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November 2018 Newsletter


Russian Music Festivals

Moscow, Russia



1 - 4 November 2018

Rio de Janeiro Clarinet Festival

Rio de Janeiro, Argentina

1 November 2018 - 31 March 2019

Miedzynarowy International Music Competition

Yerevan, Armenia




Who can apply?

The competition is dedicated to the musicians of all nationalities can take part up to the 30th years old playing the following instruments: piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba, percussion.


When can you apply?

1.11.2018 – 31.03.2019


How to apply?

In order to participate in the competition an instrumentalist needs to send a link with an audio-video recording (YouTube). The length of recording should be in accordance with the category a participant belongs to. More information in regulations here.


Where submit?


What are the prizes?



There are the following special awards:



Gloria Campaner (Italy)

Philippe Cuper (France)

Shmavon Grigoryan (Armenia)

Jan Kalinowski (Poland)

Bartosz Sałdan (Poland)

Marek Szlezer (Poland)

Tomasz Ślusarczyk (Poland)


More information:


2 November 2018

VIP Anthony McGill (Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Soloist with the University of Texas at Austin

3 November 2018

VIP Sergio Bosi Master Class


3 November 2018

Ronald Van Spaendonck Master Classes

5 November 2018



3 - 14 November 2018

Geneva International Clarinet Competition

Geneva, Switzerland


The Geneva Clarinet Competition 2018 will be held from 3-14 November in Geneva, Switzerland. The competition is open to all clarinetists born after 8 November 1988, regardless of gender or nationality. Candidates  who  have  already  won a first Prize at one of the earlier Geneva Competitions are not allowed to enter for the same discipline again.

Application deadline: 4 May 2018



  • 4 May : Application deadline
  • 4-6 June : Video selections (preliminary round)
  • 3 November : Official registration of the candidates - drawing lots
  • 4-6 November : 1st round: Recital I
  • 8-9 November : 2nd round: Recital II
  • 11 November : 3rd round: Semi-final
  • 14 November : 4th round: Final with orchestra



Selected candidates

      Mr. Mattia ACETO
24 y.o., Italy
24 y.o., Spain
  Mr. Antonio CAPOLUPO
26 y.o., Italy
  Ms Yung-Yuan CHIANG
20 y.o., Taiwan
  Mr. Aron CHIESA
21 y.o., Italy
  Ms Minkyung CHU
17 y.o., South Korea
  Mr. Víctor DIAZ GUERRA
21 y.o., Spain
  Mr. Sergey ELETSKIY
28 y.o., Russian Federation
23 y.o., Portugal
  Mr. Horacio FERREIRA
29 y.o., Portugal
  Mr. Carlos FERREIRA
24 y.o., Portugal
  Ms Anna GAGANE
25 y.o., Latvia
  Mr. Magnus HOLMANDER
24 y.o., Sweden
  Ms Tomomi INOUE
24 y.o., Japan
  Ms Youjin JUNG
23 y.o., South Korea
  Mr. Gilwoo KIM
25 y.o., South Korea
  Mr. Han KIM
22 y.o., South Korea
  Mr. Jinsu KIM
26 y.o., South Korea
  Mr. István KOHÁN
28 y.o., Hungary
  Mr. Chun-Yen LAI
24 y.o., Taiwan
  Mr. Lilian LEFEBVRE
22 y.o., France
  Mr. Nikita LIUTIKOV
26 y.o., Russian Federation
  Mr. Danila LUKIANOV
26 y.o., Russian Federation
  Mr. Shuqing LYU
24 y.o., China
22 y.o., Italy
  Ms Cristina MATEO SAEZ
22 y.o., Spain
  Ms Lauriane MAUDRY
22 y.o., France
  Mr. Mikhail MERING
26 y.o., Russian Federation
  Mr. Adrien PHILIPP
27 y.o., Switzerland
  Mr. Sérgio PIRES
22 y.o., Portugal
  Mr. Paolo POMA
29 y.o., Italy
  Mr. Giovanni PUNZI
29 y.o., Italy
  Mr. Raphael SEVERE
23 y.o., France
22 y.o., France
  Mr. Kevin SPAGNOLO
22 y.o., Italy
29 y.o., Uruguay
  Mr. Nikita VAGANOV
29 y.o., Russian Federation
  Mr. Alexander VASILYEV
26 y.o., Russian Federation
  Mr. Amaury VIDUVIER
27 y.o., France
21 y.o., Russian Federation
  Mr. Alexey VOVCHENKO
24 y.o., Russian Federation
27 y.o., Japan

