 2016
7.30 pm

Opening Concert in Krzyżowa, Concert Hall

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Piano Trio in E major, KV 542
Johannes Brahms:
Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25

Further programme will result from the rehearsals in Krzyżowa.

This concert is sponsored by Schattdecor

Tickets available at the door half an hour before the concert and at the reception in Krzyżowa.

Admission: 25 zł / 15 zł

Thursday, 18th August 2016
7.30 pm

Guest Appearance at the Ensemble Festival Zamek Książ
Zamek Książ, Maximilan Hall

Bohuslav Martinů:
Serenade no. 4 for  2 clarinets and string trio
Sergej Rachmaninov:
Trio Élégiaque no. 1 in G minor

Further programme will result from the rehearsals in Krzyżowa.

Admission: 10 zł / 7 zł

Friday, 19th August 2016
7.30 pm

Concert in Szczawno-Zdrój, Theatre

Béla Bartók:
“Contrasts“ for violin, clarinet and piano, Sz 111
Gustav Mahler:
Piano Quartet Movement in A minor

Further programme will result from the rehearsals in Krzyżowa.

Ticket booking available here shortly.

Admission: 25 zł / 15 zł

Saturday, 20th August 2016
7.30 pm

Guest Appearance at Festival dell‘Arte, Pałac Pakoszów

Erich Wolfgang Korngold:
String Sextet in D major, op. 10
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet in A major for clarinet and strings, KV 581

Further programme will result from the rehearsals in Krzyżowa.

Please call at desk in Krżyzowa for reservations: +48 74 85 00 300

Admission free

Sunday, 21st August 2016
7.30 pm

Uniwersytet Wrocławski/University Wrocław, Oratorium Marianum

Igor Stravinsky:Septet
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Quintet in E-flat major for piano and winds , op. 16

Further programme will result from the rehearsals in Krzyżowa.

Ticket booking available here shortly


15 - 18 August 2016

Camerino (MC) Italy

From VIP Piero Vincenti

I am glad to announce 6° European Clarinet Festival will take place in Camerino (MC), Italy, August 15th-18th. Artistic Director Piero Vincenti will be assisted by Artistic Leadership Team members Antonio Fraioli, Angelo Semeraro, Vincenzo Correnti. The congress is organized by Accademia Italiana del Clarinetto and will benefit from partnership with the Camerino Municipal Administration and University of Camerino.
6° European Clarinet Festival will b
...e held at the beautiful location in Camerino: Palazzo della Musica, Teatro Marchetti, Palazzo Ducale and many others.
The affordable sleeping room rates of Hotel, B&B and Campus will offer you many possibilities for enjoy your relax.
In the heart of the old city you can experience the magical atmosphere of the medieval backstreets,
with a typical warm Italian hospitality, and each evening you can enjoy a delicious regional wine or a cool drink or icecream in the beautiful center of Camerino, in the bars of the relaxing Piazza Cavour.
For dinner, you can choose from many local restaurants (osterie and trattorie) where you will
find original Italian and regional cuisine of Marche.
Everyone will enjoy plenty of Italy sunshine, and the beautiful landscape that the Sibillini Mountains and across the Marche region can offer.
Details about proposal submissions will be announced in the next days.


16 - 23 August 2016

Jerusalem, Israel


17 - 28 August 2016

VIP Eva Wasserman-Margois Master Classes


Summer master classes

Coral Coast

Fertilia – Alghero (SS)


Flute: Diego Collino, Teacher   Conservatory “G. Verdi” di Milano

 Oboe: Daniele Scanziani, Teacher   Conservatory “G. Verdi” di Milano

 Clarinet: Luigi Magistrelli, Teacher Conservatory “G. Verdi” di Milano, concertista e storico

 Clarinet: Eva Wasserman, Main Instructor at the Givatayim Conservatory.

Sax: Paolino Miko, player sax in “Federico Modelci Sax Quartet”

 Horn: Angelo Bonaccorso  Teacher Instituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "V.Bellini" di Catania

 Horn: Stefano Bertoni, Teacher Liceo musicale di Monza

 Trumpet and executive director: Luigi Bascapè, Teacher Conservatory “G Verdi” di Milano First Trumpet orchestra to RAI (1978-1994)

 Flugelhorn: Pietro Bertoni, first flugelhorn in Civica Orchestra a fiati di Milano e Lugano


Cesare Bertoni

Alberto Citterio

Cultural Asssociation

Arte in Musica

Association: Amici della Musica

“Alberto Huskovic Via de Amicis, 26 Garlasco

Tel. 0382821594 - 3389044459

                  The musical stages and the master classes  organized by M° Luigi Bascapè, teacher of trumpet in the Conservatory of Milan are open to international citizens, students of graduated in conservatories, musical schools and academies. The registration form must arrive within 15th  May, toghether with the receipts of payment on the postal c/c n°83229609 paid to Bascapè Luigi for the amount May of 210 euros as registration tax, deposit for accomodation in the village to the following address:

Bascape Luigi

Via Vecchia d'Antona, 29

27026 Garlasco (PV)

(The registration terms cannot be postponed; it would be possible to accept late registrations only after checking the disponibility in the accomodating structure in Via Parenzo, 3mins. from the beach, dialling 338 9044459 Bascape Luigi.

