Clariarte Clarinet Course with Vienna Clarinet Connection
Clarinet & Klezmer Galillee Festival - Israel
Claremont Clarinet Festival
TCU Clarinet Workshop
Charles Neidich Music Seminar- Japan
Potsdam Single Reed Summit October 08
Liszt Weimar Clarinet Master Kurse with Neidich
Japanese Clarinet Festival August
Apeldoorm Clarinet Master Class- Netherlands
Mercandante Clarinet Competition - Italy - October
Munich Clarinet Competition - September 08
Vintage Clarinet Quartet Workshop - July
Michigan State University Clarinet Spectacular - October
Iowa Clarinet Day - September
7th International Clarinet Master Class - Czech Republic - August
Boston Clarinet Day - 5 October
NEWSLETTER - SUMMER - JUNE -
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.
latest addition to Sony’s family of portable
audio recorders, the PCM-D50 recorder adopts
many of its features and style from the highly
acclaimed PCM-D1 model, including rugged
construction and cool design. It’s the ideal
choice for making live musical, nature sound and
field recordings. The PCM-D50 is a 96 kHz/24-bit
recorder fitted with two-position (X-Y or Wide)
stereo microphones, 4 GB of internal flashmemory
and a Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo™ slot for
additional storage. Operating on four AA
alkaline batteries, it provides 14 hours of
record operation at 44.1kHz 16bit recording.
Unique features such as a two-position stereo
microphone, a prerecord buffer that records five
seconds of audio before hitting the record
button, digital pitch control, and A/B segment/
repeat offer great portable possibilities for
songwriters, musicians and journalists. To
complement the PCM-D50 recorder, new optional
accessories include a remote control, tripod
stand, and microphone windscreen.
The PCM-D50 is a 96kHz/24 bit linear
recorder that records in standard .WAV
file format and surpasses standard DAT
sound quality. A low signal-to-noise
ratio provides virtually noise-free
With a 4GB built-in memory, the PCM-D50
records up to six hours when recording
in 44.1kHz 16bit CD quality mode. And
the Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo Slot
provides up to 4GB memory expandability.
The PCM-D50 recorder comes equipped with
a high sensitivity, built-in,
two-position electret condenser stereo
microphone with flexible rotation for
either X-Y or Wide stereo positions.
The PCM-D50 recorder provides MP3
playback, a special Digital Pitch
Control feature that slows down playback
without changing pitch, and an A/B
segment repeat feature that allows you
to mark and repeat segments.
The Dual Digital Limiter feature helps
prevent distortion, a pre-record buffer
records five seconds of audio before
hitting the record button, and Super Bit
Mapping technology helps achieve, wide,
The PCM-D50 utilizes a simple drag and
drop file transfer via high-speed USB
Constructed of lightweight metal
(aluminum), the PCM- D50 recorder is
built rugged to withstand the demands of
A serious aspect of musical
development besides the lesson studies, physical technical development, musical
performance in several venues, and more, is the importance of listening to music
through live performances and recordings. In the last few years,
technology has advanced to the point where listening and recording has become
state of the art. When the Digital era started 30 years ago, it
revolutionized the entire professional mastering field. In 1981 when Sony
introduced the now legendary PCM F1, the unit, consisting of a book-side
processor matched with a Betamax SL 2000, same size, about destroyed the Analog
recording industry with specifications 30+% better than analog recordings with
Dolby and DBX Noise Reduction (for reducing hiss- Signal-Noise Ratio). These PCM
F1 units cost $2000 plus the SL-2000 for another $800. Analog studio
machines cost about $6000+ depending on features. Add the Mastering Tape
on 10" reels running at 15 or 30 ips (inches per second), the cost was very high
to make recordings of Studio quality. In the last year, a new era of
Digital Recording technology has made its mark again. A new unit
called the Sony PCM D50, a handheld unit utilizing microchip technology, and
costing only $500, delivers specifications even hotter than the Sony F1
including 96 KHz oversampling, over double that of what is recorded on CD's.
The unit includes built in Stereo XY Condensor microphones, making the unit
perfect for concerts, rehearsals, lessons, practicing, and more. The unit
weighs less than 1 pound. It is highly recommended for every player,
teacher, as it can make for music progress in an accelerated way.
The Wave® music system is engineered with waveguide speaker
technology to deliver enhanced audio performance. The Bose®
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The Wave® music system reproduces one-half octave
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system—simplicity by design
The Wave® music system was engineered to be
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tuner, amplifiers and speakers are all built-in so
you can enjoy quality sound right out of the box.
The large, bright display panel is easy to read
and understand, prominently displaying the artist,
title and album names of your suitably encoded MP3
CDs. It's also easy to enjoy the system's full, rich
sound with your iPod or MP3 player, computer, TV or
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a radio music system virtually the same size. It
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Slot-loaded CD player
Convenient, front-facing slot allows you to
easily load a conventional CD or enjoy MP3s from
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Another Tech aspect is the availability of playback systems for listening.
Many students are financially limited, and need a music hi-fi system at a good
price for the performance. There are obviously many of these systems that
can be purchased at a hi-fi store, and one that has become very popular by its
small size and all inclusive design that can be placed on a desk is a BOSE Music
Wave System, costing about $500. Information on the company websites.
The summer is has been busy with Clarinet events of high importance and several artist
tours and developments. Below are some major events of note including Alia Sabur's Korean University Professorship, and a major International tour with
Anat Cohen, a major Israeli Jazz Clarinetist. Check below for more
information. In addition, as introduced at the ClarinetFest 08 in Kansas
City, are Clarinet Method publications just released to benefit all levels of
students leading to the College level by Dr David Etheridge, Clarinet Professor
at the University of Oklahoma and founder and Director of the Oklahoma Clarinet
Symposium held every June. Information regarding these books below:
Sabur teaching Engineering
Sabur and Bil Jackson
A remarkable recognition was last week shown on the MSNBC Today Show
highlighting an unbelievable feat by a young teenager noted on the Guinness
World Book of Records as the youngest ever University Professor teaching
Engineering and Mathematics at a University in Seoul, Korea. She is a
genius, having graduated summa cum laude at 14 from the State University at Stoney Brook, and hold an MS and PhD from Drexler University in Philadelphia, at
age 19. She is
Alia Sabur from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and
also a Clarinet prodigy studying with Ricardo Morales of the Philadelphia
Orchestra and a past student of the late David Weber. Information on the
April Hot News Page.
