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July 2017 Newsletter


1 - 2 July 2017

Senior VIP and Solo Klarinettist Emeritus in the Berliner Philharmoniker Karl Leister Master Classes

Berlin, Germany

1 - 8 July 2017

Prague Clarinet Days and 21st edition of International Clarinet Festival

Žirovnice, Czech Republic

17. mezinárodní klarinetový festival v Žirovnici


We cordially invite you to the public concerts. Please find the programme here.  

Ticket reservations: 
100 CZK / 50 CZK /students, pensioners/
Concerts in Žirovnice and Jidřichův Hradec - voluntary admission.


We kindly invite all clarinet players to take part in the international master classes. This year our invitation was accepted by:

Harri Mäki /Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland/, Masatoshi Tanaka /Tokyo, Japan/ and Jochen Seggelke /specialist in period instruments Bamberg, Germany/.
From the ranks of the czech pedagogues You can look forward to working with Vlastimil Mareš and
Irvin Venyš /Music faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague/.   

This event will take place within
the compound of the Music faculty of Academy of performing arts, namely within the beautiful premises of both Hartig and Lichtenstein Palaces, and also at other unique cultural venues situated within the magnificent historical part of old centre of Prague. Second part of the event will take place on the grounds of the Castle of Žirovnice, which is located in the picturesque town of Žirovnice and the Vysočina region. The programme of the master classes here.

Moreover, all participants are warmly welcome to perform and visit chamber music concerts of their colleagues and professors, internationally acknowledged artists, performing in renowned music halls of the cultural centre of the Czech Republic and in the Vysočina Region.

Find more information including an early registration 10% fee discount here.

Registration here.

We are looking forward to seeing you!


2 - 9 July 2017

Ostrava 16th Master Classes

Ostrava, Czech Republic


                   We would like to invite you to the 16th annual summer master classes in Ostrava from 2nd of July to 9th of July 2017. Ostrava is the 3rd biggest city in the Czech Republic, located in North Moravia, 300 kilometers east of Prague. This course will give you the opportunity to work very intensively with excellent players and teachers. During one week you will have at least 5 individual lessons (45-minutes each)! This is a big difference compared to other similar courses, where you have seldom more than two lessons. Besides studying your repertoire and new pieces, you could work with us for example on developing your tone quality, speed of staccato, good breathing or to learn some of the new techniques (slap tongue, double staccato, circular breathing, etc). There will be 3 professional pianists available for accompaniment during the lessons and a clarinet repair specialist. There are enough practicing rooms and you will be free to attend listening of any of the courses (usually we have about 50 students, aged from 12 to 60, mostly advanced and medium advanced). We will organize few teachers and partici- pants concerts which will be recorded live, we will give you these professional recordings. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, or visit our web- page including more information, pictures and recordings from previous years.

See you in Ostrava!


Jorge Montilla (Venezuela / USA)


Jorge Montilla (Venezuela / USA)

 Jorge Montilla is considered one of the finest clarinetists in Latin-America and one of the world’s best Eb Clarinet players. Montilla is one of the many musicians produced by Venezuela’s “El Sistema,” founded by José Antonio Abreu. Also known as the Foundation for the National Network of Youth and Children ́s Orchestras of Venezuela, “El Sistema” oversees Venezuela’s 125 youth orchestras. Mr. Montilla is a graduate of Indiana University, where he studied with Howard Klug. Other notable teachers include Luis Rossi, Walter Boeykens, Antony Pay, Jonathan Cohler, and Ricardo Morales. Former Principal Clarinet of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Montilla has appeared as soloist with numerous Venezuelan orchestras, the Indiana University Chamber Orchestra, the Vale Veneto Festival Orchestra in Brazil, and the Youth Orchestra of Peru. As a founding member and Artistic Director of the Caracas Clarinet Quartet, Mr. Montilla has performed extensively throughout the world, has recorded two CDs (the second featuring Paquito D’Rivera), and has become known as one of the preeminent composers/arrangers for clarinet ensemble. Montilla previously taught at Arizona State University, the Latin American Academy of Venezuela, and was chair of the clarinet department at the Conservatory of Music Simón Bolívar. At the present, Jorge Montilla is Clarinet Professor at Longy School of Music of Bard College. Jorge Montilla represents Rossi Clarinets, Rico Reeds, Clarinetclassics and BG Ligatures. Jorge Montilla is a columnist for the International Clarinet Association’s magazine The Clarinet and keeps a busy international career as teacher, soloist, and clinician.

