Schertle John

Performing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic for over two decades, Co Principal Clarinetist John Schertle appears regularly as Guest Principal Clarinet with orchestras in the region. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School, the National Arts Club Competition prize winner gives masterclasses in Asia and serves on the faculties of […]

Silva Nuno

Nuno Silva studied with António Saiote, Hans Deinzer, Pascal Moraguès and Håkan Rosengren. He graduated in Musicology from the Lisbon University and since 2003 holds a Master Degree from the California State University Fullerton. In 2017 he obtained his doctorate degree in music performance in the University of Évora. Nuno Silva won 1st Prize in […]

Villegas Pino Sócrates

Mexican-born Socrates Villegas was appointed second clarinet of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2016 by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. His numerous awards include two consecutive first place prizes at the Mexican National Clarinet Contest (2003 and 2004), a First Prize at the 14th European Music Competition at Amiens, France (2008), Second Prize at the 2008 Young […]

Retana Ramos Lapeyre Angelica

Originaria de la ciudad de Guanajuato, Angélica Retana inició sus estudios musicales en la Escuela de Música de la Universidad de Guanajuato, en el año 1992, posteriormente estudió con el maestro Thomas Bayles Jones (Clarinete principal de la Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México). En 2001, tomó clases con el maestro Ted Oin en la […]

Contreras Salinas Raquel

Born in Mexico City, Raquel Contreras Salinas began her clarinet studies at the School of Music of the University of Veracruz, as a student of her father, Maestro José Alberto Contreras Sosa, (bass clarinetist and assistant of the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra), and she had the honor of being the first to major in clarinet. She […]

Fortunato Yoshua

Born in italy he spent his childhood in Japan. He graduated in Conservatorio N.Paganini from Genova with prof. PP. Fantini and continued his Master at the Zurich University of Art with prof. F. di Casola. He took part of the study program at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Accademia Chigiana under Maestro A.Carbonare. […]

Alves Carlos

Carlos Piçarra Alves is Associate Principal Clarinet at the Orchestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Professor and a Member of the Scientific Council of Escola Superior de Música e Artes Aplicadas de Castelo Branco. He was a Guest Artist at the Arizona State University (US) in 2009 and 2010. He completed the Superior Course […]

Mendoza Garcia Emiliano

Emiliano Mendoza García est né dans l’état de Oaxaca, au Mexique, où il a commencé ses études de clarinette avec les professeurs Adrián Martínez et Pedro Cervantes. Il poursuit ses études à l’École de Musique de l’UNAM, où il obtient une bourse pour étudier à l’École Normale de Musique de Paris avec le Professeur Ronald […]

Morales Ricardo

Ricardo Morales is one of the most sought after clarinetists of today. He joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal clarinet in 2003, having held the same position with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since the age of 21. His virtuosity and artistry as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician have been hailed and recognized in concert […]

Zhao Zengmao

Zengmao Zhao studied at the Central Conservatory of Music under Professor Tao Chunxiao and graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Zengmao Zhao has been seriously devoted to teaching and has developed a unique teaching method. He has also frequently participated in international clarinet conferences and held concerts and masterclasses in the United States, Australia, […]