Sebastian Manz - clarinet

Sebastian Manz - Clarinet

 

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"His enchantingly beautiful intonation and technical prowess is unparalleled" praises Holger Arnold in the Fono Forum, "one of the most talented clarinetists in the country" comments the ZDF morning show, "he doesn't just make the clarinet sing he casts a spell with it" raves the MDR Culture radio broadcast.

These are just a few excerpts from the enthusiastic press response to the album "Carl Maria von Weber: Complete Works for Clarinet," which was released by the renowned label BERLIN CLASSICS (Edel) in February 2017. The recording was included in the list of the German Record Critics' "Quarterly Critics Choice" in the category "Concerts". In the category "Concert recording of the year (Music 19. cent.)" the ECHO Classic was awarded to „Weber: Complete Works for Clarinet“, the third ECHO Classic award for Sebastian Manz.

His big breakthrough comes with his sensational success at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in September 2008, where he wins not only first prize in the Clarinet category, which had not been awarded for forty years, but also the coveted Audience Prize and other special prizes. With his partner Martin Klett at the piano, he had also won the German Music Competition just a few months previously. He has been solo clarinetist with the SWR Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart since 2010.

In season 2016/2017 Sebastian Manz is invited by the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Symphony Orchestra Voarlberg, Symphony Orchestra Hof and the Philharmonic Orchestra Württemberg. Furthermore he plays several concerts with different chamber music partners. In addition to the numerous appearances at international festivals, the 2017 summer is especially marked by the concert tour of his new wind quintet "variation5" - parallel to the release of the CD "variation5", which is also from BERLIN CLASSICS (Edel). His debuts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla as well as the renewed collaboration with the Bern Symphony Orchestra are among the highlights of the 2017/2018 season. As chamber player, Sebastian Manz works with a number of different ensembles including the casalQuartett, the Danish String Quartet and the Boulanger Trio as well as the pianists Herbert Schuch and Martin Klett. Moreover, he intensifies the collaboration with fellow international wind players Magali Mosnier, Ramon Ortega Quero, David Alonso and Marc Trenel within the scope of the ensemble „variation5.“

From summer 2018 onwards, Sebastian Manz is a member of the „CMS Two“-Program of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center New York. Furthermore, he was appointed artistic director of the festival :alpenarte in 2018.

Sebastian Manz - Purchase (USA)

Béla Bartók: Kontraste für Violine, Klarinette und Klavier

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Location: The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

Sebastian Manz - New York (USA)

Béla Bartók: Kontraste für Violine, Klarinette und Klavier

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Location: Alice Tully Hall

Sebastian Manz - Albstadt

Gemeinsam mit dem Ebinger Kammerorchester
Carl Maria von Weber: Klarinettenkonzerte Nr. 1 op. 73

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Location: Festhalle Albstadt

Sebastian Manz - München

Gemeinsam mit Münchner Symphoniker, Udo Wachtveitl (Sprecher) und Christopher Franklin (Leitung)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ouvertüre und Auszüge aus der Ballettmusik aus „Idomeneo“
Carl Maria von Weber: Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester Nr. 1 f-moll op. 73
Richard Wagner: Vorspiel zu „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“
Richard Strauss: Festmarsch op. 1
Richard Wagner: „Vorspiel und Liebestod“ aus „Tristan und Isolde“

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Location: Philharmonie am Gasteig, München

Sebastian Manz - Stuttgart

gemeinsam mit dem SWR Symphonieorchester und dem SWR Vokalensemble, Leitung:  Heras Casado

Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied
Dimitri Schostakowitsch: Sinfonie Nr. 5

Live im SWR2-Radio und Video-Stream auf www.swrclassic.de

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Location: Liederhalle

Sebastian Manz - Kiel

Gemeinsam mit dem Casal Quartett
Wenzel Fuchs: Klarinettenquintett
Robert Schumann: Streichquartett 41/2
Carl Maria von Weber: Klarinettenquintett

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Location: Kieler Schloss

Sebastian Manz - Memmingen

Gemeinsam mit dem Casal Quartett
Wenzel Fuchs: Klarinettenquintett
Robert Schumann: Streichquartett 41/2
Carl Maria von Weber: Klarinettenquintett

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Location: Stadthalle Kleiner Saal

Sebastian Manz - Alpenarte (AT)

Künstlerische Leitung beim Festival „Alpenarte“

Intendantin in Residence: Eva-Nina Kocmus

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Sebastian Manz - Ulm

gemeinsam mit dem Württembergischen Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Aaron Copland: Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester

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Location: Kornhaus

Sebastian Manz - Heilbronn

gemeinsam mit dem Württembergischen Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Aaron Copland: Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester

