Date: October 11, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Koper Regional Museum
Price: 12€ / 9€ / 8€Clarimonia was brought to life more than 10 years ago by clarinetist and instrument maker Jochen Seggelke. The ensemble was founded with the purpose of performing clarinet literature from the 18th and 19th century, and brings together four musicians as well as guest performers with a passion for period clarinets. Clarimonia has, amongst others, performed at the symposia of the Deutsche Klarinettengesellschaft in Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Berlin and Dresden, and has given numerous concerts throughout Japan. Aside from performing, the ensemble is dedicated to music historical research; it pursues archival work in Germany and abroad, and arranges long-forgotten music for clarinets. Research findings in turn often inspire and influence the making of the ensemble's period instrument assortment. Clarimonia also gives masterclasses and workshops, offering music conservatory students the opportunity to experience clarinet history. So far, Clarimonia has published two CDs with Cavalli Records, documenting the clarinet's development from the baroque period to the beginning of the 20th century. Together with Bremen Radiohall Records, Clarimonia realized several world first recordings, as Adalbert Nudera’s five Divertimentos for three Bassetthorns, a double CD with Mozart complete music for Bassetthorns and music for three Bassetthorns from Clam Gallas Archive Prag.
Together with Charles Neidich and Solamente Naturali orchestra, the Concerto for three Bassetthorns of G. Druschetzky and Mozart’s chambermusic for clarinets and Bassetthorns has been recorded togther with his KV622 clarinet concerto.
In the coming year, a new recording project is dedicated to the “Prague Quartett” for Clarinet and three Bassetthorns, music which is as well preserved in the Clam Gallas Archive, now Hudby Museum Praha.
Jochen Seggelke studied clarinet performance with Prof. Hans Pfeifer at the Hochschule für Musik Heidelberg - Mannheim, as well as period clarinet with Pierre-André Taillard at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. He is a founding member of the Ottetto Amsterdam, and won several international competitions for early music with that ensemble. Jochen Seggelke has also extensively performed with major European orchestras and ensembles for early music, such as the Concerto Köln, the Orchestre des Champs-Elisées and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. In addition to his performance activity, Jochen Seggelke completed an apprenticeship as instrument maker. In 1995, he founded Schwenk & Seggelke Co., a workshop for the making of professional modern clarinets and replicas of period clarinets.
Bernhard Kösling is a freelance musician based in Oldenburg, Germany. He studied clarinet performance with Prof. Hans Deinzer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and won several noted competitions, such as the Premio d'Ancona and the Deutscher Hochschulwettbewerb. Bernhard Kösling was a member of various renowned ensembles for contemporary music, and in 1995, the Kammersinfonie Bremen appointed him principal clarinet. In 2000, his interest shifted towards period performance, and a year later, he became a member of Clarimonia. Furthermore, he devoted himself to the (re)discovery and publication of supposedly lost clarinet music. In his spare time, Bernhard Kösling designs and retails handmade cases for clarinets of all sizes, that are highly appreciated by clarinetists from around the world.
Ekkehard Sauer studied music education, history and clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany. His clarinet teachers include Prof. Pallushek, Guido Schäfer and Prof. Deinzer. Between the years 1991 and 2006, Ekkehard Sauer taught clarinet and chamber music at the university of Hildesheim. In 1997, he became senior teacher at the Angelaschule in Osnabrück, which led to an additional teaching assignment for wind didactics at the Fachhochschule Osnabrück. In 1995, Ekkehard Sauer started performing on period clarinets, and has since been guest performer in various early music ensembles, such as L'Arco and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.