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Dear Clarinet and Saxophone players,

from 1–8 July 2023 the Annual 22nd International Master Classes for Clarinet and Saxophone will take place in the new building of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music of the University of Ostrava. The event will include expert lectures, individual lessons, and joint public concerts of participants and lecturers.

In addition to individual lessons and chamber music in ensembles, it also focuses on the inclusion of professional lectures and seminars led by invited specialists on the relevant topics (History and Development of the Clarinet, Elementary Problems in Clarinet and Saxophone Play, Basics and Development of Breathing Control Technique, Contemporary Clarinet Techniques, History of the French Wind School, Jazz Elements in Artificial Music, etc.). This year we would like to concentrate on preparing young clarinettists for an orchestra audition, led by Andrew Marriner (special guest, UK), Gabor Varga (Hungary, USA), and Arkadiusz Adamski (Poland). Igor Františák will help students interested in studying the historical clarinet, chalumeau, and classical basset horn. You will have the chance to develop modern clarinet playing techniques under the guidance of Karel Dohnal. The saxophone master class will again be led by Philippe Portejoie (France) and Pawel Gusnar (Poland).

Over the course of six individual lessons (45 minutes) you will be able to work on improving your playing and interpreting traditional and non-traditional repertoire. Finally, you will be able to demonstrate your newly acquired knowledge and skills at a public concert of the course participants, which will be held in the concert hall of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music of the University of Ostrava and will be recorded for audio and video.

As many as three professional top piano accompanists will be available to you during the lessons and concert. There will be space for chamber music as well. During the courses, products from Buffet Crampon, Gleichweit, D'Addario, etc. will be presented.

We look forward to your participation!

See you in Ostrava!

Karel Dohnal a Igor Františák


Arkadiusz Adamski (Poland)
Karel Dohnal (Czech Republic)
Igor Františák (Czech Republic)
Gabor Varga (Hungary, USA)
special guest: Andrew Marriner (Great Britain)

Philippe Portejoie (France)
Pawel Gusnar (Poland)



Program 22. ročníku kurzů v Ostravě v oboru hra na klarinet a saxofon (01 - 08 July 2023)

Saturday 01 July 2023, 18:00, Ostrava - Komorní sál Fakulty umění
Zemlinského kvarteto
Andrew Marriner - klarinet (UK)
Gabor Varga - klarinet (Maďarsko, USA)
Igor Františák - klarinet, basetový roh (CZ)
Philippe Portejoie - saxofon (Francie)
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) / arr. Ph. Portejoie: Romance beze slov, op. 17
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Kvintet A dur pro klarinet a smyčcové kvarteto, KV 581
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Kvintetní věta F dur pro klarinet, basetový roh a smyčcové trio, KV 580b (Anh. 90)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Kvintet h moll pro klarinet a smyčcové kvarteto, op. 115
Po koncertě oficiální zahájení kurzů.

Sunday 02 July 2023
9:00 - 16:00 Individuální lekce

Monday 03 July 2023                                                               D’Addario Day!
9:00 - 16:00 Individuální lekce
9:00 - Prezentace produktů firmy D‘Addario / výstava
17:00 Přednáška: Andrew Marriner / Gabor Varga / Igor Františák
18:00 Koncert: Karel Dohnal - klarinet / Karlheinz Stockhausen: Harlekýn

Tuesday 04 July 2023                                                                Buffet Crampon Day!
9:00 - 16:00 Individuální lekce
9:00 - 16:00 Jan Provazník - opravy a servis nástrojů
9:30 - 16:00 Piotr Śmietana Servis / výstava nástrojů Buffet Crampon a příslušenství
17:00 Přednáška: Jan Provazník
18:00 Ostrava - Komorní sál Fakulty umění / Klarinetový recitál Gabora Vargy
Program: Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, Bohuslav Martinů, Robert Muczynski

Wednesday 05 July 2023
9:00 - 16:00 Individuální lekce
9:00 - 12:00 Jan Provazník - opravy a servis nástrojů

Thursday 06 July 2023                                                                Gleichweit Day!
9:00 - 16:00 Individuální lekce
18:00 Ostrava - Komorní sál Fakulty umění / Koncert lektorů - recitál
Program: Phil Woods, Carl Maria von Weber, Johannes Brahms, Alfred Schnittke aj.

Friday 07 July 2023
9:00 - 12:00 Individuální lekce
15:00 Ostrava - Komorní sál Fakulty umění / Závěrečný koncert účastníků kurzů
Po koncertě rozdání certifikátů a oficiální ukončení kurzů.

Saturday 08 July 2023


Financial support:

Art agency FMG Artists:

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