Thorsten Johanns - Clarinet

(c) Neda Navaee

26 July - 1 August 2020

As a sought-after soloist and committed ensemble musician, Thorsten Johanns gives concerts as solo clarinetist and as part of numerous chamber music formations in renowned concert halls and festivals all over the world. In his more than twenty yearlong musical career he has worked with conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Semyon Bychkov and Howard Griffiths. Before becoming principal clarinettist of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne in 2002 at the age of 25, he was deputy principal clarinettist of the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra for three years. Johanns was the first, and to date the only, German clarinettist to be repeatedly invited to New York by former principal conductor Alan Gilbert to play as principal clarinettist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. His chamber music partners include ensembles such as the Auryn Quartet, the Quartetto di Cremona, the Aris Quartet and the Minguet Quartet. From 2010 to 2014 Thorsten Johanns was professor for clarinet at the Conservatory in Maastricht (Netherlands) before following his call to the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar.

Diana Ketler, Accompanist

Preselection: Two works from different musical periods (YouTube link)
Beginning of the master class: 26 July 2020, 10:00 am
Course Languages: German, English
Orchestra Studio (Free choice of works): 30 July 2020

Registration fee: 80 Euros
Active participation: 350 Euros
Orchestra Studio: 50 Euro

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Accommodation Offer

Period: 25 July – 2 August 2020 (8 nights)

Leonardo Hotel

  • ½ Double room: 224 Euros (not incl. breakfast)
  • Single room: 384 Euros (not incl. breakfast)


Thorsten Johanns & Diana Ketler: 27 July 2020, 7:30 pm, Festsaal Fürstenhaus
Participants: 31 July 2020, 6:00 pm, Festsaal Fürstenhaus