Mercandante International Clarinet Competition - Italy
Michigan State University Clarinet Spectacular 08
Iowa Clarinet Day - 6 September
Munich Competition - September
Boston Clarinet Day - 5 October
Clariarte Ensemble Concert - Cullera, Spain
Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble Festival - 18-19 October
European Festival for Clarinet Ensembles - Ghent, Belgium - 8-9 November
Rico Composer Competition for 2009 Boston Clarinet Day
USAF Band of Liberty Clarinet Day - 11 October
Sydney Clarinet Workshop - 1 November
Rutgers Woodwind Day - 9 November
Los Angeles Clarinet Choir Concerts - 15, 22 November
Buffet Clarinet Academy 2009 - August
Nielsen Clarinet Competition- May - June 2009
Frankfurt Radio Sinfonie Benefit - 3 December
Festival Het SWIK - 28 - 30 December
NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER -
new event announcement method is now implemented to assist WKA members in their
pursual of events. In each quarterly Newsletter segment, the events are posted in
date order on those month pages only to avoid repeated postings and possible
confusion. Newsletters are constantly updated like the Hot News Pages as
events and news is variable and it is important to be as up to date as possible.
Recording session with Wenzel Fuchs, Solo Klarinettist in the Berlin
Philharmoniker recording Premiere of Cavallini's 1st Clarinet Concerto along
with CM von Weber's Concertino Op 26 and the Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto Op 74
for upcoming CD release
The WKA has gone through some major
updates and site formatting that should make the site easier to navigate to find
important information. There now is a
Website Directory which lists all the pages in a way avoiding Java buttons
which have caused difficulty in opening pages. There you can see many new
pages aimed at enlightenment for all viewers as can be seen there.
During the summer there have been numerous important Clarinet events as seen on
the Newsletter and Hot News Pages, with many upcoming this fall. New
publications benefitting Clarinetists and Teachers were released including 3
books written by Dr David Etheridge from the University of Oklahoma (information
detailed below), and a book written by Dr Robert Chesbro (Clarinet Professor at
Furman University and WKA Academic Chairman) and Dr Todd Kerstetter (Professor
at Kansas State University) entitled 'The Everyday Virtuoso' with valuable
developmental ideas for students at High School and College levels. Both
The Music Industry News Page has shown recent products from the Audio sector of
interest for everyone. As a musician, the importance of participation in
concerts, listening to concerts and recordings, and recording yourself for self
evaluation at practice, lessons, Master Classes, and your concerts cannot be
emphasized enough. The SONY PCM D50 should be in everyone's hands as it is
the best Digital device ever produced in the last 30 years, and hand-held.
The same applies to playback units as shown on the
Bose Wave systems, desk mountable.
These two items can be the best teachers you will ever own.
2008 is an interesting anniversary year- Herbert von Karajan's 100th year
of his birth, with special offers on CD's from his entire conducting career with
the Vienna Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic. Issues from EMI and
Deutsche Gramophone with symphony sets of all the major orchestral repertoire (of
interest for learning those excerpts and getting a true picture of how those
important parts are played; Karl Leister is prominent as he was Solo Klarinettist in those years, and one of the most important models) no less the
New York Philharmonic with Bernstein and Boulez, with Stanley Drucker as Solo
Clarinetist. Of further interest, this year is the 25th anniversary of
Karl Leister's Solo Clarinet tenure with the Ozawa Japanese Orchestra Festival.
A special page is now posted honoring Stanley Drucker's
60th year in the New York Philharmonic. All these items make for
Josef Balogh in rehearsal and Combo Performance
Luigi Magistrelli, Professor
of Clarinete at the Milan Conservatory with Students and Colleagues at the
Resort in Castellabate, Italy, Ticino Music Festival in Lugano,
Switzerland with Sabine Meyer, and Festival sponsored by the Windland Foundation
under Hungarian Master Clarinetist Josef Balogh
In galleries posted above there are interesting points of interest, as touring
and visiting foreign countries where one can enjoy the trip along with the
company of players from those areas, and engage in serious Clarinet study as
well. As the pages have many times stated, outgoing participation in events is
all important to develop fully musically and technically as a player, and make
lifetime friends in the process.
