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July 2018 Newsletter


19 June - 15 July 2018


Young Artist Seminar at the Rocky Ridge Music Center


Estes Park, Colorado


30 June - 7 July 2018


Prague Clarinet Days


Prague, Czech Republic




1 - 3  July 2018


Zomerstages Klarinet


Brussels, Belgium


This year, the kunsthumaniora of Brussels is organising the 1th time for the 10th time. Because 10 years is quite an achievement, we want to celebrate this with you!

That is why this year we invited Julien Hervé (Soloklarinettist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) and nele delafonteyne (Soloklarinettiste of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra) to give masterclass.

This and many more surprises are waiting for our 10th Anniversary!






1 - 7 July 2018


Festival International Vacante Musicale - VIPs Luigi Magistrelli and Antonio Tinelli, Teachers




1 - 6 July 2018


Hidden Valley Music Festival Clarinet Master Class with Emil Khudyev


Monterey/Carmel, California




Session Schedule

The Khudyev Clarinet Master Class opens on Sunday July 1st, 2018 with dinner at 6:00 pm and closes with breakfast on Friday July 6th, 2018.

Teacher Biography

Prior to joining the Seattle Symphony, clarinetist Emil Khudyev has performed with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra. Khudyev was appointed as instructor of clarinet at the Interlochen Arts Academy in 2014. Prior to this position, he served as the acting Associate Principal, Second and E-flat Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony. Born in Turkmenistan, Khudyev began his musical training under the auspices of the Moscow Conservatory, and, at age 7, was admitted to the Special Music School of Turkmenistan. Khudyev received his bachlor's degree in Clarinet Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Franklin Cohen and his master's degree at the Yale School of Music with David Shifrin. Khudyev also studied at the Colburn Conservatory fro his Artist Diploma under Yehuda Gilad. he has attended Tanglewood Music Festival, the Colorado College Music Festival and the Sarasota Music Festival.

Application Information

All new participant applications should be supported by 2 letters of recommendation; in some cases audition tapes or CDs will be requested. All applications will be processed on receipt and after application fee is received. Applicants will be notified by mail. A non-refundable payment of $300.00 is due upon acceptance. Balance is due 10 days before the opening date of class.

Select the Apply button on the right hand side of this page to apply online.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact (831) 659-3115 or email 

Emil Khudyev in Performance

Each master class includes a concert, open to the public, featuring the master teacher performing a wide array of repertoire highlighting their instrument.  Emil Khudyev presents an evening of clarinet on Monday July 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Those who are not in the master class may purchase tickets to this performance HERE.

Emil Khudyev plays the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major. mvt. 1. with Farkhad Khudyev conducting at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea.



2 - 7 July 2018


Gdansk, Poland



5 -19 July 2018


Orfeo Music Festival with Michael Dean


6 - 9 July 2018


VIP and Jazz Great Anat Cohen Residency at Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in


Burlington, VT




6 - 11 July 2017


ClarinetFest 2018 - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director


Ostend, Belgium



                ClarinetFest® 2018 will take place in the beautiful city of Ostend, Belgium, July 6-11 2018. Artistic Director Eddy Vanoosthuyse will be assisted by the family of the late Guido Six (Chantal, Bert and Gaby). The annual International Clarinet Association-conference is presented in partnership with the City of Ostend.


               There will be performances by the Brussels Philharmonic and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra. Both orchestras recorded the soundtrack of the movie The Artist. Also appearing are the Band of the Royal Guides, the Royal Navy Band, the Flemish Chamber Philharmony amongst others.


              There will be an extra concert by the Brussels Philharmonic with Academy Award winner Nicola Piovani (La Vita è Bella), conducting his film music and the world premiere of his clarinet concerto.

Next to hosting some of the biggest stars (see below), we will also give an opportunity to young (and very young) talent.


             Clarinet choirs from around the world are welcome to participate in the First International Guido Six Clarinet Choir Festival. One of the highlights will be one of Guido’s last arrangements for clarinet choir and organ, performed in the neogothic Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Ostend.