Arkadiusz Adamski (Poland)


Arkadiusz Adamski (Poland) Arkadiusz Adamski received his master degree from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the clarinet class run by Professor A. Janicki. He has attended international master classes in Germany, France and Poland and continued to improve his skills with Professor J. Schou in Denmark thanks to a Polish government grant. In 1985 he began to collaborate with the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, two years later becoming a Principal of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic. He is now a Principal Clarinet in the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (since 1993) as well as in Sinfonietta Cracovia (since 2000). He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician with numerous orchestras and ensembles including the National Polish Radio SO, The Hilliard Ensemble, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the Warsaw Chamber Opera, the Byelorussia National Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonietta Cracovia. He is also a member of The New Art Ensemble He has made many recordings for Polish Radio, Polish Television and the BBC. His CD record with Penderecki Clarinet Quartet was awarded by the musical journal “Pizzicato” with the prize Excellentia & Supersonic Awards in October 2011 and shortly after that – nominated to International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) continuation of the prize Midem Classical Awards in the category “chamber music”. In 2007 he was invited as a recitalist to the World Clarinetfest Symposium in Vancouver. At the Clarinetfest in Porto 2009 he performed as a soloist and gave masterclasses. He has also given master classes in Ostrava and Madrit. He has been in charge of the clarinet class at the Music Academy in Katowice since 2001. Since 2010 he has been a member of the board of the European Clarinet Association.

Karel Dohnal (Czech Republic)


Karel Dohnal (Czech Republic) He is a laureate of many international competitions (Prague, Roma, London, Sevilla, Ostende, Bayreuth). Studied in Prague, London, Berlin, Hilversum and St. Petersburg. Giving concerts through Europe, North America and Asia., performing wide variety of repertoire from Mozart, Weber, to Penderecki, Nielsen, Francaix, and world premiere concertos. Karel also regularly engages in chamber music, cooperating with Tokyo, Haas, Talich, Wihan String Quartets, Prague PhilHarmonia Octet, famous soprano Edita Gruber and others. He is a member of PhilHarmonia Octet, Trio Amadeus and Prague State Opera Orchestra. Last but not least, he intensively studies and performs contemporary music. His doctorate was focused on contemporary clarinet techniques. His performace of Stockhausenś Harlekin, containing also dancing and pantomime, has been higly acclaimed. Regularly gives masterclases both in Czech and abroad. He has numerous recordings in Czech Radio and on CD’s. He is teaching clarinet at the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Ostrava. Karel is sponzored by Selmer and D’Addario Woodwinds and plays on Selmer Privilege clarinets.

Igor Františák (Czech Republic)


Igor Františák (Czech Republic) Between 1989 – 1995 he studied at the Conservatory in Ostrava in the clarinet class of doc. Valter Vítek, with whom he continued his studies at the art-teaching department of the University of Ostrava. In 2001 he received a government scholarship to study at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he studied in the class of Prof. Hans Christian Braein. He performed as a soloist with the Janáček Philharmonic, the Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim, the Talich Chamber Orchestra, the Janáček Chamber Orchestra, the Pavel Haas, the Bennewitz, the Talich, the Škampa, the Zemlinsky, the Wihan Quartet and others. He is a founding member of the Stadler Clarinet Quartet and the Ensemble Moravia, with which he won 1st prize in 2002 at the “Marco Fiorindo”. Recently he is devoted to the study of period interpretation on chalumeau, baroque clarinets and classical clarinets (Collegium 1704, Musica Florea, Collegium Marianum, Ensemble Inégal). Since 2002, he is a co-founder and teacher at the annual international interpretation courses for clarinet a saxophone in Ostrava. Currently, in addition to his concert activities, he is working as docent, teaching clarinet and chamber music at the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Ostrava. Igor Františák is an artist of Buffet Crampon and D’Addario Woodwinds.