4 November 2018

University of Northern Iowa Clarinet Choir Day - Dr  Amanda McClandess, Director

Charles City, Iowa


6 November 2018

VIP Anneliene Van Wauwe performs Mozart Clarinet Quintet K581 with Dukok String Quartet Amsterdam at the Verdi Conservatory

Milan, Italy


Dudok Quartet Amsterdam
Annelien Van Wauwe


Ligeti – Quartetto n. 1 “Métamorphoses nocturnes”
Mendelssohn – Quartetto n. 6 in fa minore op. 80
Mozart – Quintetto per clarinetto e archi in la maggiore K 581

                      Sono i freschi vincitori del Borletti Buitoni Trust Award 2018, l’olandese Dudok Kwartet e la clarinettista belga Annelien Van Wauwe e insieme affrontano un tour europeo che li porterà a debuttare anche al Quartetto. Il pezzo più pregiato della serata è ovviamente il Quintetto con clarinetto di Mozart. Scritto nel penultimo anno di vita, pensato per il clarinettista amico (e finanziatore) Anton Stadler è contemporaneo dell’estremo Requiem, del quale condivide la serena dolcezza melodica e la forte vitalità armonica. Lo interpreta la clarinettista belga Annelien Van Wauwe, già allieva di Sabine Meyer e ora docente ad Anversa, ormai da un decennio solista assieme a grandi orchestre, a suo agio sia su strumenti antichi che moderni, su musiche del passato e del contemporaneo.
Ma ci sono cose preziose nella prima parte, affidata al solo Dudok Qwartet: il primo Quartetto del giovane Ligeti è di riconosciuta ispirazione bartókiana. Legato all’estremo Beethoven è il sesto e ultimo quartetto di Mendelssohn, dedicato alla memoria della sorella.


5 - 9 November 2018

Costa Rica International Clarinet Festival

The 6th edition of the Festival Internacional de Clarinetes Costa Rica will take place from the 5th to the 9th of November, at the Universidad de Costa Rica and the Instituto Nacional de la Música Costa Rica!
Expect amazing recitals and concerts as well as insightful master classes hosted by international professors such as Philippe Cuper, Jérôme Comte or Stephanie Zelnick!
You have until the 21st of October to register to the festival at the following link

5 - 11 November 2018

XXVI Clarinet Festival


7 November 2018 - 5 - 7 PM

Senior VIP and Legend Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Stanley Drucker Book, written by Mitchell Estrin, Signing Party at the Buffet New York Showroom  

153 West 36th Street, 4th Floor - Between Broadway & 7th Ave - New York City

7 to 10 November 2018

Belem, Paraguay

The music school of the federal university of pará is proud to announce the third edition of the international meeting of clarinetists de belém - eicb. The event will take place from 07 to 10 November 2018.
Soon we will announce invited artists and teachers.
Share and if. We are preparing a lot of news. It will be fantastic!!!!


9 - 11 November 2018

Premio Nazionale Competition

Chiavari, Italy


10 November 2018

VIPs Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima Washington Series Concert 'Virtuosity and Beyond at the Tenri Center

