The International Clarinetist Corona Competition is “a grassroots effort exclusively aimed towards working clarinetists across genres to provide hope and encouragement in face of the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
The competition had three sections, classical, jazz and klezmer. The directors are all clarinettists: Eva Wasserman-Margolis, former Principal Clarinet with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Crawford, a professor at Ball State University in Indiana and Diana Haskell of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
The jazz judges were : Victor Goines (Facilitator), Stéphane Chausse, Anat Cohen, Andy Firth, Doreen Ketchens , Andy Miles, Gabriele Mirabassi,Felix Peikli, Ken Peplowski, Soheil Peyghambari, Nailor Proveta, Eric Seddon.
The Jazz Winners, announced on 28 December, were:
1st PRIZE: Virginia MacDonald (Canada) Facebook
2nd PRIZE: Ewan Bleach (UK) Website
3rd PRIZE: Joaquin Martinez Sosa (Cuba) Artist page at Theo Wanne
LINK: ICCC website