He graduated with honors from the Teplice Conservatory and Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. At the same time he stud- ied at the International Academy of Contemporary Music at the Paris Conservatory in the class of Alan Damiens. Later he graduated as a soloist at the Basel Music Academy.
He performed as a soloist with the Basel Orchestra, the North Bohemian Philharmonic, the Solistes Européens de Luxembourgh and a few other ensembles including the Czech Philharmonic. He performed on the stages in the USA, Japan and almost throughout all Europe. He is the first violin of the Prague Quartet Clarinet.
He was born in Vranje, Serbia in 1976. In 1997 the University of Novi Sad awarded him "The Exceptional Reward" for his artistic and concert activity. In 1998. He won the first prize on the International competition Jeuness Musicale "Laureats of Orpheus" in Belgrade. He graduate and did a magistrature diploma at the Academy of arts, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Both as a soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles, he performed on the prestigious festivals such as NOMUS ,BEMUS , International Tribune of Composers, Les Classiques de Villars, Verbier Festival & Academy, Y4Y Music festival- Bangkok, Granada music festival, Brenzerfestspiele, Ljubljana festival, Schloss Elmau, etc.
He was a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra from 2000 to 2006. From 2006 until present he is first solo clarinet of Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. He holds the position of Associate professor at the Academy of Arts, Novi Sad, Serbia. Aleksandar Tasic is a international artist of famous clarinet manufacturer Selmer-Paris and he is playing on Recital model clarinets. Since 2012 he is also the RZ – Artist and plays on RZ Clarinet.
He was born in Italy in 1987. He currently lives in Avola (SR). He started his musical studies at the age of ten. In 2007 he was granted a diploma in Clarinet Performance from Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Vicenzo Bellini in Catania with the maximum number of votes under the supervision of master Carmelo Dell’Acqua. In 2010, he earned another academic title of II livello in discipline musicali ad indirizzo interpretativo-compositivo with the maximum number of votes, also under the expert tutelage of master Carmelo Dell’Acqua and Riccardo Insolia.
He won several national and international competitions: 2nd prize at V Concorso Nazionale di Musica da Camera Città di Grosseto, 1st prize in the A category at IX Concorso Nazionale Riviera della Versilia, 1st prize in the B category at IX Concorso Nazionale Riviera della Versilia, 1st prize at I Concorso Internazionale di Clarinetto e Sassofono Città di Reggiolo. These awards paved the way for him to engage in a concert tour in The Netherlands. He was finalist in VIII Concorso Internazionale di clarinetto Saverio Mercadante, 1st prize at the X Concorso Internazionale di clarinetto Nuova Banda di Carlino in the Clarinetto Solista e Banda category, and 2nd prize at I Concorso R. Caravaglios for clarinet Solist and Wind Band (Rome) where he had the opportunity to perform in the final stage along with Fanfara dei Carabinieri di Roma, 1st prize at I International Music Competition “città di Cosenza”, 1st prize at VIII Concorso Internazionale di musica “Trofeo città di Greci”, 1st prize at XX Concorso Internazionale vocale e strumentale “ANEMOS” (Rome), 1st prize at IV Concorso Internazionale “Premio Crescendo” (Florence). He was the only Italian musician in the Canton Ticino region who was granted the prestigious scholarship from the Swiss Federation.
He also participated in several Master Classes and training seminars with prominent international artists, such as M. Rericha, K. Leister, P. Beltramini, P. De Gaspari, J. De Beer, K. Krikku, P.Cuper, P. Glass, T. L. Toscano, S. Sciarrino, T. D’Agostino, S. Bellotti and C. Cattaneo.
As part of his indefatigable concert activity, he is a stable member of the clarinet ensemble Calamus di Catania established throughout the Italian territory and, and the same time, he is a permanent soloist in numerous Italian theatres collaborating in performances along with Orchestra del Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. In 2012 he became competent musician for the position of supporting clarinetist at Orchestra Stabile di Lanzo D’Intelvi (Academy of Art Foundation). In 2013, he will participate in contemporary music productions with the wind ensemble Sinestesia Gioventù Musicale from Milan under the direction of master F. Bossaglia.
He is currently taking the Master of Arts in Music Performance and Pedagogy at Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, under the guidance of master Milan Rericha, internationally prestigious concert musician.
