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August 2019 Newsletter


Vandoren Interview with Senior VIP Stanley Drucker regarding his career experiences, development, and the Heritage Series recently released

                       The Heritage Collection encompassing 2 editions Vol 1 - 5 CDs, and 2nd Edition - 2 CDs showcase legendary performances by Legend of the New York Philharmonic Stanley Drucker.  The 2nd Edition contains Hallmark performances of the most important achievements including the Debussy Rhapsody and the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with Leonard Bernstein, and the Corigliano Clarinet Concerto with Zubin Mehta.  To have these 3 hallmarks plus many other master performances,  should be in every clarinetist's possession, especially teachers and serious students.   I know of no other offering with such power of artistry. All the works recorded here including the Bartok Contrasts, recorded by Bela Bartok's son Peter, the most definative Bartok ever recorded, and the performances of the Spohr 6 German Songs with renowned soprano Judith Blegen is exemplary.   A suggested required collection students should have to open their minds about great playing and a goal setter.



Stanley Drucker Heritage Collection From The Vaults ClarinetFest 2019 Promotion

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The time is now to order the complete Stanley Drucker Heritage Collection at a special ClarinetFest 2019 price!

Stanley Drucker elevated the technical and musical artistry levels of clarinet performance on three seminal recordings during his long and illustrious career – Bartók Contrasts, Nielsen Concerto and the Corigliano Concerto. Now for the first time ever, these three recordings can be heard together as part of the latest edition in the Heritage Collection: From The Vaults.


This newly released 2 CD set From The Vaults is $25.00 and includes Drucker’s seminal recordings of Bartók, Nielsen, Debussy, and Corigliano.

The 5 CD set, Heritage Collection: Live In Concert will also be available for $54.90.

Heritage Collection Tracklist (1-5)


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                     “Heritage Collection Live in Concert celebrates the legacy of clarinetist Stanley Drucker as a very active chamber musician, featuring recordings of works collected from live performances from a span of over 30 years. Each of the 5 discs included in the collection could stand on its own; the repertoire is varied and each work compliments the next. An abundance of bonus material is included with the set. These materials provide valuable insight into the music, life, and career of Stanley Drucker. Each performance included in this set is exceptional. The musicianship exhibited by Drucker and all collaborators is truly remarkable. Drucker’s playing boasts immense technical command and precision, but also sensitivity and subtleties that blend seamlessly with the other musicians. Stanley Drucker’s artistry is presented here in its purest form; these live recordings transport the listener to share in the legacy of this prominent and legendary clarinetist.”

– Karl Kolbeck, Wayne State University – The Clarinet June 2018

30 July - 10 August 2019

Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa 2019 - Senior VIP Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors and VIP Andrew Simon

Kitakaruizawa, Japan

Introduction about this Seminar with Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima and French Hornist William Purvis

Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa 2019

The Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa 2019 will be held from July30 - August 10, 2019.


*We will start taking applications from 9:00PM on May 26th (JST).
*受講生募集開始は5月26日(日)21:00~ を予定しています。


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30 July - 18 August 2019

Taipei Music Festival

Taipai, China

1 - 2 August 2019

Concorso de Musica de Kamera

Quindio, Armenia

1 - 14 August 2019

Festival Pablo Casals


2 - 5 August 2019

Alexander Vasilyev  Master Class in the Grand Piano in Palace

St Petersburg, Russia


2 - 11 August 2019

ClariDive Clarinet Festival - VIP Radovan Cavallin, Director

Check above website for details


I have got an immense pleasure to invite you to a unique Master Class this summer CLARIDIVE on the gorgeous coast of Croatia where you can enjoy and experience wonderful music making and explore truly astonishing underwater Adriatic Sea paradise.
From 2.11. of August 2019.
Don’t miss it! It is going to be epic!

Arek Adamski
Sharon Kam
Radovan Cavallin Žerjal


5 - 8 August 2019

Fabio Di Casola Master Class at the Tibor Varga Music Academy

Sion-Valais, Switzerland

7 - 11 August 2019


8 August 2019

Ruzalia Kasanova Chamber Concert

Moscow, Russia


8 - 16 August 2019

Patrick Messina Master Classes


9 - 11 August 2019

MCM Wind Festival

9 - 13 August 2019

Miclap  Festival


                           The Panama International Clarinet exhibition - miclap festival - presents its second edition with a vibrant proposal of artists from France, Peru, Colombia, United States and Poland. The weekend from 9 to 13 August, will become the best opportunity to enjoy the wonderful works written for clarinet and that will be interpreted in various formats in each of the nights of the miclap festival.

