|Anna Siminoski presented at the University of Toronto’s Clarinet Day on October 23. She showcased her new research project that examines movements implemented by clarinetists and pianists when performing Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor. She studied gestures that do not directly effect sound production (e.g. head bobbing and body swaying) to see how they are used for co-performer communication and emotional expression to the audience. She also discussed the importance of music cognition for performing musicians.
Clarinet Day featured solo master classes with Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, in addition to clinics by UofT faculty and a “clarinet marketplace”.