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International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018


Clarinet and Chamber Music, Concerto, Jazz, New Music, Clarinet Ensemble Recordings




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John Mohler, Renowned Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan  (Ann Arbor) - In Memoriam - 6 February 2019



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Jose Franch-Ballister Performs Corigliano Clarinet Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfonica in Murcia,  Spain

15 February 2019




Yale Clarinet Class Performances at Yale University and at Weill Recital hall at Carnegie Hall - Senior VIP David Shifrin, Director - New Haven, Connecticut and New York City - 14 - 15 February 2019




VIP Radovan Cavallin Master Classes - Canary Islands, Spain - 10 - 15 February 2019





Master Class with Calogero Palermo, Principal Clarinet Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - VIP Pascual Martinez-Forteza (New York Philharmonic), Host at the Manhattan School of Music - Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in the same evening - New York City - 14 February 2019





VIP Robert DiLutis Master Class at the University of Michigan - VIP Chad Burrow, Host - Ann Arbor, Michigan

 14 February 2019




President of the Competition Jury - VIP Philippe Cuper

First International Clarinet competition “Happy Birthday, Maestro!” dedicated to the 95th Birthday Anniversary of Professor, People’s Artist of Russian Federation Ivan Mozgovenko

Competition Prize Winners

1st Prize unanimously : Lev ZURAVSKY, 18 years old, from Russia (St.Petersburg state Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory)

 2nd Prize: Aleksandr UDALOV, 22 years old, from Russia (Moscow Gnessins Academy of Music) 

No 3rd Prize

Rokas Makštutis 1st Winner in the Junior Division


Competition Jury: Victor Kulik, Alan Vivian, Philippe Cuper, Istvan Varga, and Sergey Petrov


Mozgovenko Clarinet Competition - Moscow, Russian Federation - 9 - 13 February 2019




Festival Faculty including VIPs Richard MacDowell, Gregory Raden, Mitchell Estrin, and Director Vanguel Tangarov







Texas State University Clarinet Fiesta at Texas State University - Vanguel Tangarov, Director - San Marcos, Texas 9 - 10 February 2019







ClariPeru Clarinet Congress - Marco Antonio Mazzini, Director  - Lima, Peru - 4 - 9 February 2019





Republican Guard String Orchestra Concerto Concert performing Stamitz, Copland, Debussy, Phillip Glass - Sébastien Billiards, Conductor- soloists Pierre Génisson, clarinet and Joe Christophe - Cathédrale de Saint-Louis-des-Invalides - Paris, France -  7 February 2019






Senior VIP Franklin Cohen performs Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets at the Maltz Silver Concert Series Cleveland, Ohio - 7 February 2019






VIP Suenghee Lee Master Class at Troy University - VIP Timothy Phillips, Host - Troy, Alabama

6 - 7 February 2019







Special Interview with Dr Drucker and Clarineat with Sean Perrin on his Birthday




Stanley Drucker and Leonard Bernstein on Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, and Mitchell Estrin and Drucker with the Biography just released




Senior VIP and renowned composer John Corigliano who wrote the great Clarinet Concerto for Drucker, Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic


Legend Senior VIP Stanley Drucker marks his 90th Birthday and his 10th Anniversary Retired from the New York Philharmonic - 4 February 2019





VIP John Bruce Yeh Soloist with the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble - VIP Rose Sperrazza, Director - Riverside, Illinois 3 February 2019



Excerpt Performance of Mozart Clarinet Concerto




Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting Colburn School’s Flagship Orchestra featuring Clarinet Soloist Cristina Mateo Saez - 2nd Prize Winner in the Jacques Lancelot Clarinet Competition and Student of VIP Yehuda Gilad - 31 January 2019





Anna Paulova wins Gold Medal for Virtuoso Wind Category at the Vienna International Competition  January 2019







Student Recital and Tie Bai in Performance



Dingdad International Clarinet Winter Camp - Tie Bai, Director - Dingdad, China - 25 - 28 January 2019






