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December 2012 Monthly Summary

Jonathan Harvey - British Composer - In Memoriam - London, United Kingdom - 4 December 2012

Dave Brubeck, Legend Jazz Pianist - In Memoriam - 5 December 2012

Anton Eberst 5th  International Clarinet Competition - 29 November - 2 December 2012

The Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments presented the eminent Duo of clarinetist Charles Neidich  and pianist Robert Levin on December 2nd and 3rd 2012 Using historical instruments, the performances featured music of Brahms and Schumann as the composers themselves might have heard them. Similar Program performed at Juilliard School 5 December 2012

Music In Midtown at the CUNY Graduate Center ended the fall season 6 December 2012 with a presentation of clarinet compositions featuring the world-renowned clarinetist Charles Neidich, featuring works written for clarinet, basset horn, bass clarinet, and piano. Highlights of the concert included US premiere of Charles Neidich’s Tempest (in a Teapot) dedicated to Elliott Carter and vibrant Quartet by French neoclassical composer Jean Françaix

Vandoren Holiday Party and above VandoJam in New York 10 December 2012 with Renowned visiting Performers, Teachers, and a special recognition of the career of Senior VIP and Legend Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Stanley Drucker - VIP's David Gould, Mike Skinner, Mitchell Estrin, Directors

Buffet Group Holiday Party and New York Debut of the Divine Clarinets and Orfeo Oboes - 12 December 2012

Concerto per la celebrazione dell’ottantesimo di compleanno del M° PRIMO BORALI  - SALA PUCCINI, Conservatorio G. Verdi di MILANO   -  14 dicembre 2012  

Coro di Clarinetti degli allievi del M° Borali  -  Direttore - VIP Luigi Magistrelli

19 December 2012 - Juilliard School - A Musical Garland for Elliott Carter's 104th Birthday with Charles Neidich and Renowned followers of his work including the Juilliard String Quartet

Claribel Clarinet Choir from Oostend, Belgium Performs 20th Anniversary Concert at the MidWest Band & Orchestra Clinic 20 December 2012 with Soloists, and Director and Founder Guido Six is awarded Commendation from the International Music Educators Association


November 2012 Monthly Summary

VIP Sabine Grofmeier as Soloist with the National Orchestra of Panama Performing Weber 1st Concerto Op 73 with Conductor Jorge Ledezma  3 November 2012 in Panama City, Panama

Clark Brody - Renowned Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in the Chicago Symphony - 4 November 2012 - In Memoriam

Elliott Carter -  Dean of American Composers spanning the 20th and 21st Centuries - 5 November 2012 - In Memoriam

Ismail Lumanovsky Performs World Premiere of the Hasan Tura Clarinet Concerto with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra on the 9th of November. The Conductor - Vassilis Christopoulos

'A Day of Clarinet' at the Westchester Music Conservatory with Seminars as posted above on Clarinets, Mouthpieces, Reeds and a Master Class with Senior VIP's Stanley and Naomi Drucker 17 November 2012 in White Plains, New York. Event involved Buffet Group and Vandoren giving sessions to several levels of players

Chicago Symphony Principal Clarinet and VIP Stephen Williamson, and fellow CSO clarinet Gregory Smith visited the Carnegie Hall Rose Museum and Archives after rehearsal on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 where they were invited to play Benny Goodman's famous clarinet. Goodman's family donated the instrument to the hall, which holds special significance because of Goodman's historic 1938 performance there.

