Abliage Duo and Virna Kljaković

Aljaž Razdevšek (Slovenj Gradec, 1991) graduated from The Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet under prof. Peter Kruder in 2010 and from Music academy Zagreb, under prof. Dragan Sremec and assistent Tomislav Žužak in 2016. In the academic year 2013/14 he studied at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana under prof. Miha Rogina as a part of bilateral exchange programme. From 2015 to 2017 he studied at Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Lyon under prof. Jean Denis Michat. He attended several competitions: he won 1st prizes at the Woodwind competition in Požarevac , 11th International Competition Davorin Jenko competition, 1st Varaždin International Woodwin & Brass competition, etc. He is also winner of multiple honours. He attended numerous international seminars with world-renowned saxophonists: Matjaž Drevenšek, Lev Pupis, Miha Rogina, Marcus Weiss, Claude Delangle, Jean Denis Michat, Philippe Geiss, etc. Abdul-Aziz Hussein (Bucharest, 1992) is currently enrolled in doctoral studies at Conservatoire à rayonnement régional in Versailles in class of Philippe Cuper. He has graduated at Zagreb Music Academy in class of Davorin Brozić. He won a total of 7 1st prizes at Croatian national music students competitions.  He is also winner of multiple honours including Rector’s award from Zagreb university and Croatian composer’s guild award. He held many recitals in Croatia and abroad, most important being Osor musical evenings and Zagreb Biennale. As a soloist he played with HRT Symphony Orchestra and Croatian Armed Forces Wind Orchestra. He worked with eminent world clarinettists such as Guy Deplus, Philippe Cuper, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Jože Kotar, Radovan Cavallin, Sharon Kam, Nicholas Cox, Chen Halevi, Nikola Srdić, Luis Gomes. He is a clarinettist at the Croatian chamber orchestra and  at Zadar clarinet quartet.
Aljaž Razdevšek, saxophoneAbdul-Aziz Hussein, clarinet& Virna Kljaković, piano

ACMH - Alicante Saxophone Ensemble

The ACMH - Alicante Saxophone Ensemble started its activity in 2005. The goal, that led to the constitution of this Ensemble, was to offer young saxophonists the possibility of tapping into great training to increase their playing skills. The Ensemble consists of graduates of professional and superior conservatories. They have performed several concerts in Spain: Cloister of the Cortes Valencianas (Valencia), Theater of l'Orfeó Maonés and Esglessia des Socors (Menorca-Balearic Islands), Capitol Theater of Rojales, Houses of Culture of Xixona, Agost, Castalla, Novelda and El Campello or for audiences of the city of Alicante in the ADDA, in Theater Arniches of the Generalitat Valenciana, in the Museum MUBAG. They performed across Italy and in 2017 they participated at the EurSax in Porto (Portugal). The ENSA is impelled by the teachers José A. Antón Suay (saxophone professor, Conservatory "Ana María Sánchez" of Elda), Juan C. Sempere (saxophone professor, Conservatory "Tenor Cortis" of Denia) and Javier Carrillos (saxophone professor, Professional Conservatory of Elche).
Pablo De la Fuente Pastor, Javier Bermúdez Sogorb,Juan Carlos Sempere Jaén, Claudia Delgado Mira, Juan Antonio Payá Pérez, Jorge Martín Manzanaro, Maria José Bautista Sáez, Isaac Verdú López, Florentino Mateos Persona, David Castelló Silvestre, José Antonio Antón Suay, Javier Carrillos Cantó
  • Jul 10 2018
    17:00

    ACMH - Alicante Saxophone Ensemble ( Spain )

    ensemble performance

    José Del Valle (1976): Oxymoron 3 for saxophone ensembleXimo Cano (1963): Rajaploma  for saxophone ensemble - Dinàmica, Estàtica, Mecànica, Volada (premiere performance)
    Sixto Herrero (1965): Sureste  for saxophone ensemble (premiere performance)

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Acrobatic Sax Quartet

  • Jul 14 2018
    11:30

    Acrobatic Sax Quartet ( Italy )

    recital

    Ennio Morricone (1928): Moment for Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon A Time in the West, Come Una Sentanza, Addio A Cheyenne, The Ecstacy of Gold Daniele Panzitta (1928): Jazz Fugue No. 1 for saxophone quartet (premiere performance)Vincenzo Palermo (1967): Pink Song (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Adam McCord and Paul Tucker

Dr. Adam McCord is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Louisville School of Music. He previously served on the faculties of Miami University, Ohio Northern University, Wittenberg University, Wake Forest University, and Indiana University. He completed the Doctor of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where his primary studies were with Otis Murphy. He received the Master of Music degree and a Performer's Certificate also from IU and received the Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, in Saxophone Performance and Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where his teachers were Steven Stusek and Craig Whittaker. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, and the Lexington Philharmonic, among others.                  

SSG Paul Tucker has been a member of Pershing's Own since 2006. Prior to joining the Army Band, Tucker studied in Paris at CNR Cergy-Pointoise, where he was awarded the Superieur Musique de Chambre and the Perfectionnement degree, the highest performance degree awarded in France. He also holds a Masters of Music in saxophone from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tucker maintains an active performance and teaching schedule. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, and was guest clinician at the 2008 Taiwan Saxophone Summer Festival. Most recently, he recorded a CD of saxophone music by Neil Thornock, composition professor at Brigham Young University, which was just released on the Navona classical label. He also maintains an active private teaching studio in Northern Virginia.

