141The female clarinettist Sabine Grofmeier is considered one of the most outstanding artists within her genre. Today she is being mentioned by the press on the same level as the star clarinettists Sabine Meyer and Sharon Kam. Sabine Grofmeier’s large, warm dark sound, not to mention technical and musical brilliance, have left all  astounded.

Sabine Grofmeier, who was born in Marl, Germany, studied with Hans-Dietrich Klaus and Frits Hauser in Detmold, Stefan Schilling in Graz, Austria, and Eduard Brunner in Saarbrücken. She received additional tutoring from renowned soloists, including Sabine Meyer, Wolfgang Meyer, Ralph Manno, Ulf Rodenhäuser, Kjell Fageus and Thomas Friedli.

Holder of the Young Artist Award of the GWK in Münster, Sabine Grofmeier held scholarships at the Stiftung Villa Musica of the State Rheinland-Pfalz, at the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), the Richard Wagner Society, and the Schwetzinger Festspiele.

As solo clarinetist Sabine Grofmeier performed with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Philharmonia of the Nations, and the Orchestra Academy of Bayerischer Rundfunk under the direction of Hans Zender, Justus Frantz, Semyon Bychkov, and Dimitri Kitajenko. Since 2000 she has appeared as solo clarinetist with the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn and the Kölner Kammerorchester. She has also been a regular guest with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken, the Ensemble Musikfabrik NRW, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, and Düsseldorfer Philharmoniker.

Sabine Grofmeier has given solo concert performances in the most prestigious german concert halls, including Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Glocke in Bremen, Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Großer NDR-Sendesaal Hannover, Meistersingerhalle Nuremberg, Beethovenhalle Bonn, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Herkulessaal in Munich. The clarinetist has worked as a soloist, chamber musician, and as a teacher in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Israel, Great Britain, Spain, Sweden, France and Australia.

Since 2007 Sabine Grofmeier has been the artistic director of the International Musicfestival Capdepera in Mallorca, Spain as well as the Diemersteiner Musiktage near Kaiserslautern.


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