He was born in Czech Republic in 1984. His academic degrees - Bachelor of Arts (BcA.) - 2008, Master of Arts (MgA.) - 2010, Master of Arts in specialized performanze (MgA.) - 2012. Main field of study: Clarinet.
His musical educations: 2001-2004: Prague conservatory (prof. Milan Polák), title Absolutorium (compare to pre-prof.) received in June 2005; 2005-2008: Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (prof. Jiří Hlaváč, prof. Vlastimil Mareš), title Bachelor of Arts, received in June 2008; 2008 – 2010: Master art at Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana (prof. Milan Řeřicha); 2010 – 2012: Master of Arts in Specialized Performance at Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana (prof. Milan Řeřicha).
He won several national and international competitions: 2014 1st prize at 2nd international clarinet competition Czech Clarinet Arts in Horice, 2013 2nd prize at XIII music competition for young musicians in ,,city of Chieri,, , 2013 2nd prize at the 1st International clarinet competition Czech Clarinet Arts in Horice, 2013 Winner at audition in the National theatre of Prague, 2012 Finalist at audition in Luzern symphony orchestra.
He colaborated with: National theatre of Prague – 2012 – (Permanent), Verbier festival orchestra – 2012-2014, Prague Phiharmony (Jiří Bělohlávek, Jakub Hrůša) – contract for the season 2011-2012, Czech Chamber Philharmonic (director – Vojtěch Spurný), CNSO – czech national symphony orchestra (director – Marcello Rota, Andrea Bocelli – tenor), Czech chamber orchestra (director – Ondřej Kukal, Jana Vlachová – violin), Orchestra at festival in Santander (director – Vladimir Ashkenazy), Young Sound Forum of Central Europe (Christoph Altstaedt – conductor), Ochestra Città di Brescia, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana.
She was born in Czech Republic in 1988. She graduated from the Teplice Conservatory in 2010.
During her studies she participated actively on many masterclasses - Žirovnice ( J. Mach, M. Polák, V. Spilka, S. Brill, J. Hlaváč, J. Bokun) , Ostrava (K. Dohnal, J. Montilla, I. Františák, S. Hue), Telč (M. Raison) a Teplice (M. Řeřicha). Masterclasses in 2011: l´Accademia Cingue Valli di Porlezza, Gambettole (IT), Teplice ( Karl Leister, Milan Řeřicha). In 2012: Payerbach.
She won the 3rd place at B. Martinů contest in Payerbach.x
|Address||Rīga, Martas iela 3-15 LV-1011|
|Date of birth||2 June, 1992|
|2012 – present||Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music – Instrumental music department (clarinet)|
|2008 – 2012||Rēzekne Music Secondary School of Jānis Ivanovs – instrumental music department (clarinet)|
|2003 – 2007||Rēzekne Music School of Jānis Ivanovs – clarinet player class|
|1999 – 2008||Rēzekne 1st Secondary school|
|1999 – 2003||Rēzekne Music School of Jānis Ivanovs – keyboard player class|
|2013 – present||Riga 6th Secondary school – Clarinet class teacher|
|2008 – 2012||Rezekne wind symphony orchestra|
|2014 on December||Member of the masterclass with Milan Rericha|
|2014 on November||Member of the masterclass with Patrick Messina|
|2014 on October||Member of the 2nd Riga wind symposium clarinet lessons with Fabio Di Casola|
|2013 on October||Member of the 1st Riga wind symposium, clarinet lessons with Luigi Magistrelli, wind quintet lessons with Omar Zoboli.|
|2013 on July||Member of the masterclass with Francois Benda|
|2013 on April||Member of the masterclass with Reiner Wehle|
|2013 on January||Member of the Royal Irish Academy masterclass|
|2008 – 2012||Member of “Rezekne symphonic orchestra”|
|2008 – 2012||Member of “Rezekne wind orchestra”|
|Languages||Latvian: native speaker; English: good skills; Russian: Fluent.|
|Other Skills||Computer literate: Windows applications.
Category B Driving Licence.
|Interests||Travelling, Extreeme sports, Psychology.|
Pius Baumgartner - born December 25th, 1967 in Lugano - began clarinet lessons at the age of 8 under the unforgettable Dumeng Morell. With Morell he learned the basics of music and eventually mastered the instrument. As well as clarinet he started playing the saxophone at the young age of 10.