Adam McCord, saxophonePaul Tucker, saxophone
www.adammccord.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    17:15

    Adam McCord and Paul Tucker ( United States )

    recital

    Marc Satterwhite (1954): Amentecáyatl for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and piano
    Don Freund (1947): Louder than Words for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and piano

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Adam Quartet

The members of Adam Quartet are four Japanese saxophonists who have graduated from Showa University of Music. The Quartet was founded in February 2015 in Tokyo. In the same year Adam Quartet has won 1st prize - "The Grand Prix" at the Mozart International Chamber Music Competition in Salzburg.
Tomoyuki Yamashita, soprano saxophoneYuta Taguchi, alto saxophoneTomotaka Sisa Nohara, tenor saxophoneYuki Okuno, baritone saxophone
http://ameblo.jp/adam-sax/
  • Jul 13 2018
    10:00

    Adam Quartet ( Japan )

    recital

    Leroy Anderson (1908-1975): Bugler's Holiday Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Michelangelo 70Ennio Moricone (1928): New Cinema Paradiso (arr. Steven Verhaert)David Maslanka (1943): Recitation Book for saxophone quartet V. Fanfare - Variations on the choral melody Durch Adams Fall

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Adrianne Honnold

Adrianne Honnold teaches popular music history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Maryville University. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studied with Debra Richtmeyer and Chip McNeill, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Popular Music Studies (Musicology) at the University of Birmingham in the UK. Ms. Honnold has appeared regularly with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra since 2004, and has also performed with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the USAF Band of Mid-America, Sessions Big Band, and the St. Louis Jazz Orchestra.  She was a founding member and Artistic Director of Chamber Project St. Louis from 2007 to 2015. She has been a featured performer and clinician at various North American Saxophone Alliance conferences as well as the Missouri Music Educators Conference, and has performed world premieres at the World Saxophone Congresses in St. Andrews, Scotland and Strasbourg, France.
www.adriannesaxophone.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    15:00

    Adrianne Honnold ( United States )

    lecture

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Alah Quartet

The Alah Quartet is comprised of four aspiring saxophonists from Shanghai, China. “Alah” means “we” in Shanghainese dialect. While the four members have various education backgrounds, they love to play all kinds of saxophone quartet music and strive to deliver exceptional performances. The Alah Quartet performs regularly in concert halls in Shanghai, such as Cadillac Shanghai Concert Hall, Oriental Arts Center, Poly Theater, Shanghai Museum, and Parsons Music Hall. In October 2017, they performed an entire show on four electric saxophones made by Roland at Music China Exhibition. They continue to discover new works for saxophone and make them accessible to Chinese audiences. Aside from making the China premiere of Patchwork by Philippe Geiss, and they worked closely with Jianqiang Xu, composition professor at Shanghai Conservatory, to commission and premiere his compositions such as Da Hu Shang Shan, and Gui Yuan TianJu, both of which received numerous accolades from audiences in Shanghai. 
Yusheng Xue, soprano saxophoneWenting Wang, alto saxophoneBinhua Yuan, tenor saxophoneQianyi Xiao, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    10:00

    Alah Quartet ( China )

    recital

    Zhu Jianer ( 1922-2017): Rondo Xu Jianqiang (1953): A Student's Diary  - Classroom, Keyboard, Nap, Tomorrow's Dream, GraduationXu Jianqiang (1953): Return to Nature / Gui Yuan Tian Ju 
    Xu Jianqiang (1953): Chasing the Tiger / Da Hu Shang Shan 

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Alastair Penman

Hailed as a “pioneering instrumentalist and writer” and praised for his “surpassingly beautiful music” and “undoubtedly brilliant mind”, British saxophonist Alastair Penman is a dynamic and versatile performer and composer, presenting contemporary music in new and exciting ways. Having earned masters’ degrees in both Information and Computer Engineering (University of Cambridge) and Saxophone Performance (Royal Northern College of Music), Alastair has a strong interest in the fusion of live saxophone performance with electronic effects, backings, and enhancements to create often previously undiscovered sound-worlds. As a soloist, Alastair has performed at venues including St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s Smith Square, Milton Court, Trinity College Chapel (Cambridge), The Forge and Clapham Omnibus. He has been a guest recitalist at the RNCM and Canterbury Christ Church University Saxophone Days and at EurSax17 (the 2017 European Saxophone Congress at Consevatório da Música do Porto). In an ensemble setting, Alastair performs with the award-winning Borealis Saxophone Quartet (soprano saxophone) and Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet (baritone saxophone). Alastair has performed with the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Orpheus Sinfonia, Ardente Opera, The Beethoven Ensemble and Cambridge Touring Opera. He has also appeared with jazz groups at Montreux and London Jazz Festivals, as well as at jazz clubs across Europe. Alastair has had the pleasure of working with conductors including Sir Roger Norrington, Dimitry Sitkovetsky, Baldur Bronnimann, David Hill and Stephen Cleobury, and has performed with jazz greats Mike Gibbs, Clare Teal, Steve Waterman, Mark Nightingale, Gareth Lockrane, Julian Arguelles, Liane Carroll, Issie Barratt and John Helliwell.
http://www.alastairpenman.co.uk
  • Jul 11 2018
    15:15

    Alastair Penman ( United Kingdom )

    recital

    Alastair Penman (1988): Sandbox
    Alastair Penman (1988): New Work (premiere performance)Geoff Sheil (1987): HailAlastair Penman (1988): Ignorant Complicity 

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Alastair Wright

British saxophonist Alastair Wright has been praised by Classical Voice of North Carolina for his "dulcet-like tone...with a luminescent sheen." As a soloist, he has performed with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (as finalist in the Fifth Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition), Convivium Singers, the Thallein Contemporary Ensemble and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, and has presented recitals of new music throughout the US, UK and at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. He has seen success with Trio Dionysus and Dasch Quartet in national and international competitions and can be heard on Dasch Quartet''s recently released debut album, "Necessary Edges" Alastair is a current doctoral student at the University of Missouri Kansas City and holds performance degrees from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He teaches saxophone at the University of Central Missouri. 
  • Jul 13 2018
    16:00

