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September 2020


 Interview with Renowned Bass Clarinetist Michael Lowenstern with Andrew Simon - 5 September 2020


Upcoming Interview with Martin Frost and Andrew Simon - 12 September 2020  -  9 AM EST


VIII Curse de Musica - VIP Radovan Cavallin - Clarinet Teacher - Vilaflor, Spaiin  - 3 - 6 September 2020


Amicitia Clarinet Extravaganza Virtual Online - VIP Diane Barger and Dr Denise Gainey, Directors - 12 - 13 September 2020


Senior VIP David Shifrin, Renowned Clarinet Soloist and Director for 40 Years with the Northwest Chamber Festival, Retires with Honors Portland, Oregon - 14 September 2020


 VIP Anthony McGill, Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic, awarded the Avery Fisher Prize, one of the most coveted awards - New York City - 16 September 2020




August 2020


1st Festival de Clarinetes - Bugarmanga - 30 July - 1 August 2020


 Interview with VIP John Bruce Yeh (Chicago Symphony) with Senior VIP Andrew Simon - 1 August 2020


 Interview with VIP Sabine Meyer with Senior VIP Andrew Simon  - 8 August 20


DePaul University Virtual Clarinet Intensive - Chicago, Illinois - 3 - 7 August 2020


What a fantastic week in Arnsberg!
First a great bunch of hobby players and than an excellent group of students!
I'm very thankful that this was made possible, despite and within of all restrictions.
Thanks to everyone Involved: city of Arnsberg (especially Ulrike Stratmann-Bruns), Prof. Nicola Jürgensen, Johann-Peter Taferner, Pascal Schweren and all wonderful participants!!


 Interview with Internationally renowned Soloist VIP David Shifrin with Andrew Simon - 15 August 2020


 Virtual Kitakaruizawa (Japan) Music Seminar - Senior VIP Charles Neidich and VIP Ayako Oshima - Directors - 1 - 15 August 2020


Interview with Internationally renowned Soloist Senior VIP Richard Stoltzman with Andrew Simon - 22 August 2020


Stage de Clarinette - Autrans, France - 22 - 29 August 2020


 Interview with VIP Stephen Williamson (Solo Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony) with Andrew Simon -29 August 2020



July 2020





June 2020


Wurlitzer Jugend Klarinetten Competition Online - results above - Neustadt/a.d. Aisch, Germany


George Mason University Clarinet Academy  - Virtual Online - Kathy Mulcahy and Katina Sweedy, Directors - Fairfax, Virginia - 15 - 19 June 2020




Digital Clarinet Academy Virtual - VIP Ixi Chen, Director - Cincinatti, Ohio 1 - 5 June 2020  Session I - 15 - 19 June 2020 - Session II


May 2020


Berliner Philharmoniker
 live from the Berliner Philharmonie instead of the planned traditional Europakonzert held each May 1st in various cities
 - Tel Aviv lsrael this year - along to corona rules and in a small ensemble VIP Wenzel Fuchs clarinet last row left gustavmahler 4.Symphonie social distancing music forever - intense and thrilling concert    👌👌this writes music and orchestra history - Conducted by Kirill Petrenko - 1 May 2020 -


2 - 20 May - Clarinet Connections Online with several Performers and Teachers covering numerous topics for all students


Berlin Phil Series continued - An Evening in Vienna with VIPs Wenzel Fuchs (Mozart Clarinet Quintet on 9 May, and Andreas Ottensamer - Beethoven Trio Op 11 on 10 May in the Philharmonie with Orchestra colleagues


Historic and Inspirational Talks with WKA VIPs from May - July 2020 Hosted by Senior VIP Andrew Simon (Solo Clarinetist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic)



April 2020


As many in the world know, the Covis 19 Virus Pandemic has virtually stopped all activity worldwide cancelling Music Festivals, Educational Institutions and more.   During this stressful time, Livestream activity to support this void has shown itself to be a morale support to all watching.  Many quality performances and workshop streams will be posted here as they appear. 


