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February 2019 Newsletter


1 February 2019

Kaleidoscope International Competition Deadline

Los Angeles, California

1 February though the month

Sergio Pires Tour


1 - 3 February 2019

Clarinet Masterclasses

Pitea, Sweden


2 February 2019

VIP Antonio Tinelli Soloist

Bari, Italy



2 February 2019

The United States Air Force Band Collegiate Symposium

Alexandria, Virginia

               Join the Concert Band for this exciting performance featuring winners of the 2019 Collegiate Symposium. This side-by-side performance will include classic and contemporary literature for Concert Band as well as highlighting the talented college students from across the country!


             This concert is FREE and open to the public, tickets required. Get tickets here starting January 2, 2019 at 8 a.m.


             All unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticket holders 15 minutes prior to the performance. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. FREE parking in the garage across the street from the performance hall.


            The United States Air Force Band Collegiate Symposium offers a unique opportunity for talented college musicians to immerse themselves in one of the world's finest professional wind ensembles. This three-day workshop encompasses a variety of events to enhance musical growth and learning. The weekend culminates in a joint public and live-streamed performance with the U.S. Air Force Concert Band at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, VA.

             Reserve tickets today for a special performance showcasing the Concert Band with the winners of the 2019 Collegiate Symposium. This free concert takes place February 2, at 8 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, VA. To reserve tickets visit:


2 February 2019

VIP Wonkak Kim performs Mozart Clarinet Quintet K581 with the Zemlinsky Quartet at the University of Oregon

Portland, Oregon

2 February 2019

Beuuarains, France

2 February 2019

Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, VIP Margaret Thornhill, Director, in Concert at Concordia University

Irvine, California

3 February 2019

VIP John Bruce Yeh Soloist with the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble - VIP Rose Sperrazza, Director

Riverside, Illinois

4 - 9 February 2019

ClariPeru Clarinet Congress - Marco Antonio Mazzini - Director

Lima, Peru

Marco Antonio Mazzini, director of clariperu, invites you to iv Latin American Congress of clarinetists we will celebrate from 4 TO 9 February 2019 in Lima city.

Introducing the 4th. Latin American Congress of clarinetists - music of the world, from 4 TO 9 February in the city of Lima. We will have group classes, teacher classes, recitals, work work and specialized talks. Every night we will perform a special concert with our guest teachers, closing with the presentation of the great ensemble of clarinets. With this great international event, clariperu seeks to promote the academic study of the clarinet, generate ties of the young generations of musicians in Latin America and provide a new musical experience to the public.

Many thanks to the organizations and companies that give us their great support for the realization of this congress. A little bit to celebrate the clarinet party in Latin America!

5 - 24 February 2019

Berlin Philharmonic wind quintet 30th anniversary concert at the Berlin Chamber Philharmonie and information on their 18th USA tour to US -  cities performance sites included on the above links



6 February 2019

VIP Suenghee Lee Master Class at Troy University - VIP Timothy Phillips, Host

Troy, Alabama

6 February 2019

Patrick Messina Master Class and Concert at the Royal Academy of Music

London, United Kingdom

7 February 2019

Senior VIP Franklin Cohen performs Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets at the Maltz Silver Concert Series

Cleveland, Ohio

The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at the Temple – Tifereth Israel at Case Western Reserve University hosts a number of performances and events, including the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage, the Silver Hall Concert Series, and the university’s Think Forum speaker series and music recitals from students and faculty.

Thu Feb 7th 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at the Temple – Tifereth Israel1855 Ansel Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA map directions


Reserve your ChamberFest Cleveland Tickets HERE.

Launched in 2012 by Cleveland Orchestra principal clarinet Franklin Cohen and daughter Diana Cohen, concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, ChamberFest Cleveland burst onto the scene with a Big Bang! Steeped in a lifetime of participation in music festivals, the Cohens dreamt of bringing a world-class chamber music festival to the Cleveland community. ChamberFest Cleveland is now the region’s only such festival, creating thematic programming for unique chamber music experiences in a variety of venues around town. Prelude & Postlude events are structured around each concert to deepen your experience while fostering audience engagement opportunities. Our mission is to nurture a deep family-like connection between musicians and audiences of all ages.