8 - 14 July 2018 and 9 - 15 July



Freischaffender Klarinettist


Sprachen: Deutsch, Englisch

Simon Reitmaier, geboren in Tirol, Studium an der Universität Mozarteum Salzburg bei Univ. Prof. Alois Brandhofer und an der Privatuniversität Johannesgasse Wien bei Matthias Schorn.
Abschluss mit Auszeichnung. Preisträger bei zahlreichen nationalen und internationalen Wettbewerben. Soloklarinettist in verschiedenen Orchestern: Sinfonietta Baden, Kammerorchester Interregional, Bläserphilharmonie Salzburg u.a. Solistische Tätigkeit mit Duisburger Philharmonikern, Niederösterreichische Tonkünstler, Amadeus Consort Salzburg, Orchester 1756, Budapester Virtuosen, concentus21. Umfangreiche Kammermusiktätigkeit mit Mitgliedern der Berliner Philharmoniker, NDR Hamburg, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, RSO Wien, Salzburger Solisten, Twins Quartett, duo Nota bene. 2009 Überreichung des START-Stipendiums des österreichischen Kulturministeriums. Im Juni 2013 Debut
in der Carnegie Hall mit dem Mahler Streichquartett. Konzerte in Japan, Taiwan, Russland, USA, Europa. 2011 Gründung des Ensembles AIRstaunlich. Mitwirkung bei zahlreichen CD-, Rundfunkund TV Produktionen. Der österreichische Komponist Ernst Ludwig Leitner komponierte im Sommer 2014 sein Klarinettenkonzert für Simon Reitmaier. Herbst 2014 Veröffentlichung der Solo CD „Im Atem der Zeit – Musik für Klarinette Solo“. U.a. Konzerte mit dem Programm beim österreichischen Kulturforum London, Malta/ Gozo Victoria Arts Festival, Kurhaus Bergün/CH, Celler Kulturwochenende.



8 - 15 July 2018


Andrzej Wojciechowski Master Classes



9 - 11 July 2018

Klassic Clarinet Competition

Ulm, Germany






Clarinet Workshop with VIP Simon Reitmaier

as part of the Summer Academy Lilienfeld / Austria



10 - 12 July 2018


Giovanni Punzi Master Class


Moli de Bari, Italy



12 - 18 July 2018


Belgian Clarinet Academy - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director


Ostend, Belgium




13 - 14 July 2018




13 - 20 July 2018

Verancio Rius Master Classes with Forum Musikae

Madrid, Spain



13 July - 1 August 2018




14 July 2018


VIP Wenzel Fuchs Charity Recital


 Matsunami, Japan


~ Concert information ~
2018. July. 14th. Saturday. 14:00 at Matsunami Hospital Entrance Hall Gifu Japan.
Wenzel Fuchs (Clarinet) & Narihito Mukeda (Piano) Special Concert
Schumann, Poulenc, Liszt, Chopin,etc.
~ Concert Guide ~
July 14, 2018 (Saturday) 14:00 starts at gifu matsunami hospital south entoransuhōru.
Wenzel Hooks (Clarinet) & Mukoda Adults (piano) special concert.
Admission free.
Schumann (Schumann)
Japanese song special medley * Piano Solo
List: LOVE DREAM 3 * Piano Solo
Poulenc: impromptu piano solo
Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata
Chopin: Polonaise in 6
It's a thousand winds.
Chrysler: Beautiful Ross Marin
Munger: album spelling
Monty: cha



14 - 16 July 2018


VIP Piero Vincente Master Class




14 - 21 July 2018


Savonlinna Music Academy Chamber Music Master Classes





15 - 23 July 2018


3rd International Bass Clarinet Competition - Application deadline:  1 July 2018


Avila, Spain





16 - 19 July 2018


Nicolas Fargeix Master Class


Coutier, France


16 - 21 July 2018


Buffet Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy at the University of Northern Florida


Jacksonville, Florida




We are pleased to announce the 2018 Summer Clarinet Academy Artist Faculty! Please join us in welcoming PHILIPPE CUPER (Paris National Opera Orchestra), FLORENT HEAU (Paris CRR), INN-HYUCK CHO (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), VICTORIA LUPERI (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) and ALCIDES RODRIGUEZ (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) to the 2018 Academy in Jacksonville July 16-21. Application/audition information will be posted here soon--we look forward to receiving your materials



17 - 20 July 2018

VIP Yehuda Gilad Masterclasses with Forum Musikae

Madrid, Spain




19 July - 29 July 2018

Philadelphia International Music Camp and Festival



Ricardo Morales, clarinet Ricardo Morales
Principal Clarinet, The Philadelphia Orchestra
Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet Boris Allakhverdyan
Principal Clarinet, Los Angeles Philharmonic



18 - 29 July 2018

Esquela International Music Festival - VIP Robert DiLutis, Clarinet Teacher

Oviedo, Spain  - Main site: 


2018 Summer Courses


Robert DiLutis, clarinetist




                   Robert DiLutis is currently Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Maryland, School of Music, College Park and in his 2nd season as Principal Clarinetist of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mr. DiLutis previously served as Associate Professor of Clarinet at the Louisiana State University School of Music from 2009-2012. He has also held positions with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra and the Eastman School of Music. Mr. DiLutis has served on the faculties of St. Mary's University in Texas and Nazareth College in New York. His recent recitals and master classes have included the Austrian Clarinet Society 10th Annual Conference, University of Georgia, University of California at Northridge, University of South Carolina, Catholic University of America and the International Clarinet Conference in Assisi, Italy.