Washington Square Chamber Music Festival held at St Joseph's Catholic Church in New York Concluding Concert 30 November 2012 with Stanley Drucker performing Bartok Contrasts and Brahms Trio Op 114

VIP and Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker Wenzel Fuchs performs Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto Op 74 with the Iszmer Philharmonic in Turkey 30 November 2012

VIP Jonathan Cohler Hungary Master Class Recital Tour including the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and the Bartok Conservatory in Miskolc from 24 - 30 November 2012





October 2012 Monthly Summary

2012 Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble Festival, featuring as Faculty VIP's Stanley Drucker, Paquito de Rivera, Alcides Rodriguez, and several notable Clarinet Ensembles and Choirs from all over the Eastern United States, Mitchell Estrin, David Gould, and Anthony Taylor and Kelly Burke, Directors, held 13 - 14 October 2012 at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro

Troy University Artist Residency with Sabine Grofmeier on Master Class Tour in the USA with Major Master Classes, Radio Interviews on Clarinet Corner, and Major Recital with VIP and Director Timothy Phillips 10 October 2012

Wenzel Fuchs, Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker, Soloist in Performance of Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the World Doctor's Orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonie 14 October 2012

8th Mercadante International Clarinet Competition - VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director, with VIP Evigny Petrov of the Moscow Conservatory as President of the Jury, held in Bari, Italy 15 - 16 October 2012

Wright State University Artist Residency with VIP Sabine Grofmeier with Master Classes Private lessons, and Performance - Dr Randall Paul, Music Department Chairman, and John Kurkouva, both Artist VIP's Directors -  17 - 18 October 2012

Introductory Master Class and Recital Tour in the USA with VIP Sabine Grofmeier from Mallorca and Germany encompassing New York, Washington, DC, Troy, Alabama, Greensboro, North Carolina, Dayton, Ohio and concluding in Cleveland, Ohio - 29 September - 21 October 2012

Premiere of the Ohio State University Clarinet Spectacular with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen, Solo Clarinetist in The Cleveland Orchestra in Major Master Class, and several Clarinet Ensemble Performances and Master Class with newly appointed Clarinet Professor and Director VIP Dr Caroline Hartig held 27 - 28 October 2012

VIP Luigi Magistrelli  Master Classes at the Vienna University (Universitat fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst)  October 29-20-31 and a Recital playing Italian Arias from operas ( Verdi-Puccini-Rossini ) with the pianist Natalia Rehlig and performing with the well-known Viennese clarinetist Peter Schmidl, former Solo Klarinettist in the Vienna Philharmoniker  performing Herbst Lied and the Mendelssohn Concert piece no. 2



September 2012 Monthly Summary

Vanguel Tangarov from Bulgaria appointed as Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Texas State University September 2012

Wenzel Fuchs, Solo Clarinetist in the Berliner Philharmoniker  -  Master Class Tuesday 11th of September 3 pm - 9 pm at Chamber Music Hall at the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, Finland and Performance of the Weber Clarinet Quintet Op 34 with Orchestra

2nd Clariperu Latin American Clarinet Congress held at the University Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru 10 - 14 September 2012, Marco Antonio Mazzini, Artistic Director

Formal Introduction in New York of the Rico Reserve Vintage Clarinet Mouthpiece with Technical Video Presentation and Performance with VIP Mark Nuccio (Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic) and VIP Richie Hawley (Former Solo Clarinetist in the Cincinnati Symphony and Professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas) - 18 September 2012

Munich International Competition in Collaboration with the Bavarian Radio, held 6 - 21 September 2012

Chamber Music Concert at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania celebrating the 20th year of Performances of members of the New York Philharmonic, and honoring William Kyper, Hornist for his untiring support to maintain the series. Senior VIP and legend Solo Clarinetist Emeritus of the Philharmonic Stanley Drucker, and Distinguished Professor of Piano and Director Robert Miller with the ensemble performed Mozart, and Dohnanyi. Event held 23 September 2012

American Chamber Ensemble Gala Introductory Season Concert with Senior VIP's Stanley and Naomi Drucker held at Hofstra University 30 September 2012

August 2012 Monthly Summary

ClarinetFest 2012, in collaboration with the International Clarinet Association - ICA at the University of Nebraska 1 - 5 August, Dr Diane Barger and Dr Denise Gainey, Directors

Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa, Japan 2012, Charles Neidich, Osako Oshima, Music Directors - July 30 to August 10 2012

VIP Dr Caroline Hartig Appointed Associate Professor at Ohio State University in Columbus, effective August 2012

VIP Anat Cohen honored on Jazz Times Magazine August 2012

The Clarinet Studio Master Classes of Professor Dong Dejun at the Shenyang Conservatory with Yuan Gao and Jonathan Cohler at Shenyang - China 13 - 16 August 2012





July 2012 - Monthly Summary

ChamberFest Cleveland - Big Bang Theory come true with Lincoln Center Class performances every night in four different locations including the Cleveland Institute of Music, festival lead by Artist VIP's Diana Cohen and Franklin Cohen, Solo Clarinetist in The Cleveland Orchestra - 27 June - 1 July 2012

Belgian Clarinet Academy with Guest Artist Faculty Robert Spring (Professor at Arizona State University and Major Soloist and Proponent of New Music), Eddy Vanoosthuyse (Solo Clarinetist in Brussels Philharmonic, Flemish Chamber Orchestra and Professor at Ghent Conservatory), Julia Heinen (Professor at California State University at Northridge and Major Soloist and Pedagogue) and Director Guido Six (Founder of the Claribel Clarinet Choir and Professor at the Oostend Conservatory and Past Director of Clar/Fests 93 (Ghent) and ClarinetFest 99 (Oostend) - 4 - 11 July 2012

The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own)  Alumni Concert at the US Capitol with former members and Retired Musicians Conducted by former Conductors LTC Casey, Colonel Gary Lamb, and Leader and Commander Thomas Palmatier 12 - 13 July 2012 in Washington, DC

Buffet Summer Clarinet Academy at Northern Florida University in Jacksonville - 16 - 21 July 2012 with Artist VIP Faculty Stanley Drucker (New York Philharmonic), Daniel Gilbert (former 2nd Clarinetist in The Cleveland Orchestra and Professor at the University of Michigan,  Andre Moisan (Bass Clarinetist in the Symphonique de Montreal and Conductor), Jonathan Gunn (Acting Solo Clarinetist in Cincinnati Symphony), Ixi Chen (2nd Clarinetist in Cincinnati Symphony), and Directors Mitchell Estrin (WKA Peforming Organization Chairman and Educational and Creative Development Director with Buffet Group), Matt Vance (Woodwind Product Manager wih Buffet), and Francois Kloc (Vice President of Buffet Group USA)

An all-Mozart program featuring the Clarinet Concerto performed by Franklin Cohen, principal clarinet, on Saturday July 21 2012.  Since his first solo appearance with The Cleveland Orchestra, Mr. Cohen has been heard as a concerto soloist in more than 180 performances – at Severance Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Blossom Festival, and on tour across the United States, Asia, and Europe. Surrounding the Concerto are Mozart’s Symphonies Nos. 33 and 41 (“Jupiter”).

International Woodwind Festival (IWWF) - 15 - 22 July 2012 with Artist VIP Faculty Wenzel Fuchs - Solo Clarinetist in the Berliner Philharmoniker, Jorg Montilla - former Solo Clarinetist in the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in Venezuela, and Professor at the Longy School of Music,  Juan Gao, renowned Soloist, teacher, and Director of the Chinese Clarinet Festival and Clarinet Maker, Cynthia Doggett, Professor at Central College in Pella, Iowa, and Jonathan Cohler, Renowned Soloist and Professor at the Boston Conservatory and the Longy School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Directors Jonathan Cohler and Dr Doggett, Directors and Faculty are WKA Artist VIP's

Clarinet Summer School at Hope University, Liverpool, United Kingdom - Andrew Roberts, Director held 27 - 30 July 2012

Troy University (Alabama) Summer Clarinet Camp - 28 - 29 July 2012 - Dr Timothy Phillips, Director


 June 2012 -  Monthly Summary

Michele Zukovsky - Recognition of 50 Years in the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Solo Clarinetist