We will have musical conversations of great interest and you can also be part of the choir of clarinets of the miclap festival that will present a great closing concert.


10 August 2019

Eubel Clarinet  Day


August 10th-14th 2019

9° European Clarinet Festival - Artistic Director Piero Vincenti

Camerino (MC), Italy

                   We are glad to announce that the 9° European Clarinet Festival will take place in Camerino (MC), Italy, 2019 August 10th-14th. The Artistic Director Piero Vincenti will be assisted by Artistic Leadership Team members Antonio Fraioli, Angelo Semeraro, Rocco Masci, 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.
                  9° European Clarinet Festival will be held in Camerino after terrible earthquake that’s happened just some days after 2016 ECA festival, we want to give a great sign of hope and support it in its re-start to this city that in 2015 embraced us full arms.
The affordable sleeping room rates of Hotel, B&B and Campus will offer you many possibilities for enjoy your stay.
                You can experience the magical atmosphere of the Camerino city, with a typical warm Italian hospitality, and each evening you can enjoy a delicious regional wine or a cool drink or icecream in the bars of the new city built after 2016 earthquake.
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.

10 - 23 August 2019

Summer Akademie - Pre-College Cologne -  VIP Nicolai Pfeffer, Clarinet Teacher

Cologne, Germany

11 - 17 August 2019

Gonjiam Woodwind Festival

11 - 25 August 2019

ISA Music Festival - 29th International Summer Academy

Vienna, Austria

13 August 2019

World Clarinet Day


13 - 20 August 2019

Clarinet & Klezmer in the Galilee

Jerusalem, Israel

17 - 21 August 2019

Master Class and Performance school at the Antwerp Conservatory - VIP Anneliene Van Wauwe, Clarinet Teacher

Antwerp, Belgium


Thinking about studying at the conservatory and you want find out what it’s like? Or you just want to follow some extra courses? During our masterclasses you can get to know the teachers from the Antwerp Conservatory.


Amaj vzw organizes masterclasses from Wednesday 17th till Sunday 21th of August 2016.

Classes are given by the teachers of the Antwerp Conservatory, every day from 9.30am till 6.00pm. On the last day of the masterclass there’s a small concert at 4.00 pm by the students.


These masterclasses are meant for students of the music academy (level: H1, H2, H3) who want to enter at the conservatory (preparation admission tests) as a well as for actual conservatory students who want to follow extra courses.


Students at the music academy (H1, H2, H3) can choose out of the following:

  • instrument/singing (1 hour a day of individual class with the chosen teacher)
  • 4 x 1,5 hour music theory/ear training
  • + possibility to play chamber music

Conservatory students can choose out of the following

  • instrument/singing (1 hour a day of individual class with the chosen teacher)
  • + possibility to play chamber music

Participants who follow instrument/singing/chamber music class can use a study room with piano.


Edwig Abrath, music theory/ear training
Sergei Edelmann, piano
Hans de Jong, saxophone
Guido De Neve, violin
Nikolaas Kende, piano
Marc Lamoen, music theory/ear training
Ivo Lybeert, clarinet
Alissa Margulis, violin
Luc Nielandt, oboe
Johan Rycken, flute
Vlad Weverbergh, bass clarinet
Koen Wilmaers, percussion
Bernd Van Echelpoel, tuba
Annelien Van Wauwe, clarinet
Steven De Roeck, viola
Korneel Bernolet, harpsichord


If you want to stay in Antwerp it’s for your own account. Suggestion:

Information & Contact

For further information about the masterclasses: +32 495 472 911 or The masterclasses take place at Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen School of Arts

AP Hogeschool Desguinlei 25
2018 Antwerpen
+32 3 244 18 00


Students at music academy (H1, H2, H3)

  • Instrument/singing/theory (main course): € 280
  • Music theaory/ear training: € 35
  • Chamber music: € 120

Students at conservatory

  • Instrument/singing: € 280
  • Chamber music: € 120































17 - 25 August 2019

VIP Yehuda Gilad Master Class at the Aurora Music Festival

Stockholm, Sweden

18 - 25 August 2019

International Clarinet Seminar

Gucevo, Yugoslavia


Kategorija: seminari, vesti

We invite students of music academies, as well as students from secondary and elementary music schools, interested in improving and expanding their musical skills, to participate in the International Clarinet Seminar 2019.

