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July 2019 Newsletter


29 June - 6 July 2019

Cumberland Clarinet Academy at Austin Paey State University

Clarksville, Tennessee

1 July 2019

Berlin International Music Competition

Berlin, Germany

3 June - 20 July 2019

Kilamanjaro Region, Tanzania

30 June - 7 July 2019

Ostrava University Clarinet & Saxophone Festival

Ostrava, Czech Republic

1 - 6 July 2019

Fiterstein Clarinet Academy

Minneapolis, Minnesota

3 - 10 July 2019

Belgian Clarinet Academy

Oostend, Belgium


5 - 19 July 2019

Orfeo Music Festival - Michael Dean, Director and Teacher

Vipiteno, Italy

6 - 13 July 2019

Kopaonik Clarinet Festival

Kopaonik, Serbia


7 - 14 July 2019

CLUJ International Music Competition (Flute and Clarinet)

Cluj- Napoka, Romania

8 - 13 July 2019

Buffet Summer Clarinet Academy at University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

8 - 15 July 2019

Forum Musikae Master Class with VIP Yehuda Gilad

Madrid, Spain

10 - 21 July 2019

Aria International Summer Academy - Mihai Tetel, Director - Clarinet Boot Camp Session

South Hadley, Massachussetts

2019 Intensive Boot Camp Sessions
Age Limits: 16-28 Years Old
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, USA

Session I: June 27-July 8
Violin, Cello, Flute

Session II: July 10-July 21
Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet

Session III: July 23-August 3
Violin, Cello, Flute

Private lessons, master classes and workshops on technique, intelligent and efficient practicing, musicianship, performance, auditions, and career.


11 July 2019

Senior VIP Franklin Cohen performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the New Hamphire Music Festival

Plymouth, New Hampshire

11julOrchestra in Action- Carnivals & ClarinetsFrank Cohen plays Mozart, Polivnick conducts a Carnival Duo and the Miraculous Mandarin Ballet SuiteSilver Center for the Arts, Hanaway TheatreOrchestra

 Concerts, Orchestrin in Action


Event Details

Join the NHMF orchestra for dress rehearsal on July 5th, 11th, 18th, and August 1st, 10 a.m.-12:30pm. Sip coffee with the musicians and chat during the break! Dress rehearsals take place in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center in Plymouth, NH.

Suggested donation $20 – PICK YOUR TICKET PRICE!

Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture

Mozart – Clarinet Concerto

Frank Cohen, clarinet

Bartók Miraculous Mandarin Suite

Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9

The exciting Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz provides an opening shot of adrenaline. The warm, essentially lyrical Mozart follows featuring Frank Cohen, the former Principal Clarinet of the Cleveland Orchestra. Béla Bartók’s Suite from the Miraculous Mandarin ballet gives the orchestra a workout. The concert closes with Liszt’s cheery Hungarian Rhapsody Carnival in Pest.


Note: This is a dress rehearsal. The orchestra may not play pieces in entirety and may focus extensively on particular movements or sections of the program.


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EST


Silver Center for the Arts, Hanaway Theatre

114 Main St, Plymouth, NH 03264

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Classical music in the heart of New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Music Festival is a summer festival that honors the tradition of classical music while exploring new artistic paths. Our organization offers patrons an engaging, immersive festival experience by presenting world-class performances of symphonic, choral and chamber music. Strong collaborations with community partners are a hallmark of this important cultural institution, enabling transformative music experiences and educational programs to students of all ages.

For nearly 20 years, the Festival has been in residence at Plymouth State University at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The festival was founded in 1952 as a small chamber orchestra performing on Melody Island in Lake Winnipesaukee and has grown to be a highly-valued community asset. Every summer during July and August, musicians from around the country come to Plymouth to perform well-known classics and contemporary works.