Reserve your ChamberFest Cleveland Tickets HERE.


8 - 9 February 2019

Penn State University Single Reed Summit - Dr Anthony Costa, Director

University Park, Pennsylvania

Sponsored by the Penn State Clarinet Club, Penn State Saxophone Alliance, Penn State School of Music, and Penn State Student Initiated Fee. 

University Park, PA

Penn State University


An exciting two-day event that includes numerous guest artists, musical performances, masterclasses, lectures, chamber music, clarinet and saxophone choirs, High School and College performance competitions, and vendors.  


Open to all clarinet and saxophone enthusiasts!


PLEASE NOTE: Minors must be accompanied by parents/guardians or high school music teachers (when attending on a high school sanctioned field trip) at all events.

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Égide Duo (Stefanie and Joshua Gardner)

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Capitol Quartet (Christopher Creviston, Joseph Lulloff, David Stambler, and Henning Schröder)


Prestige Clarinet Quartet (John Kurokawa, Janice Minor, Sarah Nowlin, and Anthony Costa)



 8 - 9 February 2019

Paul Meyer Soloist and Conductor with the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester as part of Winnenden Konzerttage

Winnenden, Germany

Das hochkarätig besetzte Orchesterkonzert bildet den Höhepunkt der Konzerttage Winnenden. Unsere Solisten werden mit fulminanten Werken mit Orchester solistisch oder in anderer Besetzung ihr brilliantes Können unter Beweis stellen.

Mozart: Klarinettenkonzert KV 622 A-Dur  - Solist&Dirigent: Paul Meyer
B. Britten: Lachrymae op.48a für Viola und Streichorchester - Solist: Gareth Lubbe - Dirigent: Paul Meyer
Tchaikovsky: Waltz-Scherzo für Violine und Orchester - Solist: Natalia Lomeiko / Dirigent: Nabil Shehata
Beethoven: Triplekonzert op.56 - Solisten: Daishin Kashimoto, Violine - Claudio Bohórquez, Violoncello - Péter Nagy, Klavier Dirigent: Nabil Shehata

Die Solisten der Konzerttage sind allesamt leidenschaftliche Kammermusiker und stellen dies mit einem verlängerten Abendkonzert unter Beweis. In zwei Einzelkonzerten treten die Solisten in verschiedenen Besetzungen auf und spielen die schönsten und beliebtesten Werke aus dem Bereich der Kammermusik.

J. S. Bach - Musikalisches Opfer Ricercar a 3 Klavier solo
J. S. Bach - Musikalisches Opfer Ricercar a 6

R. Schumann
 Bilder aus Osten op.66 Klavier 4-händig
Z. Kodaly Duo für Violine und Violoncello op.7 
G. Rossini Duo für Cello und Kontrabass D-DUR 
L. v. Beethoven Trio „Gassenhauer“ op.11 
Lubbe - Ubuntu (Menschlichkeit) in der Fassung speziell für die Winnender Konzerttage für 2 Violinen, Viola, Violoncello, Kontrabass, Klarinette, Klavier zu 4 Händen


9 February 2019

Messiaen “Quatuor pour la fin du temps” -  Opera of St Omer  with Patrick Messina, Roger Muraro, Fanny Robilliard & Raphaël Perraud

9 February 2019

Walter Boeykins Clarinet Day

Enschede, The Netherlands

9 - 10 February 2019

9 - 10 February 2019

Giovanni Punzi Master Classes

Rome, Italy

9 - 10 February 2019

David Silva Master Classes

Porto, Portugal

9 - 10 February 2019

Texas State University Clarinet Fiesta

San Antonio, Texas

MUSIC: Clarinet Fiesta Gala Recital (Sun 2/10)

With guest artists: Gregory Raden, Mitchell Estrin, and Richard MacDowell




Adult | $8 Child / Senior/ Military | $5 TXST Student

plus $2 Texas State Presents processing fee for tickets online or at the window.