              Born in Baltimore, Maryland to a family of musicians, Mr. DiLutis studied first with his father John DiLutis Sr. then at the Peabody Conservatory with William Blayney and the Juilliard School with David Weber, principal clarinetist of the NYC Ballet. In 1989 he made his Carnegie Hall Recital debut as the winner of the Artist International Chamber Music Competition. As a soloist Mr. DiLutis has performed with ensembles such as the St. Lawrence String Quartet, San Antonio Symphony, LSU Wind Ensemble, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Mr. DiLutis has performed and toured with the New York Philharmonic and is currently co-director of the Clarinet Academy of America, an intensive summer program for advanced clarinetists in high school and college. In addition to his performance career Mr. DiLutis is the inventor of the Reed Machine, a reed-making device used by top professionals around the world.


             In 2013 Mr. DiLutis created a new chamber music series at the historic Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale, MD and was awarded a 2014 & 2017 Individual Performing Artist Grant from the Maryland State Counsel for the Arts. Mr. DiLutis is an Artist for Buffet and his new DVD/CD Clarinet at Maryland, is available at and



20 - 22 July 2018


 Clarinet Sicily Festival Master Classes


Sicily, Italy


23 July 2018


Brescia, Italy


23 - 28 July 2018

VIP Philippe Cuper Master Class with the Korea Clarinet Ensemble

Choong Ju, Korea



23 - 28 July 2018


Narnia Festival Master Classes


Narnia, Italy




23 - 28 July 2018


Franco - Mexicano Clarinete Festival





24 - 28 July 2018


3rd International Clarinet Festival  (CCOM)  - Juan Juan, Director


Beijing, China





24 - 29 July 2018


International Clarinet Workshop - VIP Alexander Fiterstein, Director


Kibbutz Mizra, Israel



Jezreel Valley Center for the Arts
Kibbutz Mizra, Israel

The International Clarinet Workshop (ICW) was founded by clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein who was raised in the Galilee and received his first musical training in the region. He later went on to study at the Juilliard school and won several International awards including first prize at the 2nd Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition in Denmark and the Avery Fisher Career Grant Award in New York. The ICW is a clarinet seminar for advanced clarinet students and enthusiasts from around the world. The maximum number of participants will be 15. The daily schedule includes warm up and fundamentals classes with Lisa Perry, Masterclasses with Alexander Fiterstein and Ron Selka (Principal Clarinet of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra), chamber music and orchestra excerpts classes.



24 July - 4 August 2018


Aria Music Academy


2018 Intensive Boot Camp Sessions
Age Limits: 16-28 Years Old
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, USA

Session I: June 28-July 9
Violin, Cello, Flute

Session II: July 11-July 22
Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet

Session III: July 24-August 4
Violin, Cello, Flute

Private lessons, master classes and workshops on technique, intelligent and efficient practicing, musicianship, performance, auditions, and career.


27 - 29 July 2018


Carmen Teresa Borregales Master Class


Najera, Spain



28 July - 8 August 2018


Musica Riva Music Festival and Master Classes





  Principal clarinet of the Opera House Orchestra in Rome and winner of the recent competition for Principal clarinet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, he is considered one of the most important international clarinettists. He started his career very early as principal clarinet in “Orchestra del Teatro V.Bellini” in Catania, playing there from 1993 to 1996. In 1997 he won the competition for principal clarinet at the Orchestra of “Opera di Roma”, and he also played as principal clarinet for the Philharmonic Orchestra of “Teatro alla Scala” in Milan and for the “Orchestra da Camera Italiana”. From 2008 to 2012 he was member of the Orchestra National de France. Winner of the International Prize “Jeunesses Musicales” in Bucarest and awarded with other various national prizes – as the “A. Ponchielli” prize in Cremona, the “G. Briccialdi” prize in Terni and the “Boario Musica” prize, he has performed a brilliant career not just in the most important Italian cities but also in many foreign countries: in Spain, Germany, Tunisia, Russia, Sweden, Austria, France, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Holland, China, Taiwan, Japan and USA. He has recorded for “B.M.G. Ricordi”, “Riverberi Sonori”, “Fonè”, “Accord for Music” Roma, “Trio Zecchini”, Wicky Edition, Cristal Records. Several of his performances have been broadcasted by radios and televisions such: RAI, RAI SAT, Radio Vaticana, Romanian National Television, Radio France, Radio Tre, France Musique and RaiTrade. Authors such Luis Bacalov, Renato Chiesa, Claudio Cimpanelli, Antonio Fraioli and Nunzio Ortolano have dedicated their works to Calogero Palermo. His career as concert player is strictly connected with his didactic occupation in specialization courses and Master Classes in Italy and abroad. He is the author of the text planning “Soli Orchestra” for clarinet with piano accompaniment. He is regularly invited to take part in the juries of the most important national and international competitions for clarinet. Calogero Palermo plays a Buffet Crampon clarinet model RC Prestige.


