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November 2016 Newsletter



28 October - 7 November 2016

Aurora Master Classes and Festival - with VIP Yehuda Gilad

Trollhattan Vanemborg, Sweden






1 - 8 November 2016 - deadline for submission of the applications is 1 October 2016.


The 8th International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory for Performers on Winds and Percussion



Moscow, Russia



The competition founder: Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory


Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory announces The 8th International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments to be held during 1–8 November 2016. The majors are “Clarinet” and “Trumpet”.

The Competition is to be held once a year on two majors out of ten: nine majors of wind instruments and one major of percussion ones. Therefore, each major is to be represented at the Competition once per every five years:

2016: clarinet, trumpet

2017: flute, tuba

2018: percussion, woodwind quintet

2019: bassoon, tenor trombone

2020: oboe, French horn


Category "Clarinet"

Chairman - Yefrem Podgaits (Russia)

Category "Trumpet"

Chairman - Merab Gognidze

Prizes and Awards

The Organizing Committee of the Competition shall announce the following prizes for both majors:

Special prize Samvel Avetisyan in the nomination"trumpet" — a solo concert in Yerevan Conservatory with a professional recording of the concert and DVD release.


§  in .doc or .docx file format

§  limited by one page A4

§  including information about date and place of birth, educational institution (current and/or graduated), years of studies, teachers, previous competitions (year, place and award), any other important information

§  neutral background

§  portrait type

§  resolution exceeding 300 dpi

§  file size exceeding 2Mb

§  JPG, PNG and TIFF file formats accepted

§  failure to comply with these conditions may involve an automatic rejection of the application by the Organizing Committee

                        all the documents and photos should be sent by e-mail to

                        no changes allowed to the program indicated in the application form after 1st  of October 2016

                        entrance fee, non-refundable under any circumstances, is

                        3000 (three thousand) Russian rubles


§  payable by Russian nationals and residents from Russian territory

                        50 (fifty) US dollars or 45 (forty five) Euros

§  payable by Russian nationals and residents from abroad

§  payable by foreign nationals

 The entrance fee should be paid to the Moscow State Conservatory bank account. 


Bank Account Information

The Conservatory’s US Dollar Account

Correspondent Bank: The Bank of New York, USA
IBAN: 890-0057-610
Beneficiary Bank: Sberbank of Russia, Moscow
Beneficiary Customer: Moscow State Conservatoire named after P. I. Tchaikovsky
Address: 13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa
TIN: 7703107663
Account No.: 40503840438110200266

The Conservatory’s Euro Account

Correspondent Bank: Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt-am-Main
IBAN: 10094987261000
Beneficiary Bank: Sberbank of Russia, Moscow
Beneficiary Customer: Moscow State Conservatoire named after P. I. Tchaikovsky
Address: 13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa
TIN: 7703107663
Account No.: 40503978538111000266

The Competition Program 



First Round: all pieces shall be performed by heart


1. L.Spohr. Clarinet concerto op.26 No.1 c-moll, 1st movement (1808).

2. A.Goedicke. Etude for Clarinet and Piano op.28 g-moll (1921).

Second Round: all pieces, except the one composed specifically for the Competition, shall be performed by heart

1. One of the following pieces (optional):

a) E.Chausson. Andante and allegro for Clarinet and Piano (1881)

b) J.Brahms. Clarinet sonata op.120 No.1 f-moll, 1st movement (1894)

c) J.Brahms. Clarinet sonata op.120 No.2 Es-dur, 1st movement (1894)

d) Ch.M.Widor. Introduction and rondo op.72 (1898)

e) C.Reinecke. Introduction and allegro appassionato op.256 (1901)             

2.  Special piece composed for the Competition

3. C.Debussy. “Premiere rhapsodie” for Clarinet and Piano (1910)

Third Round (all pieces shall be performed by heart)

1. C.M.Weber. Clarinet concerto op.74 No.2 Es-dur (1811)

2. S.Vasilenko. Clarinet concerto op.135 (1953)



3 November 2016


Buffet New York Showroom with Felix Peikli




4 - 6 November 2016





5 November 2016


Senior VIP and Legend Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Soloist in Performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto K622 with the New York Session Symphony Orchestra


New York City




5 November 2016


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Soloist in Performance of Oscar Navarro's Clarinet Concerto No 2 with Paducah Symphony - Mr Cohen has had to cancel this dates' performance due to illness; performance to be re-scheduled.


