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Northwestern University Clarinet Students with Host and Senior VIP Stephen Cohen and Vanguel Tangarov






Master Class and Recital with VIP and Professor at Texas State University in San Antonio Vanguel Tangarov at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois - Senior VIP Stephen Cohen, Host - 23 May 2017




Richard Hawkins, Clarinet Professor at Oberlin with Dr Eddie Daniels at Commencement






Internationally Renowned Classical and Jazz Great Clarinetist and Senior VIP Eddie Daniels Conferred an Honorary Doctorate at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio - May 2017




VIP Ricardo Morales, Solo Clarinetist in the Philadelphia Orchestra performs Copland Clarinet Concerto and Debussy Rhapsody - Memphis, Tennessee - 13 - 14 May 2017






Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio with  Senior VIP Franklin Cohen, clarinet, Richard King, horn - Seligman Performing Arts Center - Beverly Hills, Michigan - May 13, 2017


For this program the Trio is joined by two long-time principals of the Cleveland Orchestra, clarinetist Franklin Cohen and French horn player Richard King


   Brahms wrote only five trios; on this program we hear the middle of his three piano trios paired with his only clarinet and only horn trios


Brahms: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in A minor Op 114
Brahms: Trio for Piano, Violin and French horn in E-flat major
Brahms: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.  2 In C major



Faculty Soloists Michael Lowenstern, John Bruce Yeh, Eric Mandat, and Jorge Montilla




VIP Eric Mandat and Michael Lowenstern on New Music and Faculty



Chicago Clarinet Ensemble Clarinet Symposium - Northeast Illinois University - VIPs Rose SperrazzaJohn Bruce Yeh, Directors - Chicago, Illinois - 12 - 13 May 2017




Master Class and Clarinet Choir reading with Performing Organization Chairman and President-Elect of the International Clarinet Association - ICA Mitchell Estrin at New Jersey City College - Joseph D'Auguste, Host - 8 May 2017





Master Classes with Senior VIP David Shifrin, Professor at Yale University and renowned Soloist at the State University of New York at Purchase - VIP Akako Oshima, Host




Franklin Cohen conducts and performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto (transcribed for Clarinet Choir) and with former student Benjamin Chen the Ponchielli Il Covegno



Master Class with intense coaching with selected students



Ovation with the Venner ensemble, Frank Cohen, Benjamin Chen, and Ted Johnson, former Associate Principal and Eb Clarinetist in the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell

Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Master Class and Concert with the Venner Clarinet Choir - Akron, Ohio - 1 May 2017





VIP and Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker Andreas Ottensamer Soloist performing the Weber 1st Clarinet Concerto Op 73, Mariss Jansons, Conductor - European Concert - Cypress - 1 May 2017



Istanbul (Turkey) State Opera and Ballet Orchestra Spring Concert - W. A. MOZART Clarinet Concerto - VIP Ecesu Sertesen Clarinetist - Zdravko Lazarov Conductor  - 29 April 2017




Master Class at California State University at Northridge with VIP Jonathan Gunn - (Former Solo Clarinetist in the Cincinnati Symphony and now Professor at the State University of Texas at Austin) - VIP Julia Heinen, Host - 26 April 2017



4th International Clarinet Competition Ghent, with World Class Jury of Artists - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director - Ghent, Belgium - 10 - 22 April 2017 - Winners:


Vitor Fernandes 1st Prize

Aron Chiesa 2nd Prize

Kevin Spagnolo 3rd Prize

Alexey Vovchenko 4th Prize

Andrea Fallico 5th Prize

Zilvinas Brazauskas 6th Prize




Director Christopher Nichols and Michele Gingras and Master Class with Dr Michele Gingras and Performance with the West Point Band Clarinet Quartet


University of Delaware Clarinet Day - Dr Christopher Nichols, Director - Newcastle, Delaware - 22 April 2017



VIMM Virovitica International Music Meeting - Virovitica, Croatia - Radovan Cavallin Žerjal, Director - 18 - 21 April 2017




VIP Annaliene Van Wauwe performs Mozart Klarinette Konzert K622 on Bassett A Clarinet with the Georgische Kammerorchester in Augsburg, Germany - 15 April 2017




William O Smith, legendary New Music Composer and Clarinetist with Students and in session and VIP Eric Mandat in session with Bass Clarinetists


 Arizona State University (Tempe) New Music Festival - April 2017 - VIP Robert Spring, Director


with Patrick Englert, Jeremy Ruth, Jack Liang, Eric P. Mandat, William O. Smith, the ASU clarinet studio. We celebrated new music as it should be done. VERY high quality performances, made with expert musicianship, students having the chance to rub elbows with legends in the clarinet world, and of course performances by Bill Smith and Eric P. Mandat




Eddy Vanoosthuyse had the honor to welcome Wilfried Westerlinck, composer of the obligated piece of the semifinal, at our competition


4th International Clarinet Competition Ghent, with World Class Jury of Artists - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director - Ghent, Belgium - 10 - 22 April 2017




Berliner Philharmoniker with Conductor designate Kirill Petrenko who will succeed Sir Simon Rattle


Easter Festival Live Lounge with Berlin Philharmonic players with VIP Sarah Willis,  Daishin Kashimoto, Wenzel Fuchs, Philipp Bohnen and special guest Kristine Opolais  


Berliner Philharmoniker Easter Festival in Baden Baden, Germany - 7 - 17 April 2017




Soprano Coraine Tate, Pianist Todd Wilson, Franklin Cohen, and composer David Conte


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Recital at Trinity Cathedral Noon Concert Series with Performance of World Premiere of the David Conte Clarinet Sonata written for Franklin Cohen - Cleveland, Ohio - 5 April 2017




University of Maryland Clarinet Symposium - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director with Senior VIP Steve Cohen (Professor at Northwestern University and Former Solo Clarinetist in the Louisiana Philharmonic - College Park, Maryland - 2 April 2017



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