Such information should be an incalculative inspiration to young students and
parents alike in how focused proactive child-raising and supporting a child in
achieving such goals can have its rewards. On 21 May Dr Sabur was named as
WKA Student Affairs Chairman aimed at encouraging student and aspiring
Clarinetists to reach their goals to become effective and educated players and
to achieve the highest goals they can reach. All are encouraged to contact
Dr Sabur with their views and issues as she is a true accomplishment role model
and anxious to serve all players and students.
Anat Cohen, Jazz Clarinetist on Summer
Hello good people
I am very happy to be sharing a stage with my Brothers, Yuval & Avishai as well
as some of NYC, New Orleans and Israel's top Jazz musicians in different
locations and continents this month:
The 3 Cohens are finally releasing BRAID (Anzic Records 2007) in Israel.
Please spread the word and forward to whomever you think will enjoy this show:
Avishai Cohen � Trumpet
Yuval Cohen � Soprano Saxophone
Anat Cohen � Tenor Sax & Clarinet
Aaron Goldberg � Piano
Jonathan Blake � Drums
Gilad Abro � Bass
We will be performing from June 2nd to the 7th every night in the following
venues in Israel:
June 2nd: (Monday)
Address: Raul Valenberg 24, Tel-Aviv. Phone 03-767 4646
8:30pm doors open
10:15pm show time
June 3rd: (Tuesday)
Venue: Levontin 7 (Levontin 7 Street, Tel-Aviv, Phone 03 -560 5084)
8:30 pm doors open
9:00pm show time
June 5th: (Thursday)
Venue: Tzolelet Tzehuba (Yellow Submarine), JERUSALEM
phone 02-679 4040
9 pm Doors open
10 pm show
June 6th: (Friday)
Venue: Zappa, Address: Raul Valenberg 24, Tel-Aviv. Phone 03-767 4646
9:15pm doors open
11:00pm show time
June 7th (Saturday)
Venue: Levontin 7 (Levontin 7 Street, Tel-Aviv, Phone 03 -560 5084)
8:30 pm doors open
9:00pm & 11:00pm show time
June 12th, 13th & 14th :The 3 Cohens will be playing with Yuval Cohen Quartet at
the Caesarea Harbor Jazz Festival, in a special program dedicated to the
tradition of Jazz. These shows will be outdoor shows at the �Tayelet� at 6:30 pm
(till about 8 pm) in Caesarea, Israel. it will be fun!
June 13th: Duke Heitger's nine-man-band
Venue: Caesarea Harbor Jazz Festival
City: Caesarea, Israel
With: Duke Heitger on Trumpet, Warren Vache on Trumpet, John Allread on
Trombone, Ken Peplowski on Clarinet and Sax, John Sheridan on piano, Howard
Alden on Guitar, Nicki Parrott on Bass, Joe Ascione on Drums and Myself on Tenor
Sax and Clarinet.
ALSO: Back in the Northern Part of the Americas:
Anat Cohen Quartet with Jason Lindner on piano, Ben Street on bass and Daniel
Freedman on Drums:
Venue: Night Town
City: Cleveland, OHIO
Address: 12387 Cedar Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
Anat Cohen Quartet (same personnel as June 21st)
Venue: Temple Israel
City: West Bloomfield, Michigan
Time: 3:30 pm
Address: 5721 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, MI, 48323
Anat Cohen Quartet at the JVC FESTIVAL, NYC
With special guests Yuval & Avishai Cohen and:
Jason Lindner on Piano
Ben Street on Bass
Daniel Freedman on Drums
(Double bill with Esperanza Spalding Quartet)
Venue: New York Society for Ethical Culture
Time: 8 pm
Address: 2 W 64th St
the historic building is on 64th Street at Central Park West, two blocks east of
Lincoln Center and five blocks north of Columbus Circle.
3 Cohens Sextet at Stanford University
Venue: Stanford Jazz Workshop @ Stanford University
City: Stanford, CA
Time: 2:30 pm
Anat Cohen Quartet (opening for Charlie Haden Quartet)
With Jason Lindner on Piano, Ben Street on Bass and Daniel Freedman on Drums.
Venue: Maisonneuve Theatre de la Place des Arts
City: Montreal, CANADA
Time: 9:30 pm
That�s it for the month of June.
For those of you who are in Europe, Stay tune for an updated e-mail about some
quartet shows in Europe in July:
July 8 � Sunset, Paris, France
July 9th: Le Club, Vienne, France
July 10th: Victoria, Oslo, Norway
July 11th; JazzClub Fasching, Stockholm, Denmark
July 12th Copenhagen Street Parade, Copenhagen,
July 13th North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
More details in the next mailing.
Thank you everybody for all the support
I hope to see you sooner than later
Somewhere around the globe
A remarkable fusion of musical
forces is converging at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall with a Supercharged
Patriotic concert 3rd and 4th July with the
United States Military Academy Band
from West Point. It is
not often that a Special high performance Military Band plays alongside and
shares a program with such a World-Class Orchestra like what is coming. A very
recent Alumni Reunion attested to the incredible performance level of this great
Band in the same standard as the Bands in Washington, DC.
Summertime Classics Opens Tomorrow!
summer festival of popular
classics is about to begin.
Tickets $24 - $54
Reserve your seats today.
Watch our TV spot to learn more.
JUL 3 7:30pm
JUL 4 3:00pm
Simply spectacular! The combined forces of the New York
Philharmonic and the United States Military Academy Band from
West Point deliver
a Fourth of July salute like none other.
Bramwell Tovey conductor
United States Military Academy Band
Lt. Col. Timothy J. Holtan
Bramwell Tovey: Urban Runway**
Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
USMAB Selected works for Wind Band
Sousa: Selected marches featuring the
United States Military Academy Band and
the New York Philharmonic
** World Premiere - joint commission for the New York
Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic
West Point Band and New York Philharmonic Collaborate after 44 Years by SFC Eric Miller
As the West Point Band prepares for its popular Music Under the
Stars concert series, two particular summer performances resonate
with its members. On July 3rd and 4th, the Concert Band will
perform with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall in New
York City. The Philharmonic will perform the world premiere of
Bramwell Tovey’s Urban Runway and “Four Dance Episodes” from
Rodeo. The Academy Band will feature its Staff Arranger,
Master Sgt. Douglas Richard, performing his composition
Celebration for a New Era. The concert will also showcase
The Official West Point March and Donald Grantham’s Farewell
to Gray, a piece commissioned by the West Point Band in honor of
the U.S. Military Academy’s bicentennial celebration. The concert
will conclude with both the Philharmonic and the West Point Band
performing Sousa’s Liberty Bell and Stars and Stripes
as well as the service songs of the Armed Forces.
