Denison faculty at Clarinet Conference in Krakow
Denison University affiliate instructor of clarinet, Dr. Evan T. Lynch, had the distinct honor of being the only clarinetist from the United States to perform, teach, and present at the second annual International Clarinet Conference in Krakow. The conference took place on November 27-30, 2019, at the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland.
Under the artistic leadership of Academy of Music professor Barbara Borowicz, clarinetists gathered from all around the world to discuss, perform, and present on the topic: “The importance of articulation as a means of expression in clarinet performance from the classical era to present day.” Clarinetist performers included Jean-Francois Bescond (France), Jean-Michel Bertelli (France), Alessandro Carbonare (Italy), Nicholas Cox (England), Jean-Marc Fessard (France), George Georgiou (Cypress), Evan Lynch (USA), Matthias Müller (Switzerland), Antonio Tinelli (Italy), and from Poland: Janusz Antonik, Barbara Borowicz, Paweł Kroczek, Piotr Lato, Tomasz Sowa, and Robert Stefański.
Dr. Lynch describes his experience: “It was amazing to get to spend a week in Krakow and experience authentic Polish culture as well as hear so many incredibly talented clarinetists from all around the world. The conference was extremely well organized and had such a friendly atmosphere with teachers and students positively encouraging each other all week long. Getting to teach the talented students at the Music Academy was a true honor. Even when we didn’t speak the same language, it was easy to teach them because we all spoke the language of music.”
“The success of this event has already led to invitations to travel back to Europe and has opened the door for guest clarinetists to travel to Denison and share their talents with our students. I’m looking forward to attending the third annual International Clarinet Conference in Krakow in November 2020!”