    Alastair Wright ( United States )

    recital

    Alastair Wright (1991): Improvisation on the Maqam BayyatiLarry Austin (1930): TarogatoAlastair Wright (1991): Improvisation on an Ethiopian Mode

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR French Pavilion / Francuski paviljon Savska cesta 25

Aleksandar Šarović

Dr. Aleksandar Šarović was born in 1972 in Belgrade. He graduated clarinet in 1996 from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (the class of professor Milenko Stefanović). He graduated saxophone studies from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in 2013 in the class of Gordan Tudor, with whom he completed his master studies in 2014. In October 2017, he received a PhD with an excellent mark on the topic "Semiotics of electronic dance music as a phenomenon of monoculture" at the Faculty of Culture and Media in Belgrade. He works as a professor of saxophone in music school "Marko Tajčević" in Lazarevac. During the years of education, Šarović received several awards at various competitions and festivals. He plays, as a soloist and a member of  different groups at numerous concerts throughout his home country as well as abroad. Šarović also performs music on saxophone in numerous city clubs, and he is a resident artist of the "White Night Sensation" festival, organized by famous DJs from Amsterdam in Vodice (Croatia). He participated in the 17th World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg in 2015 as a lecturer with the topic Gypsy music on saxophone in the Balkans. He publishes works devoted to music in scientific journals.
  • Jul 13 2018
    13:00

    Aleksandar Šarović ( Serbia )

    lecture

    The role of the saxophone in the popular electronic music

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Alessandro Juncos and Matteo Dal Toso

Alessandro Juncos began his studies at the Liceo Musicale Pigafetta in Vicenza in 2011 with Anna Righetto. He attended many masterclasses with great masters, including Eugene Rousseau, Mario Marzi, David Brutti and Fabrizio Paoletti. In 2016 he organized a concert at Liceo Pigafetta titled Premiere concerto. Many composers wrote for him, including Elena Rezzaro and Fabrizio Durlo. In 2016 he won the first absolute prize at the Concorso musicale per giovani musicisti città di Treviso in the contemporary music category. In 2017 he participated at Evento sax 2017 in Velletri (Roma), where he attended a masterclass with Fabrizio Paoletti. He won the critic prize at the contest and gave a lecture about Classical Latin music repertoire for saxophone. Since 2016, he has been attending the saxophone course with Mauro Ribichini at Conservatorio Arrigo Pedrollo di Vicenza. He is also attending a band conducting course with Andrea Loss in Orchestra di fiati della provincia di Vicenza, an orchestra he is collaborating with. Born in 1997, Matteo Dal Toso started studying piano at the age of 6. He has participated in several international piano competitions: in 2009 he won a first prize at the Music Competition of the Adriatic (Ancona) in 2012, at the International Mozart Competition (Vicenza) he received a special prize Joseph Vella for the best interpretation. He is a student collaborator at the conservatory in Vincenza, providing piano accompaniment for the students. He is also a bassoonist and has, from the very beginning of his studies, collaborated with the best local orchestras and attended various music festivals.
Alessandro Juncos, saxophoneMatteo Dal Toso, piano
facebook: Ale Juncos
  • Jul 10 2018
    10:00

    Alessandro Juncos and Matteo Dal Toso ( Italy )

    recital

    Elena Rezzaro (1972): Nothing to Talk About for alto saxophone and melodic instrument
    Elena Rezzaro (1972): No Tag for alto saxophone, melodic instrument and pianoElena Rezzaro (1972): Waiting 4 Autumn for saxophone and piano (premiere performance of the version for saxophone and piano)) Fabrizio Durlo (1972): Pictures for saxophone and piano

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Alex Bradbury

Alex Bradbury is a practising lawyer based in Perth, Western Australia. Outside of the courtroom, Alex is an amateur trombonist and baritone saxophone enthusiast and is heavily involved in the Perth music scene. Inextricably tied to the saxophone community through his partner Erin Royer, Alex has visited two saxophone congresses previously and is looking forward to participating in a third. Combining his musical and legal passions, Alex has a particular interest in copyright, and the ways in which it applies to musicians in an everyday context.
  • Jul 13 2018
    13:00

    Alex Bradbury ( Australia )

    lecture


    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Alfonso Padilla

Alfonso Padilla is one of the Spanish saxophonists with great international prominence, as proved by the amount of concerts, recitals and master classes offered in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, France, Denmark, Estonia, Poland, Switzerland, Portugal, Morocco, Algeria, Argentina, Taiwán and USA. He forms part of various musical groups and projects, such as the Ziryâb Saxophone Quartet, the Duo Icarus (sax&guitar) along with Alberto Plaza and regularly collaborates with groups and ensembles specializing in performing contemporary music as Zahir Ensemble. He is invited to participate at important events such as the International Saxophone Week Porto 2012 (Portugal), Eventosax 2011, 2014 and 2016 (Rome, Italy), or the Nordic Saxophone Festival 2013 and 2016 (Denmark). Also, he has performed as soloist at the 1st European Saxophone Congress 2014 Ciudad Real (Spain) and the Vienna International Saxfest 2015 (Austria) and also has been invited as a guest artist to the “I Asian Saxophone Congress” hold in Chiayi “Taiwán” in 2016 as a soloist with CYC Wind Orchestra. In 2014, he toured USA, which led him to teach master classes and offer concerts  at Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY). Mansfield University and Susquehanna University (PA)  a.o. He has joined the V Seminario/encuentro entre Compositores y Saxofonistas at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina) in 2016, developing lectures and offering recitals in Buenos Aires and La Plata. Alfonso Padilla  is  Professor of Saxophone at the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Manuel Castillo” (Seville, Spain).