After his studies at the Zurich Conservatory of Music in 1988, he graduated from the Swiss Jazz School in St.Gallen in 1995. In 1996 he continued to study saxophone and flute with Tim Price in New York.
His international career began with engagements in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Ankara and Prague. He worked with international well known musicians as Carmen Bradford (Voc. 4 Grammy-Awards with Count Basie Big-band), Donna Summer, Eric Marienthal, Brad leali, Amik Guerra, Francis Coletta, Frantisek Uhlir, Reggie Johnson, Roman Dylag, Andrea Tofanelli and others more.
In Switzerland Pius Baumgartner was a member of the Swiss Army Big-band under the legendary Pepe Lienhard and has won some well known cultural promotion awards (Swiss Jazz-Award 2009 / "Ländlerstar" 2007). He works mostly as a freelancer, composer, teacher and recording artist (saxophones /clarinet & flute).
His musical roots are the swiss Folkmusic, but he's also proficient in contemporary jazz, working with the "Bodan Art-Orchestra" or the "Dani Felber Big-band-Explosion" and enjoys playing his own music with the "Baumgartner Jazz-Q."
Gabriele Oglina earned a Diploma in Clarinet and Music Teaching at the G.Cantelli Conservatory of Music in Novara (Italy) after studying under the supervision of M° Carlo Dell’Acqua. He continued his studies in orchestral conducting (winds) under the guidance of M° Thomas Gaetano Briccetti.
He has been engaged in an intense Chamber Music with a particular focus on winds instruments repertoires. He has performed at many music festivals both national and international.
Founder and member of the GOST (Gori, Oglina and Seminara Trio) with which he has been involved in an important concert activity in Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Croatia, Slovakia and has recently recorded a CD with its own music.
He currently plays with the accordionist Paolo Vignani. He is the founder and President of the Accademia Orchestra (Wind Orchestra). Together with the Accademia Orchestra he has been awarded important prizes in music competitions, national and international festivals. In particular, he was awarded the first prize at the World Music Contest in Kerkrade (The Netherlands).
He regularly performs with the “C.Coccia” Orchestra in Novara. He has performed under the guidance of V.Ashkenazy, N. Santi, M.Carulli, M. Rota, J. Acs, G. Garbarino.
He is a Music teacher at the Liceo Piero Gobetti di Omegna (Italy).
Was born in Bergamo in 1990. He studied clarinet at the Conservatory of L. Marenzio, Brescia and finished his training with the highest honors.
In 2002 he won the National music competition of Enrico Arisi in Cremona. In 2006 he won first prize in the National music competition of City of Giussano and third prize in the International clarinet competition of Giuseppe Tassis in Bergamo. At the same time he attended master classes with Enrico Maria Baroni, Nicolas Baldeyrou and Wenzel Fuchs.
During his high school studies at the Institute of V. Gambara he has performed as solo player at the Debussy Hall at the Lyon French Regional Conservatory as part of a cultural exchange with the High School of Saint Exupèry.
In 2008 he won audition for the CEI Youth Orchestra. In May 2010 he received the suitability from the Foundation of Arena of Verona and in July 2010 obtained third position in international audition by Teatro Alla Scala in Milan.
He collaborated with Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano and with I pomeriggi musicali Orchestra in Milan which has saw him in ensemble of Italian premiere of "Explosante-fixe" by Pierre Boulez on the anniversary of his eighty-fifth birthday and with the As.Li.Co foundation.
He won in duo with the pianist Paolo Gorini many national and international chamber music competitions, first prize at the 17th edition of the Città di Camerino Music Competition, first prize at the 9th edition of the Città di Magliano Sabina Music Competition, second prize at the Città di Camaiore International Chamber Music Competition, first prize at 4th International Music Competition of Antonio Bertolini in Milan and second prize at the International Music Competition of Bellagio festival.
He attended the International Course of Advanced Chamber Music held by pianist Pier Narciso Masi at the Music Academy of Florence. He collaborated with Teatro Alla Scala in Milan and with many other Italian orchestras. He graduated with high honors at Lugano University of Music in Switzerland with prof. Milan Rericha.
