Dedications - Works for Clarinet & Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Max Bruch - Gerald Finzi

Dedications - Works for Clarinet & Orchestra

Roeland Hendrikx & The London Philharmonic Orchestra

Label: Evil Penguin
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917721225
Catalog number: EPRC 0026
Releasedate: 05-10-18
- Works for clarinet and orchestra of Mozart, Finzi and Bruch with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, in the famous Henry Wood Hall in London. 

- Roeland Hendrikx was able to get personal notes by Finzi concerning his concerto.

- Also, it's not often that work of the (English) composer Finzi is recorded by an English orchestra and English conductor.


More than any other instrument, the clarinet is a medium for personal dedication to specific virtuosi. Mozart created his clarinet concerto for Anton Stadler, while Max Bruch dedicated his (double) concerto to his son Max Felix. Belgian virtuoso Roeland Hendrikx also plays Gerald Finzi’s clarinet concerto, to which he has front row access via his teacher Thea King, doyenne of British clarinettists and spouse of Frederick Thurston, who premiered the Finzi concerto in 1949. Teaming up with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hendrikx pays homage to a genre – the clarinet(tist) concerto –, its gems, and its genius performers.

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Roeland Hendrikx is one of the leading clarinetists in Belgium.

He appeared as a soloist with the Belgian National Orchestra, The Flemish Symphony Orchestra (B), I Fiamminghi (B), the Beethoven Academy (B), the Flemish Radio Orchestra (B), The Limburg Symphonic Orchestra (NL), the Georgia Philharmonic (US), the Symphonic Orchestra of Lithuania and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Hagen (Germany).  In April 2018, Roeland Hendrikx recorded works for clarinet and orchestra of Mozart, Finzi and Bruch with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, in the famous Henry Wood Hall in London.  The CD will be released at the label Evil Penguin Classic in October 2018.

​Roeland Hendrikx is also passionate about chamber music. As a distinguished chamber musician, he  has performed at well known international music festivals and venues. He played with renowned artists and string quartets (amongst others Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort, Severin Von Eckardstein, Ursula Gorniak, France Springuel, Panocha Quartet, Tempera Quartet (Finland), Vega String Quartet (USA) and Danel Quartet. In 2015 Roeland Hendrikx set up his own chamber music ensemble, (Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble), which focuses on the rich repertoire for clarinet, piano and strings. 

​Roeland is teaching clarinet at the Maastricht Conservatory (The Netherlands) and the LUCA School of Arts in Leuven (Belgium). He has given masterclasses in Europe, China, Japan, and the US.  For years (1998-2017), he has been clarinet soloist at the Belgian National Orchestra and La Monnaie, the National Opera of Belgium. 

​Roeland is Henri Selmer Paris artist.


The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world's finest symphony orchestras, balancing a long and distinguished history with a reputation as one of the UK's most adventurous and forward-looking orchestras.

As well as giving classical concerts and opera performances in the UK and internationally, we also record film and video game soundtracks, have our own record label, and reach thousands of people every year through activities for schools and our local communities.

The Orchestra was founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1932, and since then has been headed by many of the great names in the conducting world, including Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. The Orchestra's current Principal Conductor is Vladimir Jurowski, appointed in 2007. Andrés Orozco-Estrada became our Principal Guest Conductor in 2015.