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January 2016 Newsletter


For all former Russianoff Students, mark your date for 14 February as seen below:




Memorial Celebration for Leon Russianoff - 26 years after his passing away in 1990 - Manhattan School of Music - VIP Charles Neidich and Mike Getzin, Directors


             On Sunday, February 14, the Manhattan School will host a day long memorial celebration for Leon Russianoff. Russianoff, one of the greatest and most beloved and most colorful clarinet teachers of the 20th century and one of the most important forces elevating the American School of clarinet playing to its position of preeminence passed away 25 years ago.


            Although the exact schedule is still not set, the day will feature performances by many of his students, videos of some of his master classes, reminiscences and discussion about his importance to the world of the clarinet and will end with everyone participating in a clarinet choir farewell to the great master.

            The day will also serve, hopefully, to resuscitate the Russianoff Memorial scholarship fund at the Manhattan School which his wife, Penny Russianoff, established but which has been dormant for several years.


            Former students are urged to participate and honor their teacher and participate in the above activities. Many of the legendary former students are vitally interested in participating.  Please let everyone know, and contact Charles Neidich at   or Mike Getzin at


New Update:


Date: Sunday, 14 Feb 16 at:


Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Ave (Broadway and 122nd St)
New York City




Check WKA info at


10:30AM-12:30PM Video presentation and discussion Miller Recital Hall

2PM-4PM Concert 1Greenfield Recital Hall

4:30PM-6:30PM Concert 2 Greenfield Recital Hall

Afterwards, reception- party in Bettolona Restaurant

Greenfield Recital Hall is available for rehearsals from 9:15-12:30 and for a sound check from 1:30-1:45.

Please let as many people know as possible about this and have people who would like to play contact me.

Thanks so much,
All the Best,


PS -  Any emails and other contacts to me regarding this program will be answered and be patient given the business of schedules, If I cannot be immediately contacted, contact Mike Getzin and he will reinforce to keep the communications active.




2 - 5 January 2016


Norddeutche Klarinettentage  - clicke title for full details


Bremen, Germany



3 January 2016


Bremer Klarinettenwettbewerb


Bremen, Germany







3 - 23 January 2016


Clarinets for Conservation Teaching Project




7 - 9 January 2016


Baltimore, Maryland


january 7 - 9, 2016 | the peabody institute of the johns hopkins university

8 January 2016


with VIP Andreas Ottensamer - Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker





9 January 2016



10 January 2016


Camerino (MC) Italy



January 15-16, 2016


River City Clarinet Winter Festival 2016

University of Tennessee


Chattanooga, Tennessee


             The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Music and the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir are joining forces again to present the River City Clarinet Winter Festival 2016, now in its fifth season. Open to student (high school and college), amateur, and professional clarinetists, the event will be held on the UTC campus on Saturday, January 15-16, 2016.

Featured artists for this year’s festival will be Dr. J. David Harris (Associate Professor of Clarinet, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign), Dr. Brian Viliunas (Assistant Professor of Clarinet, Samford University), Dr. David McClune (Professor of Clarinet, Union University), Dr. Elizabeth Aleksander (Assistant Professor of Clarinet, University of Tennessee–Martin), Mr. Nicholas Hartline (artistic director, Chattanooga Clarinet Choir), and Dr. Nikolasa Tejero (Assistant Professor of Clarinet, University of Tennessee–Chattanooga).


             The activities will include lectures, a masterclass, the guest artists’ recital, and the popular festival clarinet choir.

This year’s corporate sponsors are d’Addario, Vandoren, Ken Stanton Music, Buffet- Crampon, Rodriguez Musical Services, and Luyben Music. The exhibit room will include a repair station courtesy of Jonathan Cathell and Consistent-C Instrument Repair. This event is made possible by generous funding by the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsBuild, the UTC Music Department, and the Performing Arts League of Chattanooga.

For the third year, we will host the RCCWF Young Artist Solo Competition. Clarinetists in high school and college are eligible to compete for a chance to perform in a masterclass and again at the festival choir concert. There will be a preliminary recorded audition round, and the final round of competition will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016, on the UTC campus. For competition eligibility, rules, and online application, please [click here]:

Event registration is $25.00, which includes a catered lunch on Saturday. Festival T- shirts are available for order on the online registration form (the cost of the T-shirt is $10.00, and preorder is required to reserve the correct shirt size). The registration deadline is December 20, 2015. For online event registration, please [click here]:

Come join us for weekend of music making, learning, and fun!