Recently he has won second prize at London International Music Competition and first prize at Salzburg International Music Competition Grand prize virtuoso. He will perform at Wiener Saal Mozarteum on 14th of July 2016.
Began studying music at the Conservatoire communal de La Louvière in Belgium where he learned clarinet and piano obtainning the Governement Medal for clarinet and chamber music.
Continuing at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons he kept winning first prizes particularly for clarinet and also the Eb clarinet at the same time reaching the Superior degree for chamber music.
Later he was awarded for Saxo at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles. He remains as clarinet player by the most famous Belgian orchestras but also appears as soloist not only in his own country, he is warmly acclaimed in Europe and Japan.
Dominique Sottiaux is still teaching in several music schools and since 2009 is in charge of Conservatoire communal de la Louvière.
He presently retains as conductor of various ochestras, symphonic bands as well as principal leadership of "Orchestre Symphonique 1900" performing less known light or dancing music from the end of 19th, early 20th century.
The Dominique Sottiaux CD includes both, his soloist as well as his work as conductor.
Angelo La Spina, clarinettista giarrese, si è diplomato presso l’Istituto Musicale “V. Bellini” di Catania nel 1984. Nel 1985 ha fatto parte dell’Orchestra Internazionale Giovanile di Lanciano come 1° clarinetto. Nel 1986, 1987 e 1988 ha partecipato ai Corsi di Interpretazione Musicale di clarinetto con il M° V. Mariozzi a Copanello Lido (CZ) e a Castelfranco Veneto. Nel 1990 ha fatto parte dell’Orchestra da camera del Lazio, e nel 1991 ha fatto parte dell’Orchestra Sinfonica “G. Pacini” di Catania. Dal 1991 collabora come Assistente ai corsi di alto perfezionamento di clarinetto che vengono tenuti a Giarre dal M° V. Mariozzi. Ha collaborato con diversi artisti di fama internazionale quali V. Mariozzi, C. Gasdia, P. Ballo, K. Ricciarelli, con diverse Orchestre e Gruppi Cameristici svolgendo un’intensa attività concertistica. Dal 1994, anno in cui è stato fondato il Quintetto “J. Ibert” di cui fa parte, si è esibito in varie Associazioni italiane ed estere. Nel 1996 su invito del Gozo Cultural Council (Ministry for Malta) insieme al Quintetto ha effettuato una tournèe concertistica nella Repubblica di Malta. Si è classificato al primo posto nella sezione nazionale A. Gi. Mus. del 1998. Nel 1998 si è esibito presso il Teatro Massimo di Catania con l’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale d’Arte in occasione della ricostruzione della chiesa di Noto. Nel 1999 ha partecipato al Festival Musicale Internazionale organizzato dall’Associazione Musicale “Enrico-Simbruina” cimentandosi in brani di D’Antò e Clementi in prima esecuzione assoluta. Nel 1999 e 2000 si è esibito presso l’Istituto Musicale “V. Bellini” di Catania in occasione de “I Concerti dell’Istituto”.
Nel 2000 si è esibito presso il “Teatro Metropolitan” di Catania per conto dell’Associazione Musicale Etnea. Sempre nell’anno 2000 con la partecipazione ai Concerti del Giubileo a Roma ha registrato in diretta per la Radio Vaticana. Con il gruppo vanta una incisione in CD con musiche di Balay, Lefebvre e Hindemith e una trentina di Primi premi in Concorsi Musicali Nazionali ed Internazionali. Dal 2005 al 2006 è stato responsabile dei fiati dell’Orchestra dell’Università Kore di Enna. Nel 2004 si è esibito nei comuni di Caprino Bergamasco e a Coloziocorte (BG) in occasione del 3° Festival A. Ghislanzoni. Nel 2006 si è esibito nei comuni di Bari e a Castellana Grotte (BA) in occasione del Dicembre Universitario Musicale. Nel 2007 e nel 2014 ha tenuto un Corso di Perfezionamento di Clarinetto presso l’Accademia di Musica a Giardini Naxos (ME) e presso il Comune di Sant’Alfio inerente alla manifestazione ETNA MUSIC FESTIVAL. Ha partecipato, come componente della commissione in vari concorsi internazionali di musica. Nel 2008 l’Associazione Culturale Teatrale “Carlo Parisi” Macchia di Giarre gli ha conferito il premio “Maschere d’Argento” come riconoscimento per la pluriennale attività artistica in campo musicale. Nel 2009 è stato invitato al Festival delle Città Medievali a Ferentino dove si è esibito proponendo per l’occasione in prima esecuzione assoluta un brano di F. Giammusso commissionato dal Festival. Sempre nel 2009 per conto del Ministero per i Beni delle Attività Culturali progetto “Campi Sonori” si è esibito a Coppito e a Fagnano Alto entrambe in provincia dell’Aquila a favore della popolazione delle aree terremotate. Nel 2012 è stato premiato dal Ministro Francesco Profumo e dal Prof. Luigi Berlinguer a Roma presso il Cortile della Minerva. E’ autore di 20 Pubblicazioni Editoriali sul Clarinetto e di 15 Trascrizioni di brani noti per diverse formazioni cameristiche. Ha realizzato diverse registrazioni per la R.A.I. (radiotelevisione italiana) ed emittenti televisive private.
