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Sharon Kam is one of the world’s leading clarinet soloists and has been working with
renowned orchestras in the United States, Europe, and Japan for over 20 years.
Mozart’s clarinet masterpieces have been an object of artistic focus for Ms. Kam since the
beginning of her career. At the age of 16, she performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in her
orchestral debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta. A short time later,
she performed the Clarinet Quintet with the Guarneri String Quartet in Carnegie Hall, New
York.
As part of Mozart’s 250th birthday celebrations at the National Theatre in Prague, her
interpretation of the Mozart concerto was televised live in 33 countries and is available on
DVD. In the same year, she was able to realize her longtime dream of recording the Concerto
and the Clarinet Quintet using the basset clarinet. Contributing to the widely praised disk
were eminent string players Isabelle van Keulen, Ulrike-Anima Mathé, Volker Jacobsen and
Gustav Rivinus, as well as the Haydn Philharmonie.
As a passionate chamber musician, Sharon Kam regularly works with artists such as Lars
Vogt, Christian Tetzlaff, Enrico Pace, Daniel Müller-Schott, Leif Ove Andsnes, Carolin Widmann
and the Jerusalem Quartet. She is a frequent guest at festivals in Schleswig-Holstein,
Heimbach, Rheingau, Risør, Cork, Verbier, and Delft, as well as the Schubertiade festival.
An active performer of contemporary music, she has premiered many works, including
Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concerto and Quartet and concertos by Herbert Willi (at the Salzburg
Festival), Iván Erőd and Peter Ruzicka (at Donaueschingen).
Sharon Kam feels at home in a variety of musical genres – from classical to modern music
and jazz – a fact reflected in her diverse discography. She received the ECHO “Instrumentalist
of the Year” award two times: in 1998, for her Weber recording with the Gewandhaus
Orchestra of Leipzig and Kurt Masur, and in 2006, for her CD with the Leipzig Radio Orchestra
featuring works by Spohr, Weber, Rossini and Mendelssohn. Her “American Classics” CD with
the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by her husband Gregor Bühl, was awarded the
Deutsche Schallplattenkritik Prize.
In 2013 she released a recording entitled “Opera!”. This collaboration with the
Württembergisches Kammerorchester, conducted by Ruben Gazarian, includes transcriptions
of operatic arias ranging from Rossini and Puccini to Wolf-Ferrari, arranged for clarinet and
chamber orchestra. The release was accompanied by an inaugural tour.
To mark the 100th anniversary of Max Reger's death in 2016, her chamber music partners
from her Mozart recording rejoined to record the clarinet quintets by Reger and Brahms (Edel,
October 2015).
In the 2017/2018 season, Sharon Kam and her CD partners will be performing the Mozart,
Brahms and Reger Quintetts again on tour. In adition she will perform in cities including
Vienna, Paris, Budapest, Munich, Amsterdam, Bern and Calgary, at the Schubertiade and the
Schwetzinger Festspiele.

