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US Air Force Commander's Coin award to Band Clarinetist

Clarinet soloist in Bucharest Festival

Cathy Ogram soloist with Danville Symphony in North Carolina

Robert DiLutis with young students on Buffet tour

Amsterdam performance of Schubert Octet with Celeste Zewald


        The 2006 Summer is almost half over with several listed Clarinet events having taken place and more coming.

As information becomes available, summaries are posted on the WKA News Pages to alert players about the events

and opportunities.  During the spring, outreaches through clinician tours by various instrument firms such as

Buffet-Crampon visited schools and music stores throughout the United States to encourage Music Education

involvement and support of programs.

Colorado Kids Learn Clarinet

Wednesday, June 28 18:56

         This year I arrived a day early and presented two workshops for the children of Eagle and Gypsum,

Colorado. There were over 100 students and parents from all over Colorado for the events titled

"Learn to Play the Clarinet." Everyone got a chance to play a real clarinet and learn the many

sounds it can make. I had a great time and the kids were wonderful. I signed a poster for each

student as they left.

         Special thanks to Liz Campbell from the Bravo Festival for organizing the events!

--Robert DiLutis, Clarinet


             In the past week, the WKA Membership application page became active and updated, with new features on the

organization site that will bring more interest and participation.  Every interested clarinetist, and even non players, are

invited to join and be part of this expanding clarinet community.  Past members are encouraged to update their information

including e-mail addresses so they can keep informed.  Promotional items and more services will be available

as soon as the LLC corporate status is active.  Given the true International reach of WKA, musical and other events

reach everyone, as the above photo gallery can show.  One situation as told by Berlin Klezmer Clarinetist Helmut Eisel

graphically shows concerns:

From:  Helmut Eisel <>
To:  Ausland <>
Subject:  Rundbrief Nr 16, 7/06
Date:  Sun, 16 Jul 2006 18:18:30 +0100
>Rundbrief Nr 16, 7/06

>Sorry, I have not the time to do an English Translation.
>Only the most important: I'm shocked about the bombs on Safed, two
>days after we finished the last performance there. Unthinkable what
>might be happen to be attacked during the Festival.
>And I hope, there will be more music and less violence between humans!

>All the best

 Hopefully the above message will touch players and hope solutions to make things positive can happen. 


          As the summer is coming to a close within the month, it is useful to reflect on the many successful programs

completed.  A foremost event held each year in various places and just completed was the ICA ClarinetFest  just

held in Atlanta, Georgia USA.  A value of such an extensive showcase festival is the diversity of artists and programs

and the chance to meet with these stars and inspirations.  Many players of all levels unite annually to keep touch

with the colleagues they meet and garner the chance to meet new people and get caught up in the pleasant insanity of

the clarinet.  Everyone should make their move to participate. This festival gathered over 1200 participants with so much

to do that there was not enough time to be everywhere.  Along with workshop festivals held in many other places, the

summer should be an extension of study and the exploration for more musical experiences. The next ClarinetFest will be

convened in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada next July 2007.




Festival completed                                                 


Study clarinet with two of the world's respected pedagogues:

Robert Spring (click for more information)

 Eddy Vanoosthuyse (click for more information) in beautiful Ostend, Belgium.

Live and learn for a week by the beauty of the beaches of the North Sea.

For more information, email Robert Spring ( or Guido Six (

Belgian Clarinet Academy completed




Brevard Conference on Music Entrepreneurship

Michael Drapkin, Executive Director       

                                                                          Brevard Music Center, North Carolina
                                                                                                        July 14-16, 2006


                                  What do you want to BCOME?
The Challenge:  95% of  current  music  graduates do  NOT  find  gainful employment in music. 
The Solution: Forge your own career path in music!
The Brevard Conference on Music Entrepreneurship ( ) explores exciting career tracks beyond the
traditional job pathways. Workshops, lectures and instruction will help you envision and forge a musical career as a
music entrepreneur. The three-day conference offers unique tracks specifically tailored for performers, college faculty
and music industry professionals. 
The Brevard Music Center is a summer institute and festival located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western

North Carolina, the perfect backdrop for the weekend conference.  Participants will attend concerts featuring world-renowned

performers and enjoy a variety of activities on the stunning 140-acre campus.