Klarinettenchor Wettingen Circle Series of 3 Concerts in Markelaeker, Wettlingen and Zurich, Switzerland - 19, 20, and 27 January 2019





The USAF Band Clarinet Quartet


George Mason University Clarinet Day - Catrina Sweedy and   Dr Kathleen Mulcahy, Directors - Fairfax, Virginia  27 January 2019



VIP John Bruce Yeh Performs Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with the Illinois Symphony - Springfield, Illinois - 26 January 2019





VIP Stephen Williamson Master Class and with Director Christine Hu



VIP Stephen Williamson (Solo Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony)  Master Class in Collaboration with the Clarinet Association of China   -  Christina Hu, Host - Beijing, China - 26 January 2019






Birthday Celebration Concert at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory for legendary Teacher and national artist of Russia Professor Raphael Bagdassaryan - Moscow, Russia - 24 January 2019

Video Tribute to Raphael Bagdassaryan




Dr Charles West, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, gives Master Class and reunion at Colorado State University - Dr Wesley Ferriera, Host  - Fort Collins, Colorado - 22 January 2019




VIP Diane Haskell, Associate Principal Clarinetist in the St Louis Symphony, performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the St Louis Symphony - St Louis, Missouri - 20 January 2019



VIP Sabine Grofmeier Benny Goodman tribute concert - Hamburg, Germany - 20 January 2019




Tennessee Tech Clarinet Day - Dr Mark Cramer, Director - Cookville, Tennessee - 20 January 2019




Aeolus Quartet and Senior VIP Franklin Cohen (Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in the Cleveland Orchestra) Perform Mozart Clarinet Quintet K581 at the Village theater with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Michigan, and gives a Master Class at Oakland University - Detroit, Michigan - 18 - 19 january 2019



VIP and renowned soloist Karel Dohnal performs Copland Clarinet Concerto (called on short notice to replace ailing Martin Frost) with the Bamberger Symphoniker - 19 - 20 January 2019





Francesco Nigreni Solo Clarinet Tour with Finzi Clarinet Concerto with Rune Bergmann & Argovia Philharmonic 13 - 19 January 2019
 13. 2019, Aarau
, 15. 2019, Aarau,  17. 2019, Rheinfelden 18 2019, Bade 19. Januar 2019, Muri - Switzerland



Pierre Genisson with Master Class Students, and with VIPs and Buffet USA President Francois Kloc and New York Philharmonic 2nd Clarinetist Pascual Martinez-Forteza

Pierre Genisson Recital and Master Class at Buffet-Crampon New York Showroom -
New York City - 16 January 2019



VIP Wonkak Kim Master Class and Clarinet Day at Arizona University - Dr Jackie Glazier, Host - Tucson, Arizona - 13 January 2019




VIP Sharon Kam Performs Premiere of new Clarinet Concerto written for her - Thorsten Encke with the NDR Radio Philharmonic - Hannover, Germany - 10 January 2019



Vandoren Emerging Artists Competition 2019 -  1st Prize Classical Clarinet: Ning Zhang, Student of Senior VIP Charles Neidich New York City - 8 January 2019



Blaserphilharmonie Salzburg New Years Konzert at the Mozarteum with VIP Wenzel Fuchs - Salzburg, Austria - 6 January 2019




Clarinettissimo Festival 2019 - VIP Stephan Vermeersch,  President of the European Clarinet Association (ECA), Director - Brugge, Belgium -  2 - 5 January 2019




Verovitica International Music Meeting (VIMM) - VIP Radovan Cavallin and Kristina Dizon, Directors - Virovitica, Croatia - 3 - 5 January 2019


Neujahrskonzert in Hopfgarten von Klassik bis Flamenco & Jazz – und ein Heimspiel für VIP Wenzel Fuchs - Hofgarten, Austria - 2 Jänner 2019




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2019 Headline Galleries


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