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January - March 2013 Newsletter

Jan Jakub Bokun Master Class- 5 April 2013

John Bruce Yeh Master Class- Chicago - 23 March 2013

Clarinet Course - 17 - 19 May 2013 - Spain

Master Class - 2 - 6 July 2013 - Italy

Great Falls, Montana Clarinet Day - 18 may 2013

Buffet Clarinet Academy - 15 - 20 July 2013

Clarinet Joy Concert at Texas State University San Marcos - 21 March 2013

Anat Cohen Jazz Quartet Canadian and European Tour - 8 - 20 March 2013

Millersville Contemporary Music Concert - 9 March 2013

Blackwood Conservation Concert - Univ of Tennessee - 11 March 2013

2nd California Clarinet Day - 11 May 2013

Ottensamer Soloist in Seoul, Korea - 6 March 2013

Cardiff University Clarinet Convention - 5 May 2013

Clarinet Academy of America - 10 - 14 June 2013

Rice University World Premiere with Hawley/Nunemaker - 27 March 2013

Mark Nuccio Master Class Day at Fullerton, California State University - 19 March 2013

Larry Combs and Anthony McGill - Chicago - 7 April 2013

Steve Cohen & Lincoln String Quartet - Northwestern University - 6 March 2013

Brandon Clarinet Festival - 22- 23 March 2013

Brandon Woodwind Quinete Concert - 22 March 2013

Sabine Grofmeier at Middle Tenn University - 24 March 2013

Karl Leister at Vandoren, Paris 22 February 2013

Arbenelli Clarinet Days - Pisa, Italy - 26 - 29 March 2013

Master Class in Bulgaria - June 2013

Philadelphia Chamber Music Festival - 22 June - July 2013

Burt Hara Master Class with Vandoren, New York - 26 February 2013

Ohio University Clarinet Gala - 23 march 2013

VIP Caroline Hartig Soloist in Ticelli Clarinet Concerto with Ohio State University Wind Sym in Columbus, Ohio 8 February and Severence Hall 12 Feb 13

David Singer Clarinet Soloist in Robert Aldredge Clarinet Concerto with Allentown, PA Symphony 9 - 10 February 2013

Gettysburg Clarinet Day - 23 February 2013

Ensemble 54 (New York) Clarinet Quartet in concert - VIP David Gould, Director

Saturday, March 2, 2013. 7:00pm.

Clarinet Cornucopia at Northern Illinois University - 9 March 2013

University of Central Florida in Orlando Clarinet Day with Alcides Rodriguez - 16 February 2013

Paquito dRivera Soloist with USAF Band in Washington DC - 10 February 2013

5th Clarinetisimo Festival - Santa Domingo - 18 - 22 March 2013


Bermel Performs Clarinet Concerto with Mannes Orchestra

6th Annual Troy University Clarinet Day - 30 March 2013

16th ClariFest - University of Nebraska - 10 April 2013

Pascual Martinez-Forteza Soloist with Binghamton Symphony - Weber 2nd Concerto 20 January 2013

Buffet Lyonaisse Festival - 14 - 18 February 2013

Los Angeles Clarinet Choir - 27 February 2013 - Pomona, California

West Chester Clarinet Day with Mark Nuccio - 27 January 2013

Maksim Shtrykov Clarinet Recital - New York - 5 February 2013

Denison University Woodwind Day - 2 March 2013

Viani International Clarinet Competition - Carpi, Italy - 9 - 10 March 2013

Ibero- Clarinet Academy - 22 - 27 March 2013 - Portugal

Northwestern Chamber Music Festival, Evanston, Illinois - 11 - 31 January 2013

Chicago Clarinet Ensemble with Jorge Montilla - 20 April 2013 at Northeastern University

SMA Music Festival - Porto, Portugal - 15 - 22 march 2013

Pei-Shan Lee Recital with Julia heinen at CSU Northridge, California - 29 January 2013

German Clarinetist Deborah Marshall performs Weber Concerto #1 with Denver Pops Orchestra 9 February 2013

