An active member of Ensemble21 directed by Marc Collet, clarinetist Benjamin Maneyrol has been striving for several years to stimulate creation for his instrument with the aim of building up a Belgian repertoire for the 21st century. His desire to orient creation towards the clarinet inspired him to create this new chamber concerto project with Ensemble21 (8 musicians).

The shimmering sounds of Claude Ledoux, the poetic experiences of Denis Bosse and the extraordinary sound installations of Sarah Wéry will guide the public in this exploration of the instrument, with an interlude for an ensemble piece from the imagination of composer Jacqueline Fontyn.

This eclectic evening will take listeners on an initiatory journey to discover Belgian creations for the clarinet from every angle.
And the breath made its sound!


Jacqueline FontynCréation mondiale 2023 – for clarinet, flute, piano, violin, viola and cello 

Claude Ledoux – Création mondiale 2023 – for clarinet and ensemble

Sarah WeryCréation mondiale 2023 – for clarinet and ensemble

Denis BosseCréation mondiale 2023 – for clarinet and ensemble

Clarinet/Bass clarinet solo  – Benjamin Maneyrol

Artistic direction and conductor – Marc Collet


Anne Davids – flute

Dichje Minne – horn

Max Charue – percussion

Aymeric De Villoutreys and Laurent Houque – violins

Akiko Okawa – viola

Merry Havard – cello

Géry Cambier – double bass

In co-production with Festival LOOP and Forum de la création musicale, supported by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles