As a student I participated in a number of
master classes and
workshops in this country and abroad. I always profited greatly from these
courses, not only as an aspiring clarinet player, but also as a person;
I found it an important source of inspiration to get to know and to become
friends with musicians from other countries and cultures. Soon after
having accomplished my own studies I started receiving invitations to give
masterclasses in Japan, South Korea and in Prague and other places in
the Czech Republic.
In 2005 I
was staying with my family in the city of Nagoya in Japan.
I enjoyed my stay in Japan greatly, also because it brought about a lot of
opportunities to perform and teach. It was then I realized it was time
to start my own workshop for young clarinettists.
We shall meet for the first time this summer in the town of
Domažlice. The music school management and the city representatives
have been most obliging during the preparations and I am happy the
workshop can take place in this small, but very pleasant, welcoming
and I are very much looking forward to meeting
you all and we are sure this will be a wonderful week for all of us.
Why do I Open a New Clarinet Workshop?
7 July 2007 9 a.m.– 12 a.m. workshop for children (with company)
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. workshop for children (with company)
8 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. workshop for children (with company)
arrival of participants
7.30 p.m. Opening Concert of Ludmila Peterková a Irina Kondratěnko
9 July 2007 9 a.m. Opening
Ceremony at the Music School
10 a.m. – 12 a.m., 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. classes
10 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m., 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. classes
4 p.m. presentation of Buffet Crampon instruments
11 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. classes
classes + after lunch a trip with barbecue
12 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m., 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. classes
13 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m., 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. classes
14 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. classes
7.30 p.m. Gala concert of participants
after concert dinner and Closing Ceremony
15 July 2007 departure of participants
Andrew Roberts Course Founder and Director Fabio Di Casola International soloist, professor of clarinet, Music Academy Zürich Kevin Murphy Head of Woodwind & Clarinet Professor Wells Cathedral School Janet Crossley Clarinet teacher and past student of The Clarinet Summer school Caroline Wheeler Clarinet teacher for Liverpool Music Support Service Dr Christopher Mimnagh Medical Advisor to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Chris will be on hand once again to help alleviate and,
in some cases, suggest ways to prevent many of the problems that
musicians at all levels can suffer.
" Musicians can be their own worst
enemies, they love what they do, live life to the full, practise to
achieve perfection, then wonder why the guarantee expires on their body
parts. My advice is ‘give up now’! However, for those of you hell bent
on the masochistic life of a clarinet slave, my practical alternative
advice will be available during The Clarinet Summer School!"
Dr Christopher Mimnagh
The following is a list of the International Tutors who have worked
on the course during the last ten years:
Andrew Roberts Course founder and Director Leslie Craven Principal Clarinet Welsh National Opera Michael Reid Principal Clarinet Tonhalle Orchestra
Zurich Philippe Cuper Premier Soloist of the Paris Opera Michael Whight Principal Clarinet Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra Nicholas Cox Principal Clarinet Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra Christian Stene Principal Clarinet Norwegian Opera Nicholas Carpenter Sub Principal Clarinet London
Philharmonic Orchestra Douglas Mitchell Sub Principal Clarinet Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra Victoria Soames Samek Soloist & recording artist
Fielding Principal Bass Clarinet Welsh National Opera George Galway Renowned Jazz Musician Nigel Hinson Recording artist Ian Haystead Recording artist
The 2007 Clarinet Summer School will be celebrating 10
successful years and retains a fresh approach each year by considering
different aspects of clarinet playing. The course provides excellent
tuition in advanced clarinet playing from top European specialist
This year the emphasis will be on ensemble playing, from
duo’s to full clarinet choir, with the chance to play on all of the
clarinets including the contra bass!.
The Intermediate Course
Janet Crossley will be leading a
two-day course for students of Grade 4-7 on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th
All students have the opportunity to play in ensembles
and workshops which introduce some technique and performance related
ideas. Students on the Intermediate Course are invited to attend the
Tutors concert on the Monday evening free of charge.
During the course the students have a chance to hear
some of the most popular pieces from the Associated Board list for the
relevant Grades given by the tutors. A great opportunity to hear live
performances of the set works, with advice on presentation and
preparation for Grade Exams.
Students on the advanced course will be given the
opportunity to try out their teaching skills. Several full-time teachers
have found this to be just what they needed as a
A draft timetable for the 2007 course will be available
in February 2007. Students interested in attending may contact Andrew
Roberts via this website to suggest the areas they would like to see
covered on the course.
The well established and successful structure of the course will
cover all aspects of technique, including everything from forming an
embouchure to style of performance through workshops, presentations and
One of the most successful parts of the course is the opportunity to
listen to live and recorded performances by many and varied players to
students develop their own keen ear and concept of style and tone.