New York City

er: Run, don’t walk, to this series” Frank Daykin from New York Concert Review
After a ravishing opening concert last month Wa Concert Series continues with its next musical offering Virtuosity & Beyond, this time with a program introducing works both new and virtually unknown which in performance expand our notions of what exactly virtuosity is.
The concert will take place on November 10, 2018 at the Tenri Cultural institute of New York at 7:30PM. 
On the Program:
Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933), 3 Miniatures for clarinet and piano (1954)
Shulamit Ran (1949), Spirit (2017) (New York premiere)
John Ireland (1879-1962), Fantasy Sonata (1943)
Larry Alan Smith (b. 1955), Le maschere (from Commedia del’arte) (2018) (New York premiere)
Charles Neidich (b.1953), Firefly (2014) (New York premiere) Icarus Reborn (2016, rev. 2018) (New York premiere)
Arthur Benjamin (1893-1960), le Tombeau de Ravel (1949)
Artists: Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima, clarinet; Mariko Furukawa, piano
 Reception Will Follow 
Ayako Oshima, our Chef Extraordinaire has prepared a feast of culinary delights and spirits for your enjoyment as you get to meet and greet the performers! 
 Additional performances are scheduled for: 
 Friday evening, December 7, 2018
 Saturday evening, February 23, 2019
 Saturday evening, March 30, 2019
 Friday evening, April 12, 2019
 Friday evening, May 10, 2019, all at 7:30 pm.
Please Grab your Mini-Season Pass Now
(Offer Ends on 10/10)

11 November 2018

Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Chamber Concert at Washington University

St Louis, Missouri

Franklin Cohen, clarinet, with Beth Guterman Chu, viola, Bjorn Ranheim, cello, and Peter Henderson, piano

Annual Carlin Event.

Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt" for clarinet, viola, and piano by Mozart
Infanta Marina for viola and piano, Op. 13 (1960) by Vincent Persichetti
Trio in A minor, Op. 114 for clarinet, piano, and cello by Johannes Brahms

12 - 13 November 2018

Amalia del Giudice Master Classes


12, 13, 16 November 2018

VIP Antonio Tinelli Recital Tour



13 - 15 November 2018

Caldas, Mexico

15 - 17 November 2018

Giovanni Punzi Master Class and Concert


17 - 18 November 2018

VIP Piero Vincente Master Classes



16 November 2018

VIP Nicola Jurgensen Soloist with the Niamen Philharmonic performing Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto Op 74

Niamen, China

16 November 2018

Clarinet Marathon Day II

Vicenza, Italy


Clarinet Masterclasses

Pitea, Sweden


17 November 2018

VIP Eli Eban (Professor at Indiana University Bloomington) performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622

17 November 2018

Wright State University Reeds Festival

Dayton, Ohio

The Wright State University Reeds Festival is an event that brings together clarinet, bassoon, and oboe players from throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The festival is a full day of new ideas and exchanges of knowledge geared towards the needs and interests of high school students, private studio teachers, and amateur double reed players. The day will include:

All participants under the age of 18 must submit a Medical Form (PDF)

Cost of the event is $35 This covers:

NOTE: in order to receive a T-shirt, you must register by November 13, 2017.

Register for the WSU Reeds Festival

Workshop Presenters

John Kurokawa

John KurokawaJohn Kurokawa is the Instructor of Clarinet at Wright State University. In addition to teaching applied clarinet, he teaches courses in woodwind chamber music, woodwind pedagogy, and music education. He performs in the resident faculty wind quintet, the Wright Winds, and the WSU Chamber Orchestra. His performances have been praised for their “...warmth, communication, and easy virtuosity” (Cincinnati Enquirer) and “truly flawless technique and intonation...a tone as smooth as silk and velvet.” (Kettering-Oakwood Times). He has presented clinics and performed at institutions across the midwest, including the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Penn State University, James Madison University, Viginia Commonwealth University, Bowling Green State University, the University of Evansville, the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and many others, as well as being a frequent clinician with high schools and youth orchestras in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas.

Kurokawa currently performs as Principal Clarinetist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. He has been a featured soloist with both ensembles, performing the works of Mozart, John Williams, Gerald Finzi, and John Adams. Aditional solo appearances include the WSU Chamber Orchestra and most recently, the Dayton Bach Society and the WSU Wind Symphony performing Michael Daugherty's Brooklyn Bridge for solo clarinet and wind ensemble. In the summer Kurokawa performs as Principal Clarinetist of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra's festival, 'Summermusik' and has also performed as Eb clarinetist and guest Principal Clarinetist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, he gives educational concerts at schools all over the Miami Valley with the Dayton Phiharmonic Woodwind Quintet and is a founding member of the Prestige Clarinet Quartet, which has been a featured ensemble at the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, International Clarinet Association Clarinetfest, Ohio Music Education Association, and Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Kurokawa has performed on the International Double Reed Society Conference, published articles in the Triad, presented at the Ohio Music Education Association Conference, and in 2013, was one of twenty faculty members recognized by Wright State University for Excellence in Teaching General Education.