The joint performance underscores a unique association between the
West Point Band and the New York Philharmonic. The Academy Band
performed with the Philharmonic in 1964, and Philip Egner, composer
of On Brave Old Army Team and The Official West Point
March, was actually a cellist in the Philharmonic prior to his
appointment as Teacher of Music and Bandmaster of the Academy Band
In February of 2008, Academy Band musician Staff Sgt. Denver Dill
performed with other principal players of the Philharmonic as a part
of its “Day of Berio” concert. Like Staff Sgt. Dill, many members
of the Academy Band have also garnered a relationship with musicians
in the Philharmonic during their musical studies. The West Point
Band and New York Philharmonic affiliation has also facilitated
recent solo performances for Philharmonic musicians to be showcased
at West Point. For many summers, the principal trombonist of the
Philharmonic, Joseph Alessi, has performed with the Academy Band.
This summer, Philip Smith, the Philharmonic’s principal trumpet,
will be featured on August 3rd at Trophy Point.
Undoubtedly, this unique Independence Day collaboration between both
musical organizations will not only be entertaining, but is destined
to evoke the patriotic sensibilities of its listeners. See the West
Point Band and the New York Philharmonic in “Musical Fireworks” on
July 3rd at 7:30 p.m. or July 4th at 3:00 p.m. in Avery Fisher
Hall. For further concert information, or to purchase tickets,
please visit the New York Philharmonic’s website at
www.nyphil.org/ or call (212) 875-5656.
Clarinet Professor -
Sabine Meyer - 27 July- 2 August 2008
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TICINO MUSICA is a workshop for
young musicians from all over the world who, through study and performance
together with internationally renowned musician- teachers, widen their
cultural horizons and deepen their artistic experience as a preparation for
their professional life.
Individual lessons - chamber music
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3rd Annual Summer Clarinet Workshop and
Claremont Clarinet Festival
June 9-15, 2008 at Pomona College, California
Gearing up for the Clarinet Marathon, on stage
at Bridges Hall of Music.
Pictured 2007 Participants with (l to r)Dr. Margaret Thornhill: Thomas
Carroll; Vicente Ortiz; Lori Musicant Koch; Wendy Mazon; Bolb Goldstein;
D'Arcy Weinberger; Lucie McGee; Nichole Pacquing
"A terrific experience--I was tremendously pleased,
and came home with about a tenfold increase in my enthusiasm for
"It was a transforming event for me"--D'Arcy Weinberger
"Thank you for all that happened in the week, all was fantastic for
me"--Vicente Ortiz, Castellon, Spain
"It was a great experience for me and I'm glad I came"--Thomas Carroll,
The 2008 Clarinet Festival will bring together an
intimate group of 20 clarinetists for six days of performance, study, and
clarinet coach Dr.
Margaret Thornhill faculty pianist-coach, Twyla Meyer, and guests.
Participation is open to advanced and intermediate adult players: college
students, young artists and adult amateurs.
Come join us in Lyman Recital Hall and the
Hall of Music on the beautiful Pomona College Campus as we explore the
solo and ensemble repertoire in interactive masterclasses, rehearse,
perform in recital, play in clarinet quartets and a massed clarinet choir,
and do constructive and critical listening to each other.New, optional
events for 2007 included a masterclass in orchestral excerpts and a group
class with a certified Alexander Technique teacher.
The Summer Clarinet Workshop is run on a
non-for-profit basis. Tuition fees are the lowest that will cover actual
expenses of the workshop. Production of the workshop is contingent upon
The 5th Annual To Play is To Blow...To Blow is To Play...
Clarinet and Saxophone Summer Mini-Camp and Recital
Featuring, students of Richard
Nunemaker. Also featured on this concert will be a world
premiere composition by Houston's Paul English for the To Play
is to Blow...To Blow is To Play...ensemble. Performance, June
15th, 2:30 PM, Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas, 4001 Mt.
Vernon, Houston, TX 77006. Free admission.
This program is offered to intermediate,
advanced level students and professionals. It includes private lessons,
master classes, chamber music classes, orchestra excerpt classes, and
baroque music workshops.
will be held on July 2-6 in Kansas City,
sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas
City Conservatory of Music in cooperation with the International
Clarinet Assocation. Jane Carl is the host and artistic director
with assistance from artistic committee members Nophachai
Cholthitchanta, University of Arkansas; Tod Kerstetter, Kansas State
University; and Stephanie Zelnick, University of Kansas.
ClarinetFest® 2008 will feature a roster of artists from around the
country and around the globe. There will be special emphasis on
chamber music, newer clarinet works, lesser known works, and themed
concerts. Tributes will be paid to Larry Combs, Fred Ormand, and
Performances will take place at the
Conservatory and at Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza, a short
distance from the university. The Country Club Plaza is a
remarkable area full of fountains and sculptures built in the 1920’s
based on the architecture of Seville, Spain. It has an abundance of
fine shopping and 30 diverse restaurants to choose from.
Within walking distance from the
convention are the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the
internationally renowned new Bloch Wing of the Nelson-Atkins Museum
of Art, and the Toy and Miniature Museum. There are many of the
areas of the city to explore on your visit to Kansas City including
the historic 18th. and Vine District which contains both the Kansas
City Jazz Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Harry S.
Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Union Station’s Science
City and railroad exhibit, the new National World War I Museum,
baseball at Kauffman Stadium with the Kansas City Royals, and Kansas
City-style barbeque restaurants too numerous to mention. We hope
you’ll join us in Kansas City this July to experience it all!
We will continue to update our site with
important information regarding ClarinetFest® 2008, so please check
our site regularly.