March 2020


Utah Clarinet Festival at Utah Valley University with VIP Richie Hawley (Professor at Rice University) - Utah Valley, Utah - 29 February 2020

Texas A & M Clarinet Colloquium - VIP Alice Mary Druhan, Director - Commerce, Texas - 29 February 2020


Guido Six Clarinet Days - Ostend, Belgium - 28 February - 1 March 2020


Brandon University 10th Anniversary Clarinet Festival - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada - 29 February - 1 March 2020 with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen


VIP and Solo Clarinetist in the Philadelphia Orchestra Ricardo Morales performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Independence Sinfonia - 1 March 2020


VIP and Acclaimed Soloist Shirley Brill performs with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra - 1 March 2020


VIP and International Soloist - Professor at the Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore, Maryland) Alexander Fiterstein Soloist and Conductor of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and the Artie Shaw Concerto with the Belgorod State Orchestra at the Music Festival and Master Classes - Belgorod, Russia - 26 February - 1 March 2020


William Hudgins (Solo Clarinetist in the Boston Symphony) and Catherine Hudgins perform Boston Premiere of Daniel Crozier's Concerto for 2 Clarinets - Boston,Massachussetts -  1 March 2020


VIP and President and CEO of Buffet-Crampon USA Francois Kloc awarded the “Chevalier dans l’ordre National du Merite” which is the second highest recognition one can receive from the President de la Republique Francaise - Jacksonville, Florida - 7 March 2020



February 2020


VIP Boris Allakhverdyan (Solo Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic) Residency at Colorado State University - Dr Wesley Ferreira, Host - Fort Collins, Colorado - 29 - 30 January 2020 and Soloist with the Fort Collins Symphony - 1 February 2020


Michigan State University Clarinet Extravaganza - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director - East Lansing, Michigan - 2 February 2020


VIP Ludmilla Peterkova (Czech Republic)  Master Class and Recital at Troy University - VIP Timothy Phillips, Host

 Troy, Alabama - 6 February 2020


Walter Boeykens Clarinet Days - with VIP Anneliene Van Wauwe as Soloist with the Orkest Van Het Oosten - Enschede, The Netherlands - 8 February 2020


VIP Wonkak Kim Performs with Mirus Trio at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall - New York City - 10 February 2020


VIP and Solo Klarinetist in the Berliner Philharmoniker Andreas Ottensamer with Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic (Turkey) - performing Weber Concerto no 1  Op 73 with their chief conductor Sascha Goetze

5th anniversary edition of Texas State Clarinet Fiesta - Vanguel Tangarov, Director,, with guest artists, clinicians, and colleagues: Mitchell Estrin, Dmitry Perevertailenko, Stephen Girko, Michael Tran (Vandoren), and Wolfgang Lohff (LP Winds USA) - 15 - 16 February 2020 - San Marcos, Texas


VIP Gabor Varga Soloist Performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Great Hall of the Liszt Academy, with the Hungarian Radio Symphony, under the baton of Carlo Montanaro - Budapest, Hungary - 14 February 2020


Penn State Faculty Wind Quintet performs at the Buffet-Crampon New York Showroom - VIP Tony Costa, Clarinetist - New York City - 19 February 2020


Senior VIP and Bass Clarinetist and Soloist J Lawrie Bloom performs World Premiere of Ophelia’s Tears, Concertante Elegy, a new work by Nicolas Bacri, commissioned by Chicago Symphony's Music Director for Bloom  Riccardo Muti - 20 February 2020 - Chicago, Illinois


January 2020


Norddeutsche Klarinettentage - Marco Thomas, Director - Bremen, Germany - 2 - 5 January 2020


Clarinetissimo Festival 2020 - VIP Stephan Vermeersch, Director - Brugge, Belgium - 2 - 5 January 20


VIMM International Clarinet Meeting - VIP Radovan Cavallin, Director - Virovitica, Croatia - 2 - 5 January 2020


Musikae - Global Music Education Master Class with VIP Yehuda Gilad - Host: Venancio Rius - 9 - 11 January 2020


Stefanie Gardner performs Jon Russell's Concerto for Bass Clarinet with the Arizona Wind Symphony at Arizona State University in Tempe - 15 January 2020


VIP Anneleine Van Wauwe Birmingham Conservatoire master class - United Kingdom - 15 January after performing Weber's 1st Clarinet Concerto Op 73 with the Deutsche Radio Symphony Orchestra in Saarbrucken, Germany 12 January 2020


VIP Boris Allakhverdyan (Solo Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic) Master Class with Students at California State University at Northridge - VIP Julia Heinen, Host - 21 January 2020


With VIPs Howard Klug, Eli Eban,and Luis Rossi (maker of the Renowned Rossi Clarinets). Master class by the clarinet section of the Minnesota Orchestra - Gabriel Campos, Tim Zavadil, David Pharris, and Gregory Williams - Indiana University at Bloomington - 21 January 2020





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