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Location: Harmonie

Sebastian Manz - Baden Baden

Gemeinsam mit der Philharmonie Baden-Baden und Pavel Baleff (Dirigent)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klarinettenkonzert A-Dur KV 622
Anton Bruckner: Symphonie Nr. 2 c-Moll

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Location: Kurhaus Baden-Baden

Sebastian Manz - Ulm

Gemeinsam mit dem Casal Quartett
Wenzel Fuchs: Klarinettenquintett
Robert Schumann: Streichquartett 41/2
Carl Maria von Weber: Klarinettenquintett

Location: Ulmer Stadthaus

Sebastian Manz - Hamburg

Gemeinsam mit Magali Mosnier (Flöte), Marc Trenel (Fagott), Johannes Grosso (Oboe), David Fernandez Alonso (Horn)
und Herbert Schuch (Klavier)
Jean Françaix: Petit Quatuor
Claude Debussy: Syrinx für Flöte solo
György Ligeti: Musica ricercata / Elf Stücke für Klavier (Auszüge)
Sechs Bagatellen für Bläserquintett
Jean Françaix: Quintett für Flöte, Oboe, Klarinette, Fagott und Horn
Francis Poulenc: Sextuor FP 100 für Bläserquintett und Klavier

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Location: Laeiszhalle, Hamburg

Sebastian Manz - Görlitz

Eröffnungskonzert im Rahmen des MDR-Musiksommers

gemeinsam mit dem MDR-Sinfonieorchester, MDR-Rundfunkchor, Ilse Eerens (Sopran)
Leitung: Risto Joost

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
„Exsultate, jubilate“ KV 165 (158a) Motette für Sopran, Orchester und Orgel
Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester A-Dur KV 622
Krönungsmesse C-Dur KV 317

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Location: Peterskirche

Sebastian Manz - Heilbronn

Klassik Open Air der Stadt Heilbronn
gemeinsam mit dem Württembergischen Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Leitung: Case Scaglione
 
Carl Maria von Weber: Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester B-Dur op. 34 (nach dem Klarinettenquintett)
Franz Tischhauser: The Beggar's Concerto für Klarinette und Streichorchester
Benjamin Britten: Variations on 'Sellenger's Round' (Aldeburgh Variations)
Jerry Bock: Fiddler on the roof Paraphrase
 
Der Eintritt ist frei.
 
 

Location: BUGA Sparkassenbühne

Sebastian Manz - Wolframs-Eschenbach

im Rahmen des Fränkischen Sommers

gemeinsam mit dem Armida Quartett

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fünf vierstimmige Fugen KV 405 nach Bachs »Das Wohltemperierte Klavier« für Streichquartett
Giuseppe Verdi: Streichquartett e-Moll
Johannes Brahms: Klarinettenquintett h-Moll op. 115

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Location: Liebfrauenmünster

Sebastian Manz - Boswil (CH)

gemeinsam mit dem Jugendsinfonieorchester Aargau

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Sebastian Manz - Aarau (CH)

gemeinsam mit dem Jugendsinfonieorchester Aargau

Markus Lindbergh: Concerto for Clarinet

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Location: Kultur- und Kongresshaus Aarau

Sebastian Manz - Kassel

im Rahmen des Festivals Begegnungen

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Sebastian Manz - Viersen

im Rahmen des Jazzfestivals Viersen

gemeinsam mit Sebastian Studnitzky, Klavier

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Sebastian Manz - Icking

gemeinsam mit Herbert Schuch (Klavier), Sarah Christian (Violine) und Julian Steckel (Violoncello)

Robert Schumann:
Aus den Fantasiestücken op. 12 für Klavier: Nr. 1 "Des Abends"
Sechs Studien in kanonischer Form op. 56 (bearb. für Trio und Quartett)
Aus den Fantasiestücken op. 12 für Klavier: Nr. 2 "Aufschwung", Nr. 3 "Warum"
Drei Fantasiestücke op 73
 
Olivier Messiaen:
Quatuor pour la fin du temps
 
 

Location: Rainer-Maria-Rilke Gymnasium, Konzertsaal

Sebastian Manz - Bruneck (IT)

gemeinsam mit Herbert Schuch (Klavier), Sarah Christian (Violine) und Julian Steckel (Violoncello)

Robert Schumann:
Aus den Fantasiestücken op. 12 für Klavier: Nr. 1 "Des Abends"
Sechs Studien in kanonischer Form op. 56 (bearb. für Trio und Quartett)
Aus den Fantasiestücken op. 12 für Klavier: Nr. 2 "Aufschwung", Nr. 3 "Warum"
Drei Fantasiestücke op 73
 