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Andrew Roberts Course Founder and Director Antony Pay
International Soloist Dr Kevin Murphy Head of Woodwind & Clarinet Professor, Wells Cathedral School
Janet Crossley Clarinet teacher and past student of The Clarinet Summer school Caroline Wheeler Clarinet teacher for Liverpool Music Support Service Dr Christopher Mimnagh Head of Knowsley Primary Healthcare Trust &
Medical Advisor to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Chris will be on hand once again to help alleviate and,
in some cases, suggest ways to prevent many of the problems that musicians
at all levels can suffer.
" Musicians can be their own worst
enemies, they love what they do, live life to the full, practise to
achieve perfection, then wonder why the guarantee expires on their body
parts. My advice is ‘give up now’! However, for those of you hell bent on
the masochistic life of a clarinet slave, my practical alternative advice
will be available during The Clarinet Summer School!"
Dr Christopher Mimnagh
For over a decade The Clarinet Summer School
has been very proud to have a roster of top International guest tutors.
year we are fortunate to have the distinguished British clarinet player
Antony Pay (pictured right) as a guest tutor.Tony has a prolific career which has encompassed
all styles of clarinet playing from contemporary to classical performance;
he is also in demand as a teacher in many countries.
2008 will be the 11th year of The Clarinet
Summer School, yet it retains a fresh approach each year by considering
different aspects of clarinet playing. The course provides excellent
tuition in advanced clarinet playing from top European specialist
This year the emphasis will be on ensemble
playing, from duos to full clarinet choir, with the chance to play on many
different clarinets from E flat to Basset Horn and perhaps some early
The Advanced course
The well established and successful structure of the course will cover
various topics including building a good technique, everything from
forming an embouchure to style of performance through workshops,
presentations and masterclasses.
One of the most successful parts of the course is the opportunity to
listen to live and recorded performances by many and varied players for
students to develop their own keen ear and concept of style and tone.
Students have brought some interesting recordings along for others to hear
and found that there is a wealth of performers and styles still waiting to
Scheduled time for
private practising provides space to evaluate the new information that
flows during the week, with further opportunities to create music together
in ensemble groups.
Encouraging students to form quartets, trios and duos to play together
regularly will be a prominent feature of the course. Practice rooms are
available in addition to the use of the private en-suite bedrooms (for
residential students). This is one of the few courses to offer the luxury
of single rooms with private facilities. Special diets can be catered for
with advance notice.
Every effort will be made to give everyone on the course some
Classes on the harmony clarinets (Bass, E-flat and
Basset Horn etc.,) are included in small groups, broadening the appeal of
the course to the tutors and students alike.
The main emphasis of the course is communication, especially in
performance. An opportunity to develop these skills with the help of the
experienced tutors and accompanists is available to all participants.
Performers often take the accompanist for granted, but here you will learn
to fully appreciate how much you rely on them when you have the
opportunity to test your new skills during the informal midday concerts.
The course tutors will present an Informal Concert on Sunday
20th July (open to the public), when non-playing friends and
family can attend and perhaps take time to visit Liverpool in its year as
the European Capital of Culture 2008
Fabio Di Casola uses his Swiss charm during a workshop
Behind the scenes the trade stands allow time to try something new
Practising the “finger breath” between sessions
Kevin Murphy conducts the clarinet choir in the Atrium at the World
Join in the fun of ensemble playing, in both large and
small groups. Budding conductors, composers and arrangers all actively
Wolfgang Lohff will be on hand to give demonstrations of his work and
to undertake some repairs and overhauls. Wolfgang Lohff can offer
customised tuning for any clarinet players during the course, when booked
This is perhaps the most vital part of any player’s equipment. Learning
to fix reeds that don’t work will not only save money, but will improve
consistency as a player more than anyone would believe possible.
Playing on properly balanced reeds is essential to any clarinet player.
During the course this essential aspect is covered to give players the
confidence to go away and use many of your rejected reeds!
Crossley will be leading a two-day course for students of Grade
4-7 on Saturday morning 19th through to Sunday evening 20th July 2008.
All students have the opportunity to play in ensembles and
workshops which introduce some technique and performance related ideas.
Students on the Intermediate Course are invited to attend the Tutors
concert on the Monday evening free of charge.
During the course the students have a chance to hear some
of the most popular pieces from the Associated Board list for the relevant
Grades given by the tutors. A great opportunity to hear live performances
of the set works, with advice on presentation and preparation for Grade
Students on the advanced course will be given the
opportunity to try out their teaching skills. Several full-time teachers
have found this to be just what they needed as a
(click this link for review from a past teacher on
A draft timetable for the 2008 course will be available in
February 2008. Students interested in attending may contact Andrew Roberts
via this website to suggest the areas they would like to see covered on
HOW OTHERS SEE US?
Past students have enjoyed past courses, here is what they have to
Andrew, I have finally have a few minutes since
returning home to send a short email to you regarding the Summer School.
I can't thank you enough for a wonderful week of meeting new people and
focusing in on clarinet specific issues in a way that I have never
I have taken away a great deal of knowledge and
information which has increased my clarinet-playing skills incredibly. I
can hear a substantial difference in my sound compared to how I played
before attending the course.
Thanks again for a wonderful experience and I look
forward to being able to attend another Summer School whenever you end up
putting one on again.
Brad Gresham Campbellville, Ontario, Canada.
I attended The Clarinet Summer School in 2000.
Then, I had some fundamental embouchure and technical problems. Now I am
training with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The course speaks
for itself- START SAVING. “
Belfast, Northern Ireland
to read the report on The Clarinet Summer School 2005 by Julia
to read the report on The Clarinet Summer School 2004 by Joanna
The Clarinet Summer School can only function with the generous
support of its sponsors:
The course is held on a site just one mile (15 minutes
walk) from the city centre of Liverpool, which is presently the European
Capital of Culture in 2008. The city is changing fast, and is a vibrant
centre for the arts, shopping and other entertainment.