www.alfonsopadilla.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    12:00

    Alfonso Padilla ( Spain )

    recital

    Alex Nante (1992): Retour du rite for solo soprano saxophone Fabian Svensson (1980): Själv I for solo tenor saxophone (premiere performance)Alberto Carrerteto (1985): Qubba for solo alto saxophone

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR French Pavilion / Francuski paviljon Savska cesta 25

Allen Harrington and Lottie Enns-Braun

Canadian saxophonist Allen Harrington is an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music where he teaches saxophone, bassoon, and chamber music. He holds degrees from the University of Saskatchewan (B.Mus.) and Northwestern University (M.Mus.). He has appeared as a concerto soloist with more than a dozen orchestras in Canada, Europe, and South America. He has given countless recitals across Canada, including recital tours for Debut Atlantic, Prairie Debut, and Home Routes Classical. In the past few years he has released three CDs of music for saxophone and piano as well as saxophone and organ on the Ravello Records label: Metropolis (2014), The Postcard Sessions (2016), and Vanishing Point (2016). As a bassoonist, Allen plays as a regular extra with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and principal bassoon with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Lottie Enns-Braun is currently music director and organist at Young United Church (Winnipeg, Canada); University Organist for the University of Manitoba; and an active member of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. She began her musical training as pianist and chorister in rural Manitoba. She holds undergraduate and graduate music degrees from the former CMBC, the University of Manitoba and the University of Western Ontario. As organist and music director, she has held positions in several United Churches in Winnipeg. She is heard regularly as soloist and accompanist in Winnipeg and beyond. She has toured in Eastern Canada; played Evensong services at Lincoln Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; St. Alban’s Cathedral; Bristol Cathedral; Tewekesbury Abbey and Salisbury Cathedral all in the UK; performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra; and collaborated with many choral ensembles.
Allen Harrington, saxophoneLottie Enns-Braun, organ
www.allenharrington.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    11:30

    Allen Harrington and Lottie Enns-Braun ( Canada )

    recital

    Leonard Enns (1948): Vanishing Point - Con vivo, Slow, peaceful, Adagio

    CHURCH OF SAINT MARK / CRKVA SVETOG MARKA Church of Saint Mark Trg Sv. Marka 5

Allison Adams and Casey Dierlam

Dr. Allison Adams is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in the United States. An avid performer, Adams is the tenor saxophonist in the Estrella Consort, a saxophone quartet devoted to the performance of new music. She is also a member of the nief-norf contemporary music ensemble. Adams frequently performs with the Knoxville Symphony and has been featured in recitals across the country. Besides her study of the saxophone, Adams’ main area of research centers around wellness for musicians, performance injuries, and the integration of yoga into music performance. She was a contributing author for Notes of Hope: Stories of Musicians Coping with Injuries,as well as the multi-media resource Cross Training for Musicians. Her main teachers include Timothy McAllister, Eugene Rousseau, and Steven Mauk. 
Allison Adams, saxophoneCasey Dierlam, piano
allisondadams.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    10:00

    Allison Adams and Casey Dierlam ( United States )

    recital

    Keane Southard (1987): Rumination and ManifestationAndrew Sigler (1973): Through All Panics (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Amphi Duo

Matt London aspires to create emotive music inspired by free improvisation. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and with current doctoral study at Brunel University London, he continues to explore and develop a forward looking approach to his music centered around the impromptu. Today his main musical influences as a performer-composer are drawn from master improvisers and composers such as Paul Dunmall, Barry Guy, Brian Irvine and Paul Rogers to name a few. He leads Ensemble Entropy, a dynamic new group exploring the space between composed contemporary music & improvisation. Dr. Jeffery Kyle Hutchins is active as a soloist, chamber musician, improviser, and performance artist. Praised for his “formidable technique” and “enviable uniformity of tone” (The Saxophone Symposium), he has performed in Asia, Europe  and North America. He has been awarded grants and competition prizes from Downbeat, Music Teacher’s National Association, Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, and New Music USA, among others. Hutchins has participated in the creation of more than 100 new works and regularly performs with different groups and ensembles. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Minnesota where he was a recipient of the Berneking Fellowship. He has degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance from the University of North Texas. He teaches saxophone at Virginia Tech and directs the VT Jazz Lab Band.
Matt London, saxophoneJeffery Kyle Hutchins, saxophone
www.mattlondonmusic.com , www.jefferykylehutchins.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    19:00

    Amphi Duo ( United Kingdom )

    recital

    Matt London (1985): The Urgency Of Now, graphic panels for 2 tenor saxophones (premiere performance)

    JAZZ & CABARET CLUB KONTESA / JAZZ I KABARET KLUB KONTESA Kontesa Ulica Augusta Cesarca 2

Andalusian Saxophone Quintet

The Andalusian Saxophone Quintet is one of the most relevant chamerisic groups of Spain, being in consideration that they bring to light the historical and less known repertory of the saxophone. They also could work in quartet or trio, depending on the original instrumentation. Their players have been trained in institutions of some European countries, and carry on some researches of the historical performance of the saxophone literature.
José-Modesto Diago, soprano saxophoneAlejandro Rey, alto saxophoneJuan Manuel Arrazola, tenor saxophoneJosé-Luis García, baritone saxophone
www.jmdiagosax.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    15:30

    Andalusian Saxophone Quintet ( Spain )

    recital

    Armand-Marie Ghislain Limnander van Nieuwenhove (1814-1892): Quintette pour saxophones