The participants will be accomodated in the village with full board regime and in either 3,4,5,6 beds rooms with private bathroom at the price of 51 euros a day or at a price of 44 euros in 8 to 10 beds room with shared bathroom; half litre bottle of water are included each meal.

During the classes the participants will have the occasion to study with qualified teachers and will receive a participation certificate.

Class are compulsory. The students attending wind instruments can attend, in addition, group music classes as an artistic occasion in order to enlarge their own experience in group playing and repertoire at different levels, enjoying and training themselves for a various and stimulating preparation.

All the students  must bring their own instrument and their music stand..

The balance (including 11 days of full board accomodation, classes and tests) must be paid to Franchioli Marina the first day of the courses.


 Students' balance : 560 euros

For students who will only attend the classes without accomodation balance is 100 euros.

Full board will start with dinner on 17/8 and will finish with lunch on 28/8.


 Any additional guest will pay 560 euros for full board accomodation (self-service), they must register definitely with a 210 euros deposit paid on the same c/c (see above) and will balance the second day after the arrival in Alghero.

Classes will start in the morning on 18/8 and will end on 27/8.

For further information dial 338 9044459 Luigi Bascape.

Registration form

Family name








Place and date of birth






Additional guests n. ………….


With this form I ask to be registered to the classes and enclose photocopy of the deposit receipt on c/c.

21 - 27 August 2016

Arosa, Switzerland

22 - 28 August 2016

Master Classes with VIP Charles Neidich

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Charles Neidich

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Charles Neidich has gained worldwide recognition as one of the most mesmerizing virtuosos on his instrument. With a tone of hypnotic beauty and a dazzling technique, Mr. Neidich has received unanimous accolades from critics and fellow musicians both in the United States and abroad; but it is his musical intelligence in scores as diverse as Mozart and Elliott Carter that have earned for Mr. Neidich a unique place among clarinetists. In the words of The New Yorker, "He's an artist of uncommon merit—a master of his instrument and, beyond that, an interpreter who keeps listeners hanging on each phrase."

In past seasons Mr. Neidich has appeared in recital and as guest soloist all over the world, and has been making his mark as a conductor. In wide demand as a soloist, Mr. Neidich has collaborated with some of the world's leading orchestras and ensembles, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Halle Staatsorchester of Germany, Orpheus, the St. Louis Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, San Diego Symphony, New City Chamber Orchestra of San Francisco, Athens Chamber Music Festival, Tafelmusik, the Juilliard, Guarneri, American, and Mendelssohn String Quartets, and the Peabody Trio.

In addition to performing as soloist, Mr. Neidich has, in recent seasons, added conducting to his musical accomplishments. He recently led the Cobb Symphony Orchestra and Georgia Symphony in performances of the Franck Symphony in D Minor and the Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (also playing the solo clarinet part). Mr. Neidich continues to serve as conductor of the Queens College Chamber Orchestra in Queens, New York City, with whom he has performed the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven in historically informed interpretations.

Recently, Mr. Neidich participated in a series of concerts celebrating Elliott Carter's Centennial: an Elliott Carter Docu-Concert at Vanderbilt University; an all-Carter concert at Merkin Hall in November 2008 with the New York Woodwind Quintet; and at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall as part of Carnegie Hall's "Making Music" series in December 2008.

Mr. Neidich commands a repertoire of over 200 solo works, including pieces commissioned or inspired by him, as well as his own transcriptions of vocal and instrumental works. A noted exponent of 20th century music, he has premiered works by Milton Babbit, Elliott Carter, Edison Denisov, William Schumann, Ralph Shapey, Joan Tower, and other leading contemporary composers. With a growing discography to his credit, Mr. Neidich can be heard on the Chandos, Sony Classical, Sony Vivarte, Deutsche Grammophon, Musicmasters, Pantheon, and Bridge labels. His recorded repertoire ranges from familiar works by Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, and Brahms, to lesser-known compositions by Danzi, Reicha, Rossini, and Hummel, as well as music by Elliott Carter, Gyorgy Kurtag, and other contemporary masters.

A native New Yorker of Russian and Greek descent, Charles Neidich had his first clarinet lessons with his father and his first piano lessons with his mother. Mr. Neidich's early musical idols were Fritz Kreisler, pianist Artur Schnabel and other violinists and pianists, rather than clarinetists. However, the clarinet won out over time, and he pursued studies with the famed pedagogue Leon Russianoff. Although Mr. Neidich became quite active in music at an early age, he opted against attending a music conservatory in favor of academic studies at Yale University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Anthropology. In 1975 he became the first American to receive a Fulbright grant for study in the former Soviet Union, and he attended the Moscow Conservatory for three years where his teachers were Boris Dikov and Kirill Vinogradov.

last updated: 21 March 16


23 - 30 August 2016

Marco Thomas and Alphonso Giancaterina, Clarinet Professors

Atri (TE), Italy



25 August - 3 September 2016


28 and 31 August 2016

VIP Ecesu Sertesen Jury at Buffet Clarinet Competition and Performance in Taiwan and Taipai, China