Hope at Everton is just 3 miles from the end of the M62
motorway, or just a few minutes from Lime Street rail station or 20
minutes by taxi from
Liverpool John Lennon Airport. (flights from many European
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Born in New York with Russian and Greek descent;
after studies in Anthropology at Yale, Fulbright
grant for study at the Moscow Conservatory; winner
of prestigious international competitions such as
the Walter W. Naumburg Competition in 1985, as well
as competitions in Munich, Geneva and Paris; member
of the New York Woodwind Quintet; appearances with
such ensembles as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra,
Tafelmusik, Mozzafiato, and the Juilliard, Guarneri,
American, and Mendelssohn String Quartets; career as
soloist with numerous prestigious orchestras and
conductors; continuing activities as conductor;
recordings for Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon,
Hyperion and Bridge; from 1985 to 1989 professor of
clarinet at the Eastman School of Music; currently
on the faculty of SUNY Stony Brook, the Juilliard
School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and
Brooklyn College CUNY
Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima,
Music Seminar in Kitakaruiza, Japan
International Clarinet Days 2008
August 3 to August 10, 2008
clarinet - bassclarinet - ensembles
Monday, 4th of August - Saturday, 9th of August, 2008
Hotel Glogghuis***, CH-6068 Melchsee-Frutt
and bassclarinetist in the Lucerne
Symphony Orchestra (CH),
teacher at Lucerne Conservatory,
different masterclasses throughout Europe,
many concerts as a sololist or chamber
Final Concert Saturday, 9th of August 2008, 5.00 p.m.
Students perform in concert
Buffet Crampon USA
is pleased to
information for the
to be held August
Please click on the
links below for
information on how
to apply to the
curriculum and the
University of North
Florida, once again
the Academy's host
(Academy open to US
residents age 18-26
Application and CD
submission is 15 May
This year's Academy
Artist Faculty is
assembly of some of
in the world!
Students accepted to
the Academy will
have the opportunity
to study with J.
and Brussels Royale
- FifthAcademy Artist Faculty Member to be
11 -18 August,
2008 - Safed,
Festival of the Gulf (Italy) for
all musicians and students and their
families August 16th-August 27th 2008 - Wonderful and great price for a
vacation and studies! - from Eva Wasserman-Margolis
> Dear ALL,
> I am again returning to a beautiful small and quaint village in Italy to
> teach clarinet this summer.
> Luigi Magistrelli , my friend and colleague, will also be returning along
> with many other great musicians from the Conservatory of Milan.
> Below is also the web site of the villa in which we all will be staying.
> The food is wonderful and pool and beaches are some of the cleanest I have
> ever seen in Europe. The village is small with summer markets in the
> evenings, a great gelato and cake shop two minutes from our accommodations
> and a port that takes you to places such as Capri and Positano! The
> teachers are great and I very much recommend this place for almost all
> instruments. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
> The enrollment fee is not included in the price.
> The course (clarinet) costs 550 Euro plus the 50 Euro enrollment .
> See you this summer in the South of Italy!
> Eva Wasserman- Margolis
> The summer courses of music
organized by the Ente Concerti
> Castello di Belveglio, both for professionale and beginners, are open to
> citizens of all nations, students or graduates of music schools,
> conservatories or accademies. Enrollment, to be made by completion of
> application form, must arrive by April 15th, and be accompanied by a
> postal money order to be paid to the Ente Concerti Castello di Belveglio,
> v. Mazzini 11, 14040 Belveglio (ASTI) Italy for Euro 50 enrollment
> (not refundable in the event a participant renounces to participate). This
> enrollment fee will be refunded only in the event the Course requested be
> not available.
> The participantes will be lodged at the Passarelli Foundation of San Marco
> Castellabate (Salerno) Italy in rooms of two, three or four persons with
> private bath and telephone. The Insitute is doted with a beautiful private
> park with tennis courts, play areas, and swimming pool at no
> The nearby seashore (300 meters from the Institute) has both a sandy beach
> and rocky coast, and the antique ruins of Pestum are an important tourist
> The best accomodations will be reserved to the first enrollments. NO
> SINGLE ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE.
> During the Courses the students will have occasion to participate
> (although not obligatory) as soloists or in groups, receiving a diploma
> and certificate of participation. All students are required to be
> at the lessons and must bring their own instrument (except pianists)
> music stand.
> The all inclusive cost for lessons and ten days of room and board are as
> INSTRUMENTAL COURSES
> SINGING and OPERA WORKSHOP Euro 680
> COMPOSITION Euro
> SUPPLEMENT for a second courseEuro 100
> Family members or friends desirous of accompanying students can be
> accomodated during the ten day "musical holiday" for Euro 550. The
> accomodations are limited and should be reqiuested early to guarantee
> availability. There are no places available for shorter periods.
> The lessons begin during the afternoon of August 17th, ending during the
> day of August 26th. Meals begin the morning of August 17th and
> with supper August 26th. The rooms can be occupied from the evening of
> August 16th and must be liberated by 8 o'clock the morning of August 27th.
> The railway station nearest the Institute is at Agropoli where buses
> depart every half hour for San Marco until 19,30. There are places
> available in a private bus departing from Naples at 14,30 on Aug 16th with
> arrival at the Institute at 17.00. For voyage information: telephone
> (0039) 339 4841600.
> Ente Concerti Castello di Belveglio
> Festival del Golfo
> Corsi di Formazione e di Perfezionamento Musicale
> 17-26 agosto 2008 Domanda di iscrizione:
> All'Ente Concerti Castello di Belveglio,v. Mazzini 11,
> Belveglio (AT) Tel. 0141 955867 335 545831
> Place and date of birth..................................
> via, codice postale, città
> I hereby enroll in the Summer Courses organized by the Ente Concerti
> Castello di Belveglio at the Passarelli Foundation (Salerno) and send
> enrollment fee of Euro 50. by postal money orderas specified in the
> (of parent for minorsi)
> The following persons accompanying a student request accomodations :
> Complete name ...................................................
Dear Clarinet and Saxophone players,
Let us invite you for 7th edition of summer
masterclasses at the University of Ostrava from 17th
of August – 24th of August 2008. Ostrava is
3rd biggest city in the Czech Republic, placed in the
North Moravia, 300 kilometers to the east from Prague.
This course will give you opportunity to work very
intensively with excellent players and teachers. During
one week you will have at least 5 individual lessons!
This is, comparing to other similar courses, where you
having seldom more than two lessons, big different.
Beside 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
several new techniques (slap tone, double staccato,
circular breath etc). You could listen also lessons of
other students (usually we have about 40 students, age
from 16 till 50, mostly advanced and medium advanced).
