Sebastian Manz


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Date/Time Place
05/04/2018 - 08/04/2018 - 00:00 AT - :alpenarte Festival Schwarzenberg
18/04/2018 - 20:00 AT - Innsbruck
04/05/2018 - 20:00 DE - Freiburg
05/05/2018 - 20:00 DE - Baden-Baden
06/05/2018 - 16:00 DE - Stuttgart
11/05/2018 - 19:30 DE - Augsburg
12/05/2018 - 19:00 DE - Augsburg
13/05/2018 - 17:00 DE - Fulda
14/05/2018 - 00:00 DE - Heilbronn
18/05/2018 - 19:00 DE - Blaibach
21/05/2018 - 27/05/2018 - 00:00 DE - Musikfestival Schloss Cappenberg
16/06/2018 - 19:00 DE - Elmau
17/06/2018 - 24/06/2018 - 00:00 DE - Spannungen Festival Heimbach
28/06/2018 - 29/06/2018 - 00:00 ES - Sevilla
30/06/2018 - 19:00 DE - Hamburg
01/07/2018 - 19:00 DE - Hamburg
02/07/2018 - 05/07/2018 - 00:00 CH - Boswil
12/07/2018 - 19:30 DE - Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
28/07/2018 - 00:00 DE - Staufen
30/07/2018 - 11/08/2018 - 00:00 MS Europa
15/08/2018 - 19/08/2018 - 00:00 GR - Lesbos
01/09/2018 - 17:00 DE - Otzberg-Zipfen
02/09/2018 - 17:00 DE - Otzberg-Zipfen
06/09/2018 - 00:00 DE - Stuttgart
11/10/2018 - 00:00 DE - Lindau am Bodensee
12/10/2018 - 00:00 DE - Viersen
16/10/2018 - 00:00 CH - Liestal
18/10/2018 - 20:00 DE - Pullach
19/10/2018 - 00:00 DE - Fellheim
03/11/2018 - 00:00 DE - Nürnberg
13/11/2018 - 00:00 DE - Köln
26/11/2018 - 30/11/2018 - 00:00 DE - Halle
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His enchantingly beautiful intonation and technical prowess is unparalleled” praises Holger Arnold in the Fono Forum, “one of the most talented clarinetists in the country” comments the ZDF morning show, “he doesn’t just make the clarinet sing he casts a spell with it” raves the MDR Culture radio broadcast.

These are just a few excerpts from the enthusiastic press response to the album “Carl Maria von Weber: Complete Works for Clarinet,” which was released by the renowned label BERLIN CLASSICS (Edel) in February 2017. The recording was included in the list of the German Record Critics’ “Quarterly Critics Choice” in the category “Concerts”: This complete recording of the Works for Clarinet by Carl Maria von Weber is captivating from beginning to end. Sebastian Manz […] subtly explores his part, distinguishing himself as a virtuoso of his instrument. Technical brilliance, richly nuanced tone, flowing cantability and melodic beauty are delightfully entwined with a playful and creative approach. […] A seamless recording, fresh and flawless. (For the jury: Norbert Hornig).  In the category “Concert recording of the year (Music 19. cent.)” the ECHO Classic was awarded to „Weber: Complete Works for Clarinet“: For me, this is the absolute highlight of my Weber project. It makes me happy and proud – this recognition of my album, which I put so many years of work and patience in, commented Clarinetist Sebastian Manz, for whom this is now the third ECHO Classic award.

Being the grandson of the Russian violinist Boris Goldstein and the son of two pianists, born in Hanover in 1986, Manz’s musical roots are in his German-Russian family background. He begins singing in a boys’ choir at the age of six. He first learns the piano, which he plays very well, but soon concentrates on the clarinet after listening to Benny Goodman’s recording of Carl Maria von Weber’s E flat major Concerto, which fascinates him and awakes a longing for the instrument. Among his most important teachers and supporters are the acclaimed clarinetists Sabine Meyer and Rainer Wehle.