Radovan Cavallin was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1969. At age 13, Cavallin entered the
Academy of Music at the University of Zagreb, becoming the youngest student ever admitted
in the University’s history, graduating with honors and distinction in clarinet performance. In
1986, Cavallin was chosen from 76 candidates to enter at the Conservatoire National
Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he was awarded the following prizes: 1st Prize
Chamber Music unanimously class Christian Lardé in 1988 and 1st Prize Clarinet
unanimously in class of Guy Deplus in 1989. In addition, Cavallin received four scholarships:
1986, Ivo Pogorelich Scholarship; 1987 Scholarship Nadia and Lily Boulanger; and 1988 and
1989, French Government Scholarship. Radovan received awards in the following
competitions: 1st National Prize for Clarinet in Yugoslavia on 4 occasions (1981, 1983, 1985,
and 1986), 1st Prize of the International Clarinet Competition in Ancona (Italy) in 1984, 2nd
Prize at the International Competition Clarinet “Dos Hermanas” in Sevilla (Spain) in 1995.
Mr. Cavallin has performed over 400 solo concerts in USA, Italy, United Kingdom, France,
Germany, Belgium, Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Colombia, Croatia,
Slovenia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, and Montenegro. He has performed as
soloist with orchestras such as the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra RTV Zagreb, Zagreb
Soloists, Orchestra of Belgrade, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestre National de Gottwaldov
(former Czechoslovakia), Orchestra del Teatro Bologna Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran
Canaria, Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Béla Bartók, Orchestra
Franco-Belgian Brussels and Extremadura Orchestra, Symphony Dubrovnik (Croatia), Opera
Orchestra of Rijeka (Croatia), St. Giles Orchestra (Oxford, United Kingdom) among others
interpreting concertos by Francaix , Mozart, Nielsen, Stanford,Copland, Weber, Tomasi,
Takemitsu, Danzi, Strauss, Bruch, Lindpeintner, Krommer, Debussy, Stanford, Leloup,
Palacios, Shaw, Grgin, Adamic, Kovacevic.
Radovan performed as a soloist with STING during his Symphonicity tour with the Orquesta
Filarmonica de Gran Canaria. He has performed as a soloist at festivals in Ferrara (Italy),
Dubrovnik (Croatia), Bad Hersfeld (Germany), Granada, La Orotava (Tenerife), Lanzhou
(China),Brussels (Belgium), Lisbon (Portugal), Ibagué (Colombia), Lanzhou (China) and
Baton Rouge (USA ). Radovan has made recordings for labels like Yugoton, Croatia
Records, BMG Arte Nova, Maguelone, AgrupArte Productions, Cristal Records, Summit
Records and ASV.
Cavallin is one of the founders of the following chamber groups; Atlantis Quartet, Trio Spohr,
Reinecke Quartet, and Alisios Camerata with whom he has recently made a successful tour
of 5 concerts in Japan. He has given more than 60 master classes in Japan, China,
Portugal, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia.
Cavallin taught at the summer school in Zagreb in 1987; Quintanar de la Orden (Toledo)
from 2005 to 2019; International clarinet course “Julián Menéndez” (Ávila) from 2000-2019;
Arucas in 2012 and 2014; in Lanzarote in 2007; Teror in 2009; the “Clarinetissimo”
International Course in Brussels in 2007; the National Association of clarinet in Zagreb in
2007; at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid in 2008; Conservatory of Murcia in 2010; at a
Clarinet Congress Lisbon in 2008; Ibague (Colombia) in 2011; La Orotava in 2012; in
Uzmah-Upbeat, Milna Brac (Croatia) from 2008 to 2014; in Opatija (Croatia) in 2011 to 2014;
Groznjan (Croatia) from 2009 to 2012; Vimm 2013, Varaždin (Croatia) 2013 in Tokyo
(Japan), 2013 Kawasaki (Japan) 2014; Paris (France) 2014; Pescara (Italy) 2014; Zimm,
Zagreb (Croatia), Cocentaina, Alicante (Spain) 2014 and 2014; VIMM Virovitica (Croatia),
2013-2018;Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, United Kingdom, Beijing, Dalian,
Lanzhou, China; 2015, and at International Clarinet Competition in Lisbon, 2015. Kirksville,
USA 2018 , Krakow Poland 2018,He has also been a member of the jury of several
international clarinet competitions in Spain, Croatia, Portugal and the United States.
Since 1989, Radovan has been Principal Clarinet of Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra
with whom he collaborated with conductors such as Rostropovich, Yurovsky, Norman del
Mar, Gianandrea Noseda, Trevor Pinnock, Gunter Herbig, Leopold Hager, Gabriel Chmura,
Antoni Wit, Adrian Leaper among many others. Currently, Mr. Cavallin is Professor of
Clarinet at the Academy of OFGC. Between 2002 and 2010, he was the Professor of
Clarinet, Chamber Music, and Orchestral Repertoire at the Conservatorio Superior de
Musica in Las Palmas, Canary Islands.
Cavallin is a Selmer, Backun, Silverstein Works and D’Addario artist performing exclusively
on Selmer “Privilege” clarinets, Backun MoBa “Arabesque” Mouthpiece and Silverstein
“Carbon Black” ligature and D’Addario”Reserve Classic” Reeds.