There will be two first class pianists, professional
repair of clarinets and classrooms for practising
available for you during all the course. As the previous
years, we make interesting seminars about different
themes. We planning also 2 concerts of participants in
the Czech radio Ostrava, from where you will get
professional recording of your performance. Don’t
hesitate to contact us and to ask for more information,
or visit our web page with more information about this
and previous years, including pictures and recordings.
See you in Ostrava!
Karel Dohnal and Igor Františák
Individual lesson – 360 Euro
(the price includes all lessons and accommodation)
First soloist of the Orchestra
of the Republican Guard of Paris, Sylvie HUE had
pursued parallel studies in literature at the
University of Paris XII and at the Conservatoire
National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
A student of Guy Deplus and Christian Lardé, she
obtained a unanimous First Prize in clarinet in
1987 and two First Prizes in chamber music in
1988. She also received a degree in modern
literature in the same year. First Prize in the
International Competition of Clarinet in Japan
in 1988, laureate of the International
Competition in Prague in 1991, she has performed
in recitals and with orchestras in France and
abroad. Concertos and chamber music pieces has
been dedicated to her by notorious composers:
Pierre Ancelin, Francine Aubin, Roger Boutry,
Armando Ghidoni, Richard Phillips... Equally
active pedagogically, she teaches at the Darius
Milhaud Conservatory of the City of Paris and
gives master-classes at the Julian Menendez
academy in Spain. Imminent musicians recognize
in Sylvie Hue an artist in possession of
a proven technique and an exceptional sonority
which conveys a great sensibility in her
playing. The critics acknowledge her as "one of
our best clarinettists." (J. Bonnaure, from
Répertoire journal). Sylvie Hue plays on Selmer
clarinet and uses Vandoren reeds and mouthpiece.
Sylvie Hue / clarinet, Roger Boutry /
W. Y. Hurlstone - Four Clarinet Pieces /
Jorge Montilla is considered one
of the best clarinetists in Latin-America and
one of the world’s best Eb Clarinet players.
Jorge Montilla holds a Bachelor degree in
Clarinet Performance from the Instituto
Universitario de Estudios Musicales,
(Venezuela) a Masters Degree in Clarinet
Performance and an Artist Diploma both from
Indiana University. (USA) Mr. Montilla’s
clarinet teachers have included Filippo
Rutigliano, Mark Friedman, Valdemar Rodríguez
and Luis Rossi in his native Venezuela, as well
as foreign study with Michel Lethiec, Kalman
Berkes, Harmen de Boer, Antony Pay, Eddy
Vanoosthuyse, Jonathan Cohler, Ricardo Morales
and Howard Klug. He has appeared as soloist with
the most important Venezuelan orchestras and the
Indiana University Chamber Orchestra. He has
given recitals in important halls of Venezuela
as well as in the USA, Martinique, France,
Puerto Rico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech
Republic, China and Brazil together with leading
important soloists and chamber music groups. As
a member of the Caracas Clarinet Quartet, Mr.
Montilla has concertized extensively throughout
the world (South America, Europe, Asia and the
USA), he has recorded two CDs (the second
featuring Paquito D’Rivera) and his many pieces
for the CCQ have made him one of the pre-eminent
composers/arrangers for clarinet ensemble today.
As a teacher, he has taught clarinet at Arizona
State University and he has been Chairman of the
Clarinet Department at the Conservatory of Music
Simón Bolívar. He has also given master-classes,
clinics and workshops for important universities
and music conservatories in Colombia, Chile,
Barbados, Sta. Lucia, USA, Puerto Rico, China,
Costa Rica, Czech Republic and Brazil. "Winner
of the Indiana University Woodwind Competition,
2000", the Travel Grant Competition, (2001) the
Performer’s Certificate, (Indiana University’s
highest award for a performer) semifinalist of
the Concert Artist Guild, (2001) and winner of
both the Fifth and Seventh Competitions of
"Music of Latin America and Spain". (2002 and
2004) At the present, he is Professor at the
Latin-American Clarinet Academy of Venezuela,
Assistant Principal Clarinet of the Simón
Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and member of Zephir
(Clarinet Trio), Latin-American Ensemble Taku
and Woodwind Quintet "Maslanka". Besides, Jorge
Montilla is a columnist for the International
Clarinet Association’s magazine "The Clarinet"
and keeps a hectic international career as
a soloist and as a clinician. Jorge Montilla
represents Rossi Clarinets, Rico Reeds and BG
Ligatures. His compositions and arrangements are
published by Woodwindiana Editions, USA.
Clarinettist, composer, teacher,
and member of the highly regarded InterClarinet
ensemble. Mr. Balogh is a graduate of the Franz
Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He has been
the principal clarinettist in a number of
leading orchestras, including the Budapest Opera
Orchestra and the Hungarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra. In addition to the clarinet, he plays
the saxophone and the Hungarian national
instrument, the "tarogato". Somewhat unusal in
today's world, he plays both the German and
French system clarinets with equal fluency, and
has a repertoire encompassing classical, jazz,
contemporary, klezmer and gipsy music. In his
unique compositions and improvisations, he
combines Hungarian and Middle Eastern musical
influences to create a highly personal style. "Hagada
Klezmer Symphony: Four Glasses of Wine," was
premiered in 2004. Jozsef Balogh is
a prizewinner of national and international
competitions (Prague, Graz and Budapest). In
addition to performing at prestigious clarinet
conventions and conferences around the world, he
has given recitals and masterclasses in Finland,
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia,
England, Israel, the Netherlands, Italy, and the
United States. He has also served as a guest
professor at the universities of Oklahoma, North
Texas and Idaho State in the US, and the
Hochschule für Music Nürnberg-Augsburg in
Germany. He can be heard on numerous recordings
for the Naxos Label as well as on two highly
acclaimed CDs with InterClarinet ensemble, both
of which feature some of his own works for
clarinet quintet. His latest radio broadcasts
include being featured as "Musician of the week"
by Bartók Radio, Hungary's arts station.