Kurokawa holds the B.M. in woodwind performance (specializing in clarinet, flute, and saxophone) from Bowling Green State University and the M.M. in clarinet performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Angelo Fortini, Edward Marks, and Ronald de Kant.


17 November 2018

US Navy Band Clarinet Day - VIP Laura Grantier, Director

Arlington, Virginia

Clarinet Day for College and High School Students

Navy Band Clarinet Day, featuring a mix of performances, masterclasses and lectures geared toward high school- and college-aged musicians, will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Va. The guest artist at this year’s Navy Band Clarinet Day is Sean Osborn.

The U.S. Navy Band, based in Washington D.C., is the Navy's premier musical organization. Staffed with some of the finest musicians in the nation and performing nearly 1,700 times each year, the band represents Sailors deployed around the world and around the clock.

2018 Registration Form

2018 Schedule of Events


17 November 2018

Furman University Single Reeds Festival

Spartensburg, South Carolina

Furman University campus: Daniel Music Building and McAlister Auditorium
Clarinet / Saxophone All-State Audition Workshop for Middle School and High School Students.

Eventbrite - Furman Single Reed Day 2018  


Dr. Cecilia Kang, Director & Clarinet faculty at Furman University
Dr. Matthew Olson, Saxophone faculty at Furman University
Deborah Chodacki, clarinet guest artist
Nathan Nabb​, saxophone guest artist

To Be Announced

Q: What should I bring to Furman Single Reed Day?

A: You should have your instrument, reeds, music (solo and all-state audition music),  a notebook for taking notes, a pencil or pen, and money for vendors. Lunch will be provided, but feel free to bring a light snack in case you get hungry.

Q: What is a master class?
A: A master class is a group session in which a teacher coaches a student. These usually involve a single student performer, but include feedback and advice for all in attendance. They are valuable ways to learn from one another and excellent opportunities to perform.

Q: What will the vendors be selling?
A: Reeds, music, accessories, mouthpieces. There will also be clarinets, saxophones and other equipment available for trial and purchase.

Q: Can we win doorprizes?
A: ​Yes!  Many doorprizes and free samples available

$35 Early Bird fee prior to November 1, 2018
$40 Registration
Parents / chaperones may attend for free.

Eventbrite - Furman Single Reed Day 2018

Buffet Crampon, Musical Innovations, Music and Arts, Pecknel Music, Vandoren.

Cecilia Kang (Clarinet)
Matt Olson (Saxophone)


18 November 2018

Hartt College of Music Clarinet & Oboe Day - VIP Ayako Oshima, Director

Hartford, Connecticut


19 November 2018

Diana Haskell Master Class at Washington University

U-City, Missouri


1st Vienna International Music Competition

Vienna, Austria

The 1st Vienna International Music Competition has been conceived to give young musicians the chance to perform at the legendary Musikverein venue in Vienna. Open to ALL instruments (PIANO - STRINGS - VOICE - WIND - CHAMBER MUSIC). 20.000€ in prizes: various recitals at Musikverein, cash prizes and many special awards.
The students only need to submit the links of their video recordings before the application deadline (20 November 2018). The selection is made via video recordings, so travel is not required to apply.
At least 12 winners will perform at Musikverein, and the competition is open to all music disciplines and ages.
- Enquiries:



21 - 23 November 2018

Berliner Philharmoniker Master Classes with Principals during China Tour including VIP Wenzel Fuchs

Shanhai and Beijing, China

21 November 2018

VIP Antonio Tinelli Concert

Napli, Italy

22 - 25 November 2018

Clarinet Conference

Krakow, Poland

25 November 2018

VIP Sabine Grofmeier Chamber Concert

Hamburg, Germany

26 - 27 November 2018

VIP Philippe Cuper Master Classes

Fabriano (AN), Italy


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