With less than two weeks to the 190th Anniversary Celebration of Buffet Crampon, The Band Post reveals seven updates to the Singapore Clarinet Festival (SGCF), a two day event organized by The Band World.

a. Schedule

29 NOV (Sunday)

1630 – 1730  Solo Recital by Florent Heau, Pianist: Liu Jia
1930 – 2230  Buffet Crampon Birthday Bash (for invited guest only)

30 NOV (Monday)
0900 – 1300  Clarinet Ensemble Competition  (Open to all festival pass holder)
1400 – 1415  Announcement of Competition Result
1415 – 1515  Ensemble Competition Masterclass with Ma Yue  (Open to all festival pass holder)
1515 – 1615  Open Rehearsal by Combine Clarinet Choir  (Open to all festival pass holder)
1615 – 1715  Mass Clarinet Choir  (Open to all festival pass holder)
1930 – 2200  Gala concert & Award Ceremony (Open to all festival pass holder)

All Day
1100 – 1800  Product Exhibition @ Blue Room

b. Artistic Panel

  • DESMOND CHOW / The Philharmonic Winds
  • PIP TANG / West Winds
  • RICHARD PNG / Singapore Wind Symphony
  • STANLEY SIM / Singapore Armed Forces Band

c. Festival Arrangers


d. Festival Artists

  • FLORENT HÉAU / Buffet Crampon Clarinet Artist
  • MA YUE / Principal Clarinettist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra
  • LI XIN / Assoc. Principal Clarinettist, Singapore Symphony Orcherstra
  • TANG XIAO PING / Assoc. Principal Bass Clarinettist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra
  • YOKO LIU / Section Clarinettist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra
  • LIU JIA / Piano Accompanist, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (NUS)

e. Competition Jury

  • MA YUE
  • DR. ALAN MILLS / Director of Bands & Associate Professor of Music, Colorado State University – Pueblo (USA)

A total of 10 groups will be participating in Category A, and 7 groups in Category B!

f. Gala Concert

Singapore Symphony Orchestra Clarinet Quartet
Ma Yue, Li Xin, Tang Xiao Ping, Yoko Liu
(Patrick Hiketick)

Presentation by Division A 1st Prize Winner & Division B 1st Prize Winner
Respective Competition Choice Pieces of Winning Groups

SGCF Combine Clarinet Choir (Singapore Wind Symphony, Philharmonic Winds, West Winds)
Conductor: Dr. Alan Mills
RIKUDIM – Four Israeli Folk Dances  (Jan Van Der Roost, Arr. Maarten Jense)
CHORALE AND DANZA  (Vaclav Nelhybel)
INTRODUCTION, THEME AND VARIATIONS  (G. Rossini, Arr. Ralph Emmanuel Lim) 

g. Festival Pass

2-Day Admission: $20 (inclusive of 7% GST)

Entry to ALL SGCF-2015 events, including Solo Recital, Gala Concert, Competition, Masterclass & Trade Exhibition

Passes are available from:

The Band World
A: 1, Esplanade Drive, #02-08, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 038981
T: (+65) 6561-2163
E: sgcf2015@sgwoodwindfestival.org

For more information and updates, visit the SGCF official website, or follow them on Facebook!


Written By Editor

A contributing editor at TBP.