Paducah, Kentucky




                                                                  Charlotte Symphony Orchestra  - Charlotte, Florida



                                                                                           November 13, 2016  (Concerts)
7:30 pm
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
Guest Artist:  Franklin Cohen

Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring: Suite
Oscar Navarro
Clarinet Concerto No. 2
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 3, op. 90, F major


5 - 6 November 2016


2nd Annual Single Reed Symposium at Montevallo College


Montevallo, Alabama



6 November 2016


Jacques Lancelot Clarinet Competition Laureat Concert


Bailleul- Neuville, France



8 November 2016


VIP Julia Heinen Program at Troy University - VIP Timothy Phillips, Host


Troy, Alabama


8 - 11 November 2016


Paraiba, Spain



The Reedman Spanish Javier Llopis will come to Paraíba to participate, as soloist, the concert that the symphony orchestra of Paraíba will hold on November 10th, at 20 p.m. in the concert hall maestro Jose Siqueira, cultural space at the foundation ( Funesc), with maestro luiz Carlos Durier. In the same week, the reed will provide two masters class and perform a didactic concert.
Learn more
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9 November 2016


VIP Anneliene Van Wauwe Soloist with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 (on Short notice)  - Buxton Opera House


Liverpool, United Kingdom


Annelien Van Wauwe

  1. information


Cristian Mandeal, conductor
Annelien Van Wauwe, clarinet




Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Concerto in A major for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90

'Free but happy' is the motto of Brahms’s Third Symphony and from sweeping opening to majestic sunset of a finish, he never wrote anything more personal or poetic. It’s a long way from the silken sensuality of Debussy’s Prélude.

But as Romanian conductor Cristian Mandeal knows, music’s all about the journey – and it’s been said that Saint-Saëns’ second piano concerto begins in a nunnery and ends in revelry!


11 November 2016 - 8 PM

VIP Marie Ross in Concert with Early Instruments

Brugges, Belgium






"Old News" is an exciting new research-based early music concert series at the Concertgebouw Brugge. On Friday my wind octet will perform as we take the audience inside the music, explaining how it was written and the performance culture of the period. I was interviewed along with a few early music performer/researchers about the new series for the Concertgebouw Magazine. In case you are curious, here it is in English! ...


             1. Could you give us a three-sentence outline of your research project? One of the most popular forms of entertainment in the classical era was music for wind octet, and the bulk of the repertoire were arrangements of opera tunes, many of which were written by the players for their own ensembles. This research gives a detailed look at how the classical arrangers were writing for the octet: the roles of each instrument, and how instrumentation created colors and helped portray the original operatic characters in the wind versions. This analysis of the classical arranging style is used as a basis to create new arrangements of Mozart’s works for historical instruments, written for The Royal Windplayers, with a few original elements added for modern tastes and concert culture.


             2. How does it work for an audience, ‘sounding’ research on stage? This concert will be an audible guide to the wind octet. “Sounding” research gives the audience the unique experience of hearing musical details as they are explained. The subtle differences between how two arrangers voice a chord, how eight bars of Figaro’s aria sounds when scored with the bassoon or oboe playing the melody, or how the same piece sounds in different keys with the horns using E-flat or C-basso crooks can all be demonstrated live, providing an unprecedented depth of understanding. Wind octet arrangements were traditionally made by the performers themselves, so it is fitting to have a performer explaining how the research is used to create new works for the individual players on stage, as in the classical era.


           3. What would you like to research next? Owning a collection of various Romantic clarinets made by Oskar Oehler, I am delving into research of these instruments, their ties to the music of Johannes Brahms, and the performance practice of the Romantic period. I will be playing a series of recitals this summer of both Brahms clarinet sonatas on these original instruments in the rarely heard historical Romantic style.