ARKADIUSZ, AREK ADAMSKI received his master degree from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the clarinet class run by Professor A. Janicki. While still a student, he won awards at numerous national and international music competitions, including First Prizes at the National Chamber Music Competition in 1983 (the duo category) and the 2nd Karol Kurpiński International Clarinet Competition (1985). He has attended international masterclasses in Germany, France and Poland and continued to improve his skills with Professor J. Schou in Denmark thanks to a Polish government grant. In 1985 he began to collaborate with the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, two years later becoming a Principal of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic. He now holds the same position in the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (since 1993). He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician with numerous orchestras and ensembles including the National Polish Radio SO, The Hilliard Ensemble, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the Warsaw Chamber Opera, the Byelorussia National Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonietta Cracovia. He is also a member of The New Art Ensemble He has made many recordings for Polish Radio, Polish Television and the BBC. In 2011, the CD featuring Penderecki’s Clarinet Quartet (recorded by Arek, Arkadiusz Adamski with the Dafô Quartet) received Excellentia & Supersonic Awards from the musical journal ‘Pizzicato’ and was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA), the continuation of Midem Classical Awards, in the ‘chamber music’ category. In 2007 he was invited as a recitalist to the World Clarinetfest Symposium in Vancouver. Two years later, he performed as a soloist at the Clarinetfest in Porto. As an outstanding teacher he has been giving master classes throughout Europe and his students are among the best clarinetists of the young generation. He has been in charge of the clarinet class at the Music Academy in Katowice since 2001. From 2010 he is a member of the board of the European Clarinet Association. In 2014 he organized the 4th edition of the European Clarinet Congress in Katowice and served as its Artistic Director. Arek, Arkadiusz Adamski plays the clarinet Buffet Crampon – Legende, Vandoren BD5, Black Diamond mouthpiece, D’Addario Reserve Classic reeds and ligature Silverstein CRYO4 GOLD.

Francesco Spendolini is clarinetist specialised in historical clarinet playing. Following his clarinet studies at the Conservatory “Gioacchino Rossini” of Pesaro in 2000, he continued specialization in historical clarinet, first in Italy with Luca Lucchetta at the Conservatory “Arrigo Pedrollo” in Vicenza, and later on in Switzerland under the guidance of Pierre-André Taillard at the “Schola Cantorum Basiliensis”, where he also obtained two Masters of Arts with honours in Specialized Musical Performance - Early Music (Baroque-Classical and LateClassical-Romantic, both focused on the Historical Performance Practise).

Since 2014 he has been working as a Co-Supervisor - along with Donna Agrell - for the Harmoniemusik Laboratory at the faculty of Early Music at the “Schola Cantorum Basiliensis”. Since 2019 he is professor of Historical Clarinet at the “Stanislao Giacomantonio” Conservatory in Cosenza, Italy.

Francesco Spendolini regularly works as a soloist as well as chamber music and orchestral player. He cooperates with period instrument orchestras and ensembles, such as Les Musicien du Prince, Les Musiciens du Louvre, I Barocchisti, the Kammerorchester Basel, La Cetra Baroque Orchestra, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Warsaw Chamber Opera, {OH!} Orkiestra Historyczna, the Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Capriccio Basel, the Orchestra of the European Baroque Academy of Ambronay, under conductors like Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood, Emmanuel Krivine, Andrea Marcon, Mark Minkowski, Giovanni Antonini, Gianluca Capuano, Diego Fasolis, Alan Curtis, Martin Gester, Leonardo García Alarcón, Frieder Bernius, Antonio Florio.

Since 2018 Francesco Spendolini has had the honour to ceaselessly collaborate with Le Concert des Nations and its conductor Jordi Savall.

He has recorded for Naïve, DECCA, Gold&Lebert, Paragon, Delphin Alard, Radio France, France 2, Arte, and Vatican Radio.