Frank Verdru (actor) / Severine Sierens (clarinet) / As One (percussion duo)
David Troch (text & stage manager)
Saturday May 30, 2020 in the Theater Hall in Ledeberg
Severine Sierens obtained her Master degree in Arts at the Lemmens Institute (Belgium) at the class of Mr. Eddy Vanoosthuyse in 2007. After she graduated, she obtained a Master after Master degree in 2011 and a Master degree in Chamber Music. Besides clarinet Severine further specialized in E-flat Clarinet with Mr. David Van Maele. Severine also attended masterclasses with Freddy Arteel, Robert Spring, Robert Walzel, Louis Rossi, Howard Klug, Thomas Friedli, Thomas Röthlisberger, Eli Eban, Michel Arrignon, Marie Picard, Fan Lei and Jacques Merrer. She was semi-finalist of the ‘Young Artist Competition’ in Vancouver in 2007 and the ‘12th International Clarinet Competition Ciro Scarponi’ in Todi in 2014. Severine preformed as a freelance musician in the ‘Brussels Philharmonic’, the ’Flemish Opera’ and the ‘Royal Band of the Belgian Airforce’. She is teacher in the ‘Academie voor Muziek, Woord en Dans’ in Ghent and the ‘Stedelijke Academie voor Muziek, Woord en Dans’ Oudenaarde. Severine is member of ‘Clariña Quartet,’Venturi Woodwind Quintet’ and ‘The International Clarinets’. Severine was soloist with ‘Ciurlionis Stringquartet’ (Lithuania), 'Simon Bolivar Youth Symphony Band (Venezueal)', the ‘Free State Symphony’ of Bloemfontein (South Africa), ‘Symfonisch Ensemble Querceto’, ‘Roman Quartet’ (Hungary), ‘L’Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine’ , ‘Nuove Musiche’ and several clarinet choirs and windbands. Severine is administrative mananger of International Music Promotion vzw (organiser of the International Clarinet Competition Ghent). Severine was the assistant of artistic director Eddy Vanoosthuyse in the organization of Clarinetfest 2018 in Ostend.
She performed during Clarinetfest 2019 in Knoxville/Tennessee (USA) and is guest artist during the ‘2nd International Clarinet Extravaganza’ in Bloemfontein (South-Africa) in January 2020.
Severine is Buffet Crampon Artist.