3 - 8 July 2017


3 - 29 July 2017


4 - 11 July 2017

Belgian Clarinet Academy

Ostend, Belgium


6 - 14 July 2017

Firenzi, Italy

6 - 20 July 2017

Orpheo Music Festival and Master Classes and lessons with Michael Dean

Vipiteno, Italy

  ClarinetMike in Italy 2017! As previously posted, I’ve accepted an appointment to return as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival in the beautiful Italian Alps in Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) this coming summer, July 6-20, 2017.

                        Poster! Above is a poster I had made up to support my residency at Orfeo 2017. An easy-to-print PDF of the poster is available on my website: CLICK HERE.

                       Apply! Who should apply to go to Orfeo 2017? University, conservatory and graduate students, advanced high school students, talented amateurs, and teachers looking for professional development should apply. Please contact me if you have questions or want help with applying: email me at or CLICK HERE.

                      Orfeo Music Festival 2017 Webpage:

                      Participation: A variety of students attend the Orfeo Music Festival. The majority are university and high school students, but there are also younger as well as talented adult amateurs/others. There is a wonderful atmosphere of camaraderie at the Festival. Whether serious conservatory student or adult amateur, students enjoy learning from faculty, from nature, and from each other. Most Festival participants are American, but there is a definite international flavor with students from Germany, England, Australia, Korea, and other countries. (from Stephen Caplan’s informative Orfeo page: see HERE.)

                    Application:  CLICK HERE. The priority registration deadline is February 15, 2017. However, registration accepted until April 15, 2017 with higher fees.   I am happy to help you with applying, just contact me:

                   Scholarships: Some limited merit-based scholarships are available. CLICK HERE for more information.

                  Fee Table: How much does Orfeo 2017 cost? CLICK HERE.

                  Join Facebook Event Page:  Check out and join my official ClarinetMike in Italy: Orfeo Music Festival 2017! Facebook Event page. I’ll be posting application information, pictures, video and all kinds of cool stuff about Orfeo 2017! CLICK HERE.



7 - 12 July 2017

Festival Musica Nova

Adria, Italy

7 - 15 July 2017


Siena, Italy



Session B: KLEZMER MUSIC FOR CLASSICAL CLARINETISTS (Alessandro Carbonare and David Krakauer instructors) July 31st to August 5th 2017

Session A: CLARINET (Alessandro Carbonare instructor) from July 7th to July 15th 2017


World renowned clarinet soloists Alessandro Carbonare and David Krakauer will team teach this course, working from different perspectives to help students achieve the highest level of musical expression. Topics to be covered in the course will include: phrasing and ornamentation, general tools for unlocking greater musicality, techniques of ensemble playing, career tips, ideas for new repertoire, arrangement strategies and techniques for improvisation. The day will be divided up into two sessions: one focused on classical music and the other on klezmer. However, Carbonare and Krakauer will work with students during both sessions, each offering feedback from their unique points of view. A pianist will be available as well as a quartet from the Siena Jazz National Academy to perform classical and klezmer repertoire with the students.

Krakauer writes:

“I have found that classical musicians are often afraid of delving into any kind of music that takes them away from the safety of the printed page. But in fact, klezmer music is actually the perfect “bridge” for classical players to find ways to free up their playing through new modes of expression. In a sense, klezmer is more like Baroque music than jazz in that the basic concept for a single line instrumentalist is the combination of a melodic line and a system of ornamentation. That point of commonality between classical and klezmer can be helpful for musicians to find their way towards improvisation. I’m really looking forward to working together with Alessandro Carbonare to help students find their fullest expressive potential.”

