Prism Quartet

Intriguing programs of great beauty and breadth have distinguished the Prism Quartet as one of America’s foremost chamber ensembles. "A bold ensemble that set the standard for contemporary-classical saxophone quartets" (The New York Times), Prism has been presented by in Carnegie Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and toured throughout Latin America, China, and Russia under the auspices of the U.S. Information Agency and USArtists International. Prism has also been presented to critical acclaim as soloists with the Detroit Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra, and conducted residencies at the nation’s leading conservatories, including the Curtis Institute and the Oberlin Conservatory. Two-time recipients of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, Prism has commissioned over 250 works, many by internationally celebrated composers, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Julia Wolfe, William Bolcom, Jennifer Higdon, Zhou Long, and Bernard Rands, and MacArthur “Genius” Award recipients Bright Sheng and Miguel Zenón. Prism's discography includes releases on Albany, ECM, innova, Koch, Naxos, New Dynamic, New Focus, and its own newly launched label, XAS Records. In 2016, PRISM was named by the University of Michigan, as the first recipient of the Kendall Award in recognition of its work in "collaboration, entrepreneurship, and community engagement".
Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone
Taimur Sullivan, alto saxophone
Matthew Levy, tenor saxophone
Zachary Shemon, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 11 2018
    12:15

    Prism Quartet

    recital

    Roshanne Etezady (1973): Keen
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Schumann Bouquet - Lieber Mai, Knecht Ruprecht , Sheherazade, Ländler,  Sehr langsam, Lied italienischer Marinari
    Elizabeth Hoffman (1961): parcels of clarity (European premiere)

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Quadrivium Quartet

Quadrivium Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2014 by current and former students at the University of Illinois School of Music with a passion for new music and its importance in the school system. The four members are accomplished soloists and educators in their own rights, having commissioned numerous works for saxophone. Dr. Chris Anderson teaches at Richland Community College and has a flourishing private saxophone and clarinet studio. Jennifer Anderson teaches elementary and junior high music in Ogden, Illinois. Dr. Pin-Hua Chen is Adjunct Lecturer of Saxophone at National Sun Yat-sen University and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Saxophone at National University of Tainan. Dr. Nathan Mandel is co-Director and saxophonist for Suono Mobile USA and Music Operations Manager at the University of Illinois School of Music.
Chris Anderson, soprano saxophone
Jennifer Anderson, alto saxophone
Pin-Hua Chen, tenor saxophone
Nathan Mandel, baritone saxophone

Quartet Hayate 

Hayate means a wind which blows gently, but fresh. The Hayate Quartet is always looking for the best way to blend traditional, French-style and original Japanese-style arrangements for saxophone. With the idea to create a brighter and future-oriented saxophone musicality. Norihiko Takiue performs as a soloist, and chamber musician. He also works as a part-time instructor at Kunitachi College of Music, Nagoya University of Arts and Music, Tokai University School of Humanities and Culture, Department of Arts and the Junior and Senior High Schools which are attached to Kunitachi College of Music. Sayaka Takeuchi studied saxophone and graduated from Kunitachi College of Music. She has developed her skills under Mr. Katsuki Tochio, Professor Keiji Shimoji, Mr. Takenobu Nohara. She works as a part-time instructor for a music course at Toride Girls Junior High and Senior High School which are attached to Seitoku University. Hisashi Onuki entered Tokyo University of the Arts in 1990 and graduated in 1994. He completed his master course study in the same university in 1996. He has developed his saxophone skills under Professor Keiji Munesada, Professor Nobuya Sugawa, and Professor Kazuo Tomioka. He also studied chamber music under Professor Kazuo Tomioka. Besides being a concert soloist, he holds courses and masterclasses for brass bands all over Japan. He works as a part-time instructor at Senzokugakuen College of Music, the Junior High School which is attached to Tamagawa University. Hirotoshi Sato graduated from Kunitachi College of Music. He won the highest level award among the wind instrument university students section in the 10th The Great Wall China International Music Competition. He has developed his saxophone skills under Keiji Shimoji, and Kazuyuki Hayashida. He also studied chamber music under Norihiko Takiue, Masato Kumoi, and Keiji Shimoji. He works as a part-time instructor at Yamaha popular music school. 
Norihiko Takiue, soprano saxophone
Sayaka Takeuchi, alto saxophone
Hisashi Onuki, tenor saxophone
Hirotoshi Sato, baritone saxophone
http://takiue.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    17:00

    Quartet Hayate 

    recital

    Itaru Sakai (1970): Sonatine No. 2 for saxophone quartet Op. 167 - Allegro, Andante, Vivace (premiere performance)
    Shuhei Tamura (1986): The Night of Prometheus  for saxophone quartet (premiere performance)
    Yasuhide Ito (1960): Saxophone Quartet No. 2 - Allegro molto, Adagio (for baritone saxophone), Moderato (for tenor saxophone), Allegretto (for soprano saxophone), Lento (for alto saxophone), Allegro molto (European premiere)

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Quartet Iberosudamericano

Sara Zazo Romero finished her superior studies at Badajoz Conservatory with professor Vicente Contador. She completed her formation with professor Marie-Bernadette Charrier in Bordeaux and with Prof. Pierre-Stéphane Meugé at HEMU de Lausanne (Switzerland). In 2016 she won a Second Prize of Kiefer Hablitzel Stiftung and three Fondations support her career. She collaborates regularly with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Orchestre de Chambre de Geneve. In 2016 she gained a position at Lucerne Festival Academy. She is the founding member of Cexsaxo Duo and Sax Consort. Since 2016 she has been the principal saxophone teacher at Conservatoire de La Broye (Switzerland). Bera Romairone studied at the National University of Arts (Buenos Aires) where she obtained the 1st Prize in the First Chamber Music Competition of the UNA. In 2011, she received a scholarship from Mozarteum to study with Arno Bornkamp in the Netherlands. She finished her Masters with Marie-Bernadette Charrier at the Conservatory of Bordeaux. She is currently a part of the interdisciplinary collective Young Blood Initiative and participates in different festivals of contemporary music (International Academy Darmstadt, Impuls, Delian Academy). Diego Carretero Menayo finished his superior studies with Professor Vicente Contador in 2011. He regularly collaborates with Extremadura Symphonic Orchestra. In 2006 he won the 2nd prize in V Concurso Nacional de Interpretación Intercentros in Spain and in 2014 the third prize in V Concurso Internacional Vitor Santos in Portugal. He obtained the Diplôme National Supérieur, specializing his studies in contemporary music with Professor Marie-Bernadette Charrier. He is the founding member of Cexsaxo Saxophone Duo. Andrés Castellani started his music studies in Buenos Aires and he continued them with Marie-Bernardette Charrier. He finished his Masters degree in the Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg, under Philippe Geiss. An advocate of new music, he was a member of Ensamble LEMC, No Input, Miradas Cruzadas. He now plays with the Ensemble Container # GVA and Macunaiming Ensemble. He also performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre Symphonique, etc.
Sara Zazo Romero, saxophonist
Bera Romairone, saxophonist
Diego Carretero Menayo, saxophonist 
Andrés Castellani, saxophonist 
http://www.beraromairone.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    12:00

    Quartet Iberosudamericano

    recital

    Stylianos Dimou (1988): Drops (premiere performance)
    Matías Ramisch (1983): La jaula de Oro (premiere performance)

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Quartet Prélude

Prélude was born of the restlessness of four professional saxophonists, with inexhaustible spirit of improvement and a life dedicated to the study and pedagogy of the saxophone. The Quartet interprets a wide repertoire that includes transcriptions of baroque and classical works, original works for saxophone, as well as works of popular character like tango, Spanish music or music with jazz connotations. The members of the quartet continue to take classes with renowned saxophonists such as Habanera saxophones quartet, Diastema saxophone quartet, Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Vincent David, etc. From the pedagogical point of view, the members teach numerous courses and take part in conferences throughout Andalusia and their main objective is to instill the appreciation for music and the saxophone in others. Much of the quartet's repertoire is based on the original quartets for saxophone, many of which were premiered and dedicated to the quartet itself. The quartet is in constant contact with the composers, working with them on the timbral and expressive possibilities of the saxophone and the extension. At the moment, all of the members of the quartet are teachers in different conservatories in Andalusia.
Juan Antonio Martínez Valverde, soprano saxophoneJose Ramón Olmo Fernández, alto saxophoneFrancisco José Sánchez Fernádez, tenor saxophoneFrancisco Javier Nieto Checa, baritone saxophone
http://www.preludesax.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    10:00

    Quartet Prélude

    recital

    Juan Antonio Simarro González (1973): Cuarteto de saxos No. 1 - Allegretto, Lento, Andante, Allegro (premiere performance)

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Quartetto Obrigado

Quartetto Obrigado was formed in 2013 as an enthusiastic group of Louisiana based saxophonists that enjoy coming together to perform new music for saxophone quartet. They have performed recitals and conferences in New Mexico, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, and at the 17th World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg. The group is comprised of Dr. Griffin Campbell Distinguished Professor of Saxophone at Louisiana State University, Taylor Barbay Assad, professor at Nicholls State University, Jennifer C. Foret, Gifted and Talented Music Teacher in Slidell, LA, and Brina Bourliea Faciane, professor of saxophone at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Griffin Campbell, soprano saxophone
Taylor Barbay Assad, alto saxophone
Jennifer C. Foret, tenor saxophone
Brina Bourliea Faciane, baritone saxophone
https://www.facebook.com/obrigado4/
  • Jul 12 2018
    09:15

    Quartetto Obrigado

    recital

    Philip Schuessler (1976): Sunburst Carousel
    Stephen David Beck (1959): Chasing Baby Bumblebees

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Quatour B Saxophone Quartet

Quatuor B Saxophone Quartet is one of the leading Japanese saxophone quartets, established in 2007. The name of the quartet originated from their common blood type, type B. They are registered artists of the Japan foundation for Regional Art-Activities and perform all over the nation, playing in halls and schools and participating in many community based activities. Their first CD "To B continued…" was released in 2010, and their second CD "Saxophone Renaissance" in 2014. They participated in the XVII. World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg (France). The members of the quartet are Sadahito Kunisue, Masaya Yamaura, Sumichika Arimura and Gentaro Koyama.
Sadahito Kunisue, soprano saxophone
Masaya Yamaura, alto saxophone
Sumichika Arimura, tenor saxophone
Gentaro Koyama, baritone saxophone
http://http://www.saxkunisue.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    10:30

    Quatour B Saxophone Quartet

    recital

    Jun Nagao (1964): Comets from The Planets by Trouvere for saxophone quartet
    Takashi Niigaki (1970): Ballade for saxophone quartet
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 for saxophone quartet (arr. Yasuhide Ito)

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Quatour International de Saxophones

The Quatuor International de Saxophones is composed of musicians living at the four corners of world: France, Canada, Japan and the United States. These musicians have developed a sincere and enduring personal friendship reinforced by their similar musical aesthetics, their professional background and their various meetings and performances at saxophone conferences and musical festivals throughout the world, as well as their regular participation as jury members of international musical competitions, such as those in Belgium, France, Ukraine, Russia, Thailand, etc. Their careers have brought the musicians, international soloists and professors in their respective countries’ conservatories and universities, to debut this quartet for the WSCXIII in Minneapolis (2003). The experiment was a triumph; meeting both the expressive and technical needs of the music, as well as providing a dimension of friendship that supports communication and success in chamber music. The group has built upon their debut by organizing series of concerts each year: in Belgium, Canada, France, Japan, Slovenia, Thailand and the USA, etc. They have commissioned other new works by composers Francois Rossé, Roger Boutry, Sylvain Kassap, Frederic Devreese, Kushida Testurosuke, and Carleton Macy. “This is a remarkable quartet. The deep friendship of the four members comes through clearly in their performances. Since they are four of the world’s leading classical saxophonists, the level of playing is outstanding”  (Saxophone Journal, Nov/Dec 2009).  Each year since 2003, the members have met in different parts of the world to perform together and explore new directions in contemporary music from composers of diverse cultural and national backgrounds. Their first recording is titled Quatuor International de Saxophones Live!! 
Jean-Pierre Baraglioli, soprano saxophone
William Street, alto saxophone
Keiji Munesada, tenor saxophone
Richard Dirlam, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 12 2018
    18:00

    Quatour International de Saxophones

    recital

    Andriy Talpash (1974): Widdendream for solo alto saxophone and saxophone quartet (premiere performance)

    Chen Yi (1953): Feng 2 (premiere performance)

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Quattro Temperamenti Saxophone Quartet

The Quattro Temperamenti Saxophone Quartet was formed by saxophonists who originated from the chamber music classes of Gordan Tudor and Timea Kalmar at the Novi Sad Academy of Arts. The ensemble was formed in 2014 and the name was inspired by the eponymous composition written by Ivan Brkljačić– as hommage to the very first Serbian contemporary work for saxophone quartet which is a part of the ensemble’s repertoire. This chamber ensemble has achieved noted performances, warmly received by the audience and the critics. At the Davorin Jenko International competition, held in February 2015 in Belgrade, the quartet was awarded the First prize, winning the title Competition Laureate in the Chamber music discipline. In 2015, during the Showroom of contemporary sound, an annual festival of contemporary music held in Zagreb, the ensemble successfully premiered several compositions by young Serbian composers. This was the ensemble’s first performance outside Serbian borders. The quartet gave its second performance in Croatia during the saxophone masterclass Škola saksofona u Jaski in 2016, as a guest ensemble. Same year they performed at the concert of composer Ivan Brkljačić in Belgrade.
Srđan Paunović, soprano saxophone
Nikola Macura, alto saxophone
Lovro Livajić, tenor saxophone
Filip Orlović, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    13:30

    Quattro Temperamenti Saxophone Quartet

    recital

    Ivan Brkljačić (1977): SaxKolo
    Vladimir Korač (1986): Fragments of Green
    Gordan Tudor (1982): Nekoliko minijatura za kvartet saksofona / A Few Miniatures for Saxophone Quartet

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Quatuor Apollinaire

Quatuor Apollinaire Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) is the symbol of the ebullient and creative art of a troubled epoch in which experimentation abounded in all forms of art, science, society, and even revolution. An immense poet of deep ramifications, from his domestic roots to his vivacious artistic collaborations (paintings, music, theater), this “seeker of new horizons” greatly inspired the musicians of this ensemble with his many explorations. The quartet attempts, in its own manner, to reveal and revive from the past a repertoire still largely underestimated and deserving of new attention. Founded in 1994, and with at its base, the esteemed saxophone and piano duo Jean-Michel Goury/Yves Josset this ensemble of flute, piano, saxophone, and keyboards/voice primarily dedicates itself to chamber music from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. It also incorporates, however, the commissioning of contemporary works in order to enrich the literature of this unusual instrumental combination. Since 1996, the quartet has performed concerts and masterclasses throughout the U.S., Canada, Italy, Spain and Israel. Their first album was recorded in 2000. Quatuor Apollinaire performances are presented and commentated, making scenographic adaptions (lighting, spacing/placement) to selected works. 
Jean-Michel Goury, saxophone
Sophie Goury, flute
Yves Josset, piano
Marie-Christine Josset, piano/celesta
  • Jul 13 2018
    01:30

    Quatuor Apollinaire

    recital

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Chansons de Bilitis from Pierre Louys’ 7 Epigrammes antiques for celesta, flute, alto saxophone and piano (arr. Y. Josset)
    Bilitis et Mnasidika (premier performance)
    -suite of new chansons for flute (transverse, alto-flute and piccolo), piano (and prepared), saxophone (soprano, alto and tenor), celesta and declaimer

    Bucoliques en Pamphylie – excerpts (1st chapter):
    Jean-Luc Hervé (1960): La Pluie (Rain – 9th chanson)
    Mike Kuehn (1967): Le Tombeau des Naïades (Naïades Tomb – 46th chanson)
    Elégies a Mytilene – excerpts (2nd chapter):
    François Rosse (1945): Psapph – 48th chanson)
    André Hamel (1955): Le Tombeau sans nom (Nameless Grave – 59th chanson)
    Pierre Grouvel (1939): La Rivière de la forêt (Forest River – 13th chanson from Bucoliques en Pamphylie, 1st chapter)
    Epigrammes dans l'île de Chypre– excerpts (3rd chapter)
    Mark Engebretson (1964): La Pluie au matin (Morning Rain – 154th chanson)
    Thierry Alla (1955): L’ Eau pure du bassin (Clear Water from Pool – 112th chanson)
    Simone Movio (1978): La Métamorphose (Metamorphosis – 58th chanson from Elégies a Mytilene, 2nd chapter)
    Bernard Carlosema (1949): Premiere épitaphe (First epitaph – 156th chanson from Tombeau de Bilitis (Bilitis’ Grave)
    Rodrigo Lima (1976): Chant pastoral (Pastoral Chant, 2nd chanson from Bucoliques en Pamphylie, 1st chapter)
    Bahaa el Ansary (1991): Les Courtisanes égyptiennes (Egyptian courtesans – 105th chanson from Epigrammes dans l'île de Chypre, 3rd chapter)

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Quentin Hindley, conductor

A former viola player, Quentin Hindley studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) with Hungarian conductor Zsolt Nagy between 2007 and 2012, receiving first prizes in conducting, orchestration and analysis. Further studies followed with Pierre Boulez, Paavo and Neeme Järvi, Susanna Mälkki, Jorma Panula and Michail Jurowski. His extensive knowledge of contemporary music has earned him invitations from the Orchestre National de Lille to conduct the French premiere of Tristan Murail’s work Reflections / Reflections, and from the Aix-en-Provence festival to conduct a new opera by Jonathan Dove: The Monster in the Maze.
Quentin Hindley, conductor

Quimera Quintet

Quimera Quintet has been working since September 2017 under professors Luís Pipa and Luís Ribeiro. The project started as a quartet (SaxUM) and recently it became a quintet with Catarina Trindade (piano). SaxUM was founded in 2016 in Braga by students of the music graduation at University of Minho with the purpose of expanding the capacity of communication and to find new paradigms as well as new musical languages. It develops most of the activity in the North of Portugal. SaxUM performed at EurSax 2017 in Oporto. SaxUM took part in masterclasses with the rewarded Quatuor Morphing and also with great musicians like the oboist Omar Zoboli and the saxophonist Marcus Weiss. Catarina Trindade has worked with different chamber music groups formations throughout her academic career and had the opportunity to perform pieces written by the greatest composers like Arensky, Beethoven, Brahms, Franck and Smetana. Catarina is currently a member of EPTA Portugal’s board.

Luís Salomé, soprano saxophone
Pedro Rebelo, alto saxophone
Gonçalo Vieira, tenor saxophone
Manuel Ferreira, baritone saxophone
Catarina Trindade, piano
  • Jul 11 2018
    16:00

    Quimera Quintet

    recital

    César Franck (1822-1890): Piano Quintet in F minor - Molto moderato quasi lento/Allegro, Lento con molto sentimento, Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco (arr. Quimera Quintet) (premiere performance) 

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Quirk Quartet and Richard Ingham

Quirk is a vibrant and flexible saxophone ensemble founded in 2015. They have performed as a duo, quartet, sextet, and as a larger ensemble in collaboration with some of the world’s finest saxophonists, including Claude Delangle, Philippe Geiss, and Jérôme Laran. Their recital at this World Saxophone Congress welcomes saxophonist and composer Richard Ingham, joining them to play one of his original compositions. Richard was the Director of the XVI World Saxophone Congress 2012 in St. Andrews, Scotland. His recent projects include the first UK performance of the saxophone version of Boulez’ Dialogues de L’Ombre Double in 2016. He has written many works, including Pieces for Five Players, premiered in this recital by the Quirk Quartet and Richard. Richard is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone (Cambridge University Press, 1999). Quirk have performed at venues across the UK; their innovative recitals span music from the classical saxophone repertoire to jazz and multimedia presentations. Composers and arrangers themselves, they present works by members of the quartet in this recital. The Quirk Quartet are Sarah Markham (soprano), Kenneth Wilkinson (alto), Chris Jolly (tenor), Sarah Hind (baritone).
Sarah Markham, soprano saxophone
Kenneth Wilkinson, alto saxophone
Chris Jolly, tenor saxophone
Sarah Hind, baritone saxophone
Richard Ingham, guest artist, saxophone
http://www.sarahmarkham.eu
  • Jul 10 2018
    15:30

    Quirk Quartet and Richard Ingham

    recital

    Richard Ingham (1954): Fanfare
    Chris Jolly (1986): Smudge
    Richard Ingham (1954): Pieces for 5 Players

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Ra+ Trio

Three japanese musicians met while studying in Strasbourg and formed Ra+. Since 2015 they have been trying to discover new point of view in the field of contemporary music. Yui Sakagoshi obtained her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Osaka College of Music under guidance of Asako Inoue, and a Master's Degree in Musical Interpretation at the Haute École des arts du Rhin in Strasbourg under the guidance of Philippe Geiss. She participated and performed on Saxopen in 2015, Portrait - Jean-Claude Risset, Festival Musica in Strasbourg, Academy of Stockhausen in Kürten. Kanae Mizobuchi is soprano who studied at the Kunitachi college of Music in Japan. She later continued to study at the CRR of Strasbourg in the class of Françoise Kubler and Marie Kobayashi. In 2017 she participated the Delian Academy for new music as a guest artist. Noriko Kawamura, percussionist, earned her Bachelor and Master degrees from Nagoya University of the Arts. The first prize winner at Gifu International Music Competition, Noriko started studying in France at the CRR of Lyon in 2012, and she currently studies at Haute École des arts du Rhin in Strasbourg under the guidance of Emmanuel Séjourne. Her performances include with the Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Relecture et Création, Emsemble Linea.
Yui Sakagoshi, saxophone
Kanae Mizobuchi, soprano
Noriko Kawamura, percussion
  • Jul 13 2018
    18:00

    Ra+ Trio

    recital

    Georges Aperghis (1945): Sept Crimes de l’Amour for soprano, soprano saxophone and percussion
    Thomas Kessler (1937): Is it? for soprano and soprano saxophone
    Thierry de Mey (1956): Silence must be!

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Raum-Musik für Saxophone

The Ensemble Raum-Musik für Saxophone is particularly interested in playing in unconventional venues. We are at home where sound becomes an Event. The Music is freely improvised but in each case adapted to the specific venue. We Focus on the spatial connotations of Music and consider a concert as an experience in space and time, exploring the multidimensionality of space: its acoustic, architectural and physical properties, its atmosphere, mood potential as well as emotional and sensual connotations. We are very well aware of the fact, that our concerts are different for every listener, depending very much on the specific Location and e.g. also on the Position and perspective of the listener. Our concerts are far from a typical Performance on stage; Players and audience typically are supposed to move around during a concert. Typical examples for venues are art museums, churches, public Swimming baths, water reservoirs, factories, Gasometers, Underground garages and the like. Each space conveys its unique concept, inspires Improvisation and does not act merely as an immovable parameter, but actually comes into play as a partner through the musical action. The Ensemble consists of 9 saxophonists and has been founded in 1985 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Christof Zürn, sopranino, alto saxophone
Rolf Schindler, soprano saxophone
Birgit Spahlinger, alto saxophone
Hannes Jung,  alto saxophone 
Markus Grüninger, alto saxophone
Ingrid Hartert Müller, tenor saxophone
Benno Müller, tenor saxophone
Dietrich Foth, baritone saxophone
Helmut Wetter, baritone saxophone

  • Jul 13 2018
    17:00

    Raum-Musik für Saxophone

    recital


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  • Jul 14 2018
    12:30

    Raum-Musik für Saxophone

    recital


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RE/SONO Saxophone Quartet

The Re/Sono is a saxophone quartet based in Strasbourg, France. Laureate of the 20th international chamber music competition of Illzach 2017 and 2017 Salieri-Zinetti international chamber music competition, the four members of Re/Sono finished their academic studies in some of Europe’s most prestigious musical institutes (Basel, Vienna, Bordeaux, Milan, Brussels and Strasbourg). Re/Sono is devoted to the original classical and contemporary repertoire of the saxophone, working with young composer in order to enlarge the instrument’s repertoire and involved in the regional musical life as interpreters and pedagogues.    
Romain Chaumont, soprano saxophone
Yanir Ritter, alto saxophone
Olivier Duverger, tenor saxophone
Alexandre Galvane, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    17:30

    RE/SONO Saxophone Quartet

    recital

    EXODUS  for saxophone quartet in 3 movements (premiere performance) 
                   - Matias Couriel (1986): Aljamia 
                   - Sergio Nunez Meneses (1989): Voix perdues qui rament  
                   - Mathias Berthod (1987): Aube 

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Rev Saxophone Quartet

The Rev Saxophone Quartet was formed by Kohei Ueno (Soprano), Yuki Miyakoshi (Alto), Jun Tsuzuki (Tenor), and Souichiro Tanaka (Baritone) in 2013. "Rev" comes from the word "rev" referring to an engine's revolution speed, which indicates the quartet’s concept that "playing music with its limitless energy and 'driving' to the place where everyone aims." The quartet has toured around Japan and played at various events including musical recitals and outreach events since its formation. Furthermore, they performed on the stage of Geidai Chamber Music Concert No. 41. They do not only play repertoire for quartet but they also perform with a piano and traditional Japanese instruments in order to pursue further possibility of saxophone quartets. The quartet released the 1st full album "The Rev Saxophone Quartet Debut Concert" on 23rd of August 2017.
Kohei Ueno, soprano saxophone
Yuki Miyakoshi, alto saxophone
Jun Tsuzuki, tenor saxophone
Souichiro Tanaka, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    17:00

    Rev Saxophone Quartet

    recital

    Nikolai Kapustin (1937): 24 Preludes Op. 43 - No. 17, No.9,  No 24 (arr. Youki Miyakoshi)
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Le Tombeau de Couperin - Prelude, Fugue, Menuet, Toccata (arr. Shoichi Asai)

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Rhett Bender and Wenjun Qi

Based on the West Coast of the United States Jitazax performers Wenjun Qi, guitar and Rhett Bender, saxophone; create a musical intersection for trans-pacific collaboration. Jitazax performs concerts featuring their interpretations of Chinese music and compositions for the guitar-saxophone duo. In the spring of 2018 they will tour China and Taiwan performing in Yantai, Zhengzhou, Nantong, Dali, Chengdu, and Taipei. Wenjun and Rhett Bender frequent soloist with international orchestras and are professors of music at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.
Wenjun Qi teaches guitar at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. She has won First Prize at the Fifth National Guitar Competition of China, both as a soloist and as part of a duet, and the American Guitar Society Bickford Award. Wenjun has performed concerts in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Xi’an and Fuzhou. Wenjun earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music where she studied with Brian Head, Scott Tennant, and William Kanengiser.
Rhett Bender is a Professor of Music at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. He is the soprano saxophonist with the Globe Saxophone Quartet and the Director of the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra. Bender is a guest artist-teacher at the Sichuan Conservatory of Classical Music in Chengdu, China and a Visiting Professor of Music at the School of Arts of Yantai University. He is the Region 1 Director of the North American Saxophone Alliance. Bender earned degrees from Iowa State University (BM) and the University of Georgia (MM, DMA) where he was a student of Kenneth Fischer.
Rhett Bender, saxophone
Wenjun Qi, guitar
http://saxophone.sou.edu
  • Jul 14 2018
    14:15

    Rhett Bender and Wenjun Qi

    recital

    Cornelius Boots (1974): Tadpole Nights for alto sax and guitar duo - Pool Wandering, Two Worlds, Moon Water
    Derek Keller (1971): Liminal Spaces for guitar and saxophone (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Vaclav Huml Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Robert Finegan

Robert Finegan is a young saxophonist from Stoneylane, Ireland. He was a winner of several prestigious competitions, including the Flax Trust Music Award, the DIT Briscoe Cup and Concerto competition, McCullough Cup Concerto and Senior Saxophone Competitions at ESB Feis Ceoil. Finegan has also held solo recitals at the Boyle Arts Festival and at the National Concert Hall at Fes Ceoil Gala Concert. He has taken lessons with world-renowned saxophonists Arno Bornkamp and Ties Mellema in Amsterdam.
  • Jul 10 2018
    17:00

    Robert Finegan

    recital

    Ian Wilson (1964): I Sleep at Waking

    John Buckley (1951): Arabesque
    Ian Wilson (1964): Between Stone and Sun for alto saxophone and tape, after Newgrange (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Svetislav Stančić Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Robert Young

Robert Young is an accomplished performer and teacher. He joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in the fall of 2016, and has collaborated and performed with many celebrated artists and ensembles throughout his career. Highlights include performances with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Chris Potter, Ravi Coltrane, Uri Caine, The Crossing, and PRISM Quartet. As a guest artist with the PRISM Quartet, Robert Young could be heard on The Crossing choir’s GRAMMY Award winning album, “Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century” (available on ECM Recordings).  As an active soloist and clinician, Dr. Young has appeared in residence as a guest at several institutions across the United States; including The University of North Texas, University of Michigan, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Pennsylvania State University. He holds degrees from the University of South Carolina (BM) and the University of Michigan (MM, DMA) where he studied with Clifford Leaman, Donald Sinta, and Andrew Bishop.


http://www.robertyoungsaxophone.com

Rogue Two

Rogue Two is an ensemble dedicated to the commissioning and performance of new music for saxophone and percussion.  Consisting of saxophonist Andrew J. Allen and percussionist Gordon Hicken, the group is especially interested in music that extends the timbral possibilities of this chamber combination.  They have performed throughout the United States, and their debut album of contemporary works is now available through Equilibrium Records.