Students have brought some interesting recordings along for others to
hear and found that there is a wealth of performers and styles still
waiting to be discovered.
TIME TO LEARN & TIME TO PLAY
time for private practising provides space to evaluate the new
information that flows during the week, and to give further
opportunities to create music together in ensemble groups.
This year the emphasis will be on encouraging quartets, trios and
duos to play together regularly. Practice rooms are available in
addition to the use of your private en-suite bedroom, this is one of the
few courses to offer the luxury of single rooms with private facilities.
Special diets can be catered for with advance notice.
Every effort will be made to give everyone on the course some
Classes on the harmony clarinets, like the Bass,
E-flat and Basset Horn, are included in small groups, broadening the
appeal of the course to the tutors and students.
Communication skills are central to performance success. Experienced
tutors and accompanists will be on hand to encourage players to develop
these skills in an enjoyable and relaxed environment.
The accompanists include David Walters (Course Leader
for Music, Popular Music and Music Technology), John Wilson
(past RNCM Senior Accompanist) and Deborah Tayler
(an experienced professional accompanist who specialises in chamber
music, a terrific jazz pianist and an Associated Board Examiner).
The course tutors present an Informal Concert during
the week, when non-playing friends and family can visit and perhaps take
time to visit Liverpool in the exciting build up to its year as the
European Capital of Culture 2008
Performers often take the accompanist for granted,
but learning to fully appreciate how much this specialist is able to
help a performer is a valuable lesson. Test new skills learnt during the
course in the informal midday concerts.
Join in the fun of ensemble playing, in both large
and small groups. Budding conductors, composers and arrangers all
will be on hand to give demonstrations of his work and to undertake some
repairs and overhauls. Wolfgang Lohff can offer customised
tuning for any clarinet players during the course, when booked in
This is perhaps the most vital part of any player’s equipment.
Learning to fix reeds that don’t work will not only save money, but will
improve consistency as a player more than anyone would believe possible.
Playing on properly balanced reeds is essential to any clarinet
player. During the course this essential aspect is covered to give
players the confidence to go away and use many of your rejected reeds!
Past students have enjoyed past courses, here is what they have to
I attended The Clarinet Summer School in
2000. Then, I had some fundamental embouchure and technical problems.
Now I am training with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The
course speaks for itself- START SAVING. “ Ciaran O’Donnel (Belfast)
to read the report on The Clarinet Summer School 2005 by Julia
to read the report on The Clarinet Summer School 2004 by Joanna
The course is held on a site just one mile (15 minutes
walk) from the city centre of Liverpool, designated to become the
European Capital of Culture in 2008. The city is changing fast, and is a
vibrant centre for the arts, shopping and other entertainment. Hope at
Everton is just 3 miles from the end of the M62 motorway, or just a few
minutes from Lime Street rail station or 20 minutes by taxi from
Lennon Airport. For a full road map refer to the website
International students attending can also fly into Manchester
International Airport (35 miles), just 45 minutes away by taxi.
2007 course fees
£369 inclusive (Full board accommodation and tuition).
£210 Non residential rate, but inclusive of meals and tuition.
£45 Daily course rate + £29 per night accommodation (B&B basis)
£75.00 inclusive of meals (non-residential)
Extra night B&B (per night) £29.00
14th International Clarinet and
Saxophone Festival and Course
July 24-30, 2007 - Eger
Artistic Director: Jozsef
You are cordially invited to attend
14th International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival and Course
The Clarinet Course was founded by
Josef Balogh in 1994, and since than the music camp has visited different
and places of Hungary.
This year festival will be held between July 24-30, and hosted by town Eger,
not so far from Budapest,
in a very nice historic place, near to
The course offers master classes and
private lessons. You'll have many opportunities
to work one-on-one with the international faculty.
There'll be lots of chances to perform in small ensembles and in clarinet
and saxophone orchetras, participate in recitals,
and visit concerts.
Duos, trios, clarinet ensemble, teachers and students recitals, concerts
- Instrumental courses: clarinet, saxophone, tarogato
- Clarinet course for hard of hearing students
- Music School Camp / other instruments: guitar, flute, violin, piano,
- Klezmer Orchestra Training
- Teachers Training Course
There will be the 10th anniversary
of the first EuroCass Conference which was hosted by the Hungarian Clarinet
in Budapest 1997. We plan a celebrity concert and
meeting. If you would like to join, please write us.