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Andrea Carrozzo

Andrea Carrozzo graduated with honours from the Conservatorio “N. Rota” in Monopoli (Italy) studying with Vittorio Cerasa. He furthered his studies at the Conservatoire de Lyon with Jean-Denis Michat getting the DEM, at the end of the 3ème cycle, with the mention “trés bien à l'unanimité”. He attended several masterclasses with world-renowned musicians including C. Delangle, V. David, C. Wirth, J. Y. Fourmeau, A. Bornkamp, D. Gauthier, M. Hirano, Jimenez Alba, R. Hekkema and in the summer 2014 he took parts in the courses organized by the "Université Européenne de Sassofono" in Gap (France). He distinguished himself in several national and international competitions and he is winner of 12 first prizes. In 2013, he was a finalist in the “Premio Nazionale delle Arti”, organized by the Italian Ministry of Education, and he received a special mention for musical talent from the jury. He performed in several Italian, Romanian and French concert hall as a soloist and in chamber ensembles; in 2015 he debuted as a soloist with the orchestra playing the “Concerto in E flat major, Op. 109” by A. Glazunov. He collaborates, for the development of the saxophone repertoire, with the Italian composers Federico Gardella, Roberto Vetrano, Cesare Saldicco.
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:45

    Andrea Carrozzo ( Italy )

    recital

    Roberto Vetrano (1982): Lanula for alto saxophoneIvan Fedele (1953): High - In memoriam Miles Davis for alto saxophoneCesare Saldicco (1976): Spire VII for soprano saxophone and electronics (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Andrew Allen

Andrew J. Allen is an assistant professor of music at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Dr. Allen has premiered nearly twenty works for saxophone and has performed and lectured at the World Saxophone Congress, the International Saxophone Symposium, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Conference, and national and regional gatherings of the North American Saxophone Alliance and the College Music Society. He currently performs with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, SAGA Quartet, Rogue Two, and the Allen Duo. In addition, his writings have appeared in The Instrumentalist, The Saxophone Symposium, The NACWPI Journal, JazzEd, School Band and Orchestra, Saxophone Today, and the TBA Review, and he has served as a clinician at gatherings of the North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas Music Education Associations.  His debut album with saxophone/percussion duo Rogue Two is forthcoming on Equilibrium Records. Dr. Allen currently serves as editor of The NACWPI Journal and is a member of the editorial board of The Saxophone Symposium. He holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University, Central Michigan University, and the University of South Carolina where he studied with Phil Barham, John Nichol, and Clifford Leaman. He has undertaken additional study with Joseph Lulloff, Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp and Vincent David, among others. 
www.allensax.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    16:00

    Andrew Allen ( United States )

    recital

    François Rossé (1945): Olassimo for solo soprano saxophone (European premiere)Robert Lemay (1960): Into Thin Air  (premiere performance)Fang Man (1977): Spring Bliss (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Andrew Ball

Andrew Ball is an Australian saxophonist and composer. He is currently tenor saxophonist and resident composer with Barega Saxophone Quartet, His Merry Men and Bullhorn brass band. Andrew has been featured soloist with Divertimenti strings performing Bennett’s Concerto for Stan Getz and with the Queensland Wind Orchestra performing the Maslanka Concerto for Saxophone Quartet, as well as Williams’ Catch Me If You Can. He has completed large-scale commissions for ensembles including The Australia Ensemble, Hourglass Ensemble, Collusion, Australian Saxophone Orchestra, E.M.O big band and Queensland Youth Orchestras. His playing and composition is featured on two full-length albums of new Australian music by Barega SQ and a new album of extended and prepared solo saxophone compositions titled Forbidden Languages. Internationally, Andrew has premiered compositions in France, Scotland, Italy and Greece, including at the WSCXVI 2012 and SaxOpen 2015. With a uniquely kinetic, intricate and colourful compositional voice, Andrew draws inspiration from an eclectic variety of contemporary avantgarde, folk, improvised and electronic musics. His compositional approach consistently extends the capabilities of performers, exploits and reimagines the idiosyncrasies of instruments and aims to challenge attitudes and ideologies surrounding the limits of context and genre.
www.andrewballmusic.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    15:30

    Andrew Ball ( Australia )

    recital

    Andrew Ball (1991): Forbidden Languages, suite for solo saxophones (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Andy Sugg and Arun Luthra

Andy Sugg is a leading Australian saxophonist who performs regularly throughout that country and internationally. He features on numerous recordings and leads an ensemble that specialises in the fusion of jazz and popular styles. He is attached to the School of Music, Monash University, and has presented at the Manhattan School of Music, the World Saxophone Congress (Strasbourg) and elsewhere around the world. Sugg’s book, The Influence of John Coltrane on Improvising Saxophonists, was praised by leading US jazz scholar, David Demsey, describing it as “an analytical masterpiece.” Sugg was a consultant for Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, a feature-length film directed by John Scheinfeld. Arun Luthra is a leading saxophonist and composer in New York, who performs throughout the United States and internationally. His music explores the fusion of post-bop jazz and the classical music of both Europe and India. Luthra has shared the stage, and recorded with, many of the greatest jazz artists in the world, including Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Mike Stern, Kenny Garrett, Joe Chambers, Charli Persip, Dennis Irwin, Zé Renato, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Bobby Short, Lew Soloff, and Bernard Purdie. Luthra was born in the USA but began his formal music training at age nine (studying the classical guitar) in the home of Adolphe Sax, Belgium, before specialising in the saxophone. He is a faculty member at New York’s renowned School of Jazz, The New School College of Performing Arts.
Andy Sugg, saxophoneArun Luthra, saxophone
www.andysugg.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    20:30

    Andy Sugg and Arun Luthra ( Australia )

    recital

    Igor's Groove: The Rite of Spring meets Jazz Saxophone:Andy Sugg (1956), Arun Luthra (1971): Jazz compositions inspired by the Rite of Spring and featuring improvised solos (premiere performance)

