Buffet R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Keys HAND SELECTED BY EMIL KHUDYEV
Quinn the Eskimo Artist Select Series
This clarinet has been individually played and selected for superior playing characteristics by Emil Khudyev, the current Associate Principal Clarinet with the Seattle Symphony. Prior to this position, he was appointed as the instructor of clarinet at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He has also served as the acting Associate Principal; Second and E flat Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony. Recently named as the first Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition winner, Emil Khudyev is recognized as an outstanding musician on the international concert stage today. Emil has won numerous competitions and awards, including the Yale Chamber Music Society Competition, the Tuesday Music Club Competition, the Yamaha International Competition, the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition, the Glenn Miller Competition, and the 2004 Detroit (Bohemian) Concerto Competition. Emil was the first clarinetist to win The Harvard Musical Association Foote Prize Award, and was also a recipient of the Yale School of Music’s Prestigious Thomas Daniel Nyfenger Award for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music. Emil is a sought after recitalist and chamber musician and has performed as soloist in prestigious halls and venues such as Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Colton Hall, Severance Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and Seiji Ozawa Hall. Emil is an active chamber musician and a founding member of the Boetti Trio, and has collaborated with artists such as Yo-Yo-Ma, Joseph Silverstein, and members from the Tokyo String Quartet and Linden Quartet.As an orchestral musician, Emil has performed with the world’s top orchestras, including Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Opera Naples Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony, the Norwalk Symphony, the New Haven Symphony, the Mansfield Symphony, the Fresno Philharmonic, and a side-by-side with the Berlin Philharmonic. At the Tanglewood Music Festival, Emil was appointed to Principal Clarinet, where he performed under Maestro James Levine, and received the prestigious Gino B. Cioffi Memorial Prize. Emil’s sincere music-creating promotes the arts and builds the next generation of classical music lovers of all ages.
This instrument is brand new and carries the full manufacturer's warranty.
The Buffet R13 Bb Professional Clarinet is the legendary choice of professionals. Key of Bb. With .577" bore; 66mm barrel; premium-quality grenadilla wood; 17-key, 6-ring nickel-plated keys; polycylindrical bore; undercut toneholes; and adjustable thumb rest. Includes deluxe naugahyde-covered wood shell case with plush interior.
The Buffet R13 clarinet has a 40-year history of quality and craftsmanship. From the wind ensembles to the great symphony orchestras, it is the benchmark in clarinet manufacturing. Crafted in high-quality grenadilla wood to ensure evenness of tone and response. The R13's 3-step polycyndrical bore is noted for its dark, full sound.
NOTE: Buffet does not include a mouthpiece with this instrument, as most clarinetists purchasing an instrument with this level of distinction have particular preferences in terms of mouthpieces.
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