An historic Symphony event took place 26 February 2008 by the New York
Philharmonic at Pyongyang, North Korea which may have been a catalyst in
bringing about the possibility of normalization between the United States and
Korea, who is still technically at war with the USA. Nuclear disarmament was
started perhaps with conjunction by the warming effect of the Philharmonic this
February. A DVD has been produced, which consummates an incredible
performance live and an emotional audience reaction from both the Koreans and
the Orchestra. It is strongly recommended that everyone get this DVD as it
is a moving experience seeing and hearing a stupendous performance. One
can order online from the New York
Philharmonic this special DVD, available in regular DVD and Blue DVD.
Galleried above are Clarinet Section photos in North Korea with Robert DiLutis,
performing 2nd Clarinet in the NY Phil for this tour, along with Stanley Drucker,
Mark Nuccio, and other section members.
The Internationally renowned firm Vandoren,
maker of Reeds, Mouthpieces, and Reed accessories based in Paris, France, has a
recently established Newsletter with valuable information for all players and
students. Galleries above contain the French version, and later will be
available in English. The Editor is
Jean-Marie Paul, a long standing member of the Vandoren firm, and well known
in Europe as a major Clarinette advocate and developer of the French Clarinette
Magazine. He has been a founding member of WKA in its beginnings in 1988
and is a supporter of the mission. Inquiries regarding this recent
Newsletter can be directly referred to him and he will respond to all
suggestions and inputs.
New York University Music
Department is announcing that there will be a number of openings available
this fall to clarinetists seeking performance and music education degrees, in
both the undergraduate and graduate schools. NYU's illustrious faculty includes
Dr. Esther Lamneck, head of the department, Stanley Drucker, David Krakauer,
Pascual Martinez Forteza, Larry Guy, and Dennis Smylie. NYU is an outstanding
school musically and academically, and it is located in the heart of Greenwich
Village in New York City. Performance opportunities are vast and varied, and
the dedicated faculty members offer individualized attention. The application
deadline is in January, so interested players are urged to search the NYU web
site for further information. Players are also invited to write to Larry Guy at
with any questions they may have about the school.
delighted to see that someone has finally prepared books to
compliment the many fine books used in teaching today. These
"Skill Builders" go beyond the usual exercises and give
excellent, clear approaches to the various techniques needed to
develop the aspiring clarinetists. Each presents clear, well
illustrated approaches to the various skills needed in fine
overlook the Intermediate book - it fills that area that is so
The University of Michigan
Etheridge’s new set of books entitled A Practical Approach to
the Clarinet is an absolutely terrific addition to the
pedagogical literature for clarinet. David’s work over the past
forty years comes through very clearly in the entire series as
these present a unique way of identifying a specific approach to
performing music with the clarinet and the problems inherent in
that music making. There are many fine ideas presented in a
logical manner and are accompanied by many pictures to help both
the student and teacher understand the concepts and approach
presented. I congratulate David on his work and thank him for
giving the clarinet world a unique approach to clarinet teaching
Emeritus Professor of Music
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
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THE EVERYDAY VIRTUOSO by Robert
Chesebro and Tod Kerstetter
A Structured Approach to
Developing Technique for Collegiate and Advanced H.S. Clarinetists and Woodwind
Players. 118 Pages.
$29.95. Published by
book is available locally from Pecknel Music, the Furman University Bookstore,
and other local and national clarinet / woodwind vendors.
a thorough examination of the kinds of traditional patterns that make up the
bulk of the music we play, and an orderly look at the muscular learning process,
authors Chesebro and Kerstetter craft a sensible and successful method to give
all students the technical tools they need to play our repertoire.”
describes the proven practice methods that Dr. Chesebro has used for years to
develop outstanding clarinetists in the state of South Carolina. Dr. Chesebro
believes that all clarinetists with a good work ethic (and the
willingness to spend some serious time with the metronome!) can develop
outstanding technique. Subjects include basic practice concepts, establishing a
daily routine of scales and arpeggios, polishing techniques, managing practice
sessions, developing articulation, and more.”
