Monday May 28 at 12:15 – Michael Bridge and Kornel Wolak present an irresistible cocktail of baroque, classical, and worldly folk music. Back by popular demand, this special performance will be recorded by CBC Radio 2. Supported by Downtown Yonge BIA, Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto, Church of the Holy Trinity – www.musicmondays.ca
March 29, 2018 – It is never easy to commemorate friends who are no longer around but whom we miss dearly. Together with my good friend, Jean-Philippe Finkelstein, we tried. John Bentley Mays was a strong figure in Toronto’s arts life for many decades. We thought he would like to hear Bach played in his study.
13 – Recital and Master classes at the State Music School, Źagań, Poland
14 – Lecture for Clarinet Pedagogues on “Teaching Clarinet Fundamentals” at the State Music School, Zielona Góra, Poznan
15 – Recital and Master classes at the Poznań Music School, Poznań, Poland
18 – Recital and Master classes at the Głogowska Music School Centre, Poznań, Poland
22- Recital and Lecture on “Types of Articulation | Clarinet” at the International Clarinet Conference, Szczecin, Poland
23 – Recital and Master classes at the State Music School in Szczecin, Poland
29&30 – Master class, mini-recital and lecture on “Types of Articulation | Clarinet” at the Prince Claus Conservatoire | Hanze University of Applied Sciences, School of Performing Arts, Groningen, The Netherlands
1-3 – Visit at the RZ Clarinet Factory, Krašlice, Czech Republic
9-13 – Visit at the BG Factory, Lyon, France
12- Master class and recital at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Regional, Lyon, France
13-18 – European Clarinet Conference, Porto, Portugal
16 – Recital at the European Clarinet Conference Porto, Portugal
17 – Lecture on the “Types of Articulation | Clarinet” at the European Clarinet Conference Porto, Portugal
National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors
2017 National Conference
October 6-8, 2017
University of Montevallo
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017 – 9:30 am – Room 215
Clinic: Evaluation of Types of Staccato Articulation on the Clarinet and Saxophone: A guide to Different Staccato Techniques Needed to Teach Students with Different Motor Skill Levels.
Kornel Wolak and Anneke Slis, University of Toronto
This presentation is a collection of various staccato types available on the clarinet and saxophone. They range from glottal-stops and diaphragm-puffs through standard modern-day tonguing techniques such as single-, double- and triple-tonguing. Then, I move on to less-known alternatives: Synthetic Speed Tonguing, On-the-Reed Multiple Tonguing and Lateral tonguing. It also includes Slap-tongue and various types of Flutter-tonguing. Each staccato articulation is clearly described by precise animations of the tongue’s different actions, supplemented with easy-to-read bullet points and figures.
This presentation came to fruition after two years of extensive research at the University of Toronto Speech-Language Pathology Department, where we are focused primarily on the tongue action during clarinet playing. We have presented our research results at the 7th International Conference of Speech-Language Pathology in Groningen, July 2017.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017- 3:00 pm LeBaron Recital Hall
Performance: Kornel Wolak, clarinet; University of Toronto and Laurie Middaugh, piano; University of Montevallo
Allegro from III Sonata for Solo Violin……………………….. J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
Dance Preludes………………………………………….. W. Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
Preludio from III Partita for Solo Violin……………………….J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
Love theme from “Cinema Paradiso”………………………….E. Morricone (b. 1928)
Introduction, Theme and Variations…………………..Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
Encore: Prelude from I Suite for Solo Violoncello……….……J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
Kornel Wolak will inaugurate the 7th West Pomeranian Clarinet Festival in Szczecin, Poland as well as serve as one of the competition judges.
Visit www.festiwalklarnetowy.szczecin.pl for application form and details.
The Inaugural Concert of the 2016 Festival – Clarinet recital
12 April 2016 (Tuesday)
Assembly Hall Music Schools in Szczecin
Solost: Kornel Wolak, clarinet
Joanna Zathey- Wójci?ska, piano