Welcome to the online home of Victoria Soames Samek and her recording and publishing companies Clarinet & Saxophone Classics.
Founded in 1992 by acclaimed clarinetist Victoria Soames Samek, Clarinet & Saxophone Classics celebrates the single reed in all its richness and diversity.
It’s a unique specialist label devoted to releasing top quality recordings by the finest artists of today on modern and period instruments, as well as sympathetically restored historical recordings of great figures from the past supported by informative notes.
She is supported by a dedicated team including recording producer and photographer Simon Weir of Classical Media, branding and creative director Paul Rodger, Hannah Whale of Fruition who handles artwork and design of all printed and booklet material, and William Gets from Brainstorm who has created and will continue to run and maintain this new website. Her administrative team include Joy Pidsley, who ensures the smooth running of the office plus two family members; Lucy Ralph who supports customer enquiries and oversees social media alongside Tristan Samek-Ralph.
Having created her own brand, Samek Music, Victoria is committed to excellence through recordings, publications, learning resources and live performances. Samek Music is dedicated to the clarinet and saxophone, giving a focus for the wonderful world of the single reed.