Number of individuals benefitting from NHMF’s activities during the year: 19,344
Number of musicians participating: 200
Number of communities benefitting from NHMF activities: 60
Number of students benefitting from NHMF activities: 3,144     




11 - 21 July 2019

Jarvi Conducting Academy

Parnu, Estonia

14 -19 July 2019

Xacobeo Clarinet Fest 2019

Valladares (Vigo)

14 - 28 July 2019

AlpenKammermusik Festival - VIP Chad Burrow - Clarinet Teacher

Liesing, Lesachtal, Austria







15 July 2019 - Preliminary video round deadline: August 15, 2019

Lamont School of Music presents


2019 Colorado Clarinet Day High School Young Artist Competition

Denver, Colorado


Open to Clarinetists ages 14-18

  1. Preliminary repertoire:    
    • First movement of a standard concerto or Carl Maria von Weber's Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra in E-flat Major, op. 26
    • Two Rose etudes of contrasting nature
  2. Preliminary video round deadline: August 15, 2019
    • All preliminary auditions are required to be performed and recorded with piano accompaniment
    • Participants can submit either a DVD video or YouTube link. If you mail a DVD, it must be received by our office by August 15, 2019
  3. Final round will be held at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music on Sunday, September 15, 2019 during the 2019 Colorado Clarinet Day.
  4. Final round repertoire:
    • First movement of a standard concerto or Carl Maria von Weber's Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra in Eb Major, Op. 26
  5. In the final round, you may choose to use your own accompanist or one will be provided.


First Prize: Guaranteed admission and scholarship to the Lamont School of Music, provided all the standards for admission into the University of Denver have been met.

If the winner is not a senior in high school, admission and scholarship will be awarded upon graduation.

In addition, the winner of the Young Artist Competition will be featured on the Guest Artist Recital at 7:30 pm on September 15, 2019 in Hamilton Recital Hall.

Second Prize: Clarinet overhaul performed by James Calix from RDG Los Angeles, valued at $1,000.

Preliminary Video Round Deadline: August 15, 2019
Final Round, Live in Denver: September 15, 2019


Registration will open on July 15. Check back on this page at that time for the registration form and competition application. 

For additional questions, please contact: Dr. Jeremy W. Reynolds.
























15 - 21 July 2019

Parnu Music Festival with VIP Wenzel Fuchs - Neeme Jarvi, Music Director

Parnu, Estonia

15 July - 12 August 2019  (2nd Session)

Bayview Music Festival

Petoskey, Michigan

16 July 2019

Buffet Master Class with Senior VIP Andrew Simon and Lorenzo Iosko (Hong Kong Philharmonic)

Melbourne, Australia

17 July - 8 August 2019


LJUBLJANA, Yugoslavia


Dear Fellow Musicians,

n a nutshell, we created the master classes together with the finest, world-widely acclaimed professors. We all follow the desire to offer you lessons at the highest level, to give you the possibility to use the excellent conditions to create and develop musical repertoire, to prepare for a significant audition or competition, and both technically and musically improve your playing.​

Artistic director: Branimir Slokar

Do not miss the opportunity to make a new step in your musical career and join us between 17 July and 8 August !

Clarinet teacher:  François Benda, Clarinet               17. – 23. 7. 2019

Born in Brazil, François Benda comes from a long line of professional musicians. He completed his studies in Graz and Geneva (clarinet, composition, conducting) and gave his solo debut in 1988 at Zurich’s Tonhalle and at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. The Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) published the following review: “His playing moved with authority between just barely perceptible pianissimi and dramatic, nearly ecstatic crescendi and was brilliant at every moment.” Today François Benda performs at all the important music venues (Berliner Philharmonie, Wiener Musikverein, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall London, Herkulessaal München, Kölner Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zürich) and appears as a clarinet soloist and conductor.


18 - 21 July 2019

Sicily Clarinet Festival

Sicily, Italy

18 - 22 July 2019

Buffet International Clarinet Competition

Giuyang, China


18 - 27 July 2019

Study Clarinet in Spain - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director

Oviedo, Spain

18 - 31 July 2019

Ticino Music Festival and Clarinet Master Classes with Calogero Palermo, Solo Clarinetist in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam

Lugano, Switzerland

20 July 2019

21 July 2019

Face 2 Face with Lowenstern & Gould

Plains, Pennsylvania 

21 - 28 July 2019

Riva Music Festival - Master Class with   Calogero Palermo, Clarinet Teacher


Principal clarinet of the Opera House Orchestra in Rome and winner of the recent competition for Principal clarinet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, he is considered one of the most important international clarinettists. He started his career very early as principal clarinet in “Orchestra del Teatro V.Bellini” in Catania, playing there from 1993 to 1996. In 1997 he won the competition for principal clarinet at the Orchestra of “Opera di Roma”, and he also played as principal clarinet for the Philharmonic Orchestra of “Teatro alla Scala” in Milan and for the “Orchestra da Camera Italiana”. From 2008 to 2012 he was member of the Orchestra National de France. Winner of the International Prize “Jeunesses Musicales” in Bucarest and awarded with other various national prizes – as the “A. Ponchielli” prize in Cremona, the “G. Briccialdi” prize in Terni and the “Boario Musica” prize, he has performed a brilliant career not just in the most important Italian cities but also in many foreign countries: in Spain, Germany, Tunisia, Russia, Sweden, Austria, France, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Holland, China, Taiwan, Japan and USA. He has recorded for “B.M.G. Ricordi”, “Riverberi Sonori”, “Fonè”, “Accord for Music” Roma, “Trio Zecchini”, Wicky Edition, Cristal Records. Several of his performances have been broadcasted by radios and televisions such: RAI, RAI SAT, Radio Vaticana, Romanian National Television, Radio France, Radio Tre, France Musique and RaiTrade. Authors such Luis Bacalov, Renato Chiesa, Claudio Cimpanelli, Antonio Fraioli and Nunzio Ortolano have dedicated their works to Calogero Palermo. His career as concert player is strictly connected with his didactic occupation in specialization courses and Master Classes in Italy and abroad. He is the author of the text planning “Soli Orchestra” for clarinet with piano accompaniment. He is regularly invited to take part in the juries of the most important national and international competitions for clarinet. Calogero Palermo plays a Buffet Crampon clarinet model RC Prestige.

21 - 29 July 2019

Julian Menendez XXIV Course International de Clarinete

22 July - 10 August 2019

Music Alta Academy

Rouffach, France

 Clarinet Teachers

Nicolai Pfeffer

Nicolai Pfeffer

Reinhard Wieser

Reinhard Wieser






July 24 - 28 2019

ClarinetFest 2019 - University of Tennessee at Knoxville

                   ClarinetFest® 2019 will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, July 24-28. Artistic Director Victor Chavez Jr. and the Artistic Leadership Team – Gary Sperl, Robert Walzel, Vanguel Tangarov and Jessica Harrie – will present a conference titled “Embracing the World.” The conference will be presented in partnership with the University of Tennessee.

                  ClarinetFest® 2019 will be held in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, Student Union Building, and Alumni Memorial Building on the campus of the University of Tennessee. The conference will feature performances by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra among others. The facilities will provide ample conference space for events and exhibits.

                 Three host hotels as well as dorm housing will be available for the duration of the conference. Additionally plenty of hotels are situated within walking distance of the conference venues.

                  The city of Knoxville is located at the foothills of the beautiful Smoky Mountains and has a lot to offer in terms of shopping, entertainment and dining. The wider region is also known for tourist attractions such as Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains National Park.

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24 - 29 July 2019

2019 Lanzhou International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival - School of Music, Northwest University of Nationalities

Lanzhou City, China



24 July - 5 August 2019

5th Master Players Festival and School at the University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

                                The 5th Master Players Festival and School at the University of Delaware, which will take place from July 24-August 5, 2019 in Newark, Delaware.


                           Clarinet Faculty linked here


                          The clarinet faculty this year includes Christopher Nichols  and Lin Ma, principal clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra. Other artist faculty join us from the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra and universities from around the United States and China. Clarinetists will receive private lessons from both faculty, chamber music coaching (mixed and clarinet choir), and orchestral excerpt classes. Each participant will perform in chamber music and orchestral settings, as well as have the opportunity to compete for a concerto performance with orchestra.


                        The festival is presented by the acclaimed University of Delaware Master Players Concert Series and sponsored by China Music Foundation (USA), Master Players Festival & School (MPF) and the University of Delaware Department of Music. Our campus is easily accessed from I-95 or Baltimore and Philadelphia international airports.


                       For additional information about the festival and school and to apply, visit our webpage:


                     Our early application fee is only $50.00 for those who apply before March 15, 2019!