"I've read through most of your book and I really
like it! It's very helpful for me to have all of those practice tips in writing
so I can reference them whenever I'm stuck.”
“I wish I would have had someone explain all of these practice tips to me years
ago. It would have made me a much better player."
just got your new book…BRAVO!! I'll be teaching Clarinet and Bassoon at PC this
semester, and I plan on making all my students read it and live by it.”
“I've been practicing all the scales and chords each day now and I have noticed
a vast improvement in my playing and overall confidence. Playing the material in
your book was like taking vitamins. It has done so much to improve my musical
just obtained your book yesterday. I am so impressed with the systematic
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sure musicians of any level will find the material in this book to be of great
“The concept of 'cold tempos' and 'hot tempos' was new to me. This makes
perfect sense now. I've always been frustrated by being able to play a passage
up to tempo one day, and then find it has regressed the next day. For some
reason, I never put this concept together on my own. After I read it, it was
like a light bulb went off! Pure common sense!”
2 - 6 September 2008 - Naples, Italy
Associazione Musicale “Enrico Caruso”
Masterclass di Clarinetto e Clarinetto Basso
L'Associazione Musicale “Enrico Caruso” di
Napoli promuove un corso di clarinetto e clarinetto basso. Con la
presente iniziativa rivolge la sua attenzione ai giovani musicisti,
offrendo loro l'opportunità di acquisire e migliorare le proprie
conoscenze tecniche ed interpretative.
Tema del Corso: tecnica, respirazione, emissione, attacchi e
articolazione. Indagine di eventuali problemi e proposte di soluzione
attraverso il riscaldamento, studi e alcuni esercizi quotidiani
fondamentali. Repertorio d’orchestra con speciale attenzione su
programmi di audizioni d’orchestra.
Periodo del corso: dal 2 al 6
Settembre 2008 (5 giorni).
Docente: Mariano Lucci
Nasce a Napoli nel 1975, diplomandosi con il massimo dei voti
nel 1995 presso il Conservatorio di Musica “San Pietro a Majella”
di Napoli. Vincitore della borsa di studio “Soroptimist
International 1995/96” come migliore diplomato dell’anno. A soli
18 anni, risulta idoneo all’audizione di clarinetto e clarinetto
piccolo presso l’Orchestra del “Teatro San Carlo” di Napoli.
1999 - Finalista dell’Orchestra Giovanile dell’Unione Europea
“EUYO” e, nello stesso anno, è vincitore dell’audizione di 2°
clarinetto e clarinetto piccolo presso l’Orchestra Sinfonica
Siciliana (EAOSS). 2000 - idoneo all’audizione per l’Orchestra
Giovanile dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia nonché nell’
Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio come primo clarinetto. Nel
Febbraio 2001 dopo la segnalazione al concorso di 1° clarinetto
presso il “Teatro San Carlo” di Napoli, viene chiamato a
collaborare in qualità di 1° clarinetto sotto la direzione di
prestigiosi direttori d’orchestra tra cui Rafael Frühbeck de
Burgos. Nel 2002, vincitore del concorso di 2° clarinetto e
clarinetto basso nell’Orchestra del “Teatro San Carlo” di
Napoli. Nel 2004 segnalato al concorso di clarinetto basso
presso il “Teatro alla Scala” di Milano e, nello stesso anno,
viene invitato dall’Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala per una
tournée diretta dal M° Riccardo Muti. Collaborerà con il Teatro
alla Scala e l’Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, in qualità di
2° clarinetto e clarinetto basso, fino al 2006, partecipando a
registrazioni e riprese radio – televisive per Rai e Mediaset.
Ha collaborato come 1° clarinetto presso il Teatro Lirico G.
