Samek Music

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Victoria Samek

Victoria Samek is a critically acclaimed international artist, a highly respected teacher and a thoughtful and caring mentor. Combining breath-taking technicality and musical integrity in her performances and recordings she is driven by her commitment to musical excellence. Victoria is also founder and director of international recording and publishing company Clarinet & Saxophone Classics, which […]

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Luigi Amodio (1902-1942)

Luigi Amadio

Over the years, the subject of national schools of woodwind playing has been a contentious issue with conductors, aficionados and musicians alike, jibing and bickering at great lengths. In general, these arguments conclude with their opting for either the dark and straight pipelike sound of the German, or the light, somewhat vibrant and nasal sound […]

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Béatrice Berne

BÉATRICE BERNE

BÉATRICE BERNE, clarinet, has received many prizes during her musical studies, and was ranked among the elite of clarinet players in many international competitions. As soloist and performer of chamber music, she has performed with numerous orchestras (Opéra de Lyon, Stuttgart chamber orchestra, Orchestre d’Auvergne, etc.), ensembles (Quatuor Danel, Quatuor d’Auvergne, etc.) and musicians (Jean-Michel […]

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Henri Bok

HENRI BOK

One of the ‘Big Three’ in bass clarinet history, Henri Bok (1950) is a very active worldwide ambassador of his beloved instrument, one to which he has devoted his life as a performer, teacher, improviser and composer. His unique rich warm sound can be heard on numerous recordings in various instrumental combinations and musical styles. […]

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Colin Bradbury

COLIN BRADBURY

At the age of 18 Colin, a founder member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, played Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival. Nine years later, he was appointed Principal Clarinet of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. His first solo appearance with the orchestra was at the Proms in a […]

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Louis Cahuzac (1880-1960)

The French clarinettist Louis Cahuzac was born at Quarante on the 12th July 1880 and died at Luchon 9th August 1960. His farther, an amateur musician took charge of his early training. He attended Toulouse Conservatoire and then the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Cyril Rose. The set work for the solo de concours […]

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Chris Caldwell

CHRIS CALDWELL

As a performer Chris has been involved with some of Britain’s leading contemporary composers and ensembles including The Mike Westbrook Orchestra, BCMG, Steve Martland Band, London Saxophonic, Michael Nyman Band and The Delta Saxophone Quartet. Chris has also performed with many of the UK’s leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London […]

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David Campbell

David Campbell

David Campbell enjoys a varied career as a clarinet soloist, chamber musician and teacher and is regarded by many as one of Britain’s finest musicians. At the age of 23 David was appointed as the clarinettist in Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s ensemble, ‘The Fires of London’ and he also regularly played with numerous other ensembles […]

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Chika & Scott

CHIKA INOUE (SAXOPHONE) Chika Inoue is a much sought after solo saxophonist, chamber musician, clinician and master teacher. A native of Osaka, Japan, Chika has performed in festivals and concerts throughout North America, Italy, Germany, USA, China and Japan. She appears as a saxophonist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Chika has won first prize laureate […]

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CLARNIVAL

The Belgian clarinet quartet Clarnival has been on its musical journey full of discovery, virtuosity and emotion since its creation in 2011. Winner of the competition “Prix de la Fondation Horlait Dapsens” and known for its eclectic and fun repertoire – a big fusion of genres and rhythms, in which you’ll hear the clarinet in […]

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