Andrew Allen, saxophone
Gordon Hicken, percussion

http://www.allensax.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    15:00

    Rogue Two

    recital

    Igor Karača (1974): Mirror Sign for soprano saxophone (premiere performance)
    Jay C. Batzner (1974): Reflections on the Nature of Impermanence for tenor saxophone and snare drum - I., II., III., IV., V. (European premiere)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Fran Lhotka Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Roman Fojtíček and Michal Hanuš

Roman Fojtíček was born in 1963 in Hořice. He started playing clarinet and went to Teplice Conservatory where he graduated in 1987. He began his saxophone studies at Jaroslav Ježek’s Conservatory in Prague, where he graduated in 1994. Already during his university years he started cooperating with a number of jazz, dance, theatre and symphony orchestras. He is one of the founding members of the Bohemia Saxophone Quartet, with which he often performed in Prague, elsewhere in the Czech Republic, and abroad (Denmark, Germany, Austria, Indonesia, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and France). In 2003 he founded the Czech Sax Quartet. He works in many musical fields (e.g. The Sklep theatre) and has participated in many recordings for Czech radio and television. He plays with several Prague orchestras (the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the State Opera and the Prague Symphony Orchestra). He wants to pursue a solo career playing the saxophone. Michal Hanuš was born in 1980 in Vrchlabi, the Czech Republic. He studied organ playing at the Music Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and Musikkhøgskole Oslo.
Roman Fojtíček, saxophone
Michal Hanuš, organ
http://www.saxofon.cz
  • Jul 12 2018
    10:30

    Roman Fojtíček and Michal Hanuš

    recital

    Vladimír Wimmer (1960): Two Songs for soprano and alto saxophone and organ

    SAINT MARK'S CHURCH Trg Sv. Marka 5

Rosario Giuliani

The enthusiastic and triumphal tones used by the press to describe Rosario Giuliani's playing characteristics derive directly from the special sound he creates. With nonchalance he draws from his instruments a fluid phrasing style, at times dazzling, which naturally links him to great saxophonists such as Julian Cannonball Adderley, Art Pepper, and John Coltrane. Frequent comparisons are made spontaneously by his listeners. In 1996 he won the Massimo Urbani prize, and one year later he was named "Best Soloist" in addition to his own quartet which won the Best Group award at the European Jazz Contest in Belgium. In the year 2000 he took first place honours, by popular vote, in the Top Jazz contest in the New Talent category. The contest is held as an annual referendum by Musica Jazz magazine. His collaborations in the jazz field have been frequent and prestigious, having played together with the likes of Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Phil Woods, Enrico Rava, Franco D'Andrea, Donald Harrison, Marc Johnson, Joey BARON and Richard Galliano. After having made many recordings with various Italian and foreign record labels, in September of 2000 Rosario Giuliani signed an important contract with the prestigious French recording company, Dreyfus Jazz, with whom he has already recorded five very successful albums: Luggage, Mr. Dodo, More Than Ever, Anything else and Lennie's pennies. Giuliani divides his time between his Italian, European, and overseas commitments, performing regularly in the following festivals: Jazz a Liegi (Belgium), Gexto Jazz Festival (Spain), Blue Note Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York), Umbria Jazz (Italy), Jazz a Vienne (France), Jazz Baltica (Germany), etc. and in other jazz events that take place around the world. In the spring of 2006 he participated in a highly successful tour that took him to the principal cities of China.

http://www.rosariogiuliani.com

Roya Saxophone Quartet and Zvezdana Novaković

ROYA Quartet is a group with a distinctly multicultural identity, adorned with the diversity of tradition, experience, cultural heritage and values. The members of ROYA have been fused into an ensemble by their love for the classical saxophone and chamber music-making, accompanied by their wish to present the very best of saxophone repertoire to a wider audience. Through a variety of projects, the quartet is searching for different music genres and forms of expression. This turned into their annual Ladies Night event, where they so far presented projects »Ladies go Tango«, in collaboration with Quatro por Tango ensemble and the Argentinian composer Fernando Muslera, and »Village Ladies«, in collaboration with the singer Zvezdana Novaković and composers from Croatia, Poland and Slovenia. ROYA recorded compositions for the following albums: Art from Nina Šenk, wydziwiAnka from Anna Maria Huszca and Slovena Voices from Zvezdana Novaković. The quartet has performed solo concerts at festivals in Croatia, France, Poland, Serbia and Slovenia. With the rich temperament and individual charisma of each of the members, ROYA has been conquering the hearts of the wider audience. Zvezdana Novaković (singer, harpist, composer, perfomer) takes much interest in different cultures. She has found her way of expression in a traditional form of singing found in Slavic and Balkan countries, the throat vocal technique. In 2011, she started studying the harp under the mentorship of Tina Žerdin, and now holds solo concerts and projects combining harp, voice and storytelling. She works as a freelance artist and is the artistic leader of many international projects. 
Petra Horvat, soprano saxophone
Weronika Partyka, alto saxophone
Betka Bizjak Kotnik, tenor saxophone
Jovana Joka, baritone saxophone
Zvezdana Novaković, vocal
  • Jul 12 2018
    13:15

    Roya Saxophone Quartet and Zvezdana Novaković

    recital

    Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991): Šest krokija / Six Croquis for saxophone quartet - Andante moderato, Andante tranquillo, Allegro vivace, Andante sostenuto, Allegro vivace, Con brio
    Margareta Ferek-Petrić (1982): Wild Rose for saxophone quartet
    Zvezdana Novaković (1985): Lipe bile maškere / Beautiful White Mask for saxophone quartet and voice
    Traditional: Da sam bistra voda / If I Would Be Clear Water for saxophone quartet and voice (arr. Zvezdana Novaković) 
    Oliwia Wronikowska (1989): Historie z oddali  / Stories From Afar for saxophone quartet, voice, baraban and fujara

    STUDENT CENTER Theatre &TD Big Hall Savska cesta 25

Rudi Katholnig and Hans-Peter Steiner

Rudi Katholnig and Hans-Peter Steiner are two Austrian musicians, composers and teachers. Living in the south of Austria, next to the Slovenian and Italian border, their music reflects this outstanding multicultural scenery. Tango Nuevo, New Musette, Jazz and Classical music are brought together in a style related to Richard Galliano and Michael Portal. The debut album "First Inspiration" uniquely echoes the musician’s passion for euphony.
Hans-Peter Steiner, saxophone
Rudi Katholnig, accordion
http://hanspetersteiner.at
  • Jul 11 2018
    20:00

    Rudi Katholnig and Hans-Peter Steiner

    recital

    Rudi Katholnig (1967): The other Chocheck
    Rudi Katholnig (1967): First Inspiration 
    Rudi Katholnig (1967): Teej 
    Rudi Katholnig (1967): French Walk 
    Astor Piazolla (1921-1992): Vuelvo al sur 
    Gerald Preinfalk (1971): Schotti beam me up

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Fran Lhotka Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Ryo Nakajima and Yuto Kiguchi

Ryo Nakajima was born in Chiba, Japan. He graduated from Kunitachi College of Music High School where he was taught by Norihiro Takiue and where he was awarded the Governor of Tokyo’s Prize. He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts under Masataka Hirano, Nobuya Sugawa, Hiroshi Hara and Masato lkegami. He is now a student of Vincent David at CRR de Versailles. He won first prizes at the Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, the Yokohama International Music Competition, the K International Music Competition and the first Asian Saxophone Congress International Competition. He was a semi finalist at the fifth Adolph Sax International Competition, the International Saxophone Competition Josip Nochta, the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition and the finalist of the third International Saxophone Competition in Łódź. He has performed with the Tokyo Geldai Philharmonia, and the Tokyo New City Orchestra.
Ryo Nakajima, saxophone
Yuto Kiguchi, piano
  • Jul 13 2018
    14:00

    Ryo Nakajima and Yuto Kiguchi

    recital

    Tomoaki Akiyama (1992): Fioritura I
    Christian Lauba (1952): Kabuki, 16e étude for soprano saxophone
    Christian Lauba (1952): Samba, 31ème étude for alto saxophone

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Svetislav Stančić Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Salaya/NAFA Saxophone Ensemble - Wisuwat Pruksavanich, conductor

Salaya Saxophone Ensemble is one of the most prominent saxophone groups in Southeast Asia formed by students of the College of Music, Mahidol University. They have performed works exploring both traditional concerts and stage production that included choreography. The Salaya Saxophone Ensemble regularly tours. They won prizes at the Thailand International Wind Ensemble Competition in 2013 and Thailand World Music Championships in 2013. The Salaya Saxophone Ensemble received the award for Most Comical Performance from Woodwind Extravaganza Concert in 2013 and performed in Young Thai Artist Award in 2014, organized by SCG Foundation. Recently, they have been invited by Singapore Saxophone Symposium and Asian Saxophone Congress in 2016 to be a part of the featured ensemble. NAFA Saxophone Quartet is in the forefront of the saxophone scene in Singapore. Comprised of student saxophonists from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the quartet performs regularly locally as well as internationally. Under the tutelage of Dr. Zechariah Goh, the quartet is often invited to perform in workshops, schools, corporate events and many others locally. They have also represented Singapore in the 17th World Saxophone Congress (2015) as well as the 1st Asian Saxophone Congress (2016), where they performed a recital of pieces written by local composers including Zechariah Goh, Lee Kah Hong Bernard, Jeremiah Li, Alexander Oon and Oh Jin Yong. 
Piyaphon Assawakarnjanakit, Yong Hang Cai, Nonthapat Chaiviratnukul, Thanaphoom Chinsangthip, Yan-Tong Scarlet Gouk, Supat Hanpatanachai, Kittikun Jungate, Johann En Kai Koh, Danielle Ong Min Lee, Heng LI, Lin-Han Li, Pisol Manatchinapisit, Methawut Pimphapatang, Nitchan Pitayathorn, Wisuwat Pruksavanich, Chokwattana Puayuan, Nalin Sae-Nim, Pulaporn Sreewichian, Bantoc Breyann Lennard Taganahan, Zheng Hong Tham, Norraphat Thanavisuth, Breyann Lennard Taganahan Bantoc, Luo Tianze
https://www.facebook.com/salayasaxophoneensemble/
  • Jul 12 2018
    13:45

    Salaya/NAFA Saxophone Ensemble - Wisuwat Pruksavanich, conductor

    ensemble performance

    Steve Reich (1936): Vermont Counterpoint (arr. Jeff Heisler)
    Zechariah Goh (1970): Confluence

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Sandro Compagnon and Eudes Bernstein

In 2004, Sandro Compagnon began his scholarship at Annecy Conservatory in the class of Mr. Charnay and Mancuso and then joined the class of Jean-Denis Michat in Lyon’s conservatory. In 2006, he won the third prize at the Gap competition in the under 16 category, in 2010 the 3rd prize in the Valenciennes competition in the solo category and reached the semi-finals of the Adolphe Sax international competition in 2014. He performs in jazz festivals and he regularly performs with André Manoukian. Compagnon is also a founding member of OG Loc 5 heads, quintet with which he won the Ain'Pro Jazz competition and recorded at Jazz (s) Ra Production. He is currently pursuing his bachelor's degree at the CNSMDP in Claude Delangle's class. More recently, he won the first prize at the Osaka Chamber Music Competition with the Zahir quartet. Eudes Bernstein is one of the most versatile french saxophonists of the new generation. He is currently studying for his master's degree at Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris with international soloist Claude Delangle. He also has a bachelor's degree in Musicology at Paris Sorbonne University. In 2015 he founded the Niobé Saxophone Quartet which won Second Prize at the prestigious International Osaka Chamber Music Competition in 2017. He also founded the Dämmerung Trio and organized a "Berlin 1930" day around forbidden WW2 composers such as Paul Hindemith and Erwin Schulhoff. Bernstein has received several prizes in international competitions and in September 2017 hr won the 2nd prize (1st prize was not awarded) at the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments. He made his debut as a soloist with the Polish Chamber Philharmonie in Rostock Festpiele.
Sandro Compagnon, saxophone
Eudes Bernstein, saxophone
  • Jul 14 2018
    15:30

    Sandro Compagnon and Eudes Bernstein

    recital

    Vincent David (1974): Onomatopée for baritone and alto saxophones
    Jonathan Pontier (1977): Terra Incognita for two soprano saxophones
    Nicolas Fox (1988): Creation for baritone and soprano saxophones

    STUDENT CENTER Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall Savska cesta 25

Sax'ouDuo

Sax’ouDuo is made up of two young spanish saxophonists. Luis Garvía Cabañas and Cristina Sánchez Martínez met in Lyon (France) in 2016, when they became part of saxophone class at the Conservatory of Lyon led by Jean-Denis Michat. After several projects in common and due to the friendship between them, in September 2017, they decided to begin this new adventure and to found Sax’ouDuo. Sax’ouDuo focuses on the contemporary repertoire written for saxophone duo. The main objective of it lies in the composition of new pieces, thanks to direct work with the current composers. Luis Garvía Cabañas began his saxophone studies in the Musical Foundation “Manuel de Falla”. Passionate for his instrument, he performed the professional degree in the CPM "Isaac Albéniz" in Getafe with Mª del Carmen Carrasco. Afterwards, he moved to Madrid, where under the direction of Joaquín Franco he achieved the higher degree at the "Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid", earning the honours diploma. Moreover, he completed his saxophone studies with Eloy Gracia and Miguel Ángel Lorente. He has participated in different masterclass with highly regarded saxophonists such as Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Jean-Yves Formeau, Arno Bornkamp, Christian Wirth, Mariano García, Masataka Hirano, Marco Gerboni, Pedro Pablo Cámara, Antonio Felipe Belijar, Raaf Hekkema and the members of Emsemble Squillante. As soloist, he has played in the Camera Hall of National Auditorium of Music in Madrid with the String Orchestra of Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid (RCSMM) and in the Auditorium 400 of Reina Sofía Museum of Madrid with the Ensemble of Saxophones of RCSMM.
Cristina Sánchez Martínez began her saxophone studies at the age of six in “La Armónica de San Antonio” windband. She continued her studies, since 2004, at the Professional Conservatory of Music “Mariano Pérez Sánchez” in Requena. Afterwards, between 2010 and 2014, she moved to Castellón to study her higher degree at the Conservatory of Music “Salvador Seguí” under the direction of the professor José Luis Garrido. In the last years, she has participated in different masterclass whith the professors Antonio Salas, Juan Antonio Ramírez, Vicent David, Otis Murphy and Arno Bornkamp. In 2016, she won the first prize at the “I International Saxophone Competition” in Tianjin (China). In adition, since 2013 she plays with “arSonora Saxophone Ensemble” and “Saxmon Saxophone Quartet”.
Luis Garvía Cabañas, saxophone
Cristina Sánchez Martínez, saxophone
  • Jul 14 2018
    10:30

    Sax'ouDuo

    recital

    Françoise Rossé (1945): Ximix
    Christian Lauba (1952): Ars
    Jose Carlos Villena (1989): ...volvía una y otra vez en busca de su nombre... (premiere performance)

    STUDENT CENTER Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall Savska cesta 25

SaxibA - Sibelius Academy Saxophone Ensemble

Sibelius Academy Saxophone Ensemble - SaxibA is a saxophone ensemble formed by students of Joonatan Rautiola’s saxophone studio at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki University of Arts. Since its creation in 2016, SaxibA has performed in different venues in the Finnish capital, in programmes including music by Karol Beffa, Claude Debussy, Antonin Dvorak, Felix Mendelssohn and Maurice Ravel. SaxibA rehearses and performs without a conductor, which gives each member more responsibility…and pleasure of music-making!
Anna-Sofia Anttonen, Antoine Flores Gracia, Sikri Lehko, Perttu Nurkka, Samuel Phua, Joonatan Rautiola, Kristina Thede Johansen, Koen Van de Velde
http://www.joonatanrautiola.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    16:15

    SaxibA - Sibelius Academy Saxophone Ensemble

    ensemble performance

    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Karelia Ouverture Op. 10 (arr. Kalle Oittinen)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): The Children’s Corner (arr. Marko Hilpo)  I Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum II Jimbos Lullaby III Serenade for the Doll IV The Little Shepherd VI Golliwoggs Cakewalk
    Karol Beffa (1973): Octopus 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Fran Lhotka Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Saxiberian Duo and Sax Ensemble Quartet

The Sax Ensemble was created in 1987 with the aim of creation and promotion of contemporary music. The original group formation is saxophone quartet, piano and percussion, which is unique in the world, but the group membership is flexible, relying on the repertory. In 1993, thanks to the support and determination of some composers, musicians and music lovers, the group established the Sax-Ensemble Foundation with the aim of encouraging commissions to Spanish and foreign composers and high-level pedagogical activities. In 1997, the Sax-Ensemble received the National Music Award for Interpretation, mainly because of its contribution to Spanish music and in recognition of its ten years of existence at that time. Numerous authors have dedicated works to the Sax-Ensemble, some of them even several works, so the Sax Ensemble had the chance to perform up to one hundred and eighty world premieres. Francisco Martínez and Henrique Portovedo perform as the Saxiberian Duo.
Pilar Montejano, soprano saxophone
Miriam Castellanos, alto saxophone
Francisco Martínez, tenor saxophone
Henrique Portovedo, baritone saxophone

http://www.saxfrancisco.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    13:15

    Saxiberian Duo and Sax Ensemble Quartet

    recital

    Igor Silva (1989): Numb for solo saxophone and live electronics
    Eneko Vadillo (1973): Metapoiesis
    Nuno Peixoto de Pinho (1980): Dialogismos for saxophone duo and live electronics (premiere performance)
    Eneko Vadillo (1973): Murano 2 for saxophone duo and live electronics (premiere performance)
    Dativo Tobarra (1993): En la indefinicion del camino for saxophone quartet with electronic and live video (premiere performance)

    STUDENT CENTER Theatre &TD Big Hall Savska cesta 25

Saxitude Quartet

Established in 2004, Saxitude, creative saxophone quartet from Luxemburg, who set out to develop a unique sound with an original repertoire of jazz compositions, improvised music as well as jazz standards, rock and pop music. Since 2004 Saxitude has played more than 500 concerts and has been delighting music-lovers all over the world. Made of professional saxophonists, Saxitude is developing his sound by drawing upon influences from the wide variety of the different projects the musicians are involved in. Saxitude is playing the music they love to play with a lot of energy and a healthy sense of humour. It's a vibrating live band that blends jazz, pop, funk and rock grooves. Since 2004 Saxitude released 6 CDs.  
Pierre Cocq-Amann, soprano saxophone
Dominique Gatto, alto saxophone
Robi Arend, tenor saxophone
Thomas Diemert, baritone saxophone
http://saxitude.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    21:30

    Saxitude Quartet

    recital

    Robi Arend (1969): Street Party
    Pierre Cocq-Amann (1981): Saxitube
    Jim Giuffre (1921-1908): Four Brothers  (arr. Robi Arend)
    Mark Ronson (1975): Uptown Funk (arr. Robi Arend)
    Robi Arend (1969): So funny
    Robi Arend (1969): Mega Bossa

    JAZZ & CABARET CLUB KONTESA Ulica Augusta Cesarca 2

Saxo Clone

Saxo Clone is a meeting of three talented musicians, saxophonists Frédéric Basquin and Gino Samyn and a pianist Pascal Thibaux. After a full year of concerts and master classes in France and abroad (New York, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Portugal, Tunisie, Poland, etc.) a memento of these unforgettable musical moments had to be made. Saxo Clone then decided to record their first disc titled "French connection" to showcase great French composers of the current and the last century.
Frédéric Basquin, saxophone
Gino Samyn, saxophone
Pascal Thibaux, piano
http://www.saxoclone.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    11:00

    Saxo Clone

    recital

    Gino Samyn (1974): Contre la montre
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Premier Trio en Sol
    Henri Tomasi (1901-1971): Ballade for two saxophones and piano
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Pavane Op. 50
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Trio
    Jean-Phillipe Vanbeselaere (1969): Le fil d’ariane

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Svetislav Stančić Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Saxo Voce Ensemble, Jean-Pierre Ballon, conductor, Kenneth Tse, soloist

In a desire for innovation, Thibaut Canaval founded in 2012 an ensemble of the entire family of saxophones – Saxo Voce. This passion and pioneering will are a result of an observation: the Saxophone is recognized and appreciated by the general public but has not yet succeeded in imposing itself as the piano or the violin. This obstacle encourages the Ensemble Saxo Voce to tackle this challenge by working with haste and pleasure to the transcription, anxious to highlight the fantastic and diverse qualities of the Saxophone, adapting more than twenty pieces: Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Bartók, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Poulenc, Gershwin, Glenn Miller... Featuring a variable geometry ranging from soprano saxophone to bass saxophone, the Ensemble Saxo voce has been, since its beginnings, mixing different musical genres (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Jazz and Modern). Depending on the styles, the Ensemble combines the possibilities. In an effort to make music even more accessible, Ensemble Saxo Voce educates the youngest through a program of educational actions conducted in Ile-de-France. After remarkable passages in Asia (Japan, Taiwan) and Europe (Italy, Poland ...) Saxo Voce has the privilege of being directed by Jean-Pierre Ballon.
Thibaut Canaval, artistic direction
Shiho Yoshinari and Yohan Leite, baritone saxophone
Miyu Koda and Natsumi Kumagishi, tenor saxophone
Kevin Le Mareuil, Natsuki Ishikawa and Tomomi Wakasa, alto saxophone
Thibaut Canaval and Eri Tsuchida, soprano saxophone

  • Jul 13 2018
    12:30

    Saxo Voce Ensemble, Jean-Pierre Ballon, conductor, Kenneth Tse, soloist

    ensemble performance

    Jacques Ibert (1890-1962): Capriccio
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1935): Excerpts from Le Tombeau de Couperin -  Prélude-lively, Fugue-allegro moderato, Toccata-lively
    Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Concerto for Clarinet - soloist Kenneth Tse, saxophone
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Sinfonietta  - I movement

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SaxoElectro

SaxoElectro was formed in 2015 to promote electronic and modern music to the general public in Hong Kong. Showcasing local composers and commissioning new works, this duo aims to make modern music more accessible and understandable to the audience. Au Yin Tak and Lena Cuglietta have been working together for nearly ten years in Hong Kong performing not only in the concert halls, but local venues, school educational programs and outdoor performances to help saxophone music become part of the local music culture. For the past two years, the duo has collaborated with local composer Alex Yiu and commissioned a new media and saxophone work by American composer Frank Nawrot. We have also collaborated with local photographer Kurt Chan and put his work into our music.  
Yin Tak Au, saxophone
Lena Cuglietta, saxophone
  • Jul 11 2018
    16:15

    SaxoElectro

    recital

    Jay Chattaway (1946): Double Stars 
    Frank C. S. Nawrot (1989): Evo Ritmatic

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Saxolosax,

Saxolosax is an association made of students and saxophone teachers. The members of the ensemble are disguised as white clowns to recall the history of the saxophone at the beginning of the 20th century. Music for the ensemble was written by students of the Conservatory of Music of Saint-Dié and by some professional composers, friends of the group. The ensemble walks and does Soundpainting, taught to them by Nicolas Woillard. Benjamin Nid is one of the best soundpainters in France.
Isabelle Berthelon, Guillaume Rodière, Hélène Lecomte, Sylvie Dickerscheit, Stéphane Cunin, Nicolas Gaxatte, Jocelyne Salier, Francine Bérogin, Benoit Collarde, Erwan Escloupier, Veronique Petitdemange, Sandrine Daouze, Geoffroy La Mancusa, Pierre Balavy, Dominique Danglot, Evelyne Leclercq
Benjamin Nid, soundpainter
https://www.facebook.com/Des-Anches-et-des-Vosges-1632528580343304/
  • Jul 11 2018
    21:30

    Saxolosax,

    ensemble performance

    Oliver Urbano (1972): Patterns 1 et 2
    Luc Bartoli (1975): Rêve
    Francine Bérogin (1965): Sur le Fil 
    Cyprien Maurice (2003): Boulet de Canon  
    Youssef Essawabi (1984): Vents d'Oeuvres
    Geoffroy la Mancusa (1981): Départ

    ZRINJEVAC PARK Pavilion Zagreb outdoor Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog

  • Jul 12 2018
    20:30

    Saxolosax,

    recital

    Oliver Urbano (1972): Patterns 1 et 2
    Luc Bartoli (1975): Rêve
    Francine Bérogin (1965): Sur le Fil 
    Cyprien Maurice (2003): Boulet de Canon  
    Youssef Essawabi (1984): Vents d'Oeuvres
    Geoffroy la Mancusa (1981): Départ

    ZRINJEVAC PARK Pavilion Zagreb outdoor Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog

SAXOPHOBIA, Attilio Berni, curator

Attilio Berni fell in love with clarinet and saxophone in his young years, while playing in the marching band of his home town.  He graduated in clarinet (class of Vincenzo Mariozzi) from Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome. Since 1993 he intensively researches history and organology of saxophone and all woodwind instruments. Since 1996 he is the president of Centro Studi Musicali Totte in Pietra, a non-profit association which promotes and organizes cultural events in connection with saxophone and jazz.  He collaborated as musical consultant for original instruments of certain epochs in films like “The Talented Mr. Ripley by A. Minghella, The Gangs of New York by M. Scorsese and many more.