4th Clarinetopia given at Michigan State University in East Lansing with World Class Facukty  Dr Michael Webster, Alan R Kay, and Dr Caroline Hartig as Directors held 13 - 17 June 2012

Tenth Annual  2012 To Play is To Blow...To Blow is To Play...
Clarinet/ Saxophone Recital at The University of St. Thomas
Houston, June 17, 2012
- Richard Nunemaker, Director

The First Meeting: Clarinet Methodology (organized by the European Clarinet Association) took place at deKunstAcademie in Knokke-Heist, Belgium from 23-24 June 2012. Topics like methods, music and neuro-logy, teaching 5-6 years old, mentale structures, harmonics for young players, mixed ages and levels in group teaching and reeds were presented by Matthias Müller (CH), Heike Fricke (DE), John de Beer (NL), Thomas Sattler-Fujimoto (DE), Thierry Wartelle (FR), Kyrill Rybakov (RUS) and Stephan Vermeersch (BE).

May 2012 - Monthly Summary

Making Music: Jörg Widmann, Clarinetist, performing his own compositions; Zankel Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York - 3 May 2012

Clarinet Convention at School of Music Cardiff University - Leslie Craven, Director, 6 May 2012

St Thomas Chamber Orchestra of White Plains Concert with Soloist Stanley Drucker in Performance of Weber Clarinet Concerto #1, Op 73 - 12 May 2012

MIKOLOW MUSIC FESTIVAL - 19 May 2012 PREMIERES CONCERT – CLARINET MASTERS with Krzesimir Dębski  conductor / composer  (POLAND), Dr Woytek Mrozek  clarinet      (POLAND),  Prof. Charles Neidich - clarinet and basset horn  (USA), Karel Dohnal  clarinet    (CZECH REPUBLIC) with the LVIV PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA  (UKRAINE) - 19 May 2012

California Clarinet Day at Los Angeles Valley College with Guest Artists Gary Gray, William Powell, and Robert Spring,  Julia Heinen, Director

James Gholson, Solo Clarinetist in Memphis, Tennessee Symphony, and Professor at the University of Memphis, Retires at end of this season

April 2012 - Monthly Summary

Mika Yoshida and Richard Stoltzman at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall performing Classic/Jazz 4 April 2012

Scott McAllister - Epic  Concerto World Premiere - SSG Timothy Sutfin, The US Army Band (Pershings' Own) - 10 April 2012  

7th Millersville University Single Reed Symposium - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Dr Christy Banks Director - 13 April 2012

International Masterclass Apeldoorn 2012 with Charles Neidich - The Netherlands - 10 - 13 April 2012

Clarinetist Amitai Vardi, an avid soloist, Orchestral, and Chamber musician, recently appointed Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Kent State University

Alan Hacker (Conductor, Clarinet) and Major icon in Historic and Standard Performance and former member of the London Philharmonic -  17 April 2012

Major Master Class with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen, Solo Clarinetist in The Cleveland Orchestra and Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music at the State University of California at Fullerton 18 April 2012 with host Hakan Rosengren 

Chicago Clarinet Collaborations with Guest Artists Jon Manasse (Solo Clarinetist in the New York City Ballet Orchestra, The Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Faculty at the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music), and Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr and the Verdehr Trio, at Northeast Illinois University, Dr Rose Sperrazza, Director with Performance with the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble held 20 - 21 April 2012 

March 2012 -  Monthly Summary

Camila Barrientos Ossio - Winner of Harold Wright Clarinet Merit Award - 2012, Sponsored by the Boston Woodwind Society, held 3 March 2012

Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition and results - 3 - 12 March 2012 in Rouen, France

Rocco Parisi -  International Soloist in Clarinet and Bass Clarinet; Professor at the Antonio Vivaldi Conservatory in Alessandria, Italy , Bass Clarinet Soloist with the Clark College Orchestra in World Premiere of Appert Concertino for Bass Clarinet and Strings in Vancouver, Washington 14 March 2012

