Website of Australian clarinettist, performer and composer Richard Haynes
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The official website of clarinettist Richard Haynes
Richard Haynes performs as a soloist, with leading ensembles and orchestras, and at the most innovative festivals worldwide:
AchtBrücken Cologne. Adelaide Festival. Barbican Center. Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music. Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemäßer Musik. Brisbane Festival. CALarts Los Angeles. Carriageworks Sydney. Chekov International Theatre Festival Moscow. Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. CIKADA. Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Dampfzentrale Bern. Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. ELISION Ensemble. Ensemble Garage. Ensemble Interface. Ensemble Modern. Ensemble Musikfabrik. Ensemble New Babylon. Ensemble Phœnix Basel. ensemble proton bern. Ensemble Resonanz. Festival Archipel Geneva. Festival d'Automne Paris. Gare du Nord Basel. Harvard University. Hochschule für Musik Dresden. Holland Festival. Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. International Summer Academy MDW. Klangforum Wien. Klangwerkstatt Berlin. Les Amplitudes La Chaux-de-Fonds. Lincoln Center Festival New York City. Lucerne Festival. MaerzMusik Berlin. MAM.Manufaktur für Aktuelle Musik. Melbourne International Arts Festival. MusicaNova Munich. Musikfestival Bern. Muziekgebouw Amsterdam. Nelson Composers Workshop. New Zealand School of Music | Te Kōki. NZ Music Month. Oh-ton Ensemble. Opening Festival Trier. Opera Bastille Paris. Perth International Arts Festival. Philharmonie Berlin. Philharmonie Cologne. Præsenz. Royal Albert Hall London. RTÉ Orchestra Dublin. RuhrTriennale. Salzburg Festspiele. SPILL Festival London. Stanford University. Stroma Wellington. SWR Sinfonieorchester. Sydney Festival. Sydney Opera House. Tage für Neue Musik Zurich. Tonlagen Dresden. UC Berkeley. Ultraschall Berlin. University of Huddersfield. Vienna Festwochen. WDR Sinfonieorchester. Wiener Konzerthaus. Wien Modern. Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin. 175 East Auckland.
I am in the process of commissioning the building of a modern full-range clarinet d'amore (in G). This instrument was used predominantly as a harmony instrument from the 18th to 19th centuries but became obsolete prior to the 20th century, possibly due to the dominance of the basset horn. The interesting features of this instrument, at least in the case of some models, were the slightly bent neck, a narrow bore and a globular bell (like that of the cor anglais), all contributing to its gentle, covered sound. With a fully chromatic modern key-work and extended range to written low C (sounding G2) as well as the physical and acoustic characteristics described above, the clarinet d'amore will be a very exciting addition to the clarinet 'arsenal'! Please help me fund this project by donating today, using the 'donate' button below. Your donation will be acknowledged with a tax deductible receipt and a copy of the first ever CD of historical and contemporary music especially written for clarinet d'amore, recorded on the new instrument.