ClarinetMike to Premiere Three New Clarinet Works at Orfeo Music Festival 2019 in Vipiteno, Italy!

Pianist Dena Kay Jones and ClarinetMike having fun preparing a world premiere at Orfeo 2018.

Hey! As previously posted, this summer I’m again returning as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019 in the beautiful Italian Alps of Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) on July 5-19, 2019.

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be premiering three new clarinet works this summer at Orfeo 2019! There will be 2 World Premieres and a European Premiere. I’ll be performing the works with two of my fabulous Orfeo piano colleagues, Dena Kay Jones and Faina Lushtak! In June I will be posting more information on the premieres, including program notes, venue information, etc. Here is basic info:

Semplicemente (2019) for clarinet and piano by Andrea Ferrante
(World Premiere)
Michael Dean, clarinet
Dena Kay Jones, piano

Filtrò poi una luce (2010) for clarinet and piano by Andrea Ferrante
(European Premiere)
Michael Dean, clarinet
Dena Kay Jones, piano

Blues in c (2019) for clarinet and piano by Faina Lushtak
(World Premiere)
Michael Dean, clarinet
Faina Lushtak, piano

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Canada, Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will again return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. Dr. Dean has given more than 500 clinics, master classes and performances at high schools, universities, conferences and other venues. For 11 years he was a clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony and he's also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-viewed ClarinetMike Blog, the Internet’s #1 clarinet blog read in 150 countries on 6 continents: After a successful 25 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, and Bob Ackerman. His web page,, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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