Verdi di Salerno, l’Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese, l’Orchestra
Alessandro Scarlatti di Napoli, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana (
2° clarinetto), Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (clarinetto basso,
clarinetto piccolo), Teatro di San Carlo. Si è esibito da
solista suonando più volte i concerti di Mozart, Weber, Spohr e
Sebastiani (prima esecuzione in tempi moderni). E’ membro del
quintetto di fiati del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, con il quale
è impegnato in un’intensa attività cameristica. Durante la sua
carriera ha suonato sotto la direzione di prestigiosi direttori
d’orchestra tra cui: Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, , Rafael
Frühbeck de Burgos, George Prêtre, Yuri Temirkanov, Mstislav
Rostropovich, Jeffrey Tate, James Conlon, Eliahu Inbal, Gustavo
Dudamel, Alain Lombard, Gary Bertini, Peter Maag, R. Barshai, D.
Kitajenko, P. Steinberg, I. Karabtchevsky.
studied the Clarinet at the Academy “Conservatorio San Pietro a
Majella” of Naples, graduating with the highest of grades. He
won the scholarship “Soroptimist International 1995/96” as best
graduate. 1993 – Awarded the of position of clarinet and
clarinet Eb at Theater San Carlo of Napels 1999 - Finalist of
the “Orchestra Giovanile dell’Unione Europea” (EUYO), and the
same year, winner of the competition for the position of second
clarinet/clarinet Eb at “Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana” (EAOSS)
2000 - Gained the position of principal clarinet for the
audition at the “Orchestra Giovanile dell’Accademia Nazionale di
Santa Cecilia” of Rome, and the same year, winner of the
competition for the position of principal clarinet by “Orchestra
di Roma e del Lazio”. February 2001, was noted at the
competition for principal clarinet by Theater San Carlo of
Naples, and since 2002, winner of the competition for the
position of second clarinet and bass clarinet of the Theater San
Carlo of Napels. 2004, was noted at the competition for bass
clarinet at Theater alla Scala of Milan, and in the same year,
he was invited by the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala of Milan
for a tour with M° Riccardo Muti. He has performed with the
Theater alla Scala of Milan and the Orchestra Filarmonica della
Scala, as second clarinet and bass clarinet, up to 2006. He has
performed as principal clarinet with the Teatro Lirico G.Verdi
di Salerno, Orchestra Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese (Sicily),
Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti of Naples, Teatro dell’Opera di
Roma and Teatro di San Carlo of Naples. As soloist more times he
has performed the concerts of Mozart, Weber, Sphor and
Sebastiani (in first execution in modern times). Member of the
wind quintet of the Theater San Carlo of Naples, with which it
is busy in an intense activity. Among others, he has worked with
the following Conductors: Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Rafael
Frühbeck de Burgos, George Prêtre, Yuri Temirkanov, Mstislav
Rostropovich, Jeffrey Tate, James Conlon, Eliahu Inbal, Alain
Lombard, Gary Bertini, Peter Maag, R. Barshai, D. Kitajenko, P.
Steinberg, I. Karabtchevsky.
Il corso è aperto a tutti i giovani musicisti di qualsiasi
nazionalità, diplomati e diplomandi. Al corso si potrà partecipare con
il clarinetto o con il clarinetto basso o ambedue gli strumenti. I
partecipanti si dividono in effettivi ed uditori.
Modalita' di Partecipazione
Tutti gli allievi devono inviare la scheda di iscrizione con la
fotocopia della ricevuta di pagamento dell’iscrizione a mezzo email
all’indirizzo firstname.lastname@example.org o al numero di fax 08119305528
entro il 30 agosto 2008.
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Da versare al numero di CC n° 00852802 Banca Mediolanum
intestato a Luca Martingano, casuale “Iscrizione clarinetto”.
- effettivi 50.00 Euro iscrizione. Saldo inizio corso 200 Euro;
- uditori 80.00 Euro;
In caso di rinuncia la quota di iscrizione non verrà rimborsata, salvo
annullamento del corso.
Alla fine del corso sarà rilasciato un attestato di
partecipazione e frequenza a tutti gli allievi.
Il corso si terrà presso l'Accademia Musicale “Enrico Caruso”, Corso
Umberto 237, Napoli.