27 - 28 July 2018

Jean-Michel Bertelli Master Class

Penang, Thailand


27 - 30 July 2018


VIP Wenzel Fuchs Master Class




27 July - 4 August 2018


Crusell Chamber Music Festival


Helsinki, Finland





28 July - 6 August 2018


11 th Summer Clarinet Course Domazlice (Czech Republic) - VIP Ludmila Peterkova, Director


Domazlice - Czech Republic




 Ludmila Peterková

česká klarinetistka, laureátka mezinárodní soutěže Pražské jaro 1991. V současné době profesorka Pražské konzervatoře, příležitostná moderátor­ka i herečka (pořad pro mládež Peri­skop na stanici Český rozhlas 2 Praha, seriál České televize Hop nebo trop, Terra musica, ExpoHlednice).

V mládí hrála na klavír, saxofon i klarinet, kterému se začala věnovat inten­zivněji. Vystudovala hru na tento nástroj na Pražské konzervatoři a HAMU. Absolvo­vala roční stáž na pařížské Conservatoire National Supérieur a různé kratší kurzy u klarinetistů zvučných jmen (K. Leister, M. Arrignon), od roku 2007 pořádá vlastní letní kurzy v západočeských Domažlicích.

Vystupovala v zemích celé Evropy, doma účinkovala na pres­tižních akcích jako koncert k zase­dání MMF a Světové banky v Praze (s Českou filharmonií a dirigentem V. Ashkenazym). Významné zahraniční koncerty absolvovala např. v roce 2005 v Japon­sku, kde strávila tři čtvrtě roku. Japonští posluchači mohli v jejím podání vyslechnout Mozartův klarinetový koncert v Tokyu a Aichi Art Centru v Nagoyi s Nagojskou filharmo­nií, nebo Kalivodovy Variace na Českém národním dnu na Expo 2005 se Symfonickým orchestrem hl. města Prahy FOK. V roce 2006 jste jí mohli slyšet při provedení Messiaeno­va Kvartetu na konec času, Mozartova koncertu A dur na basetový klarinet – ve výroční den skladatelova úmrtí – se Symfonickým orchestrem českého rozhlasu a dirigentem Vladimírem Válkem.

Od roku 2000 nahrává exkluzivně pro společnost Supraphon. Její CD s na­hrávkami Rossiniho, Mendelssohna a Brucha získalo prestižní cenu Harmonie za nejlepší nahrávku roku a v roce 2007 vyšel poslední, velmi úspěšný titul Playful Clarinet.

Od roku 2006 se věnuje také staré hudbě, kde se zaměřila na chalumeau, předchůdce klarinetu, a klasicistní dobové klarinety.

Spolupracuje s řadou umělců významných jmen – houslista Josef Suk, dirigent Jiří Bělohlávek, Vladimír Ashkenazy, Gerd Albrecht, mezzosopranistka Magdalena Kožená,Škampovo kvarteto, Tokio String Quartet, klavíristé Elisabeth Leonskaya, Gerhard Oppitz a dalšími.




29 July - 5 August 2018


Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee


Jerusalem, Israel




29 July - 10 August 2018


Global Summer Institute of Music at Virginia Commonwealth University


Richmond, Virginia



30 July - 1 August

VIP Dave Krakauer Master Classes on the 21st Century Clarinet

Siena, Italy



30 July - 4 August 2018


XXVI Academia International de Clarinete 'Clarinetissim'


Agullent - Valencia, Spain




30 July - 10 August 2018

Music Seminar in Kitokaruizowa - VIPs Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors




Kitakaruizawa music seminar
7/30 to 8/10
I am happy to announce we will have professor William Purvis Horn Class ~~
#Summer #Clarinet #Horn #Seminar #CharlesNeidich #AyakoOshima — with William Purvi




31 July - 8 August 2018


Buffet Asia Clarinet Competion


Taiwan, China







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