  • Jul 10 2018
    18:30

    SAXOPHOBIA, Attilio Berni, curator

    exhibition opening

    SAXOPHOBIA, AN EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO ADOLPH SAX AND TO THE METAMORPHOSES OF THE SAXOPHONE curated by Attilio Berni

    ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, ZAGABRIA Preobraženska 4

  • Jul 11 2018
    13:00

    SAXOPHOBIA, Attilio Berni, curator

    Musical Journey Through History -concert

    SAXOPHOBIA, AN EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO ADOLPH SAX AND TO THE METAMORPHOSES OF THE SAXOPHONE curated by Attilio Berni

    ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, ZAGABRIA Preobraženska 4

  • Jul 13 2018
    13:00

    SAXOPHOBIA, Attilio Berni, curator

    guided tour

    SAXOPHOBIA, AN EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO ADOLPH SAX AND TO THE METAMORPHOSES OF THE SAXOPHONE
    curated by Attilio Berni

    ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, ZAGABRIA Preobraženska 4

Saxophone Octet of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Saxophone Octet performs across each academic year, both at the conservatoire and further afield. These concerts are generally project based and aim to provide students with a stepping stone between small chamber music and larger ensemble playing, whilst giving opportunity to gain experiences on all members of the saxophone family. Since 2008, projects have included – 'Crossing Paths: new music of Johannesburg',  ‘JTV: Cloud Cuckooland’, “Hello, Mr Sax!”, ‘The Sounding Image,’ ‘Viva Vivaldi,’  ‘Less is More’,‘Travelling Music’, ‘The Night the Buses Died’, and ‘Hoe Down’. They have given performances at Birmingham's Symphony Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Newport Music Festival and Stafford Music Festival. They regularly perform as part of the contemporary music series Frontiers, and have presented educational concerts as part of the conservatoire’s chamber music festival. Members of the group were heavily involved with the ensemble and chamber music sessions at the inaugural Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Saxophone Day, 2015. The RBC octet is directed by Naomi Sullivan. She has been a member of several ensembles, and she has held masterclasses and concerts across the USA and Europe. She has worked for a number of UK orchestras including Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, The Opera Group, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Orchestra of the Swan and Music Theatre Wales. In 2007 Naomi started teaching at Birmingham Conservatoire and has been Head of Saxophone since 2008.
Naomi Sullivan, Paul Lamstaes, Joshua Dean, Louis Stanhope, Rebekkah Lycett, Isobel Matthews, Alicia Hillman, Chloe Percy Smith, Cameron Woodhead
http://www.naomisullivan.co.uk
  • Jul 10 2018
    16:00

    Saxophone Octet of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

    ensemble performance

    Clare Loveday (1978): Octet 3

    Rob Jones (1993)My Plants think I'm one of them (premiere performance)
    Ivor McGregor (1962): Film Noir 

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Saxophone Revolution

The idea behind Saxophone Revolution was to show how musical traditions and artistry passing from teacher to students. Saxophone Revolution is a collaboration of three generations of musicians from different countries joined together to create their own unique style. The youngest of the group, 16 year-old Katrina Sawyer, is a high school student from Houston (USA) studing Alto, Tenor and C-melody saxophone  as well as clarinet. Her teacher, Tatyana Kazmiruk, is well known in Kazakhstan as a soloist, instructor and jazz festivals participant. She received a bachelor’s and post graduate degree from Kazakh National Music Conservatory as a classical and jazz saxophonist. She is a frequent participant in saxophone competitions in Rennes (France), Houston (USA), Moscow (Russia), New York (USA), Tel Aviv (Israel), Lloret de Mar (Spain). The third member of the group, Tatyana Klushkina, is a well establish performance coach working for Kazakh National Conservatory and Republican National Music school for Gifted children. She taught both Tatyana Kazmiruk and Katrina Sawyer among many other woodwinds students.
Katrina Sawyer, saxophone; Tatyana Kazmiruk, saxophone; Tatyana Klushkina, piano
  • Jul 12 2018
    15:15

    Saxophone Revolution

    recital

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Clair de lune (arr. Tatyana Kazmiruk)
    Ralph Martino: A Gershwin Fantasy
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Libertango (arr. Tatyana Kazmiruk, V. Ivanov)
    André Waignein (1942-2015): Deux Mouvements
    Pedro Iturralde (1929): Suite Hellenique  – Kalamatianos, Funky, Valse, Kritis
    George Metaxa (1899-1950): A song of Abay (arr. Tatyana Kazmiruk)
    Camille Saint -Saëns (1835-1921): The Swan (arr. Lev Mikhailov)

     

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Vaclav Huml Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Saxophonensemble Berlin

Berlin Saxophoneensemble The tradition of saxophone ensembles dates back to Gustav Bumcke. Gustav Bumcke was the pioneer for the saxophone in Berlin. As player, teacher and composer he promoted the instrument and wrote various works for large ensemble in 1920ies. In his tradition Saxophone Ensembles are supported by the Universität der Künste and Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler. Under the direction of Johannes Ernst works by Dieter Schnebel, Witold Szalonek, Rainer Rubbert and many others were premiered. In Zagreb an Octett, formed by present and former students, will perform the Octett of Peter Jona Korn and transcriptions by Berlin based saxophonist and arranger Christoph Enzel.

Taixiang Wang, Adrien Liebermann, Shiqi Zhang, Anna C. Eckhardt, Chen Cheng, Tina Tepper, Sebastian Lange, Xi Chen

Johannes Ernst, musical director

  • Jul 13 2018
    11:00

    Saxophonensemble Berlin

    recital

    Ulrich Krieger (1962): Janus
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Peter and the Wolf , excerpts (arr. Christoph Enzel) 
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Flora's Game (arr. Christoph Enzel)

    STUDENT CENTER Theatre &TD Big Hall Savska cesta 25

SaxQuartet Mainz 04

Mainz 04 is a saxophone-quartet going new ways with good old rock music. As the band name describes, they are from Mainz, Germany and they have been working together since 2004. Needless to say, the football-club named Mainz 05 is almost as famous as Mainz 04. Mainz 04 are offical ambassadors of the city of Mainz, Zagrebs twin city. Mainz 04 did their work with jazz and classical music for saxquartet until they found out they all love the rock songs of the 1970s and 80s. So they decided to arrange this music in a special way for their instruments. Mixed with Latin or Cool Jazz-Elements, the well known songs sound new andfresh.
Johannes Lind, soprano and alto saxophone
Kerstin Haberecht, alto saxophone
Alex Jung, tenor saxophone
Steph Winzen, baritone saxophone
http://www.saxiom.de
  • Jul 11 2018
    21:00

    SaxQuartet Mainz 04

    recital

    Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice: Smoke on the water (arr. Christian Kowollik)
    Mars Bonfire: Born to be wild (arr. Johannes Lind)
    Lennie Kravitz: It ain´t over till its over (arr. Alexander Jung)
    Metallica: Enter Sandman (arr. Johannes Lind)
    Dolores O'Riordan: Zombie-Tango (arr. Christian Kowollik)
    Survivor (Jim Peterik, Frankie Sullivan): Eye Of The Tiger (arr. Steph Winzen)
    Eddie Van Halen: Jump (arr. Johannes Lind)
    Angus & Malcolm Young, Bon Scott: Highway to hell (arr. Johannes Lind)

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SaxWork Quartet

SaxWork Quartet is a professional South Bohemian saxophone quartet led by the eminent Czech saxophonist Kateřina Pavlíková. The ensemble was founded in 2013 and since then it has performed regularly, both in the Czech Republic and abroad (Germany, Austria, Italy and France). SaxWork Quartet’s repertoire constitutes of original adaptations of famous classical and modern compositions which were made thanks to the arranging activity of Kateřina Pavlíková. The Quartet performs not only in concert halls, theaters, galleries or churches, but also in other non-traditional places: they performed in a factory, a mill, a vineyard or on a motorway.
Kateřina Pavlíková, soprano saxophone
Magdaléna Malíková, alto saxophone
Magdaléna Křepelová, tenor saxophone
Stanislav Tischler, baritone saxophone

http://www.katerinapavlikova.cz, http://www.saxwork.cz
  • Jul 10 2018
    11:45

    SaxWork Quartet

    recital

    CZECH DANCES
    Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Slovanské tance / Slavonic Dances Op. 46 - No. 1, No. 7 (arr. Kateřina Pavlíková)
    Bedřich Smetana
    (1824-1884): České tance II  / Czech Dances II - No. 2, No. 10  (arr. Kateřina Pavlíková)
    Bohuslav Martinů
    (1890-1959): Borová Czech Dances - No. 1, No. 6, No. 7 (arr. Kateřina Pavlíková)
    Leoš Janáček
    (1854-1928): Lašské tance  / Lachian Dances - No. 6, No. 5 Čeladenský (arr. Kateřina Pavlíková)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Vaclav Huml Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Scott Sandberg and Matthew Sebald

Dr. Scott Sandberg serves as Assistant Professor of Clarinet/Saxophone—Coordinator of Woodwinds at the University of North Dakota and maintains an active schedule as a performer, clinician, and adjudicator. Internationally, he has toured China three times, including performing as a featured soloist with the East China Normal University Orchestra. He performed in Scottland, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Norway. In the United States, he has performed at numerous North American Saxophone Alliance conferences as well as with ensembles such as the Dallas Wind Symphony, Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Waverly Community Orchestra, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Slingers, Royal Klobasneks, and Dick King Classic Swing Band. A native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Sandberg is thrilled to have returned to his hometown to teach at the University of North Dakota, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in music education. He received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in saxophone performance from The University of Iowa as a student of Dr. Kenneth Tse. Matthew Sebald has devoted his life to the pursuit of music. Beginning lessons at age 7 with Lillian Simmons, Matthew quickly developed a passion for music as a career. He is currently studying under Dr. Nariaki Sugiura at the University of the North Dakota. His accomplishments to date include performing with the UND Chamber Orchestra as the winner of the UND Mozart Piano Concerto Competition of 2015 and performing in master classes with Dr. Lydia Artymiw and John Clodfelter.

Scott Sandberg, saxophone
Matthew Sebald, piano
http://www.scott-sandberg.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    11:00

    Scott Sandberg and Matthew Sebald

    recital

    Catherine McMichael (1954): Duality for tenor saxophone and piano - Polarity, Linearity, Circularity (premiere performance)
    Ronald Caravan (1946): Soliloquy and Celebration: A tribute to the classic jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond (1925-1977) 

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Scotty Phillips and Sara Eastwood

Saxophonist Scotty Phillips has been acclaimed and heard in performance across the United States, Canada, France, and Poland. He has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall (NY), Schermerhorn Symphony Center (TN), Center for New Music (CA), Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series (NJ), ETHOS New Music Series (NY), Roche Visiting Artist Series (PA), First Tuesday Performance Series (GA), Wychwood Barns (ON), Opening Nights (FL), SaxOpen (France), Ratusz Staromiejski w Szczecinie (Poland), Nowosolski Dom Kultury (Poland), and Wałeckie Centrum Kultury (Poland). He has also appeared as a guest artist at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smth, Oklahoma State University, SUNY Fredonia, Mercyhurst University, University of South Florida and with the Tallahassee Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, National Music Festival Orchestra, and Taneycomo Festival Orchestra. He currently is tenor saxophonist in Singularity Saxophone Quartet and a freelance woodwind artist in Orlando. Clarinetist Sara Eastwood maintains an active career as a recitalist, orchestral musician, and educator. She is a native of both Port Huron and Marysville, Michigan and is currently living in Tallahassee. Sara is the Instructor of Clarinet and Saxophone at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and holds the Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University. She has also performed at the World Saxophone Congress, United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, and at conferences of the International Clarinet Association. Sara earned her Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University. Her teachers include Daniel Gilbert, Fred Ormand, Frank Kowalsky, Chad Burrow, Deborah Bish, and Jonathan Holden.
Scotty Phillips, saxophone
Sara Eastwood, clarinet
http://sdpsaxophone.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    12:30

    Scotty Phillips and Sara Eastwood

    recital

    Gregory Wanamaker (1968): Ragahoro Breakdown

    Katherine Bergman (1985): Alone Together - IRL, #blessed, FOMO, Unplugged, Infomania

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Sea and Sky Collective

Sea and Sky Collective has taken its name from a rich and evocative work by the late Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe. It references a duality, the individual and ensemble characteristics of the musicians are present – from the inventiveness, flying solos and virtuosic flair of clarinetist François Houle and saxophonist Julia Nolan; the poetic mastery, fierce power and musical depth of Jane Hayes; the infectious violin lyricism of Joan Blackman; to the fused interpretation of classics and brave new worlds for this innovative collection of instruments. In Zagreb, the Sea and Sky Collective presents itself as a violin – saxophone – piano trio. Violinist Joan Blackman, is the former Associate Concert Master of the VSO and Artistic Director of the Vetta Chamber Series. Julia Nolan has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Canada, the USA, Europe, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong presenting concerti written for her by Canadian composers. Since her debut with the Toronto Symphony, Jane Hayes has performed across Canada, the USA, Europe, Mexico, and China. Seldom do artists of such individual accomplishment combine so spectacularly to jointly render chamber music magic. They continue the quest for music for this combination and will record in the near future.

Joan Blackman, violin
Julia Nolan, saxophone
Jane Hayes, piano
  • Jul 11 2018
    19:15

    Sea and Sky Collective

    recital

    Dorothy Chang (1970): Four Bagatelles
    Eileen Padgett ( 1987): In Praise of Women (premiere performance)
    Jean-Luc Defontains (1971): Couleurs d'un Reve for alto saxophone, violin and piano
    Marc Eychenne (1952): Cantilène et Danse, trio for violin, alto saxophone and piano

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Vaclav Huml Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Sean Mix, Amelia Gould and Larry Bell

Recognized in 2016 as the 3rd place finalist for the American Prize in Instrumental Performance, Sean Mix has previously been named a semifinalist in the Londeix International Saxophone Competition (Bangkok, 2014) and the Dilson Florencio International Competition (Brasilia, 2015). Other recent highlights include a recital at the 17th World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France, and regular appearances throughout the United States. Equally in demand as a chamber musician and ensemble player, Sean appears frequently with groups throughout the Northeast including Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Monadnock Music, Atlantic Symphony, Glens Falls Symphony, Matti Kovler Ensemble, etc. Sean studied at Boston University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the University of Southern California. He is a member of the music faculty at the Wellesley Public Schools.
Amelia Gould is currently a Science Operations Associate at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She earned her Masters of Music degree in trumpet performance at New England Conservatory and works as a freelance trumpeter in the Boston area. 
Composer and pianist Larry Thomas Bell has been awarded the Rome Prize, fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the Charles Ives Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and grants from the American Music Center, the American Symphony Orchestra League and Meet the Composer. He has been a resident composer at Bennington College, the Woodstock/Fringe Festival and the American Academy in Rome. Bell’s music has been widely performed in the United States and abroad by such orchestras and ensembles as the Atlanta Symphony, Seattle Symphony, RAI Orchestra of Rome, Juilliard Philharmonia, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Ruse Philharmonia (Bulgaria), Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston, University of Miami Symphony, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, ÖENM (Salzburg Mozarteum), Speculum Musicae, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, New York New Music Ensemble and Borromeo String Quartet, as well as at festivals in Ravinia, Aspen, Valencia (Spain), Pontino (Italy), San Salvador, Moscow Autumn (Russia), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Australia, New Zealand, Edinburgh Festival (Scotland) and the Boston Early Music Festival fringe concerts. Sixteen recordings of Bell’s works appear on North/South Recordings, Vienna Modern Masters, Arabesque and Albany Records. As a pianist, Bell performs his music regularly and has championed works by American composers. He has given recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Italy, Austria and Japan. 
Sean Mix, saxophone
Larry Bell, piano
Amelia Gould, trumpet
http://larrybellmusic.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    09:00

    Sean Mix, Amelia Gould and Larry Bell

    recital

    Larry Bell (1952): Dazzling Duo for tenor saxophone and piano - A little improv, Don't tease me!, Anna's Song, Run With It 

    Larry Bell (1952): Serenade No. 3 for tenor saxophone, trumpet and piano - Overture, Interlude, Duet, Chase

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Sébastien Tremblay

Sébastien Tremblay starts playing the saxophone at age fourteen. Two years later, he begins formal studies with Pierre Bourque at "Le Conservatoire de musique de Quebec.” Prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition in November 1990, he is the invited soloist by "L'Orchestre du Conservatoire de Quebec" with whom he performs Villa‑Lobos' Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra at "Le Grand Theatre de Quebec.” He is awarded the First Prize from "Le Conservatoire" in 1991, and has since frequently appeared in concert in Quebec, Canada, France, Sweden and United States. In 1991 also, he wins the Gerard‑Bastien Prize and, under the direction of Pierick Houdy with whom he studied composition, graduates with the Prize in Musical Writing from "Le Conservatoire de Quebec.” Scholarship holder from "Le Conseil des Arts du Quebec" and from the "Canada Arts Councils,” he lives in France for three years where he studies saxophone with Jean‑Yves Fourmeau, musical writing and analysis with Marcel Bitsch and Claude Ballif and musical composition with Stephane Delplace. He obtains the Gold Medal at "L'Ecole Nationale de Musique de Cergy‑Pontoise" in June 1995 and the same year, signs a contract with "Les Editions Gerard Billaudot" in Paris, for his Sonata in E flat for solo saxophone. In April 1996, he performs the world premiere of his own alto saxophone transcription of the complete Sonatas for solo violin by J. S. Bach. In 1999, he founded the record company Neume Phonographe and produced his first CD recording as a composer and performer, The Classical Saxophone. Since 1997, Sebastien Tremblay turned towards one of his passions, the soundtracks for theatre and cinema. In 2002, his music composed for Rom Kata production L’Autre Vie d’Eva, received warm reception from audiences and critics. In 2004, he wrote music for Shakespeare Richard the Third directed by Ted Mornel and presented at Gene Frankel Theatre in New York City. He also worked on Philippe Blanchard adaptation of Denis Arcand’s movie The Decline of the American Empire that took place in New York City. He is the principal orchestrator of Gatineau Symphonic Orchestra since 2010. He worked with singers such as Bruno Pelletier, Luc de Larochelière, Marie-Denise Pelletier, etc. Also, the O.S.G. created his first symphony “Dedicated to Beethoven” in November 2013 at Odyssée concert hall in Gatineau.  

https://soundcloud.com/bastounov/concerto-de-glazounov-full-orchestra/s-0vnkb
  • Jul 11 2018
    16:15

    Sébastien Tremblay

    recital

    Sébastien Tremblay (1981): Concerto en Lagnelet for alto saxophone and orchestra 

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SELMER TIME - various artists

SELMER ARTISTS involved in the concert: Nicolas Arsenijevic, Vincent David, Duo Delangle, Philippe Geiss, The Strasbourg Ensemble (Nicolas Allard, Yui Sakagoshi,  Pauline Rougier, Fabio Cesare, Marta Gzubicka, Sylvia Toumaian), Sumika Tsujimoto, Leonardo Davin Rojas Rodriguez, Wychariy Cruz, Laure Fischer, Mireia Pellisa Martin, Adam Campbell, Rosario Giuliani, Hiroshi Hara, Jérôme Laran, Branford Marsalis, Prism Quartet (Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone; Taimur Sullivan, alto saxophone; Matthew Levy, tenor saxophone; Zachary Shemon, baritone saxophone); Ensemble Rayuela (Rui Ozawa, soprano saxophone;Raquel Paños, alto saxophone; Nahikari Oloriz Maya, tenor saxophone; Livia Ferrara, baritone saxophone; Nagai Kishin, piano), SonSax (Javier Valerio, soprano saxophone; Pablo Sandi, alto saxophone; Harold Guillen, tenor saxophone;Arturo Castro, baritone saxophone;Manrique Mendez, percussion), Zagreb Saxophone Quartet (Dragan Sremec, soprano saxophone; Goran Merčep, alto saxophone; Saša Nestorović, tenor saxophone; Matjaž Drevenšek, baritone saxophone; Quatour Zahir (Guillaume Berceau, soprano saxophone; Sandro Compagnon, alto saxophone; Florent Louman, tenor saxophone; Joakim Ciesla, baritone saxophone)
SELMER ARTISTS involved in the concert: Nicolas Arsenijevic, Vincent David, Duo Delangle, Philippe Geiss, The Strasbourg Ensemble (Nicolas Allard, Yui Sakagoshi,  Pauline Rougier, Fabio Cesare, Marta Gzubicka, Sylvia Toumaian), Sumika Tsujimoto, Leonardo Davin Rojas Rodriguez, Wychariy Cruz, Laure Fischer, Mireia Pellisa Martin, Adam Campbell, Rosario Giuliani, Hiroshi Hara, Jérôme Laran, Branford Marsalis, Prism Quartet (Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone; Taimur Sullivan, alto saxophone; Matthew Levy, tenor saxophone; Zachary Shemon, baritone saxophone); Ensemble Rayuela (Rui Ozawa, soprano saxophone;Raquel Paños, alto saxophone; Nahikari Oloriz Maya, tenor saxophone; Livia Ferrara, baritone saxophone; Nagai Kishin, piano), SonSax (Javier Valerio, soprano saxophone; Pablo Sandi, alto saxophone; Harold Guillen, tenor saxophone;Arturo Castro, baritone saxophone;Manrique Mendez, percussion), Zagreb Saxophone Quartet (Dragan Sremec, soprano saxophone; Goran Merčep, alto saxophone; Saša Nestorović, tenor saxophone; Matjaž Drevenšek, baritone saxophone; Quatour Zahir (Guillaume Berceau, soprano saxophone; Sandro Compagnon, alto saxophone; Florent Louman, tenor saxophone; Joakim Ciesla, baritone saxophone)
http://www.selmer.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    14:00

    SELMER TIME - various artists

    recital

    A nice surprise!

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Sergey Kolesov

Sergey Kolesov is the leading Russian saxophonist of today. He has been conducting successful concert and pedagogical activities all over the world for more than 15 years (Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Blegium, Brazil, China, Japan and many other countries). Kolesov is the first Russian musician in history to win the "Grand-prix" at the prestigious International Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinant, Belgium, 2006. A graduate of the Russian Gnesin's Academy of Music in the class of Professor Margarita Shaposhnikova, Sergey Kolesov is the first prize winner of an impressive number of prestigious international competitions. ​Sergey Kolesov is a profeesor of Lomonosov Moscow State University and S. Prokofiev Music College. Kolesov is the organizer and inspiration for the biggest saxophone performance projects in Russia: International Saxophone Competition “The Voice of Saxophone in the Modern World” (Russian Gnesin’s Academy 2011), International Saxophone Competitions “Pushkinsax” (Prokofiev Music College 2014, 2015, 2017), as well as master classes with outstanding musicians from around the world. Sergey Kolesov is the author of the Russian national musical educational project «Forest Sax school in Slavic Kremlin». Sergey Kolesov serves as a member of juries of International competitions, the International TV children competition “Nutcracker,” as well as at a number of festivals and competitions in Russia. He regularly takes part in programs of the international charitable foundation “Gift of Life.”
https://www.sergeykolesov.com

Shanghai Conservatory Funote Saxophone Ensemble

The Shanghai Conservatory Funote Saxophone Ensemble is directed by Sean Xue and is comprised of saxophone students at the Shanghai Conservatory in Shanghai, China. Their primary teachers include Professor Xiaolu Zhang and Xin Yu. From its foundation, the Funote Ensemble strives to bring saxophone ensemble repertoire and its performance of the highest quality to the audiences in China. They have commissioned and premiered a variety of works from composers throughout China, such as Sacred Moment by Hesheng Wang, East Rhythm by Xiaolu Zhang, works by Qian Chen, and many other composers. Since their debut at the Shanghai International Saxophone Symposium, which has brought national acclaim, they perform regularly in Shanghai and other cities in China. They have recently won the Gold Prize at the 2017 China National Band Showcase, receiving a unanimous high praise from all jury members and audiences. 
Zhang Xiaolu, Zhang Xuru, Wang Chengyue, Chen Gongyong, Liu Fulu, Zhi Yufan, Zhang Quianyi, Shu Wenxuan, Fang Yichen, Zhang Yisong, Xie Weijie, Chen Yuxuan, Chu Yixiang, Sun Kaiwen, Li Zida, Tan Ziwei, Wu Yifan, Jiang HanYu Xin, solo saxophoneXue Yusheng, conductor
  • Jul 13 2018
    14:30

    Shanghai Conservatory Funote Saxophone Ensemble

    ensemble performance

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Golliwogg's Cakewalk (arr. Matt Evans)
    Hesheng Wang
    (1955): Sacred Moment (premiere performance)
    Arturo Marquez (1950): Danzon No. 2 (arr. Sean Xue)
    Jean Matitia
    (1952): Devil's Rag 
    Xiaolu Zhang
    (1976): East Cool 
    Phillippe Geiss
    (1961): Sir Patrick

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Shyen Lee and I-An Chen

Shyen Lee currently serves as the professor of saxophone in Mahidol University, Thailand. Lee appeared as solo recitalist in various concert halls including Lincoln Center, Paine Hall in Harvard University as well in Montreal, Minneapolis, Paris, Bordeaux, and others. He has commissioned and premiered pieces by John Harbison, Frank Ticheli, Larry Bell, Gunther Schuller, and Bernard Rands. He also commissioned pieces by leading Chinese composers. Several Thai emerging composers have often written new works for him, including Narong Prangcharoen, Jiradej Setabundhu, Boomrat Sirirattanapan. In order to promote saxophone performance in Asia, he organizes saxophone summer camps in Bangkok, Taiwan and China on an annual basis. He has successfully established the tradition and pedagogy of concert saxopohne in Taiwan. Lee studied with Kenneth Radnofsky in New England Conservatory (BM, 96) and Dr. John Sampen in Bowling Green University (MM, 98). 

Pianist I-An Chen has won numerous awards including the First Prize of National Music Competition in her native country Taiwan and the Ann arbor Young Artist Competition. She has given diverse performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been seen on stage at various venues in Taiwan, China, Southeastern Asia and the United States. Ms. Chen holds a Master of Piano Performance degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under the instruction of Dr. Logan Skelton; and another Master degree of Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music in UM, where she studied with world renowned collaborative pianist Martin Katz. During her residency in Ann Arbor, she was appointed staff pianist for studios and master classes. The auspicious experiences led to a successful career as a collaborative artist. Ms.Chen enjoys a distinguished career as a performer and educator. She is currently on the artist faculty as Assistant Professor of the Music Department of Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan. 

