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Duo KLAK at the Worldmusic Festival in Siberia!


Recently we have received this nice video of the duo KLAK, who performed at the Worldmusic Festival of Siberia in front of an audience of 10.000 people. Of course played on PlayEasy B mouthpieces using synthetic reeds!
Enjoy the video!



Visit of Tamás Massányi



With great pleasure we were able to welcome Tamás Massányi (Principal Clarinet at Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía) in our „Center of Excellence“!

He was thrilled about our PlayEasy B2- and Solist M-mouthpieces and totally impressed about the new „Master Cut“ synthetic reeds as well.


PLAYNICK Master Cut
... coming soon!

 



"Brahms Alone"



The new CD entitled „Brahms Alone“ of our standing customer István Kohán is available!


For further information or orders please visit the homepage www.istvankohan.com

 



Big success for young musicians


Once again students playing on mouthpieces of PLAYNICK were very successful in music competitions: this very big success is based on the decisive choice of the right combination of mouthpieces and reeds. We congratulate the students of Stefan Bachmair who could achieve these awards and we wish them the very best in their further music career!





Anna Hirblinger: winner of the national competition (solo/duo) of the Bavarian wind band association in Würzburg (99 of 100 points) 







Andreas Froschermaier and Philipp Maierhofer: 2nd place at the national competition „Jugend musiziert“ 2017 in Paderborn






Andreas Bachmair (10 years): 1st place in his age group at the final of the Austrian music competition „Jugend komponiert“ in Salzburg



"Jugend musiziert"


The quartett of the „Louis Spohr“ Gotha music school participated in the national competition „Jugend musiziert“ and got full marks for their performance, only one other ensemble out of 69 was able to achieve that. Andrea Hähnlein (leader of the ensemble) says:

„Now the competition is over and we did great – our clarinet quartett (except from the bass clarinet, everybody plays on a PlayEasy D2-mouthpiece in combination with synthetic reeds) received a 1st prize! Thank you very much for your awesome mouthpieces, they leveraged us to that huge success!“



Congratulations to Conrad Hähnlein (13), Johanna Kalms (15), Helene Grubmüller (14) and Lilly Bindel (14)!

Here is the rest of the results...

 



Visitor from Iceland



On June 22nd Einar Johannesson (former Principal Clarinet of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, now retired) came to visit our company.

He tested and picked out two PlayEasy B2-mouthpieces as well as a titanium ligature and said: "I am totally convinced of your products and can not change back to my old mouthpiece anymore!".





The Clarinotts in Graz





Since 2009 the Clarinotts (Ernst, Daniel and Andreas Ottensamer) already trust in our PlayEasy-system,

a few weeks ago they performed a highly acclaimed concert in Graz - accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra Graz!




Master Class for Clarinet





Our long-term customer Markus Adenberger (Vienna Chamber Orchestra) is going to hold a Master Class at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond from July 30th to August 11th, 2017.









For all clarinetists, who are interested: there are still a few open spots!






Visitor from France


Last week Pascal Moragues (Professor at Conservatoire de Paris and Principal Clarinet of the Orchestre de Paris) paid us a visit and tested mouthpieces as well as the new „Master Cut“-series out of our PLAYNICK-REED-PROGRAM.

"I had a fantastic masterclass in Korea, they all play on your PlayEasy B2- and Solist M-mouthpieces and you can immediately hear it on their excellent sound!".

Thanks a lot for the great feedback,

enjoy your new mouthpieces as well as the titanium ligature!
PLAYNICK - Serving the best Players...



"Young Virtuosos"



After her great success in the 14th International Russian Rotary Music Competition in Moscow last October 13-year old Sofia Mekhonoshina (student of Evgeny Petrov) was now able to win the Gran Prix in the International Music Competition „Young Virtuosos“ in Bulgaria, playing on a mouthpiece from PLAYNICK! Congratulations!

 



Enthusiasm over the new "Master Cut"-Series





Since May Roberto Gander (Professor of Clarinet at the „Claudio Monteverdi“ Conservatory in Bolzano) is now also testing the new „Master Cut“-Series out of our PLAYNICK-REED-PROGRAM, for himself as well as with his students...  






