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Mako Okamoto

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Ludwig Chamber Players

Berceuse by Charles Koechlin

Berceuse by Charles Koechlin

A small gift to my revered master Charles Koechlin, not only in terms of his beard, on his 150th birthday.Thank you Mako! https://vimeo.com/859697775?share=copy

Aoyama music award

2024/ March 02.

15:30
Barocksaal Kyoto, Japan

My pianist Prof. Mako Okamoto and I received the Aoyama Music Award for our concert with the programme "Traumgekrönt" on 18 March 2023. The award ceremony will also take place on 2 March 2024 in the Kyoto Baroque Hall.
Many thanks to Laura-Erika Nakamura from Josef Woodwind Manufacture, who took great care of the concert organisation.
The Aoyama Music Award is a prestigious Japanese music prize that is awarded once a year. The winners are honoured for their achievements and their potential for the further development of music.
The prize is endowed with JPY 2,000,000.

September/29 Concert Chișinău

Weber clarinet concerto no. 1

2023/ September 29. 18:00 Palatul Republicii Chișinău, Moldova
At the end of September, I will hand over an oboe as a donation from the SWR Symphony Orchestra to the Philharmonic Orchestra in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova. As a musical greeting, I will perform the Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor by C. M. von Weber with the orchestra at its season opening.

Mountain City Summer 2023

Festival Bergstadtsommer

2023/ September 02. - 09.
Sankt Georgen im Schwarzwald

This year, my long-time chamber music partner Gen Yokosaka (cello) is expected at the Bergstadt Summer. In addition to works by Elgar and Dvorak at the orchestra concert, we will play some of my arrangements of Johann Strauss, Leos Weiner and Kurt Weil at the opening concert. We have invited Susanne Zagar-Swiridoff as a current composer.

Traumgekrönt in Kyoto

Recital with Mako Okamoto, Piano

2023/ March 18. 17:00 Barocksaal Kyoto, Japan
My romance journey begins in the nice Barocksaal in Kyoto

Donaueschinger Musiktage 2023

Figaro with Kyogen Theater

10.03. Osaka12.03. Tokyo

 

With my Swiss wind colleagues, the KlangArt Ensemble, we are part of a performance of “La nozze de figaro”, which includes four different Japanese and German art forms.

Dirk Altmann, Stuttgart
da[at]dirkaltmann.de
www.dirkaltmann.de

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Dirk Altmann

Clarinet playing since 1972

Dirk Altmann

Clarinet playing since 1972

#clarinet #teacher #arranger

I started playing the clarinet, when I was seven years old. Thanks to my revered teacher Prof. Helmut Pallushek, I was thirteen years old when I made my first experiences in the Hannover Opera Orchestra.
After a sensational audition, at the age of eighteen I was given the chance to play principal clarinet with the Berliner Philharmonic.
For more than 30 years I have been lucky to be with fantastic colleagues in the SWR Symphony Orchestra.
Moreover, it is a great privilege to be invited in many countries as a soloist, chamber musician or teacher.

Current Album

Current Album

In the many years of preparation for this production I kept asking myself, what was everyday life like for a musician in the 18th century? What drove Mozart, what might his relationship with his colleagues have been like? Were there fundamental differences, apart from technological developments, from today’s music scene?

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Aoyama music award

2024/ March 02.

15:30
Barocksaal Kyoto, Japan

My pianist Prof. Mako Okamoto and I received the Aoyama Music Award for our concert with the programme "Traumgekrönt" on 18 March 2023. The award ceremony will also take place on 2 March 2024 in the Kyoto Baroque Hall.
Many thanks to Laura-Erika Nakamura from Josef Woodwind Manufacture, who took great care of the concert organisation.
The Aoyama Music Award is a prestigious Japanese music prize that is awarded once a year. The winners are honoured for their achievements and their potential for the further development of music.
The prize is endowed with JPY 2,000,000.

Thanks to my supporters!

Instruments

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Instruments

Reeds & Stuff

Label

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CREOMU Co., Tokyo
Kumiko Hirose
k-hirose[at]creomu.com
www.creomu.com

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