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May 2019 Newsletter


Martin Frost Concerts upcoming in May 2019

Itinerary of Frost Concerts from his website

From Martin Frost regarding upcoming May Concerts

May is just a breath away; I’m so excited for the upcoming concerts next weeks!

I head off to Berliner Philharmonie for the wonderful Copland concerto. Before that I will together with Frankfurt Radio Symphony perform my latest project ‘Retrotopia’ in Frankfurt. Then ending up in the Netherlands for my conducting debut at Amsterdam Concertgebouw in an exciting programme with works by Mozart, Beethoven and Weber.

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Establisment of the  Martin Fröst Foundation·Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The launch of the foundation will take place at the Stockholm Concert Hall on April 23, where Fröst will give a concert together with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Adolf Fredrik’s Girls’ Choir.



The renowned clarinetist Martin Fröst launches the Martin Fröst Foundation this spring in his homeland Sweden, followed by launches in Beijing, Paris, New York and London later in 2019. The purpose of the foundation is to give children and young people from all over the world the opportunity to receive music education, enable access to instruments and develop the classical concert form for future generations.

The main sponsor of the foundation is Buffet Crampon, the world’s largest manufacturer of wind instruments and leader in professional clarinets. Buffet Crampon will donate instruments to the foundation and provide vital financial support. The launch of the foundation took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall on April 23, where Fröst will gave a concert together with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Adolf Fredrik’s Girls’ Choir.

The foundation will provide resources that can improve and enable children’s and young people’s access to music education and instruments, with a particular focus on regions where cultural resources exist, but financial means are lacking. Buffet Crampon will donate 2 euros to the Martin Fröst Foundation for each student clarinet sold. In addition, the foundation’s purpose will be to support the development of the classical concert form – something that Fröst constantly strives to explore through his critically acclaimed projects. Partner Buffet Crampon will assist in providing funds to people and organizations aiming to open new doors and influence the development of classical music for future audiences.

“Because of recent developments in my life, I took some important personal decisions and also made some crucial artistic choices. The most important of these was to start the foundation. I am so happy that we are finally making this happen and for the great and generous support by Buffet Crampon.” says Martin Fröst.

“We are honored and enthusiastic to associate the name of Buffet Crampon to this humanitarian project. We have been very closed of musicians all over the world since almost 200 years and are very proud with this partnership to help artistic creation and talent of young musicians.” says Jérôme Perrod, CEO of Buffet Crampon Group.

Martin Fröst will be supported by a board including Hermann Stefánsson, professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and Peter Norman, Swedish economist and former Minister for Financial Markets in the Swedish Government. The Artistic Advisory Board will be chaired by Yehuda Gilad, founder and professor of clarinet at the Colburn Conservatory and professor at USC, and will be assisted by the great clarinetists and teachers Antonio Saiote and Keith Lipson, who will also join the artistic committee for the foundation.


Martin Fröst is widely recognised as an artist who constantly seeks new ways to shape, challenge and rebuild the classical music arena and, together with Miles Davis, the only wind soloist to have received one of the world’s highest music honours; the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. The prestigious list of previous recipients includes Leonard Bernstein, Igor Stravinsky, Birgit Nilson and Daniel Barenboim.

The New York Times has described Fröst as an artist who possesses “a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any other clarinettist – perhaps any instrumentalist, in my memory”.
As a soloist and conductor, Fröst has performed with some of the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Munich Philharmonic, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie and other important ensembles.


The Buffet Crampon group is a wind instrument manufacturer that has its registered offices in Mantes-la-Ville, France. Number two worldwide, and European leader in its sector, with a turnover of almost 100 million Euros and an international export rate of approx. 95% of its production, the group counts almost 900 associates from 12 different nationalities.

With its eleven brands: Buffet Crampon, Besson, Antoine Courtois, J. Keilwerth, W. Schreiber, B&S, Hans Hoyer, Melton Meinl Weston, Powell, Rigoutat Paris & Scherzer, the group is active in the segment of woodwind (clarinets, bass clarinets, oboes, bassoons, saxophones, flutes) and brass (trumpets, horns, flugelhorns, trombones, altos, baritones, euphoniums, tubas, saxhorns) instruments. Buffet Crampon’s professional clarinets, oboes and bassoons are manufactured in a grand tradition of French lutherie, in the historic location of Mantes-la-Ville, France. The brass instruments are manufactured in Markneukirchen, a German city with a strong tradition of musical instruments.


