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VIP Annelien Van Wauwe Clarinetist (Belgium) - Borletti-Buitoni Trust winners 2018


Since its first awards in 2003, BBT has provided support to 103 individuals and ensembles from over 30countries.  We are proud to introduce the Borletti-Buitoni Trust winners 2018.

Belgian clarinettist and former BBC New Generation Artist, Annelien Van Wauwe, is renowned for her

 performances on both modern and period clarinets. From an early age, she has won numerous international

 competitions. Her joint first prize award at the 61st International ARD Music Competition in Munich, in 2012, was a decisive step towards international recognition






University of Central Florida (Orlando) Clarinet Day with VIP Robert Spring - Keith Koons, Director - 17 February 2018



VIP and Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker and Professor at the Mozarteum Salzburg, Wenzel Fuchs Soloist performing Copland Clarinet Concerto at the 2nd Boeykins Clarinet Festival




2e Walter Boeykens Clarinet Festival with VIP Wenzel Fuchs and Colleagues - Enschede, The Netherlands - 14 - 18 February 2018



The Texas State Clarinet Fiesta Choir, under the direction of Artist MITCHELL ESTRIN. Featured soloists (front, L to R): VANGUEL TANGAROV (E-flat clarinet), DAVID GOULD (bass clarinet), ANDRE MOISAN (basset horn) and PHILIPPE CUPER (B-flat clarinet)



Clarinet Choir Conductor MITCHELL ESTRIN, Ekaterina Tangarova, BCUSA Woodwind Product Specialist Matt Vance, Austin Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinet Stephen Girko, Tradition clarinet winner Jordan Chenault, ANDRE MOISAN, DAVID GOULD, PHILIPPE CUPER and VANGUEL TANGAROV




Texas Clarinet Fiesta at Texas State University at San Antonio - 10 - 11 February 2018






"Gold Clarinet 2018", - more than 300 clarinettistes from the region of France gathered around a concert! Congratulations to my students and those of Thomas Rollot from the music school "Harmony of wavrin" who participated!  Nord-Music Association organized this event and its ensemble for the quality concert with the talented soloist Raphaël Severe and Laetitia Bouvet for the conducting of the student orchestras - 11 February 2018








VII ClariPeru - Workshop for Young Players Antonio Mazzini, Director - -Lima, Peru - 5 - 10 February 2018




VIP Anneliene Van Wauwe - a former BBC New Generation Artist,- Soloist Performing Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto with the Brussels Philharmonic - 26 January 2018




Senior VIP Stanley Drucker Soloist performing Weber 1st Clarinet Concerto with the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey, John Enz, Conductor - West Windsor, New Jersey - 21 January 2018




Senior VIP Franklin Cohen - Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in The Cleveland Orchestra - Recital with the Cleveland Tremont Concert Series - 21 January 2018


              Konservatorij za glasbo in balet Ljubljana


 Magdalena Lipska - Clarinet (Poland) and David Gregorc - Clarinet (Slovenia) performing with Orchestra, and VIP Shirley Brill, Charman of the Competition, in Master Class with contestent and the full enrollment of this festival


The winners of the 5TH CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION EMONA 2018 are known!
1. Prize: Ita Nagode - Saxophone (Slovenia)
2. Prize: David Gregorc - Clarinet (Slovenia)
3. Prize: Magdalena Lipska - Clarinet (Poland)


Emona Festival 2018 and Competition - 14 - 20 January 2018 - Ljubljana




VIP and 2nd Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Pascual Martinez-Forteza performs the Rigoletta Fantasy at Gala Concert for the 125th anniversary of the Ultima Hora newspaper in Palma de Mallorca.
Very honored to be invited to play among some other Mallorquin artists and to play again with my first Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Baleares - 11 January 2018




 Clarinetist Dimitri Bokolishvili performs Ramaz Keularia Concerto for Clarinet and Strings (2017) World Premiere. Tbilisi State Conservatoire Recital Hall (Georgia) - 24 November.2017 Chamber Orchestra ''Concertino Tbilisi'' Conductor - George Shilakadze - Belated posting




Clarinetissimo Festival  2018 - Brugge, Belgium - 3 - 6 January 2018




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