His big breakthrough comes with his sensational success at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in September 2008, where he wins not only first prize in the Clarinet category, which had not been awarded for forty years, but also the coveted Audience Prize and other special prizes. With his partner Martin Klett at the piano, he had also won the German Music Competition just a few months previously. He has been solo clarinetist with the SWR Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart since 2010.

In season 2016/2017 Sebastian Manz is invited by the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Symphony Orchestra Voarlberg, Symphony Orchestra Hof and the Philharmonic Orchestra Württemberg. Furthermore he plays several concerts with different chamber music partners. In addition to the numerous appearances at international festivals, the 2017 summer is especially marked by the concert tour of his new wind quintet “variation5.” Parallel to the release of the CD, which is also from BERLIN CLASSICS (Edel), the Quintet performs at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Musikalischer Sommer Ostfriesland, the Rheingau Music Festival and the Mosel Music Festival. His debuts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla as well as the renewed collaboration with the Bern Symphony Orchestra are among the highlights of the 2017/2018 season. As chamber player, Sebastian Manz works with a number of different ensembles including the casalQuartett, the Danish String Quartet and the Boulanger Trio as well as the pianists Herbert Schuch and Martin Klett. Moreover, he intensifies the collaboration with fellow international wind players Magali Mosnier, Ramon Ortega Quero, David Alonso and Marc Trenel within the scope of the ensemble „variation5.“

His discography includes numerous awards underscoring Manz’s intuition for details and overarching concepts. Time and again, he demonstrates a unique talent for arranging and composing on his albums and at his concerts.

From summer 2018 onwards, Sebastian Manz will be a member of the „CMS Two“ programme at the famous Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Alongside his concert work, Sebastian Manz is active in the “Rhapsody in School” organization founded by Lars Vogt, which is committed to bringing classical music into schools.

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Solo-/Double Concertos

  • Baermann, Heinrich Joseph (1784-1847):
    Adagio D flat major for Clarinet and String Orchestra
  • Bassi, Luigi (1833-1871):
    Fantasia da concerto on themes of Verdi’s Rigoletto
  • Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990):
    „Prelude, Fugue and Riffs for everyone“ für Clarinet and Big Band
  • Brossé, Dirk (*1960):
    „War Concerto“ for Clarinet and Orchester (or Wind Orchestra)
  • Bruch, Max (1838-1920):
    Double concerto op. 88 für Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra
  • Copland, Aaron (1900-1990):
    Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra with Harp and Piano
  • Crusell, Bernhard Henrik (1775-1838):
    Introduction and Variations on a Swedish Air op. 12
  • Crusell, Bernhard Henrik (1775-1838):
    Concerto No. 1 in E flat major op. 1 for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Debussy, Claude (1862-1918):
    Rhapsody No. 1 for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Donizetti, Gaetano (1797-1848):
    Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Eötvös, Peter (*1944):
    „Levitation“ for 2 Clarinets and String Orchestra (+ Accordion)
  • Francaix, Jean (1912-1997):
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Francaix, Jean (1912-1997):
    „Tema con Variazioni“ for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Gershwin, George (1898-1937):
    „Promenade – Walking The Dog“ (arr. Manz) for Clarinet and String Orchestra (+Piano)
  • Giampieri, Alamiro (1893-1963):
    „Il Carnevale di venezia“ for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Hartmann, Karl Amadeus (1905-1963):
    Chamber Concerto for Clarinet, String Quartet and String Orchestra
  • Hoffmeister, Franz Anton (1754-1812):
    Concerto in B flat major for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Hoffmeister, Franz Anton (1754-1812):
    Double Concerto in B flat major for Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra
  • Krommer, Franz (1759-1831):
    Concerto E flat major op. 36 for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Lindberg, Magnus (1958):
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Mann, Johann Gottfried Hendrik (1858-1904):
    Concerto op. 90 for Clarinet and Orchestra (1898)
  • Mendelssohn – Bartholdy, Felix (1809-1847):
    Concerto piece No. 1 f minor, op. 113 for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Orchestra
  • Mendelssohn – Bartholdy, Felix (1809-1847):Concerto Piece No. 2 d minor, op. 114 for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Orchestra
  • Messager, André (1853-1929):
    „Solo de concours“ for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Milhaud, Darius (1892-1974):
    „Scaramouche“ for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791):
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra A major, KV 622
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791):
    „Sinfonia Concertante“ for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Orchestra
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791):
    Adagio F major KV 580a for Clarinet and String Orchestra (arr. Manz)
  • Nielsen, Carl (1865-1931):
    Concerto op. 57 for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Pleyel, Ignaz (1757-1831):
    Concerto B flat majorfor Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Rietz, Julius (1812-1877):
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra G minor, op. 29
  • Rosetti, Antonio (1750-1792):
    Concerto No. 1 E flat major for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Rossini, Gioacchino (1792-1868):
    Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Saine-Saëns, Camille (1835-1921):
    „Tarantella“ op. 6 for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Spohr, Louis (1784-1859):
    Concerto No. 4 E minor WoO 20 for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Stamitz, Carl (1745-1801):
    Concerto No. 3 B flat major for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Stamitz, Carl (1745-1801):
    Concerto No. 7 E flat major for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Stamitz, Carl (1745-1801):
    Concerto No. 10 E flat major for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Stamitz, Carl (1745-1801):
    Concerto for Basset Horn and Orchestra
  • Stamitz, Johann (1717-1757):
    Concerto B major for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Strauss, Richard (1864-1949):
    Duett – Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra
  • Strawinksy, Igor (1882-1971):
    „L’Histoire du Soldat“
  • Weber, Carl Maria von (1786-1826):
    Concertino op. 26 E flat major for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Weber, C. M. v. (1786-1826):
    Concerto No. 1 f – minor op.73 for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Weber, C. M. v. (1786-1826):
    Concerto No. 2 E flat major op. 74 for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Weber, C. M. v. (1786-1826):
    Clarinet Quintet B flat major op. 34 for Clarinet and String Orchestra
  • Westerhoff, Christian Wilhelm (1763-1806):
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra B flat major
  • Westerhoff, Christian Wilhelm (1763-1806):
    Double Concerto B flat major for Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra
  • Yun, Isang (1917-1995): Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (1981)
  • Zuraj, Vito (*1979):
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (2008)


