BIO

 

Ben Garcia is an active member of the clarinet community, being an advocate for new works while revitalizing old ones. He has published several books which have positively impacted clarinetists worldwide by re-discovering works that were thought to be lost. He has worked with and coached clarinetists all over the world including New York, Chicago, Zurich, Amsterdam and Dresden. His research in music education has led to new and faster methods for learning music as his students have achieved great feats in relatively little time. He is currently researching manuscripts of favored works for clarinet including the Mozart “Clarinet Concerto”, Stravinsky’s “Three Pieces” and all clarinet works by von Weber. The manuscripts are located in Winterthur, Switzerland where he visits bi-annually.

INSTRUMENT

 

Ben Andrew Garcia enjoys playing instruments and equipment from Buffet Crampon, D'Adarrio & Vandoren. 

 

Clarinet in B flat: 1989 Buffett R13 

Clarinet in A: 1948 Buffet Pre-R13

Mouthpiece: D'Addario Prototype

Reeds: Vandoren V21, D'Addario Reserve Classic

Barrels: Cadash 66, Moennig 65

Ligatures:  D'Addario Gold H, Bonade Gold Inverted

 

REPERTOIRE

Aho

Concerto

Arnold

Concerto

Brahms

Sonata No. 1

Brahms

Sonata No. 2

Brahms

Trio

Copland

Concerto

Debussy

Premiére Rhapsodie

Finzi

5 Bagatelles

Komives

Flammes

Martinu

Sonatina

Mozart

Concerto, K.622

Mozart

Clarinet Quintet, K.581

Mozart

Trio, K. 498

Nielsen

Concerto

Poulenc

Sonata

Rossini

Introduction, Theme & Variations

Schumann

Fantasy Pieces (Fantasiestücke)

Stamitz

Concerto No. 3

Stamitz

Concerto No. 6

Stamitz

Concerto No. 10

Stravinsky

Three Pieces

Weber

Concertino op. 26

Weber

Concerto No. 1 op. 73

Weber

Concert No. 2 op. 74

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