TEXAS STATE CLARINET FIESTA is a musical event in the beautiful campus of Texas State University. This weekend long clarinet joy in the “Heart of Texas” will create great opportunities for clarinet players to learn from some of the leading clarinetists from around the World. Clarinetists will have a free access to all of the master classes, clinics, concerts and exhibits.

CONTACT: Texas State Presents | 512-245-6500

 We hope to see many of you at the 2019 Texas State Clarinet Fiesta on February 9-10!
If you are in the area come to San Marcos to play, listen and maybe win a brand new Buffet Clarinet! Complete schedule and details are available here:

Faculty includes and linked here:

Richard MacDowell

Mitchell Estrin

Gregory Raden

Vanguel Tangarov


9 - 10 February 2019

Antonio Saiote Master Class


9 - 13 February 2019

Mozgovenko Clarinet Competition

Moscow, Russia

First International Clarinet competition “Happy Birthday, Maestro!” dedicated to the 95th Birthday Anniversary of Professor,
People’s Artist of Russian Federation Ivan Mozgovenko.
Age limit - 27 years.
International Jury, cash prizes,concerts engagement, master-classes.
Gala-concert in the Big Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

APPLICATION DEADLINE : 20 December 2018.
Closing date: 20 Dec 2018
More details:
Visit website


10 - 15 February 2019

VIP Radovan Cavallin Master Classes

Canary Islands, Spain

11 - 12 February 2019

Barbara Borowicz  Concert and Master Classes




Next Monday 11 until Thursday 14 we received the visit at the csma "Oscar Esplá" of Alicante. Barbara Borowicz Academy of music Krakow (Polònia) that will give a masterclass within the Erasmus +. Program. You are all invited.


15 February 2019

Jose Franch-Ballister Performs Corigliano Clarinet Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfonica in Murcia

Murcia, Spain


Corigliano Concerto Rehearsal

16 February 2019

Clarinet Cornucopia at Northern Illinois University - VIP Gregory Barrett, Director

DeKalb, Illinois

Greg Barrett


Gregory Barrett
NIU School of Music
1425 W. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115

                            Clarinet Cornucopia is a festival for clarinetists who enjoy playing and learning about their favorite instrument and its extended world. Founded in 2002, Clarinet Cornucopia focuses on a different theme each year and a featured performer gives a recital, teaches a masterclass and shares their perspectives on the clarinet and music.

                            All participants are invited to perform in the Cornucopia Choir, which performs at the final concert of the day.

2019 Clarinet Cornucopia

William Helmers and the Clarinet Works of James Grant

Saturday, February 16, 2019
9 a.m-7:30 p.m. NIU School of Music

This event is free to attend but please register so we know you're coming.


Join NIU Clarinet faculty member Gregory Barrett, guest artist William Helmers, clarinet; NIU Philharmonic Conductor Danko Drusko, NIU faculty cellist Cheng-Hou Lee and NIU graduate piano student Heewon Cha for a full day of concerts, master classes and rehearsal.

Professionals, teachers and graduate students can perform on the Medley Recital. Clarinet chamber groups and choirs can perform at the Ensembles Concert. Everyone is invited to play in the Cornucopia Clarinet Choir. Please contact me at if you or your group would like to perform or play in a master class.

William Helmers joined the Milwaukee Symphony in 1980. He has also been a member of the contemporary ensemble Present Music since the group’s inception. He has worked with many other orchestras, including Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Cleveland, Ravinia Festival, Santa Fe Opera and Rochester. Mr. Helmers is active in commissioning, performance and recording of new music; he gave the North American premiere of John Adams' clarinet concerto, Gnarly Buttons, with the composer conducting, and the world premiere of James Grant's Concerto for Bass Clarinet.  Mr. Helmers has made numerous premiere recordings of solo and chamber music, including compositions by Roberto Sierra, James Grant, Kamran Ince, Jerome Kitzke, and others.