Carbonare writes:

“It will be really interesting working together with David Krakauer to find some ideas in order to «open» the student’s mind towards a perspective of a «total» music.”


Age limit: 30 years

Online video-audition: May 31st, 2017

Entrance examinations:

July 7 / 9:30 a.m. – Session A

July 31 / 9:30 a.m. – Session B

Attendance of this Course – which is divided into two sessions – may be full or limited to only one session.

To be admitted to each session candidates must pass the required examination and pay the corresponding attendance fee. Payment of the application and examination fee, on the contrary, is required only once even for duplicate attendance. In addition, active students choosing to do both of the sessions, are allowed to have a reduction of 50% in the attendance fee of the second session. If students are admitted into Session A and opt to also take Session B, no additional entrance exam is required.

Session A
For the entrance examination of the first session candidates must perform the two following pieces:

      C. M. von Weber Concerto in F min. no. 1 op. 73 (first movement);

      Brahms Sonata in F min. op. 120 no. 1 (first movement).

During the Course students will have the opportunity of studying compositions of their own choosing, which must be indicated beforehand on the application form under the letter B.

Session B
For the entrance examination of the second session candidates must perform the two following pieces:

      one piece of their choice from the standard classical repertoire that demonstrates both technical proficiency and musicality

      one short klezmer piece that will be sent to all applicants.


Barbara Valdambrini

Attività Didattiche e Artistiche

Accademia Musicale Chigiana

Via di Città, 89

53100 Siena

tel. 0577 220948

fax 0577 220936


8 - 10 July 2017

Salerno, Italy



9 - 15 July 2017

15th "Gheorghe Dima" International Music Competition
Cluj-Napoca, Romania


8 - 10 July 2017

Lara Diaz Master Classes

10 - 15 July 2017

Buffet Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy - University of North Florida - VIP's Magali Tricoche and Matt Vance, Directors

Jacksonville, Florida

                  The mission of the 2017 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy is to offer an outstanding summer educational clarinet seminar to talented student clarinetists 18-26 years of age. The student/teacher ratio will be 4:1. The low student teacher ratio will offer a unique opportunity for students to live and work closely with the internationally acclaimed Artist Faculty in a unique and intimate setting.


                 When: July 10-15, 2017


                 Where: University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.


                 Application Deadline: Applications must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2017


                 Tuition and Scholarships:


                 Academy tuition is $1,600, which covers curriculum, room & board, clarinet tool kit, Academy t-shirt, guided tour of Buffet Crampon USA (with opportunity to playtest clarinets), and all meals.  The Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy does not offer scholarships but does present the Stanley Drucker Award at the conclusion of the Academy.  The recipient, selected by the Artist Faculty, will be presented a Buffet Crampon Tradition B-flat clarinet, hand-selected by the Artist Faculty members.


                The curriculum includes:

               Daily Private Lessons, Master classes and Lectures

               Special emphasis is placed on instruction and review of fundamentals, solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, chamber music, performance and audition technique, reed making and adjusting, E-flat and bass clarinet performance, as well as instrument maintenance.


            Two levels of participation in The Academy are available:

               Academy Student Level: Students receive daily private lessons and participate in all masterclasses, lectures, performances, outings and social events. Students will have the opportunity to perform in recital as soloists and chamber musicians.

               Academy Auditor Level:  Auditors are invited to attend and observe Academy events including master classes, lectures, and performances. Auditors do not perform and do not receive or audit private lessons.


            Curriculum & Events:


               Daily private instruction:  Each student receives one lesson from every member of the artist faculty.

               Daily master classes:  Afternoons are devoted to in-depth masterclasses taught by artist faculty members.