...to good effect, as his post on our Facebook page shows:



Nostalgie



On May 6th, 2017 the Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg performed a great composion of our long-term customer Goran Bojcevski entitled „Nostalgie“ – absolutely worth hearing!



Europe Concert in Pafos, Cyprus


The Berlin Philharmonics have been founded May 1st 1882 and to remember this very special occasion the Europe Concerts were established in 1991. Every year the orchestra plays a concert in an important cultural-historical city and fans of classical music worldwide can experience it via broadcast and television. This year the Berlin Philharmonics travelled to Pafos (Cyprus), one of the two European Capitals of Culture in 2017.



Conducted was the concert by Mariss Jansons, Andreas Ottensamer (Principal Clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonics since 2011 and long-time customer of PLAYNICK) acted as Soloist in Webers concert for clarinet!



Great recording...










Markus Fellner, long-time customer of PLAYNICK, just released 
a new CD called „TWO SOALS“.


CONGRATULATIONS on this 

great recording!

                                                  



"mouthpeace 500"


The following video features our good friend and long-time customer Reinhard Uhl with his 
 formation "Mischwerk" as one of the very first he is performing on our new

"mouthpeace 500"-series in combination with a titanium ligature and synthetic reeds

- Thanks for this inspiring feedback and "Bravo Reinhard"!

 



Coming soon...


Better late than never  we are about to release the next part of our PLAYNICK-REED-PROGRAM, the "Master Cut"-series is in its final run.  It was a long ride (much longer than expected), 
but -

top-quality needs its time! 





Not only Markus Hofer (Principal Clarinet at the Theatre Ulm) and Rico Wolff (Brandenburg Symphonic Orchestra) but some other musicians as well already got the chance to test the latest results and all of them were thrilled - so stay tuned...

 



Saxophone class from Slovenia visiting Höf-Präbach

 


Not just clarinet-, but saxophone classes too are interested in our mouthpieces and synthetic reeds as well as in where and how exactly they are being produced. To experience just that Mister Lev Pupis from the conservatory in Ljubljana recently visited us together with some of his students. We were happy to see that they are all playing on our alto saxophone mouthpieces wih great pleasure and success - ALL THE BEST for YOUR FUTURE!

 



Products for the Russian market



In February Mister Vladislav Goncharov from Moscow came to visit our  "Center of Excellence" and develop new and innovative products for the Russian market.  He is the owner of a music atelier in Moscow, were he has already been distributing our mouthpieces for years.  Hereby we want to thank him a lot for his visit and the good cooperation in the past as well as in the future!




"Pas De Deux"


From time to time we receive information about great recordings done on our mouthpieces - just recently we learned about one by the "blessed clarinetist" (Munich Merkur) Slava Cernavca, Simon Girard and Olivier Truan with the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra.

Slava Cernavca has been a customer of PLAYNICK for a few years already and plays on our Solist M-mouthpiece in combination with synthetic reeds.

Per e-mail he let us know: "Here a link played with the best mouthpiece and reed cut ever, this combination supports and inspires a totally new and free way of making music, many thanks to PLAYNICK!"



Visit from Hannover


Recently we were able to welcome Mr. Johannes Peitz (professor for clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover) in our "Center of Excellence". Thrilled about the mouthpieces he told us: „With the PlayEasy B2 I learnt playing the clarinet again!“ Additionally he got the chance  to test the first synthetic reeds out of our „Master Cut“-series and was totally impressed about them as well...



Congratulations to José María Santandreu


It is a pleasure for us to announce that our customer Mister Josè Marìa Santandreu, Principal Clarinet of the Universal Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble d'Arts, just won another two awards - the "Best Instrumental Album" for his album "Colours for clarinet" at the Akademia Music Awards in November 2016 as well as the "Silver Medal Worldwide" as clarinet instrumentalist at the Global Music Awards 2016! Congratulations!



"When I was preparing my second recording, I was playing on a PlayEasy B from PLAYNICK. To do this recording was really easy and nice because compositions for clarinet are very different and the styles are quite opposite indeed but my sound is always the same due to the quality of my mouthpiece.

I am playing with the PlayEasy B because it gives me enough flexibility to play different styles of music with different positions as a performer with contemporary or classic music and as a soloist with orchestras or chamber music. I am very happy with my PLAYNICK-mouthpiece!“