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Jacques Lancelot Jury in Performance





Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition Japan 2014

25 - 31 August 2014 with Winner Gala Concert 3 September


The Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition is to honor the memory of one of the greatest French clarinetists of his generation and every 2 years organized in Japan and France alternately.


Koichi HAMANAKA, Honorary President of the jury (Japan), Former solo clarinet, NHK symphony orchestra, Tokyo

Michel ARRIGNON, President of the jury (France), E.S.M. Reina Sofia, Madrid.

  • Ayako OSHIMA (Japan), The Juilliard School, NYC
  • Seiki SHINOHE (Japan), Tokyo Music College of Music, Former solo clarinetist of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
  • Tadayoshi TAKEDA (Japan), Kunitach Music College, Tokyo
  • Philippe BERROD (France), Orchestre de Paris, Paris.
  • Jerry CHAE (Korea), Yeungnam University, Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Wei-Leng (William) CHEN(Taiwan), Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Taipei
  • Philippe CUPER (France), Orchestre de l'Opera national de Paris, Paris. *Not determined.
  • Claude FAUCOMPREZ (France), Principal Clarinet of Lille National Orchestra Professor in Roubaix Conservatory
  • Yuan YUAN (China), Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing


Final Winners to be announced soon 






Beijing International Clarinet Festival China - 8 - 13 August 2014







Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa, Japan - VIP's Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors 1 - 10 August 2014



ClarinetFest 2014 at Louisiana State University (LSU) at Baton Rouge, in Collaboration with the International Clarinet Association - ICA, with a record 1400 attendence with World Class Performers and Pedagogues, VIP Robert DiLutis, Director




John Stewart and Laura Onwudinanti - In Memoriam 30 July 2014


Jacob "Jake" Travis Hale, a 21-year-old senior instrumental music major and Megan Taylor Ritzi, were seriously injured


The Festival sadly commemorates for the tragic loss of Baylor University Students who were involved in a deadly car accident enroute to perform at this Festival - information linked here







VIP Faculty and Buffet USA President Francois Kloc at Final Concert and Awarding Certificates and the Stanley Drucker Award Clarinet to the most promising Student during the week by vote



Faculty Clarinet Quartet in rehearsal with VIP's Daniel Gilbert, Jonathan Gunn, Andre Moisan, Ixi Chen, and Stanley Drucker





8th Buffet Summer Academy - VIP's Francois Kloc, Matt Vance, Magali Tricoche, Directors, with World Class Performing Faculty - University of North Florida - 14 - 19 July 2014



Maestro Loren Maazel, World Renowned Conductor and Music Director of many great Orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic - In Memoriam - 13 July 2014





The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" presents what has become an annual tradition of welcoming alumni members of all its elements back for a summer blow-out concert on the Capitol Steps. These concerts will feature several former members performing solo features with the band, and others sitting side-by-side with current Army musicians. An evening of great music.



The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) Celebrated Alumni Weekend with Veterans and Retirees performing in Concerts at Brucker Hall on Fort Myer, Virginia, and at the US Capitol in Washington, DC  - VIP and Leader and Commander Colonel Thomas Palmatier - 10 - 11 July 2014



VIP and Acting Solo Clarinetist Mark Nuccio performs Copland Clarinet Concerto 4 July with the New York Philharmonic at their Summertime Classics with Conductor Branwell Tovey at Avery Fisher Hall



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 Headline Galleries 2014


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