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During the period from September 1 to 19, 2008,
a sizable number of young musicians will again
travel to Munich to vie for the coveted prizes
in the categories viola, clarinet, bassoon and
string quartet at the renowned ARD Music
Only rarely in its history have so many people
been so eager to take part: all in all, 461
young musicians from 52 countries and five
continents sent their recordings to the
organization office to apply for admission. 198
of them met the standards of the pre selection
jury, which adjudicated their performances in
strict anonymity, thus qualifying for
participation. At the top of the list are the
violists with 56 participants, followed by the
bassoonists and the clarinetists. 13 string
quartets were admitted.
This year as well, competitors had to learn a
wide-ranging repertoire of compositions,
especially written for the competition. "Tikvah"
for viola solo by Atar Arad, "Ala Humana" for
clarinet by Martin Fröst, "Gitter" for bassoon
solo by Adriana Hölszky and finally "Lyric
Scenes" for string quartet by Rodion Shchedrin.
At the conclusion of the competition, the
musicians singled out will present themselves in
three concluding concerts - a chamber music
concert, a concert with the Munich Chamber
Orchestra and a third with the
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
under the direction of Cornelius Meister. All
three events will be broadcast live on Bayern 4
Klassik. Bavarian Television will then telecast
the September 19 concert at a later date. Other
ARD radio stations will transmit the concerts
both live and also at later times.
The detailed schedule and all admitted
candidates are to be found
recent CD album "21st Century Instrumental
Solos", featuring the commissioned works by the
ARD Music Competition, has just been released.
It is published by OehmsClassics and contains
among others works by Widmann, Holliger, Kagel,
Rihm and Tchemberdji, presented by prize winners
of the years 2002 to 2004.
For may artists renowned today, a prize at this international
competition acted as a springboard for a later
career. Some names include: Jessye Norman,
Francisco Araiza, Mitsuko Uchida, Thomas
Quasthoff, Yuri Bashmet, Christian Tetzlaff,
Sharon Kam, Heinz Holliger, Peter Sadlo, and
Maurice André, to mention but a few.
red dot design award for the ARD Music
International Music Competition of the ARD has
been awarded the "red dot design award 2003" due
to its high design quality, expressing
aesthetics, innovation and precision in an
exemplary manner. The red dot is one of the most
prestigious international design competitions
and is awarded annually by the "Design Zentrum
„Reflexe aus Fernost“ im hr-Sendesaal Sonntag, 7. September, 18 Uhr
Kammerkonzert der Musiker des hr-Sinfonieorchesters
Fernöstliche Töne: Der Klarinettist des hr-Sinfonieorchesters, Ulrich Mehlhart, führt in das Programm ein Download unter presse.hr-online
Das erste Kammerkonzert des hr-Sinfonieorchesters in der neuen Spielzeit widmet sich am 7. September den Wechselbeziehungen zwischen ostasiatischer und abendländischer Musikkultur. „Reflexe aus Fernost“ haben die sieben Musiker das ungewöhnliche Programm ihrer selbst organisierten Reihe überschrieben. Die Musiker präsentieren Kammermusik aus China, Japan und Korea. Der künstlerische Leiter des Konzerts, der Klarinettist Ulrich Mehlhart, erläutert das Programm.
Die asiatischen Musiktraditionen gehören zu den ältesten der Welt und haben in den vergangenen Jahrhunderten europäische Komponisten immer wieder inspiriert. Umgekehrt reflektieren in der Gegenwart zahlreiche asiatische Komponisten ihre eigenen musikalischen Wurzeln. Teils im Musikleben der eigenen Heimat verankert, teils in anderen kulturellen Zusammenhängen stehend, suchen sie eine Verbindung von westlicher und asiatischer Musik. Zu erleben sind in diesem Konzert dabei Kammermusikwerke der Japaner Jo Kondo („Words“) und Toru Takemitsu („Rain Spell“), der beiden Chinesen Wenchen Qin („The Sun Shadow III“) und Tan Dun („In Distance“) sowie der koreanischen Komponistin Aseon Han („Dimensionen“).