29 August - 2 September 2016



29 August to 3 September 2016

Master Class with VIP Nicola Juergensen at the Weber Musikhochscule

Dresden, Germany

Nicola Jürgensen
Nicola Jürgensen (photo: Uwe Ahrens)

Clarinet Master class
Nicola Jürgensen
Accompaniment: Chen-Tai Chang

Selection of active participants:
- after audition on the first day of the course
- candidates are asked to perform five minutes of repertoire from two of the pieces for which they have registered in the master class

Target group: students of music, alumni, highly gifted pupils
Age: no age limit
Course language(s): German, English
Active participants: 8 max.
Lessons: at least 3,5 hours per participant

Master class concerts with participants of DMM:

02.09.16, 19:30 Konzertsaal der Hochschule für Musik
03.09.16, 19:30 Konzertsaal der Hochschule für Musik


Application deadline 15 June 2016

Register now

                 German clarinettist Nicola Jürgensen studied with Hans Deinzer and Sabine Meyer. From an early date her success in national and international music competitions brought her name to the attention of a wider audience. 

                Among her awards are the Mozart Prize awarded by the Wiesbaden Mozart Society and the German Music Competition Soloists`Prize in 1999. Three years later she was awarded a scholarship by German Radio, including concerts at the Bremen Music Festival.

                Nicola Jürgensen has been principal clarinet with the Western German Radio Symphony Orchestra (WDR) in Cologne since 2001, successfully combining her orchestral duties with her career as a soloist.

               As the latter she has appeared with the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin (DSO), the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the German Chamber Philharmonic of Bremen, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Orchestras of Berlin and Leipzig (MDR) and the State Theatre orchestras of Braunschweig, Freiburg, Kassel, Rostock and Saarbrücken.

               She also performed as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestras of Poland, Basel and Vienna as well as the Ensemble Resonanz in Hamburg, the Munich Chamber Orchestra (MKO) and Chamber Orchestra Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in Berlin.

             Among the conductors with whom she has worked are Stefan Blunier, Roy Goodman, Hartmut Haenchen, Christopher Hogwood, Carlos Kalmar, Fabio Luisi, Andrea Marcon, Peter Rundel and Peter Ruzicka.

              Nicola Jürgensen is also very fond of performing chamber music.  On invitation of the Artemis Quartet she has played Karl Amadeus Hartmann`s Chamber Concerto for clarinet and string quartet. 

Other musicians whom she has appeared with in recitals include the Minguet Quartet and the Trio Jean Paul.

             In 2008 she played the part of „Eva“ in a production of Karlheinz Stockhausens`s opera  „Michael`s Journey Around The Earth“  by Carlus Padrissa and La Fura dels Baus. 

The production was seen at Vienna Festival, the Venice Biennale, the Warsaw Autumn Festival, the Festival d`Automne Paris and elsewhere.

            Among other international festivals Nicola Jürgensen has appeared in are the Rheingau Music Festival and the chamber music festivals of Risör (Norway) and Lockenhaus (Austria).

            A high point of the season 2011/12 was the performance of Johann Wilhelm Wilms` long-lost clarinet concerto with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and Reinhard Goebel.

            On her debut CD „Dans La Nuit“ released with ORFEO in april 2012, she is presenting self-arranged french chamber music and songs together with her long-term pianist Matthias Kirschnereit.    

            In 2013 she performed as a soloist with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin as well as bringing Giya Kantcheli`s „Night Prayers“ on stage with the WDR Symphony Orchestra.   The season also includes her debuts at Lincoln Center Festival New York, Wuhan Festival (China) and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, New Zealand.

                    Nicola Jürgensen studierte bei Hans Deinzer und Sabine Meyer und ist seit 2001 Soloklarinettistin im WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln.

                   Seit dem Gewinn des Deutschen Musikwettbewerbs 1999 ist sie eine gefragte Solistin und Kammermusikerin und vereint dabei erfolgreich ihre solistische Karriere mit dem Beruf der Orchestermusikerin.

                 Sie war als Solistin zu Gast bei zahlreichen deutschen und internationalen Orchestern, so u.a. dem DSO Berlin, dem Konzerthausorchester Berlin, dem MDR Sinfonieorchester, den Hamburger Symphonikern, dem Beethovenorchester Bonn, dem Münchner Kammerorchester, dem Wiener Kammerorchester und arbeitete dabei u.a. mit Dirigenten wie Reinhard Goebel, Christopher Hogwood, Fabio Luisi und James Gaffigan zusammen.

                Zuletzt debütierte sie beim Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Neuseeland, dem Wuhan Symphony Orchestra, China, sowie beim Lincoln Center Festival, New York.
Nicola Jürgensen ist regelmäßiger Gast auf europäischen Kammermusikfestivals und gab Meisterkurse in Deutschland, China und Thailand.

               Ihre CD "Dans la nuit" mit selbstarrangierten Werken der französischen Romantik erschien 2012 beim Label ORFEO.


31 August 2016

VIP Ecesu Sertesen Master Classes and Concerts


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