Kenneth Tse and Casey Dierlam

Kenneth Tse is widely recognized as one of the leading classical saxophonists in the world. He burst on the scene in 1996 as the winner of the prestigious New York Artists International Award, which resulted in an acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie Hall. The Alex Award from the National Alliance for Excellence led to another Carnegie Hall performance. These are but two of the multitude of awards that Tse has garnered. He has been a frequent soloist in five continents and a guest clinician at conferences hosted by the California Band Directors’ Association, Iowa Bandmaster’s Association, and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinics. Prestigious universities and conservatories worldwide have invited him to give master classes. Tse has been an active recording artist since his first CD for Crystal Records at age 23. There are now a total of seven Crystal CDs, as well as eight other releases and more in process on RIAX records, Enharmonic records, Arizona University Recordings and MSR Classics. As an advocate for new music, Tse has had over thirty works dedicated to him by notable American composers as well as international composers. His articles have been featured in the Saxophone Journal, The Instrumentalist, Fanfare Magazine, Saxophone Symposium and others. Tse has founded the Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium. He is currently Professor of Saxophone at the University of Iowa, Past-President of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and serving his third term in the International Saxophone Committee as President. Casey Gene Dierlam, an enthusiastic performer of contemporary music, is devoted to promoting the music of innovative composers through solo and collaborative endeavours. As a collaborative pianist, she performed with guest artist Claude Delangle (Paris Conservatoire) at the University of Illinois and gave premières of three works for bass and piano at the International Society for Bassists Convention (2013). She served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, and most recently, held a faculty appointment at Knox College

Kenneth Tse, saxophone
Casey Dierlam, piano


  • Jul 12 2018

    Kenneth Tse and Casey Dierlam


    Jean-Denis Michat (1971): Back to Bach (Chromatic Fantasy by J. S. Bach) - Allegro, Adagio, Dolcissimo

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