Musiker: Ulrich Mehlhart (Klarinette/Bass-Klarinette); Clara Andrada de la Calle (Flöte/Alt-Flöte); Tatjana Schütz (Harfe), Fritz Walther (Klavier); Andreas Hepp und Burkhard Roggenbuck (Schlagzeug); Peter Wolf (Violoncello)
Karten zu 15 Euro (halber Preis für Schüler, Studenten und Auszubildende) sind an der Abendkasse und beim hr-Ticketcenter erhältlich: Telefon 069/155-2000 und www.hr-ticketcenter.de.
With many thanks to Buffet-Crampon & Canyes Xilema Reeds for their sponsorship of our 6th annual Annapolis Clarinet Day, RedwineJazz is proud to have Mr. Eugene Mondie, assistant principal of the National Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Janice L. Minor, professor of clarinet at James Madison University, as guest artists for our event.
With exhibitors to help you stock up on the best in clarinet equipment, classes to help you improve your playing, and great music to listen to and play, this day will prove to be one of the best Clarinet Day events ever.
September 27, 2008 beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 9:00 PM will be a day full of master classes, shopping opportunities for clarinet equipment, participatory clarinet choir, and a grand finale concert. Purchase your tickets in advance to receive a discounted price. All tickets include lunch!
Join Mr. Eugene Mondie of the National Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Janice L. Minor of James Madison University for informative master classes. Please plan on performing, if you wish, for these master classes. Exhibitors time is generous for those wishing to experiment with a variety of clarinet products that will be available for trial and purchase.
Dr. Mark Boensel will conduct the clarinet choir for a two-hour rehearsal. All attendees, regardless of performing ability, are encouraged to participate in this unique opportunity. Following a dinner break, the choir will be featured on the evening concert beginning at 7:00 PM, along with Mr. Mondie and Dr. Minor, performing classical gems, accompanied by pianist Gabriel Dobner. Jazz clarinetists Ben Boker, Cam Collins, Ben Redwine, and Colin Renick will be backed up by an all-star jazz rhythm section to round out the concert.
We look forward to seeing you at the 6th Annual Clarinet Day!!!
Don't miss the incomparable Tokyo String Quartet on Saturday, October 11! The ensemble performs on the "Paganini Quartet," instruments that were crafted by the renowned Stradivarius. Audiences won't want to miss this rare opportunity to hear the Quartet in-person. In addition, the Quartet will be joined by brilliant German clarinetist Sabine Meyer. We look forward to seeing you at the concert!
Clarinettissimo VIII will be on Sunday, October 12th at the
University of Washington
Music School. This year, we have master classes, equipment dealers, a
clarinet choir, and the concert. This year's theme is Avant Garde,
featuring music that is Avant Garde (Eric Mandat) or was when it was written
(Weber, Cage). As before, the event remains FREE to the public.
Jennifer Nelson - A Dash Point native, is
currently Principal Clarinet with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the
Auburn Symphony Orchestras. She also has a very active freelance career,
including playing Broadway-style shows at the Fifth Avenue and Paramount
Theaters, occasional extra with the Seattle Symphony and Opera
Orchestras, and recordings for various television and motion picture
scores. She is also Affiliate Artist Faculty in Clarinet at the
University of Puget Sound, in addition to having several students in her
private studio in Seattle for many years. Ms. Nelson has also traveled
throughout the United States with the national touring companies of
Phantom of the Opera and New York City Opera. In addition to her
stateside concerts, Jennifer’s orchestral and recital performances have
also taken her to Mexico, Japan, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria,
Honduras, and most recently, India.
Sean Osborn - has traveled the US, Europe, and Japan as
soloist and chamber musician, and traveled the world during his eleven
years with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has also appeared as
guest principal clarinet with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh
Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and the American Symphony Orchestra. The New
York Times dubbed him “...an excellent clarinetist,” the Boston
Globe called him “...a miracle,” and Gramophone “...a master.”
Sean is also an award-winning composer whose chamber works have been
played by members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera,
Marlboro Music Festival, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Juilliard
School, among others.