The seminar will be led by the prominent music pedagogue and soloist mr Nikola Srdić, professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, mr Pete Đuro professor at the Music school “Isidor Bajić” Novi Sad, prof. Tadej Kenig, the first clarinet of the Ljubljana Opera and docent at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and Rémi Delangle (France), who was recommended for this seminar by the world-renowned Selmer clarinet factory.

The seminar will be realized from August 18th to 25th, 2019 on the mountain Gučevo near Loznica. Four classes are planned for all participants of the seminar, also the participants will be able to arrange additional classes with the teachers, as well as the performance at the final concert. Rooms for exercising are provided for all participants applying to the International Clarinet Seminar 2019, and it is also possible to listen to the lessons of other participants and thus passively participate in the seminar.

To successfully register, you need to: Fill out the On-Line application (at the latest by April 25th 2019). The registration fee and the accommodation for participants from abroad shall be paid upon arrival.

Seminar Application


The registration fee for participants of the International Clarinet Seminar is 60€ (for elementary school), 90€ (for high-school) and 110€ (for students and accomplished artists).

For more information please contact: +381 66 41 48 00 or


The price of accommodation for seven full boards at Gucevo is 150 €, or 15.100 RSD.

For more information please contact: +381 66 41 48 00 or


18 - 25 August 2019

Florence International Conducting Masterclass

Florence, Italy


2018 EDITION: M° Günter Neuhold

04 Günter Neuhold was born in Graz, Austria, in 1947. In 1969 he completed his studies at the Graz Conservatoire with a masters degree. He then followed advanced courses in Rome with Franco Ferrara and in Vienna with Prof. Hans Swarowsky. Between 1972 and 1980 he was engaged at various German opera houses, a period he closed as first Kapellmeister in Hannover and Dortmund.

After winning several competitions (Florence 1st prize 1976; San Remo „Marinuzzi“ 1st prize 1976; Vienna „Swarowsky“ 2nd prize 1977; Salzburg „Böhm“ 1st prize, 1977 Milan, „Cantelli“ 3rd prize 1977), he began an international career.
From 1981 to 1986 he was Music Director at the Teatro Regio di Parma, where he devoted most of his time to Verdi operas and Chief Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica „Arturo Toscanini“. From 1986 to 1990 he was Chief Conductor and Musical Director of the Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest van Vlaanderen in Antwerp, which achieved an international reputation during this period and toured in Germany, Italy, Great Britain and France. Günter Neuhold was General Music Director at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe from 1989 to 1995. In Karlsruhe he performed a Richard-Strauss-Zyklus and the „Ring des Nibelungen“. From 1995 to 2002 he was General Music Director and Artistic Director at the Theater der Freien Hansestadt Bremen. From 2008 to 2014 he was Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao.

Beside his permanent engagements he conducted the following orchestras: Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Philharmonia Orch., Orchestre National de France, WDR Köln, mdr Leipzig, NDR Hamburg und Hannover, SWF Baden Baden, SDR Stuttgart, RSO Berlin, Gürzenich-Köln, HNPO Budapest, ORF, RAI, Orch. Sinf. Naz. Torino, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orch. Teatro Mass. Palermo, Orch. Sinf. Siciliana, La Fenice Venezia, BBC-Cardiff, Capitole Toulouse, Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre Philharmonic de Nice, Orch. Philh. Monte Carlo, RTVE Madrid, Real Orqu. Sinf. de Sevilla, Liceu Barcelona, Orqu. Sinf. de Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Granada, Gulbenkian, Malmö S.O., Singapore Symphony, Qatar, Malaysian, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Incheon, Masan, Changwon, Busan, Tokyo Philharmonic, Metropolitan, Yomiuri, Orqu. Natcional Argentina, Orqu. Filarmonica TeatroColón, Córdoba, Orqu. Sinf. de São Paulo, Sinf.Brasileira RJ, Orqu. Sinf.Nacional, OFUNAM Mexico City, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Radio-TV-Tchaikovksy Moskau, Canadian B.C. Vancouver, Ontario Phil, ABC Australia Melbourne, Auckland.