Paolo De Gaspari - Italy
John De Beer - Netherland
Jozsef Balogh, Istvan Kohan, Tibor Dittrich, - Hungary
And many more distinguished guest artists-teachers from different countries
The Fourth annual Clarinet & Klezmer in
6 - 13 August 2007 -
Clarinet & Klezmer in the Galilee Festival- Israel
Helmut Eisel and Clarinetists in Safed
Giora Feidman in Performance in Safed
Bass Clarinet lesson with Feidman
Helmut Eisel, Mike Getzin and Giora Feidman
Klezmer session with Feidman
After finale concert with friends
Mosha Berlin in klezmer
The fourth annual Clarinet & Klezmer
in the Galilee under Meastro Giora Feidman takes place in the historic
Israel City of Safed, home of Klezmer and
Kabbala. Above gallery information detail arrangements and listing of
faculty and Performers including:
Franklin Cohen - Solo Clarinetist in the Cleveland
Giora Feidman- King of Klezmer and worldwide
Helmut Eisel -
Klezmer artist and Assistant to Meastro Feidman
Schul - Professor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music
Wasserman - noted Artist and Pedagogue
Mario Solan -
Major Israeli Clarinetist and Pedagogue
Mosha Berlin -
Major Klezmer Clarinetist and major influence on Giora Feidman
The week will include Master Classes,
concerts in several historic sites in Safed, lessons, seminars, and tours to
historic sites which showcase the history of
Klezmer and its contribution to folk music and traditions. It is highly
for all players to broaden their horizons and be
part of this great event.
Please notice that the
Clarinet Summer Course in Melchsee-Frutt in August
2007 will take place for the fourth time.
Last year there were professionals and
students from Russia, Iceland, Germany and Switzerland. This year the event
exclusiv for professionals and students
from different conservatories again.
We enjoy excellent conditions in our hotel, and we will focus either on
clarinet and on bassclarinet playing, preparing
competitions (together with a professional
pianist), concerts, or we discover some new pieces. Thanks to our sponsors
may offer this week all inclusive for a
very reasonable fee!
let your students, friends etc. know about.
Thank you very much.
International Clarinet Days 2007
August 6 to August 13, 2007
clarinet - bassclarinet
Tuesday, 7th of August - Sunday, 12th of August, 2007
Hotel Glogghuis***, CH-6068 Melchsee-Frutt
Clarinetist and bassclarinetist in the Lucerne
Symphony Orchestra (CH),
teacher at Lucerne Conservatory,
different masterclasses throughout Europe,
many concerts as a sololist or chamber
musician, numerous CD-recordings.
Final Concert Sunday, 12th of August 2007, 5.00 p.m.
Students perform in concert
HCSSS is a stimulating programme for all levels of clarinet and
saxophone players from grade 4/5 standard through to professional, with
a combination of classes, ensembles, performance workshops and the
option to take individual lessons/advice auditions from some of the
internationally renowned tutors. The aims of the programme are to give
participants greater awareness of their abilities, confidence in their
clarinet and saxophone playing and experience in music making. A
friendly and relaxed atmosphere is created to encourage all those
attending, with an emphasis on participation. Those wishing to
play/perform will be asked to prepare appropriate set pieces for
classes, and chamber works for coaching in ensemble playing.
The beautiful and historic spa town of Harrogate, with its parks
and gardens, castles and abbeys and closeness to the breathtaking
scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, is an ideal venue for the course;
relaxing, invigorating and inspiring.
HCSSS prices and options:
Includes tuition fees and full board accommodation
Includes tuition fees and all meals
Full board for non-playing friends and family
Thursday night accommodation
Available to those who are over 18
- Grade 4/5 standard
Please note, places for individual lessons are
limited and will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.
Multiple lesson applications are available where appropriate.
We accept that many course members have a great distance to travel.
To help with your arrangements rooms can be available for the evening of
Thursday 23rd August. We are sorry but we cannot offer accommodation for
Saturday 18th August. Harrogate has many hotels and B & B’s and we will
be only too happy to help with any arrangements.
PLEASE NOTE! Thursday evening accommodation is only available for
students who are over 18 years of age.
