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A potpourri concert of clarinet music to benefit the International Clarinet Association NZ & The University of Auckland Clarinet Weekend

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Dr. Marie Ross, Donald Nicholls, The University of Auckland Clarinet Studio, and several other emerging young stars of the clarinet will perform our favourite works by composers such as Brahms, Mozart, Rossini, Leonard Bernstein, Igor Stravinsky and more.

This concert is to benefit the International Clarinet Association NZ and the University of Auckland Clarinet Weekend.

Entrance is by donation, and all donations will go towards creating our 2021 event.

The newly released CD by Dr. Marie Ross, "Brahms Clarinet Sonatas and Trio" performed on original historical instruments, will be available to purchase. All profits from the sales of the CD will be donated to Clarinet Weekend 2021.

The University of Auckland Clarinet Weekend is New Zealand's only event dedicated solely to the clarinet. It is an annual event in which our local clarinet community have the opportunity to perform together, attend interactive clinics and masterclasses, perform in competitions, hear newly composed clarinet works by NZ composers, and learn from the world's star clarinettists who travel to Auckland for the event.

As we plan the 2021 event, you can view more information about the last event at uoaclarinet.com

Bios:

Dr. Marie Ross is Lecturer of Music and Coordinator of Woodwinds at The University of Auckland, where she teaches clarinet, historical clarinet, and coaches wind octet. She is Associate Principal Clarinet with the French orchestra, Ensemble Matheus, with whom she performs everything from Mozart on historical instruments to premieres of contemporary works on modern clarinets.

Last year, Marie released a ground-breaking and critically acclaimed recording of the Brahms Clarinet Sonatas and Trio in the first recording of this repertoire on original historical instruments.

Known as a clinician throughout the United States and Europe, Marie has given masterclasses at some of the most prestigious musical institutions in the world including The Juilliard School, The Eastman School of Music, The Cleveland Institute of Music, Northwestern University, and is teaches summer chamber music classes at The University of Oxford (UK).

As a specialist in historical clarinets from the Baroque through the early twentieth century, she has a collection of over 70 historical clarinets that she plays in performance and lectures. She can be heard chatting about her performing experiences, interviewing artists of various disciplines, and other topics like her historical clarinet collection on her podcast, Fidelio.

www.marieross.info

Donald Nicholls teaches and performs in Auckland as a soloist and chamber musician with ensembles such as Auckland Chamber Orchestra and Bach Musica. He has played as Principal Clarinet of the Christchurch Symphony and as a member of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Donald has represented New Zealand music at the International Clarinet Association "Clarinetfests" in 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2011 performing new music by NZ composers. As a composer, Donald has won competitions like the Lilburn Prize and the Asia-Pacific Music Festival Composers Competition. In August 2019, his duo for two clarinets, "Holes and Birds" won the ICA-NZ Composition Competition.

In addition to his performances as a classical clarinettist, Donald has performed and recorded frequently with bands like the Able Tasmans, the Verlaines, the Big Muffin Serious Band, and others on the Flying Nun label.

Kent Isomura holds a Master of Music with First Class Honour in Pinao Perfomance at the University of Aucklnad under Stephen De Pledge. He has been a prize winner in numerous competitions including the University of Auckland Gala Concerto Competition, Christchurch National Concerto Competition 2015, 2013, and Semi Finalist in the Malta International Music Competition as a member of the Akato Piano Trio.

As a collaborative pianist, Kent has performed with many acclaimed artists including Grammy award winner, Frank Cohen, at The University of Auckland Clarinet Weekend in 2019. In 2015, he was chosen as one of four pianists to participate in the inaugural collaborative piano fellowship for the prestigious Heifetz International Music Institute in the United States.

Kent has had concerto appearances as a soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and The University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra.

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