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 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







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



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






Master Class Students in Intensive Coaching



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


Prodigy Clarinetist Raphael Severe from Paris on tour in the USA performs Recital at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre in Washington, DC - 30 March 2015





VIP Mark Nuccio performing Mozart Clarinet Quintet K581,

VIP Robert DiLutis together with Mark Nuccio, and, E12F winner Michael Lin and BGUSA Division Manager Kurt Wittstadt.


University of Maryland Clarinet Day - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director, with VIP Mark Nuccio - Associate and Eb Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic - Hyattsville, Maryland - 29 March 2015



Master Class with VIP Jessica Phillips-Rieske at the University of Southern California at Northridge - VIP Julia Heinen, Host - 29 March 2015




Troy Clarinet Day Faculty, and student Abigail Leigh Wiggins, winner of the Buffet E12F clarinet!


8th Troy University (Alabama) Clarinet Day  - VIP Timothy Phillips, Director - 28 March 2015




4th Morehead State University (Kentucky) Clarinet Day with VIP John Kurokawa (Professor at Wright State University (Ohio), Dr Lori Baruth, Host - 28 March 2015




Buddy DeFranco Tribute Jazz Festival at University of Montana with treasured friends

and Soloists Senior VIP Eddie Daniels, Ron Odrich, and Buddy DeFranco's wife -Missoula, Montana - 26 - 27 March 2015


Eddie Daniels and other artists pay tribute to Buddy in two days of concerts and a tribute ceremony.

    Buddy DeFranco (1923-2014), the innovative clarinetist who rose from the remains of the swing era to forge new and lasting prominence as the instrument's pre-eminent interpreter of bebop, died on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 in Panama City, Fla. He was 91.



Director Rie Suzuki and Ayoka Oshima and Coaching of a Student


Rowan University Clarinet Day with VIP's Ayoka Oshima, and the New York Licorice Ensemble - Rie Suzuki, Director - 21 March 2015




VIP Larry Guy - Acclaimed New York Clarinetist and Faculty at Vassar College and Juilliard School - Master Class Day at Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania - Tony Costa, Host - 19 March 2015



Edward Cabarga,   Bass Clarinetist in the Washington National Symphony - 15 March 2015 - In Memoriam



International Soloist Sharon Kam, and brother Ori Kam, perform Max Bruch Double Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra, Op 88 with the Israel Philharmonic - 9 - 15 March 2015




VIP Rocco Parisi, world renowned Bass Clarinetist - Recital at Buffet New York Showroom - 16 March 2015



Master Class sessions at the Stellenbosch Conservatory 


VIP Maria du Toit (Solo Clarinetist in the Cape Town Symphony - South Africa) performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 (without Conductor) with the Stellenbosch Camerata - 15 March 2015



Delaware Mass Clarinet Choir with Director Christopher Nichols, and Kurt Wittstadt, Robert Dilutis, Christopher Nichols, Michael Hammer and Carol Hammer


University of Delaware (Newark) Clarinet Day with VIP Robert DiLutis - Dr  Christopher Nichols, Host -  14 March 2015






VIP Charles Neidich Master Classes at Milano Conservatory, Italy - VIP Luigi Magistrelli, Host - 9 - 10 March 2015





 Master Class Students with John Bruce Yeh and Diane Haskell and Diane Haskell with Students and in premiere Performance of  ”Dog Days” by Leo Schwartz


Chicago Clarinet Ensemble Weekend with Theme: Clarinet Fresh with Diana Haskell - Associate Solo Clarinetist in St Louis Symphony - VIP's Rose Sperrazza and John Bruce Yeh, Directors - Northeastern Illinois University - 9 March 2015



Celebrating this important milestone event VIP's John de Beer, ECA President and VIP Stephan Vermeersch, and ECA Founding President and VIP Matthias Mueller, and right photo, VIP Josef Balogh, Stephan Vermeersch, and VIP Celeste Zewald


Capriccio Clarinet Orchestra 25th Anniversary Festival - Groenigen, Holland - VIP John de Beer, Director - 5 - 8 March 2015




Clarinet Artist Faculty Pedro Rubio (Professor at the Madrid Conservatory and Director of ClarinetFest 2015 in Madrid), VIP Robert Dilutis (Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park) and Director Ben Redwine in Recital


Catholic University Single Reed Symposium - Dr Ben Redwine, Director - Washington, DC - 7 March 2015





Manhattan School of Music 3rd Mitchell Lurie Memorial Clarinet Master Class with VIP Jon Manasse, hosted by VIP Larry Guy - 7 March 2015




Radovan Cavallin Žerjal soloist in Performance of Stanford Clarinet Concerto,(a Brahms Clarinet Concerto we never had)  Maestro Yaron Traub, Conductor and Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canariathe Philharmonic Orchestra of the Gran Canaria - 6 March 2015




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