Clarinet master class by Mark Van De Wiel

06. February 2017

Dates and venues

10 Feb 2017, 14.00-17.00: Chamber Music Hall (Old Academy of Music) Address: 1064 Budapest, Vörösmarty utca 35
Course concert: 10 Feb, 16:30, program: Stravinsky 3 Pieces, Messiaen Abîme des Oiseaux, and Simon Holt Brief Candles. 
11 Feb 2017, 10.00-13.00: Room X (Main Building - Ferenc Liszt Square) Address: 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8


Passive participation is open to all by registering at the following address: LINK
Organizer: Woodwind and Brass Department
Partner: Mark van de Wiel is appearing in association with the Royal Academy of Music and the London Sinfonietta
Mark van de Wiel is established as one of Britain’s leading and most versatile clarinettists. As principal clarinet of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta, and a well-known soloist, he performs at major venues throughout the world. Recent solo highlights have included the Finzi and Nielsen Concertos with the Philharmonia under John Wilson and Paavo Jarvi in London and on tour, Boulez’s Domaines at the 2015 Proms, the world premiere of the van der Aa clarinet concerto Hysteresis, commissioned for him by the London Sinfonietta, and the Mozart Concerto with the London Chamber Orchestra. Mark has given several London premieres in the Philharmonia’s Music of Today series, and elsewhere the Spanish première of the Carter Concerto, the UK première of the Carter Clarinet Quintet, and of Sir John Taverner’s Cantus Mysticus (at the Proms), and the London premiere of Graham Fitkin’s Agnostic. Recordings include Ben Foskett’s Hornet, Phillip Cashian’s Blue Circus. and Flint Juventino Beppe’s Distant Words with the Philharmonia and Vladimir Ashkenazy. In 2017 Mark will give the world premiere, in the Royal Festival Hall with Edward Gardner, of a new clarinet concerto by Joseph Phibbs, which he has commissioned jointly with the Philharmonia.
Mark has been the clarinettist with Endymion since its formation in 1980. Other chamber music collaborators have included Pascal Rogé, Geoffrey Parsons, Elizabeth Leonskaja, Kate Royal, and the Brodsky Quartet, with whom he gave the London premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s Hymn to Artemis Locheia.  With Zsolt-Tihamėr Visontay and Yefim Bronfman he gave several performances of Bartok’s Contrasts in the Philharmonia’s Bartok series Infernal Dance. Other highlights have included the Mozart Quintet in Brazil, and the Berio Sequenza at the Sydney Opera House. 
Born in Northampton and educated at Merton College, Oxford and the Royal College of Music, Mark was appointed principal clarinettist with Welsh National Opera and subsequently with Glyndebourne Touring Opera. He joined the Philharmonia as principal clarinet in 2000, and the London Sinfonietta in 2002. He is also principal with the London Chamber Orchestra (with whom he has appeared as soloist at La Scala, Milan), For several years he was the clarinet and basset horn soloist in Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito at the Bayerisches Staatsoper. Mark has been awarded an Honorary Associateship by the Royal Academy of Music, where he is a Professor, and an Honorary Doctorate by Northampton University. He is the clarinet professor for the I, Culture Orchestra, and for the British Isles Music Festival. Mark is a committed teacher, and has given masterclasses world-wide (recently in Australia, Singapore, Brazil, Ukraine and Georgia).


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