Masterclass Clarinet

We are pleased to welcome you to the international clarinet masterclasses with Hermann Stefánsson, Laura Ruiz Ferreres, Yehuda Gilad and Harri Mäki.


The masterclasses will take place during three weekends this autumn and winter at the Framnäs folkhögskola in the north of Sweden. You apply to the complete course, it’s not possible to only apply to one teacher/masterclass. We welcome clarinetists from all over the world with the minimum age of 18 years. We are looking forward to a great masterclass that we are proud to offer!

Teachers at the courses are:

  • Hermann Stefánsson, Solo clarinetist at the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Stefánsson is also a member of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Wind Quintet and the Swedish Serenade Ensemble. He has been a soloist with many Swedish and non-Swedish orchestras, including the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
  • Yehuda Gilad, founder and professor of clarinet at the Colburn Conservatory and professor at USC. Mr. Gilad students occupy positions in over 100 orchestras world wide, prize winners of major international competitions and professors in leading schools worldwide. Gilad is a recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Distinguished Teacher Award from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and USC’s highest honor for excellence in teaching.
  • Laura Ruiz Ferreres is Professor of Clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst de Frankfurt am Main. She regularly collaborates, as soloclarinetist, with the Staatskapelle Dresden, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, Hamburger Philharmoniker, Orquestra de Cadaqués, Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Gürzenich Orchester Köln and Mahler Chamber Orchester.
  • Harri Mäki, Professor of Woodwinds at the Sibelius Academy and was the Solo Clarinet of Tapiola Sinfonietta from 1988–2018. Harri Mäki has appeared as a soloist and a chamber musician in European countries, in the Far East, and in North and South America. In 2012, he received the Pro Musica award for his merits as a performer and a teacher.



For questions you can contact Margreet Houtman at +31614874519 or send an email to



15-17 October – Hermann Stefánsson and Laura Ruiz Ferreres

5-7 November – Yehuda Gilad

14-16 January – Harri Mäki



The course is free of charge but there is an application fee (500 SEK) for the students who are accepted.



Food and accommodation per day: 750 SEK

Accomodation with bedding and breakfast included: 500 SEK

Accomodation with bedding included: 415 SEK.

You pay at the reception upon your arrival. We prefer to receive card payment. If the restaurant is to be open, we must have at least 10 guests registered for both food and accommodation.



Application deadline is September 15. You can apply to this masterclass by completing the form below and sending your link or audio file with a recent recording of your playing (piece is free of choice) to

Welcome to a great time at Framnäs!

The application for Masterclass Clarinet is now closed.

We are grateful for your application!

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