Parental Consent Form - Please note! This must be completed for all
students who will be under 18 on the 19th August. If your child is 18
please let us know if you require them to attend the course 'in loco
parentis'. Please return all consent forms ASAP. Thank you
China International Clarinet/Saxophone Festival III
Recitals, Chamber music concerts, Master
classes, Worldwide manufactory exhibition
Nationwide clarinet quartet competition
Dear Guest Players:
Thank you very much
for your great support to the 2007 China International Clarinet/Saxophone
50 guest players from
12 nations worldwide have confirmed to attend. They are:
saxophone professor at UCLA, USA (USA)
saxophone professor at The University of North Texas College of Music,
Association, USA (USA)
Mario Marzi,saxophone professor at the
Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy (Italy)
saxophone professor at Leeds College
of Music, UK (UK)
saxophone professor at California
State University, Fresno, USA (USA)
saxophone professor at the Athens
Conservatory, Greece (Greece)
Paragon Saxophone Quartet,
clarinet at Los Angeles Philharmonic, USA (USA)
Venancio Rius,clarinet professor for the Royal
Oman Symphony Orchestra, Oman (Spain)
Jan Jakub Bokun,
clarinet professor at Wrocław Academy of Music,
professor of clarinet at Northwestern University, USA (USA)
clarinet professor at School of Music, Arizona State University, USA (USA) James
Regents Professor of Music, College of Music, University of North Texas, USA
(USA) Joan Enric
professor at Royal College of Music, Britain (UK)
Jane Carl, Associate Professor of Clarinet University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA (USA)
Im Soo Lee,
principal clarinet at Seoul Philharmonic, Korea (Korea)
assistant professor at Paris Conservatory of Music, France (France)
instructor of clarinet at the Interlochen Arts Academy, USA (USA)
bass clarinet (USA)
Clarinets Ad Labium,
piano professor of Music, College of Music, University of North Texas, USA
piano professor of Cal State University, Los Angeles, USA (USA)
String Quartet of Korea,
Honor student players :
Curtis Institute of Music, USA (China)
University of Southern California, USA (USA)
Joo Hee Cecilia
University of Southern California, USA (Canada)
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me any time. We
look forward to seeing
The summer courses of the Music Festival of the Gulf are open to citizens
of any nationality, students or graduates of conservatories, academies or
music schools. To enroll, completion of the enrollment form, together
with receipt of enrollment fee of Euro 50 must be sent to:
Castello di Belveglio, via Mazzini 11, 14040 Belveglio (Asti) Italy
before May 15 2007.
The enrollment fee is not refundable except in the event a course
cancellation by the Director. The courses are held at the Passarelli
Foundation Institute of San Marco di Castellabate (Salerno) where the
students are accommodated in rooms of two, three or four beds with
bathroom. The Institute is situated in a large private park containing
swimming pool, tennis courts, sports field and resort areas, the use of
which is free to all participants, and is in the vicinity of the beach
which has both a rocky coast and sandy beach area. The nearby ruins of
Pestum are an important tourist site. The best accommodations will be
assigned to the earliest reservations. No single rooms are available.
During the courses, the students have the opportunity to participate in
concerts which take place during the last five evenings and upon
completion of their course, all students receive a diploma. It is
obligatory to attend the daily lessons, but half of the day is free for
study and vacation.
All students must bring their music stands and instruments (except
pianists and harpists). The participation fee for the courses (which
includes room and board) must be paid the first day of participation. The
professors are principally teachers of the Milan Conservatory or
internationally noted soloists (individual curriculae are available upon
Instrument Euro 520
Voice (chamber music; jazz /musical or chorus) 520
Voice for opera singers 620
Harp/ harp therapy
. Plus an eventual charge for private use of harp.
Family members who desire to accompany students are admitted (upon
availability of rooms and beds) as friends of the courses and pay for
and board Euro 475 for the 10 day period. Shorter sojourns are not
possible so as not to deprive students of the accommodations. Besides
use of the structures as already described, there is free admittance to
concerts. The beach is free, but all students and friends must supply
their own beach towel because it is forbidden to take hotel linen out of
the rooms. Eventually beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented on the
The lessons begin on the afternoon of August 19, ending during the day of
August 28. Meals begin with breakfast on August 19th and end with supper
on August 28th. The rooms may be occupied at no extra charge beginning
with the evening of August 18th (before 8 PM as there is no concierge
after that hour), and must be liberated by 8 AM August 29th.
The nearest railway station is AGROPOLI from where every hour there is a
city bus which arrives near the Institute. However, the bus stop in
Agropoli is not near the railway station, and if it is desired,
reservations for places on a private bus are available from the railway
station to the Institute (tel. 0039 974 961565).
Music Festival OF The Gulf
19/28 Aug. 2007
Summer Courses of Musical Education and Perfectionment at S. Marco di
Castellabate (Salerno) Italy
Enrollment Form send to: Ente Concerti
Castello di Belveglio, V. Mazzini 11, 14040 Belveglio (Asti) Italy
Tel.0039 141 955867
Date and place of birth
Course........................Teacher...................I hereby enroll
the 2007 Summer Courses and send Euro 50,00 enrollment fee by Postal
money order................Bank cheque.................
The following persons accompanying students request following
di partecipare alla vacanza musicale del
Nome e Cognome.....................................................
VIOLIN VIOLA CELLO FLUTE OBOE CLARINET
BASSOON TRUMPET TROMBONE
PIANO HARP and HARP THERAPY
VOICE (individual courses for chamber music, opera, jazz and