Dr. Vanguel Tangarov performed as a concertmaster of the International Clarinet Association professors’ clarinet choir during the 2016 ICA Clarinet Fest in Laurence, Kansas, in August. He was invited to lead an ensemble comprised of 69 clarinet professors from universities and music educational institutions from all over the world. During the week, Dr. Tangarov performed a solo recital, premiering two solo clarinet pieces dedicated to him: Gestures for Solo Clarinet by Dimitar Ninov and Capriccio for Solo Clarinet by Zornitsa Petrova. Tangarov was also featured at the Vandoren Artists Recital and the Buffet Crampon Final Gala Extravaganza sharing the stage with World Class clarinet soloist from Juilliard School, National Symphony Orchestra, Boston Conservatory, Montreal Symphony, and Paris Opera.
During the week of June 21-28, Tangarov and Dr. Adah Toland Jones, flute, presented master classes and performed recitals during the VII International Festival ‘Balabanov’s House Music Days” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Texas State students Vikas Chopra, Kristian Kostadinov and Luis Corpus – clarinet and Jessica Hall, Sarah Solomon, Stephanie Garcia and Ziqing Guan – flute, performed at the Musicartissimo Master Classes Final Recital. They studied with the Musicartissimo Master Classes faculty and the festival guest clinicians Philippe Cuper, Principal Clarinet of Paris Opera and Clarinet Professor at the Conservatory at La Bastille in Paris, France, and Lydia Oshavkova, Professor of Flute at the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” Sofia, Bulgaria.
During the end of May and the beguiling of June, Dr. Tangarov presented a clarinet master class at the Facultad de Musica de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey Mexico. He was featured at three recitals in Monterrey and Mexico City, part of the Cervantino International and Parnassos International Music Festivals in Mexico, performing Mozart & Brahms Clarinet Quintets with the Sofia String Quartet.