Shyen Lee, saxophone
I-An Chen, piano
https://www.facebook.com/李賢-Shyen-Lee-519016041638833/
  • Jul 12 2018
    14:30

    Shyen Lee and I-An Chen

    recital

    Pradit Saengkrai (1978): Digital soundscape No. 2 for tenor saxophone and electronics (premiere performance)
    * Boonrut Sirirattanapan (1972): Cha Luk Luang  / Lullaby for the prince for tenor saxophone and electronics, Saw Sam Sai (recorded) and Electronics
    Jiradej Setabundhu (1967): The Devil and the Piper for saxophone and electronics (premiere performance)

    *This performance is made possible through the sponsorship from the Office for Art and Culture, Thailand

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Siam Saxophone Quartet (SSQ)

The Siam Saxophone Quartet (SSQ) performs 20th century classical music for saxophone quartet along with other styles. Moreover, this quartet represents the new generation of saxophone and will be the new role model for saxophonists in Thailand. All of the members of Siam Saxophone Quartet attended master classes by Jean Marie-Londeix, Claude Delangle, Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin, Prof.Shyen Lee, Shuichi Komiyama, Jean-Pierre Baraglioli, William Street, Keiji Munesada, Richard Dirlam, Eugene Rousseau, Roger Greenberg, Eric Nestler, Federico Mondelci and Jean-Yves Fourmeau. The quartet and its members took part in music competitions and festivals in many countries such as the United States, Canada, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Japan, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.
Supat Hanpatanachai, soprano saxophone
Kittikun Jungate, alto saxophone
Methawut Pimphapatang, tenor saxophone
Nattakit Thanapoonsawad, baritone saxophone

https://www.facebook.com/siamsax/
  • Jul 14 2018
    16:00

    Siam Saxophone Quartet (SSQ)

    recital

    Viskamol Chaiwanichsiri (1991): Scherzo for saxophone quartet (premiere performance)
    Boonrut Sirirattanapan (1972): Pegasus (premiere performance)
    Polwit Opapant (1971): Dream Girl No. 1 (premiere performance)

    STUDENT CENTER Theatre &TD Big Hall Savska cesta 25

SIGMA Project

Is it even necessary to introduce Sigma Project in 2017? The vast quantity of concerts they have performed, most of them in Europe and Latin America, during its ten-year-old career, the amount of works commissioned during said period, and its participation in six discographic productions endorse its notable role as one of the most active Spanish groups and as ambassador of recently created music” Jose Luis Besada, musicologist (IRCAM, Paris, April 2017). The distinct modularity of SIGMA Project covers  from the homogeneity in the formation of four equal instruments to its highest instrumental diversity. This quality is highly valued in the current composition trends. One leaves their concerts convinced of having attended a genuine experience for the senses, where never felt before sensations, the acoustic space and the visual liturgy emerge, all under the characteristic sound that reveals itself as authentic. Sigma Project’s members see themselves as creative explorers that succeed in encouraging the composers who approach their sound, generating new grammars in a genuine sound laboratory. This is shown in the projects developed with the winners of the Spanish National Music Prize, such as Alberto Posadas (Poética del Laberinto’ cycle), José María Sánchez-Verdú (Khôra cycle), José Manuel López López and Jesús Torres, among others. This dynamic has resulted in more than 50 premieres so far. Sigma Project’s work is supported by the Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música, the Etxepare Basque Institute of the Basque Government and the German Foundation Ernst Von Siemens Musikstiftung.
Andrés Gomis, soprano saxophone; Josetxo Silguero, alto saxophone; Alberto Chaves, tenor saxophone; Angel Soria, baritone saxophone

  • Jul 11 2018
    13:00

    SIGMA Project

    recital

    Alberto Posadas (1967): Cycle Poética del Laberinto Knossos, Klimen en dalen, Senderos que se bifurcan

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Svetislav Stančić Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

SIGMA Project

Is it even necessary to introduce Sigma Project in 2018? "The vast quantity of concerts they have performed, most of them in Europe and Latin America, during its ten-year-old career, the amount of works commissioned during said period, and its participation in six discographic productions endorse its notable role as one of the most active Spanish groups and as ambassador of recently created music” Jose Luis Besada, musicologist (IRCAM, Paris, April 2017). The distinct modularity of SIGMA Project covers from the homogeneity in the formation of four equal instruments to its highest instrumental diversity. This quality is highly valued in the current composition trends. One leaves their concerts convinced of having attended a genuine experience for the senses, where never felt before sensations, the acoustic space and the visual liturgy emerge, all under the characteristic sound that reveals itself as authentic. Sigma Project’s members see themselves as creative explorers that succeed in encouraging the composers who approach their sound, generating new grammars in a genuine sound laboratory. This is shown in the projects developed with the winners of the Spanish National Music Prize, such as Alberto Posadas (‘Poética del Laberinto’ cycle), José María Sánchez-Verdú (Khôra cycle), José Manuel López López and Jesús Torres, among others. This dynamic has resulted in more than 50 premieres so far. Sigma Project’s work is supported by the Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música, the Etxepare Basque Institute of the Basque Government and the German Foundation Ernst Von Siemens Musikstiftung.
Andrés Gornis, Josetxo Silguero, Alberto Chaves, Angel Soria Díaz, Coro Bonson
  • Jul 11 2018
    18:30

    SIGMA Project

    recital

    *
    Francisco J. Domínguez (1988)Mansha for baritone saxophone
    Alberto Arroyo (1989): Kitra, music for bass saxophone with mute and electronics after paintings by Goya
    Gonzalo Navarro (1981): Morfología de un latido contenido for baritone saxophone and electronics
    Alberto Bernal (1978): numbers #1 "post truth“ for tenor saxophone and recursive mp3-compression

    * This program is supported by INAEM and Etxepare Institute 

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SiKé Duo

The SiKé Duo was founded in 2016 by Italian saxophonists Basilio Merlino and Francesco Paolo Barbaria, whose aim was “research and innovation from a musical and artistic point of view”. As a result, the SiKé duo has turned itself into a classical duo exploring music and saxophone from all perspectives. Basilio Merlino graduated at the top of his class and he achieved a Master of Saxophone Performance at the National Music Conservatory in Palermo in July 2010. Interested in the French School of Saxophone, he completed his studies with Gilles Tressos and Christophe Bois at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieur de Musique et Danse (CESMD) de Poitou-Charentes in 2013. In June 2016, he got a Diploma of Saxophone performance (DNSPM) and a Diploma of saxophone teaching (DE). He has been improving his skills studying with Fabrizio Mancuso, Sylvain Malezieux, Jean Denis Michat, Arno Bornkamp and Jean-Yves Formeau. Today, he is a saxophone teacher at the Conservatory Paris Vallée de la Marne (France). Francesco Paolo Barbaria graduated with top marks, from the early years of his studies he was able to display a high level of musicality. He studied with Fabrizio Mancuso  and Geraud Etrillard. He has also attended masterclasses with various world-renowned saxophonists including Claude Delangle, Fabrice Moretti, Herrero Sixto, Antonino Mollica, Sergey Kolesov, Vincent David, Jean-Marie Londeix, Christian Wirth, etc. He has furthered his musical studies with emphasis on the saxophone at the “Conservatorio A. Scontrino” of Trapani, graduating with maximum points. He is collaborating with “Teatro Massimo V. Bellini“ in Catania and the “Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana” of Palermo as soloist with orchestra. He is a saxophone teacher of a secondary school.
Basilio Merlino, saxophone
Francesco Paolo Barbaria, saxophone
  • Jul 11 2018
    11:30

    SiKé Duo

    recital

    Stefano Gervasoni (1962): Odoi for two soprano saxophones  
    Giuseppe Mazzamuto (1988): Quadriphonia for two alto saxophones and electronic system

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Silver Reed Duo

The Silver Reed Duo consists of flutist Jennifer Lau and saxophonist Eric Lau. With 15 years of performance experience, the duo is dedicated to promoting mixed chamber music including the flute and saxophone. The Silver Reed Duo has performed at the Puerto Rico Conservatory, the Universidade Federal do Paraná in Brazil, the National Flute Association Convention,  the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference and the World Saxophone Congress. Flutist Jennifer Lau is currently working on the faculty of the University of New Mexico and has performed with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Concert Association Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Winds, New Mexico Symphony, El Paso Opera, Opera Southwest, and the New Mexico Woodwind Quintet. She is a winner of the National Flute Association Masterclass Competition and was also the coordinator of the NFA’s Newly Published Music Competition. Saxophonist Eric Lau serves as Professor of Saxophone and Chair of the University of New Mexico Department of Music. Dr. Lau has given concerts throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. His commitment to new music has led to the commissioning of more than a dozen new works for saxophone by composers including David Maslanka, Roshanne Etezady, Gunther Schuller, Michael Colgrass, and Ida Gotkovsky.  As baritone saxophonist with the nationally acclaimed Iridium Quartet, Dr. Lau has had the pleasure of working with award-winning composers Michael Colgrass and Martin Bresnick as the ensemble-in-residence at the John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium.
Jennifer Lau, flutist 
Eric Lau, saxophonist
http://ericlausaxophone.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    16:30

    Silver Reed Duo

    recital

    Peter Gilbert (1975): Out of Line (European premiere)
    Karola Obermüller (1977): TBA (European premiere )

    STUDENT CENTER Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall Savska cesta 25

Simon Širec

Simon Širec was born in 1987 in Novo mesto, Slovenia. He studied saxophone at the Conservatory of music and ballet in Ljubljana in the class of professor Dejan Prešiček. Further studies led him to Vienna where he enroled in the studio of professor Lars Mlekusch. After finishing his Bachelor degree Širec went to study with professor Gerald Preinfalk at the University of Music in Graz, where he concluded his saxophone education with masters degree in 2014. Parallel to saxophone studies Širec also studied musicology at the University of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. For his master thesis he was exploring the history of saxophone music in Slovenia. After graduating in the field of musicology he published an extended version of the research in the book "Development of the Slovenian Saxophone Repertoire". He actively performs as a soloist, chamber or orchestra musician. His great passion is the research of electronic artistic music combined with saxophones, EWI and loop station, while using advanced playing techniques such as slap tongue, beatbox, multiphonics and usage of voice while playing the saxophone. His innovative approach has been highly appreciated in the academic field as well as by a wider audience.

  • Jul 10 2018
    12:15

    Simon Širec

    recital

    Simon Širec (1987): Viva Napoli nummero due for alto and tenor saxophone, loop station and EWI - Percussivo, Aria, Uragano, Finale

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Svetislav Stančić Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Slovenian Armed Forces Band, Andreja Šolar, conductor

By establishing the Slovenian Armed Forces Band in 1996, the Republic of Slovenia established a continued practice with a year-long tradition of military bands on the Slovenian territory. Today, the Slovenian Armed Forces Band is a constituent unit of the General Staff and meets the needs of the military protocol. It is an indispensable part of all solemn events of the Slovenian Armed Forces, events marking anniversaries of SAF units and solemn swear-in ceremonies, national celebrations and international meetings. There is no event or celebration without an ensemble of the SAF Band – may it be the big concert band or the ceremonial band, the Big Band, wind quintet, brass quintet etc. In addition, the SAF Band also plays at numerous humanitarian concerts and local events. Highly-qualified musicians of the SAF Band with their truly varied repertoire and high quality of musical reproduction continuously create an atmosphere of perfection of events, high manners and the image of proud  Slovenian Armed Forces members.The successful development of the Slovenian Armed Forces Band, which has in its 22-year history become a vital, professional and motivated ensemble, has been masterly formed by the conductors of its various ensembles. As a contracted colleague, the band was strongly marked by the expertise and rich experiences of the composer and conductor Jože Privšek. In addition, the SAF Band, which gives some 230 concerts per year, has worked with many renowned conductors and top solos from Slovenia and abroad. Special proof of its high quality are also regular invitations to concert and festivals in Europe that the band receives. At those events, the band performs as a respectable ambassador of Slovenian culture.For its top-level achievements, the SAF Band was in 1997 awarded with the Bronze and in 2008 with the Gold Medal of the Slovenian Armed Forces. At its 20th anniversary, the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor decorated the SAF Band with the order of Merit.The conductor,  Andreja Šolar was born in Slovenia where she lives and works. In 2006 she graduated in symphonic conducting at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with maestro Marko Letonja. She was also studying conducting with Jan Cober at the Brabants Conservatorium in Tilburg, Netherlands. In 2002 she successfully completed her master degree studies and made her début appearance conducting the Slovenian Armed Forces Band, which received excellent radio reviews. In 2008 she finished Senior Musician Course in Naval School of Music Norfolk in Virginia, USA. She collaborated as a conductor with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic Brass Ensemble, with the Latvian National Armed Forces Band, Czech Army Central Band, Croatian National Armed Forces Band, Symphonishes Blasorchester Klagenfurt, Blasorchester Johann – Joseph – Fux Konservatorium Graz in the neighbouring Austria. She collaborates as a member of an international juries at the Austrian and Slovenian competitions for wind bands and writes arrangements for wind and brass bands.
Slovenian Armed Forces Band - Janez Benko, concert master
 Phil Pierick, alto saxophone, soloist
Mobilis Quartet (Michael Krenn, soprano saxophone, Janez Uršej, alto saxophone, Yukiko Iwata, tenor saxophone, Goran Jurković, baritone saxophone)
Nicolas Arsenijevic, alto saxophone, soloist
Jérôme Laran,  alto saxophone, soloist
Preston Duncan, soprano saxophone, Ramonet  Rodríguez, Spanish guitar

  • Jul 13 2018
    20:00

    Slovenian Armed Forces Band, Andreja Šolar, conductor

    performance of an orchestra

    Frank Ticheli (1958): Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble - Falcon Fantasy, Silver Swan, Black Raven - soloist: Phil Pierick*
    Thomas Doss (1966): Spotlights 4 sax 4 and windband - soloists Quartet Mobilis*
    Mladen Tarbuk (1962): Concertino per sassofono in Mib e orchestra da camera - Lento – Poco allegro – Tempo I, Andante sostenuto, Allegro vivace – Andante sostenuto – Allegro moderato – Moderato mosso – Allegro moderato – Maestoso - Vivacissimo  - soloist: Nicolas Arsenijevic *
    Shoichi Asai (1988): Paganini Remix for alto saxophone and wind orchestra - soloist: Jérôme Laran*
    Antonio Ruda Peco (1938): Palindomía Flamenca for solo soprano saxophone, Spanish guitar, flamenco box and symphonic band - soloists; Preston Duncan, Ramonet Rodríguez
    * Selmer artist

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Soai Saxophone Ensemble - Masahiro Maeda, conductor

Soai Saxophone Ensemble is a large saxophone ensemble group consisting of current students of Faculty of Music, Soai University in Osaka Japan. It was formed by Professor Masahiro Maeda, Mi-Bémol Saxophone Ensemble. Their performance at the World Saxophones Conference in Strasbourg, France and the 1st Asia Saxophone Conference in Chiayi City, Taiwan were highly acclaimed.
Masahiro Maeda, conductor
http://www.soai.jp/orch/wind/sax/
  • Jul 12 2018
    10:30

    Soai Saxophone Ensemble - Masahiro Maeda, conductor

    ensemble performance

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Deux Arabesques (arr. Mi-Bémol Saxophone Ensemble)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Nocturnes Fêtes (arr. Mi-Bémol Saxophone Ensemble)
    Satoshi Omae (1943): Cosmo Immaginario (premiere performance)
    Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Antiche danze ed arie per liuto (arr. Mi-Bémol Saxophone Ensemble)

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Soffer Duo

The Soffer Duo, consisting of Jeff Soffer and Karalyn Soffer, was formed in 2011. Jeff and Karalyn are both Band Directors in Oregon (USA) and are active saxophone performers. They have performed all across the United States and in Europe, with most notable performances including the World Saxophone Congress XVI in Scotland, NASA Biennial and Regional Conferences, International Navy Band Symposiums, New England Saxophone Symposiums, the Crane Chamber Saxophone Festival, numerous recitals, and were guest artists at Boise State University (Idaho). Both Jeff and Karalyn are founding members of the Rose Saxophone Quartet in Oregon, and performed Walter Hartley’s Quartet Concerto accompanied by the Roseburg Symphonic Band in 2016. Jeff was a Concerto Competition winner and performed the Glazunov Concerto with the UMass Symphony Orchestra. He received his MM in Saxophone Performance and BM in Music Education and Saxophone Performance, both from the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying with Lynn Klock. Karalyn was a baritone saxophone soloist at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference. She received her MM in Saxophone Performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a BM in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.  Her teachers include Timothy McAllister, Christopher Creviston and Lynn Klock.
Jeff Soffer, saxophone
Karalyn Soffer, saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    19:00

    Soffer Duo

    recital

    John David Lamb (1935): Barefoot Dances - Firm, Swinging, Walking, Lively, Jaunty, Brisk
    Marc Mellits (1966): Tachycardia

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Fran Lhotka Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

SONSAX

For more than 20 years, SONSAX has pursued a particular creative vision. Through the years, SONSAX has maximized all the different qualities and possibilities of the saxophone and percussion, instruments that due to its versatility allow performing all different styles and rhythms that exist in the different musical languages around the world. The Montreal International Jazz Festival describes: "Costa Rican band SONSAX is a "world saxophone quartet" in every sense of the word. The sax part is the four principal members of the family (baritone, tenor, alto, soprano plus percussion), and the son can be from anywhere: sometimes cool, sometimes frenzied, sometimes laid-back lounge, sometimes pure funk and always with enough Latin flavor to move you to dance or dream." SONSAX has become one the most influential saxophone ensembles from Latin America, performing hundreds of concerts in countries such as Russia, Japan, Canada, United States, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, France, Germany, United Kingdom, México, and Central America, among others. SONSAX has released 4 recordings and a DVD of exceptional breadth and creativity making many appearances in different radio and TV shows in Latin America and has presented clinics and Master classes in many universities around the world.
Javier Valerio, soprano saxophone
Pablo Sandi, alto saxophone
Harold Guillen, tenor saxophone
Arturo Castro, baritone saxophone
Manrique Mendez, percussion
https://www.facebook.com/SONSAX-255560607814184/
  • Jul 11 2018
    23:00

    SONSAX

    recital

    An hommage to Latin American music

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Blagoje Bersa Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

SOS Junior Saxophone Orchestra - Gerald Preinfalk, conductor

The SOS Junior Saxophone Orchestra is a youth saxophone orchestra which consists of approximately 45 young saxophonists coming from 15 Slovene music schools. Its primary goal is educating young players in orchestral performance and providing a creative environment which additionally motivates young musicians to engage in creating and performing music. Alongside our pedagogic and socializing goals, we at the Sekvoja Cultural Association wish to enable the young to gain as much artistic experience as possible, which is why we often perform with the SOS Junior orchestra. The artistic leader of the Sekvoja Cultural Association is Lev Pupis, soloist and saxophone professor at the Music and Ballet Conservatoire of Ljubljana with the professional team: Jovana Joka as the leader of the SOS Junior orchestra, Weronika Partyka, Joanna Blejwas, Rok Volk, Irena Šmid and Aleš Logar. Organizational and other technical duties fall to Sekvoja president Gregor Zupančič and a team of parents. Along the JAZZ section, another fruit of our carefully planned labour with young musicians is the Saxplode ensemble, an octet of our most experienced orchestra members which has already set out on an independent musical journey. The orchestra performs classical, jazz, and pop scores, and is often accompanied by renowned soloists and conductors, such as Alain Crepin, Philippe Geiss, Oto Vrhovnik, Jan Gričar and others. Notable performances: “SOS Junior 200” Tour, Belgrade Saxperience Festival, Sax Herbst Festival, International Saxophone Meeting Nova Gorica, 2nd AS International Music Festival in Bled, Saxophobia Festival in Bratislava, 3rd AS International Music Festival in Bled.

SOS Junior Saxophone orchestra
Gerald Preinfalk, artistic leader and conductor
Jovana Joka, leader of the orchestra
& guest musicians
Luka Petrovčič, drums (Come out to play-ay, Ona Schoolday, Kyddo) 
Dragan Sremec, soprano saxophone, Barry Cockcroft, alto saxophone, Javier Valerio, tenor saxophone, Kenneth Tse, baritone saxophone (Bled, a piece of heaven on earth)
Tia Ivajnšič, soprano saxophone, (mentor: Dejan Prešiček), Miha Meglič, el. guitar, SAXPLODE ensemble (Pasta Concerto)
http://www.vincero.si
  • Jul 10 2018
    17:30

    SOS Junior Saxophone Orchestra - Gerald Preinfalk, conductor

    ensemble performance

    SOS GANG 'N' STARS
    Gerald Preinfalk (1971): On a Schoolday for saxophone orchestra
    Jean Denis Michat (1971): Pasta Concerto for soprano saxophone, saxophone ensemble and electric guitar - Spaghetti, Tagliatelle, Farfalle
    Alain Crepin (1954): Bled, a Piece of Heaven on Earth for saxophone quartet and saxophone orchestra
    Gordan Tudor (1982): Come out to play-ay for saxophone orchestra
    Philippe Geiss (1961) Kyddo for saxophone orchestra

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Blagoje Bersa Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

SOS Saxophone Orchestra

The SOS saxophone orchestra was founded on the initiative of Roberto Buttus, renowned producer and musical instrument repairer. The members are renowned saxophonists from Slovenia, Croatia, Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in 2011, at the initiative of Buttus and Lev Pupis, the orchestra began to perform. They are most revered and successful educators, soloists, musical arrangers, jazz and chamber musicians and composers. The SOS saxophone orchestra's mission is presenting to the audience with the supreme music, whether it is a transcription of the masterpieces of classical music, originals or new works, standard jazz music or the sound of big-bands. One of the main peculiarities of the orchestra is the fact that it performs without a conductor. This is an added advantage, despite a large number of its members, since the orchestra can perfectly apply the idea of chamber music. One special feature of the SOS orchestra is certainly that, from the very beginning, it has been  educating its own personell and youth. The SOS Junior orchestra contains 35 members and is mentored by members of the SOS themselves. The SOS orchestra fosters close associations with many acclaimed soloists and so far it has had many guest appearances, including Jean–Yves Fourmeau, Tymur Melnyk, Marco Pierobon, Ljubiša Jovanović, Jože Kotar, Ognjen Popović, Oto Vrhovnik, Matej Grahek and others.

Lev Pupis, Rok Volk, Anja Kožuh, Boštjan Simon, Jovana Joka, Aleš Logar, Matjaž Škoberne, Joanna Blejwas, Weronika Partyka, Larisa Marjanović, Irena Šmid, Tim Jerman, Ita Nagode
Slaven Kulenović, artistic leader

http://www.vincero.si
  • Jul 14 2018
    16:00

    SOS Saxophone Orchestra

    ensemble performance

    Anima Slavica

    Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804-1857): Ruslan and Ludmila - overture (arr. Jacques Laroque)
    Grigory Markovich Kalinkovich (1917-1992): Concerto Capriccio (arr. Alain Crepin)
    Marjan Kozina (1907-1966): Bela krajina  (arr. Miha Ferk)
    Vid Pupis (1981): Fantazija / Fantasia for alto saxophone and ensemble of saxophones 
    Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884): Vltava  (arr. Miha Ferk)
    Igor Lunder (1969): Charleston

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SOS Saxophone Orchestra - Alain Crepin, conductor, Barry Cockcroft, soloist

Saxophonist and composer, Barry Cockcroft’s music has received thousands of performances throughout the world and is regularly played in 40 countries. He is a long-time member of the International Saxophone Committee. Barry has been concerto soloist with the United States Navy Band and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has played regularly with major Australian orchestras and for more than 15 years has been a guest with the Malaysian Philharmonic. Barry has visited 70+ countries and continues to compose for the saxophone and perform throughout the world. Barry has given masterclasses at leading institutions including the Paris Conservatoire (France) and was an adjudicator at the Adolphe Sax International Competition (Belgium). He studied in Australia with Dr. Peter Clinch for 5 years and for 2 years in Bordeaux France with saxophonists Jacques Net, Marie-Bernadette Charrier, and Jean-Marie Londeix. Barry’s compositions have seen successful adoption into mainstream repertoire. His recent work, the Melbourne Concerto, was premiered by the Orquestra Clássica do Centro, Portugal. Since 1995, Barry’s close association with over 120 composers has led to the publication of around 15,000 works. Barry has rallied composers writing the most advanced concert music to remember also the developing players who require a stimulating and original repertoire of their own.. His own pedagogical books have helped to guide thousands of developing musicians and his 120 published works are available exclusively from Reed Music.

http://barrysax.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    12:15

    SOS Saxophone Orchestra - Alain Crepin, conductor, Barry Cockcroft, soloist

    ensemble performance

    Barry Cockcroft (1972): Melbourne Concerto for soprano saxophone & orchestra - Go, Slow, Blow 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Blagoje Bersa Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

SOS Saxophone Orchestra and Hungarian Saxophone Consort - Miha Rogina, conductor

The SOS saxophone orchestra was founded on the initiative of Roberto Buttus, renowned producer and musical instrument repairer. Buttus and Lev Pupis invited well-established Slovene and Croatian saxophonists to join them and in 2011 the orchestra began performing. The members are renowned saxophonists from Slovenia, Croatia, Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina. One of the main peculiarities of the orchestra is the fact that it performs without a conductor. This is an added advantage despite a large number of its members since the orchestra can perfectly apply the idea of chamber music. One special feature of the SOS orchestra is certainly that, from the very beginning, it has been bringing up and educating its own personell and youth. The SOS Junior orchestra contains 35 members and is mentored by members of SOS themselves. The SOS orchestra fosters close associations with many acclaimed soloists and so far it has had many guest appearances, including Jean – Yves Fourmeau, Tymur Melnyk, Marco Pierobon, Ljubiša Jovanović, Jože Kotar, Ognjen Popović, Oto Vrhovnik, Matej Grahek and others.After only a decade of the Hungarian classical saxophone education system’s history in Hungarian Universities, all high-school, conservatory and university professors established the first professional saxophone orchestra ever in Hungary, called: Hungarian Saxophone Consort. Based on his idea and led by Bence Szepesi – President of the Hungarian Clarinet and Saxophone Society – the Hungarian Saxophone Consort made its debut in Budapest 2015 with explosive success, which others have followed with world famous saxophonists like: Dr.Paul Cohen (USA), Philippe Geiss (FR), Mihály Borbély (HUN), Lev Pupis (SLO), etc. Their repertoire encompasses almost all music literature from original works to transcripts alike, including work with variable soloists. It has aimed at joining the international saxophonist life and to show young generations the way to work together.

Slovenian Saxophone Orchestra SOS
Lev Pupis, sopranino saxophone (white queen), Rok Volk, soprano saxophone 1 (white queen's bishop), Ita Nagode, soprano saxophone 2 (white king's bishop), Weronika Partyka, alto saxophone 1 (white A pawn), Joanna Blejwas, alto saxophone 2 (white B pawn), Matjaž Škoberne, alto saxophone 3 (white C pawn), Larisa Marjanovič, alto saxophone 4 (white D pawn), Domen Koren, alto saxophone 5 (white E pawn), Nika Deželak, alto saxophone 6 (white F pawn), Valeria Kučan, alto saxophone 7 (white G pawn), Lan Meden, alto saxophone 8 (white H pawn), Anja Kožuh, tenor saxophone 1 (white queen's knight), Irena Šmid, tenor saxophone 2 (white king's knight), Jovana Joka, baritone saxophone 1 (white queen's rook), Timotej Jerman, baritone saxophone 2 (white king's rook), Davor Loštrek, bass saxophone (white king)

Hungarian Saxophone Consort
Bence Szepesi, sopranino saxophone (black queen), Tamás Szitás, soprano saxophone 1 (black queen's bishop), Barna Bánfi, soprano saxophone 2 (black king's bishop),  Zsuzsanna Szendrői, alto saxophone 1 (black A pawn), István Szaller, alto saxophone 2 (black B pawn), Marcell Vincze, alto saxophone 3 (black C pawn), Mónika Soós, alto saxophone 4 (black D pawn), Máté Bencze, alto saxophone 5 (black E pawn), Ferenc Takács, alto saxophone 6 (black F pawn), Noémi Szőke, alto saxophone 7 (black G pawn), Dávid Szabó, alto saxophone 8 (black H pawn), Gergő Lupek, tenor saxophone 1 (black queen's knight), Zsófia Mészáros, tenor saxophone 2 (black king's knight), Marcell Horváth, baritone saxophone 1 (black queen's rook), Eszter Tóth, baritone saxophone 2 (black king's rook), Viktor Nagy, bass saxophone (black king)

Miha Rogina, conductor
Lev Pupis, leader of the project                          

  • Jul 12 2018
    21:00

    SOS Saxophone Orchestra and Hungarian Saxophone Consort - Miha Rogina, conductor

    ensemble performance

    Igor Lunder (1969): Chess Game for two saxophone orchestras (premiere performance) 

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Sound Affair Duo

Jenni Watson is a freelance Saxophonist, Composer and Multi-Instrumentalist. She balances composition commissions in the contemporary classical genre with her own instrumental/electronica recording projects. Studying BMus and MMus with Rob Buckland and Andy Scott at the RNCM (UK), she achieved the highest recital mark in the Woodwind department’s history. Her final Masters recital was entirely self-composed - a first for the RNCM. She has recorded several CDs of original music, breaking genre conventions to create a unique and engaging soundworld. She performs with varied groups including Kaleidoscope Quartet, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tenor Saxophone Collective. Her compositions receive international performances and she also founded BASS (the British Annual Saxophone Symposium).
Martin Jacoby is known as a highly successful artist and composer in his own right. Notable performances include solo recitals at Steinway Hall London and the Nottingham Theatre Royal, an appearance in the 'Reflections on Debussy' festival at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, and concertos with UK-wide orchestras. Having a particular passion for the French repertoire, Martin devised his own show 'Debussy and Ravel: Earth and Water', with which he made his London debut to a critically acclaimed 6-show run. Due to popular demand this was re-run. He was also Musical Director for a 21-show theatre run for 2012's Edinburgh Festival. Martin studied at the RNCM (UK), gaining BMus and MMUs degrees with support of a full scholarship. Martin records a wealth of solo piano works for Spotify and currently has over 400,000 monthly listeners. 
Jenni Watson, saxophone; Martin Jacoby, piano
http://www.jenniwatson.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    11:15

    Sound Affair Duo

    recital

    DEBUSSY 100: REIMAGINED
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Passepied (arr. Jenni Watson)
    Jenni Watson (1985): Leaves
    Jenni Watson (1985), Martin Jacoby (1988): Arabesque (on a theme by Debussy)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (arr. Jenni Watson, Martin Jacoby)
    Jenni Watson (1985): Improvisations on La cathédrale engloutie / The Submerged Cathedral by Claude Debussy   

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Spanish-American Saxophone Quartet

The Spanish-American Quartet includes two Spanish saxophonists and two saxophonists from the United States. Nacho Gascon, professor of saxophone at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Alfonso Padilla, International Relations Manager at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel Castillo of Seville, Clifford Leaman, Distinguished Professor of Saxophone at the University of South Carolina, and Timothy Roberts, Professor of Saxophone at Shenandoah Conservatory are members of this ensemble. 
Nacho Gascon, soprano saxophone
Alfonso Padilla, alto saxophone
Clifford Leaman, tenor saxophone
Timothy Roberts, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    18:00

    Spanish-American Saxophone Quartet

    recital

    Elliott Carter (1908-2012): Canonic Suite for four alto saxophones
    Santiago J. Baez (1982): Cuatro Microestudios (premiere performance)
    David Garner (1941): Canon Móvil (premiere performance)

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Stacy Maugans and Carolyn J. Bryan

Dr. Stacy Maugans, associate professor of music, teaches saxophone, music theory, and performance pedagogy at Valparaiso University, where she has received the Excellence in Teaching Award. She is also on the faculty of Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival. An active recitalist, adjudicator, and lecturer on the history of saxophone in Russia and the former Soviet Union, Dr. Maugans has received grants from U.S. Dept. of Education and Social Science Research Council for studies in Russian and has performed internationally in Russia, Tanzania, Malta, etc. Her performances have included commissions and premieres of works by Jillian Whitaker, Benjamin Krause, David DeBoor Canfield, etc. She earned the DMus, BMus, and BA (math) at Indiana University under the guidance of Dr. Eugene Rousseau and the M.M.at Arizona State University with Dr. Joseph Wytko.              

