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lectures for students



(Slovak Republic)  


The master course will be held in Slovak with interpretation into English.

Playing the clarinet and its fundamentals

A workshop for clarinet elementary level play teachers, focused on recognizing and solving bad habits in playing the instrument, in their latent stage.


Date and time of the event:

5. -  9.  September 2022, in the mornings and afternoons as determined by the lecturer.


Course schedule (short description):

the workshop presupposes the participation of a clarinet elementary level teacher with his student.

The teaching unit consists of active teaching of a particular student, led by the main lecturer followed by the consultation between the lecturer and the student's teacher, in a total duration of 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the student's disposition.

Optimally, the teacher and student could repeat their active participation in the overall framework of the workshop one more time - on another day.

Nature and focus of the workshop does not require the participation of a piano accompaniment.

The main purpose of the workshop is:

1. Explanation of playing the instrument in accordance to the system defining the basic playing fundamentals

2. Following this definition, focus on the ability to recognize non-systemic habits - bad habits - in the students' play, in the undeveloped - latent stage.



Culture House Ružinov, Ružinovská 28, 82109 Bratislava.


Active participants:

maximum 20.


Passive participants:

the number is defined by the teacher.

Criteria for active participation:

clarinet play teacher of Primary art school together with any students of his class.


A brief biography of the lecturer:

Ronald Šebesta (Slovak Republic)

After his studies in Bratislava (VŠMU) and Boulogne (France), Mr. Ronald Šebesta (1967) starts his professional career in 1993 as the 1st clarinetist of the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since 1996, he held the same position in the Chamber Orchestra of City Bratislava, Capella Istropolitana.

His musical interests in contemporary music inspired him to co-found the VENI ensemble for contemporary music in 1988. During the years 1997-2004, he also founded and artistically co-formed the chamber ensemble Opera Aperta Ensemble. In recent years, he performed repeatedly together with the ÖENM Salzburg, or Prague Modern and in Slovakia mainly with Ensemble Ricercata.

Since 2004, he has been working closely with his brother Róbert in the field of historically informed interpretation with their main project the LOTZ trio of period basset horns. As an orchestral player on the historical clarinet model, he has performed repeatedly especially with the Wiener Akademie in Vienna, the Orfeo Orchestra in Budapest and Cappella Cracoviensis in Cracow.

In the years 2002-2010 he worked as a clarinet teacher at Academy of Performing Arts. Since 2013, he has been working in the same position at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. In 2022, he became the holder of the title of docent in musical arts.

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