ClarinetFest® 2018 will take place in the beautiful city of Ostend, Belgium, July 6-11 2018. Artistic Director Eddy Vanoosthuyse will be assisted by the family of the late Guido Six. The annual International Clarinet Association-conference is presented in partnership with the City of Ostend.
Brussels Jazz Orchestra brings the result of a one-off collaboration with international guest soloists Stephane Chausse, Eddie Daniels, Paquito D'Rivera, Felix Peikly and Joris Roelofs. There will also be performances by the Brussels Philharmonic, the Band of the Royal Guides, the Royal Navy Band and the Flemish Chamber Philharmony.
An extra concert will take place by the Brussels Philharmonic with Academy Award winner Nicola Piovani (La Vita è Bella), conducting his film music and the world premiere of his clarinet concerto.
Next to hosting some of the biggest stars, ClarinetFest will also give an opportunity to young (and very young) talent.
Clarinet choirs from around the world are welcome to participate in the 1st International Guido Six Clarinet Choir Festival. One of the highlights will be one of Guido’s last arrangements for clarinet choir and organ, performed in the neogothic Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Ostend.