Attualmente svolge un’intensa attività concertistica e didattica.
RZ - Capriccio
Clarinet YONG KI CHOI
Graduated from the Chong-Shin University Seoul, Korea Received the künstleriesche Ausbildung and Soloist Diplom (Konzert Examen) with Prof. Jörg Widmann at the Staatl. Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany.
He got the Scholarship DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst).
Was Principal solo Clarinettist of Cairo Symphony Orchestra Currently, Principal solo Clarinettist of Chung-Nam Philhamonic Orchestra.
An adjunct professor at the Korea Baptist Theological University/Seminary.
And Instructor Chong-Shin University Seoul.
Min-jo Kim, a first clarinettist from Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra since 2005, was born in Seoul, 1973.
Kim studied the Clarinet with Prof. Im-Soo Lee at first. He holds degrees B.M from Korea National University of Arts, K.A from Staatliche Hochschule für musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart , K.E from Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg . he was a student of Prof. Kwang-Ho Oh, Nobert Kaiser and Thomas Franke.
Kim has served as a faculty of Korea National University of Arts, Yonsei University, Sung-Shin Women’s University and Hyup-Sung University as a music major instructor in clarinet performance. He is currently a faculty of Choong-Ang University and Dong-duk Women’s University, a conductor and music director at Korea Clarinet Ensemble and an artist at Silverstein Works.
Graduate from Seoul National University.
The 33rd Dong-A Music Competiton 1st Prize.
Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Clarinetist.
President - Hungarian Clarinet and Saxophone Society
Principal Clarinet - Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Leader - Budapest Saxophone Quartet
Professor of Saxophone - University of Miskolc
Professor of Clarinet - Vienna Conservatorium
National Chairman - International Clarinet Association
2016 - NAMM Music Festival - Moscow, Russia
2016 - Ostrava Summer Music Academy - Ostrava, Czech Republic
2016 - Conservatory of Music - Ostrow Wielkopolsky, Poland
2016 - California State University - Los Angeles, CA, USA
2016 - Manhattan School of Music - New York, NY, USA
2016 - The Juilliard School of Music - New York, NY, USA
2015 - University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
2015 - Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY, USA
2015 - Conservatory of Ljubljana - Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015 - Music Academy - Wroclaw, Poland
2015-2014 - Saxophone and Clarinet Power - Radenzi, Slovenia
2014 - Zutphen, Netherland
2013 - Qatar Music Academy - Doha, Qatar
2013 - Gnessin Academy of Music - Moscow, Russia
2013 - 2012 Summer Saxophone Academy - Podsreda, Slovenia
2011 - Music School of Vhrnika - Vhrnika, Slovenia
2009 - Conservatorio Nicolini - Piacenza, Italy
2009, 2008, 2007 - Velence Summer Academy - Agárd, Hungary
2016 - Best Classical Recording Award for “i3”- Tennessee, USA
2011 - Artisjus Award for Contemporary Music - Budapest, Hungary
1992 - Béla Bartók Youth Orchestral Prize - Budapest, Hungary
Prizes and competitions
2000 - 2nd prize - International Saxophone Quartet Competition - Dortmund, Germany
1999 - 3rd prize - Chamber Music Competition - Trapani, Sicily
1999 - Special prize - Chamber Music Competition - Trapani, Sicily
1998 - 3rd and Special prize - Chamber Music Competition - Caltanisetta, Sicily
1998 - 4th prize - Chamber Music Competition - Trapani, Sicily
1997 - 1st prize - Chamber Music Competition - Budapest, Hungary
1996 - Special prize - Osaka Chamber Music Competition - Osaka, Japan
1993 - 3rd prize - International Clarinet Association Competition - Gent, Belgium
1985 - Special prize - National Clarinet Competition - Hungary
