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Dennis Smylie - Renowned Clarinetist and Bass Clarinetist in New York and proponent supporter of New Music - In Memoriam - 5 December 2017


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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




Competition Judges,
Marie-B. Barrière-Bilote
Rui Martins
Mariano Rey
Antonio Tinelli
President: Yehuda Gilad Marie-B, Barrière-Bilote Rui Martins, Mariano Rey, Antonio Tinelli


4th Lisbon International Clarinet Competition - Lisbon, Portugal - 27 - 30 November 2017





Guy Dangain Master Class at Vandoren Paris - Paris, France - 27 November 2017



15th Concours for Clarinet in Picardie - Amiens, France - 26 - 27 November 2017



World Premiere of  Clarinet concerto of Eric Tanguy with Soloist Pierre Genisson and the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra -  Liege, France - 24 November 2017



9th Anton Eberst Clarinet Competition - 23 - 27 November 2017




Mozart Grand Partita K361 and VIPs Andre Moisan, Martin Frost, and Francois Kloc, President of Buffet-Crampon USA


Internationally Renowned Soloist Martin Frost performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Montreal Symphony and gives Master Classes with an Ensemble Competition - 20 - 24 November 2017




Master Class coaching at the Buffet Paris Showroom 8 November


New York Philharmonic 'Listening through Time' Podcast featuring Stanley Drucker


Senior VIP Stanley Drucker on French Tour with Buffet Crampon and Vandoren - 1 - 20 November 2017




31st ClarinetFestival - Japan Clarinet Association in Fukui, Japan - 19 November 2017



Furman University Single Reed Day - Dr Cecilia Kang, Director - Spartansburg, South Carolina - 18 November 2017




VIP Anthony McGill - Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic) Master Class at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - 18 November 2017




Wright State University Reeds Festival - VIP   John Kurokawa, Director - Dayton, Ohio - 19 November 2017




VIP Wenzel Fuchs (Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker) Master Class at Michels Music while the Orchestra is on tour in Korea and Japan - 17 November 2017




Master class by Michael Rusinek at the Peabody Conservatory - special guests in the audience, the superb clarinet section of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (including Alex Bedenko) with Alexander Bedenko and Yao Guang Zhai - 17 November 2017



Buffet Crampon 50th Year Celebration in Japan with World-Class Artists - Tokyo, Japan - 14 November 2017




During the Berliner Philharmoniker Tour at Hong Kong, Master Class with Orchestra Principals and Players held at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts with VIP Andreas Ottensamer - Andrew Simon, Host - 11 November 2017




VIP Charles Neidich Chamber Concert 'Emotion and Intellect' at Tenri Cultural Institute - New York City - 10 November 2017



Celebrating 40 Years of Championing American Composers with Clarinet Soloist Derek Bermel, performing Leonard Bernstein's Sonata scored with Orchestra with the American Composers Orchestra at the Rose Concert Hall at Lincoln Center - 7 November 2017





Stoltzman Sounds Concert featuring Mika and Richard Stoltzman at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall - New York - 7 November 2017


VIP Anneliene van Wauwe Soloist in performance of Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto with the Aachen (Germany) Sinfonieorchester - Justus Thorau, Conductor - 6 November 2017



Barcelona Clarinet Players World Premiere Kelanit for Clarinet Quartet and Band - Bilbao, Spain - 5 November 2017


Capt. Kenneth Collins - Commanding Officer with VIPs Richie Hawley and Laura Grantier and Navy Band Clarinet section with Richie Hawley

Navy Band Clarinet Day - VIP Laura Grantier, Director, with VIP Richie Hawley and Eugene Mondie  Washington DC - 3 - 4 November 2017


VIP Anthony McGill Soloist with the New York Philharmonic performing Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs on a 100th Birth Anniversary of Bernstein's birth, Alan Gilbert, Conductor - New York City - 3 November 2017




David Howard (Bass Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic) Master Class at the Buffet New York Showroom  New York City - 3 November 2017



Master Class with Ron Selka, Solo Clarinetist in the Israeli Philharmonic at the Peabody Conservatory - Alexander Fitelstein, Host  - Baltimore, Maryland - 3 November 2017 




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2017 Headline Galleries


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