University of Florida Clarinet Studio proudly announces a
visiting artist residency by renowned German clarinet virtuoso
The residency will take place from March 6-10, 2005 on
the campus of the University in Gainesville, Florida. Mr.
Leister will perform three concerts and present two
Sunday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m., Mr. Leister will perform the
Brahms Clarinet Quintet,
opus 115 with the Leipzig String Quartet in the University
will be required for this performance (ticket
information below). On
Tuesday, March 8, Mr. Leister will present a solo recital at
6:00 p.m. in the University Auditorium.
The recital is free and open to the public and no
tickets are required. Seating will be on a first-come,
first-serve basis. The program will include works by Brahms
and Schumann, and will also feature a Mendelssohn Concertpiece
in collaboration with UF clarinet professor Mitchell
University of Florida is hosting the 2005 American
Bandmasters Association (ABA) Conference.
The inaugural concert of the conference will take place
on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the Curtis
M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, located in the
UF cultural complex. Mr.
Leister will be the featured soloist in a newly commissioned
arrangement of the Weber Concertino,
opus 26, for solo clarinet and wind ensemble.
Tickets will also be required for this performance.
Mr. Leister will address the ABA membership on the
morning of March 10.
will be two two-hour clarinet masterclasses held on Thursday,
March 10 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the University
classes will feature performances by University of Florida
clarinet students and include a question and answer session
with the audience. The
classes are free and open to the public and no tickets will be
information for the Brahms Quintet with the Leipzig
String Quartet is available by phone:
Center Box Office
In Florida 1-800-905-ARTS (2787)
TICKETMASTER 904-353-3309 or online at www.ticketmaster.com
information for the American Bandmasters Association Concert
is available from the University of Florida Band Office:
352-392-0227 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl Leister was born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. His first
lessons were with his father, who was a clarinetist with the
RIAS Symphonic Orchestra. From 1953-1956 he studied at the
Hochschule für Musik in Berlin.
In 1957, at the age of 19, he was appointed solo
clarinet of the Berlin Comic Opera.
In 1959, Maestro Herbert von Karajan appointed Leister
principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic.
During his 35-year tenure in Berlin, he also performed
regularly as an international soloist and chamber musician,
collaborating with many of the leading musicians and
conductors of our time. His
solo and orchestral discographies are both extensive and
comprehensive, and can be heard on the DGG, EMI, Philips,
Teldec, Orfeo, Nimbus, and Sony labels. Mr. Leister retired from the Berlin Philharmonic in 1993 to
devote his time to solo performing around the world and
teaching at the Royal Academy of Music London and the
Hochschule für Musik "Hanns