"Even though I have only been playing the MoBa for a month, it has been an incredible journey to get to know this instrument. It has a beautiful soul and superior voice as well as intonation. It is a work of art."

Biography

Giovanni Bertoni is a master student at the Yale School of Music. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied with Richard Hawkins. Bertoni is a winner of the 2017 Backun International Clarinet Competition, held in Nashville, TN (USA). That same year, he substituted in the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. During 2015/16, Bertoni was selected by the Oberlin Conservatory to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and has toured with the Oberlin Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble. Bertoni has participated in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Musica Riva Festival, soundSCAPE Festival, Round Top Festival Hill Institute (TX), Cleveland’s Stars in the Classics concert series and the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. Other major teachers include Ricardo Morales, David Shifrin and Corrado Giuffredi.



Fit and Sizing

Barrels

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel

Selmer Paris

Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Yamaha CSG

Yamaha CSG I, II and III

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha (including CSG), and most other brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short M13/15
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium 5RV/M30/BD5
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long B40/B45
CG Proprietary Synthetic Open Long BD4/B40
Z Hard Rod Rubber Extreme Open Long BD7

Vocalise Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
CG
Proprietary Synthetic Open Long B46/B50

Alpha Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
Bb Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre
Bass Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre