Category Archives: Lectures and Masterclasses

High Register Playing on the Clarinet

Playing in the highest register – the altissimo register – of a woodwind instrument requires much experience, embouchure control and inner hearing. Books and webpages offer a huge number of fingering charts for high notes on clarinets. Relatively few of … Continue reading

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Swiss Clarinet Day 2013

Last weekend I was invited to participate and lecture in the annual meeting of Swiss Clarinet Society. It took place in the music school of the small town Burgdorf near Bern, and I was especially fond of visiting because I … Continue reading

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Academy OPUS XXI in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, France

This summer I have been invited to take part in the OPUS XXI International Summer Academy for Contemporary Music. From 21st to 30th August, a group of 37 musicians, composers, teachers and organizers spent an intensive time at the beautiful … Continue reading

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Festival (DA)(NE)S in Maribor, Slovenia

A week ago I was invited to perform at KIBLA Multimedijski Center in Maribor, Slovenia. KIBLA is a culture centre that organizes art exhibitions and multimedia projects. Every year the festival (DA)(NE)S for microtonal music takes place, organized by Cameron … Continue reading

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Useful Resources on Contemporary Clarinet Playing (Masterclass Part II)

In my first article about the masterclass in Montreal I wrote about pieces which are a good starting point for studying contemporary repertoire. But how can one find information about all those noises, multiphonics and extremely high notes one is … Continue reading

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Giving a Masterclass in Contemporary Clarinet Playing – Part I

As a sequel to my presentation at La Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in October 2010, I have been invited to give a masterclass on extended clarinet techniques and contemporary interpretation. Speaking with Jean-François Normand about possible forms of the … Continue reading

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Guest Lecture About the Bohlen-Pierce Clarinet in Montreal, QC

Two days ago, I had the honour of giving my first lecture about one focus of my work: I had been invited by la Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and lectured in front of Prof Jean-François Normand and his clarinet … Continue reading

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