Speakers:  Dr. Robert Freeman, Gerd Leonhard, Suzy Drapkin, Maggie Harrer, Kevin Woelfel, Dr. Tayloe Harding,

Dr. Judith Coe, Dr. James Kalyn, Catherine Fitterman, Dr. E. Michael Harrington, Peter Spellman, Daniel Huger, Jack Jarrett,

Michael Drapkin, Lori Jarret, David Effron, Bruce Murray

Sessions:  Keynote Speeches, Five Entrepreneurs, Self-Promotion Through Electronic Media, Academic Entrepreneurship

Models, Business Plan Ingredients, Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Resources, Incorporating Entrepreneurialism Into Teaching,

Defining Market Research, Business Legalities, Infusing Entrepreneurship into Curriculum, Marketing to Your Constituency,

Sales and Marketing, New Models of Distribution, Round-table Discussion on Faculty Issues, Finding Funding Partners, Networking,

One-on-One Mentoring with BCOME Staff, Career and Skills Assessment Testing, Finding Your Musical Career Niche

Activities: Concerts at the Brevard Music Center, Creativity Exercise, Authentic North Carolina BBQ Dinner, Shaped Note Singing

Exercise, BCOME Square Dance at BMC with Band

Be Noteworthy. 
 For more information visit: 

Brevard Conference completed



                                                     Quintet performing during the final concert

The  Clarinet Summer School 2006 - Liverpool, England

15th -  21st July 2006

Andrew Roberts, Director

Now celebrating its ninth year, The Clarinet Summer School 2006 will take place from Saturday 15th - Friday 21st July 2006.

We are delighted to announce that Phillipe Cuper  (Premier Soloist with the Orchestra of Paris Opera) will be our guest tutor this year.

He will join the regular team of Leslie Craven (Principal Clarinet, Welsh National Opera) and Andrew Roberts, the course director.

The fee for the course will be £349 residential (or £199 for the non-residential) students on the advanced course.

Building on the success of the first Intermediate course last summer, Janet Crossley will again lead the students from Grade 4-7

standard, assisted by tutors from the Advanced course.

The venue is the splendid setting of the Music Department at Liverpool Hope University at Everton, England, this is just minutes

walk from the thriving Liverpool City Centre – which will be the European Capital of Culture in 2008.

Clarinet Summer School completed

Kinkaid Clarinet Camp completed


Summer Session 2006 at the Eastman School of Music

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Charles Neidich Music Seminar 2006  -  4 - 13th August 2006

Charles Neidich's Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa

Charles Neidich  and Clarinet Faculty


Charles Neidich (U.S.A.) Hailed by the New Yorker as “a master of his instrument and beyond a

clarinetist”, Charles Neidich has been described as one of the most mesmerizing musicians performing

before the public today. He regularly appears as soloist and as collaborator in chamber music programs

with leading ensembles including the Saint Louis Symphony, Minneapolis Symphony, Orpheus Chamber

Orchestra, I Musici di Montreal, Tafelmusik, Handel/Haydn Society, Royal Philharmonic, Deutsches Philharmonic,

MDR Symphony, Yomiuri Symphony, National Symphony of Taiwan, and the Juilliard, Guarneri, Brentano, American,

Mendelssohn, Carmina, Colorado, and Cavani String Quartets. Mr. Neidich has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and

the United States, and is a sought after participant at many summer festivals such as the Marlboro and Sarasota festivals in

the USA, the Orford and Domaines Forget festivals in Canada, BBC Proms in England, Festival Consonances and Pontivy

in France, Corsi Internazionali di Perfezionamento in Italy, Kuhmo, Crusell Week, Turku, and Korsholm festivals in Finland,

the Apeldoorn Festival in Holland, Music from Moritzburg in Germany, the Kirishima and Lilia summer festivals in Japan,

and the Beijing Festival in China. When Charles Neidich began studying clarinet with his father, Irving Neidich at the

age of 7, he had already started piano lessons with his mother, Litsa Gania Neidich. He continued studying both instruments,

but the clarinet gradually won out, and he went at the age of 17 to continue studying with the noted clarinet teacher, Leon

Russianoff. After 4 years at Yale University where he majored in Anthropology, Charles Neidich went to the Moscow State

Conservatory as the first recipient of a Fulbright grant to study in the Soviet Union. He studied in Moscow for 3 years

as a student of the clarinetist, Boris Dikov, and the pianist, Kirill Vinogradov. Known as a leading exponent of period

instrument performance practice (he is the founder of the noted period instrument wind ensemble, “Mozzafiato”.)

Charles Neidich was one of the first soloists to improvise cadenzas and ornament classical concertos. He has performed

his restoration of the Mozart Concerto throughout the world both on modern and period instruments. Mr. Neidich has

been influential in restoring original versions of works and bringing them before the public. A list of the clarinet classics

he has restored to their original form includes works as diverse as the previously mentioned Mozart Concerto, Concerti

of Weber and Copland, the Soireest cke of Robert Schumann and the Andante and Allegro of Ernest Chausson. Mr.

