In Wegelius -hall of the T build­ing of Sibelius Acad­e­my


Sat­ur­day 28.4. 2018

11.00 Agnese Skrasti­na

11.30 Clau­dia Reyes Segovia

12.00 Julia Rima

12.30 Han­na Huja­nen

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Lucy Abrams: Man­to­vani Bug

14.30 Klaara Vasara

15.00 Max Opfer­kuch: Mar­ti­no Set

15.30 Heik­ki Louko

16.00 End


Sun­day 29.4. 2018

11.00 Sara Aratake

11.30 Michal Konopin­s­ki

12.00 Hel­mi Malm­gren

12.30 Jus­si Rusi

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Mock audi­tion (RSO audi­tion excerpts)

16.00 End



Yuan Yuan

Born in Guiyang in 1974, Yuan began the study of clar­inet at age eleven and entered the mid­dle school attached the Cen­tral Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music in 1987, under Pro­fes­sor Yuan Fu Huang. In 1992, he was admit­ted to the Cen­tral Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music for clar­inet per­for­mance under Pro­fes­sor Chun Xiao Tao. In 1996, he grad­u­at­ed with hon­ors and began his life as a teacher in the Cen­tral Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music. In 1997, Yuan left for advanced study at the Ams­ter­dam Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music in Hol­land under Pro­fes­sor Her­man Braune.

Yuan has earned an impres­sive list of awards: First Prize and Spe­cial Award for Chi­nese Work Per­for­mance at the 1st Nation­al Chi­na Clar­inet Com­pe­ti­tion; First Prize of the 1st Chi­na Wood­wind Cham­ber Music Com­pe­ti­tion.

As a soloist, Yuan began per­form­ing as soon as he grad­u­at­ed from high school, win­ning the atten­tion of var­i­ous author­i­ties. He was invit­ed to per­form with a cham­ber music ensem­ble of the Cen­tral Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music while on tour in France, receiv­ing great praise. He played a recital in the con­cert hall of the Cen­tral Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music in 2003, and per­formed with the Chi­na Youth Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra on many con­certs. He was invit­ed to per­form at numer­ous fes­ti­vals includ­ing the Fes­ti­val of the Cen­tral Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music, the Mod­ern Fes­ti­val of the Cen­tral Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music, the Xi An Inter­na­tion­al Clar­inet Fes­ti­val, and the Shang­hai Inter­na­tion­al Clar­inet Fes­ti­val. Since 2006, he has per­formed recitals and giv­en lec­tures through­out Chi­na.

Yuan joined the Chi­na Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra as deputy prin­ci­pal clar­inet in 2005. With them, he has toured hun­dreds of cities in Asia, Europe and Amer­i­ca, and worked with many famous con­duc­tors and soloists.

Yuan is also one of the first Chi­nese clar­inetists to play the mod­ern works for clar­inet. He was a mem­ber of the Chi­na Mod­ern Music Ensem­ble. Yuan has also made many record­ings, includ­ing albums of clar­inet solos and mas­ter­pieces for the clar­inet. In 1996, Ger­man record com­pa­ny WEGO pub­lished his laserdisc. Yuan has also pub­lished sev­er­al arti­cles on such top­ics as “how to play clar­inet” and “the devel­op­ment of clar­inet.”