This year as in previous ones we will continue our tried and tested course system.
Our main assets as teachers are stylistic variety, clarinet-related expertise and decades of teaching experience which we can offer.
Many course participants use ClariArte as an ideal preparation with our repetiteurs for entry exams at various Music Departments and Institutes.

We'd be very pleased if young ensembles who wish to study and expand the repertoire and players who want to start an ensemble would attend this year's course. We'll try some new approaches and will bring a lot of new literature to Hartberg.

We are delighted to announce that we have found a sponsor for our auditioning simulation and final concert. Ari Kummer, passionate clarinettist and ophthalmologist will donate 500 Euro as prize for the auditioning simulation and 1000 Euro for one participant of the final concert.
The winner of this prize is to be established together with the audience.

In the past years students were very enthusiastic about our preparations for and simulations of auditioning. So we'll continue with that. Whoever wants to take his or her first steps in arranging or re-arringing pieces of the clarinet reprtoire will also be taken care of very well!

Playing the clarinet is a holistic body experience and therefore we pay a lot of attention to the combination of breathing, posture and movement.

In previous years we noticed how rich and fruitful the exchange among players of different technical levels can be. Sometimes a slightly different approach to music , a new angle on a musical interpretation or a certain looseness can be very helpful to solve a problem.

I'd like to use this preface to stress again how pleased we are about each participant who is interested in making progress on his or her intstrument and who would like to get to know new facets of the clarinet.

We look forward to your visit and attendance of the 2020 edition of Hartberg’s ClariArte!

 Helmut Hödl