Old news



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Great and highly colourful stories throughout the ages


Period instruments? Dust them off and we simply travel back in time, right? Or is there more to it? We have become so accustomed to the sound of (copies of) period instruments that we might assume that the battle has already been won. But actually we still have much more to learn. That has become very evident from the revelations of our current research into historical performance practice. And that research deserves its own showcase in Bruges. On this concert trail – illustrated in each case by a ‘classic’ - Claire Chevallier explains the sound, construction and restoration of a unique Russian piano, Chouchane Siranossian the performance of Tartini's extremely virtuoso Devil’s Trill Sonata, and Marie Ross her research into Harmoniemusik, the lively  tradition of arranging popular (opera) melodies for wind ensemble. Three mini-concerts by exhilarating artists.

Program and performers


Claire Chevallier: pianoforte Becker, 1874-75
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition


Chouchane Siranossian: violin
Jos van Immerseel: harpsichord
Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
Violin Sonata in G minor ‘Devil’s Trill Sonata’


The Royal Windplayers

Benoit Laurent: oboe
Dorota Gorlow: oboe
Marie Ross: clarinet & research
Kayo Nishida: clarinet
Marius Schulze: horn
Edouard Guittet: horn
Jennifer Harris: bassoon
Gergő Farkas: bassoon
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Arranged excerpts from, among others, The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and the Serenade for Winds, KV375

Part of

Concertgebouw Servies

A cosy meal before or after the show.


Anima Eterna Brugge & Chouchane Siranossian

Beethoven & Mendelssohn


Once upon a time ...



11 - 15 November 2016


1st meeting of clarinets of sergipe (Enclase 2016


Sergipe, Brazil



The 1st meeting of clarinets of sergipe (Enclase 2016), has been launched. The Inscriptions began day 21 if Iran until September and October 31th. The enclase will happen from 11 to 15 November in the town of itabaiana - sergipe.
The programming is great and it's confirming still other activities and partnerships.
Don't miss the chance to participate in this event so important to sergipe and that will help to make it even more rich the circuit Brazilian music!
All the information for the website:



11 - 12 November 2016


Academic WKA Chairman Robert Chesbro Tribute Recital and Furman University Single Reed Day





12 November 2016


George Mason University Clarinet Day


Fairfax, Virginia



                  We are very excited to announce the first annual GMU Clarinet Day which will take place on Saturday, Nov 12 from 9-4 in the de Laski Performing Arts Building on the Fairfax campus of GMU. The event is free, but registration is encouraged and will open up in mid October. All middle and high school students who register will be entered in a raffle to win a new Buffet clarinet! (Drawing will take place at the event - winner must be present.) Thank you so much to Buffet Crampon for providing this wonderful gift for our participants!


                 Plans for the day include a concert given by the GMU Clarinet Choir, master class with Dr. Kathy Mulcahy, District Band audition clinic, and a recital and master class with Eugene Mondie, acting principal clarinetist with the National Symphony Orchestra. There will also be opportunities throughout the day to try instruments and accessories, and to purchase sheet music. We would like to thank Backun Musical Services and Vandoren for making Eugene Mondie's appearance possible. Also, thank you to our other sponsors - Buffet Crampon, D'Addario, and Foxes Music.


                For more information, please contact Dr. Mulcahy at More updates to come!



12 November 2016


VIP Boris Allekhverdyan - Solo Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Master Class at California State University at Northridge - VIP Julia Heinen, Host


Northridge, California




12 November 2016


VIP Sarah Elbaz Master Class at California State University at Fullerton


Fullerton, California




13 November 2016


American Chamber Ensemble at Hofstra University


Hempstead, Long Island, New York






                 The critically-acclaimed American Chamber Ensemble, celebrating its 51st Anniversary, will present Paint the Musica concert next Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 PM at Hofstra University's Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue in Hempstead, NY, presented by the University’s Music Department.

                 Selections for the special collaboration with Long Island Composers Alliance will include music by Long Island composers Herbert Deutsch, Jonathan Russ, Larry Dresner, Leonard Lehrman, Julie Mandel, George Cork Maul, Nataliya Medvedovskaya and Dana Richardson, as well as music by Meyer Kupferman and others.

