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 Advice on finding performers
Author: mmarth 
Date:   2006-07-31 10:09

I am a "new music" composer and I have a very difficult work for soprano clarinet and soprano voice that I would like to have performed. I am looking for suggestions on how to find very advanced clarinetists who would be interested in reading the score and performing it. There are plenty of places on the internet where one can find "calls for scores" but there seems to be no place for composers to post "calls for performers".

Ideally I would like to find an interested Clarinet-Soprano duo that specializes in new music, if one exists. I am an American composer living in Vienna (Austria, not Virginia). I am ready to send the score to any interested parties anywhere in the world.

Any suggestions on where to place a "call for near-virtuoso clarinetist" on the internet or elsewhere? Are there premieres of new clarinet works at the ClarinetFest or other clarinet conventions?

Matthew Marth
Vienna, Austria

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 Re: Advice on finding performers
Author: mnorswor 
Date:   2006-07-31 15:09


There are several places you could contact besides just trying certain individuals. Have you tried contacting anyone at Klangforum? Being as you are in Austria, this group would seem ideal and they're very good! The clarinetist you might contact is Bernhard Zachuber or you could just email the group. They have a website and I'm sure you already know of them.

You might also try posting to the American Music Center or simply send an email to the Klarinet emailing list, info found on this site.

The question most might ask is whether or not you have concert possibilities or venues for the work to be performed. Perhaps you teach at a college and have the chance to invite a performer(s) for a lecture and concert or something like this.

Being a clarinetist who does specialize in new music, I am sent dozens of scores by composers interested in my playing and the question is always the same as above, is there a performance opportunity or would I need to create one? I am happy to discuss things further off the bboard so please email if you'd like. Best wishes!

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 Re: Advice on finding performers
Author: larryb 
Date:   2006-07-31 15:09

placing your post here is a start - there are numerous pros and people who know pros that read these posts worldwide.

another place would be the Klarinet listserv: http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Klarinet/index.html

subscribe and send a message

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 Re: Advice on finding performers
Author: RodRubber 
Date:   2006-08-01 04:11


You should email Inscape Chamber Orchestra - they have something called "composers services." The service does exactly what you need, they set up performers, rehearsals, and recordings for composers who either don't have the resources (perhaps someone in a more rural area), or who just don't want to get it together. The service is not free, but you can email them at inscapeco@gmail.com.

Best Regards,

Post Edited (2006-08-01 04:14)

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 Re: Advice on finding performers
Author: mmarth 
Date:   2006-08-17 08:38

Thanks for the ideas and tips. I will definitely follow up on them.

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 Re: Advice on finding performers
Author: cigleris 
Date:   2006-08-17 12:19

Hi you could send it to me, i'm always on the look out for new music put perform in recitals. Perhaps contact me off topic and i'll give you my details.

Peter Cigleris

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