Master class Clarinet

This year 2019-2020 clarinettists from all over the world have the great opportunity to attend a special course with Hermann Stefánsson, Martin Fröst, Philippe Berrod, Yehuda Gilad and Harri Mäki at four different occasions during this academic year.


The masterclasses will take place during four weekends this academic year. Lecturers of the course are:

  • Martin Fröst, clarinetist, conductor and Sony Classical recording artist, Martin Fröst is known for pushing musical boundaries and has been described by the New York Times as having ”a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinettist – perhaps any instrumentalist – in my memory”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Philippe Berrod, solo clarinetist in the Orchestre de Paris, and Professor of Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. He performs as a soloist throughout the world in a repertoire ranging from the Clarinet Concerto of WA Mozart, to the ”Dialogue de l’ombre double” of Pierre Boulez for clarinet and electronic. In 2011 he was appointed professor of clarinet at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris and in the same year he was guest of honour at Victoires de la Musique.
  • 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,


Piano accompanist on the course will be Mårten Landström, pianist in Norrbotten NEO. Mårten also teaches at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and at the Music School of Piteå. He is also a member of Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra and the Piteå Chamber Opera.

The course is a part-time (50%) distance course held between August 30, 2019 to May 10, 2020 including four onsite weekends at Framnäs Folkhögskola or the Royal College of Music. The minimum age for studies at folkhögskola is 18 year. Language of instruction is Swedish and English. We are looking forward to 4 great masterclasses that we are so proud to offer. Hope to see you there!




Martin Fröst
Hermann Stefánsson
Location: Royal College of Music, Stockholm


22 – 24 NOVEMBER

Harri Mäki
Hermann Stefánsson
Location: Framnäs folkhögskola


6 – 8 MARS

Phillippe Berod
Hermann Stefánsson
Location: Framnäs folkhögskola


8 – 10 MAJ

Yehuda Gilad
Hermann Stefánsson
Location: Framnäs folkhögskola



Tuition: 500 SEK



Food and accommodation per day: 900 SEK
Accomodation with bedding and breakfast included: 390 SEK
Accomodation with bedding included: 300 SEK.

You pay at the reception upon your arrival. We would like to receive card payment.



Submit to this master class online and mail to a link or an audio file with a recent recording of your playing.

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