Additional Special Programs with Ernesto Molinari:
Ernesto Molinari, clarinet
"My course will mainly focus on contemporary music. In addition to contemporary techniques such as continuous breathing, slap tongue, multiphonics etc., we will deal with new works from the 20th and 21st century solo literature and chamber music, depending on participants' skills. The course will also offer sufficient opportunities to get to know different improvisation techniques. My course for clarinet and bass clarinet is no specialist course, but aims to expand the participants' 'vocabulary', just like a language course." (Ernesto Molinari)
Born in 1956 in Lugano, Ernesto Molinari studied clarinet in Basel and bass clarinet in Amsterdam. A busy career as soloist as well as chamber music player has taken him across Europe to most of the internationally renowned music festivals such as the Salzburger Festspiele, the Festival d'automne in Paris, Wien Modern, the Brucknerfestival Linz, IMF Luzern as well as to Huddersfield, Szombathely, Witten and many others.
In addition to his work within the classical, romantic as well as contemporary repertoire he is very much at home in the fields of jazz and improvisation.
He has given numerous first performances of new works that were written especially for him; he was a member of Klangforum Wien from 1994 to 2004.
His discography includes works such as "La chute d'Icare" by Brian Ferneyhough, "Concerto" by Jean Barraqué, "Essaims Cribles" by Michael Jarrell, "Machina Mundi" by Emanuel Nunes, "Pierrot Lunaire" by Arnold Schönberg.