Carolyn J. Bryan is Professor of Music at Georgia Southern University. Bryan received her Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Indiana University and the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace College. Dr. Bryan has performed and lectured at the 12th and 13th World Saxophone Congresses, the Southeastern Saxophone Summit, North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, etc. She was a contributor to Women and Music in America. Bryan has been involved in numerous orchestral, chamber, and solo premiers and recorded with the Winds of Indiana. She has also served as conductor for Georgia Southern Opera. Dr. Bryan has been recognized with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Award for Excellence, CLASS Awards of Distinction in Teaching and Service, and membership in Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda.

Stacy Maugans, saxophone
Carolyn J. Bryan, saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    16:15

    Stacy Maugans and Carolyn J. Bryan

    recital

    Benjamin Krause (1985): Variations for two saxophones (premiere performance)

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Steph Winzen

Steph Winzen studied classical saxophone with the famous saxophonist Linda Bangs-Urban at Mainz, Germany. Her lyrical and multifaceted saxophone playing brought her together with artists like Giora Feidman, Raul Jaurena, Bobby Watson, John Stubblefield, John-Edward Kelly and Arno Bornkamp. She is awarded as the Mainzer Stadtmusikerin 2017. Steph plays with different symphonic orchestras and plays the baritone saxophone at the Saxophonequartet Mainz 04. She teaches at the conservatory of Mainz and established the Saxophone Orchestra Mainz in 2013.

http://www.saxiom.de
  • Jul 10 2018
    11:00

    Steph Winzen

    recital

    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Tango Étude No. 1 - Décidé
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Tango Étude No. 3 - Molto marcato e energico 
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Tango Étude No. 5 - Sans indication 
    Ronald L. Caravan (1946): Paradigms - Ballad in Color, Dispersions, Parallax, Exposition & Statification, Blue Episode 
    Barry Cockcroft (1972): Ku Ku for solo soprano saxophone
    Walter S. Hartley (1927-2016): Petite Suite for alto saxophone - Intrada, Tango: Andante, Scherzo: Presto, Nocturne: Adagio, Capriccio: Allegro vivace 
    Werner W. Glaser (1910-2006): 3 Sonaten im alten Stil - Allegro, Adagio, Allegro molto

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Stephen Fischer and Rachael Fischer

Saxophonist Stephen Fischer is the applied saxophone instructor in the Department of Music at Georgia College and has also served on the faculties of Clemson University, the University of Georgia and the University of West Georgia. As a performer, Dr. Fischer is an active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance and has been invited to perform at the organization's national and regional conferences in the United States. He has also performed as a soloist and chamber musician at meetings of the World Saxophone Congress in 2003, 2006), 2012 and 2015. Dr. Fischer has recently premiered new works by composers Dave Deason, Roger Vogel and Natalie Williams. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance from the University of Georgia, studying with Dr. Kenneth Fischer. Additionally, he attended the Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy in Quebec, Canada, where he studied with Jean-Marie Londeix and Jean-Francois Guay. Violinist Rachael Fischer has performed across the United States and in Europe. She is a founding member of Piedmont Camerata. A dedicated teacher, Dr. Fischer is Assistant Professor of Music at Georgia Gwinnett College, and also maintains a full violin studio at the University of Georgia Community Music School. She has completed Suzuki teacher training with Linda Case, Kimberly Meier-Sims and Carrie Reuning-Hummel, and has taken supplemental courses with Teri Einfeldt, Edward Kreitman and Edmund Sprunger. She is the past president of the Suzuki Association of Georgia. Rachael Fischer holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Georgia, a Master of Music degree in violin performance from Arizona State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance with a minor in musicology from the University of Georgia.
Stephen Fischer, saxophone; Rachael Fischer, violin
  • Jul 12 2018
    13:15

    Stephen Fischer and Rachael Fischer

    recital

    Ashley Floyd (1982): Shadows of Former Selves (European premiere)
    Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988): Tre Pezzi

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Stephen Page

Described by noted American composer Libby Larsen as “fearless on stage”, Dr. Stephen Page has appeared across four continents, in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Australia, and across the United States as a soloist and member of Zzyzx Quartet. Well known for his interpretations of the great original works for saxophone, Stephen has also furthered the saxophone repertoire through the commissioning of new works from composers such as John Mackey, David Maslanka, Dan Welcher, David Rakowski, Ida Gotkovsky, David Canfield, Greg Wanamaker, and Mark Mellits, among others. Stephen has won awards at many international and national competitions, including 1st Prizes at the North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition, Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition, AUREC Saxophone Competition and the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition, as well as a silver medal at the Fischoff Competition. Dr. Page has released ten recordings as a soloist and chamber musician, which can be heard on the Enharmonic, Teal Creek, Crystal Music, and AUR Labels. Forthcoming CD releases include The Saxophone Music of Florent Schmitt, light and shadows, waves and time (the music of Gregory Wanamaker), and the premier recording of John Mackey’s Soprano Saxophone Concerto with piano reduction. Currently Dr. Page is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, and is a former student of Eugene Rousseau, Otis Murphy, and Kenneth Tse. Liz Ames is a collaborative pianist who is passionate about performing and working with instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers. Liz began working at Northwestern University in September, 2013 as a staff pianist; primarily working with the saxophone studio. Liz received permission to create piano reductions for several concerti. These reductions are a part of Liz’s life-long project of making saxophone concertos more available to saxophonists. Liz completed her doctorate in Collaborative Piano from Arizona State University in April, 2013. 
Stephen Page, saxophine
Liz Ames, piano
  • Jul 14 2018
    14:00

    Stephen Page

    recital

    Gregory Wanamaker (1968): Night Set for soprano saxophone and piano - Night Sparks, Night Song, Night Ride (premiere performance)

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Strasbourg Saxophone Ensemble - Philippe Geiss, conductor, Branford Marsalis, guest

Philippe Geiss works all year along to share the stage experience with his students.

Philippe Geiss, Nicolas Allard, Yui Sakagoshi, Pauline Rougier, Fabio Cesare, Marta Gzubicka, Sylvia Toumaian, Sumika Tsujimoto, Leonardo Davin Rojas Rodriguez, Wychariy Cruz, Laure Fischer, Mireia Pellisa Martin, Adam Campbell
Philippe Geiss, artistic director
Branford Marsalis, saxophone, guest musician
http://www.philippegeiss.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    10:30

    Strasbourg Saxophone Ensemble - Philippe Geiss, conductor, Branford Marsalis, guest

    ensemble performance

    Jean-François Zygel (1960), Thierry De Mey (1956), Philippe Geiss (1961): Crosslines, crossover repertoire 

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Sue McKenzie and Guests Philippe Geiss, Paul Elwood and Susan Mayo

Sue McKenzie is the Director of the Scottish Saxophone Academy, was an Assistant Director of the 16th World Saxophone Congress (2012) and is the leader/founder of the Scottish Saxophone Ensemble. As part of the McKenzie Sawers Duo she has given UK and Scottish premieres of many new works and regularly performs at the World and British Saxophone Congress. They released "The Coral Sea" with Delphian Records and their second CD, “After the Tryst” was released in March 2018. She studied with Kyle Horch at Royal College of Music as well as with Eugene Rousseau (Japan), Lynn Klock (University of Massachusetts), David Murray (World Saxophone Quartet, Paris) and David Binney (New York). Sue regularly performs with the internationally renowned Salsa Celtica and Glasgow Improvisor's Orchestra (performing with Gino Robair, Marilyn Crispell, Maggie Nicols, Keith Tippet and Evan Parker) and in 2013 was commissioned to write for and perform with her own band, "Dark Grooves" at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. Other performances include appearing on a UK tour with Australian DJ Tom Lowndes (Hot Dub Time Machine), with US free improvising banjo player and composer Paul Elwood and in Oslo with the quartet Lemur. Internationally regarded saxophonist and widely performed composer, Philippe Geiss plays the entire saxophone family from sopranino to bass saxophone. He works closely with many great improvisers as Jerry Bergonzi or the French pianist Jean-François Zygel collaborating in live concerts, silent movies improvised music and many TV shows playing classical “crossover” improvised music. Philippe's own musical style lies somewhere between contemporary classical, jazz and world music. As a composer, his music has been performed by renowned musicians and ensembles including the U.S. Navy Band, Branford Marsalis, Nederland Wind Ensemble, many wind ensembles and leading saxophone quartets including Habanera, Alliage Diastema, Ellipsos, and more. His compositions include works for beginners to high level performers and he is published by Robert Martin, Billaudot, and Leduc. Each year Philippe also organizes a major saxophone festival in Strasbourg (Les Rencontres du Saxophone).
Sue McKenzie, saxophone
Philippe Geiss, saxophone
Paul Elwood, banjo
Susan Mayo, cello
http://www.suemckenziesaxophone.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    16:45

    Sue McKenzie and Guests Philippe Geiss, Paul Elwood and Susan Mayo

    recital

    Paul Elwood (1958): Cuchina
    Paul Elwood (1958): Incident at Max's
    Paul Elwood (1958): Ivaravi
    Paul Elwood (1958): Nice Folks
    Philippe Geiss (1961): Three High Notes for two saxophones

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Sue McKenzie, Paul Elwood and Susan Mayo

Sue McKenzie is the Director of the Scottish Saxophone Academy, was an Assistant Director of the 16th World Saxophone Congress (2012) and is the leader/founder of the Scottish Saxophone Ensemble. As part of the McKenzie Sawers Duo she has given UK and Scottish premieres of many new works and regularly performs at the World and British Saxophone Congress. They released "The Coral Sea" with Delphian Records and their second CD, “After the Tryst” was released in March 2018. She studied with Kyle Horch at Royal College of Music as well as with Eugene Rousseau (Japan), Lynn Klock (University of Massachusetts), David Murray (World Saxophone Quartet, Paris) and David Binney (New York). Sue regularly performs with the internationally renowned Salsa Celtica and Glasgow Improvisor's Orchestra (performing with Gino Robair, Marilyn Crispell, Maggie Nicols, Keith Tippet and Evan Parker) and in 2013 was commissioned to write for and perform with her own band, "Dark Grooves" at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. Other performances include appearing on a UK tour with Australian DJ Tom Lowndes (Hot Dub Time Machine), with US free improvising banjo player and composer Paul Elwood and in Oslo with the quartet Lemur. Paul Elwood’s music has been featured at festivals in Moscow, Sofia, Mexico City, Marseille, South Africa, Wollongong (Australia), Edinburgh, Darmstadt, Madrid, Strasbourg, and all over the U.S.A. He is an active five-string banjoist in both the realms of experimental and bluegrass music. In 2015 he played on the premiere of “Hanover” by Alvin Lucier, a composition using three banjos played with EBows with chamber ensemble. He recently recorded a new composition for solo banjo written for him by Christian Wolff, and he has collaborated with guitarists Jean-Marc Montera and Eugene Chadbourne, cellist Hank Roberts, the Callithumpian Consort of the New England Conservatory, famed banjoist Tony Trischka, saxophonists Sue McKenzie, Andrew Bishop, and Raphael Imbert, Zeitgeist, bluegrass legend John Hartford, percussionist Eddie Prévost, and pipa player Min Xiao-Fen, among many others. Dr. Susan Mayo has been part of the musical landscape of Kansas for over 30 years. Active not only in the classical world, playing with the Wichita Symphony and Chamber Music at the Barn, she also performs in a variety of unique groups. She can be seen with the WC Quartet, one of the only improvising string quartets in town, Poke Salad Orchestra, a string trio firmly rooted in American traditions of old-time, country and early popular music,  the 21 Century Projects collective, a creative collaborative of musicians, visual artists, and dancers, and is part of the free improvisation community, performing regularly with bass clarinetist Mike Unruh. She pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of the Pacific (BM: Cello Performance) as well as doing graduate work at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Wichita State University (BME in Special Music Education) and the University of Kansas (DMA in Cello Performance). Mayo is currently on the faculty of Friends University and is music director for both Symphony in the Flint Hills fall event Woodfest, and the Wichita Pop-Up Concert series VIBRANTICT.
Sue McKenzie, saxophonePaul Elwood, banjoSusan Mayo, cello
http://www.suemckenziesaxophone.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    18:30

    Sue McKenzie, Paul Elwood and Susan Mayo

    recital

    Free improvisation

    JAZZ & CABARET CLUB KONTESA Ulica Augusta Cesarca 2

Sumika Tsujimoto

Born in Nara (Japan), Sumika Tsujimoto began her saxophone studies at the age of 12. She studied at the Takamado music high school with Suwako Iwata and at the SOAI university with Masahiro Maeda. She has won numerous awards including the 3rd prize in the solo division and the ensemble division at the OSAKA International Music Competition, 1st prize in the saxophone division at the Japan classic music competition, and the president prize at SOAI University. She is now studying at the Conservatoire in Strasbourg (France) under Philippe Geiss with a particular interest in the "cross over" and "improvisation" repertoire.  Linked to this work on improvisation and innovation is her work on the Aerophone. With this new instrument, Sumika has been able to create her own personal identity as an international artist with followers from around the world, constantly being blown away by the capacities of this new instrument. Her performances on the Aerophone have captivated audiences, not only for the newness of the concept but also for her technical and musical prowess. Sumika is a founding member of the ‘Quatuor AVENA’, a vibrant young saxophone quartet based in Strasbourg. 
Sumika Tsujimoto, aerophone
https://sumichannel.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    19:00

    Sumika Tsujimoto

    recital

    Sumika Tsujimoto (1991): Amaoto (premiere performance)
    Jacob TV (1951): Sho-Myo, spectacle of world famous film music (arr. Sumika Tsujimoto)
    Roberto Molinelli (1963): Four pictures from New York for saxophone and symphony orchestra -  I. Dreamy dawn, III. Sentimental evening, IV. Broadway night

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Suspirium Duo

Kendra Marie Wheeler is a soloist, chamber musician, improviser and music educator that frequently works and collaborates with artists in a wide range of settings and styles from classical to jazz to funk and beyond. She has performed at major venues all over the Midwest, including The Ordway and Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Wheeler has also performed recitals and presented masterclasses at events such as Dean Sorenson’s Jazz Festival, hosted at the University of Minnesota. She has been the recipient of numerous scholarships, grants, and awards including prizes from Schubert Club, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA), Downbeat Magazine and Vandoren. Wheeler is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the University of Minnesota where she is a recipient of the prestigious Berneking Fellowship. She received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota in Music Education. Her primary teachers are Preston Duncan and Eugene Rousseau. Kyriaki Gkoudina is a PhD student in Composition at the University of Minnesota. Gkoudina earned her bachelor’s degree in Film Studies at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (Greece) in 2015. While she has a specialization in Film Music, she has also intensely studied harmony and 16th century counterpoint at a private conservatory. In addition to her work as a composer, she is also an active researcher. Gkoudina has co-authored the book “Basic Music Technology” with Dr. Guerrino Mazzola, composition professor at the University of Minnesota and published a research article entitled “The Origin of the Universe: A case study” regarding music and astrophysics in the “Collective Papers of Academy of Arts” journal in Serbia. Furthermore, Gkoudina's work does not only include her research and compositions for plays, films, documentaries, chamber groups, solo instruments and voice, but she is also a sound designer for interactive performances and films.
Kendra Wheeler, saxophone
Kyriaki Gkoudina, electronics
  • Jul 12 2018
    12:00

    Suspirium Duo

    recital

    Kyriaki Gkoudina (1990): Lament for alto saxophone and electronics
    Kyriaki Gkoudina (1990): Three Women for solo soprano saxophone - First Voice, Second Voice, Third Voice

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Symphonic Wind Orchestra of Croatian Armed Forces, Alain Crepin, conductor

The Croatian Armed  Forces  Band is a representative orchestra of the Republic of Croatia, founded in 1991. Besides performing the protocol tasks,  the orchestra has performed various concerts within the framework of the Concert Season in the Concert Hall "Vatroslav Lisinski" in Zagreb. The main part of the repertoire is made up of original compositions for wind instruments, and special notice is given to the first performances of the Croatian composers as well as the Croatian first performances of the pieces which are part of world's heritage. The orchestra is composed of the young academic musicians, and besides the Concert Band, there are also various Chamber Ensembles, Brass Band, Big Band, and Marching Band. The orchestra has been led by many respected conductors, where as many eminent Croatian and foreign soloists have performed with the orchestra. The cooperation with other Croatian  musical ensembles is customary. Besides the concerts during the concert season, the orchestra has performed at various Croatian summer festivals (Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Osor, Krk, Hvar), at Varaždin BaroqueEvenings and Music bienalle Zagreb. Worth mentioning are also the guest performances in Lourdes, Budapest, and at the Moscow autumn festival. Besides many recordings for the Croatian Broadcast, the orchestra has recorded several CD-s containing Croatian music.
  • Jul 11 2018
    19:00

    Symphonic Wind Orchestra of Croatian Armed Forces, Alain Crepin, conductor

    concert with orchestra

    Olivier Calmel (1974): Manhattan Skyline  -  

    I 5th Avenue, II Timesquare, III Terminal Central, VI Big Central Park, VII Financial District -  
    Philippe Portejoie, soloist
    Aaron Perrine (1979): **It has to be so beautiful - * Kenneth Tse, soloist 
    Alain Crepin (1954): Complicities - Jovana Joka, Lev Pupis, soloists
    David DeBoor Canfield (1950): Concerto after Dvořák for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble - The US Navy Band Quartet, soloist

    * Yamaha performing artist
    **  "The performance of It Has to Be Beautiful is dedicated to the memory of Jennifer Klauda Anderson." - Kenneth Tse

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SYOS «shape your own sound»

Pauline Eveno, is an engineer from the Ecole Centrale Marseille  and PhD in Acoustics from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (ED SMAER Paris VI) and Aix - Marseille I University. She did her thesis at IRCAM (Institut Research and Acoustic Coordination Music) and worked for one year at McGill University in Montreal on the acoustic behavior of saxophone mouthpieces.Pauline Eveno has been passionate about music since she was young and naturally she had the idea of ​​adapting her academic research to the market through an exciting and highly innovative project: "musical acoustics applied to innovation in instrumental workmanship".
  • Jul 12 2018
    11:00

    SYOS «shape your own sound»

    lecture

    From the mouthpiece to your ears ; the long journey of the saxophone sound

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Taimur Sullivan and Zach Shemon

Taimur Sullivan is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Northwestern University, and a member of the acclaimed PRISM Quartet. His performances have taken him from the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Knitting Factory, to engagements in Russia, China, England, Germany, and throughout Latin America. He has dedicated much of his career to commissioning new repertoire for the saxophone, and has given the world premieres of over 250 solo and chamber works. As a member of the PRISM Quartet for 23 years, Sullivan has performed concertos with orchestras nationwide and has conducted residencies at leading conservatories throughout the United States. Zach Shemon enjoys a versatile career as a saxophone soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and pedagogue. As a soloist, Shemon was awarded first prize at the inaugural International Saxophone Symposium and Competition in Columbus, GA and has appeared as a soloist with numerous bands and orchestras throughout the US. He teaches saxophone at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance and regularly performs with the Kansas City Symphony and with the contemporary chamber music ensemble, newEar. He spends his summers on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen Saxophone Summer Institute, and directing the Kansas City Saxophone Workshop. Shemon holds degrees in performance from Indiana University and the University of Michigan, and has studied at the Université Européenne de Saxophone and the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Taimur Sullivan, saxophone
Zach Shemon, saxophone
  • Jul 12 2018
    19:15

    Taimur Sullivan and Zach Shemon

    recital

    David Biedenbender (1984): Staying the Night for soprano and alto saxophone (European premiere)
    Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988): Ko-Lho for soprano and alto saxophone (arr. T. Sullivan and Z. Shemon)
    Marcos Balter (1974): Landscape of Fear for sopranino and soprano saxophone (European premiere)

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Team Bando

Team Bando is a chamber group that consists of three saxophonists, all of who are family members, and one pianist, Rie Yokota, who has played with Team Bando many times. Kuninobu Bando graduated from the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo. He is highly sought after as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and most recently as a conductor. He performs regularly with the Tokyo Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic, Gunma Symphony and Sapporo Symphony Orchestras. Junko Saito-Bando graduated from the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo and Shobi College of Music Diploma Course. Her past performances range from chamber music to contemporary and studio work and her orchestral performance experience includes the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Mari Chamber Orchestra, Tivoli Wind Ensemble and Saxopen in Strasbourg. Naoto Bando is currently a primary school student, who started playing saxophone at the age of four. Naoto was awarded First Prize at the 13th Kurashiki International Saxophone Competition Section of Primary School Students. Rie Yokota graduated from Kunitachi College of Music where she studied underneath the tutelage of Izumi Komoriya, Tunemi Naraba and Syoko Kuma. Rie leased the album Fra Holbergs Tid with Trio Akkort in 2011, on which she played the saxophone, euphonium and piano.
Kuninobu Bando, soprano saxophone
Naoto Bando, alto saxophone
Junko Saito Bando, tenor saxophone
Rie Yokota, piano
  • Jul 13 2018
    09:00

    Team Bando

    recital

    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Le carnaval des animaux - Introduction et Marche royal du Lion, Poules et Coqs, Hémiones, Tortues, L'Eléphqnt, Kangourous, Aquarium, Personnages à longues oreilles, Le Coucou au fond des bois, Voliére, Pianistes, Fossiles, Le Cygne, Final (arr. Junko Saito Bando)

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Teleion Sax Ensemble

The Teleion Sax Ensemble is a group of young musicians established in 2015 by the saxophonist and teacher Daniele Panzitta. The ensemble consists of 6 saxophonist and 2 percussionist whose sound is very colourful and whose performance is always full of humor. They usually play jazz and funky music, but sometimes they also perform classic tunes and transcription.
Daniele Panzitta, Giovanni Luzza, Giovanni Deluca, Federico Limardo, Francesco Soldano, Barbalace Domenico, Daniele Larosa, Antonio Rondinelli
  • Jul 11 2018
    12:00

    Teleion Sax Ensemble

    recital

    Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): La création du monde op. 81 - Overture, Le chaos avant la création, La naissance de la flore e de la faune, La naissance de l'homme et de la femme, Le désir, Le printemps ou l'apaisement (arr. Daniele Panzitta)
    Bobby Timmons (1935-1974): Moanin (arr. Daniele Panzitta)
    Quincy Jones (1933): Soul bossa (arr. Daniele Panzitta)

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Tenor Saxophone Collective

Comprised of twelve established saxophonists from across the world the Tenor Saxophone Collective is delighted to return after their acclaimed debut at SaxOpen (2015) and recent success at EurSax17 (Porto). Past and current members include; Arno Bornkamp [Netherlands], Joåo Pedro Silva [Portugal], Jenni Watson [UK], Isabel Anjo [Portugal], Nathan Henshaw [Australia], Andy Scott [UK], Rodrigo Villa [Spain], Rob Buckland [UK], Henrique Portovedo [Portugal], Erin Royer [Australia], Gilly Blair [UK], Michael Jamieson [New Zealand], Matt London [UK], Niels Bijl [Netherlands], Christoph Enzel [Germany], Erik-Jan de With [Netherlands] and Peter Leung [Australia], Alfonso Padilla [Spain], Kyle Hutchins [USA], Pilar Montejano [Spain] and Nicki Roman [USA]. Presenting new and original works exclusively for the tenor saxophone the group plunder and explore the great depths and versatility of the instrument in this unique and exciting setting. The group exists as a showcase for the tenor saxophone, and is proudly supported by The Tenor Saxophone Index a dedicated online repertoire database for original tenor saxophone works launched at WSC 2012 St Andrews.

