Cardiff Clarinet & Saxophone Convention 2017


School of Music   

Cardiff University

Sunday 30th April

9am – 7pm

with special guest virtuoso

solo clarinettist of the Paris National Opera 

Philippe Cuper


2017 Fees

Individual adults: £35 00 
Individual children (under 18)  £25 00  – two or more from same family please email /contact the secretary for family discounts
Students at RWCMD £15 00
School of Music  – Cardiff University students – free
Choirs and groups of 10 or more please apply to for discount

click below to download application forms:

PDF :  newest-app-form   Word: newest-app-form


Meet the team :

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course leader  

Solo recording artist 
tutor : University of Cardiff School of Music
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
 principal clarinettist   Welsh National Opera

Les will give classes during the day on performance and coach ensembles as well as take a workshop on reeds and mouthpieces and innovations in clarinet products



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Jennie Joy Porton

tutor : University of Cardiff  School Music       
& Royal Welsh College of  Music and Drama

Jennie will give a class in saxophone and doubling and give a short recital of Saxophone works         








guest bass clarinet and ensemble tutor

Daniel Rye  

bass clarinettist  : Welsh National Opera   

Dan will take a Bass class and form Bass ensembles with his exciting new arrangements of works specially composed for the course – his workshop/class will culminate in a solo performance from Dan and a performance from the ensemble in the final concert



                                Alistair Logan




Alistair has been a guest clarinet tutor on the course for many years and is author of  the amazing theory / sight reading training programme : “Music@ Site” He will demonstrate the programme and also take  one to one sessions  “try outs” of pieces and exam preparation for people who wish to play their pieces through with piano in an individual session with an experienced tutor





 Peter Fielding

formerly co-course leader  and ex Bass Clarinettist  of WNO  will direct  the  Convention Clarinet Choir and coach ensembles – it is a great pleasure to welcome Peter back since he stepped down as co-course leader. One of the U.K.’s most respected clarinettists and teachers he will take the convention choir through pieces for all standards.