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Blaz Sparovec wins Nielssen Competition 2019



Missing clarinet:

Leitner & Kraus B-flat clarinet serial number 05470.

The clarinet was in a small black and gray softshell case with only place for one clarinet from the brand Thomann (This brandname is printed on the case). Attached to the case was a card with the name Jesse. There was also a Maxton/Gleichweit mouthpiece with a Rovner ligature and a plastic mouthpiece Cap and a blue clarinet swab and two clarinet barrels (56.0 and 57.0 mm) inside the case.

Inhouse-Fair 2019

April 12th - 14th
at the SCHWENK & SEGGELKE workshop, Bamberg

Clarinet Hacks with Jochen

Episode 2 now on YouTube.


Presentation of the contrabass clarinet CLEX

Information and wold premiere recording:



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New CD

"Mozart etcetera"
Basset Horn Trios by Clarimonia

Read more & listen...

New Barrel Page

Learn about our numerous barrel offerings!


„Opportunity Window“

Browse our selection of immediately-available instruments


Music samples

Listen to our Clarinets online! On our webseite you'll find several audio samples from music records featuring international artists.

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News & Infos

For further information please visit our german language page version.

Blaz Sparovec wins Nielssen Competition 2019

Blaz Sparovec plays a clarinet by Schwenk & Seggelke.

Further information at

Video at

"Verdiana" performed by Shirley Brill

Clarinet Hacks with Jochen: Episode 2

Topic: String Ligature

Clarinet Hacks with Jochen: Episode 1

Topic: How to clean and oil your instrument

Stay tuned for more. Visit our YouTube-Channel!

Inhouse Fair 2017 at the Workshop

March 31st to April 02nd 2017

The annual Inhouse Fair at the workshop have meanwhile developed into a real little music festival in the premises of Schwenk & Seggelke. From Friday, March 31st, until Sunday, April 2nd 2017, we will again present a wide range of clarinet music.


Ensemble Ringelspiel und Georg Leumer

Friday: Ensemble Ringelspiel

Duo Claripiano (Dušan Sodja and Tatjana Kaucic) presenting new musiv from Slowenia.
Duo VALkuil (Bart de Kater and Jesse Faber, members of the New Amsterdam Clarinet Quartet) from the Netherlands.

Duo Claripiano

Duo VALkuil

Sunday: Clarimonia playing music for Clarinets and Basset Horns by Julius Fučik.


For further information please visit the german language version.


Konzertreihe von und mit Charles Neidich: The Language of Affect

Tenri Cultural Institute
New York, NY

March 24, 2017

Dear Friends, Fans and Music Fanatics!
Please Join us for our second concert of the season featuring music by: Alban Berg, Charles Neidich, Elliot Carter, Robert Schumann, Isang Yun

Charles Neidich, will be giving a Pre-Concert Lecture (7:30-8pm)
8:30 PM Concert
followed by an assortment of culinary delicacies and spirits prepaired and paired by Ayako Oshima

Information and tickets:

Crowdfunding for the restoration of the clarinet-instruments

3rd International Basset Horn Festival Kandern
25 – 28 May 2017

A letter by David Glenn:

Dear Friends of the clarinet and basset horn,

We are raising money to have the clarinet-instruments found in the attic of the Kandern Museum restored. This through the festival and now also through crowdfunding:

We are doing well enough. Up to 71% of our goal. 16 days left. If we don't reach our goal, we don't get any money at all. That would be really sad.

Please spread the word and send this email to anyone you think might be interested. The restored basset horns sound soooo wonderful! How will the bass clarinets and 5-keyed boxwoods sound?

Every bit helps! It's not too late. Thanks!

Best regards,

CLEX Contrabass Clarinet Research Project

World premiere recording: Ernesto Molinari ad-libbing on the newly developed contrabass clarinet by Schwenk & Seggelke and Clarinet Solutions.

Introducing CLarinet EXtended : CLEX! from :craft: bildwerk wortwerk on Vimeo.


August 5th, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik: Clarinet Extended

Böllenfalltorhalle Darmstadt

Further Information on website.

Visit the german language version for more information.


Watch now:
Videos from concerts at the 20th anniversary celebration, April 2016.

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Inhouse-Fair at "Music Plus", Hongkong

featuring clarinets by SCHWENK & SEGGELKE

Quartett Llevant wins at "IV. Concurs Internacional de Clarinets"

Valencia, August 6./7., 2015

"Schweizer Klarinettentag": Open day at the "Blashaus", Zug, Switzerland

May 2015

Telemann Concerto for 2 Chalumeaux or Clarinets in D min TWV 52 D1

Olivier Patey, Hein Wiedijk Clarinets
(Clarinets by SCHWENK & SEGGELKE, Boxwood, gold-plated)

Strings of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Kleine Zaal, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Music: Warm sounds – Shirley Brill

An Interview by The Jerusalem Post.

Read the interview here

Prague Clarinet Days

June 30th to July 8th, 2015
featuring Master Classes, Concerts and Lectures

You can also experience Clarimonia in concert at the Palais Clam Gallas, playing bassett horns and clarinets from the time of Mozart. Clarimonia will play harmony music from the Prague Archive for clarinet, never heared for more than 200 years!

Further information at

In-House Exhibition 2015 at SCHWENK & SEGGELKE

17th to 19th of April at the Workshop in Bamberg

Exhibition hours:
Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Products on exhibition:
Clarinets by Schwenk & Seggelke
Clarinets by F.A. Uebel
Clarinets by Fa. Schreiber & Sons
Second hand instruments for sale
Music litaerature/musical scores by Eckmaier-Verlag

Visit our Workshop and experience concerts at the "KLAngwerkstatt", our tiny concert hall. This year's guest: Ensemble Ringelspiel, Fie Schouten and Prof. Ernesto Molinari, Duo BrillAner (Shirley Brill, Jonathan Aner), and Hans Blume with Trio "Coll'A'Parte".

Further information on the german language page and the programm schedule.

Image Gallery

2ème concours international de clarinette
Louis Cahuzac

June 27.-28. 2015
Versailles, France

Further information:

Download Flyer (PDF)

Configurators for our Instruments

Now online: Configurator for Models 1000/1000+ und 3000

Set up your individually configured instrument and make yourself familiar with the variety of technical features. Our interactive configurators make it simple to find your perfectly fitting clarinet!

German fingered Clarinets
French fingered Clarinets

The configurators are yet only available in german language at the moment. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

New Recording with Shirley Brill

"Making of"-Video on YouTube:

New Bass-Clarinet by SCHWENK & SEGGELKE

Hausmesse 2007 bei Schwenk & Seggelke

downloaden article (PDF, german)

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German Fingered Clarinets

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