Holding degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School, Mr. Helmers’ primary teachers were Stanley Hasty and Joseph Allard. Other influential teachers included Anthony Gigliotti, Ronald Reuben, Harold Wright and Mitchell Lurie.

Mr. Helmers performs chamber music throughout the year in many different settings. He is a founding member of Musaik, a consortium of Milwaukee musicians, and in summers he attends the Washington Island Music Festival. He has been a member of the Portland-based Westwood Wind Quintet, participating in many of their recordings for Crystal Records. Recently, he has enjoyed regular engagements with the Little Lake Stompers, a traditional jazz group.


16 February 2019

Encuentro De Clarinetes

Madrid, Spain

16 February 2019

Concours Interpretation de la Clarinette

Velizy-Villacoublay, France


17 February 2019

Perdue University Woodwind Day

Fort Wayne, Indiana


17 February 2019

E'Glise Sainte- Colombe, France

19 February 2019

VIP Gregory Raden Master Class at Eastern Michigan University

19 February 2019

Wright State University Soloist Concert

Dayton, Ohio

20 February 2019

Kammermusik with members of Berliner Philharmoniker at the Philharmonie

Berlin, Germany

Kammermusik-Vereinigung der Berliner Philharmoniker


Brahms Horn Trio Es-Dur op. 40
Brahms Klarinettentrio a-Moll op. 114
Fibich Quintett für Violine, Violoncello, Klarinette, Horn und Klavier D-Dur op. 42

20 - 22 February 2019

Verancio Ruis Clarinet Course


21 February 2019

Juan Ferrer Soloist Performing Oscar Navarro's Clarinet Concerto (Composer conducting) with the Royal Band of the Belgian Guides

Tielt, Belgium


21 - 23 February 2019

VIP Ricardo Morales Soloist performing Weber's 2nd Clarinet Concerto Op 74 with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadephia Orchestra Musician's Minute with Ricardo Morales approaching Weber Concerto event

Ricardo Morales on importance of development as a musician and player

Andrés Orozco-Estrada - Conductor

Ricardo Morales - Clarinet


Janácek - Taras Bulba

Weber - Clarinet Concerto No. 2

Brahms - Symphony No. 3

Thursday, February 21, 2019

7:30 pm Verizon Hall
A Czech composer's take on a Russian-Ukrainian novelist's (Gogol) tale of a Cossack hero—Janácek's tone poem Taras Bulba is gorgeous music! And so, of course, is Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 2, thrillingly realized by our brilliant Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales. Brahms's penultimate symphony shows the master composer at the peak of his musical powers, a fitting conclusion to this dynamic program, led by Andrés Orozco-Estrada.


22 February 2019

Ruzalia Kasimova Chamber Concert

Moscow, Russia

 22 - 23 February 2019

Utah Clarinet Festival featuring VIPs Chad Burrow and Denise Gainey at Brigham Young University

Salt Lake City, Utah


23 February 2019

WA Concert 'Old is New' with Senior VIP Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima and Friends at the Tenri Center

New York City

“A word to the wise music lover: Run, don’t walk, to this series” Frank Daykin from The New York Concert Review

Charles Neidich announcing this upcoming concert

 Wa Concert Series continues with its first musical offering of this new year Old is New, an evening of old masterpieces by Handel, Crusell and Mozart performed on period instruments as they were once imagined, conceived and heard by the masters themselves. You will have a rare chance to experience Mozart's masterful clarinet quintet in its reconstructed version for basset clarinet, the instrument that was famously introduced to the world by Anton Stadler one of Mozart's dearest friends and muses as well as one of the world's earliest clarinet virtuosos. Our artistic director, Charles Neidich will be performing the quintet on a newly reconstructed replica of the original instrument built by Jochen Seggelke. in Bamberg, Germany

 The concert will take place on February 23, 2018 at the Tenri Cultural institute of New York at 7:30PM. 



