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Kornel Wolak

Music Literature

Kornel Wolak
Highly acclaimed for his musical imagination and astonishing versatility. “Control, and a smooth, elegant expressivity… are what make Wolak shine.” (John Terauds, the Toronto Star) Regularly appears in recitals as soloist with American and European orchestras as well as chamber musician. A “Fryderyk” nominee, Poland’s highest recording award, he is a regular fixture on the CBC, Classical 96.3 FM, Public Radio International, and in the US, NPR. Regularly gives master classes and lectures in Europe, Asia and both Americas. His newly published book “Articulation Types on Clarinet (and Saxophone)” has become a bestseller world-wide among the woodwind community. 
Since 2015 is actively involved in research on the role of oral articulators in clarinet playing at the Speech-Language Pathology Department, University of Toronto. This work resulted in a series of publications on various aspects of clarinet playing techniques. 
He is the founder of Music Mind Inc., an initiative that promotes music education through research and understanding. 
Since 2018 Dr. Wolak is a clarinet instructor at Queen’s University.