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 Vanoosthuyse - ICA Election
Author: claaaaaarinet!!!! 
Date:   2010-06-04 00:02

With the deadline for voting in the ICA election approaching (June 15), I thought I would post a brief personal endorsement for Eddy Vanoosthuyse, who is running for ICA president.

I am just wrapping up a year of post-doctoral studies with Eddy at the Royal Ghent Conservatory in Belgium, and I consider him a great match for this leadership role. He is boundlessly energetic, has years of international experience, and is a gifted player, teacher, conductor, and administrator. Besides teaching in Ghent and Leuven, he is principal clarinet of the Brussels Philharmonic, a recording soloist, and founder and conductor of the International Clarinets. Importantly for this election, Eddy is enthusiastic about drawing more members and more ideas into the ICA. Studying with Eddy this year has opened up my own perspective on music and the clarinet, and I think that the ICA will benefit from his breadth of vision. If I am not mistaken, the ICA presidency has never rested outside of the United States, so Eddy would certainly provide fresh direction for the organization in terms of deeper internationalization. He is a first-rate musician (evidenced by his uncanny score reading and solfege abilities), and he is as passionate about the clarinet as anyone I have ever met. Eddy is really a "can do" individual, and he would make a dynamic president.

FYI, here's a link to his website:



Daniel Friberg

Post Edited (2010-06-04 06:53)

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 Re: Vanoosthuyse - ICA Election
Author: Covertheholes 
Date:   2010-06-07 16:54

Eddy has a great personality and drive that makes him the perfect candidate for this position!

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 Re: Vanoosthuyse - ICA Election
Author: redwine 
Date:   2010-06-07 19:16


I met Eddy once and he seemed a charming man.

I think it would be great to have a non-American in charge! Good luck, Eddy!

Ben Redwine, DMA
owner, RJ Music Group
Assistant Professor, The Catholic University of America
Selmer Paris artist

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 Re: Vanoosthuyse - ICA Election
Author: David Spiegelthal 2017
Date:   2010-06-07 19:33

Never met the gentleman, but I do know he's one heck of a clarinetist! A group of clarinetist friends and I heard him at ClarinetFest a few years ago at the University of Maryland, and even among all the fabulous virtuosi who played there, his performance just knocked us out -- he had the most wonderful, complex tone, and every other aspect of his playing was equally impressive.

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 Re: Vanoosthuyse - ICA Election
Author: spartanclarinet 
Date:   2010-06-07 19:53

I would like to add my support to the many who feel Eddy would be a terrific president for the ICA. I had the pleasure to meet him and to work with his students this winter. I was tremendously impressed with him and his class. This man is a non-stop force of energy and enthusiasm. I also think someone from Europe serving the ICA as president would help encourage further development in broadening the membership profile of the ICA.

Justin O'Dell

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