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Ronald Van Spaendonck


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ABOUT Ronald Van Spaendonck

"Ronald Van Spaendonck is considered one of the best clarinetists of his generation.
Both a celebrated performer and teacher, Ronald studied clarinet with Léon Jacot, Walter Boeykens, Anthony Pay (London), and Karl Leister (Berlin) and currently teaches clarinet at the Brussels and Mons (Arts2) Royal Conservatories, the Musica Mundi School, Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, and at the Guangzhou Conservatory in China.

An accomplished performer, Ronald has performed in famed concert halls around the world with numerous distinguished orchestras, including: Liège Philharmonic Orchestra, Het Brabants Orkest, Belgian National Orchestra, French National Orchestra, Orquestra Clássica da Porto, Oulu Orchestra Finland, Symphonic Orchestra of Zürich, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, das Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Simon Bolivar Orchestra Venezuela, and São Paulo Orchestra Brazil. In 2002, he was invited to perform at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo as part of the JAL Classic Special New Artist Series. In September 2000, he was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and was invited to perform with the BBC Scottish Symphony, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the latter with whom he made his debut at the BBC PROMS in July 2002. He has given recitals and chamber concerts at Wigmore Hall and plays very often at the prestigious Edinburgh festival.

Ronald is an active chamber musician and his chamber music partners have included: the Skampa, Ysaye, Belcea, Ebène, Szymanowski, Aviv, Modigliani and the Royal string quartets; the pianists Alexandre Tharaud, Johan Schmidt, Frank Braley and Muhiddin Dürrüoglu; the violinists Gidon Kremer, Renaud Capuçon, Graf Mourja, Lisa Batiashvili and Ning Kam; the violists Lise Berthaud, Laurence Power and Antoine Tamestit, the cellists Marie Hallynck, Mischa Maisky, Marc Coppey, Peter Whispelway, Alban Gerhardt and Jean-Guihen Queyras, the flautists Emmanuel Pahud, Marc Grauwels, Gaby Van Riet, Aldo Baerten, and many more.

Ronald has received numerous international awards: European First Prize at the International TROMP competition, First Prize at the Dos Hermanas International Competition and First Prize at the A.Gi. Mus Wind Instruments International Competition in Rome. He was also named a Laureat 'Juventus' in 1991 and 'Rising Star' in 1998, which gave him the opportunity to play in the world's greatest concert halls. In 2014 he received the 'Fuga Price' and in 2018, the Heritage Commission of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels awarded him the Darche Freres Prize for a musician whose entire life is devoted with honor and devotion to the service of musical art. Ronald Van Spaendonck is and endorsing artist for Buffet Crampon and a Gold Performing Artist for D'Addario Woodwinds."