Matt London,  Jenni Watson, Nathan Henshaw, João Pedro Silva, Kyle Hutchins, Pilar Montejano, Alfonso Padilla, Gilly Blair, Erin Royer, Michael Jamieson, Nathan Mertens, Nicki Roman
http://www.mattlondonmusic.com , http://www.tenorsaxindex.info
  • Jul 14 2018
    14:30

    Tenor Saxophone Collective

    recital

    Matilda GrieveInertia for 12 tenor saxophones (premiere performance)
    Lino Guerreiro (1977): Less but not Last for 12 tenor saxophones (premiere performance)
    Erin Royer (1990), Jennifer Watson (1985): 7 hours for 2 tenor saxophones (premiere performance)
    Andy Scott (1966): Westland for solo tenor saxophone  
    Nathan James Dearden (1992): johannes: canons and transitions for 4 tenor saxophones (premiere performance)
    Matt LondonThe Shaman for 12 tenor saxophones  
    Rob BucklandTenacity for 12 tenor saxophones 

    STUDENT CENTER Theatre &TD Big Hall Savska cesta 25

Texas A&M University-Commerce Faculty Woodwind Trio

Texas A&M University-Commerce Faculty Woodwind TrioChris Beaty is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Texas A&M University-Commerce, teaching applied saxophone lessons, coaching quartets and conducting the saxophone choir. Additionally, he directs Jazz Ensemble I and teaches courses in jazz improvisation, pedagogy and history. He holds degrees from the University of Memphis (DMA-saxophone performance), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM-saxophone performance) and Austin Peay State University (BS-music education). His principal teachers include Allen Rippe, Rick Van Matre, and Stephen Clark. Some career highlights include being selected as a 2011 Fulbright Teaching Scholar to Latvia and the release of his first solo jazz CD (Sax in Santa Fe) in 2009 hailed by the Santa Fe Jazz Examiner. Flutist Julee Kim Walker remains an active performer and pedagogue in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. She is Assistant Professor of Flute at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Prior to her appointment, she held teaching positions at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Grayson College, Eastfield College, and the University of North Texas. Dr. Walker received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She received the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas. Dr. Walker has served on the Board of Directors in the Texas Flute Society and the Oklahoma Flute Society, and is the Director of the annual Texas Summer Flute Symposium. Dr. Mary Alice Druhan is serving as Professor of Clarinet at Texas A&M University – Commerce after holding previous teaching positions at James Madison University (VA) and Louisiana State University. She became an official member of the Dallas Wind Symphony in 2003 and has since also performed with the Dallas Festival of Modern Music, Triforia Winds, Shreveport Symphony, Shreveport Opera, East Texas Symphony, etc. Mary served as solo Eb clarinetist with the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” and formerly as Eb clarinetist with the Baton Rouge and Acadiana symphonies, both in Louisiana.
Chris Beaty, saxophone
Julee Kim Walker, flute
Mary Alice Druhan, piano
  • Jul 12 2018
    10:00

    Texas A&M University-Commerce Faculty Woodwind Trio

    recital

    James Syler (1951): Scintilla (premiere performance)
    Theodore Hanson (1935): Triglyphs (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Fran Lhotka Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

The Arkansas Saxophones Choir - Jackie Lamar, conductor

The Arkansas Saxophones Choir is an ensemble comprised of professionals, teachers and students who play the saxophone. The ensemble performs each year at the Arkansas Bandmasters Convention and for Arkansas Saxophone Day. It is conducted by Dr. Jackie Lamar, Professor of Saxophone (retired) University of Central Arkansas. Arkansas Saxophones has performed at World Saxophone Congresses in Thailand, Scotland, and France and performs a variety of music from transcriptions to new commissioned works.
Christopher J. Barrick, Andy Y. Wen, Caroline Taylor, Chris Beaty, Benjamin Facundo, Druid Wen, Andrew Allen, Jaren Nickerson, Andy Wright, Shawn O’Kelley
http://uca.edu/music/facultystaff/jackie-lamar/
  • Jul 12 2018
    16:45

    The Arkansas Saxophones Choir - Jackie Lamar, conductor

    ensemble performance

    Philip Wharton (1969): Phantasms - Imps, Aparitions, Spectre (premiere performance)
    Craig Wadley (1970): Groovin' Goliath (and the Slingshot of Doom) (premiere performance)

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The Household Division Saxophone Quartet of the British Army

The Household Division Saxophone Quartet is comprised of four of the finest saxophonists from across the Division. They perform at many high profile events and are often featured on concerts, recitals, and recruiting events. Their extensive performing schedule has included The Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks, the annual Scarlet & Gold Concert at Cadogan Hall, as well as various Universities across the United Kingdom. Each member performs as both a member and as a soloist within their own Band as well as being a member of this prestigious quartet. The members of the quartet have studied at the University of Alberta, Bowling Green State University, Indiana University and the Royal College of Music. Adam Gorb is currently the Head of the School of Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. His works have been performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Singers and the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. He has a PhD in Composition from the University of Birmingham and has taught at Universities in the USA, Canada, and Japan, and many European countries.
LCpl Andrew Braet, soprano saxophone 
CSgt Wen Gregson, alto saxophone
Musn Stephen Shepherd, tenor saxophone
Musn Kimberley Cochrane, baritone saxophone
http://http://www.army.mod.uk/music/23254.aspx
  • Jul 13 2018
    13:15

    The Household Division Saxophone Quartet of the British Army

    recital

    Caryl Florio (1843-1920): Quartette - Allegro
    Guillermo Lago (1960): Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Adam Gorb (1958): Saxophone Quartet (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Vaclav Huml Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

The United Saxophone Ensemble of Universities and Music Conservatories in China - Yusheng Li, conductor

The United Saxophone Ensemble of Universities and Music Conservatories in China was formed for the performance at the World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb. The performers are teachers and students from Central Conservatory of Music, China Conservatory of Music, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Tianjin Conservatory of Music, SIAS International University, Shanxi Normal University, Tianjin Normal University, Guiyang College, Yunnan Arts University Wenhua School, Harbin Normal University, Huanghe Science and Technology College.
Tong Yang, Heng Wang, Zeyu Feng, Hefeng Fan, Yukun Lu, Dayu Gao, Jian Huang, Shijie Song, Zehao Zhang, Shurui Fan, Ang Li, Pei Li, Yafel Lin
Yusheng Li, conductor
  • Jul 12 2018
    18:30

    The United Saxophone Ensemble of Universities and Music Conservatories in China - Yusheng Li, conductor

    ensemble performance

    Xiao Gang (1955): High as Mountains Long as Rivers for saxophone ensemble (premiere performance) 
    Chen Yi (1953): Suite From China West for saxophone ensemble - Introduction, Zang Songs, Miao Dance (premiere performance) 
                                

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Thomas Plater and Joseph Shaw

Thomas Plater is a saxophonist from Hertfordshire (Great Britain) and is currently studying the first year of his MMus with John Harle, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He regularly performs with the School's ensembles, including performances with the GSMD Wind Collective and GSMD Big Band. Thomas graduated from his BMus with Honours in 2017 at the RNCM, and during his time there performed in masterclasses for renowned saxophonists including Vincent David, Christian Forshaw and Phillipe Geiss. Thomas has also performed many times with the RNCM Saxophone Orchestra and played Tenor Saxophone on their trip to the World Saxophone Congress in 2015, where he also played a recital with the Cyon Saxophone Quartet. Thomas is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar at the Guildhall School and has been the recipient of several external awards, including winning the Peter Lambourne Rotary Competition in 2012, and winning a scholarship in 2013 to study with John Harle at Dartington International Summer School. In 2016 he was appointed Principal Saxophone of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain and continues to work with the Orchestra. Thomas also has keen interest in arranging and editing, and was the Saxophone specialist consultant for the ‘More Graded Studies for Saxophone’ and ‘Improve your Sight Reading for Saxophone’, both published by Faber Music. In his spare time he transcribes and arranges music from recordings which have either gone out or never entered print.
Thomas Plater, saxophone
Joseph Shaw, electronics
https://www.tomplatersax.com/
  • Jul 12 2018
    11:00

    Thomas Plater and Joseph Shaw

    recital

    Roy Powell (1965): Towards the Light
    Joseph Shaw (1994): Medicine of Fire (European premiere)
    Will Gregory (1959): Interference

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Three Continent Quartet, Camerata Odak - Jasenka Ostojić, conductor

Graduate of the National Conservatory “Lopez Buchardo”, Fernando Lerman was formed by Hugo Pierre and Victor Skorupski (saxophone) and Juan Carlos Zorzi (composition). His thesis for the master's degree in Latin-American Music (U.N of Cuyo) titled “Erasing borders, academic and popular music for saxophone and piano created in Buenos Aires” includes pieces of Mario Herrerías, Astor Piazzolla and Juan D' Argenton, among others. He is a professor at “Manuel de Falla” Conservatory and National University of Arts in Argentina. His works of chamber music have been performed by recognized concert musicians like Maria Noel Luzardo, Miguel Villafruela, Amalia del Giudice, Tanya von Arx and others. He had shared multiple artistic projects with Abel Rogantini, Alejandro Manzoni, Maximo Rodriguez, Ricardo Nolé, Ludmila Fernandez, etc. Among his latest works are the CD “Yours, mine, ours” with de guitarist Juan Falú, Obi Homer, Alan Plachta and Claudio Cecolli. He has also collaborated with Juan Palomino on „Eight letters to Julio“ with script by his brother Gabriel D. Lerman, and the direction of Daniel Berbedés (co-author of his plays). He develops and performs concerts and classes in Argentina, Santiago de Chile (University of Chile), Paris (Chamber Selmer), Berlín (Universität der Künste), Sevilla's Conservatory and La Habana (ISA). Jasenka Ostojić, graduated in conducting from the Music Academy in Zagreb in class of prof. Pavle Dešpalj, with whom she also completed the post-graduation training. During her studies she gained a scholarship from Lovro & Lilly Matacic fund. She also finished a conducting master class with prof. Ronald Zollman. She is the head of the 3rd Department of Conducting, Harp and Percussion with the title of regular professor at the Music Academy in Zagreb. She teaches the basics of vocal technique, chamber choir and conducting obligatory, and leads the Choir of the Music Academy since 2000. She Specialized in vocal training for young singers. She is a permanent conductor of the Zagrebacki djecaci (Zagreb's Boys) since 1994. In the year 2006 she founded the Croatian society Collegium Pro Arte with the choruses Cappella Zinka and Cappella Odak. (source: http://www.zagrebacki-djecaci.net, 2014)
Three Continents Sax Quartet
Alfonso Padilla, tenor saxophone
Fernando Lerman, alto saxophone
Jay Byrnes, bariton saxophone
Camerata Odak
Jasenka Ostojić, conductor
http://www.fernandolerman.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    12:00

    Three Continent Quartet, Camerata Odak - Jasenka Ostojić, conductor

    ensemble performance

    Fernando Lerman (1968): Todos los Dioses, el Dios / All Gods , the God - Bautismal, La vida rezando, Al Paraíso (premiere performance)

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Three Reeds Duo

With co-founders Leah and Paul Forsyth, the Three Reeds Duo is a unique ensemble consisting of solely an oboe and saxophone.  This duo, formed in 2005, has begun building a repertoire ranging from baroque and classical transcriptions to contemporary concert literature. Three Reeds has performed in a variety of venues throughout the United States and the U.K., ranging from NASA Conferences and World Saxophone Congresses to traditional wedding ceremonies. In 2015 Three Reeds was the winner of the Alford Professorship at Northwestern State University, where they are both professors on their respective instruments. This professorship allowed them to record their debut CD, signals cross. Released in the summer of 2016, this is the first CD ever recorded of oboe/saxophone duos.  The Three Reeds Duo has commissioned works for oboe/saxophone duo from such composers as Kyle Blaha, Marcus Maroney, Peter Lieuwen, and Gregory Wanamaker.  
Leah Forsyth, oboe
Paul Forsyth, saxophone
http://www.paulforsythmusic.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    11:15

    Three Reeds Duo

    recital

    Peter Lieuwen (1953): Little Rivers (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Vaclav Huml Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Timothy McAllister

Saxophonist Timothy McAllister, hailed as “a virtuoso, one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation” (The New York Times), is one of today’s premier soloists, a member of the renowned PRISM Quartet, and a champion of contemporary music credited with over 40 recordings and 200 premieres of new compositions. International acclaim came in 2009 with his celebrated work in John Adams’s City Noir, filmed as part of Gustavo Dudamel’s inaugural concert as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the World Premiere of John Adams’s Saxophone Concerto in 2013 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the composer in the Sydney Opera House. A regular saxophonist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he has performed the world's top orchestras and ensembles in fifteen countries, and he has the distinction of having been one of the only classical saxophonists to appear as soloist in the 120-year history of the BBC Proms concerts. He has recorded for the Nonesuch, ECM, Deutsche Grammophon, Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings, Stradivarius, Soundset and other labels. McAllister won a Grammy Award with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and David Robertson as soloist on the album "John Adams: City Noir" featuring the Saxophone Concerto. Following appointments at Arizona State University and Northwestern University, among others, he was named Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance in 2014, succeeding his legendary mentor, Donald Sinta.

http://www.timothymcallister.com

Tina Tepper

Born in 1998, Tina Tepper started her musical career with piano lessons at the music school “Gebrüder Graun” in Finsterwalde at the age of 5. Since 2007 she has been receiving saxophone lessons. Finally, she has set her focus on that instrument when she attended school in Dresden – at the special school for music “Carl Maria von Weber”. Subsequently, she started studying Music and English at the University of the Arts Berlin and the Humboldt University Berlin. Since then she is part of the saxophone class of Johannes Ernst. Tina Tepper was an annual awardee of the national competition „Jugend Musiziert“ and won various prizes at the competition „EnviaM – Musik für Kommunen“. Master classes by among others Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Philippe Geiss or Timothy McAllister contributed to her musical development such as the participation in various orchestras and chamber music formations. 
  • Jul 14 2018
    16:00

    Tina Tepper

    lecture

    Ingrid Larssen: A Female Saxophonist in the Nazi Era

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Tokyo Rock'n' Sax

Tokyo Rock'n' Sax is an famous rock band in Japan. It consists of a saxophone octet and a drummer. Mostly they play the rock music of the 1970-ies and 1980-ies. All members have professional, award-winning backgrounds. Tokyo Rock'n' Sax are: Yo Matsushita, Hideki Azuma, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Keito Maruba, Tenta Chino, Ryuma Kawachi, Jun Shiozuka, Tomoki Kaneko, saxophones, and Nobuharu Yamada, drums.
Yo Matsushita, Hideki Azuma, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Keito Maruba, Tenta Chino, Ryuma Kawachi, Jun Shiozuka, Tomoki Kaneko, saxophones
Nobuharu Yamada, drums
http://rocksax-tokyo.com/index.html
  • Jul 12 2018
    21:30

    Tokyo Rock'n' Sax

    recital

    King Crimson - 21st century Schizoid Man (arr. Tokyo Rock'n' Sax)
    Deep purple - Highway Star
    (arr. Tokyo Rock'n' Sax)
    Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown
    (arr. Tokyo Rock'n' Sax)
    Yes - Roundabout
    (arr. Tokyo Rock'n' Sax)
    Queen - Bohemin Rhapsody
    (arr. Tokyo Rock'n' Sax)
    Metallica - Battery
    (arr. Tokyo Rock'n' Sax)
    Gun's N Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
    (arr. Tokyo Rock'n' Sax)
    Tokyo Rock'n' Sax- Over Drive
    Tokyo Rock'n' Sax - Drift
    Tokyo Rock'n' Sax - B



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Tomislav Žužak

Tomislav Žužak (1978) is one of Croatia's most prominent saxophonists. As an artist of exceptional proficiency and performing technique, he cultivates a wide range of styles in his repertoire, especially tending to contemporary music. He has held a range of chamber music recitals and solo performances with orchestras and has recorded several CDs with sax quartet and solo. Since 2008 he has worked intensely as a member of the Papandopulo Quartet. Having graduated from the Music Academy in Zagreb, in the class of Dragan Sremec, Tomislav Žužak completed his educational training at Paris conservatories with Jean-Yves Fourmeau and Philippe Portejoie, and through workshops held by maestros Jean-Marie Londeix, Eugene Rousseau and Claude Delangle. He has won various awards at competitions in Croatia and abroad. Today, Tomislav Žužak teaches saxophone at the Zagreb University, Sarajevo University and at the Music school in Samobor, Croatia.  He has been the creator, founder, co-organizer and supervisor of The Saxophone School in Jaska, and manages the workshops of Croatian Music Youth.
http://www.papandopulo.com

Tomislav Žužak, Jasen Chelfi and Filip Fak

Renowned croatian chamber musicians Tomislav Žužak, Jasen Chelfi and Filip Fak gathered in trio which enjoys playing classical and contemporary music. They often use possibility of refreshing their presentation with duet intermissions in all possible combinations of this three instruments. 
Tomislav Žužak, saxophone
Jasen Chelfi, cello
Filip Fak, piano
  • Jul 13 2018
    12:00

    Tomislav Žužak, Jasen Chelfi and Filip Fak

    recital

    Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): Scaramouche suite (arr. Filip Fak - transcription based on the version for two pianos) - Vif, Modéré, Brazileira
    Svante Henryson (1963): Off pist for soprano saxophone and cello 
    Filip Fak (1983): Invencija for piano, cello and saxophone (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Svetislav Stančić Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Tong Yang & Guests

Beijing born Tong Yang is currently leaving his footprints of masterclass and recital throughout Europe, USA and Asia with appearances at London Trinity Laban Conservatoire UK, Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart (GuestProfessor) Germany, Mary Peppert School of Music at Duquesne Univeristy, USA, Forbidden City Hall, Beijing, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Tian Jin Grand Theater, Hong Kong City Hall, Taipei National University of Arts, etc. He is considered to be one of the foremost saxophone pedagogues in China. In addition to his love of the Concert Saxophone repertoire, he is also keen on developing and proliferating saxophone contemporary music through contact with many of today's composers. From 2001 to 2008, he studied at Russian Gnesin's Academy of Music with Professor Yury Valonsov. During his time at the Academy, he received 1st Prize of D.E.M. Saxophone from Conservatoire de National de Bordeaux in the class of Marie Bernadette Charrier, and was awarded a Master of Arts Diploma de Concert from Conservatoire de Lausanne Switzerland under the guidance of Pierre-Stéphane Meugé. In 2012 he is invited to be in jury for the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic band Competition and in 2014 for the  Macau Youth Musicians Competition by Culture Department of Hong Kong and Macau Government. In 2011 he became Tenured Professor of Saxophone at Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. In 2016 he became vice chairman of Hong Kong International Single Reed Association.
Tong Yang, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Ivan Batoš, piano
Pei Li, alto saxophone 
Yusheng Chen, erhu
Xigongzhu Wen, zheng
  • Jul 11 2018
    14:00

    Tong Yang & Guests

    recital

    John M. Kennedy (1958): Breath, Smoke, Crystals for alto saxophone (premiere performance)
    Bruno Vlahek (1988): HR Suita / CRO Suite for alto saxophone and piano (premiere performance) 
    Yusheng Chen (1996): 红莲灯 The Red Lotus Lantern for soprano saxophone with alto saxophone, erhu and Chinese zheng

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Fran Lhotka Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Traction Avant Period Saxophone Consort

Traction Avant Period Saxophone Consort is led by Shinichi Miyazaki, saxophone historian and specialist of Period Saxophone. This ensemble originated from Traction Avant  (“Front wheel drive” or “traction a vent” = air pressure) and was formed in 1999. They have had many concerts, including a lot of premiere performances. The members are all highly motivated professional saxophonists, active in the Tokyo area, who play on saxophones made in the 19th century, including the 1861 Adolphe Sax original.
Shinichi Miyazaki, Megumu Onokawa Miyazaki, Hideki Nomura, Yoshiharu Sato, Junko Saito Bando, Yoko Shimizu Ando, Kanako Miura, Mizuki Iwabuchi 
  • Jul 12 2018
    09:00

    Traction Avant Period Saxophone Consort

    recital

    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Chant Sacré, Op. 2 No. 6
    Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): "Krönungsmarsch" from Der Prophet
    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Le Carnaval Romain, Op. 9

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Trans-Tasman Saxophone Orchestra

The Trans-Tasman Saxophone Orchestra draws together leading saxophonists from across Australia and New Zealand. It has been formed to perform superimpOsition2, Martin Kay’s work for improvisers and animated score. The members are curated by Martin Kay, an eclectic Australian saxophonist and composer. Martin Kay is studying for a Doctorate of Musical Arts through the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His research explores the possibility of an improvisational approach to Spectralism. Each member of the octet is an original and accomplished musician: Dr. Diana Tolmie is a soloist and full-time lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Nathan Henshaw is tenor saxophonist for Nexas saxophone quartet. Michael Jamieson is a saxophonist for the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and head of woodwind at Auckland University. Mark Hobson is a saxophonist with the Royal New Zealand Navy Band. The group is robust and may include surprise guests. Samantha Mason is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music in performance, Samantha’s focus lies in the commission and performance of contemporary saxophone repertoire. Joseph Lallo is an associate saxophone teacher at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne, where he also completing his PhD. He performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Mary Osborn is a classical saxophonist based in Sydney, and studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Christina Leonard on a full scholarship. Andrew Ball is a composer and saxophonist based in Brisbane, Australia. With a bold and unique compositional voice described as highly kinetic, visceral, rhythmically intricate, and harmonically colourful, Andrew draws inspiration from an eclectic variety of jazz and improvised music, contemporary classical, avant-garde, and electronic musics. Saxophonist, arranger and educator Jay Byrnes, is one of the most pre-eminent faces in the Australian music scene. Specialising in the performance of both transcriptions and new works for saxophone Jay has become renowned for his interpretations of music from Bach to Piazzolla and beyond. Jay is acclaimed for his dynamic stage presence and rigorous attention to stylistic performance. Nick Russoniello is one of Australia’s most dynamic young artists, enjoys an exciting and varied performance career both in Australia and abroad. Dr Emma Di Marco is an Australian contemporary musician, educator, artistic director, photographer, and blogger. She holds a PhD in Musicology and a Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance with 1st Class Honours. Ashleigh Porter is a graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University. She received a Bachelor of Music majoring in Saxophone, Instrumental Music Pedagogy and Conducting. In 2012 Ashleigh completed her Graduate Diploma of Education at the Queensland University of Technology. Michael Duke completed his Bachelor of Music degree with honors at Victorian College of the Arts under the instruction of saxophonist Graeme Shilton. He then received both master's and doctorate degrees in music performance from Indiana University, studying under renowned classical saxophonists Eugene Rousseau, Thomas Walsh, Jean-Yves Fourmeau and Arno Bornkamp.
Martin Kay, Andy Ball, Ashleigh Porter, Jay Byrnes, Joseph Lallo, Diana Tolmie, Mark Hobson, Mary Osborn, Emma Di Marco, Nic Russionello, Michael Duke, Samantha Mason, Michael Jaimeson, Nathan Henshaw
  • Jul 11 2018
    09:00

    Trans-Tasman Saxophone Orchestra

    ensemble performance

    Martin Kay (1972): superimpOsition (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Blagoje Bersa Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Trio GIG

Trio GIG, a unique chamber ensemble on Croatia’s cultural scene, was founded in 2006 after a successful performance at the 52nd Split Summer Festival for which they were awarded with the award Judita for the best musical programme of the Festival. The Trio performs original contemporary works, thus encouraging creations of new compositions. Because of this, they have collaborated with young Croatian and foreign composers who have dedicated their works to them. Their repertoire also includes original transcriptions of various piano trios and orchestral compositions of all periods. In 2016, with the support of Croatia’s Ministry of Culture, the trio published their first CD. The members of the ensemble are saxophonists Gordan Tudor and Goran Jurković and pianist Ivan Batoš.

Gordan Tudor, soprano and alto saxophone
Goran Jurković, tenor saxophone
Ivan Batoš, piano
http://www.gordantudor.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    12:00

    Trio GIG

    recital

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Sonata for flute, viola, and harp - Pastorale: Lento, dolce rubato, Interlude: Tempo di Minuetto, Finale: Allegro moderato ma risoluto (arr. Ivan Batoš)
    Margareta Ferek Petrić (1982): NothingMoreDangerousThanAnHonestMan (DrinkingOrangeJuiceWhileWatchingSextapesOfflineWithoutAKalašnjikovInHisHands)

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Trio Morum

Trio Morum, formed in 2017, consists of three young musicians and students at the Zagreb Academy of Music: Krešimir Kottek (saxophone), Dominik Grgić (saxophone) and Petra Kukavica (piano). The members of the trio, currently mentored by professor Vlatka Peljhan, are multiple awarded musicians who worked with many world-renowned artists. Their repertoire's core is the transcriptions of piano trios along with the contemporary compositions originally written for such chamber groups, as well as the performances of the new compositions made in collaboration with young Croatian composers. So far they have made several outstanding performances with many more planned in 2018 in Croatia.
Krešimir Kottek, saxophoneDominik Grgić, saxophonePetra Kukavica, piano
  • Jul 12 2018
    10:15

    Trio Morum

    recital

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Piano Trio in G Major - Andantino con moto allegro, Scherzo: Moderato con allegro, Andante espressivo, Finale: Appassionato 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Vaclav Huml Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Trio Noir

Trio Noir is a Berlin based ensemble founded in 2015 by Zhifeng Hu (piano), Christoph Lindner (percussion) and Sebastian Lange (saxophones), all studying at the University of the Arts Berlin. Their intention is to connect the various possibilities of sounds and stylistics of this rather uncommon instrumentation and thereof create a new body of sound. The trio has collaborated with well known composers, such as Steffen Schleiermacher, Mauricio Sotelo, Charlotte Seither and Georg Katzer. As soloists, orchestra musicians or chamber musicians, the three of them regularly play in Berlin venues such as the Berlin Philharmonic hall, the Staatsoper Berlin, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Deutsche Oper or at festivals such as "Klangwerkstatt Berlin", "Klangzeitort Berlin", "Randspiele Berlin", "Originaltöne Neukölln", "Maerzmusik" and the "Mecklenburger Festspielen". The trio won a second price at the Alice Samter competition for chamber music in 2016.
Sebastian Lange, saxophone
Christoph Lindner, percussion
Zhifeng Hu, piano


http://www.sebastianlange-sax.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    13:00

    Trio Noir

    recital

    Mathilde Koeppel (1996)Aions Reise (premiere performance)

    Jörg-Ulrich Krah (1976): Strangeworld (premiere performance)
    Reinhard Lippert (1951): Steinwasser  (premiere performance)
    Fabian Zeidler: West-Ost Trio  (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Fran Lhotka Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Trio Sequenza

Bernard Homan was born in 1987 in Osijek (Croatia). In 2010 he graduated saxophone from the Music Academy in Zagreb (class of prof. Dragan Sremec). He was improving his knowledge by visiting master classes hold by E. Rousseau, C. Delangle, A. Bornkamp, V. David, J.-D. Michat etc. He has won many prizes at Croatian and international Student Competitions. He is a Trio Sequenza member from 2009. Bernard is also a member of the reed quintet Kalamos. He teaches saxophone and gives concerts, and he works with orchestras and different chamber groups in Croatia. Marta Šomođi Homan was born in 1988 in Zagreb, Croatia. She has obtained a master degree in flute and theory of music from the Academy of Music in Zagreb with prof. Marina Novak and Karolina Šantl- Zupan. She has spent 2008 studying with Trevor Wye in his flute studio in Kent, and played in masterclasses given by Aurele Nicolet, Michael Martin Kofler, Riccardo Ghiani, Lorna McGhee and others. Marta has won seven first prizes in Croatian national music competitons (flute and chamber music) and has represented Croatia in international competitons in Dubrovnik, Samobor (Croatia), Oldenburg (Germany) and Majano (Italy). She is also playing the traverso in the Croatian Baroque Ensemble, and the piccolo in the Opera Orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. She is a member of Trio Sequenza since 2009.
Marta Šomođi Homan, flute
Bernard Homan, saxophone
Ivan Batoš, piano
  • Jul 12 2018
    16:00

    Trio Sequenza

    recital

    Dubravko Detoni (1937): They call me Tryor for flute, tenor saxophone and piano
    Guillaume Connesson (1970): Techno-Parade for flute, soprano saxophone and piano 

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TWO for NEW Duo

The saxophone and piano duo TWO for NEW was formed in 2011 with the aim to promote, alongside the traditional repertoire of training, cross paths that include pieces of contemporary classical music, popular repertoire and jazz standards. Particularly attentive to the new material, the two musicians (winners of national and international awards) are dedicatees of numerous compositions by Federico Biscione, Dear Alberto, Paolo Coggiola, Alessandro Cusatelli, Sandro Fazzolari (CAN), Alessandro Lucchetti, etc. To their credit several compact discs and prestigious performances in Italy, the in United States (New York) and in France (Strasbourg World Saxophone Congress). Giovanni De Luca graduated with honors from the Conservatory Stanislao Giacomantonio of Cosenza under the guidance of Paul Trampetti. Subsequently, he studied under the guidance of the prestigious Masters Mario Marzi, Claude Delangle and Fabrice Moretti. Winner of numerous national and international competitions, he performed in numerous concerts as a soloist, in duo with piano, in duo with accordion and sax quartet proposing. He currently teaches at the Academy "Gustav Mahler" of Trebisacce agreement with the Conservatory of Music "Fausto Torrefranca" of Vibo Valentia. Francesco Silvestri, pianist and cembalist, is winner of numerous competitions of chamber music, including "BRAHMS Chamber Music competition" of Portchach (Austria) and "Premio Città di Caltanissetta." He performed throughout Italy and Germany, Switzerland, France, Romania, Spain, Portugal and Australia. He has a live-recording for the Bayerischer Rundfunk of Monaco (2004) and recordings for RAI 3 (2007). Born in Vibo Valentia, he attended the Conservatory of Music of Vibo Valentia, Rome, Brescia and Reggio Calabria, graduating with honors in piano, harpsichord, chamber music and music education. He is a Professor at the Conservatories of Trieste, Rovigo and Trapan.
Giovanni De Luca, saxophone
Francesco Silvestri, piano
  • Jul 14 2018
    16:15

    TWO for NEW Duo

    recital

    Lodi Luka (1980): Changing
    Carlo Galante (1959): Eumenidum crines (5 frammenti lirici) for soprano saxophone and piano
    Armando Ghidoni (1959): Flashnotes (premiere performance)

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Tyler Flowers and Hannah Creviston

Tyler Flowers is currently a DMA candidate in Saxophone Performance and Saxophone Teaching Assistant at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ under the direction of Dr. Christopher Creviston.  Previously, he received his MM from Arizona State University and his BM from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC under the direction of Dr. Clifford Leaman. Flowers won the Arizona State University Concerto Competition in 2014, placed second in the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition as a member of Mosaic Quartet in 2015, and placed second in the Arapahoe Philharmonic Concerto Competition in 2015. In addition to actively performing as a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Flowers has been teaching privately throughout the Phoenix, AZ Metropolitan area since August 2013.   
Tyler Flowers, saxophone
Hannah Creviston, piano
https://soundcloud.com/tylerjflowers
  • Jul 13 2018
    10:00

    Tyler Flowers and Hannah Creviston

    recital

    Dorothy Chang (1970): Afterlight for soprano saxophone and piano (premiere performance)
    Christopher Mitchell (1983): Quiver for soprano saxophone and piano (European premiere)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Svetislav Stančić Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Quartet

The U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Quartet features Musicians Jonathan Yanik, Patrick Martin, David Babich and Dana Booher on saxophones. The quartet has performed at various venues across the United States, including featured concerts at the U.S. Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium and the Midwest Clinic. The ensemble regularly performs public recitals in the Washington, D.C. area and presents a unique program to children at local schools as part of the Navy Band's "Music in the Schools" educational outreach program. The quartet plays music in many different styles, ranging from standard concert saxophone quartet literature to contemporary and jazz, tailoring the musical selections to a wide range of audiences. Members of the quartet have won prizes in several international and national competitions including the North American Saxophone Alliance solo competition and the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition. The members have also performed with top ensembles including La Garde Républicaine (Paris), National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Opera. Individually, quartet members have earned degrees while studying with Frederick Hemke, Otis Murphy, John Sampen and Donald Sinta.   