Neidich is also an ardent exponent of new music and has premiered works by Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Edison

Denisov, Helmut Lachenmann, William Schuman, Ralph Shapey, Joan Tower, Katia Tchemberdji, Vasilii Lobanov

and others. He has championed John Corigliano's Concerto, performing it throughout the United States notably

with the Syracuse and Jacksonville Symphonies in performances many have called definitive. His recordings are

available on the Sony Classical, Sony Vivarte, Deutsche Grammophon, Musicmasters, Hyperion, and Bridge labels.

For Aaron Copland's centennial, he released the world premiere recording of his reconstruction of the original

version of Copland's Clarinet Concerto with “I Musici di Montreal” for the Chandos label. Mr. Neidich has turned

his attention in a serious way to conducting, and has appeared with the Avanti chamber Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta,

Helsinki, at the B??stad Festival in Sweden, the Kirishima Festival in Japan, with the New World and the San Diego

Symphonies (in a triple role of conductor, soloist, and composer), and in Bulgaria with the Plovdiv State Philharmonic.

Very active in education, Charles Neidich is on the faculties of the Juilliard School, Queens College of the City

University of New York, the Manhattan School, and the Mannes College of Music, and has held visiting positions at

the Sibelius Academy in Finland, the Yale School of Music, and Michigan State University. He is in demand for master

classes around the world and for innovative lecture concerts he has devised such as "Old is New: how playing old music

on period instruments is like playing new music on modern instruments," and "Craft and Drama: how understanding

how Brahms composed makes for a more compelling performance." With his wife, Ayako Oshima, he has published a

 book on the basics of clarinet technique for the Japanese publisher, TOA Ongaku inc. Last Spring, Charles Neidich was

the recipient of the William Schuman Award given by the Juilliard School for outstanding performance and scholarship.

Charles Neidich is represented by Diane Saldick:

Ayako Oshima Clarinet Faculty

Ayako Oshiam (Japan) Ayako Oshima, the winner of numerous international competitions, is one of

the most popular clarinet soloists in Japan where she performs on a regular basis both in recital and in

concerto appearances with orchestra. Festivals in which she has participated include the Sarasota Summer

Music festival in Florida, the Festival Consonances in France, and in Japan the Mt. Fuji and the

Kirishima International Music Festival. Ms. Oshima is a member of the award winning chamber ensemble, Contrasts

Quartet. ln addition to her performing career, Ayako Oshima maintains a high profile as a teacher and is on the faculties

of the Juilliard School and the State University of New York at Purchase. She has kept her connection with the Toho

School and gives regular master classes there. She has also served on the juries of both the Japan Music Competition

and the Japan Winds and Percussion International Competitions. With her husband, Charles Neidich, she has written

a book on the basics of clarinet technique for the publisher, Toa Ongaku Inc.



Hana Kim Guest Clarinet Faculty


Hana Kim (Korea) Clarinetist Hana Kim performs extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and his native

Korea. He plays with such distinguished organizations as Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, Riverside

Symphony, Jupiter Symphony, New World Symphony, KBS Symphony, and the International Sejong Soloists, and has

participated as a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center and National Repertory Orchestra. Mr. Kim has also appeared in

many prestigious concert halls including Konzert Haus in Berlin, Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam, Musikverein in

Vienna, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Seoul Arts

Center in Korea. Mr. Kim made his New York debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists International

Auditions, and as a chamber musician, was invited to perform at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon, Summer

Music at Harkness, Connecticut, and Buzzards Bay Musicfest in Massachusetts. In New York, he gives numerous concerts

with such groups as Bargemusic, the Bachanalia Chamber Series, the Transfiguration Ensemble, Trio Alpha, and the

contemporary music group Soundclock. Mr. Kim won first prize in Dong-A Daily Newspaper Competition and KBS Young

Artist Competition and received the Hugo Kortschak Award for outstanding achievement in chamber music from

Manhattan School of Music where he earned a master’s degree. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National

University and a doctoral degree from SUNY at Stony Brook where he was an assistant conductor and concertmaster

of the Stony Brook Wind Ensemble. Mr. Kim’s teaching experiences include the Juilliard Pre-college division, master

classes at Portland State University, chamber music faculty at Summer Trios in Chambersburg, and the Korean

Clarinet Festival. His recording can be heard on Sony Classical.


