Great Britain

Country Chairs


Dr. Sarah Watts
United Kingdom
+44 (0)7061 364758 (and WhatsApp)
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UK ICA Member (and ICA Clarinetfest 2022, Reno concerto soloist), Peter Cigleris has recently released two new albums.

Rediscovered highlights four forgotten English musical voices from the 1930s and the 1940s. The works show the musical style of English post-romanticism prior to WW2 and the shift to a more modern outlook post WW2. The disc also aims to shine a light on the women composers working in England at these times with the premier recording of Poem Cantilena by Susan Spain-Dunk and the Concertino by Elizabeth Maconchy.

Dedication is a tribute to the relationship both personal and professional between Ruth Gipps and her husband clarinettist Robert Baker. The works on this disc are all dedicated to Robert and have been performed by him. They include the Quintet for oboe, clarinet and string trio which was considered lost until a set of parts were discovered in Ruth’s manuscripts as well as the Kelpie of Corrivreckan which was the work that drew them together and inspired Ralph Vaughan Williams to tell them to marry.


GB National Chair – Sarah Watts – will be hosting a bass clarinet and bassoon course in Sheffield, UK April 2023

Join Sarah Watts, Anthea Wood and Antony Clare who will tutor the 2023 Sheffield short bass clarinet and bassoon course at The University of Sheffield 4th –  6th April 2023. This course is for all standards of players and parts will be alloctaed accordingly. A questionaire to determine exact instrument and standard will be sent out to each participant prior to the course. Parts will be sent out two weeks before the course.
Places limited, so we advise early booking.


ALTO CLARINET EVENT IN THE UK hosted by ICA GB member Anne Clark.

Alto Clarinet Course, Friday 28th – Sunday 30th April 2023

Tutor – Anne Clark.

Come and spend 3 days exploring all things Alto in Chelmondiston, on the lovely Shotley Peninsular on the Suffolk Coast. Ensembles, masterclass and individual tuition opportunities. Non-playing partners welcome, as there is plenty to see and do in this unspoilt quiet area of Suffolk. A holiday accommodation list is available on request.

Please email Anne Clark at [email protected] for a booking form. Total Cost: £150.