Buffet 'Tosca' Bb Clarinet with Silver Plated 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.
Fortified by its elegance and incomparable style, the Tosca clarinet, designed by Michel Arrignon, is the fruit of extensive experience and innovation. Endowed with rich harmony and a unique sonority, the Tosca clarinet’s timbre and fullness are exceptional. Its ease of response and flexibility and its high level of comfort are qualities that distinguish it from other clarinets, and that constitute the very essence of this clarinet, part of the R13 bore family.
- Key: Bb
- Body: Dalbergia Melanoxylon, Natural African blackwood, selected
- Bore: Poly-cylindrical
- Tenons: Metal-capped
- Barrels: 2.55 and 2.59
- Keys: 19
- Rings: 6
- Thumb rest: Adjustable
- Eb lever: Included
- Low F correction key: Included
- Keywork finish: Silver plated
- Keywork and mechanics: Forged keys, copper and silver
- Springs: Blue steel
- Pads: 100% waterproof material (GT), leather and natural cork
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