2 May 2019

VIP Andreas Ottensamer (Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker) Master Class at the University of Western Australia

2 - 3 May 2019

Master Class with Patrick Messina and  Pierre Gennison

Narbonne, France


2 - 3 May 2109

Florent Heau Master Class

3 May 2019

Jenny MaClay gives Master Class at Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas

4 May 2019

Concours Musical de Familles

Boulogue-Billancourt, France

5 May 2019

Nassau Suffolk Wind Symphony, featuring guest soloist Senior VIP and Legendary Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Stanley Drucker (performing the Weber Concertino Op 26) at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College with the Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts

Rockville Center, Long Island, New York

                 Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts is proud to present our 25th Anniversary Concert Series. The Nassau Suffolk Wind Symphony, featuring guest soloist Stanley Drucker, and Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College on May 5, 2019. The concert will begin at 7:30pm.   The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Joel Levy and featuring Stanley Drucker, will perform Esprit De Corps (Jager), Concertino for Clarinet in E-flat Major, op. 26 (Weber), and La Fiesta Mexicana (Owen Reed).

Our Mission
Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1994 in order to provide talented student musicians from across Long Island and the metropolitan area with additional rehearsal and performance opportunities in the concert band, jazz band, and vocal jazz genres. We are committed to offering our members a high quality educational and performance-based program that will provide enriching experiences and memories that will foster a lifetime love of music.

6 May 2019

Concorso Simeone Viseli at the Mozarteum Salzburg - Director Dario Zingales

Salzburg, Austria

7 - 12 May 2019

VIP Nicola Jurgensen Master Class with the Academy Forum Artium

Georgmarienhuette, Germany

9 - 12 May 2019

International Clarinet Competition " G. Mansi "-11th edition

Breno, Italy

10 May 2019

WA Concert Nordic Voice at Tenri Cultural Center - Senior VIP Charles Neidich, Director

New York City

10 - 15 May 2019

VIP Yehuda Gilad - Clarinet Seminar

Murcia, Spain


12 May 2019

Boston Woodwind Society Harold Wright Merit Memorial Competition

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sunday, May 12, 2019, starting at 2:00 pm
at Longy School of Music of Bard College
33 Garden Street, Room N1
Cambridge, MA 02138

Please fill out the Registration Form linked above and click the Submit button. Complete your registration by paying the Registration Fee of $35 online safely and securely. You will not be registered until we receive your $35 Registration Fee. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Auditions are organized into 15 minute time slots starting at 2:00 pm and ending at 5:00 pm. In the Audition Time Preference fields, please indicate your preferred time slots and we will try to accommodate you. Requested times are not guaranteed, however. Your audition time will be confirmed one week prior to the audition date.

Participants must perform a complete piece, with piano accompaniment. Pieces must be a minimum of 10 minutes in length. If pieces are longer than 15 minutes in length, the jury will choose which parts/movements will be played for the audition. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN ACCOMPANIST. No unaccompanied pieces will be accepted.


              Harold Wright was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania and began playing the clarinet at age twelve. He attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied clarinet with the Philadelphia Orchestra's principal clarinetist, Ralph McLane, and chamber music with that orchestra's principal oboist, Marcel Tabuteau.

             Upon graduating from Curtis, Mr. Wright joined the Houston Symphony and a year later became principal clarinetist of the Dallas Symphony. For many summers he participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and the Casals Festival Orchestra and was a frequent guest artist with the Lincoln Center Chamber Concerts, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the chamber music concerts at the 92nd Street "Y" in New York. He also appeared frequently with such leading string quartets as the Budapest, Guarneri, Vermeer, and Juilliard. In 1970 he joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as principal clarinet and taught at New England Conservatory, Boston University, and the Tanglewood Music Center until his untimely death in August 1993. He has left a legacy of memorable recordings.

           This Merit Competition is held each year in honor of the acclaimed Principal Woodwind Artists in the Boston Symphony with a Prize of $1000 to each winner.