               Private rehearsal/practice time:  Private rehearsal and practice time are part of the daily schedule of events. Piano-accompanied rehearsal time is scheduled in order for students to prepare for Academy student recitals. Staff accompanists are assigned to perform with Academy students.

              Visit to the Buffet Crampon USA headquarters: Students will have an opportunity to test instruments in the Buffet Crampon professional clarinet line. Personal instrument adjustment will be provided by Head Woodwind Technician Bruce Marking.

             Instrument Technology classes:  A comprehensive hands-on seminar Instrument Technology Program led by Buffet Crampon Head Woodwind Technician Bruce Marking will focus on instrument maintenance, adjustment, design and manufacture.

            Evening recitals/activities:  Evenings will feature recitals by Academy Artist Faculty and Academy students.  The Academy will also host several informal social events attended by students, artist faculty and administrators.






                              VIP's   Mark Nuccio - Houston Symphony Orchestra      Pascual Martinez Forteza -  New York Philharmonic   J. Lawrie Bloom - Chicago Symphony Orchestra





VIP André Moisan Montréal Symphony Orchestra   Victoria Luperi Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra




11 July 2017

VIP Wenzel Fuchs Concert

Tokyo, Japan


11 - 16 July 2017

Academie d'ete de Clarinette

Narbonne, France



Summer Academy 2017] this summer, all to Narbonne for the Academy of Clarinet Framed by the Quatuor Anches Hantées!
Individual lessons, chamber music and large ensemble rythmeront these 6 DAYS OF ACADEMY!
🎶 😎 🌞 🎶
There are still a few seats!

All Information (possibility of accommodation on site)




12 - 21 July 2017

VIP Yehuda Gilad Master Classes at Forum Musikae

Madrid, Spain

12 - 23 July 2017

Aria Music Academy - Session 2 with Clarinetists

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, USA

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

Deborah Chodacki

    Louisiana State University
Ken Grant
Eastman School of Music

Jonathan Gunn
  University of Texas at Austin
Ron Samuels
  Duquesne University & Pittsburgh Symphony

Guy Yehuda

   Michigan State University

13 July 2017

VIP Akako Oshima Performs major Recital

Hong Kong


14 July 2017

Senior VIP Stanley Drucker (legend Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic) in Festival Chamber Concert at Tilles Performing Arts Center at Long Island University

Brookville, NewYork

French Chamber Music: The Pierrot Consort, the faculty ensemble-in-residence at LIU Post includes Susan Deaver, flute; Dale Stuckenbruck, violin; Veronica Salas, viola; Maureen Hynes, cello and Heawon Kim, piano joined by Festival faculty member Nam-Sook Choei Lee, violinist.

Special guest artists: Stanley Drucker, former principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic and Barbara Allen, principal harpist of American Ballet Theatre Orchestra.

Debussy: Piano Trio in G Major
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Castéréde: Ombres et Clartés for flute and string trio
Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15.

For more information, click here

General admission $20; seniors and students $10. For further information or advance ticket sales call the Festival Office at 516-299-2103.


14 - 26 July 2017

l'Academie Internationale de'Ete with Master Classes with Jerome Voisin

Mayenne, France

International Academy of summer
Chateau Gontier in mayenne (France)

Jérôme neighbour, clarinetist, concert performer and teacher, super soloist of the philharmonic orchestra
Radio-France, comes to meet the students who wish to work with him
At The International Summer Academy "music in the country of Château-gontier".

Students can register for the four days of the master class 16 to 19 July, or
Well perform the entirety of the academy from 14 to 26 July and participate in the master class. Students
Will benefit from piano accompaniment to refine their personal work and they will participate in the concert
The end of master class.

The students meet jérôme neighbour every day, they can attend the course of the other students,
Meet the three other teachers of clarinet present at the academy, Thierry Wartelle,
Aude Camus and Emilie Jacquin. If they carry out the academy complete they can participate in the orchestras.
We are at your disposal for any questions.

Please don't hesitate.