George Frideric Handel - HWV 424, Sonata in D Major for 2 clarinets and French Horn

Bernhard Crusell - Quartet in Eb op. 2 No. 1

 W.A. Mozart - Quintet in A, Kv 581


 Charles Neidich, Clarinet/Basset Clarinet Ayako Oshima, Clarinet William Purvis, French Horn Cynthia Roberts, Violin Chloe Fedor, Violin Edson Sheid, Viola Madeline Bouissou, Cello 

  A Reception Will Follow 

 Ayako Oshima, our Chef Extraordinaire has prepared a feast of culinary delights and spirits for your enjoyment as you get to meet and greet the performers! 

  Additional performances are scheduled for: 

 Friday evening, March 1, 2019

 Saturday evening, March 30, 2019

 Friday evening, April 12, 2019

 Friday evening, May 10, 2019, all at 7:30 pm.


23 February 2019

VIP Philippe Cuper Master Class

Piacenza, Italy


23 February 2019

Merate Musica Mozart Gran Partita K361

23 February 2019

University of South Alabama (USA) Clarinet Day

Mobile, Alabama

USA Clarinet Day 2016

USA Clarinet Day 2019

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
University of South Alabama
Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

We welcome all interested clarinetists to participate in USA’s fourth annual Clarinet Day!

This year’s event will feature guest artist Dr. Victor Chavez, Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and host of the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest 2019 convention.

Dr. Victor ChavezDr. Victor Chavez, Jr. is a Mexican-American, fifth-generation musician from El Paso, Texas and has studied with Larry Combs, Guy Deplus, Jon Manasse, Julie Deroche, Kenneth Grant, Dr. Richard Shanley, and Alan Olson. As a student, Victor won various prizes: twice at the El Paso Artists Guild Concerto Competition; twice at the Entergy Young Texas Artists Competition in Conroe, Texas; Baylor University Concerto Competition; the International Sorantin Concerto Competition in San Angelo, Texas; DePaul University Concerto Competition; and the Round Top Festival Concerto Competition. Upon completing his Bachelor's degree in Music Education, he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Lusk Fellowship, which allowed him to study in Paris, France under the tutelage of Guy Deplus, former soloist of L'Opera de Paris and teacher of the Conservatoire National Superior de Paris. While in Paris, Victor was principal clarinetist of the Orchestre des Universités de Paris and conducted his Fulbright research in pedagogy, performance practice, and literature.

Upon returning to the United States, Victor attended DePaul University where he earned a Master's degree with distinction in clarinet performance under the guidance of Larry Combs, former principal clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Victor then earned his doctorate in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music with a minor in Music Education where he occasionally performed with the historic Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Philharmonia.

Victor has taught privately in El Paso, Texas; Waco, Texas; Mexia, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Lansing, Indiana; and at the University of Rochester in New York State. He has attended the Brevard Music Festival, Blossom Music Festival, and Round Top Music Festival. He has been a guest clinician for KMTA, various middle schools, high schools, and universities throughout the country as well as performed at the International Clarinet Association Festival 2014 and the College Music Society Conference. His performances can be heard locally on WUOT 91.5 FM, Knoxville.

As an active free-lance clarinetist, he has performed with the Waco Symphony Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Belton Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, and Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series. He is currently the principal clarinetist of the Tri-Cities Opera Company in Binghamton, New York and principal clarinetist of the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra in Johnson City, Tennessee as well as the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Victor is a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.


Dr. Kip Franklin

Registration and Fees:

$25 due upon your arrival to Clarinet Day 2019

Registration fee includes:

  • admission to all exhibits, events, and recitals
  • participant lunch

Online payment for Clarinet Day is unavailable. Please register using the form below and bring your payment with you when you arrive on February 23rd (checks may be made out to "USA Department of Music"). We hope to have online payments for future events.


