Andreas Ottensamer wins chair in Berlin using a Légère reed!
As reported in Die Press, August 26, 2010: Andreas Ottensamer recently won a Solo Clarinet position with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Ottensamer prevailed in heavy competition for the position using a Légère German Cut clarinet reed and the PlayEasy system from Austrian mouthpiece master Nick Kückmeier. In the final pairing of the competition, both players were playing Légère! Mr. Ottensamer joins the other Solo Clarinetist in Berlin, Wenzel Fuchs, who also plays with Légère reeds. What more can we say?
Légère synthetic reeds work at the highest level possible, but are also a very cost effective solution for students since they last so long.
You can see the Die Presse article here: http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/klassik/590298/index.do