A quick note on the availability of the Virtuoso mouthpiece,
the Zinner situation develops, mouthpiece vendors will begin exhausting
their supply of Zinner based mouthpiece blanks, The Virtuoso is made
from a highly-modified, proprietary blank manufactured by me by
Zinner. Luckily, I have several hundred blanks on hand to continue to
supply this extremely popular mouthpiece!
In the meantime, I am re-designing the blank to be manufactured by CNC, with availability starting toward the end of 2018.
Virtuoso Mouthpiece was introduced at ClarinetFest 2016, where it
was an immediate success. Since then, hundreds of mouthpieces have
started to appear in concert halls and opera houses throughout the U.S.
Features of the Virtuoso mouthpiece
- Free Blowing
- Fun to Play
It lets you play the way you want to!
The Virtuoso is
the very best mouthpiece I know how to make. After eighteen years
of hand-finishing over 10,000 mouthpieces, I have put everything I
know into this design. It is now my best selling mouthpiece!
This mouthpiece is for the most discerning orchestral clarinetist. Passages such as the
ultra-soft solos in Tschaikovsky's Sixth, the rapid tonguing
in Mendelssohn's Fourth, or the jazzy glissando in
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue can all be played with equal ease.
- Crafted with a hand-filed baffle for the best tone and response.
- Available in one facing - 1.10 tip.
for Vandoren V12 #3 1/2 reeds. May also be played with a #4 for a
darker and even more focused sound.
Feedback on the Virtuoso is coming in:
.......I liked the Virtuoso from the first blow. (I started with
a V12 #4, and my first thought was that the mouthpiece was having a
love affair with this reed.) No hard work at all.........
........I wasn't in the market for a new mouthpiece, but the minute
I tried the Virtuoso, I knew it would be a great orchestral mouthpiece
for me. With this mouthpiece you have the tonal resources to soar over
an orchestra, or almost disappear with a beautiful sound.........
.......I have been getting very good feedback (including unsolicited,
which is always a good sign!) on the sound I am getting from your
Back in November, you kindly sent me two Virtuoso mouthpieces, one for
Bflat Clarinet and one for Bass Clarinet! Iíve been meaning to email you
to tell you how beautifully they play, so happy am I that I am just
about to place an order for another Bflat Virtuoso mouthpiece!
Principal Clarinet, Opera North, Leeds, England.
The price is $310, plus
shipping and, for Illinois residents, Illinois sales tax
Available without ligature and cap, or with Rovner 1R Dark ligature and cap.
To pay with a credit card, call me at 847-266-8644.