17 - 30 January 2016


Bass Clarinet Festival - information details on title


The Netherlands


Basklarinet Festijn 2016



Armand Angster
(F), Michael Riessler (D)
Duo Petra Stump & Heinz-Peter Linshalm (AT)


From the Netherlands:

Jelte Althuis, Fie Schouten, Tobias Klein
Laura Carmichael, Marij van Gorkom, Oguz Büyükberber



17 jan. 2016 16:00 Utrecht, Muziekhuis, Gaudeamus session
presentation bass clarinet miniatures by young composers by Fie Schouten & students

24 jan. 2016 14:15 Amsterdam, Orgelpark
duo Michael Riessler (bcl) and Pierre Charial (organ) info

24 jan. 2016 20:30 Lantaren-Venster Rotterdam – with 10 bass clarinetists
with pre-talk by composers Vanessa Lann & Martin Brandlmayr

27 jan. 2016 20:15 Prins Claus Conservatorium GroningenDuo_Riessler-Charial
Masters in concert serie: Petra Stump-Heinz-Peter Linshalm

28 jan. 2016 20:15 Wilminktheater Enschede – with 10 bass clarinetists
(openingsconcert Walter Boeykens Clarinet Festival)
with pre-talk by composer Tobias Klein and André Kerver

29 jan. 2016 20:30 Bimhuis Amsterdam – with 10 bass clarinetists
with pre-talk by composers Ig Henneman and Héctor Moro

31 jan. 2016 16:00 Nijmegen, Galerie Marzee
bcl trio concert Duo Stump Linshalm+Fie Schouten info



6 dec. 2015 10-18 Amsterdam, Splendor
Klarinet-Basklarinetdag voor amateurs info


25,26 jan. 2016 Groningen, Prince Claus Conservatorypetra-heinz-peter
masterclass given by Petra Stump & Heinz-Peter Linshalm

competition for new bass clarinetpiece
4 players, improvisation and/or live-electronics involved, lenght +/- 5min info


Ig Hennemannew trio
Vanessa Lann new quartet
Winner of composition-competition: bcl 4tet with live-electronics and/or improvisation involved
Improvisationquartet: Angster, Riessler, Büyükberber, Klein
Héctor Moro (Chili/D) – new tuttipiece
Pascal Dusapin – Itou (1995) solo
Angster & Riessler duo improvisations
Martin Brandlmayr (AT) new trio
Enrique Raxach – Vórtice (1983) for 6bcl, 3 cbcl
Tobias Klein new tuttipiece



Financially supported by: see here


21 January 2015


New York City




24 January 2016


Mozart Clarinet Concerto performed with Principal Clarinetist Gary Bovyer


Santa Monica, California




Hear Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto performed on the instrument he wrote it for – the Basset Clarinet, played by our Principal Clarinetist Gary Bovyer. Early and late symphonies flank this greatest and most profound clarinet concerto.


23 - 24 January 2016


Boston Clarinet Academy - VIP Jonathan Cohler, Director




25 January 2016


VIP Sabine Grofmeier in Broadcast with West Deutscher Rundfunk


Bonn, Germany





26 January 2016


Major Master Classes with VIP Mark Nuccio and VIP Richie Hawley


Houston, Texas


            Calling all Houston clarinetists! On Tuesday, January 26 from 4-8pm, H&H Music in Houston is hosting an amazing FREE clarinet event! Richie Hawley from Rice Uni...versity and Mark Nuccio from the Houston Symphony are presenting a masterclass, and representatives from Buffet Crampon USA and D'Addario Woodwinds will be there with tons of equipment to test out. We hope to see you there!


Hosted at H&H Music, 713 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, TX 77090



28 - 31 January 2016


Walter Boeykins Clarinet Festival


Eschede, The Netherlands






28 January 2016


QTHREE Chamber Concert featuring VIP Kimberley Cole-Luevano, Professor at University of North Texas in Denton


Troy, Alabama



29 January 2016


Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker and Friends


Houston, Texas


30 January 2016




 30 - 31 January 2016


Velizy-Villacoublay, France



30 - 31 January 2016








31 January 2016


Texas A&M University at Kingsville


KIngsville, Texas




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