15 - 22 July 2017

Take a Stand Festival - Gustavo Dudamel, Director

Los Angeles, California

Orchestral musicians aged 12-18 from El Sistema-inspired and aligned programs across the country can now begin preparing application and audition materials for the 2017 National Take a Stand Festival. The free, 7-day national youth orchestra camp, taking place July 15 – 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, will mark the culmination of the three-year National Take a Stand Festival project and will close with a final performance led by the LA Phil’s Artistic & Music Director Gustavo Dudamel at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Students will not only have access to top artistic and educational resources, but experience some of the world’s finest learning institutions and concert venues. In addition to programming, travel, lodging, and food will be free for all selected students.

Apply Now

Important Dates

December 15, 2016 Audition requirements & excerpts available
January 9, 2017 Online application open
February 22, 2017 Online application closes
March 22, 2017 Notification of acceptance
July 15 – 22, 2017 National Take A Stand Festival
July 22, 2017 Final Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, led by LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel


16 - 24 July 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina



17 - 27 July 2017

Central Academy of Arts Clarinet Master Class with Andy Miles

Cologne, Germany

20 - 23 July 2017


20 - 29 July 2017

Morbihan, France

21 - 25 July 2017

Master Players Festival and School - University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

22 - 29 July 2017

Crusell International Music Festival - VIP Harri Maki, Director

Usikaupunki, Finland

New city -  Crusell week will take place for the 36th time and now a new town so 400th year. Artistic Director works its last year at the Sibelius Academy Woodwind Music Professor Harri Hill.

The theme of the week "my dear neighbors" examines and celebrates the importance of Sweden and Russia Finnish music life development. A hundred years old, our country is also, mm. Signature Festival composer through crusell was instrumental in our neighbor s' music to life in many ways.

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A 400-Year-old new town congratulates mm. Fireworks presentation of Handel's music, an outdoor concert Finnish oboe and bassoon club's efforts.

The most important investment in 2017 however, it is an international flute competition, which the jury is particularly authoritative. Flute Artist Petri Alan chaired by the board shall be composed of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Amsterdam concertgebouw orchestra and stroll solo of Basel and Paris Flute Music University professors: Petri Alanko, PJ (Sibelius Academy), Emily Beynon (Concertgebouw, Amsterdam) , Silvia Healthcare Ddu (wiener sy my memphis ker), Felix Ren Luder (Music Academy of Basel), Philippe Berne old (conservatory of Paris). There's a huge a high level of competition, which has already attracted big international interest. Competition finalists appear and your conductor puree ofifrench springs ensemble music. At that time also consulted minna leinonen order book write flutes and strings.

First week is heard lunga-Brass Quintet, consisting of four different top musicians metropolitan area of the orchestra. Avant-garde freaks interesting found poke na b occurs at the house working on the same night. Medieval Vocal Music Wind Sung Linde Berg consulted piae cantiones songs built around a programme called band and German clarkii showing mm Imo. Extracts from Stockholm seemed abbé vogel Sami Opera ' sa mori ". elegant and amazing jukka eskola quinte thu bossa decides 2017 crusell week wrap party event on Saturday 29.7.
Upcoming Courses In The Oboe -, clarinet and bassoon's playing. Classes start Monday 24.7. and will end sat 29.7. Teachers acting classes etc. Andreas Sund (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, a clarinet solo) winds ylönen (Finnish National Opera Orchestra Clarinet Alternate Sound Director), Oboist Washington Barella (Berlin Art University Professor) and the fagotisti Georg KL SCH (Cologne Academy of music professor).
Courses teachers and pupils meet on stage at the concert, which will be heard mm. Horn octet fittings ortus Biff's Carmina Burana and prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Children are provided musical story "Minor-Major-cat and mouse".

Body culture represents crusell jogging and golf tournament. The City is also provided which has become tradition atmospheric the night of the lanterns-Outdoor Concert, which will be heard mm. Jukka Eskola Soul Trio a visitor naan top saxophonist Timo Lassy.