Olivier Messiaen:
Quatuor pour la fin du temps
 

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Sebastian Manz - Hof

gemeinsam mit den Hofer Symphonikern

Jean Françaix: Klarinettenkonzert

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Sebastian Manz - Stuttgart

gemeinsam mit der Camerata Salzburg

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Sebastian Manz - Stuttgart

Lesung mit musikalischer Begleitung, gemeinsam mit Henning Westphal

Charles Dickens' Weihnachtsgeschichte

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Location: TRUMPF Auditorium

"His enchantingly beautiful intonation and technical prowess is unparalleled" praises Holger Arnold in the Fono Forum, "one of the most talented clarinetists in the country" comments the ZDF morning show, "he doesn't just make the clarinet sing he casts a spell with it" raves the MDR Culture radio broadcast.

These are just a few excerpts from the enthusiastic press response to the album "Carl Maria von Weber: Complete Works for Clarinet," which was released by the renowned label BERLIN CLASSICS (Edel) in February 2017. The recording was included in the list of the German Record Critics' "Quarterly Critics Choice" in the category "Concerts": This complete recording of the Works for Clarinet by Carl Maria von Weber is captivating from beginning to end. Sebastian Manz […] subtly explores his part, distinguishing himself as a virtuoso of his instrument. Technical brilliance, richly nuanced tone, flowing cantability and melodic beauty are delightfully entwined with a playful and creative approach. […] A seamless recording, fresh and flawless. (For the jury: Norbert Hornig).  In the category "Concert recording of the year (Music 19. cent.)" the ECHO Classic was awarded to „Weber: Complete Works for Clarinet“: For me, this is the absolute highlight of my Weber project. It makes me happy and proud – this recognition of my album, which I put so many years of work and patience in, commented Clarinetist Sebastian Manz, for whom this is now the third ECHO Classic award.

Being the grandson of the Russian violinist Boris Goldstein and the son of two pianists, born in Hanover in 1986, Manz's musical roots are in his German-Russian family background. He begins singing in a boys' choir at the age of six. He first learns the piano, which he plays very well, but soon concentrates on the clarinet after listening to Benny Goodman's recording of Carl Maria von Weber's E flat major Concerto, which fascinates him and awakes a longing for the instrument. Among his most important teachers and supporters are the acclaimed clarinetists Sabine Meyer and Rainer Wehle.

His big breakthrough comes with his sensational success at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in September 2008, where he wins not only first prize in the Clarinet category, which had not been awarded for forty years, but also the coveted Audience Prize and other special prizes. With his partner Martin Klett at the piano, he had also won the German Music Competition just a few months previously. He has been solo clarinetist with the SWR Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart since 2010.

In season 2016/2017 Sebastian Manz is invited by the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Symphony Orchestra Voarlberg, Symphony Orchestra Hof and the Philharmonic Orchestra Württemberg. Furthermore he plays several concerts with different chamber music partners. In addition to the numerous appearances at international festivals, the 2017 summer is especially marked by the concert tour of his new wind quintet "variation5." Parallel to the release of the CD, which is also from BERLIN CLASSICS (Edel), the Quintet performs at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Musikalischer Sommer Ostfriesland, the Rheingau Music Festival and the Mosel Music Festival. His debuts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla as well as the renewed collaboration with the Bern Symphony Orchestra are among the highlights of the 2017/2018 season. As chamber player, Sebastian Manz works with a number of different ensembles including the casalQuartett, the Danish String Quartet and the Boulanger Trio as well as the pianists Herbert Schuch and Martin Klett. Moreover, he intensifies the collaboration with fellow international wind players Magali Mosnier, Ramon Ortega Quero, David Alonso and Marc Trenel within the scope of the ensemble „variation5.“

His discography includes numerous awards underscoring Manz's intuition for details and overarching concepts. Time and again, he demonstrates a unique talent for arranging and composing on his albums and at his concerts.

From summer 2018 onwards, Sebastian Manz will be a member of the „CMS Two“ programme at the famous Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Furthermore, he was appointed artistic director of the festival :alpenarte in 2018.

Alongside his concert work, Sebastian Manz is active in the “Rhapsody in School” organization founded by Lars Vogt, which is committed to bringing classical music into schools.

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Carl Nielsen: Klarinettenkonzert, Radio- Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Herbert Blomstedt (Dirigent)

Sebastian Manz & Martin Klett play Claude Debussy's Première Rhapsodie,
live-recording at Konzerthaus Dortmund

Sebastian Manz plays Edison Denisov:
Sonata for clarinet solo, live-recording at Konzerthaus Dortmund

Sebastian Manz & Dogma Chamber Orchestra on tour
– Carl Maria von Weber's quintett for strings and clarinett e flat minor op.34 


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