Naoko Oshima Pianist


Naoko Oshima (Japan) Naoko Oshima is one of the most active chamber musician in Japan. At age of 14,

she studied with Yvonne Loriod at the ?cole Normal in Paris. She has toured France several times

with the French Violinist-Conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow, and has performed with his trio, the

Ludwig trio, in concert in Japan , and on NHK broadcasts. Since 1985, Naoko Oshima has performed

regularly with her sister, clarinetist, Ayako Oshima . They have performed together in the United States, at the

Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, in Belgrade former Yugoslavia as well as throughout Japan, and have had frequent

appearances on Japanese radio and television. Since 1992, Naoko oshima has been the official accompanist at Summer

Music Seminar in Switzerland. She recorded EMI, Octavia Record With Ayako.


Teru Kurato Pianist

Teru Kurato (Japan) Mr.Kurato is a one of most active chamber musicians in Japan. After graduating

Tokyo National Art University. He earned his Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School in New York.

He performs on a regular basis in recital and in chamber music performances especially with the cellist

Mari Fujiwara throughout Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore, and has appeared on

NHK FM’s “Best of the Classics” series. Mr. Kurato is on the faculty of Miyagi University in Sendai and the Senzoku

Music School in Tokyo.



english version

Internationale Klarinettentage 2006
Melchsee-Frutt (Schweiz)
07. August bis 14. August 2006


Klarinette - Bassklarinette - Ensembles
Dienstag, 08. August - Sonntag, 13. August 2006
Hotel Glogghuis***, CH-6068 Melchsee-Frutt


Bernhard Röthlisberger

Bernhard Röthlisberger, Klarinettist und Bassklarinettist Klarinettist und Bassklarinettist im Luzerner
Sinfonieorchester (CH), Dozent an der
Musikhochschule Luzern, div. Masterclasses,
rege Konzerttätigkeit als Solist und
Kammermusiker, zahlreiche CD-Einspielungen




Sonntag, 13. August 2006, 17.00 Uhr
Hotel Glogghuis

Abschlusskonzert der Kursteilnehmer

Freier Eintritt zu den Konzerten von
Klassik auf der Alp



Aktuelle Karinettenmodelle von Buffet Crampon, Selmer und Yamaha



© Copyright 2006, B. Röthlisberger, CH-6275 Ballwil, Switzerland


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ClarinetFest completed-  Check Hot News 05 and WKA Newsletter for Information summaries



     24-28 August 2006 English
  Archivio Corsi
  Anno 2006
Carlo Chiarappa
Danilo Rossi
Enrico Dindo
Riccardo Risaliti
Elio Battaglia
Angelo Persichilli
Alessandro Carbonare
Corsi Perfezionamento Musicale

Alessandro Carbonare - Clarinetto


Assistente: Linda Di Carlo, pianoforte.

Periodo corso: 24 agosto / 28 agosto.

Ammissione: Scuola Comunale di Musica, 24 agosto ore 10.00.

Programma per Esame di Ammissione: K.M. von Weber concerto N° 1 Op. 73 fa min. primo e secondo movimento.

Programma del Corso: il repertorio del clarinetto classico, moderno e contemporaneo. Passi d’orchestra. Ci si occuperà inoltre degli esercizi di tecnica giornaliera, per migliorare lo staccato e l’omogeneità del suono. Esercizi per migliorare la prima vista e le tecniche di ritocco delle ance.



Primo clarinetto dell’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia dal 2003, Alessandro Carbonare ha vissuto a lungo a Parigi, dove per 15 anni ha occupato il posto di primo clarinetto solista dell'Orchestre National de France.

Si é imposto in molti concorsi internazionali: Ginevra 1990, Praga e Tolone 1992, Monaco di Baviera 1993, Parigi 1994. Nel ruolo di primo clarinetto, ha avuto importanti collaborazioni con la Symphonie Orchestre dei Bayerischer Rundfunk di Monaco e con i Berliner Philarmoniker nel 2000 e più recentemente con la Royal Konzertgebouw Orchestra di Amsterdam Ha debuttato quindi alla Suntory Hall di Tokyo e alla Recital Carnegie Hall di New York.

Vincitore di due Diapason d’oro discografici, ha registrato gran parte del repertorio per Harmonia Mundi dando anche grande impulso alla nuova musica per clarinetto, commissionando nuovi concerti a Ivan Fedele, Salvatore Sciarrino, Luis De Pablo, Claude Bolling.

Da sempre membro del Quintetto Bibiena, viene regolarmente invitato dai più importanti conservatori del mondo a tenere master class (Conservatorio superiore di Parigi, Musikhoschule di Monaco, Juillard School di New York, Università delle arti di Tokyo e numerose università americane).

I principali impegni per le prossime stagioni lo vedranno impegnato con l’Orchestra Mozart di Claudio Abbado nell’esecuzione del concerto K622 di W.A.Mozart e nella registrazione di alcuni CD per la JVC Victor casa giapponese per la quale incide in esclusiva.