Masterclass Clarinet Prof. Harri Mäki and Prof. Heiner Schindler

Harri Mäki is Professor of Woodwinds at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and was principal clarinettist of Tapiola Sinfonietta from 1988 until 2018. He has appeared as a soloist and a chamber musician all over Europe, in the Far East, and in North and South America, and he has premiered dozens of works, including clarinet concertos written for him by Juhani Nuorvala and Kirmo Lintinen. In 2012, Harri Mäki received the Pro Musica Award for his merits as a performer and a teacher.

Accompaniment: Mariko Furukawa

Heiner Schindler has been Professor of Chamber Music and Clarinet at the Rostock University of Music and Drama since 2010.
Prior to his appointment, he was principal clarinettist at the Staatskapelle Berlin for many years. Under the conductorship of Daniel Barenboim, he travelled to all of the world’s most important music centres.
Heiner Schindler began his studies with Prof. Ewald Koch at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin in 1982. He played himself to second prize at the Prague Spring International Music Competition in 1986.
The collaboration with conductors such as Georg Solti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Michael Gielen, Zubin Metha and Simon Rattle has had a significant influence on his artistic understanding.

Accompaniment: Olha Chipak

All participants will be taught by Prof. Harri Mäki als well as by Prof. Heiner Schindler.

Orchestra Practice

The following repertoire is available for soloist performances as part of rehearsals and concerts with the orchestra.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klarinettenkonzert A-Dur KV 622
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Klarinettenkonzert Nr. 1 f-Moll op. 73
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Klarinettenkonzert Nr. 2 Es-Dur op. 74
  • Louis Spohr: Klarinettenkonzert Nr. 1 c-Moll 
  • Gioacchino Rossini: Introduktion, Thema und Variationen für Klarinette und Orchester

Summer Campus | 25. International Masterclasses
Course dates: 21. - 28. August 2020
Preselection: Video recording (YouTube link), free selection of the piece


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