Šebesta (Bratislava) - Clarinet
Ronald Šebesta studied clarinet
at Conservatory and Academy of Music and Drama
in Bratislava (Slovakia). During his studies at
Academy he did an 8 months study at
Conservatoire de Région in Boulogne (F). Since
1993 he is 1st clarinettist in Radio Symphony
Orchestra in Bratislava. Since 1996 he plays 1st
clarinet in chamber orchestra Cappella
Istropolitana. He co-founded several groups
of chamber music: in 1988 VENI ensemble
for contemporary music; in 1997 chamber group
OPERA APERTA ensemble for music of 19th
and 20th century ; in 1995
experimental group VAPORI del CUORE, resp. in
2004 experimental group DON@U.com;
in 2004 LOTZ trio of 18th century
basset horns. He has a sporadic solo
performances with Slovak symphony orchestras.
Since 2002 he teaches at the Academy of Music
and Drama in Bratislava.
Dohnal (Prague) - Clarinet
Studied at Ostrava Conservatoire
in the class of Petr Bohouš. After he graduated
from at the Academy of Performing Arts (with
Vlastimil Mareš). In years 1996-1997, he
attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
in London with Thea King and Jullian Farrall. In
1999, he spent three months in residency at the
State Conservatory of Rimsky-Korsakov in Saint
Petersburg with V. Bezrutchenko and in 2003-2004
he studied at Hochshule für Musik in Berlin with
Francois Benda. He successfully participated in
many international competitions: 2004 "Premio
Valentino Bucchi" Roma/ 1st Prize, 2002 Prague
Spring/ 3rd Prize, 2001 XIV.
International Music Competition "Pacem in terris"
Bayreuth/ 2nd Prize, 1999
International Clarinet Competition Ostende,
Belgium/ 1st Prize, 1997 VII.
International Clarinet Competition Dos Hermanas,
Seville, Spain/ 3rd Prize. During his
career up to now, he has given concerts not only
in the Czech Republic, but also in many
countries in Europe and USA. He has performed
concertos by Francaix, Nielsen, Copland,
Penderecki etc. with orchestras as Prague
Philharmonia, Czech Chamber Orchestra, Talich
Chamber Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic. Karel
Dohnal also regularly engages in chamber music.
He is a member of Prague Clarinet Quartet and
Trio Amadeus. Last but not least, he intensively
studies and performs the music of the second
half of 20th century. Karel is playing on Rico
Reserve reeds and Selmer Recital clarinets.
After graduating from the
Ostrava Conservatoire, where he studied from
1989 to 1995, Igor Františák continued in his
studies at the Department of Art and Education
of the University of Ostrava under the
instruction of senior lecturer Valter Vítek. In
2001 Igor studied at the Norwegian Academy of
Music under the tutelage of Prof. Hans Christian
Braein. As a soloist Igor has performed
repeatedly with the Janáček Philharmonic
Orchestra, Musici boemi, Janáček Chamber
Orchestra, Camerata Janáček, Ensemble Ameropa,
Wihan Quartet, Talich Quartet, Wallinger Quartet
and others. In addition to performing as
a soloist at recitals, Igor is a member of
a number of chamber ensembles. He is a founder
of the Stadler Clarinet Quartet and the Ensemble
Moravia, who recorded the CD for Slovart. This
ensemble won 1st Prize at the International
Music Competition "Marco Fiorindo" 2002 (Chamber
music) – Italy. Recently Igor has applied
himself to the study and performance of the
second half of the twentieth century classical
music. He has been invited repeatedly to
participate in the international festival of
contemporary music the Ostrava Days. Igor is
currently teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts of
the University of Ostrava.
Igor Františák / clarinet, Eliška
Novotná / piano:
B. Martinů - Sonatina fot Clarinet and Piano
Kaleta (Katowice, Ostrava) - Saxophone, Clarinet
Born in Czech Republic in 1976
he began his musical education with his father
Jan Kaleta. Graduated with dinstinction from
Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava (clarinet class
of Valter Vítek) in 1995, University in Ostrava
(clarinet class of Valter Vítek) in 1999,
Academy of Music in Katowice with Andrzej
Janicki in 2001 on a Polish Government
scholarship. He graduated also Institut for Jazz
and Pop Music of Academy of Music in Katowice
(saxophone class of Jerzy Główczewski) in 2004.
Prize winner of many nation-wide and
international music competitions, among them the
first prize at the International Clarinet
Competition Polish Music of XX Century in
Ostrava (Czech rep.) in 1995, Competition of
Czech Universities in Brno (Czech rep.) 1996,
Clarinet Competition in Piotrków Trybunalski
(Poland) in 1997, Academic Competition for
Clarinettists in Włoszakowice (Poland) in 2000.
Since 1997 first clarinettist of the National
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice,
touring with this ensemble in Europe and other
continents, recording for Polish Radio and
foreign record companies. As a solist he
appeared with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra
in Ostrava, the Silesian Philharmonic in
Katowice, the NPRSO in Katowice, Moravian
Philharmonic in Olomouc, Janáček Chamber
Orchestra in Ostrava, Impuls Chamber Orchestra
in Bytom (Poland) , Chamber Orchestra of
University in Ostrava and Silesian String
Quartet in Katowice. He performed also for Czech
Radio, Polish Radio and recorded a CD with
clarinet double concertos by Stamic, Telemann
and Backhofen (Stylton) with Igor Františák,
accompanied by the Janáček Chamber Orchestra, as
well as Dance Preludes by Witold Lutosławski
(NAXOS) with NPRSO in Katowice and Pacific
Briges by Leo Kraft (CENTAUR) with Moravian
Philharmonic in Olomouc. In 1994-97 first
clarinettist of the Stadler Clarinet Quartet in
Ostrava. He appears also in other chamber
ensembles as well as jazz bands – Big Ostrava
Since 2005 teacher of saxophone class on Leoš
Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava, since 2006
teacher of clarinet on Academy of Music in
Portejoie (Paris) - Saxophone
He is laureate from the Yehudi
Munuhin Foundation has been sponsored since 1990
by Selmer Company. He won, in this same year,
first prize in chamber music at the
international competition of U.F.A.M. Philippe
Portejoie received the Médaille d'Or de
Saxophone at the CNR de Nantes under the
tutelage of Jean-Pierre Magnac. He received the
second prize du concours national
d'Aix-les-Bains in 1980. In 1982 he relieved
C.A. de Saxophone and first Prize du the CNSM de
Paris with Daniel Deffayet. In 1986 he received
a diploma in arranging and in 1987 a first prize
of composition au concours national de jazz a la
défense. He played first alto in the Claude
Bolling Orchestra and has performed with such
renown jazz artists as Roger Guerin, Stéphane
Grapelli, Didier Lockwood, Martial Solal, Kenny
Clark, Phil Woods and Jon Faddis.
