Buffet 'Tradition' Bb Clarinet with Silver Keys HAND SELECTED BY EMIL KHUDYEV
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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.
Buffet Crampon, the pinnacle of world-class clarinet production for 190 years and creator of the revolutionary poly-cylindrical bore design, innovates again with a new bore concept. Inspired by a pre-1950s design while taking into account the needs of modern musical repertoire and performance practice, this brand new cylindrical bore compliments the R13 and RC bore families, adding a new acoustic dimension to the brand’s catalog.
“Le son à l’état pur,” or “Sound at its purest level”, best describes this new instrument. The project was completed with the objective of offering a clarinet in its most natural form, with no unnecessary changes or overstated technology. The new bore concept traces its inspiration to one of the earliest modern professional clarinets, the fabled Buffet Crampon BC20.
Featuring a cylindrical bore design, the new clarinet harkens back to the purity of sound produced by the BC20, with a tone hole placement inspired by the Tosca design. The result is an instrument that presents a clear, focused, rich sound suitable for any acoustic environment and an even scale for consistent intonation throughout all registers. These innovations allow the amateur or professional clarinetist to focus on making music, rather than constantly adjusting their embouchure and voicing.
The new clarinet also places its roots firmly in research and development from Buffet Crampon’s American and French Artists. The American team, composed of Buffet Crampon Artists: Jonathan Gunn, Burt Hara, Victoria Luperi, Mark Nuccio and Gregory Raden. The French team, composed of Buffet Crampon Artists: Michel Arrignon, Nicolas Baldeyrou and Paul Meyer. All these artists were united around this project to share their performance experiences as orchestral players and soloists, and world view of the clarinet. And what a result! The panel of American and French Artists were unanimous in the name for this new Buffet Crampon Clarinet: Tradition.
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