12 - 13 May 2019

Giovanna Punzi Master Classes

13 - 18 May 2019

Johannes Gmeinder Master Class at the Academy Forum Artium

Gerogsmarienhutte, Germany

15 - 19 May 2019

Andrew Marriner (Solo Clarinet in the London Symphony) Master Classes in

Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbaine, Australia

16 - 18 May 2019

Johannes Peitz Master Class

18 May 2019

Miami Clarinet Day

Miami, Florida

20 - 22 May 2019

Juan Ferrer Master Classes

Popayan, Colombia

21 - 25 May 2019

Marugglio, Italy

22 May 2019

VIP Andrew Marriner (Solo Clarinet in the London Symphony) Master Class



22 - 24 May 2019

23 May 2019

VIP Sharon Kam performs at the Elb Philharmonie Kleiner Saal as part of the International Musikfest Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany


Sharon Kam clarinet

Claudia Strenkert french horn

Stefan Wagner violin

Ulrike Payer piano

Menno van Delft harpsichord


György Ligeti
Passacaglia ungherese
Hungarian Rock

Béla Bartók
Kontraste Sz 111 für Klarinette, Violine und Klavier

György Ligeti
Trio für Violine, Horn und Klavier

Im Anschluss: Filmvorführung von Manfred Eichels »György Ligeti – ein musikalisches Portrait« (DE / 1979/1980)








23 - 26 May 2019

clarMondo Klarinette Festival with BDB-Musikakademie and BDB - Bund Deutscher Blasmusikverbände

Staufen Im Breisgau, Germany

24 - 26 May 2019

Antonio Capolupa Master Class

Cantania, Italy

25 - 26 May 2019

Guimaraes Clarinet Days



26 May 2019

VIP Sabine Grofmeier Hamburger Serenaden Chamber Concert

Hamburg, Germany

27 - 30 May 2019

Senior VIP Charles Neidich Master Class at Apeldoorn

Apeldorn, The Netherlands

30 May - 30 June 2019

National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland

Inspiring conductors
World-renowned faculty
Adventuresome programming


These are the hallmarks of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival where great performers commit to a vibrant and re-imagined world of symphony orchestras in community and beyond. 

For more than a generation, the National Orchestral Institute has nurtured the development of America’s most gifted young orchestral musicians. During this month-long festival of electrifying performances – from chamber recitals to full orchestra concerts, these young artists perform with commitment and prowess.  Festival events are on stage and offstage, both here at The Clarice and in our community, as the musicians of NOI+F forge a bright path for the future of orchestras. 

Debuted at the University of Maryland in 1988, the National Orchestral Institute (NOI) has been a leader in the training and mentoring of young orchestral musicians for nearly three decades.

To address the changing world of symphony orchestras, NOI builds its summer program of rehearsals, masterclasses, concerts and seminars to better prepare students for the next steps in their professional careers.

Who are we looking for?

You! You’re one of the finest young orchestral performers in the country and on the threshold of your professional career. You’ve been selected through a rigorous and competitive audition process to join an acclaimed orchestra of your peers. You love orchestral music and are ready to share its power with others while also renovating its presentation to reach new audiences.

What is NOI all about?

Through rehearsals, masterclasses, sectionals, and seminars you will come in close contact with the country’s top orchestral performers, teachers, and thinkers.  NOI’s orchestral faculty are drawn from prominent symphony orchestras and conservatories, while our conductors are major figures on podiums around the world. NOI members are visible advocates for the future of their art. They are in the community engaging with new audiences and performing in non-traditional venues. They are meeting donors and designing pre-concert discussions. They are leading the way!

When does it take place?

NOI members arrive at the University of Maryland campus by 3PM on Thursday, May 30, 2019 and depart by 10AM on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Where is it?

Most events take place in The Clarice, a 318,000-square-foot performing arts center on the campus of the University of Maryland. Acoustically superior concert and recital halls are under the same roof as sound-isolated practice rooms and lecture facilities.

Resident halls in various configurations (suites and apartments) are also located on the UMD campus and are a 12-15 minute walk from the performing arts center. Campus shuttles and parking options are available.

Conveniently located just outside Washington DC, the University of Maryland in College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System. There is easy access to the thriving cultural offerings in Washington DC by the Washington Metro train system.


28 May - 2 June 2019

Michigan State University Selmer Summer Clarinet Academy - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director

East Lansing, Michigan


31 May 2019

Leo Janacek Clarinet Competition

Brno, Czech Republic

Leoš Janáček International Competition in Brno 2019

Don't forget to apply to the Mezinárodní soutěž Leoše Janáčka/Leoš Janáček
International Competition in Brno
, Czech Republic -
deadline 31.05.2019!

Take the chance and win the first price Buffet Crampon RC Bb-Clarinet!



31 May - 9 June 2019

Magic Mountain Music Farm

Dobbs Ferry, New York


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