                 Children will draw while listening to the music, and their work will be displayed in an art exhibit after the concert.
                 Performers will include artist Alan Bull, who will paint on canvas to a special World Premiere performed by Herbert Deutsch. ACE performers will be pianists Blanche Abram and Marilyn Lehman, clarinetists Stanley and Naomi Drucker, violinist Eriko Sato and cellist Chris Finckel.

                Tickets at Hofstra University Box Office - $20 general admission; $15 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Children are free with a paying adult. For ticket information, call 516-463-6644 or visit




13 November 2016


Hartt College Clarinet Day - VIP Ayako Oshima, Director


Hartford, Connecticut



14 November 2016


Andreas Ottensamer Performance at St Bonaventure University


Buffalo, New York



Andreas Ottensamer-exclusive, first ever New York State appearance for the Principal Clarinetist of Berlin Philharmonic, presented by the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in association with Friends of Good Music


This Austrian clarinetist has captured audiences and critics alike with the singular beauty of tone that he coaxes from the instrument. Since March 2011 he is principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic, arguably one of the world’s leading orchestras. In 2013 he entered an exclusive recording partnership with Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics, making him the first ever solo clarinetist to sign an exclusive agreement with the Yellow Label.


Read on...



14 November 2016


University of Miami Frost Clarinet Day - Dr Margaret Donaghue Flavin, Director


Miami, Florida



Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition (Finals)  - Catholic University of America 


For complete information, click on the title event hyperlink


Washington, DC





ELIGIBILITY:  The competition is open to all clarinetists who are currently enrolled in a private or public high school, or who have graduated from high school but have not yet started to attend college or university, and who are not currently under major artist management, as of September 10, 2016.




The Deadline for the submission of all application materials is Saturday, September 10, 2016, 11:59 p.m. ET. Submissions received after that date will not be considered. 





Application form - Complete the application with required signatures. 


Application Fee - $25.00 (USD).  The application fee is non-refundable. 

Make check payable to: Catholic University of America. Include SFCC in the memo field. 


Video Recording – A video recording of the Preliminary piece excerpts must be uploaded to YouTube and the link emailed to: by the deadline above.  Read preliminary piece details and recording requirements below.


All application materials will be sent to the Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition Coordinator, Sandra Chappell by Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:59 P.M. EST to the addresses below:


Postal Address: 

Sandra Chappell, SFCC Coordinator

CUA School of Music

620 Michigan Ave NE

Washington, DC 20064  


Allow at least a week for U.S. mail.



Preliminary Round Repertoire to be recorded (Video required)
      Carl Maria von Weber - Clarinet Concerto, No. 1, 1st movement passages:

Beginning of clarinet solo (9 after B) to 1 ms. before D

5 ms. after E to 2 ms. after G

5 ms. after H to 9 ms. after K

10 ms. after M to the end


This will be performed on the Bb Clarinet and recorded with or without piano accompaniment.  No edits are allowed on the recording. There should be no speaking on the recording such as announcing of composition or selected passages. 


Finals Round Repertoire (in person at The Catholic University of America)
      Henri Rabaud - Solo de Concours, Op. 10


This piece will be performed on Bb clarinet with piano accompaniment in its entirety at The Catholic University of America on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  Finalists will be supplied with a piano accompanist unless they prefer to perform with their own.  Memorization is not required. No travel assistance is available. All contestants will accept the decision of the judges as final.


Grand Prize of $500 and a performance of the piece at the 2017 CUA Clarinet Day.  





