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The AdZel Duo Virtual Clarinet Day

An intensive day of seminars, masterclasses, and clarinet hacks

with the AdZel Duo and special guest, David Shifrin.

Including the first annual Global Clarinet Competition!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

10am - 4pm EST

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  • Fill out the registration form.

  • Pay the $40 Registration fee that includes all-day access. To submit an entry for the Global Clarinet Competition please pay an additional $10 for a total of $50.

  • Receive an email with Zoom login details and instructions.


  • Simply submit a 5-1o minute recording of any solo or unaccompanied piece (accompaniment can be with an online source, such as a recorded piano part) as an unlisted YouTube link to

  • Pay the $10 competition registration fee ($40 registration fee required) Total of $50 which includes all-day access to the day's events.

  • Send this link with your name and age to before May 1, 2021.

  • Prize winners and an honorable mention will be announced at the end of the AdZel Duo Virtual Clarinet Day.

  • Junior division is 17 and younger, collegiate division is 18-22, and professional division is 23 and older. 



First Prize Professional Division

Clark Fobes mouthpiece & Delrin barrel and $100 cash prize

First Prize Collegiate Division

Selmer "Focus" mouthpiece and $100 cash prize

First Prize Junior Division

Buffet grab bag and $50 cash prize


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Feel free to join us for all or part of the day!




Schedule, May 8, 2021

    10:00 am       

Klezmer Lecture Recital with Dr. Stephanie Zelnick

    11:00 am       

Mariam Adam Masterclass "French to American Clarinet Technique"

    12:00 pm       

Clarinet Repair Hacks with Wojtek Komsta

    12:30 pm       

Lunch with Q & A

     1:00 pm         

David Shifrin Masterclass

     2:00 pm

AdZel Duo Masterclass

    3:45 pm

Competition Winner Announcement!

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Mariam Adam

International Soloist, Chamber Musician, Former founding member of Grammy-nominated, Imani Winds, Principal Clarinet of the Chineke! Ensemble and Orchestra. Selmer Paris Artist and Clinician.


Stephanie Zelnick


Professor of Clarinet at the University of Kansas and Principal Clarinet of the Boulder Philharmonic. Buffet-Crampon Artist and Clinician.

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David Shifrin


Recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, clarinetist David Shifrin has served as Artistic Director of Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon, since 1981. A member of the Yale School of Music faculty since 1987, he is the Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society at Yale and the Yale in New York concert series at Carnegie Hall. An Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1989, David Shifrin served as its Artistic Director from 1992 to 2004.

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Wojtech Komsta


Wojtek Komsta is known internationally for his refined methods of clarinet repair and novel contributions to acoustical design. Komsta has had parallel careers as a performer and technician. He has played with the Seattle Symphony and recently made the debut of a solo piece for clarinet in Carnegie Hall. His work as a technician began with a background in engineering and has evolved to include client-centered repair, education, and equipment design. Clarinetists around the world perform on his custom equipment.

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