D’Addario Reserve Classic: the reed of choice for the winners of the 2018 Concours de Genève International Music Competition


On Wednesday November 14, 2018, Kevin Pedro Spagnolo, Vitor Fernandes, and Carlos Ferreira all placed in the top three at the Concours de Genève International Music Competition for Clarinet Performance.

All three winners play Reserve Classic reeds, which offer tonal color, depth, and flexibility. We’re honored that our commitment to innovative reed-making supports the achievements of today’s most exciting and demanding clarinet artists.

“The consistency of D’Addario Reeds is unparalleled,” says D’Addario Artist Vitor Fernandes. “Since I started to play with D’Addario reeds, I immediately felt a sense of freedom that allowed me to focus on the music itself without worrying about the material performance. This level of consistency is essential for every musician that aims for a performance of excellence.”

Kevin Spagnolo and Vitor Fernandes study under D’Addario artist and professor Romain Guyot at the Haute École de Musique (HEM) in Geneva, Switzerland. Carlos Ferreira did study under Nuno Pinto, another key D’Addario artist and professor at Escola Superior De Música E Artes Do Espetáculo (ESMAE) in Porto, Portugal.

Congratulations to all.