Musical Cultural Association
AULOS of NOCI
(Bari - Italy)
collaboration with the
Municipality of Noci, Parco
Letterario Formiche di
Puglia "T. Fiore",
Association "Miqte e Muzikes" of
Tirane (Albania)and Fondation
Aperto ONG of Bucarest
(Romania) and with many
private and institutional
parterships, calls the
4th INTERNATIONAL CLARINET
that will take place from
16th to 19th October
Deadline- 9 October 2008
Soloists, Chamber Music with
In the last edition 2007 the
candidats came from:
Georgia, USA, Mexico,
Austria, South Korea,
Italy, France, Bulgaria,
Belgium, Israel, Russia,
Serbia, Principality of
Monaco and Greece.
The Crane School of Music
of The State University of New York at
3rd Annual Potsdam Single Reed Summit
Larry Combs, Principal Clarinet Chicago
André Moisan, Orchestra Symphonique de
James Forger, Dean of Students Michigan
David Etheridge, Clarinet Professor,
University of Oklahoma
Events to include Recitals, Lectures,
Displays, & Exhibits
17-19,2008 Potsdam, New York
Host Committee :
Sanders, Julianne Kirk, Christopher
For Registration, Clinic/Recital
Tables are $50 each (size - 6 ft. x 2
please contact us for more information:
Crampon, Selmer (Paris), Conn-Selmer,
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Yamaha and the Crane Student
Association, CSA is an SGA sponsored
Mitchell Estrin- Festival Director
Rose Sperrazza - Festival Host and Coordinator
Michael Skinner - President, Vandoren/Dansr
Harvey Hermann - Festival Mass Choir
Gregory Barrett - Prof. Northern Il
J Lawrie Bloom - Solo Bass Clarinet Chicago Symphony
Steve Cohen - Prof. Northwestern University
Julie DeRoche - Prof. DePaul University
David Gould - Vandoren Product Specialist
Caroline Hartig - Prof. Michigan State University
David Harris - Prof. U of Illinois
Eric Mandat - Prof. Southern Illinois University
Justin O'Dell - Prof. Michigan State University
David Tuttle - Chicago Free-Lance Artist
John Yeh - Assistant Principal and Solo Eb Clarinet, Chicago Symphony
Charlene Zimmerman - Principal Clarinet, Chicago Lyric Opera
Chicago Clarinet Ensemble
University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble
CCM Graduate Clarinet Quartet (Cincinnati Conservatory)
Chicago Basset Horn Trio
Michigan State U Clarinet Ensemble
Northern IL U ClarEnsemble
Southern Il U Clarinet Trio
Clari Con Brio
Northwestern U Quartet
Elmhurst College Quartet
University of Il Graduate Quartet
Festival Mass Choir
MSU Clarinet Professor Caroline Hartig and guest artist
Michael Lowenstern, bass clarinet, for a full day of
clarinet events including recitals by Hartig and pianist
Deborah Moriarty, Lowenstern, and MSU clarinet students.
The day is open to clarinetists of all ages and
abilities, with topics ranging from clarinet
fundamentals to contemporary techniques, including
sessions on the utility clarinets, a job seminar for
clarinetists auditioning for orchestral positions and/or
college teaching positions, and master classes for
advanced students/professionals with a master class
devoted to high school/junior high clarinetists.
Participants may perform in the Festival Clarinet Choir
or Junior Festival Choir.
Registration fee: $25 ($15 before Oct. 15) To
register or for a schedule of events, time, and
locations call (517) 355-7645.
Eleven young, vibrant
performers with a wealth of enthusiasm
and musical skill, together formed the
Sydney Omega Ensemble at the end of
2005. The group has since emerged as a
formidable presence within the Sydney
classical music scene. Their
performances have received enthusiastic
acclaim from audiences and critics
alike. David Vance, in his Sydney
Morning Herald review of SOE's final
concert of 2006, described their
by Margery Smith as "committed ensemble
playing of the first rate." Now in 2008,
they present what promises to be another
year of outstanding chamber music of the
highest calibre, under the artistic
direction of clarinettist David Rowden,
a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music
Highlights of the 2008 season include
the ensemble's return to the Art Gallery
of NSW's RESONATE series and a
performance in the City Recital Hall
Angel Place. SOE is delighted to
announce a number of exciting
collaborations including internationally
renowned percussionist Claire Edwardes
and the return of Clarinettist Dimitri
“To witness such exquisite blending of
sound at such close quarters is indeed a
rare pleasure. Sydney Omega Ensemble
unleashes a rich array of emotions.
