A richer sound for clarinets | EU funds supported development of much sought-after mouthpieces

A richer sound for clarinets | EU funds supported development of much sought-after mouthpieces
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EU financing has helped the creation of PlayEasy, a range of clarinet mouthpieces with plastic reeds. Designed by Nick Kückmeier, founder of Austrian company Playnick, the mouthpieces give a rich, full sound. Musicians from all over the world come to the region of Styria to find out more. Playnick was founded in 2001. In German, ‘Nick’ stands for ‘new intelligent computer-aided clarinet products’ Its PlayEasy system is protected by patent All of the reeds and mouthpieces can be tried out on the company’s premises under expert guidance Playnick has been granted a €150,000 loan guaranteed by the EU

EU contribution
€150 000
Project location
Styria
Time frame
2014 to 2016

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