The winner of several
including the 1982 Munich
International and, in 1985, the
first major clarinet competition
in the United States, the Walter
W Naumburg Competition, Charles
Neidich has become one of the
world's finest and most widely
recorded clarinettists. His
virtuosic dexterity and
unassuming showmanship have made
him a popular soloist and
sought-after chamber musician.
He is also increasingly in
demand in his role of
A native New Yorker of
Russian and Greek descent,
Neidich began clarinet studies
with his father and piano with
his mother and continued his
studies with the famed
pedagogue, Leon Russianoff.
Instead of attending a music
conservatory he continued
private lessons with Mr
Russianoff until graduating from
Yale University with a degree in
Anthropology. In 1975 he became
the first American to receive a
Fulbright Scholarship to study
in the former USSR. He attended
the Moscow Conservatoire for
three years, studying with Boris
Dikov and Kirill Vinogradov.
In the United States Neidich
has worked with many of the
major orchestras such as the
Minnesota Orchestra, St Louis
Symphony, American Symphony
Orchestra as well as with the
renowned Orpheus Chamber
Orchestra, with whom he also
records, and many ensembles such
as the Lincoln Centre Chamber
Music Society, Peabody Trio,
Juilliard String Quartet and I
Musici di Montreal. This season
he has worked with the San Diego
Symphony in the triple role of
conductor, soloist and composer
in a programme which featured
the Mozart clarinet concerto,
the premiere of Neidich?s work "Scherzissimo"
for clarinet and string
orchestra, together with a
Mozart overture and Haydn
Charles Neidich has an active
European career and following on
from his success two years ago
with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
performing the Copland Clarinet
Concerto, he made his debut at
the BBC Proms in 1999 with the
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
under Daniele Gatti playing
Mozart?s A major Clarinet
Concerto, in his own
reconstruction for the basset
clarinet. In Zurich?s Tonhalle
he has played the Brahms
clarinet quintet with the
Carmina Quartet and the Elliott
Carter Concerto conducted by
Heinz Holliger. Also under
Holliger?s baton he performed
Helmut Lachenmann?s Accanto with
the Austrian Radio Symphony.
Neidich has performed Elliott
Carter?s concerto with the
Deutsches Sinfonie-orchester and
this season he is featured in
Berlin?s Konzerthaus in a
chamber music programme.
Neidich?s repertoire of well
over 200 solo works includes
pieces commissioned or inspired
by him, as well as his own
transcriptions and compositions.
He plays the Copland concerto in
his own reconstruction of
Copland?s original version and
has given premières of works by
leading composers such as Milton
Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Edison
Denisov, Helmut Lachenmann,
William Schuman, and Joan Tower.
Charles Neidich extensive
discography includes Schumann?s
Violin Sonatas (in his
transcription for clarinet) and
Romances for Sony Classical, a
recording of the Weber clarinet
concertos and Rossini
Introduction, Theme and
Variations with the Orpheus
Chamber Orchestra for Deutsche
Grammophon and a recording
celebrating Elliott Carter?s
85th birthday. Neidich is a
leading performer on period
instruments and is founder of
the period wind ensemble,
Mozzafiato. He has toured Europe
with the ensemble Tafelmusik
playing the Mozart concerto and
made many recordings for Sony?s
Vivarte label, playing chamber
music on period instruments.
In addition to performing,
Charles Neidich has a high
profile as a teacher and is on
the faculties of the Juilliard
School, the Manhattan School of
Music and the State University
of New York at Stony Brook. He
has given many masterclasses in
Europe, the US and Japan.
For many years we, the
members of the „vienna
have been active as teachers in workshops and courses.
Finding a suitable place for a festival and a course for
the „vienna clarinet connection“ has been on our minds
for quite a while. With the municipality of Hartberg we
have now found a partner which makes this project
possible. The master class of the ClariArte is intended
to become a place of encounter for clarinettists, which
caters to the individual needs of each participant.
We offer a variety of topics
Each participant can choose several arias of special
interest from this list. After evaluating the
applications a course plan will be drawn up.
The more precisely we know
the wishes and needs of the participants, the more
specifi cally we can work on their realization.
For the planning and the
organization of the course we need your early
application as the number of participants is limited.
We look forward to
a successful ClariArte 2008.
27 - 31 August 2008
2008 in Tokyo:Tama is a festival of the clarinet
held in Parthenon Tama.
The description matter of this homepage
(appearance, time, and number, etc.) might be
changed without announcement except for on this
web site. .
28(Thursday) Preliminary contest of the
7th Japanese clarinet competition
August 30, 2008(Saturday) The 7th
Japanese clarinet competition Final
August 28, 2008(Thursday)～August
31(Sunday) Clarinet Festival 2008 in
2008 in Tokyo:Tama Planning committee
(JCS/Foundation Tama City cultural Promoting
The Japan Clarinet Society, in partnership with
the Tama City Department of Culture, is proud to
announce the “Clarinet Festival 2008 Tama,Tokyo.”
This is festival in August will be a celebration
of clarinet and fun for students, amateurs, and
Here at JCS we hold a Clarinet Festival
annually, but we hope to outdo ourselves this
On the program we will enjoy performances from
great clarinetists both from home and abroad.
You might even be reminded of the “International
ClarinetFest 2005 in Tama.”This year’s Festival
will run from the Opening Banquet Dinner on the
27th of August to the Gala Concert on the 31st,
in simultaneity with the Seventh Annual Clarinet
Competition which will run from the 25th to the
For everyone that loves music and clarinet-
teachers, students, amateurs- we present to you
the Clarinet Festival 2008 Tama, Tokyo.
See you there!
Festival Organizing Committee President
Japan Clarinet Society President
Tama City the board of education
Buffet crampon Ltd.
Nonaka trade Ltd
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd..
Execution committee organization
Sachiko Watanabe of mayor of
Masaharu Yamamoto(President of
Japanese clarinet society)
Mituru Watanabe(chief director
of Tama City Culture Promoting Foundation)
Masasi Togame(Japanese clarinet society