42nd International Jeunesses Musicales Competition Belgrade/Clarinete

in collaboration with Oscar Adler & Co

RZ – Clarinet

Out of the friendship between the great clarinetist Milan Rericha and music-instrument builder Roman Zlesak came the idea of producing a new French – system clarinet. Now Milan Rericha and Roman Zlesak, in collaboration with Oscar Adler & Co. – Markneukirchen (with a rich tradition of fine handcraft in the production of woodwind instruments), are representing the new RZ – Clarinet. It is hand-manufactured to produce the highest quality.



Milan Rericha:

“From the first moment I got this clarinet in my hands and began to play it, I was sure that I had finally found both the sound and ease of playing that I had been looking for. At last I could put my soul into this RZ-Clarinet – not just by playing it but also by helping with its construction and improvement to give this instrument the highest possible quality. It wouldn’t have been possible without the precise and patient work of  Roman Zlesak.” 



There are two professional French models of the RZ-Clarinet. Both are in the pitch of 442 Hz and both have 18/7 silver keys.

The first model is made from Grenadilla wood with the original 65mm barrel (of Grenadilla wood) and the original bell (of Grenadilla wood).

The second model is also made from Grenadilla wood but has a special 65mm RZ-Barrel and RZ-Bell made from Cocobolo wood.

The RZ-Barrel and RZ-Bell are patented by M. Rericha and R. Zlesak and are made from Cocobolo wood.

The original standard barrel and bell produce a more focused sound, while the RZ-Barrel and RZ-Bell produce a warmer, rounder and more personal sound.




Candidates admitted to the final stage

Candidates admitted to the
final stage of the

42nd International Jeunesses Musicales Competition Belgrade

 Kolarac Foundation


Friday March 30 2012 at 8 p.m.

No. 3 – Samoran Mihailo (SRB)

No. 7 – Punzi Giovanni (ITA)

No. 17 – Wang Long (CHI)


Saturday March 31 2012 at 8 p.m.

No. 24 – Krkuleski Stojan (SRB)

No. 29 – Alonso Espasandin Emilio (ESP)

No. 32 – Ito Yumi (JAP)

Yuan Yuan:

Clarinet Master Class

Clarinet master Yuan Yuan (China) gives a clarinet
master class at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade

March 26, 2012


Belgrade, March 27, 2012
Kolarac Foundation

3. Mihailo Samoran, SERBIA – 14 hours
7. Punzi Giovanni, ITALY – 14,30 hours
12. Gagić Vladimir, SERBIA – 15 hours
14 Masako Miyako, JAPAN – 15,30 hours

BREAK – 30 minutes

17. Wang Long, CHINA – 16,30 hours
18. Felbab Nino, SERBIA – 17 hours
19. Šoškić Stefan, SERBIA – 17,30 hours
21. Paprić Dunja, CROATIA – 18 hours

Belgrade, March 28, 2012
Kolarac Foundation

22. Kujundžić Đorđe, SERBIA – 14 hours
23. Nemirovski Yuri, UKRAINE – 14,30 hours
24. Krkuleski Stojan, SERBIA – 15 hours
28. Peng Jing, CHINA – 15,3o hours

BREAK – 30 minutes

29. Alonso Espasandin Emilio, SPAIN – 16,30 hours
30. Kim Minwook, KOREA – 17 hours
31. Savković Dusan, SERBIA – 17,30 hours
32. Ito Yumi, JAPAN – 18 hours


Belgrade, March 22
Kolarac Foundation / Clarinet

Opening speech by Dejan Despić, academician


F. Danzi: Concertante for flute, clarinet
and orchestra Op. 41
Soloists: Ljubiša Jovanović, flute
Ognjen Popović, clarinet
Camerata Serbica
Biljana Radovanović, conductor

W. A. Mozart: Concerto for violin
and orchestra G major, K216
Soloist: Young-Uk Kim, violin
First prize winner of the 41st IJMC
Camerata Serbica
Biljana Radovanović, conductor

A. Grgin: Concertino for clarinet and orchestra
Soloist: Ante Grgin, clarinet
Camerata Serbica
Biljana Radovanović, conductor

After performance, clarinetist Ante Grgin
received loud applause from the audience

Clarinetist Ante Grgin received a
gift from flutist Ljubiša Jovanović


Two members of the jury: Ante Grgin
and Bruno di Girolamo

Members of the jury: Ante Grgin,
Ognjen Popović and Bruno di Girolamo

Soloist Ljubiša Jovanović with members of the jury: Yuan Yuan, Ante Grgin, Ognjen Popović and Bruno di Girolamo