    JAZZ & CABARET CLUB KONTESA / JAZZ I KABARET KLUB KONTESA Kontesa Ulica Augusta Cesarca 2

Andy Wen and John Krebs

Dr. Andy Wen is an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. He is a founding member of the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet and plays Principle Saxophone in the Little Rock Wind Symphony. He has performed in twenty-five states and eleven countries, with bands and orchestras, solo, and chamber ensembles. He has premiered five concertos that were written for him and has recorded two CDs. He presented the first saxophone recital in the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. He has performed at conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance; World Saxophone Congress, Association de Saxophone de France; Southeast Composers League; Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Humanities; American School Band Directors Association; Etats Generaux Mondiaux du Saxophone; Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium; and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) where he was the 1990 MTNA National Collegiate Artist Competition winner. His performances have been broadcast in Arkansas, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. Wen has premiered over forty compositions including those by Baker, Bell, Boury, Brandon, Chaudoir, Flory, Fox, Fuste-Lambezat, Griebling, Harbison, Kechley, Lauba, Logrande, McKinney, Reed, and Reilly. He was a two-term Treasurer of NASA and received degrees studying with Londeix, Rousseau, Fischer, and Reilly. A native of Iowa, John Krebs holds degrees in piano performance from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Maryland. After teaching at Central Missouri State University, Prince George’s Community College, and Luther College, he has been at Hendrix College since 1992. At Hendrix, his teaching duties have included music theory, music history and literature, an opera survey course, jazz history, and studio piano. He has also served as chair of both the Hendrix music department and humanities area. An avid collaborative pianist, Krebs has performed in Canada, Iceland, Germany, Slovenia, Scotland, and Thailand. He has been an active member of Music Teachers National Association at the local, state, and national levels, and in 2011 he was named an MTNA Foundation Fellow.
Andy Wen, saxophoneJohn Krebs, piano
  • Jul 11 2018
    09:00

    Andy Wen and John Krebs ( United States )

    recital

    Sy Brandon (1945): Suite for two saxophones - Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue Robert Boury (1946): Dialogue for sopranino saxophoneNeil Flory (1970): Apparitions of deep memory for sopranino saxophone and piano (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Andy Wright

  • Jul 13 2018
    14:00

    Andy Wright ( United States )

    lecture

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Angela Space, Ian Hargest and Nadine Shank

Dr. Angela Space is a saxophonist, composer and songwriter. She currently teaches at the University of Southampton (UK). She has had a wide variety of performance experience with ensembles such as the New World Symphony, the Florida Philharmonic, the South Bend Symphony, the Temptations, Ensemble X, the All American College Band at Disneyland and her own three-piece punk band Rainbow Reservoir. Her music has been played on BBC ratio 3 and 6, her band has performed on Indietracks and Wilderness Festivals and she has an LP coming out in January on Oddbox Records. Dr. Space graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a dual degree in music education and saxophone performance studying with saxophonist Lynn Klock and composer Sal Macchia. She earned a Master of Music from Ithaca College where she was teaching assistant to Steven Mauk, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Miami studying with Gary Keller and serving as an adjunct saxophone faculty.  She has performed on multiple saxophone congresses and conferences as both a soloist and member of the Pioneer Saxophone Quartet and was formerly a finalist at the North American Saxophone Alliance Classical Competition. She has served on the faculties of Florida International University, Indiana University South Bend, and the State University of New York at Oswego where she directed the concert band. In 2009 she moved from Oswego to Oxford where she still lives. Currently she is writing songs and composing music for electric guitar and saxophone and performing with Rainbow Reservoir.
Angela Space, saxophoneIan Hargest, electric guitarNadine Shank, piano
angelaspace.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    17:30

    Angela Space, Ian Hargest and Nadine Shank ( United Kingdom )

    recital

    Angela Space (1976): Precious Metal Head for alto saxophone and electric guitar (premiere performance)Angela Space (1976): Evil Things for alto saxophone and piano (European premiere)Angela Space (1976): Tourists are Money! for alto saxophone, piano and electric guitar (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Anna Stepanova and Irén Seleljo

Anna Stepanova is one of the leading saxophonists of Ukraine. She graduated from Russian Academy of Music named after Gnesin (class of People's Artist of Russian Federation Margarita Shaposhnikova). She is a founder and president of the International Golden Saxophone competition, a Selmer Paris and BG France Artist and a winner of numerous international competitions. Stepanova is a teacher at the South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after Ushinskiy, soloist of the Odessa Municipal brass theatre named People's Artist of Ukraine A. Salik and a soloist of the Odessa Philharmonic Society. She gives recitals and masterclasses both in Ukraine and abroad (Russia, Belarus, Moldova, China). Stepanova's repertoire includes music of various styles, from Baroque music to music of the 21st century, dedicated to her by Ukrainian and Italian composers.
Anna Stepanova, saxophoneIrén Seleljo, piano
www.goldensaxophone.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    15:00

    Anna Stepanova and Irén Seleljo ( Ukraine )

    recital

    Piet Swerts (1960): Double Concerto

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Antares Saxophone Quartet

Four young saxophone students, of eighteen and nineteen years, from Bergen (Norway) formed The Antares Saxophone Quartet. Some of them have played saxophone since they were 5 years old. They have been studying saxophone with Siri Overland (former student of Fredrich Hemke). Despite their young age, this is a high quality quartet. They play all their repertoire with lots of young energy, sensitivity and happiness! In Norway, they have won many competitions. The variety and fun in the program they are playing here, at WSC, is definitely worth to listen!

