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Richard Page - Renowned Soloist and Bass Clarinetist in the Pittsburgh Symphony - In Memoriam - 23 May 2015



Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Performs his last Orchestral appearance before Retirement after 39 Years as Principal Clarinetist since 1976 with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severence Hall - 16 May 2015, receiving multi Curtain Call Ovations.  He has been Soloist with the Orchestra over 200 times.


Dallas Tidwell, Renowned Teacher and Professor Emeritus at the University of Louisville School of Music - In Memoriam 15 May 2015



VIP Wenzel Fuchs, Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker at II Curso de Clarinete and Co-Soloist in Performance of Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto Op 35 with the Universal Symphony Orchestra with Jose Maria Santandrreu Segorbe (Castelida) Spain - 15 - 16 May 2015







VIP Wenzel Fuchs, Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker at II Curso de Clarinete and Co-Soloist in Performance of Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto with the Universal Symphony Orchestra with Jose Maria Santandrreu Segorbe (Castelida) Spain - 15 - 16 May 2015





Bixby Kennedy, winner of the 2015 Harold Wright Merit Award Competition and Kenta Akaogi, who received an Honorable Mention award -  May 10 2015, Sponsored by the Boston Woodwind Society in honor of Harold Wright, past Solo Clarinetist in the Boston Symphony




VIP J Lawrie Bloom (Bass Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony)  Master Class at the University of Southern California - Northridge, VIP Julia Heinen, Host - 30 April 2015


Australian Chamber Orchestra Performs at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall with Sharon Kam, Clarinet Soloist (performing with a Bassett A Clarinet) in Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 - 26 April 2015





VIP Ricardo Morales, Renowned Soloist and Solo Clarinetist in the Philadelphia Orchestra and Faculty at the Curtis Institute, in Master class and Recital at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Italy!  Ricardo Morales, Corrado Giuffredi, Valeria Serangeli, Morrie Backun - 21 April 2015




ChamberFest Cleveland Gala Fundraising Event - VIP's Diana Cohen and Franklin Cohen, Directors - 19 April 2015



The South Shore Symphony:  Mostly Mozart with Clarinet Soloist Senior VIP Stanley Drucker - Conductor: David Bernard - Madison Theatre at Molloy College - Rockville Center, New York  - 18 April 2015


Clarimania Clarinet Festival - VIP Jan Jacob Bokun, Director - 15 - 18 April 2015 - Wroclaw, Poland



Bass Clarinet Quartet and Guest Artist Lauren Cook 

Millersville University (Pennsylvania) 10th Single Reed Day - VIP Dr Christy Banks, Director - 18 April 2015



Bowling Green State University (Ohio) Clarinet Day - VIP Kevin Schempf, Director - 18 April 2015




University of Nebraska MidWest ClariFest and Master Classes with VIP Frank Kowalsky, Professor Emeritus of Florida State University - VIP Diane Barger, Director - 18 April 2015





Tennessee Tech Clarinet Choir with Composer  Steve Reich in performance of his work NY Counterpoint

Tennessee Tech University Clarinet Day - VIP Wonkak Kim, Director - 17 - 18 April 2015



VIP Nathan Williams Master Class at California State University at Fullerton - Dr Hagan Rosengren, Host - 16 April 2015



 VIP Charles Neidich Performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622, using a modern Bassett A Replica produced in Bamberg, Germany by Schwenk & Seggelke with Australian Chamber Orchestra on USA Tour on short notice replacing Martin Frost who is recovering from a shoulder injury - 10 - 16 April 2015



VIP Richard MacDowell in Concert and Master Classes at Brevard College and West Carolina University -  9 - 12 April 2015 - Dr Shannon Thompson, Host




Competition winners announced at Final concert with the Brussells Philharmonic, Competition Jury, and Top 3 Prize winners with Buffet Group President Jerome Perrod

3rd International Clarinet Competition - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director - Ghent, Belgium - 7 - 18 April 2015




VIP's Jehuda Gilad, David Krakauer, Laura Flax, Pascual Martinez Forteza, and Buffet Group President Francois Kloc

VIP Yehuda Gilad - Renowned Clarinet Professor at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, California Master Class at the Buffet New York Showroom - 9 April 2015




Sample U-Tube Clip from new CD:

Pierre Genisson (from Paris) Recital and Introduction of new CD Release at Buffet New York Showroom - 8 April 2015


Dr Jeremy Reynolds, Professor at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver (Colorado),  on 7 April 2015 performing at Weill Recital at Carnegie Hall with the Waldland Ensemble, with Wei-Chun Bernadette Lo (piano), Hillary Herndon (viola) and Jeremy Reynolds performing several World Premieres



VIP Julia Heinen Master Class at the Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles (UCLA) - VIP Gary Gray, Host - 6 April 2015




Members of the Competition Jury including Michel Arrignon, Chief of this Jury  


3rd prize winner Vitor Trindade (Portugal), 1st prize winner Matteo Mastromarino (Italy) with Michel Arrignon, Matteo Mastromarino and Nuno Silva. 2nd prize winner Carlos Perreira (Portugal)


3rd International Clarinet Competition, Lisbon, Portugal with winners announced - 30 March - 2 April 2015


VIP Peter Wright, Solo Clarinetist in the Jacksonville, Florida Symphony - Master Class at the University of Southern California at Northridge - VIP Julia Heinen, Host - 2 April 2015




Artist Clarinetist in Residence Prof. Dr. Friedrich Pfatschbacher, founder and chief conductor of the Austrian Clarinet Choir (Austrian Clarinet Society) at the University of Florida (Gainesville) - WKA Performing Organization Chairman Mitchell Estrin, Host - 30 March - 1 April 2015



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2015 Headline Galleries


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