Lucerne Academy - 17 August - 9 September 2013

Interlochen Clarinet Institute, Michigan - June 2013

Moran Katz Chamber Recital at Merkin Hall, New York - 13 January 2013

:LPR Ensemble Memorial Concert for Elliott Carter - 13 January 2013 - New York

Indiana Clarinet Day at Ball State University - 13 January 2013

Lehigh Valley Clarinet Day with Mark Nuccio - 21 January 2013

Mercadante Clarinet Competition 0 17 - 20 October 2013, Noce (Bari) Italy

Effortless Clarinet January 6 Recital - Houston, Texas

Texas Clarinet Colloquium - 1 - 3 March 2013

Music Academy of the West - Santa Barbara, California - 15 June - 10 August 2013

3rd European Clarinet Festival - Ghent, Belgium - 18 - 20 January 2012

Gala Fundraising Concert for the ChamberFest Cleveland - 11 January 2013

Clarinet Seminar in Croatia - 8 - 12 January 2013

MPulse Clarinet Institute at University of Michigan - 30 June - 13 July 2013

IV Festival Internacional de Clarinetes do Dão / PORTUGUESE SELMER ACADEMY | 15, 16 e 17 de Março de 2013

Texas Clarinet Colloquium - 1 -3 March 2013

Peruvian Clarinet Festival - February 2013

Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium - 13 - 15 June 2013

ClarinetFest 13 - Assisi, Italy 0 August 2013

Clarinetopia 13 - Michigan State University - June 2013





VIP's Pascual Martinez-Forteza, young inspired Student, and Mark Nuccio

6 January 2013

Houston, Texas


7 - 20 January 2013

Ghent, Belgium


8 - 12 January 2013

Opatija, Croatia

Master class from 8-12.01.2013. in Opatija, beautiful city on the Adriatic coast of Croatia...will have around 30 Clarinet Professors and is going to be lots of fun and all of us will have a great time...equally it is going to be highly enjoyable to play Il Convegnio of Ponccielli with one of the best Croatian clarinetists, Ana Horvat!


11 January 2013

Gala Fundraising Event for 2013 ChamberFest Cleveland 19 - 30 June

Cleveland, Ohio

VIP's Franklin Cohen, Solo Clarinetist in Cleveland Orchestra and Diana Cohen, Concertmaster of the Calgary, Canada Symphony, Artistic Directors

               We are having an incredibly special benefit concert with world renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson! There are some tickets remaining-- to buy tickets, please contact us at or 216-233-3451. This intimate concert paired with small bites and wine will be an evening you'll never forget. AND, you get to help out ChamberFest Cleveland.

An intensive summer chamber music festival in the city, ChamberFEST Cleveland showcases world-class musicians in fun, innovative concert settings.

A unique variety of offerings including post-concert jam sessions, multimedia experiences, and collaborations with local partners, provide a fresh concert experience in which the audience actively engages with the artists and their performances. ChamberFEST also seeks to create personal connections between the performers and Cleveland residents. The musicians become members of our community during their stay, living in our homes and joining in the activities and special events during the festival week.

With our emphasis on world-class music, innovative venues, and audience engagement, ChamberFEST Cleveland will energize Cleveland’s music scene and bring to our community the joie de vivre of classical music


11 - 31 January 2013

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Chicago Symphony  Bass Clarinetist J Lawrie Bloom and Professor Steve Cohen featured in Performances


13 January 2013

Indiana Clarinet Day at Ball State University - Elizabeth Crawford, Director

Muncie, Indiana


13 January 2013  - 3 PM EST

Merkin Concert Hall at Kauffman Center

New York City

Moran Katz and Friends: The Declassified

Chamber music for clarinet and strings as well as string quartet. The program includes the world premiere of Richard Wilson's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings.

HAYDN: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 74/3
RICHARD WILSON: Clarinet Quintet (world premiere)
Clarinet Quintet in Bb, Op. 34

Moran Katz, clarinet
Anna Elashvili, violin
Owen Dalby, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Yves Dharmaraj

A complete itinerary of 2013 Concerts hyperlinked here

First Prize winner of the 2009 Freiburg International Clarinet Competition in Germany, clarinetist Moran Katz performs extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the SWR sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden and Freiburg, the Collegium Musicum Basel, the Albany Symphony, the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta and the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble. Her performance credits include the United Nations Hall (Switzerland), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Belgium), France's "Les Musicales" Festival in Colmar, Les Invalides in Paris and Palais des Fetes in Strasburg, Roaring Hooves Festival in Mongolia, the Two Days and Two Nights Festival in the Ukraine, the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, New York's Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, Miller Theater and Bargemusic, among others. She has collaborated with the Ariel, Carmel, Contemporary, Tesla, Old City (Dover), Benaim and Vogler String Quartets, as well as with artists such as Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, Vera Beths and Arnold Steinhardt.

Following her third summer as a resident artist at the Marlboro Music Festival (Vermont), Ms. Katz's 2011-2012 season includes tours of the west coast, Israel, Japan, Canandaigua's Lake Music Festival, MoMA, chamber music concerts with the Vogler String Quartet in Ireland and Germany, recitals for the Detroit Institute of Arts and for the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society, a NY debut recital at Merkin Concert Hall as part of the Tuesday Matinee Recital Series and a Debut at the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic. Concerti appearances include the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and Ensemble ACJW under the baton of David Robertson at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.

