Samek Music


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 all its versatility – the quartet performs regularly on Belgian, Luxemburgish and French stages.

Clarnival’s mission is to share its love of music with all audiences. To this end, the quartet regularly joins forces with other artistic disciplines (dance, theatre, painting and cinema) in order to diversify its discourse and its approach to concerts, as in its current film-music based spectacle “Movi(e)ng on!”

Clarnival is also synonym for the sympathetic and entertaining atmosphere during these relaxed concerts performed by 4 clarinettist friends from all over Belgium.

Whatever their musical affinities – be it jazz, folk, classical or contemporary – each of their skills enriches the sound and style of this original band. Thanks to arranging and composing their own pieces makes their repertoire almost endless….

Count on Clarnival’s energy and enthusiasm to give you an unforgettable moment of discovery, virtuosity and emotion.

The Musicians:

Philippe Lemaire, sopranino and soprano clarinets. Cédric De Bruycker, soprano clarinets (Bb, A). Rudy Mathey, soprano clarinet, basset horn. Bethsabée Hatzfeld, soprano and bass clarinets.

Guest Artist – Camille Bauer, Mezzo-Soprano