Sebastian Manz

Clarinet

News

18. May 2017

Webers “Complete Works for Clarinet” at the favourites 02-2017 of “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”

31. March 2017

Admission to CMS 2 Residency Program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

17. March 2017

Sebastian Manz receives Supersonic-Award

17. March 2017

Review at SPIEGEL ONLINE

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Agenda

Date/Time Place
01/07/2017 - 09/07/2017 - 00:00 CH - Boswiler Sommer
14/07/2017 - 20:00 DE - Bonn
20/07/2017 - 19:30 DE - Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern
23/07/2017 - 11:00 DE - Mettlach
26/07/2017 - 20:00 DE - Rheingau Musik Festival
05/08/2017 - 15:00 DE - Berlin
06/08/2017 - 20:00 DE - Hamburg
07/08/2017 - 12/08/2017 - 00:00 GR - Samos
13/08/2017 - 20/08/2017 - 00:00 GR - Lesbos
01/09/2017 - 20:00 DE - Mosel Musik Festival
09/09/2017 - 17:00 DE - Otzberger Sommerkonzerte
10/09/2017 - 17:00 DE - Otzberger Sommerkonzerte
19/10/2017 - 20:00 DE - Ingolstadt
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Biography

Manz delights the media as a musician “who bowls melodies and notes along in front of him with such agility in their colour and nuances, it is as if they were balls he was expertly juggling …” (SZ). His “overwhelming passion for music making [is combined] with technical perfection” (WAZ) – and the RHEINISCHE POST writes of his CD “In Rhythm: “… it swings and stimulates, refreshes and weeps, and you just cannot get enough of it …”.

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

His big breakthrough came with his sensational success at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in September 2008, where he won 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. In the “Duo Riul” with his partner Martin Klett at the piano, he had also won the German Music Competition just a few months previously. Sebastian Manz has since then been one of the most popular soloists and chamber musicians of the younger generation. Two ECHO Klassik awards have confirmed Sebastian Manz as one of the most sought-after soloists and chamber musicians of his generation. He has been solo clarinettist with the SWR Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart since 2010.

In the 2015/2016 season Sebastian Manz was invited to several countries and cities. He undertook a number of international guest tours to Japan, Brazil and Portugal and has been Artist in Residence with the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, where he played three successful concerts. He also made his debut with the Hamburg Symphony with Copland’s Clarinet Concerto under conductor John Axelrod. With Martin Klett as „Duo Riul“ he accepted again an invitation of the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg and the Movimentos Festival Weeks Wolfsburg.

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 will play several concerts with different chamber music partners. Together with Herbert Schuch, Danjulo Ishizaka and Mirjam Contzen will Messiaen’s „Quartet for the End of Time“, with Ramón Ortega Quero, Marc Trénel and David Alonso „Quintets for Piano and Winds”, as well as with the Danish String Quartet Brahms’ Clarinet Concerto be performed.

His discography now boasts 9 CDs, all of which impressively document his versatility and talent on the instrument and are impressive for their interesting choice of works comprising both standard repertoire and rarely heard works. His recording with the Danish String Quartet compares the clarinet quintets of Robert Fuchs and Johannes Brahms.

In February 2017 his most extensive CD project so far has been released at the renowned Label EDEL / BERLIN CLASSICS. The complete works for clarinet composed by Weber, recorded with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra under conductor Antonio Mendez, the casalQuartet and Manz’s long-time piano partner Martin Klett.

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 has been active for some time in the “Rhapsody in School” organization founded by Lars Vogt, which is committed to bringing classical music into schools.

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Repertoire

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)

Discography

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Carl Maria von Weber

Complete Works for clarinet

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Fuchs & Brahms

Clarinet Quintets

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In Rhythm

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

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Ersteinspielungen

Hendrik Gottfried Mann (1858 – 1904)

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Ersteinspielungen

Christian Wilhelm Westerhoff (1763 – 1806)

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Mozart und Beethoven

Quintets

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DUO RIUL

Werke von Brahms, Berg, Debussy, Lutoslawsi und Yun

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Mozart Klarinettenkonzert

Mozart – Glière – Korngold

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Von Mozart bis Popart

Trio Devienne, Mozart, Kessler, Piazzolla

Videos

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

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

Sebastian Manz
Edison Denisov: Sonata for Clarinet Solo

Sebastian Manz & dog.ma chamber orchestra
H.J. Baermann: Adagio for Clarinet and Strings

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