Bass Clarinet

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General Information

As a bass clarinet student you are trained to be a versatile soloist, ensemble or orchestra musician of the highest level with your own artistical personality.

All clarinet students of the Prince Claus Conservatoire can choose to study bass clarinet as a minor to be prepared for playing orchestral and ensemble parts.

Besides the bass clarinet lessons the study includes:

  • Orchestra and chambermusic projects
  • Concerts in and outside the conservatoire
  • Masterclasses by guest teachers specialized in different genres.
  • Woodwind group lessons given by teachers of the Prince Claus Conservatoire woodwind section.
  • Opportunity to work with young and famous composers
  • Contemporary clarinet, basset horn and bass clarinet


Fie Schouten

Guest teachers

Jelte Althuis (Calefax, ensemble)
Davide Lattuada (RCO, orchestraplaying)
Petra Stump-Linshalm (Soloist, teacher Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, contemporary)
Theo Nabicht (Soloist, contrabass clarinet specialist)
Michael Moore (Teacher PCC jazz department).

Study programme Bachelor

Examples of repertoire used during the study:


  • Etudes by Uhl
  • Etudes by Bitch
  • Cellosuites by Bach
  • Miniatures for bass clarinet
  • Reading bass clef

Concert repertoire:

  • Othmar Schoeck – Sonata
  • Elliot Carter – Steep Steps
  • Iris Szegy – Preludio e danza
  • Enric Raxach – Decade (duo)
  • Theo Loevendie – DUO en Claro (duo)
  • Calliope Tsoupaki – Interface (quintet)
  • Wolfgang Rihm – Chiffre IVa (trio)
  • Duo repertoire Stump-Linshalm


Ravel, Schönberg, Ligeti

Basset horn:

Mozart requiem


Contrabass clarinet


Minor Bachelor


Pedro Rubio, Sauro Berti, orchestral works, Eugene Bozza – Ballade


Janacek, Theo Loevendie, Calliope Tsoupaki, Paul Termos

Study programme Master


  • Etudes van Uhl
  • Etudes van Ruggiero
  • Miniatures for bass clarinet
  • Reading bass clef and transposing

Concert repertoire:

  • Isang Yun – Monologue
  • Claudio Ambrosini – Cappriccio detto l'Ermafrodita
  • Stockhausen – HARMONIEN
  • Mauricio Kagel – Schattenklänge
  • Enno Poppe – Holz
  • Lee Hyla - We speak Etruscan
  • Tristan Keuris – Concertino
  • Jonathan Harvey – The Riot
  • Claude Debussy – Cellosonata


Mahler, Shostakovich, Messiaen


Basset horn: Karlheinz Stockhausen - solo piece
Contrabass clarinet: Gerard Grisey – Anubis-Nout

Repertoire entrance exam Bass Clarinet


nr 5 from 25 progressive studies - Pedro Rubio
nr 1 from 12 rythmical studies - Marcel Bitsch
nr 27 from book II - Alfred Uhl

Solo pieces
Sonate op.41 movement 1 - Othmar Schoeck
Ballade - Eugene Bozza
Steep Steps - Elliot Carter


Part from violoncello suite - Bach
Part from Atonal studies – Giuseppe Ruggiero

Solo pieces
A diverse concert programme with motivation letter and study plan. The level is equal to the repertoire mentioned above under concert repertoire Master.


All clarinet students of the Prince Claus Conservatoire can choose a bass clarinet minor. There are two study instruments available.

Contract studies

For admission requirements please contact the teacher.

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