Alain Wozniak, born in 1958 in Lens, France,  conducts the Wind Symphonic Youth Orchestra Friedrichshafen, with whom he has repeatedly led to success in international competitions. He also conducts orchestras in Switzerland;  The Musikverein Konkordia Au, and the Stadtmusik Harmonie, Schaffhausen. He also teaches clarinet at the music school in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

As an instrumentalist and soloist, Alain Wozniak  has played in the European Wind Ensemble and in various symphony orchestras throughout Europe. He is a member of the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Bodensee-Oberschwaben. His wide repertoire as a soloist includes concertos for clarinet; Mozart, Weber, C. Nielsen, M. Ellerby, and more as well  as chamber music literature.

In  jazz, Alain Wozniak is a member of the Collective of Improvising Artists (CIA) from Dornbirn Austria. In addition, he works intensively with arranging and orchestration for Orchestra.

His language is music and he seeks to communicate intensity of emotion and interaction. He is interested in how sound travels throughout space and in the mind: cycles, colors, and  modulating intensity.

Wozniak has a degree in electronics from the University of Science and Technology in Villeneuve d’ Asq, France and music (clarinet) from Hochschule der Künste, Berlin. He studied at the conservatories in Lille, Strasbourg and earned his third degree in conducting at the Conservatory of Feldkirch.

His conducting mentors were Professor Maurice Hamers from Leopold Mozart Center at the University of Augsburg, and Mag. Thomas Ludescher, Landeskonservatorium Feldkirch, Austria.

From 1985 until 2001  he was  principal clarinetist at the Theater des Westens Berlin.  In addition, he served from 1998 as a lecturer for clarinet and ensemble at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler.

Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra
Guest Conductor: Alain Wozniak
June 2015