Jonas Eskeland, soprano saxophone Veronika Helland Nordmo, alto saxophone Marcella Pereira Rogde, tenor saxophone Petter Voilås, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    10:00

    Antares Saxophone Quartet ( Norway )

    recital

    Jean Absil (1893-1974): Suite sur des themes populaires Roumains - I. Allegro vivace
    Thierry Escaich (b. 1965): Tango Virtuoso Russel Peck (1945-2009): Drastic Measures - II. Allegro                   Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): La Muerte del Angel (arr. Johan van der Linden) Alessandro Marcello (1669-1747): Concerto for oboe and string orchestra in D minor - Allegro (arr. Mark Walton)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Antonio García Jorge

Antonio García Jorge has obtained first prizes in numerous international competitions in France, Spain, Italy, Andorra and Croatia. International success has allowed him to perform as soloist with various orchestras and give recitals throughout Europe. He has also travelled to China, where he gave a masterclass and concert in Xi'an. He has received awards from INJUVE and the Spanish Ministry of Education and is supported by the Meyer and Tarrazi foundations. Interested in the creation of new music, he has collaborated with IRCAM in Paris and worked with composers such as Joan Magrané, José Manuel López-López, Gilbert Amy, César Camarero and Luis Naón. Also attracted by orchestral music, he has performed with the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra, the Galicia Symphony Orchestra, The Lyon National Orchestra as well as with the CNSMDP Orchestra and the OLC of Paris in many renowned venues. After having studied under the guidance of Juan Clemente Novo, Vincent David and Claude Delangle at the CNSM in Paris, Antonio continued his studies on the DAI course for contemporary music and creation with Hae-Sun Kang. In parallel, he studied for a Master degree in chamber music under David Walter with the Quartet Yendo, a group which he co-founded and with which he performs numerous concerts, projects and has broadcast on Radio France.

www.antoniogarciajorge.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    20:00

    Antonio García Jorge ( Spain )

    soloist with orchestra

    Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991): Concerto for saxophone and big orchestra

    VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL / KONCERTNA DVORANA VATROSLAVA LISINSKOG VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL / KONCERTNA DVORANA VATROSLAVA LISINSKOG Trg Stjepana Radića 4

Arcadia Saxophone Quartet

Different didactic and artistic experiences of four saxophonists intermingle in the Arcadia Saxophone Quartet, created in 1995 - studies with world famous maestros (D. Deffayet, J. M. Londeix, I. Roth), performances at important music events and cooperation with important orchestras and music institutions ("Teatro S. Carlo", Naples, "Teatro Massimo Bellini", Palermo, Symphonic Orchestra “Ente Lirico G.P. da Palestrina", Cagliari, "Teatro Massimo Bellini", Catania) - led by famous conductors including M. Rostropovich, G. Prêtre, D. Oren, G. Ferro, W. Barkymer, N. Carthy, D. Garforth, and Y. Talmi. These rich individual experiences have given the group the chance to play in several Italian and foreign cities. Besides having won rewards at numerous national and international chamber and contemporary music competitions, the Arcadia Saxophone Quartet represented Italy during the XI, XII and XIV World Saxophone Congress. Many composers, including Derek Healey, Ada Gentile, Franco Oppo, Luca Signorini, Giuseppe Ratti, Davide Summaria, among others, have dedicated their work to the Quartet.  In 2006, the Arcadia Saxophone Quartet recorded a CD with the title “ XXI-Italian Works from the 21st century”, released under the label “Spazio Musica” in Cagliari, and in 2008 a CD of sacred music by title “In domum Domini ibimus”. The Arcadia Saxophone Quartet collaborated with cellist Luca Signorini, with pianist Francesco Nicolosi, and has recently recorded a CD with cellist Luca Fiorentini for the label "RAITRADE" with music by Andrea Ferrante.
Gianfranco Brundo, soprano saxophoneGiovanni Manganaro, alto saxophoneSalvatore Cutrò, tenor saxophoneCarmelo Ricciardi, baritone saxophone

Ardemus Quartet

Finalist of the prestigious Dutch Classical Talent Award 2017-18, the Ardemus Quartet was forged through a burning passion for chamber music (Ardemus, lat.: we burn). The four young international musicians combine seamlessly to create a refreshing musical experience. Since its formation in Amsterdam (2014), the Ardemus Quartet has been laureate of various national and international competitions including the Boris Papandopulo Competition in Zagreb (2015), Storioni Toonzaal Competitie (2016), Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours (2016), 13th International Competition for Young Musicians Ferdo Livadić Croatia (2016). In 2017, the Ardemus Quartet advanced to the semi-final stage for the Wind section of the renowned 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan. As the finalist of the Dutch Classical Talent Award, they will have an extensive concert tour of the Netherlands presenting a dynamic program. Active in the Netherlands and in Europe, the Ardemus Quartet has been guest artist in numerous festivals including Holland Festival, Grachtenfestival, Festival Jong Talent Schiermonnikoog, NJO Muziekzomer, Musical Evenings St. Donat Zadar and Festival Next Generation Bad Ragaz performing in important concerts hall such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lisinski Hall Zagreb, Izumi Hall Osaka and the Konzerthaus Berlin. To further refine their musical ideas, the Ardemus Quartet studies at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy (NSKA) with Marc Danel (Quatuor Danel). They have attended masterclasses by Luc-Marie Aguera (Ysaÿe Quartet), prof. Eberhard Feltz (Berlin) and Misha Amory (Brentano Quartet). The Quartet also enjoys guidance from Sven Arne Tepl and Arno Bornkamp, professors at Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Lisa Wyss, soprano saxophoneLovro Merčep, alto saxophoneJenita Veurink, tenor saxophone Yo-yo Su, baritone saxophone
https://www.ardemusquartet.com/
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:00