Teaser for Carl Maria von Weber: Complete Works for Clarinet

Sebastian Manz & Martin Klett
Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and piano

Sebastian Manz
Edison Denisov: Sonata for Clarinet Solo

James Taylor: That lonesome road

Sebastian Manz & Friends
George Gershwin: „Promenade – Walk the Dog“

Carl Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto with Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt

Sebastian Manz on tour with the dogma chamber orchestra

Trailer for In Rythm – American Swing for Clarinet & Piano
with Martin Klett




Aktuelle CD


Carl Maria von Weber

Complete Works for clarinet


Fuchs & Brahms

Clarinet Quintets


In Rhythm

Gershwin, Reich, Piazzolla, Copland, Templeton, Villa-Lobos, Bernstein, Milhaud


Mozart und Beethoven




Hendrik Gottfried Mann (1858 – 1904)



Christian Wilhelm Westerhoff (1763 – 1806)



Werke von Brahms, Berg, Debussy, Lutoslawsi und Yun


Mozart Klarinettenkonzert

Mozart – Glière – Korngold


Welcome to my world of arranging and composing. Many years ago, I discovered a passionfor rewriting, changing and expanding great works of music for other instruments or using it as an inspiration in the creation of my own work. In a way, even at the beginning of my music studies in 2003, I was already being confronted with the art of arranging music through the numerous performance opportunities, in which there was a desire for something other than the original clarinet repertoire. I’ve learned a great deal over the years and am constantly exploring new ways of broadening my knowledge. In the meantime, a lot has accumulated in my database, which I want to work through and make available at no cost to people around the world.

My top priority always remains unchanged: I treat the original work with great respect, without letting any artistic/moral concerns or limitations stand in the way. I see this as my artistic license, my right both as arranger and performer.

I would be very grateful to you, as well as the promoters, for any mention or reference to me as arranger/composer!

If you have any comments, information (e.g., any obvious errors), requests for changes, ideas or questions, please write to me via my contact form.


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