1985 - 1st prize - Budapest Clarinet Competition - Budapest, Hungary
2016, 2013, 2009, 2007, 2005 - Jury - National Clarinet and Saxophone Competition - Győr, Hungary
2016 - Jury - National Clarinet Competition - Debrecen, Hungary
2016 - Jury - National Clarinet Competition - Nova Gorica, Slovenia
2016 - Jury - “Peter Aab” International Saxophone Competition - Budapest
2015 - Jury - SVIREL Competition - Slovenia
2014 - Jury - Anton Eberst Clarinet Competition - Novi Sad, Serbia
2008-2009 - President of Jury - International Saxophone Competition - Sestri-Levante (Italy)
2016 - Soloist - Russian State Wind Orchestra - Moscow, Russia
2015 - Soloist - Intercamerata Orchestra - Wroclaw, Poland
2014 - Soloist - State Capella Orchestra - St.Petersburg, Russia
2014 - Soloist - Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
2014 - Soloist - Intercamerata Orchestra - Ladek Zdroj Festival, Poland
2014 - Chamber performance - Vienna SaxFest - Austria
2012 - Substitute Player - Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra - Doha, Qatar
2012 - Soloist - Arnhem Wind Symphony - Zutphen, Netherlands
2010 - Substitute - Musica Hungarica Orchestra- Germany
2009 - Founded “EuroSax” International Saxophone Ensemble
2009 - Ennio Morricone World Tour - Asia, Africa, Europe
2006 - Soloist - Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
2004 - Soloist - George Solti Chamber Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
2004 - Soloist - Weiner-Szasz Chamber Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
2001 - Soloist - Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
2000 - Soloist - Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra - Budapest, Hungary
1998 - Chamber performance - WASBE Festival - Schladming, Austria
1996 - Soloist - Ferenc Liszt Music Academy Orchestra - Spain, Italy, France
1995 - Founded the Budapest Saxophone Quartet
1995 - Concertmaster - WASBE IYWO Orchestra - Hamamatsu, Japan
1995 - Scholarship - “Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy” - Rotterdam, Netherlands
1992 - Principal Clarinet of Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra, Budapest
1987 - Soloist - Aladár Tóth Youth Symphony Orchestra - Athens, Greece
DLA Doctorate Program - Ferenc Liszt University of Music - Budapest, Hungary - 2013-2017
Conservatoire National Supérieur De Musique et de Danse de Paris, France - 2002-2004
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary — 1992-1997
Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music - Budapest, Hungary - 1988-1992
Chamber music post-graduation - 2004
Artist, Professor of Clarinet and teacher - 1997
BG France - 2015 -
D’Addario, USA - Silver Artist 2012 -
SELMER, France - Exclusive Artist 2000-2010
Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South-Korea, Spain, Taiwan, USA
i3 - 2015
Silent Words - 2013
Imagine - 2012
Emotion - 2006
Spirit - 2004
Gentle Love - 2003
Baroque - 2002
Double Portrait - 2002
80 minutes around the world - 2000
Rhapsody in Blue - 1999
From Baroque to Jazz - 1998
At the age of twenty-one, Nathalie Lefèvre received her Higher Diploma with distinction and the congratulations of the jury at the Mons Conservatory. In the same year she won her first prize for chamber music. She continued her studies under professors P. Honingh at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam and followed master classes under G. Deplus, A. Pay, W. Boeykens and A. Damiens.
Nathalie Lefèvre has been prizewinner in various competitions including the Concours International du Lyceum de Suisse. She also occupied the position of first solo clarinet in the Nieuw Belgisch Kamer Orkest. She has in addition given numerous concerts in Switzerland, Canada, Japan, China, Spain, Russia, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, USA and Belgium.
