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Michael Collins Clarinet Master Class and YAMAHA Instrument Exhibition at the Liszt Academy

5 March 2020

We hereby inform our students and the audience, that Michael Collins’s master class is cancelled.


21 March 2020, Saturday 11.00–18.00



Master Class: Main building, Room X

Instrument Exhibition: Main building, Room XXIV



11.00–13.00: Master Class

13.00–13.30: Yamaha instrument exhibition


15.00–16.20: Master Class


17.00–18.00: Michael Collins Clarinet Concert



Active participants:

  • The active participants will be selected by the Woodwind and Brass Department
  • Application deadline: 20 March 2020 Friday 

Passive participants:

  • The master class is free of charge and open to all interested, registration is required. You can sign up here.
  • Certificates of attendance are not issued.



Michael Collins is one of the most complete musicians of his generation, he is professor of the Royal College of Music. With a continuing, distinguished career as a soloist, he has in recent years also become highly regarded as a conductor. Recent guest conducting and play-directing highlights have included engagements with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. From 2010 to 2018 he was the Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia.

In great demand as a chamber musician, Collins performs regularly with the Borodin, Heath and Belcea quartets, András Schiff, Martha Argerich, Stephen Hough, Mikhail Pletnev, Lars Vogt, Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis. His ensemble, London Winds, celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2018 and the group maintains a busy diary with high calibre engagements such as the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh Festival, Edinburgh Festival, City of London Festival, Cheltenham International Festival and Bath Mozartfest.