Products Used

During my music performing career I had the opportunity to play clarinets from many of the world’s leading manufacturers. Most of them have an excellent sound, but Backun instruments top them all with not just an ideal timbre and intonation, even tone row and dynamic flexibility; with them, achieving all these things is much easier, and it needs lesser physical efforts. So, I made my choice: Backun are my instruments!

Biography

Oleg Kashuba (1979), a Ukrainian musician performing classical solo, orchestra and chamber music. He is actively touring Ukraine and other European countries with concerts.

Oleg is a laureate of several international contests, both as a soloist and as a chamber ensemble musician.

Oleg has been playing music since he was 8 years old. After graduating from Mikhail Glinka Dnipropetrovsk State College of Music (the class taught by V. Zolotonosov), he continued his education in Kyiv, at Pyotr Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music of Ukraine (the class taught by Professor V. Tikhonov), from which he graduated in 2004 with a master’s degree. Afterwards, he completed a postgraduate school (2005-2009). During the period of study, he participated in master classes held by world-renowned clarinetists, such as Patrick Messina, Yevgeni Petrov, Marcio Pereira, Andre Vieira, Vladimir Skorokhodov, Philippe Cuper.

Oleg Kashuba performed as a soloist in many orchestras across the country, including Kyiv National Opera Theater, Dnipropetrovsk Opera Theater, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Pops Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, and Folk Instruments Orchestra of Ukraine.

Oleg was also a member of Prestige wind quintet, with which he toured Ukraine and other countries.

Presently, Oleg Kashuba is a free performer giving solo concerts on the best stages in Ukraine and abroad, and conducting private classes.



Products Used

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