14 - 20 November 2016





15 November 2016 - Application Deadline for the United States Marine Band Young Artists Competition


Click on title link above for complete information



16 November 2016


VIP Mark Nuccio (Solo Clarinetist in the Houston - Texas Symphony) - Master Class at the Buffet New York Showroom




16 November 2016


VIP John Bruce Yeh Performs in XXIV Festival Universitario de Clarinete


Covoacan, Mexico



17 November 2016

Houston, Texas


18 November 2016


VIP Mark Nuccio (Solo Clarinetist in the Houston - Texas Symphony) - Master Class at Rutgers University; VIP Maureen Hurd-Hause, Host


New Brunswick, New Jersey



19 November 2016


VIP Annelien Van Wauwe & Nino Gvetadze



BBC Radio 3 NGA series


London, United Kingdom


A Leading European Conservatoire


VIP Annelien Van Wauwe & Nino Gvetadze



BBC Radio 3 NGA series

Event Details

Date Saturday, 19 November 2016
Time 7:30PM
Venue The Venue
£8 full price
£5 concession
BBC NGA offer: £14 two concerts; £18 three concerts; £20 four concerts
LoveMusicPass: Save an additional £1 on all ticket prices and offers. To claim quote ‘LoveMusicPass’ when booking.

                           Annelien Van Wauwe is one of the most promising clarinetists of her generation. She studied with the internationally renowned soloist Sabine Meyer in Lübeck, Pascal Moragues in Paris, Alessandro Carbonare in Rome, as well as with Wenzel Fuchs and Ralf Forster in Berlin. As an additional source of inspiration the Belgian clarinetist took part in master classes with Yehuda Gilad. Moreo-ver, Annelien Van Wauwe has a great affinity for historical performance and studied classical clari-net with Eric Hoeprich and Ernst Schlader.
                    From an early age on she has won numerous first prizes, among them in Lisbon, Turin, Brussels and Berlin. Her victory at the 61st International ARD Music Competition in Munich, in 2012, was a decisive step on her path towards recognition.
                    2015 Annelien Van Wauwe was nominated New Generation Artist by BBC. She will perform with the BBC Symphonic Orchestras, play debuts in the UK’s main concert venues and record a wide repertoire for BBC3. During the same year her cd with Lucas Blondeel 'Weinberg Prokofiev Clari-net Sonatas' was released with the label GENUIN.
                   Annelien Van Wauwe has been awarded a number of fellowships and scholarships from organisations such as the Ad Infinitum Foundation Stockholm, SPES Brussels, Vocatio Brussels and the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund. 2014 she won the scholarship of the Fondation d'Entreprise de la Banque Populaire Paris. One year later Annelien Van Wauwe received the Klara Award from the flemish Radio.
                  Annelien Van Wauwe has performed at leading international festivals, including the Lucerne Festi-val, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Kissinger Sommer and the Festival de Radio France in Montpellier.
                  As a soloist, Annelien Van Wauwe has performed with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Symphonic Orchestras, the SWR Stuttgart, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared in prestigious halls such as the Philharmonie Berlin, the Kon-zerthaus Vienna, the Tonhalle Zürich and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Annelien Van Wauwe is clarinet professor at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.


19 November 2016


Wright State University Reed Day


Dayton, Ohio


Oboes, Clarinets, Bassoons;
Time to register for the 2016 WSU Reeds Festival.

Saturday, November 19 9am-4pm
Creative Arts Centeer





20 November 2016


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen and Diana Cohen in Family Matters Chamber Concert with The International Society of Calgary


Calgary, Alberta, Canada






His playing has been described as "hypnotic, impeccable, brilliant... with a vocal quality that would be the envy of any singer." Catch Franklin Cohen playing selections of his own arrangements of Schubert songs and Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" this Sunday November 20 at 3 PM at St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Calgary.


22  November 2016


Patrick Messina Master Classes at the Royal Academy of Music


London, United Kingdom




25 - 26 November 2016


Grand Avignon Conservatoire Symposium La Clarinette


Avignon, France




26 - 27 November 2016


15th Concours de Clarinette en Picardie


Picardie Amiens, France






26 - 27 November 2016




28 - November - 3 December 2016


Classic Winds International Festival


Bonn and Koln, Germany



It gives us a great pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural festival/competition —
we hope that it will become an important cultural event in a very near future!

We are also very happy that in the second round of a competition the compulsory composition will be "Verdiana", a work written for Julian Milkis  by a very talented American composer Alexey Shor. We are sure that very soon "Verdiana" will become a part of a standard repertoire for both clarinet and saxophone!

Hayrapet Arakelyan, Julian Milkis






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