Schedule of Events (tentative, as of October 2018):

9:30am­ Registration Opens
10:00am­ Welcome, Warm Up, Mass Clarinet Choir Rehearsal
11:00am­ Masterclass with Dr. Chavez
12:00pm­ Lunch (provided)
12:45pm Potpourri Recital (Recital Hall)
1:30pm Mass Clarinet Choir Rehearsal
2:30pm­ Q&A with Drs. Chavez and Franklin 
3:00pm Mass Clarinet Choir Rehearsal
3:45pm Mass Clarinet Choir Performance
4:00pm­ Finale Recital Featuring Dr. Chavez, Dr. Franklin, and Dr. Doreen Lee
5:00pm­ USA Clarinet Day Concludes

Questions? Please contact:

Dr. Kip Franklin


24 February 2019



De klarinetdag vindt plaats op 24 februari 2019 in de Europahal, Generaal Maczekplein 5 in Tielt en wordt georganiseerd voor alle klarinettisten. Dompel een volledige dag onder in een gemoedelijke sfeer en neem deel aan workshops, masterclasses en het clarinetchoir. 
Daarnaast zijn er ook handelaars aanwezig en kan je hun standen bezoeken. Schrijf je dus in en maak kennis met de docenten en ontmoet vrienden en collega-klarinettisten. Inschrijven kan van 14 januari tot 11 februari door middel van deze link.

Volgende workshops worden aangeboden:
Mondstukken met Hans Colbers
Ademhaling met Julie Devos
Brain effeciency learning met Stephan Vermeersch
Improvisatie met Firas Al Alwani
Breathing Gym met Jan Smets
Warming up met Edith Van Dyck
Inner game, de klarinet vanuit een zangersperspectief, met Erwin Muller
Rieten met Stephan Vermeersch
Initiatie historische klarinetten en barokchalumeau met Jean-Philippe Poncin
De dag zelf noteer je welke workshops je wil volgen.

Er kunnen masterclasses gevolgd worden met:
Firas Al Alwani
Geert Baeckelandt
Adrien Besse
Dimitri Bracke
Hans Colbers
John Van Laethem
Dirk Deleersnijder
Benjamin Dieltjens
Ferrer Juan
Marya Pavlovic
Jean-Philippe Poncin
Henk Soenen
Tomonori Takeda
David Van Maele
Peter Valck
Stephan Vermeersch
Bart Watté

De masterclass van Annelien van Wauwe is volzet. Actief deelnemen aan deze masterclass kan niet meer.

Slotconcert om 17:45 uur
Op het slotconcert ben je zelf van de partij in het clarinetchoir o.l.v. Dimitri Bracke maar ook volgende clarinet choirs zullen een optreden verzorgen:
Claribel, Waregems Clarinet Choir, Claricatesse, Trio Chalumeaux, improvisatie duo Poncin-Vercampt, Opus /98, en de docenten masterclasses.

€ 20 volledige dag met workshops, clarinetchoir en maaltijd (zonder masterclass)
€ 25 volledige dag met workshops, individuele masterclass, clarinetchoir en maaltijd

Ontdek de flyer

Inschrijven kan je door te klikken op deze link.


24 February 2019

Klarinetdag Tielt

Tielt, Belgium

24 February 2019

VIP Sabine Grofmeier Hamburg Serenade Concert

Hamburg, Germany

Sabine Grofmeier interview in Hamburg


24 FEBRUARY 2019 

AND 30 March 2019

Master-class of clarinet and chamber music under the direction of Eva Villegas

Evian, France


27 February 2019

Winter Chamber Concert with VIP Wenzel Fuchs and Friends

Berlin, Germany

28 February - 1 March 2019

VIP Alessandro Carbonare Master Classes

Rome, Italy


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