25 - 28 July 2019

Sicily Clarinet Festival

Lugano, Italy

27 July - 3 August 2019

Crusell Music Festival

The theme of the Crusell week is in 2019 Fantasy. The Artistic Director, Paul Ylönen, explains the choice: ' it seems that more and more often the mind needs a break from the oppressive situation in today's society. That's why the 2019th theme of summer was " Fantasy A man of the ages has used fantasy, that is to say, a fantasy to escape the concerns of the ar." 🌈 the theme will appear and belong in the name of both the songs and the music itself that will lead the listeners to other worlds. The first programme of the crusell week will be unveiled before the end of the year.

The 2019 fantasy crusell is now available for gift cards at the early bird front price: EUR 50 gift card is available for 40 euros. A substantial 20 % discount. This is a great idea for Santa!
🎅 a gift card can be bought by a ticket point from a online store or a full service point of sale (no r-Kiosk). In the new city, Crusell Gift Cards sell the joint service point pass. The offer is valid until 31.12.2018


28 July - 5 August 2019

International Summer Saxophone & Clarinet Academy - Application Deadline: 5 July 2019

Rebfulop, Hungary

29 July - 3 August 2019

Master Classes at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana

Siena, Italy

From VIP David Krakauer

I'm very excited to announce a master class this summer from July 29th - August 3rd 2019 at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Please see below for details. Please feel free to share it with your students or anyone else you think might be interested. (Ensembles are also welcome).
I'm very eager to return to Siena and the Chigiana Academy this year for this course, and can't wait to work with a group of motivated, creative young musicians.

Please don’t hesitate to write to me with any questions at and
Cheers and best wishes,


Accademia Musicale Chigiana Siena, Italy
July 29th - August 3rd 2019


Open to
Soloists & ensembles focusing on new directions in contemporary music, world music, jazz, and classical music
Ensembles should preferably contain a clarinetist. Age limit 35.
About the Course

For this very special course, Krakauer will work with clarinetists and ensembles who are dedicated to thinking “outside the box” and producing new and innovative work.
The course can therefore be open to many combinations: from soloists or ensembles specializing in new music, to world music soloists or ensembles exploring original compositions, to jazz musicians working with new structures, to classical musicians trying to open their horizons. Ensembles should preferably contain a clarinetist.
The main criteria is outstanding artistic excellence coupled with a desire to pursue new work.
During the week, Krakauer will mentor and coach each soloist or ensemble. Depending on the needs of each individual, examples of topics that will be explored are clarinet technique, career advice, improvisation techniques and techniques for excellence in ensemble playing.
The main goals of the course are to help and inspire students:

1) to find the deepest levels of expression within themselves
2) to explore strategies to carve out their own professional niche
3) to find their own individual path/voice in music

About David

Over the past 25 years Grammy nominated clarinetist David Krakauer has forged out a tremendously exciting career as a soloist, composer, chamber musician, band leader and cultural visionary. He has recorded and collaborated as a solo performer with a virtual Who’s Who of the music world ranging from the Kronos and Emerson quartets to John Zorn, Luciano Berio, John Cage, Fred Wesley, Music from Marlboro, the Klezmatics, the WDR Big band, and many of the world’s finest orchestras. He is also an esteemed member of the clarinet and chamber music faculties of the Manhattan School of Music (Contemporary Performance Program), the Mannes College of Music at the New School, the Bard Conservatory and NYU. This incredible wealth and diversity of experience has given him a unique perspective as an educator that has helped him guide his students towards a multitude of incredibly interesting directions.

29 July - 3 August 2019

Clarinetissmo Festival

Valencia, Spain



29 July - 11 August 2019
















Senior VIP Karl Leister and Pascal Moraguès is on Faculty


30 - 31 July 2019

Clarinetissm XXVII International Festival

30 July - 10 August 2019

Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa 2019 - Senior VIP Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors and VIP Andrew Simon

Introduction about this Seminar with Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima and French Hornist William Purvis

Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa 2019

The Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa 2019 will be held from July30 - August 10, 2019.


*We will start taking applications from 9:00PM on May 26th (JST).
*受講生募集開始は5月26日(日)21:00~ を予定しています。


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30 July - 18 August 2019

Taipei Music Festival

Taipai, China

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