Jonathan Yanik, soprano saxophone

Patrick Martin, alto saxophone

David Babich, tenor saxophone

Dana Booher, baritone saxophone

Ukrainian Saxophone Ensemble

The Ukrainian Saxophone Ensemble had its debut performance on the 6th of November - Adolphe Sax's birthday. The performance took place during the Grand final of the Vinnytsia Adolphe Sax Fest. Maestro Alain Crepin himself conducted the ensemble that night. There is no better start for a brand new music team. The following artistic experience was performed in collaboration with a young French conductor and composer Roman Zante. Together, the musicians presented their programme in Kyiv and Vinnytsia, one of the biggest cities of Ukraine. The ensemble unites 12 young Ukrainian saxophonists, whose alma mater is Petro Tchaikovskyi National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kyiv Conservatory). The aim of this ensemble is to present the music of modern Ukrainian composers to the audience from all over the world.
Artem Holodniuk, Danylo Dovbysh, Illia Vasiachkin, Juliia Zhytnukhina, Kateryna Ternova, Yevheniia Zinenko, Oleksandr Sharavara, Viacheslav Kryzhanovskyi, Roman Fotuima, Stanislav Nidzelskyi, Pavlo Barabashchuk, Yevhen Popel, Valeria Vinogradova 
http://www.facebook.com/ukrsaxensemble
  • Jul 10 2018
    15:15

    Ukrainian Saxophone Ensemble

    ensemble performance

    Valeriia Vinogradova (1998): Kolo, folk ritual cycle in Ukraine for 12 saxophones - Revival, Kupalo, Zhnyva, Aurora in the Sunset, Vesillya. Holosinnya, Dance Ancestors, Schedrik (premiere performance)

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UTRGV Saxophone Ensemble

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Saxophone Ensemble students are undergraduate music education majors and minors. The ensemble is directed by UTRGV saxophone professor, Cynthia Cripps, and combines saxophonists from the universities formerly known as University of Texas – Pan American (UTPA) and University of Texas Brownsville (UTB) both located in Deep South Texas, in the USA. Before the universities merged the ensembles performed at several NASA regional conferences and in recent years, the UTRGV Saxophone Ensemble has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference in 2016, NASA Region 4 conferences in Norman, OK (2015), Stillwater, OK (2017) and NASA Biennial in Lubbock, TX (2016).  The ensemble performs a variety of music in local schools and functions on and off campus as a large ensemble and also individual quartets. They are looking forward to this performance and their first experience at a World Saxophone Congress.
Marco Guzman, Andrea Garcia, soprano saxophone
Cristina Gauna, Brandon Trevino, Anthony West, alto saxophone´
Jose Guerra III, Andrew Olivarez, Cindy Cripps, tenor saxophone
Azael Garza, Juan Zamarripa, baritone saxophone
http://http://www.utrgv.edu/music/
  • Jul 13 2018
    10:00

    UTRGV Saxophone Ensemble

    recital

    G. F. Händel (1685-1759): Entry of the Queen of Sheba (arr. Van der Linden)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Pavane Op. 50 (arr. Eddie Jennings)
    Charles Ives (1874-1954): Variations on America (arr. Audrey Cupples)
    Richard Ingham (1954): Mrs. Malcolm, her Reel (Funky Freuchie) - Irish Tune from County Derry Percy Grainger (arr. Brian Sparks)
    Ulrich Schultheiss (1956): Witch Hunt (arr. Nigel Wood)
    Justin Writer: Splinter (premiere performance)
    Steven Verhelst (1981): Song for Japan (arr. Brian Herald)
    Roger May (1974): Sax Circus
    Rick Lopez: Cantico del Alma (arr. Rick Lopez)

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Vagues Saxophone Quartet

The Vagues Saxophone Quartet is an Avant-garde project made up by four talented Italian saxophonists that have met each other at Conservatory of Milan. Made as an innovative laboratory-ensemble, the quartet promotes not only new music, but also new performance. They are in constant research and technical experimentation, working step by step with composers. Rewarded of many national and international competitions, they performed in different Countries all over the world (Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Finland, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Estonia, Belgium, China, Serbia, Lithuania). They recently participated in the 25th Milano Musica Festival and Luigi Nono Festival 2017 (Torino).
Andrea Mocci, soprano saxophone
Francesco Ronzio, alto saxophone
Mattia Quirico, tenor saxophone
Salvatore Castellano, baritone saxophone
https://www.facebook.com/vaguesquartet/
  • Jul 14 2018
    13:30

    Vagues Saxophone Quartet

    recital

    Ivan Fedele (1953): Magic
    Federico Troncatti (1965): In Memoriam Bob Berg (premiere performance)
    Gabriele Cosmi (1988): KIC

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Victor Goines

A native of New Orleans, Victor Goines began studying clarinet at age eight. He received a bachelor of music education degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1984 and a master of music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 1990.Saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and educator, Victor Goines is a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet since 1993, touring throughout the world and recording over seventy releases including Marsalis' Pulitzer Prize winning recording Blood on the Fields (Columbia Records, 1997) and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis' to name just two. He is an acclaimed solo artist and leads his own quartet and quintet. As a leader, Goines has ten recordings. A gifted composer, Goines has more than 100 original works to his credit. Goines has recorded and/or performed with many noted jazz and popular artists including Ahmad Jamal, Terence Blanchard, Ruth Brown, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Green, Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, B.B. King, Lenny Kravitz, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, James Moody, Dianne Reeves, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Marcus Roberts, Stevie Wonder and a host of other renowned musicians and ensembles. Throughout his career, Goines has been deeply committed to the field of Jazz Education. In November 2007 he was named director of jazz studies and professor of music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to that appointment he was the artistic director of the jazz studies program at the Juilliard School, and a faculty member teaching saxophone and clarinet. He has also served on the faculties of Florida A & M University, the University of New Orleans, Loyola University in New Orleans, and Xavier University.


http://www.victorgoines.com

Vif Duo

Duo Vif is a clarinet-saxophone duo based in Western Maryland. Both faculty members in the music department at Frostburg State University, Mark Gallagher and Brent Weber began playing together in Spring of 2013. Their varied repertoire consists of music from several stylistic periods including works by Georg Philip Telemann, Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Francis Poulenc to the more contemporary literature of Roshanne Etezady, Gregory Wanamaker, David DeBoor Canfield, William Albright, Nikola Resanovic, and Violet Archer. The group did a recent tour of Southern Oregon and future tours are scheduled for the southeastern United States and France and Spain in 2015.
Saxophonist Brent Weber has enjoyed a diverse musical journey as a performer and educator. After earning degrees in saxophone performance from Southern Oregon University (BA) and University of Georgia (MM) Mr. Weber joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in the capitol of China’s Sichuan province, Chengdu. After two incredible years teaching and freelancing in Southwest China, Brent returned to the U.S. to pursue his Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Georgia. From 2009-2012 he had the opportunity to study with teachers Kenneth Fischer, Eugene Rousseau, Joseph Wytko, and Connie Frigo. Brent completed his doctoral studies in the spring of 2014 with a dissertation detailing music for saxophone and cello duos. Experienced in multiple genres of music from classical to jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and beyond, Brent advocates versatility. His work with the contemporary jazz group Jake Mowrer Quartet featured him performing and recording throughout Northern Georgia. As a concert saxophonist, he is active with the North American Saxophone Alliance performing in conferences in Minnesota, Louisiana, Florida, Oregon, and Georgia. In 2007 Brent presented the European premiere of Todd Barton’s Diastems II at the World Saxophone Congress XIV in Ljubljana, Slovenia. As a winner of the University of Georgia Concerto Competition, he performed Ingolf Dahl’s Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Ensemble. Most recently Mr. Weber was part of the 2012 Naxos release Street Song featuring the University of Georgia wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. John Lynch. Currently Dr. Weber is an Assistant Professor at Frostburg State University in Western Maryland. At FSU he maintains the saxophone and bassoon studios as well as coordinate the jazz studies program. Brent is active in the community helping resurrect the Cumberland Jazz Society and acting as a board member for the Tristate Community Music School.Clarinetist Mark Gallagher, is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance and studied with Lawrence McDonald. He also holds a Masters of Music in Performance and Literature with a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music having studied with D. Stanley Hasty and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Gallagher has performed with the Washington Contemporary Music Forum, Musique Vivante de Paris, United States Navy Band, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Washington Opera, Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Bronx Symphony, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, and the Skylight Opera Theatre Orchestra. In addition to a busy performance schedule, Dr. Gallagher is an active teacher and clinician. He lectures on occupational health issues for musicians and the Alexander Technique. He is presently an Associate Professor of clarinet at Frostburg State University and has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Carroll College, and has been director of faculty at the Semplice Harbor Music Settlement on Washington Island, Wisconsin, artistic director for the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and director of the Savage Mountain Summer Arts Academy in Maryland.
Brent Weber, saxophone
Mark Gallagher, clarinet
https://www.frostburg.edu/dept/music/faculty/dr-brent-weber/
  • Jul 14 2018
    10:00

    Vif Duo

    recital

    Violet Archer (1913-2000): Moods for alto saxophone and clarinet - Theme and Variations, Introspective, Whimsical, Rhapsodic

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Fran Lhotka Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Vincent David

Vincent David is the leader of a generation of saxophonists who develops the musical and technical possibilities of his instrument. Having won three international awards during his studies, he is an accomplished and complete musician. As solist, he has performed with Philharmonique Orchestra of Radio France, National Orchestra of Strasbourg, Orchestra of Suisse Romande, Ensemble Inter Contemporain, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonique Orchestra of Stuttgart, Navy Band Orchestra of Washington, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and many more. He collaborated with many composers Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Gérard Grisey, Philippe Hurel, Michael Jarrell, Mauro Lanza, Philippe Leroux, Bruno Mantovani, Matalon Marin, Yann Maresz, Marc Monnet, Mathias Pintscher, Yann Robin, Alberto Posadas, Bernhard Lang… Composer and conductor, he has composed for his instrument, solo pieces but he also wrote Jazz duets and quartets. He is also active in improvised music (jazz, contemporary) through encounters with musicians such as Pierrick Pedron, Christophe Monniot, Jean-Charles Richard.  His discography consists of: "Troisième Round" by Bruno Mantovani soloist with the ensemble TM +, "Boulez / Berio", "Crossover" and "French Style", and "Fireworks" but it also has two instructional CDrom Musiki 't. He is also director of collection with Editions Billaudot.

http://vincentdavid-sax.fr

VitaDuo and Artiom Shiskov

Vitaly Vatulya (saxophone) and Maria Nemtsova (piano) duo has been recognized as one of the most interesting ensembles performing in the chamber music world today. The rare combination saxophone – piano was formed in 2006, when the Duo won their first Prize at the prestigious festival in Moscow. Later they have founded the famous “Music - for Peace” Project, which is an international charitable musical project, and it mission is to benefit young musicians who live in the postconflict zones. The "Music for Peace" Project used the convening power of music as a vehicle to maximize the benefits of international and cross-cultural contacts between youth and young adult populations. Through music, MfP aimed to bring individuals from all backgrounds and social statuses together into a relaxed and natural environment. Constantly in search of new music, arrangements and diverse directions of the classical saxophone repertoire, they have performed in more than twenty countries all over the world such as Russia, Netherlands, Israel, Czech Republic, Germany, Armenia, Georgia, and other. As individual soloists their carriers have seen concerts all over the world. Artiom Shishkov  is born in Minsk in 1984 and started to play violin at the age of five with Janna Kutchinskaya as his teacher. He studied at the Republic Music College and later at the Belarus State Academy of Music with Eduard Kutchinsky and as a postgraduate student at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts with Dora Schwarzberg. He is laureate and prize winner of 15 International Competitions in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.  He performs a lot both as soloist and chamber musician and combining his intense concert life with teaching and giving master-classes. 

VitaDuo (Vitaly Vatulya, saxophone, Maria Nemtsova, piano)
& Artiom Shiskov, violin
  • Jul 11 2018
    14:15

    VitaDuo and Artiom Shiskov

    recital

    Lera Auerbach (1973): Trio for violin, tenor saxophone and piano - Libero, Pesante, Toccata, Adagio

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Vaclav Huml Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Walter Geromet

Sax player, composer, musical director and teacher Walter Geromet, graduated cum laude in saxophone at the Conservatorio Tartini (Trieste, IT) with M. Donninelli in 2005 and subsequently studied at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música in Madrid with Francisco Martinez. He has also attended several Masterclass throughout Europe with important classical and modern soloists. He has received awards at several national and international contests of musical execution and given more than 500 performances in Europe and the United States. Walter's teaching experience includes several international courses and conferences. In 2006 he recorded his first CD, TWO FANTASTICS, with the pianist R. Silvestre. The CD includes some of the most representative contemporary pieces for piano and sax, contaminated by popular cultures from different countries (T. Yoshimatsu, P. Iturralde, I. Gotkowsky, A. Corghi, J. Takacs) and received excellent reviews from composers and musicians around the world. In 2007 he settled in Madrid where he currently lives with his family and created the Walter Sax Big Band, a stand-out jazz band in the Spain scene, and the WS Academy of music. The school focuses on the study of the saxophone (at different levels) and the creation of instrumental combos, significant meeting points for students and professionals. The goal of the Academy is to offer not only individual lessons to their students, but an opportunity to play in bands and give concerts, an essential part of their musical enrichment and crucial to nurture their enthusiasm. Walter produced and published the CD INCOGNITO in February 2016, that contain own compositions for solo curved-soprano saxophone and new techniques of execution. His last solo CD, a tribute to composer J. S. Bach with curved-soprano sax, published in June 2017.

http://www.waltergeromet.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    19:15

    Walter Geromet

    lecture and recital

    Walter Geromet (1979): Surprise
    Walter Geromet (1979): Opacity
    Walter Geromet (1979): Trieste
    Walter Geromet (1979): Renacer (premiere performance)
    Walter Geromet (1979): Music is not a style (premiere performance)

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Whekau Trio

The Whekau Trio was formed, initially for a one off performance, in early 2016, but has since performed regularly in the chamber music scene throughout New Zealand. Mark Hobson is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Major earthquakes in 2011 devastated Christchurch and as a result drastically effected the local arts community. Hobson was then offered a full time position as principal saxophonist for the Royal New Zealand Navy Band in Auckland. He regularly performs in various chamber music ensembles – his Jazz Trio, Tango band and more. Craig Bradfield studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and by his last year he had secured positions in the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra and in the Third Military District Concert Band. He founded the Opus Chamber Ensemble and he is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts on baroque bassoon at Waikato University under the tutelage of Lyndon Watts. Alison C. Holden is a concert pianist, accompanist, repetiteur and teacher. She received her Masters degree and the Certificate of Post Graduate Studies from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, a First Class Honours degree and Diploma in Arts from Victoria University, a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in Musicology from Canterbury University and the F.T.C.L diploma in solo piano performance. 
Mark Hobson, saxophone
Craig Bradfield, bassoon
Alison C. Holden, piano
  • Jul 12 2018
    19:00

    Whekau Trio

    recital

    Philip Norman (1943): Lament
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Four Seasons of Buenos Aires - Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring (arr. Jose Bragato; trans. Mark Hobson)
    Philip Norman (1943): Plato's Cave - Shadows, Light, Beyond the Cave 

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William Street and Allison Balcetis

Dr. William Street is the Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Alberta. He has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, and has lead such efforts as the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Thailand and the North American Saxophone Alliance. He performs regularly as a soloist, with his quartet the Quatuor International de Saxophones, and with pianist Roger Admiral. His published work includes the English translation of Hello! Mr. Sax, ou les Paramètres du Saxophone (Leduc) by Jean-Marie Londeix, Elise Boyer Hall, and The Life of Elise Boyer Hall in Les États Géneraux Mondiaux du Saxophone. As an avid contemporary saxophonist, Dr. Allison Balcetis has given the world premieres of over 70 new works solo saxophone or chamber ensemble. Her chamber groups include being a former member of Anubis Quartet, the Edmonton Saxophone Quartet, damn magpies (a free improvisation sextet), and UltraViolet (quartet of piano, cello, flute, and saxophone). A champion of others’ art, she serves as President of New Music Edmonton and is the co-curator of the interdisciplinary SubArctic Improv concert series. She is a full-time faculty member at the University of Alberta, teaching saxophone, chamber music, aural skills, and woodwind techniques.
William Street, saxophone
Allison Balcetis, saxophone
http://www.allisonbalcetis.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    16:00

    William Street and Allison Balcetis

    recital

    François Rossé (1945): ...sur un îlot de la rivière... 

    Robert Lemay (1960): Fragments Noirs 

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William Street and Viktoria Reiswich-Dappis

William Street has performed and lectured in Belgium, Canada, Federation of Russia, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and the USA. He tours with pianists Roger Admiral, Ian Chen and Viktoria Reishwich-Dapp and the Quatuor International de Saxophones, emphasizing the importance of both solo and chamber music making. From 2009 to 2013 he served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta and from 2013 to 2015 he was Associate Dean of Humanities and the Arts at San Jose State University. In 2015 he was appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Alberta. Viktoria Reiswich-Dappis an award-winning pianist with love for art song and the delicate musical intimacy of performing in small chamber music ensembles. Her artistic finesse across a wide range of genres and styles has earned her recognition around the world, and she has performed as soloist, with orchestras, and in various chamber music formations in Canada, Austria, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. Viktoria has lived on three continents and studied piano in the Russian, German, and North American traditions. She studied at the University of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany, the University of Music Frankfurt/Main, and the University of Alberta from where she holds a Doctor of Music degree. Besides winning numerous national and international prizes and scholarships from an early age, she is the first and only performer who has won the highest Canadian graduate scholarship, the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. She has recorded several CDs and has extensive teaching and coaching experience.  
William Street, saxophone
Viktoria Reiswich-Dappis, piano
http://http://www.williamhstreet.com/
  • Jul 13 2018
    18:15

    William Street and Viktoria Reiswich-Dappis

    recital

    Andriy Talpash (1974): Nekrotzar’s Answer for alto saxophone and piano

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Vaclav Huml Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Wilson Poffenberger

Saxophonist Wilson Poffenberger is quickly establishing himself as a soloist, educator, and chamber musician. Currently Mr. Poffenberger is pursuing a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance and literature at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he is the split jazz and classical teaching assistant for artist teacher Debra Richtmeyer. Recent accomplishments include grand prize at the 2017 Enkor International Woodwind and Brass Competition, winner of the 2016-2017 Harriet Hale Woolley award, first prize at the 2014 Dana Young Artist competition, and finalist in the 2013 Butler Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. A strong advocate for new music, Mr. Poffenberger has premiered works by Guillermo Lago, Gregory Wanamaker, Robert Lemay, Alexis Bacon, Andrew Koss, Alex Miller, and Aaron Lockhart. He has maintained a private studio in the Youngstown, Ohio area, providing lessons to students of all levels. Mr. Poffenberger received his Masters of Music degree from Youngstown State University and his Bachelors of Music Education degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with additional study at CRR Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris, France. He has performed in masterclasses with Otis Murphy, Chien-Kwan Lin, Michael Ibrahim, Timothy McAllister, Vincent David, Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Masataka Hirano, and Christian Wirth. His primary teachers include Debra Richtmeyer, Jean-Michel Goury, James Umble, and Keith Young. 
http://www.wilson-poffenberger.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    10:00

    Wilson Poffenberger

    recital

    Wilson Poffenberger (1991): Improvised Prologue (premiere performance)
    Vahid Jahandari (1992): There Was Yet No Heaven for soprano saxophone and live electronics (premiere performance)

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Windgauge Duo

Duo Windgauge are Kuninobu Bando and Taku Ueda. Kuninobu Bando is an honoured graduate of the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo. He performs regularly in orchestras such as the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, etc. In addition to holding professorships at the Kunitachi College of Music, Sapporo Otani University and Tokyo school of Music, he also serves on the Japan Saxophonist Association’s Steering Committee. He received a special award while competing at the Gustave Bumke International Saxophone Competition in Dortmund, Germany, and has appeared numerous times as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Eastman Wind Ensemble. Mr.Bando received the highest training in Japan under the tutelage of Yushi Ishiwata, Keiji Shimoji, Yoshiyuki Hattori and Akinori Naraoka. Taku Ueda, is a saxophonist and  a musicologist. After his graduation from Kunitachi College of Music, Taku Ueda went to France to study with Fabrice Moretti at Le Conservatoire Hector Berlioz in Paris where he received highest ranks, then the University of Bordeaux III for a master’s degree in musicology; the thesis “Japanese Music and Occidental Music, around Toru Takemitsu. From 1997 to 1999 he was granted a research study from the Rotary Foundation. He received the highest training in Japan and in France under the tutelage of Yushi Ishiwata, Yuichi Omuro, Masato Kumoi, Keiji Munesada, Fabrice Moretti and Marie-Bernadette Charrier. Mr. Ueda is the member of the Japan Saxophonist Association’s Steering Committee.
Kuninobu Bando, saxophone
Taku Ueda, saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    10:30

    Windgauge Duo

    recital

    Tokuhide Niimi (1947): Saxophone Spiral for two alto saxophones (A.E.9) - Torrent, Agony
    Kazuma Suzuki (1968): Quatre Scènes sur la Musique du Japon (premiere performance)

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Wist Duo

The Wist Duo formed in 2015 as a result of a concert tour across several countries, including Austria, France and Taiwan. Their debut album “Formosa Fantasy” was released in 2015. Dr. William Chien was born 1977 in Taipei (Taiwan). He has performed throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Including the performances in 16th World Saxophone Congress in Scotland (2012), Navy International Saxophone Symposium (2011), North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference (2010, 2014) and Taiwan National Recital Hall (2013). Dr. Chien holds PhD in music performance from the University of North Texas. Dr. Chien is also the author of “Saxophone Learning for Novices” and is assistant professor in Taipei Fu-Jen University (Taiwan). Stefan Skrilecz was born 1978 in Graz (Austria). He started playing the guitar at the age of six. He received first prizes at the national competition Musik der Jugend in the categories solo and chamber music. During and after his studies at the University of Music Graz with prof. Dr. Leo Witoszynskyj, he performed at various concerts with solo guitar, chamber music and orchestra. In 2004. he was art director for a series of concerts at the summer festival “Classics in the City”. Skrilecz is teaching at the Conservatory of Graz, where he is also the head of the Department of Plucked Instruments. Kate I-Hsin Kang received her bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance from New England Conservatory, under Gabriel Chodos and Victor Rosenbaum. She has taught at Hwa Kang Arts School and Kuang Jen High School. Kate Kang has collaborated in performance, recitals and competitions in University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington and the Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest. In 2016, she performed with world acclaimed saxophonists Kenneth Tse and Stephen Page in first Asian Saxophone Congress at Chiayi (Taiwan).
Wist Duo (William Chien, saxophone, Stefan Skrilecz, guitar)&Kate I-Hsin Kang, piano
http://www.williamchien.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    10:30

    Wist Duo

    recital

    John Plant (1945): Faustus Suite - Faustus and Mephisto, Marguerite and the Viper in the forest, The man from over the seas (premiere performance)
    Gerd Noack (1969): Rhapsodie (premiere performance)

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Wojciech Chałupka and Paweł Gusnar

Wojciech Chałupka is a polish saxophonists of the young generation, composer and chamber musician. He is a student of Paweł Gusnar saxophone class in Warsaw.  Wojciech has won many prestigious awards in international and national competitions. His most important achievements include: Second Prize and Gold Medal in Emona Festiwal 2018 in Lubljana,  First Prize in International Competition ,Kaunas Sonorum 2017, Grand Prix in National Saxophone Competition organised by CEA (2018). In 2018 Wojciech won the Youth Poland Scholarship Program of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and he was awarded a scholarship of the Minister of Culture for artistic achievements in 2016 and 2018.  He is young polish composer of young generation, awarded first prize in National Competition of Young Composers in Łódź (2017). He has played at the most pretigious concert halls in Poland, like Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw and Concert Hall of Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. He was a participant in music competition transmitted in television and organised  by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and Institute of Music and Dance Young Musician of Year. Paweł Gusnar is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. He belongs to a select group of saxophonists who successfully combine classical music with jazz and popular music. He gives several dozen concerts a year in Poland and abroad, as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. As a session musician, he has taken part in the recording of film soundtracks, incidental music and CDs for labels such as BMG, ARMSmusic, Pomaton EMI, DUX and Polish Radio. In more recent years, he has been invited to judge a number of highly regarded Saxophone competitions. He is also invited as a lecturer to  international courses of music interpretation. Paweł Gusnar teaches saxophone at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and at the Lodz Academy of Music.
Wojciech Chałupka, saxophone
Paweł Gusnar, saxophone
  • Jul 12 2018
    14:00

    Wojciech Chałupka and Paweł Gusnar

    recital

    Wojciech Chałupka (1999): Mystery' for alto saxophone solo
    Maciej Małecki (1940): Toccata for alto saxophone solo
    Wojciech Chałupka (1999): Zoroaster for alto saxophone solo 
    Wojciech Chałupka (1999): Suffering in the three scenes for two saxophones

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Xin Saxophone Quartet

A highly versatile chamber group, Xin Saxophone Quartet (XSQ) is one of Singapore’s leading professional saxophone quartets. Found in 2016, the name Xin Saxophone Quartet plays on the Chinese character for Heart and also the first character in Singapore’s Chinese name. It is their goal to represent Singapore by always performing with sincerity from the heart - hence the name! An additional reason for the name is the all love for performing new music, commissioning Singaporean composers – Xin also means new in Chinese. As advocates for new music, they have a resident composer for the quartet, Jay Ong. Xin Saxophone Quartet comprises of Singaporean musicians from different walks of life: Michellina Chan who graduated with Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Alexis Seah who graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in collaboration with Royal College of Music. Yi Xiang Ang is a regular with the SAF band and also a regular soloist with the Philharmonic Winds. Last but not least, Samuel Phua, a recent graduate of the Singapore School of the Arts, is the first local saxophonist to perform as a soloist with the prestigious Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The Quartet debuted at the 6th Singapore Saxophone Symposium in 2016 as guest artists performing the 5th movement of David Maslanka’s Recitation Book, an extremely upbeat and exciting piece which was very well received by the public. They had their first completely sold-out recital in December 2016 entitled Back to Basics. In 2017, they were invited by The Philharmonic Winds to perform the groovy Astor Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango arranged for saxophone quartet at their concert entitled A Music Tapestry. Shortly after, they were invited to perform at the Esplanade upper concourse as part of their Cool Classics series.
Michellina Chan, soprano saxophone; Alexis Seah, alto saxophone; Yi Xiang Ang, tenor saxophone; Samuel Phua, baritone saxophone
http://http://www.michellinachan.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    15:00

    Xin Saxophone Quartet

    recital

    Jay Ong (1995):Transit Sketches II for saxophone quartet (premiere performance)

    Zechariah Goh (1970): Homage
    Daniel Yiau (1986): Sax Drive! (premiere performance)
    Alexander Oon (1992): The Serpent

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Fran Lhotka Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

YAMAHA TIME - Nobuya Sugawa and Minako Koyanagi

One of Japan's most distinguished saxophonists, Nobuya Sugawa studied at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music and has always been admired by many young Japanese saxophonists. Sugawa makes about 100 recital and concert appearances a year and he has recorded more than 20 CDs, including highly acclaimed Takashi Yoshimatsu's Saxophone Concerto Cyber-bird with BBC Philharmonic (CHANDOS) and MADE IN JAPAN (Toshiba-EMI), the Japanese contemporary works. He has worked with most of Japan's leading orchestras, The Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Orchestra d'Harmonie de la Garde Republicaine, and Aargauer Symphonie Orchester in Switzerland, Württembergische Philharmonie in Germany. In 2001, he worked with NHK Symphony Orchestra on their regular program, conducted by Charles Dutoit. He toured with the jazz bassist Ron Carter in 2000 and with the guitarist Martin Taylor in 2002, and in 2003, he played at Musikverein Brahmssaal (Wien). He has also given master classes at music colleges throughout Japan, Europe and the United States.