She regularly plays soloist with different orchestras such as : Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Beethoven Académie, Casco Phil, Orchestra of the Belgium Air Force...
She is regularly invited as first clarinet by the Belgium National Orchestra, Flemish Opera, De Philharmonie, Ictus Ensemble, Royal Flemish Philharmonic ...
Since 1993, she is a co-founder and clarinet player of the chamber music ensemble Oxalys with which she performs on some of the world’s finest platforms (Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Brussel Bozar, Berlin Konzerthaus, Library of Congres in Washington...) and plays at the most prestigious festivals (Schleswig Holstein, Festival de Stavelot, Festival de Wallonie, Festival van Vlaanderen...). With this ensemble, she has made a number of CD recordings (Mozart Quintet, Reger Quintet, Joseph Jongen...).
Nathalie Lefèvre teaches clarinet at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles, at the Carré des Arts in Mons and at the school of music of Berchem Ste Agathe.
She also gives various master classes at the International Music Academy in Fort Mahon (France), Dinant, Roisin (Belgium), Kumamoto (Japan).
Christa Frye is currently serving as Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Murray State University. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Music at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee and at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Dr. Frye is in demand as a performing artist across the United States. She has performed as a guest artist at the Annual Woodwind Day hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin Woodwind Students' Association, Marshall University’s Single Reed Day in Huntington, West Virginia, and as soloist with the Odessa College Band, in Odessa, Texas. She has also performed numerous recitals, most recently including a recital at Marshall University, in Huntington, West Virginia where she gave a masterclass to the clarinet students of Dr. Ann Marie Bingham, and at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, in Odessa, Texas.
Dr. Frye currently serves as the clarinetist with the University Trio (flute, clarinet, and piano) at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She has also performed in the University of Tennessee at Martin Faculty Woodwind Trio (clarinet, oboe/bassoon, and flute) as well as the UTM Chamber Players, an ensemble comprised of university faculty and advanced students that performs small chamber works. In addition, Dr. Frye performs regularly with the Paducah Symphony in Paducah, Kentucky. During her time in Texas, Dr. Frye performed with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, in Midland, Texas as well as serving clarinetist for the West Texas Winds Woodwind Quintet.
Previously, she performed John Corigliano’s Circus Maximus (Symphony No. 3) at its world premiere in New York City, New York and Dan Welcher’s Symphony No. 4 at its world premiere in Bates Recital Hall in Austin, Texas, both with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. Her primary clarinet teachers include Ann Marie Bingham, Gary Sperl, Deborah Bish, Frank Kowalsky and Richard MacDowell.
Dr. Frye received the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (2000) and the Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the Florida State University (2003). In May 2008, she received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Texas at Austin.
plays on clarinet RZ - Bohema Star Golden Edition
Koji Miura was born in Aichi, Japan.
He studied clarinet at Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo with Prof. Kálmán Berkes from 1994 to 1998. After graduation, he began to work in Tokyo on the orchestra, wind orchestra and chambergroup as the clarinetist.
From January 2003, he studied in Freiburg, Germany with Prof. Jörg Widmann. He had played for some concerts in Germany, hosted by "Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft Freiburg im Breisgau e.V." and so on.
After return to Japan, he developed the activity as a musician. He makes it to the President of the Nagoya Wind Symphony that is only large professional Wind Orchestra of the provinces. And he planned "Perseus / Satoshi Yagisawa works collection" as CD recording of his band. The produced CD caught the high evaluation, and it was recommended for (Premier Discby) magazine "record art". And it received high acclaim from each district.
Recently, he develops remarkable activity around the world. As a soloist, he had performed with many bands, including Republic of China Air Force Band (Taiwan), Taoyuan Ji-Yin Wind Ensemble (Taiwan), Hong Kong Band Directors Wind Orchestra (Hong Kong), Nontri Orchestra Winds(Thailand) and NTU Symphonic Band (Singapore). From 2013 he began to conduct on abroad. He had conducted and got success with NTU Symphonic Band at Esplanade Hall in Singapore. Also he is enthusiastic about music education. He had many lecture to educational institution all over the world, including Hofstra University (USA), Kasetsart University (Thailand), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Shobi College of Music (Japan).