TALENT MUSIC 
MASTER COURSES

CLARINET PROFESSORS

Michael Collins
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master
Michael Collins is one of the most complete musicians of his generation. With a continuing, distinguished career as a soloist, he has in recent years also become highly regarded as a conductor. In great demand as a chamber musician, Collins performs regularly with the Borodin, Heath and Belcea quartets, András Schiff, Martha Argerich, Stephen Hough, Mikhail Pletnev, Lars Vogt, Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis. Professor at the Royal College of Music of London.
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Fabio di Càsola
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master
1st Prize at the “Concours International d’Exécution Musicale de Genève”. He has performed across the world and invited by prestigious festivals. As soloist, he collaborates with orchestras such as the Russian National Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, to name just a few. Fabio Di Càsola is professor of clarinet and chamber music at the Zurich University of the Arts and is regularly invited by international music competitions to serve as jury member.
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Denitsa Laffchieva
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master
She regularly performs with world renowned musicians such as Viktoria Postnikova, Eldar Nebolsin, Ashley Wass, Julien Quentin, Roman Simovic, Jack Liebeck, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Guy Johnston, Zholt Visontay, Jamie Walton, Lise Berthaut, Patrick Gallois and Alexander Zemtsov. Principal Clarinettist of Sinfonia Finlandia, together with Patrick Gallois she also performed as a soloist and recorded on Naxos label the highly awarded and acclaimed Cimarosa Ouverture CD. Professor at the University of Central Finland and at the Richard Wagner Konservatorium in Vienna, many of her students already enjoy international careers.
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Svante Wik
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master
Prize winner in the Prague International Spring Competition and principal clarinettist with the Odense Symphony, he is professor at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Southern Denmark in Odense.
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