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Carmine Capione, Clarinetist with the Cincinatti Symphony and Teacher at the Cincinatti Conservatory - In Memoriam - 2 January 2018



Robert Mann, Founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet - In Memoriam - 1 January 2018


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 Magdalena Lipska - Clarinet (Poland) and David Gregorc - Clarinet (Slovenia) performing with Orchestra




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)



Konservatorij za glasbo in balet Ljubljana


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




VIP Guy Yehuda and Tasha Warren, Renowned Soloists and Professors at Michigan State University - Master Classes and Concert at the Academy of Music - Tel Aviv, Israel - 19 December 2017



VIP Wenzel Fuchs Mozarteum Clarinet Studio Christmas Recital - 18 December 2017 - Salzburg, Austria



The Originality of Greatness: Celebrating Elliott Carter’s 109th Birthday! with VIP Charles Neidich and Friends performing his music - Tenri Center - New York City - 16 December 2017





Soloist VIP Philippe Cuper and Soloist Nicolas Baldeyrou made the worldwide creation of variations on Carmen De Bizet-Sarasate


                                                 ClarMeet Porto Clarinet Festival - Porto, Portugal - 15 - 18 December 2017




New York Philharmonic icons VIPs Anthony McGill, Stanley Drucker, Buffet USA President and CEO Francois Kloc, and Pascual Martinez-Forteza


Attending icons including VIP Jon Manasse, Steve Hartman, and Naomi Drucker


Annual Holiday Party with the Buffet New York Showroom with celebrated Artists - 12 December 2017




Memorial Tribute for Senior VIP Donald Montanaro - Associate/Eb Clarinetist Emeritus in the Philadelphia Orchestra; Renowned Chamber Music Artist - Professor at the Curtis Institute - In Memoriam - 30 November 2016 held 10 December 2017 - Boston, Massachusetts




A “Late Night” concert with French chamber music and Simon Rattle at the piano

Performing Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano and the Messiean Quartet for the End of Time with VIP Wenzel Fuchs

Berliner Philharmonie - Berlin, Germany - 9 - 10 December 2017




VII Congreso National de la Clarinete - Madrid, Spain - 8 - 10 December 2017




VIP Mark Nuccio (Solo Clarinetist in Houston, Texas Symphony Master Class at the Buffet New York Showroom - 8 December 2017




VIP Seunghee Lee Recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall with World Premiere - 4 December 2017




Rowan University Clarinet Day - Dr Rie Suzuki, Director, with SSgt. Parker Gaims - Clarinetist in the 'Presidents Own' United States Marine Band in Washington, DC - Rowen, New Jersey - 2 December 2017




  The latest 2 months events of interest are posted above to Headline

 them. All previous events are posted in the Headline Galleries so everyone can see and be informed. Click below to check these important archives with photo galleries that have appeared on this page.


2018 Headline Galleries


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