Harald started playing
bass but switched over to clarinet when he was 16. He was
enough to get accepted to the Wuerzburg Conservatory and studied there
with Frofessor Flackus for the next 5+ years. He continued to tutor Harald
even during his medical school training.
performed the Weber clarinet concerto with the Academic Orchestra of Wuerzurg,
and played chamber music with many folks
in Germany and the US. Some years ago he did the Beethoven trio in
Chicago. Later, he joined the Doctor's Symphony in Philadelphia,
and more recently, the Hamden Symphony here in CT.
the ACMP (Amateur Chamber Music Player) society, Harald has
many fellow musicians in and around New Haven, and they had
of 'Hausmusik" ever since. Trained in classical music he had
played with a band before joning the SCCB.
clarinets were made by H. Wurlitzer; they are Oehler, not the Boehm
system clarinets. It has a fuller sound but is harder to intonate and requires
more lip control and heavier reeds than the more common French/Boehm
clarinets everybody is familiar with.
is an infectious diseases physician by training and worked with Bayer for
the last 12 years in antibiotic development. Now he has been offered
a position with Novartis to head their worldwide infectious diseases program
and is in the process of relocating to NJ. He said, "I am very
sorry that my stint with the SCCB was such a short one; "I'll miss the
and especially my friends in the clarinet and woodwind
and our conductor, Steve."