He has conducted operas at the Wiener Staatsoper, Scala Milano, Opernhaus Zürich, Staatsoper Dresden, Nationaltheater München, Berliner Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig, State Opera Budapest, Teatro Real Madrid, Opéra Monte Carlo, Chatelet, Opera National de Paris, Teatro Colon B.A., Grand Théatre de Genéve, Bordeaux, Capitole Toulouse, Opera Nat. du Rhin Strasbourg, Den Norske Opera Oslo, Göteborgs Operan, Teatro Sao Carlos Lisboa, Opera Roma, Teatro Com. Bologna, Genova, Teatro Mass. Palermo, Catania, Philadelphia Opera, NNTTokyo, Tours in USA, Japan and Russia. Festivals: Salzburger Festspiele 78, 80, 83, 86, Festival de Radio France-Montpellier, Vlaanderen Festival, Biennale Venice, Enescu Festival Bucarest 98 Musikfestspiele and Intern.Strauss Festival Dresden,.Colorado Music-Festival 99. Granada Festival 2000, Festival de Santander










Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino


The Chamber Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino counts among its ranks musicians that reached the apex of the instrumental maturity thanks to the experience gained over the years within the prestigious Florentine Theater under the guidance of the greatest conductors of all time including Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Carlos Kleiber, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein Claudio Abbado, Georges Prêtre, Seiji Ozawa, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whung Chung.

They propose themselves as sensitive interpreters in adapting the timbre and phrasing to the expressive needs of a repertoire that ranges from the great Italian instrumental music of the 1700s, to European romanticism, to the various artistic currents of the 20th century, combining the typical brightness of the sound Italian to a rigorous care and discipline.
The Chamber musicians have by their nature a flexible and variable staff based on the contexts and repertoires entrusting soloist parts of great virtuosity to the soloists of the group, all first parts of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has the privilege of bringing the name of the Florentine Theater to the world: they are regularly guests of International Relevant Festivals, they perform in prestigious halls and boast collaborations with leading soloists of the international scene, including Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Salvatore Accardo, Pinchas Zukerman, Mario Brunello, Andrea Lucchesini, Vadim Repin, Boris Berezovsky, Daniele Callegari, Michael Guttman, Nestor Marconi, Anneleen Lenaerts, Toby Hoffman, Sergio Tiempo and Karin Lechner.


Toscana Classica Orchestra

The ORCHESTRA OF TOSCANA CLASSICA is made up of 95% of young orchestra professors, graduated both in Italian music conservatories and from prestigious academies all over the world.

Founded in 1999, it has about 450 concerts between orchestras and chamber music produced on its own, also organizing itself in agile chamber formations. This has been possible thanks to the support of the Municipality of Florence and the Tuscany Region. Moreover, since 2015, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, recognizing its merits, has included it among the Youth Music Production orchestras.

The aim of the project of Toscana Classica is to offer its members new graduates / new graduates, aged between 18 and 35 years, a professional outlet, making productions of the highest level, having the opportunity to collaborate with institutions of high prestige (including the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, The Goldoni Theater and the Regional Orchestra of Tuscany) and young soloists who are hosted during the season, all winners of national and international competitions.

Young and promising conductors who will alternate in the orchestra direction come from masterclass selections and national and international orchestral conducting competitions.

Great importance is given to the ensemble music for classical orchestral orchestra with strings and winds, as a continuation with respect to the artistic purpose that they have proposed to reach.

The Toscana Classica association, performs its concerts in the most prestigious Florentine museums and in places of high artistic and cultural prestige of Tuscany to promote the development and diffusion of a musical cultural consciousness, within the marvelous frames of the places of art.


20 - 22 August 2019

Giovanni Punzi Master Class

24 - 25 August 2019

University of Auckland Clarinet Weekend - VIP Marie Ross, ,Director

Auckland,New Zealand


25 - 28 August 2019

27 August - 1 September 2019

Mallorca Summer Academy

Mallorca, Spain

28 August - 1 September 2019

Curso de Clarinette - Lara Diaz, Director



30 August - 3 September 2019

1st New Millenium International Chamber Music Competition and Master Classes

Budapest, Hungary


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