Minako Koyanagi’s career as a pianist deserves high praise for her chamber music performances. As the wife of saxophonist Nobuya Sugawa, she has been performing with him for more than 30 years. She has played the piano parts of almost all duo pieces written by Takashi Yoshimatsu, Akira Nishimura, Jun Nagao, and many others. Koyanagi has been performing with Sugawa in more than 10 CD albums. Along with Sugawa, doing concerts and teaching master classes, she has worked in countries such as USA, Canada, UK, Italy, France, Netherland, Spain, Austria, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, Mexico, Malaysia, and Thailand. Koyanagi’s greatest charm is her sensibility of capturing the subtleties of emotion and her flexibility to play along with those emotions of various players. She is a musician whom so many string and wind players eagerly hope to work with.  

* Nobuya Sugawa, saxophone; 
Minako Koyanagi, piano

* Yamaha performing artist
  • Jul 10 2018
    15:00

    YAMAHA TIME - Nobuya Sugawa and Minako Koyanagi

    recital

    Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952): Fantasia for alto saxophone and piano (European premiere)
    Fazil Say (1970): Suite (European premiere)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Chaconne from Partita No.2 for violin solo, BWV 1004 (arr. Nobuya Sugawa)
    Chick Correa (1941): Florida to Tokyo sonata for alto saxophone and piano (European premiere)
    George Gershwin (1898-1937): From the Place Where Knows Everything  (arr. Miho Hazama)

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Yendo Quartet

Regularly invited to perform at France Musique, the Yendo Quartet has rapidly become known for its strong identity united by a common musical ideology from the quartet's multiple European origins. The quartet has recently released its first CD titled Utopicos, a project born from the adaption of Danzas Españolas for piano by Enrique Granados. In parallel the quartet commissioned a new work from Argentinian composer Luis Naón, a series of dances that can be played alongside those of Granados. A co-commission of Radio France, the premiere of Tangos Utopicos by Luis Naón took place in October 2015 on Radio France during Anne Montaron’s broadcast Alla Brève. After several performances at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Yendo interpreted Phillipe Geiss’s concerto United colors of saxophone at the Joseph Kosma auditorium, CNRR de Nice with the city of Nice Wind Orchestra. In June 2015 the quartet was awarded 2nd prize at the International saxophone quartet competition in Strasbourg, SaxOpen. Following this they performed notably at the festivals of Vigan, Moissac, La Baule and d’Aulnay as well as in Alsace at Domain Gross. Their performance in Gaëlle Le Gallic’s broadcast on France Musique in September 2015 allowed them to continue there collaboration with virtuoso jazz-man Baptiste Hérbin, realising a “crossover” mixing romantic music with improvisation. The quartet have recently completed their master's degree in chamber music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP), where they studied with David Walter.
Antonio Garcia Jorge, soprano saxophone
Jonathan Radford, alto saxophone
Antonin Pommel, tenor saxophone
Martin Trillaud, baritone saxophone
http://www.yendoquartet.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    19:30

    Yendo Quartet

    recital

    Claude Debussy (1862-1912): Quatuor à cordes en sol mineur, Op. 10 - Animé et très décidé, Assez vif et bien rythmé, Andantino, doucement expressif, Très modéré (arr. Vincent David)
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27 - Un poco andante - Allegro molto ed agitato, Romanze: Andantino, Intermezzo: Allegro molto marcato-Più vivo e scherzando, Finale: Lento-Presto al saltarello (arr. Antonio García Jorge)

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Yeomin Yun and I-An Chen

Dr. Yeomin Yun is the first Korean saxophonist to receive the DMA in saxophone performance from the United States. For his doctoral degree, he studied saxophone with Dr. James Bunte and Prof. Rick VanMatre at the University of Cincinnati. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Korea National University of Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Performance at the University of Southern California. He was selected as saxophonist for “Powder Her Face” together with USC Opera and LA Philharmonic under directing by Thomas Adès. Some of Dr. Yun’s highlights in performance include EBS Space Concert, KBS Open Concert, WASBE Conference, NASA Conference, and World Saxophone Congress. He has performed with many world renowned saxophonists including Nicolas Prost, Nobuya Sugawa, Arno Bornkamp, Philippe Portejoie, Tom deVette, James Rotter, Nathan Nabb, and Timothy McAllister. Dr. Yeomin Yun served as Instructor of Music at Korea National University of arts and Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the GyeongJu University in South Korea. He is currently Full-time Lecturer of Music at the Korea Science Academy of KAIST.

  • Jul 13 2018
    13:00

    Yeomin Yun and I-An Chen

    recital

    Kim Sun Nam (1917-1983): Early Spring  for violin and piano  (arr. Yeomin Yun)
    Yun Isang (1917-1995): Piri  for oboe solo  (arr. Yeomin Yun)

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YMD Duo

YMD is not only the initials of Yoshihiro Egawa, Makoto Asari and Duo, but also it comes from the concept of Haruomi Hosono of Yellow Magic Orchestra as known as YMO globally in 1980’s. Yoshihiro Egawa is a saxophonist and a founder of J-SAXER QUARTET. He studied the saxophone with Prof. Arata Sakaguchi at Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo and with Dr. Fredrick Hemke at Northwestern University in Illinois, USA. He performed at the 14th World Saxophone Congress in Ljubljana, and 15th World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok including a world premiere piece for saxophone quartet. He is active as a soloist and a leader of saxophone quartet and quintet. Makoto Asari is a saxophonist, a founder of Vive! Saxophone Quartet, and a member of J-SAXER QUARTET. He studied the saxophone with Prof. Makoto Suda at Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo. He performed at the World Saxophone Congress in Ljubljana, in Bangkok and in Strasbourg. He has been invited as a guest soloist performing in USA, France, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong, and is active both in Japan and abroad.
Yoshihiro Egawa, saxophone
Makoto Asari, saxophone
  • Jul 11 2018
    14:15

    YMD Duo

    recital

    Shin-ichiro Ikebe (1943): Bivalence V
    Daisuke Shimizu (1980): Balmy Wind (duo version - premiere performance)
    Tokuhide Niimi (1947): Saxophone Spiral  - II. Agony

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Young Wook Yang

Young Wook Yang studied saxophone performance at College of Music Seoul National University (with Daewoo Kim). After graduation, he moved to Paris to pursue further studies and earned diplomas (Fin de Cycle 3, Cycle Professionnel) from Charenton/St.-Maurice Civic Conservatory and Val-de-Marne State Conservatory (with Jean-Jacques Moity). Also, he completed artist diploma (Cycle Concertiste, Niveau professionnel) studies at Charenton/St.-Maurice Civic Conservatory (studied with Jean-Jacques Moity). As one of prominent saxophonists in Republic of Korea, he performed with SNU Symphonic Band (Ronald Binge’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band), Universal Saxophone Ensemble (Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera for Alto Saxophone with 11 Saxophones: Jean-Marie Londeix Version) and Jeju National University Symphony (Roger Boutry's Divertimento). He was invited by Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing (China) to perform Alexander Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto in Eb Major. He was invited  by the University of Cincinati in Ohio where he also had a Master Class, as well as by the  University of Illinois at Champagne in Illinois and Miami University in Ohio. As an educator, he taught at the College of Music Seoul National University. He currently teaches at the College of Music, Jeju National University.

  • Jul 10 2018
    16:45

    Young Wook Yang

    recital

    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Sonata No. 2 for clarinet and piano - Allegro amabile, Allegro appassionato, Andante con moto, Allegro (arr. Peter Saiano)

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Yui Sakagoshi and Iván Solano

Yui Sakagoshi is a Japanese saxophonist based in Strasbourg and Paris. She plays in various ensembles and solo projects and includes theatrical elements in her performances and works. She obtained her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Osaka College of Music, and a Master's Degree in Musical Interpretation at the Haute École des arts du Rhin in Strasbourg.  She is currently developing her musical projects on several levels, such as collaboration with composers, performing choreographed pieces, creating theatre and music, etc. She is a member of the quintet Ensemble Intercolor formed by 5 instruments of various timbres. She has also made a lot of arrangements for live electronic music. 

Iván Solano is a Spanish clarinetist, composer and researcher. In 2010 SACEM awarded him with the prize to the best pedagogic score, for his work on transmission to children and young musicians. His catalogue of 50+ works continuously grows through the encounters and collaborations with ensembles and performers around the world. His music navigates between styles: electroacoustics, music for theater, dance, symphonic orchestra, choir or solo instruments. He explores improvisation and the limits between oral and written compositions. He graduated in Clarinet Performing, Teaching and Composition in Madrid, Budapest, Paris, Strasbourg and Rome and has a Master's Degrees in Music Analysis and Musicology. He is currently pursuing his PhD on Musical Gesture at Université de Strasbourg.

 

Yui Sakagoshi, soprano saxophone
Iván Solano, electronics
https://yuisakagoshi.wixsite.com/yuisakagoshi
  • Jul 12 2018
    16:45

    Yui Sakagoshi and Iván Solano

    recital

    Iván Solano (1973): 花  / Hana (premiere performance)

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Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Quentin Hindley , conductor

The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, an orchestra with a 140-year-old tradition of masterly music making in Zagreb and Croatia. Without a doubt, the no. 1 symphony orchestra in the country and one of the most well-known ones in the region. A promoter of musical art throughout Croatia and cultural ambassador of Croatia in the world.A cultural landmark of the city it resides in, a musical institution of glorious past and grand tradition, embodying the urban image of Zagreb as a Central European musical, artistic and cultural center.As early as 1871 the professional orchestral activity started in Zagreb, with the Orchestra receiving the name it bears today in 1920. Ever since it was established, the Orchestra is bringing the best classical music to the Croatian capital, having its history written by first-rate chief conductors Friedrich Zaun, Milan Horvat, Lovro von Matačić, Mladen Bašić, Pavle Dešpalj, Pavel Kogan, Kazushi Ono, Frank Shipway and Vjekoslav Šutej.Numerous renowned soloists performed alongside the Zagreb Philharmonic - Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Aldo Ciccolini, Igor Oistrach, Henryk Szeryng, Emil Giljels, Luciano Pavarotti, Barbara Hendrix, Mischa Maisky, Ivo Pogorelich, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Shlomo Mintz, Ruža Pospiš-Baldani, Dunja Vejzović, Renata Pokupić, Zoltan Kocsis, Philippe Entremont, Denyce Graves, Agnes Baltsa and others. All these names as well as numerous renowned conductors - Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Valeri Gergiev, Leopold Hager, Dennis Russel Davies, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Dmitrij Kitajenko -  confirm the great tradition and reputation of the Orchestra.The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra holds its regular concert season in Zagreb, gives numerous successful concerts as well as distinguished guest performances from St Petersburg and Vienna to the Far East and North America. In addition, they are regular guests at leading domestic festivals.  Over the decades, the Orchestra has been encouraging Croatian composers by performing, premiering and recording their works.The Orchestra is also proud of its numerous CD releases recorded for renowned Croatian and international labels, which have received many recognitions such as the Croatian music award Porin. In the new millennium, the Orchestra has extended its portfolio to include some interesting crossover and multi-media programs to attract wider audiences, especially younger generations.Under the leadership of the new chief conductor Mo David Dammar and the artistic consultant Mo Dmitry Kitten the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra continues with its successful concert activities.
Nobuya Sugawa, saxophone, Minako Koyanagi, piano, Takako Yamaguchi, percussion
Nikola Fabijanić, saxophone, 
Othis Murphy, alto saxophone 
Pawel Gusnar, alto saxophone, 


http://www.zagrebacka-filharmonija.hr
  • Jul 14 2018
    18:00

    Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Quentin Hindley , conductor

    closing concert

    Takashi Yoshimatsu (1953): Cyber Bird Concerto for saxophone and orchestra Op. 59 - Bird in Colors 彩の鳥, Bird in Grief 悲の鳥, Bird in the Wind 風の鳥 - soloists: *Nobuya Sugawa, saxophone, Minako Koyanagi, piano, Takako Yamaguchi, percussion
    Krzysztof Penderecki (1933): Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra - Lento, Vivace, Meno mosso, Vivo, Tempo I,  Vivo, Lento (Tempo I) - soloist: Pawel Gusnar, alto saxophone
    Petar Obradović (1972): Bird Concerto - Vivo con brio, Adagio fantastico, Vivo con fuoco  - soloist: 
    Nikola Fabijanić, saxophone

    Henri Tomasi (1901-1971): Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra - Andante et Allegro, Final-Giration - soloist:  *Otis Murphy, alto saxophone

    * Yamaha performing artist

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Zagreb Saxophone Quartet with Bojan Gorišek & Milko Lazar

The graduates of the University of Zagreb Academy of Music in the class of Prof. Josip Nochta founded the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, which has been performing with the present members since 1989. The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet are: Dragan Sremec, saxophone professor and vice dean at University of Zagreb Academy of Music - soprano saxophone, Goran Merčep, chamber music professor at University of Zagreb Academy of Music - alto saxophone, Saša Nestorović, chamber music professor at University of Zagreb Academy of Music - tenor saxophone, and the Slovenian but a Zagreb pupil Matjaž Drevenšek, saxophone professor and vice dean at University of Ljubljana Academy of Music - baritone saxophone. ZSQ has performed in Europe (Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK), Asia (Hong Kong), South America (Argentina, Chile), Canada, and the USA (Arizona, California - Los Angeles, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois - Chicago, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota - Minneapolis, Nebraska, New York, New York City, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington DC., Wisconsin, Wyoming).They have been soloists with orchestras in Croatia, Slovenia, France, USA, and Hong Kong, and performed at festivals in Berlin, Dubrovnik, Ljubljana, Munich, Novi Sad, Ohrid, Orsay, Paris, Podgorica, Riga, Split, Zagreb; also at several World Saxophone Congresses. Numerous Croatian as well as foreign composers dedicated more than 50 pieces to them. Quartet has recorded for the HRT, ÖRF, RTL, RTV Slovenia, Radio France, Radio Spain, WDR, and released 15 CDs (in Croatia, Slovenia, and USA), which have won seven Croatian discography awards "Porin".Bojan Gorišek was born in Celje, Slovenia in 1962. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia and completed his studies with Herbert Henck in Cologne, Germany. Milko Lazar was born in 1965 in Maribor, studied jazz and classic piano and saxophone at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria; and cembalo at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag.The cooperation and joint performance by Lazar and Gorišek is best described as a high-level musical partnership and mutual respect, resulting in the creative need for separate artistic paths after the period of intense cooperation between 1999 and 2011.Both musicians received many awards for their work, among others, the Prešeren Fund Award. During the mentioned period, the musical comrades recorded 6 albums, touring Slovenia and abroad. The years after the intense duo-experience were followed by fruitful independent creative periods for both artists. Bojan Gorišek performed solo shows at home and abroad, playing primarily newer and older works by composer Philip Glass, while also recording for Dutch label Audiophile Classics. Milko Lazar composed intensively, mostly for various orchestras at home and abroad. At the same time, he also worked closely with Edward Clug. During this period, they created fifteen ballet performances, primarily for foreign opera-ballet houses (Lisbon, Zürich, Sankt Petersburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart, Netherlands Dance Theatre, etc.). As a pianist and harpsichordist, Lazar also regularly played with various groups and musicians. 
Dragan Sremec, soprano saxophone
Goran Merčep, alto saxophone
Saša Nestorović, tenor saxophone
Matjaž Drevenšek, baritone saxophone
Bojan Gorišek, piano
Milko Lazar, piano
http://www.zagrebsax4.net
  • Jul 10 2018
    13:00

    Zagreb Saxophone Quartet with Bojan Gorišek & Milko Lazar

    recital

    Milko Lazar (1965): Obscure Dances


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ZAGREB SOLOISTS AND GUEST ARTISTS

Founded in 1953 as a Radio Zagreb ensemble under the artistic leadership of the renowned cellist Antonio Janigro, Zagreb Soloists gained reputation as one of the world’s most outstanding chamber orchestras.Besides their conspicuous work with Maestro Janigro Zagreb Soloists have also collaborated with concert-masters  Dragutin Hrdoljak, Tonko Ninic, Andelko Krpan, and Borivoj Martincic-Jercic.Since 2012 the ensemble performs under the leadership of Sreten Krstic who is also the leader of the Munich Philharmonic.Since their inception the Zagreb Soloists gave over 4000 concerts on all continents and in many prestigious venues such as the Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Royal Festival Hall (London), Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Tchaikowski Hall (Moscow), Santa Cecilia (Rome), Carnegie Hall (New York), Opera House (Sydney), Victoria Hall (Geneva), Teatro Real (Madrid), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), etc. They have regularly performed at the major music festivals playing with numerous distinguished soloists, for example – Henryk Szeryng, Alfred Brendel, Christian Ferras, Pierre Fournier, Leonard Rose, James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Aldo Ciccolini, Katia Ricciarelli, Lily Laskin, Zuzana Růžičková, Mario Brunello, Isabelle Moretti, Guy Touvron and many others.Zagreb Soloists’ performing repertoire entails baroque, classicist, romantic and contemporary music, with particular attention given to Croatian composers – both of those who represent the musical heritage and those of the younger generation.
  • Jul 11 2018
    18:00

    ZAGREB SOLOISTS AND GUEST ARTISTS

    ensemble performance

    Pavle Dešpalj (1934): Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra - Sergey Kolesov, soloist
    Anđelko Igrec (1969): Saxophone Concerto (premiere performance) - * Miha Rogina, soloist
    Edward Green (1951): Concerto for saxophone and strings - *Robert Young, soloist
    Ante Knešaurek (1978): Concertino for saxophone quartet and strings - Maestoso, Adagissimo, Allegro - * Papandopulo Quartet, soloists
    Vincent David (1974): Creation for saxophone and string orchestra (premiere performance) - * Vincent David, soloist

    * Selmer performing artist

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Zahir Quartet

The Zahir Quartet was born in 2015 out of a beautiful artistic and human encounter. These four saxophonists are currently studying at the Paris Conservatory of Music and Dance where they followed the advice of Laszlo Hadady (Oboe solo at the Inter-Contemporary Ensemble 1980-2010) and received numerous awards. In 2017, the Zahir Quartet won the 9th International Chamber Music Competition in Osaka (Japan), gaining international recognition. Supported by the Fondation Mécénat Musical Société Générale and the Jeunes Talents association, the Zahir Quartet is also the winner of the International Chamber Music Competition of FNAPEC in 2016 and is sponsored by Jean-François Zygel after his passage on France2 in the "La Boîte à Musique". It is the sharing of the same sensitivity, an acute demand and the desire to renew the musical landscape that unites this ensemble. Whether by revisiting the original repertoire, through their meetings with many composers such as Alexandros Markeas, Alexis Ciesla and Stanislav Makovsky, or through numerous transcriptions (Borodine, Bernstein, Piazzolla and Ligeti), these musicians show their curiosity and their creativity.
Guillaume Berceau, soprano saxophone
Sandro Compagnon, alto saxophone
Florent Louman, tenor saxophone
Joakim Ciesla, baritone saxophone
http://www.quatuorzahir.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    18:30

    Zahir Quartet

    recital

    Alexander Borodine (1833-1887): String Quartet No. 2 in D - Allegro moderato, Scherzo, Notturno, Finale (arr. Guillaume Berceau)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB Auditorium Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Zeyu Feng

Zeyu Feng was born in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, and he now teaches Saxophone at the School of Music in Sias International University affiliated to Zhengzhou University. He is also a member of National Higher Art Institutions Saxophone Specialized Committee. In 2009, he was admitted by Central Conservatory of Music ranking number one among the many candidates. Later, he followed Li Manlong and Yang Tong to polish his saxophone playing techniques. In 2013, he enrolled in the Saxophone Performance Master program offered by Sichuan Conservatory of Music, where he studied Li Yusheng. In 2016, he graduated with distinction. During the postgraduate period, he organized a saxophone quartet performance, and was responsible for the alto part. Under his leadership, the performance team won the first prize in the First Chengdu “Yamaha” Saxophone Quartet International Competition Professional Group. Individually, he won the honor of the “Best Performer” in the Second “Voice of China” Composition Competition. In 2014 he participated in the 11th Siskyou Saxophone Workshop in Southern Oregon, US. Two years later he performed with the Guanyun Saxophone Quartet Troupe and MD Saxophone Septet Troupe in Melbourne, Australia. In 2017 he participated in the first exhibition and performance by the National Saxophone Specialized Committee in Wuhan.
  • Jul 13 2018
    17:00

    Zeyu Feng

    recital

    Zou Xiangping (1951): Yalong river for alto saxophone and piano (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Fran Lhotka Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Zhe Wang and Marco Bidin

Zhe  Wang is one of the most active young saxophonists in both China and Germany. He graduated from the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart, and the College of Music, Mahidol University. During many years of his saxophone education, he has performed in the master classes of William Street, Jean-Pierre Baraglioli, Keiji Munesada, Richard Dirlam, Jan Schulte-Bunert, Tong Yang and Jean-Marie Londeix. Wang has performed with Southeast Asia Youth Wind Ensemble, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen (WPR), Echtzeit Ensemble of HMDK and the Stuttgart Saxophone Ensemble. As a soloist, he performed many concerts such as Singapore Saxophone Symposium in 2011, Kammermusiksaal at HMDK since 2014, etc. He participated in the 2015 Osaka International Music Competition and advanced to the final round where he also received the “Urkunde” as one the best Semifinalist in Vienna Co-host city. Marco Bidin is an Italian composer, organist and harpsichord player. After graduating in Organ and Organ Composition from the Conservatory of Udine (Italy), he studied Organ and Early Music at the Trossingen University of Music (Germany). He completed the Master in Contemporary Music, in Composition and in Computer Music at the University of Music of Stuttgart. He is currently Postgraduate Student and has been appointed as Tutor for the Studio for Electronic Music at the University of Music of Stuttgart under the supervision of prof. Marco Stroppa. He is also PhD Candidate at the Huddersfield University (UK) under the supervision of Dr. Mary Bellamy and prof. Aaron Cassidy, and he works as Research Assistant at the University of Music of Karlsruhe under the supervision of prof. Marlon Schumacher. 
Zhe Wang, saxophoneMarco Bidin, electronics
  • Jul 11 2018
    09:30

    Zhe Wang and Marco Bidin

    recital

    Marco Bidin (1976): Ricercare 2 for alto saxophone and electronics
    Marco Bidin (1976): Studio Sincretico 4 for alto saxophone and electronics
    Marco Bidin (1976): Metamorfosi 2 for alto saxophone and electronics

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Ziryâb Saxophone Quartet

The Ziryâb Saxophone Quartet, founded in 1998, has a long life on the musical scene in Spain being one the first quartets created and still active. Its members are saxophone teachers at Conservario Superior Rafael Orozco in Córdoba, Conservatorio Superior Manuel Castillo in Sevilla and Real Conservatorio Superior Víctoria Eudenia in Granada. The group group studied with many renowned saxophonists, including Daniel Deffayet , Jean-Ives Formeau, GillesTressos, Pedro Iturralde and Manuel Miján. Together with Pedro Iturralde they have toured, performing his arrangements and compositions based on Spanish classical music, flamenco and jazz fusion. Among several recognitions, the Ziryâb Saxophone Quartet was awarded second prizes at the Concurso Permanente de JóvenesIntèrpretes of Jeunesses Musicales Spain  and the International Music Contest (Córdoba, Spain, 2006), and first prize at the Francisco Salzillo Contest (Murcia, Spain, 2007). Ziryâb has recorded 2 CD's titled Miscelanea (1997) and Tetraphone (2007) The quartet has toured Spain, Italy and Morrocco.
Alfonso Padilla López, soprano saxophone, Alberto Ureña Delgado, alto saxophone; Bernardo Zagalaz Lijarcio, tenor saxophone; Víctor M. Martín López, baritone saxophone
http://www.alfonsopadilla.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    14:15

    Ziryâb Saxophone Quartet

    recital

    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): Hommage pour le tombeau de Debussy (arr. Manuel Ureña)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918): String quartet in G minor Op. 10 - Animé et très décidé, Assez vif et bien rythmé, Andantino, doucement expressif, Très modéré - En animant peu à peu - Très mouvementé et avec passion

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Vaclav Huml Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Zürich Saxophone Collective - Lars Mlekusch, conductor

The Zürich Saxophone Collective brings together a unique mixture of musical cultures and traditions, with members coming from all four corners of the world; Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, Switzerland, France, Spain, Poland, Latvia, Hungary and Norway, to name a few. All members of the ensemble are highly trained musicians in the fields of Classical and Contemporary Music. As artistic director and conductor of the collective, Lars Mlekusch aspires to express this pluralism and diversity of cultures by creating a musical program that presents a wide spectrum of styles and aesthetics, ranging from premiering works of well-known contemporary composers to transcriptions of symphonic masterpieces. Lars Mlekusch, who was also the founder and artistic director of the Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra, formed The Zürich Saxophone Collective with his arrival to Zürich, where he has been teaching saxophone and chamber music since 2015 at the Zürich University of the Arts. The ZSC aspires to explore different sound and physical spaces, whether through unusual venues, spatial performances or interdisciplinary projects.
Amit Dubester, Valentine Michaud, Yi Lu, Charles Ng, Joan Jordi Oliver, Vincent Magnin, Petra Eszter Toth, Paulina Pitenko, Faustyna Szudra, Ferran Gorrea I Munoz, Kathrine Oseid, Pisol Manatchinapisit
Lars Mlekusch, conductor
http://www.saxzhdk.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    11:15

    Zürich Saxophone Collective - Lars Mlekusch, conductor

    recital

    HILLS & MOUNTAINS:
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103 (arr. Miha Ferk)
    Félix Ibarrondo (1943): Akaitz
    Alvin Lucier (1931): The Two Grey Hills (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Blagoje Bersa Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Łukasz Wójcicki and Robert Stefański

Łukasz Wójcicki is a polish saxophonist – a soloist, chamber and session musician –  and is currently a PhD student at the Music Academy in Łódź (Poland). He is a laureate of many national and international competitions such as 3rd prize at the International Competition for Contemporary Chamber Music in Cracow (2005), a special award of 1st Saxophone Competition in Łodz (2009), a prize of 3rd International Master Competition for Music Teachers in Warsaw (2015), Vice Award of Chamber Competition in Bydgoszcz (2015). He is also a scholarship recipient of the Polish government (Grand 2015). His projects are focused on the promotion of Polish music – both, the more famous composition in new versions and the music of young contemporary composers. He works with many polish composers, including Bronisław Kazimierz Przybylski, Krzesimir Dębski, Marcin Stańczyk, Tomasz Kamieniak, Grzegorz Duchnowski, Jakub Kowalewski and Zuzanna Niedzielak. Robert Stefański graduated in 2005 with honors from the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź, in the clarinet class of the senior lecturer Ryszard Ryczel. He completed postgraduate studies at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the clarinet class of Prof. Andrzej Janicki. He is a prizewinner of national and international music competitions, where he performed as a soloist and chamber musician. He cooperates with the Polish Chamber Orchestra, the ‘New Art’ Radio Philharmonic, the Camerata Mazovia Chamber Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Opera, the Chamber Orchestra of Radom and the Philharmonic of Łódź. He is the founder and member of some known ensembles as ‘Acoustic Duo’, ‘Bacewicz Duo’, ‘Family Duo’, ‘Jedyne Takie Trio’ and ‘Subito Quartet’. His recordings can be found on a few CDs, featuring works of F. Poulenc, J. Brahms, B. K. Przybylski, T. Szczepanik, S. Zamuszko, published by the Academy of Music in Łódź and the Warsaw Autumn Festival chronicles. He works on the position of adiunkt [assistant professor] at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź; he also teaches at the State Primary Music School in Zgierz.                  
Łukasz Wójcicki, saxophone
Robert Stefański, clarinet


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  • Jul 10 2018
    16:00

    Łukasz Wójcicki and Robert Stefański

    recital

    Michał Kawecki (1983): Oniric visions no. 2 for alto saxophone and clarinet (premiere performance)
    Michał Kawecki (1983): Scherzo for alto saxophone and clarinet (premiere performance)
    Robert Steńański (1981): Kalejdoskop for saxophone, clarinet and electronics (premiere performance)
    Łukasz Wójcicki (1981): Ilussions, duo for saxophone and clarinet (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Svetislav Stančić Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12