Ms. Katz's previous season included concerts at the Philadelphia International Festival of Art, the Freer Gallery (Washington D.C.), University of Maryland in Baltimore, Lenox Athenaeum (MA), Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in Chicago, Steinway Hall, Paul Hall and Morse Hall (The Juilliard School), WNYC's Greene Space, Symphony Space, Le Poisson Rouge, American Irish Historical Society, Kosciuszko Foundation, Bedford Chamber Series, East Stroudsburg University, Drexel University, Cornell University, Baruch College, Dartmouth College and Skidmore College, as well as a nine-concert tour of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet in her native Israel.

In January 2010, following an invitation of Maestro Daniel Barenboim, she joined his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra on its concert in Doha, Qatar. Later that month, as a SYLFF fellow (and recipient of a scholarship from the Tokyo Foundation), she collaborated with musicians from the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

Active in the contemporary music scene, Ms. Katz has soloed with the New Juilliard Ensemble, as part of the FOCUS! 2005 and 2006 Festivals. In summer 2007, she appeared on the MoMA Summergarden Series in solo recital. She often collaborates with the internationally acclaimed new music ensemble "Continuum" and with the jazz ensemble of pianist Uri Caine. She is also a founding member of "Shuffle Concert", a newly formed audience-interactive ensemble.

In the recording arena, Ms. Katz can be heard on tracks of four CDs: she performs Richard Wilson's Timeshare with cellist Sophie Shao for Albany Records' "Brash Attacks" (all Richard Wilson CD), music by Andy Laster for the Tzadik label, music by Andrew Violette for the Innova label and music by Roberto Sierra and Ursula Mamlok for the Naxos label (to be released in 2013).

In addition to First Prize in the 2009 Freiburg International Clarinet Competition, Ms. Katz is the winner of numerous prizes and awards, including: 2010 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, Second Prize at the 2009 Beijing International Music Competition for Clarinet; First Prize and Overall Prize at the 2009 Midland/Odessa National Young Artist Competition (Texas); Third Prize at the 2008 Eastern Connecticut Symphony Instrumental Competition; 2006 Francois Schapira First Prize for Woodwinds at the prestigious Aviv Competitions (Israel); First Prize at the 2004 Lions Clarinet Competition (Israel) and Second Prize in the Lions European Musical Prize 2004 for Clarinet (Italy), among others. She was also the recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation grants with distinction in the years 1999-2008, as well as of the Ronen Foundation.

Ms. Katz received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in 2006 and 2008 and an Artist Diploma in 2010 as a student of Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima at The Juilliard School, New York, where she was admitted with presidential distinction and a full scholarship.

From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Katz was a member of Ensemble ACJW and a fellow of The Academy, a collaboration of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the NYC Department of Education, performing chamber music at Carnegie Hall and bringing classical music to students in the NYC public schools.


13 January 2013 - 7:30 PM

New York City

ensemble LPR & Fred Sherry: A Memorial Concert for Elliott Carter
Fred Sherry, cello,Ursula Oppens, piano,Charles Neidich, clarinet,Rolf Schulte, violin, and
Tony Arnold, voice


Le Poisson Rouge is privileged to present a memorial concert in honor of Elliott Carter, one of the great composers of our time. Produced in collaboration with Carter’s friend and long-time collaborator, cellist Fred Sherry, the all-Carter program will be performed by members of Le Poisson Rouge’s resident bespoke orchestra, ensemble LPR, along with a group of renowned guest artists, for whom many of Carter’s scores were originally written, including pianist Ursula Oppens, clarinetist Charlie Neidich, violinist Rolf Schute, and vocalist Tony Arnold.

ensemble LPR & Fred Sherry:
A memorial concert for Elliott Carter

All-Carter program:
Tempo e Tempi for oboe, clarinet, cello, violin, and voice
Quintet for piano and strings
Con Leggerezza Pensosa for clarinet, violin, and cello
Tre Duetti for violin and cello
Gra for solo clarinet
Fantasy for solo violin
Figments for solo cello

Fred Sherry, cello
Ursula Oppens, piano
Charlie Neidich, clarinet
Steve Taylor, oboe
Rolf Schulte, violin
Tony Arnold, voice

and members of ensemble LPR

Harumi Rhodes, violin
Clara Lee, violin
Mark Holloway, viola
Mihai Marika, cello

$20/25 standing room
$30/35 table seating


20 January 2013

Binghamton, New York


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