D’Addario Woodwinds Clinician Program Adds Nine European Countries to Curriculum

Mike Lawson • News • September 6, 2016

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D’Addario Woodwinds announced the expansion of their Clinician Program to involve nine new countries, including Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden.

Previously only available in the United States, the D’Addario Woodwinds Clinician Program is focused on creating an easier and more enjoyable music-making experience through exploring equipment and pedagogy for clarinet and saxophone students.

Each session consists of free presentations and product trials tailored to the individual need of the educator and students to introduce the woodwind players in their country to D’Addario’s Woodwinds products (Reserve & Select Jazz reeds and mouthpieces, and some accessories) and have them prescribe our brands to numerous players to develop D’Addario Woodwinds brand in their country. D’Addario Woodwinds’ clinicians are experienced teachers and performers who provide this service to teachers, students, and amateur players through their knowledge of D’Addario products and how to best choose mouthpieces and reeds. These product trials give each student the opportunity to experience the latest in equipment innovation from D’Addario, and to understand the benefits of various mouthpiece, reed, and ligature choices.

In addition to woodwinds educational material, D’Addario Woodwinds’ trained experts are skilled in speaking on behalf of the woodwind products industry, providing information on how reeds and mouthpieces are made, storage, innovations in manufacturing, and how to choose the right accessories to meet one’s personal needs.

The Clinicians

Vincent Dupuy – Program Supervisor Saxophone | France & Benelux

Having received training from the prestigious Regional Conservatory of Versailles (classical saxophone class of Vincent David) and holding a national teaching diploma (DE), Vincent Dupuy was member of the Paris Fire Department Band before serving as Assistant Teacher in the Regional Conservatory in Reims. Active member of the Quatu’Or Laloi saxophone quartet as well as the Oct’opus Ensemble, he joined the D’Addario team in 2014.

Isabella Fabbri Saxophone | Italy

Italian saxophonist and performer based in Milan, Isabella Fabbri is a creative, versatile and experimental artist. Having performed in some of the most prestigious European theaters and concert halls, her solo project “Sounds at an Exhibition” was presented during the 17th World Saxophone Congress & Festival

 (Strasbourg 2015) and has won many awards. She is a member of the European Contemporary Orchestra and also a Professor of Saxophone at the College of Music in the province of Milan.

Juan Pardo Clarinet | Spain

Born in Barcelona, Juan Pardo graduated from the “Conservatori Superior del Liceu” as well as the “Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya”. He has enjoyed performing as soloist for the past five seasons in “Opera Jove de Catalunya – Opera de Sant Feliu de Llobregat” and regularly collaborates with the “Orquestra de Cambra de Granollers” and “Camerata XXI”. In 2014, Juan founded Proyecto Beta, a notable ensemble for its youth and quality in which classical music is brought closer to all audiences with new shows. He is currently teaching at the “Escola de Música Creu Alta de Sabadell”.

Orfeus Tsoukalas

Saxophone | Sweden & Denmark

Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Orfeus Tsoukalas studied at the prestigious schools “Skurups folkhögskola,” and “The Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg,” from which he received degrees in Music Performance. Orfeus was chosen by the Swedish Arts Council to represent Sweden in the international “Athens Technopolis Jazz festival” in 2015. He leads the OWT Quartet which regularly performs all over Scandinavia, and he also teaches clarinet, flute and saxophone at the Conservatory of Kortedala in Gothenburg with an emphasis on improvisation.

Thomas Zander

Saxophone & Clarinet| Germany

Thomas Zander is a German musician who plays all saxophones, clarinets and flutes, with experiences ranging from classical and popular music to jazz. Thomas teaches clarinet and saxophone at the music school in Hannover. He is a member of Roger Cicero Big Band and Bill Ramsey Band, as well as the musical bands in Hamburg, Hannover, Hildesheim, and Gottingen while regularly preforming with organist, Axel la Deur.



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