The life of the International Bass Clarinet Association is based on every member's idea, desire and suggestion. Community is growing and spreading the birth of educational projects and research.


Stefano Cardo

Stefano Cardo

President and founder

Principal bass clarinet of the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and founder of the C.I.R.C.B. and

Claudia Tacchino

Claudia Tacchino


University teacher and consultant for management of the arts. She hardly encouraged the foundation of I.B.C.A.

Salvatore Frammartino

Salvatore Frammartino


Very talented teacher and foundamental stone of the association.

Daniela Fiorentino

Daniela Fiorentino

Artistic Director

Visionary events creator and cross-style skilled bass clarinet and clarinet player/teacher of "Tchaikovsky" Music Academy.

Harry Sparnaay
(1944 - 2017)

to the memory of a great man and musician

Harry Sparnaay


We desire to remember him

Harry Sparnaay has been one of the gratest soloist of the bass clarinet. He dedicated all his life to the evolution of the language of the composition and to expand the bass clarinet repertoire. He travelled all over the world to raise awareness about the peculiarities of the instrument.

Since the foundation of the I.B.C.A. Harry was appointed as Honorary President for all the work he did for the bass clarinet along his career.

The International Bass Clarinet Research Center - C.I.R.C.B. is carrying out a collection of his audio works.

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