Amazing!” Alison Handmer
Dimitri Ashkenazy - Clarinet
Born in 1969 in New York, Dimitri Ashkenazy began playing the piano at the age of six and then switched to the clarinet under the tuition of Giambattista Sisini, with whom he continued studying when he entered the Conservatory of Lucerne in 1989. Since completing his studies, he has gone on to perform widely, both as soloist and chamber musician. On tour, he has appeared at the Royal Festival Hall in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Hollywood Bowl with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, at the Sydney Opera House with the SBS Youth Orchestra, at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, in Japan with the Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony and Mito Chamber Orchestras, and in the U.S. with the San Diego Chamber, Napa Valley Symphony and Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestras.
In addition to the major concertos for the clarinet, his repertoire extends to include contemporary works such as Peter Maxwell Davies' Strathclyde Concerto No.4, which he has performed with the composer himself conducting both in London and Santiago de Compostela, and Krzysztof Penderecki's own transcription of his Viola Concerto with the composer himself conducting both in Poland and on tour in Spain. He also gave the world premiere performances of concertos by Marco Tutino (with the Filarmonici della Scala, Milan) and Filippo del Corno (with the orchestra "I Pomeriggi Musicali"). An active chamber musician, he has performed with the Kodály and Brodsky Quartets and with partners such as Edita Gruberova, Barbara Bonney, Helmut Deutsch, Cristina Ortiz, David Golub, Radovan Vlatkovic, Ariane Haering, Jeremy Menuhin, Maria João Pires, and of course his brother Vovka and his father Vladimir Ashkenazy.
In addition to his concert activity, Dimitri Ashkenazy has made numerous CD (Pan Classics, Decca, Ondine), radio (Radio Nacional de España, France Musiques, Radio della Svizzera Italiana, DeutschlandRadio) and television recordings, and been invited to give master classes at the Australian National Academy in Melbourne, Australian National University, Sydney Conservatorium, Oklahoma City University, the Reykjavík College of Music, California State University Sacramento, the Merit Music Program in Chicago, the Aula de Alto Rendimiento Moguer, and the Conservatorios Superiores of San Sebastián and Granada.
On Sunday 2nd November
all single reed players are invited to a full day of
playing, discovering and learning more about every aspect of
the world of the clarinet and saxophone.
Don’t miss this unique
opportunity to meet the instrument manufacturers, music
publishers, composers and arrangers as well as playing all
day too if you wish.
During the day there
will be opportunities to play in clarinet choirs, saxophone
choirs, and single reed choirs. Instrument manufacturers on
their individual stands will be present – your direct line
to their full range of clarinets and saxophones. Try the
instruments and put your questions straight to the makers.
Meet the composers and
arrangers; well known woodwind composers and arrangers will
be on hand to discuss, advise and help. Find out how to
arrange your favourite music for small groups up to full
Music publishers will
be on hand displaying their range of ensemble material.
requirements with the publishers themselves and set up your
library for the coming year. Explore and discover the wealth
of recorded music out there and put your questions directly
to the companies themselves.
Trade stands at last year's
Mark this date in your diary and
watch out for further details in the Summer issue of
Clarinet and Saxophone, and on the website.
You are invited to attend an exciting event for Flute,
Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Saxophone students of all
ages and abilities. Rutgers Woodwind Day 2008 is
open to professionals, amateurs, students, teachers,
parents, and music directors from the greater New
Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York areas.
You will meet and work with Rutgers University Music
Faculty as well as Rutgers undergraduate and graduate
music students. Workshops, master classes, reed making,
instrument care/repair and concerts will all be
presented in the friendly and comfortable setting of the
Marryott Music Building and Nicholas Music Center on the
Douglass Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick,
Participants will also have the opportunity to try and
purchase a vast assortment of woodwind instruments and
accessories. Registration fee is $5 in advance or $15
at the door. Parents/guardians attend free.