Join Mark Walton and Yamaha Japan’s Tsuneo Iwakura for tips and tricks on playing, maintaining and customising your clarinet.
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Informal Concert, Pedagogy Presentation and Q&A with Mark Walton
Brae Grimes and Tsuneo Iwakura from Yamaha Talk Clarinet Maintenance and Customisation
Time to Test Out Yamaha Clarinet Products with Ozwinds
New Zealand born Mark Walton is a highly respected and popular figure in the Australian and New Zealand musical scene and widely acknowledged as a virtuoso clarinet and saxophone performer, inspiring teacher and charismatic musician. For many years Mark held the position of Chair of Woodwind and then Chair of Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Mark has performed in many parts of the world, recorded numerous solo albums, written and compiled over 200 hundred music publications and written three books. Composition now takes up a large part of Mark’s time and his music proves popular with audiences and performers alike. Mark was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2005 for his contribution to Music Education.
Iwakura-san joined Yamaha Corporation Japan in 1980 as a technician, quickly becoming a clarinet customisation, manufacture, and development specialist in 1984. In 2004, Iwakura-san moved to Yamaha Atelier Tokyo to work directly with clarinet artists and has since completed the Master Grade Clarinet requirements under Yamaha’s Kanegawa Technical Institute guidelines (the most prestigious and highest qualification for clarinet repair) and is now the Clinical Designer at the Wind and Educational Instruments Development Group. Iwakura-san is also an accomplished clarinet player, having served as principal clarinet for the Yamaha Symphonic Band and receiving 21 gold medals in the All Japan Band Competition.
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