Severine Sierens - Clarinet


Severine Sierens started her musical studies at the age of 8 at the 'Kunstacademie' in Zomergem where she initially choose violin. Severine switched to clarinet at the age of 11 and started taking lessons by Stefaan Cornelus at the academy in Deinze.

Severine obtained her Master's degree in Arts at the Lemmens Institute 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 at the same institution. Besides clarinet Severine further specialized in E-flat clarinet with Mr David Van Maele. Since September 2018 started Severine to study at the Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg (NL) to obtain a 'Master of Music' degree.

Severine has also attended masterclasses by: Freddy Arteel, Robert Spring, Robert Walzel, Louis Rossi, Howard Klug, Thomas Friedli, Thomas Röthlisberger, Eli Eban, Michel Arrignon, Hideaki Iwai, Marie Picard, Fan Lei and Jan Guns.

Severine has succesfully taken part in several competitions in Belgium and abroad. She was provincial champion in 2000 when winning the soloist competition by Fedekam and in 2001 she won the National title. Severine was a semi finalist at the 'Young Artist Competition' by the International Clarinet Association in Vancouver in 2007 and semi finalist at the 12th International Clarinet Competition Ciro Scarponi in Todi in 2014.

Severine performed, as a freelance musician, in the 'Brussels Philharmonic', 'Flemisch Opera' and the 'Royal Chapel of the Belgian Airforce'. In January 2016 she performed in the 'Théâtre de Liège' during the project 'Moby Dick - en répétition'. Besides that she is a teacher at the 'Academie voor muziek, woord en dans' in Ghent and the 'Stedelijke Academie voor Muziek, Woord en Dans' Oudenaarde. 

Severine is member of chamber music ensembles 'Klarinetensemble Solido' and 'Venturi Woodwind Quintet' She is an active memberof the clarinetchoirs 'Claribel Clarinet Choir Guido Six' and 'The International Clarinets'.

Severine has been a soloist with 'Ciurlionis Stringquartet' from Lithuania, 'The University of Utah Windensemble', 'The International Clarinets', music association 'Da Capo' from Leeuwarden, windband 'Yver en Eendracht' from Kaprijke,  'Claribel Clarinet Choir Guido Six' at TMEA in San Antonio and Midwest Clinic in Chicago, 'Simon Bolivar Youth Symphony Band', the ‘Free State Symphony’ of Bloemfontein (South Africa) where she was invited as guest artist during the ‘International Clarinet Extravaganza', 'Symfonisch Ensemble Querceto', the 'Roman Quartet' and 'L'Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine'.

Severine is the conductor of the Royal Windband 'Concordia' from Waarschoot and the 'Koninklijke Fanfare Willen is Kunnen' from Wippelgem. She is since 2014 administrative manager of International Music Promotion vzw (Organizer of the 'International Clarinet Competition Ghent').

Severine plays on the Buffet Crampon Tosca clarinets.