Sebastian Manz


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Date/Time Place
29/09/2019 - 19:00 DE - Pforzheim
05/10/2019 - 21:00 DE - Elmau
12/10/2019 - 19:30 DE - Icking
15/10/2019 - 00:00 IT - Bruneck
18/10/2019 - 19:30 DE - Hof
24/10/2019 - 00:00 DE - Kassel
05/11/2019 - 20:00 DE - Stuttgart
05/12/2019 - 00:00 DE - Stuttgart
18/01/2020 - 19:30 AT - Feldkirch
19/01/2020 - 19:30 AT - Bregenz
20/01/2020 - 20:00 AT - Lustenau
15/02/2020 - 19:30 USA - New York City
12/03/2020 - 19:30 USA - New York City
15/03/2020 - 00:00 DE - Fellbach
20/03/2020 - 00:00 DE - Stuttgart
22/03/2020 - 00:00 DE - Ettlingen
26/03/2020 - 00:00 DE - Heiligendamm
27/03/2020 - 00:00 DE - Heiligendamm
29/03/2020 - 18:30 DE - Neumarkt
02/04/2020 - 00:00 DE - Heidelberg
19/05/2020 - 20:00 LIE - Schaan
20/05/2020 - 19:00 LIE - Schaan
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“His enchantingly beautiful intonation and technical prowess is unparalleled” praisesHolger 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 Cultureradio 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.

He will begin the 2018/2019 season with concerts by the wind ensemble Variation5, which will be guest in Cologne, Lindau, Nienburg, Viersen and Switzerland, among others, before playing the clarinet concertos of Carl Maria von Weber and Aaron Copland as soloist with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. In Australia he will give his first concert at the Huntington Estate Music Festival and in spring 2019 four concerts as part of the “The Bowers Program” of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York. As a soloist, he will give a guest performance with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Halle, the German Chamber Orchestra Berlin and the Baden Baden Philharmonic Orchestra and will perform in various formations on the stages of the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Philharmonie am Gasteig and the Kieler Schloss.

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.

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.Furthermore, he was appointed artistic director of the festival :alpenarte in 2018.

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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“
  • Tansman, Alexandre (1897-1986):
    Concertino (1952) for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings
  • 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


A Bernstein Story

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


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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