24 - 29 July 2017


Meisterklasse 4b/2017  - VIP Wenzel Fuchs, Klarinette Teacher

Arlberg, Austria

„Klarinette, Flöte, Fagott, Oboe, Horn und Saxophon“


*****Hospiz Hotel Arlberg 1800 Resort

Ein Gipfeltreffen auf 1.800 m Seehöhe mit den besten Dozenten im Bereich Holzbläser. Das Abschlusskonzert findet gemeinsam mit den Studenten der Blechbläserkurse im neuen arlberg1800 Konzertsaal statt.


Sonntag, 23.7.2017

individuelle Anreise nach St. Christoph/Arlberg/Tirol
18.00: *Besprechung Dozenten & Teilnehmer im Arlberg Hospiz*****
anschließend Begrüßungscocktail & gemeinsames Abendessen

Montag, 24.7. – Donnerstag, 27.7.2017

10.00 – 13.30 Kursprogramm*
15.00 – 18.20 Kursprogramm
18.30 Abendkonzert

Freitag, 28.7.2017

10.00 – 13.00 Kursprogramm
14:00 – 16:00 Kurstprogramm
16.00 – 19.00 Generalprobe Abschlusskonzert

Samstag, 29.7.2017

Vormittag & Nachmittag: zur freien Verfügung
18.00 Abendessen
19.30 Abschlusskonzert im arlberg1800
inklusive Überreichung der Teilnahmezertifikate

Sonntag 30.7.2017

Frühstück & individuelle Abreise

*detaillierte Programmabstimmung erfolgt im Rahmen der Besprechung


Eingeladen sind

  • fortgeschrittene Studierende an Konservatorien oder Musikhochschulen/-universitäten
  • BerufsmusikerInnen und Gesangs-/Instrumentallehrende
  • fortgeschrittene Schüler aus Vorbereitungsklassen an Konservatorien, Hochschulen und Universitäten


Folgende Leistungen sind in der Kursgebühr enthalten

  • 7 Übernachtungen im Doppelzimmer inkl. Vollpension im *****Arlberg 1800 Resort
  • 1 individuelle Einheit a 45 Min. täglich
  • unbegrenzte passive Teilnahme an den Meisterkursen
  • kostenlose Benützung der Übungsräume
  • interne Klassen- & öffentliche Abendkonzerte
  • öffentliches Schlusskonzert bei freiem Eintritt (Auswahl der Teilnehmer erfolgt durch die Dozenten)
  • alle Teilnehmer erhalten ein Teilnahme-Zertifikat



24 July - 7 August 2017

Crescendo Summer Institute Woodwind Master Course -  Gabor Varga, Clarinet Teacher

Tokaj, Hungary



Wednesday, July 26th through Sunday, July 30th, 2017

ClarinetFest (collaborating with the  International Clarinet Association - ICA) at University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

For complete information, click here




26 - 30 July 2017

5th International Clarinet Campus

Salerno, Italy

27 - 28 July 2017

Master Class with Valeria Sarangeli

Zelfiro, Italy

28 - 30 July 2017

Sicily, Italy

29 July - 8 August 2017

Musica Riva Music Festival  with Master Classes with Calogero Palermo, Solo Clarinetist with the Concertabueau Orchestra, Amsterdam



  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.

Piano accompanist: Leonardo Bartelloni

30 July - 2 August 2017

Festival Internacional de Clarinete Musicadema with VIP Philippe Cuper


30 July - 8 August 2017

31 July - 4 August 2017

George Mason University Summer Clarinet Academy - Catina Franklin Sweedy, Director

Fairfax, Virginia

Save the date! The George Mason University Summer Clarinet Academy will be from July 31st to August 4th, 2017! Stay tuned for updates about clinicians and guest artists! — feeling excited at Potomac Arts Academy at George Mason University

31 July - 7 August 2017

Nice, France


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