D Stanley Hasty Tribute by former Eastman Student and Professor at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) Kevin Schempf 19 March 2012

Houston Clarinet Ensemble Texas Tour with Premieres, VIP Richard Nunemaker, Director

Keith Bowen Awarded the Pamela Weston Memorial Doctoral Award in conjunction with the Royal College School of Music in London, United Kingdom 28 March 2012

Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mike Getzin of the World Clarinet Alliance - WKA,  retires after 39 years of total Government Service including 20 years in the US Premiere Bands USMA Band at West Point, The US Army Band (Pershing's Own), and the USAREUR Band in Heidelberg, Germany (20) and Federal Service in Civilian and Military Personnel in Germany and at the USMEPCOM Military Entrance Station at Glen Jean, West Virginia- Awarded Commander's Award for Civilian Service and Retirement Certificate by MEPS Commander Major Clark  - Retirement effective 1 April 2012.  Ceremony 30 March 2012

5th Annual Troy University (Alabama)  Clarinet Day - Dr Timothy Phillips, Director - 31 March 2012

Iowa Clarinet Day at Central College, Pella, Iowa - Dr Cynthia Doggett, Director- 31 March 2012


February 2012 - Monthly Summary

Performance of Mendelssohn Concertpieces No 1 and 2 with Fausto Saredi basset hornist, Luigi Magistrelli clarinetist, at the Church of Legnano (Milano), Italy with Haydn Orchestra, conductor Daniele Baleello performed 4 February, 2012

NATIONAL CLARINET WORKSHOP LIMA 2012 CLARIPERU/VANDOREN - 7 - 11 February in Lima, Peru, Marco Antonio Mazzini, Director

Spanish Clarinettist Rocio Bolanos -  Winner of Buffet Crampon Clarinet Scholarship plays at the RNCM 02/17, announced 10 February 2012 with performance 17 February 2012 in London, United Kingdom

Grenadilla Music  - 40th Anniversary,  Richard Gilbert, Director, celebrating Archive Recordings of the Great Clarinetists of the Past and Present

Eddie Daniels and Corrado Giuffredi Soloists with the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini  - Pesaro, Italy - 17 February 2011, performing Copland's Clarinet Concerto, Mozart Clarinet Concerto, and Molinelli Double Clarinet Concerto with Conductor Roberto Molinelli

"Texas Clarinet Colloquium"  held at Texas A & M University, Commerce February 17 - 18, 2012, Dr Mary Alice Druhan, Director

Cleveland Orchestra members Chamber Concert with Franklin and Diana Cohen performing Beethoven and Brahms Trios - 19 February 2011

LORIN LEVEE, Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic - In Memoriam - 22 February 2012

Berliner Philharmoniker USA Tour in New York's Carnegie Hall and Master Classes with Woodwind and Brass Principals at the Juilliard School, and Wenzel Fuchs, Solo Klarinettist giving Class at Manhattan School of Music with Mark Nuccio of the New York Philharmonic as Host 22 February 2012



January 2012 - Monthly Summary

Karl Leister, Legend Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker, 55th Anniversary of his Professional Career 1 January 2012

6th Annual 'The Effortless Clarinet/Saxophone Recital,  Richard Nunemaker, Director University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas - 8 January 2012

Stephanie Zelnick -  Acclaimed Soloist, Chamber Musician, Principal Clarinet of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and the Central City Opera; Professor of Clarinet - University of Kansas performs Major Recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York 19 January 2011

Trio di Clarone on USA Tour with Master Class at Juilliard School and Performance at 92nd St Y (28 January) in New York followed by Performance in San Francisco and Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan.  Performers include  Wolfgang Meyer, Reiner Wehle, and Sabine Meyer.  Juilliard Master Class hosted by Charles Neidich 27 January 2012



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