    Ardemus Quartet ( Croatia )

    cantus ensemble

    Davorin Kempf (1947): In Modo Classico for saxophone quartet and ensemble

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Ariel Lagos y Transeúntes

Honduran band Ariel Lagos y Transeúntes, released their first album titled Passerby in June 2014. The album is a compilation of original music for saxophone soloist inspired by hikes through their native city Tegucigalpa, combining the saxophone sound with a variety of rhythms that takes us to different scenes that the Tegucigalpa landscape offers to visitors and natives. All of the members of the band are experienced musicians that have participated in several music festivals across the world, including the VI SaxFest Costa Rica International, XXV Scenic Arts Festival Bambú in Honduras, World Saxophone Congress in France, XV International Universitary Saxophonist Encounter in México, and El Salvador Jazz Festival.
Ariel Lagos, saxophoneJoel Martinez, pianoRamses Solano, bajoEnrique Rodríguez, drum kitJorge Chaves, percussion
https://www.facebook.com/ArielLagosHN

Arno Bornkamp

Dutch saxophonist Arno Bornkamp is the archetype of the modern virtuoso, feeling equally at home in traditional and contemporary repertoire. Bornkamp studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Ed Bogaard and graduated in 1986 with the highest distinction. He has won many awards, the 'Silver Laurel of the Concertgebouw' and the 'Netherlands Music Prize' among the most noteworthy. The latter enabled him to go abroad, studying in France with Daniël Deffayet and Jean-Marie Londeix, in Japan with Ryo Noda as well as working with composers such as Luciano Berio and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Since his 1982 solo debut in Rome he has played more than 200 concerts with orchestras around the world. Bornkamp is the ambassador of the music of JacobTV.  Jacob wrote his ‘Tallahatchie Concerto’ for him. Composers like Joey Roukens, Peter van Onna, Chiel Meijering, Simon Burgers, Fabrizio de Rossi Re, Carlos Michans and Christian Jost have also dedicated their saxophone concertos to him. For over 30 years, Bornkamp has been a member of two groups: the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet and a duo with pianist Ivo Janssen. The many CDs he has made since 1990 have garnered national and international praise. Arno Bornkamp is a renowned teacher, leading an international saxophone class at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He also teaches at various masterclasses around the world.
www.arnobornkamp.nl
  • Jul 10 2018
    20:00

    Arno Bornkamp ( Netherlands )

    soloist with orchestra

    Guillermo Lago (1960): Leyendas for alto saxophone and orchestra - Andante-Allegro, Adagio molto melanconico, Presto energico

    VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL / KONCERTNA DVORANA VATROSLAVA LISINSKOG VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL / KONCERTNA DVORANA VATROSLAVA LISINSKOG Trg Stjepana Radića 4

Arno Bornkamp

Dutch saxophonist Arno Bornkamp is the archetype of the modern virtuoso, feeling equally at home in traditional and contemporary repertoire. Bornkamp studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Ed Bogaard and graduated in 1986 with the highest distinction. He has won many awards, the 'Silver Laurel of the Concertgebouw' and the 'Netherlands Music Prize' among the most noteworthy. The latter enabled him to go abroad, studying in France with Daniël Deffayet and Jean-Marie Londeix, in Japan with Ryo Noda as well as working with composers such as Luciano Berio and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Since his 1982 solo debut in Rome he has played more than 200 concerts with orchestras around the world. Bornkamp is the ambassador of the music of JacobTV.  Jacob wrote his ‘Tallahatchie Concerto’ for him. Composers like Joey Roukens, Peter van Onna, Chiel Meijering, Simon Burgers, Fabrizio de Rossi Re, Carlos Michans and Christian Jost have also dedicated their saxophone concertos to him. For over 30 years, Bornkamp has been a member of two groups: the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet and a duo with pianist Ivo Janssen. The many CDs he has made since 1990 have garnered national and international praise. Arno Bornkamp is a renowned teacher, leading an international saxophone class at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He also teaches at various masterclasses around the world.
www.arnobornkamp.nl
  • Jul 11 2018
    19:45

    Arno Bornkamp ( Netherlands )

    recital

    Felipe Salles (1973): Gaudí Sketches No. 2 for alto saxophone and piano - Casa Milá (premiere performance)Piet Swerts (1960): Horta Suite for alto saxophone and piano (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Arno Bornkamp

Since his 1982 solo debut in Rome, performing the 'Concertino da Camera' by Jacques Ibert, Arno Bornkamp has played more than two hundred concerts with orchestras around the world, including the most important works from the saxophone repertoire in addition to new concerti written especially for him. In addition to his solo career, chamber music is one of Arno Bornkamp’s great loves. For over thirty five years Bornkamp has been a member the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet and his duo with pianist Ivo Janssen exists almost as long. Additionally, Bornkamp has taken part in a unique ensemble: Clazz Ensemble, made up of musicians from both the jazz and classical worlds. The many CDs he has made on various labels since 1990 have garnered national and international praise. Arno Bornkamp is a renowned teacher, leading an international saxophone class at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
www.arnobornkamp.nl
  • Jul 12 2018
    12:00

    Arno Bornkamp ( Netherlands )

    lecture

    Lecture / WorkshopHow to make using Légère reeds the 'Signature' of your sound

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Arsky - Santos Neto Duo and Xander Crook

Vadim Arsky is a saxophonist, conductor and arranger. He got his bachelor's degree from University of and his masters's degree from University of Louisville. From 1990 to 1994, he was the coordinator of the wind instruments department at the CLAM specialized in teaching Bossa-Nova. Since 1994 he is the saxophone professor of the University of Brasília where he started a popular music program by putting together a jazz band. Arsky was the winner of the Eldorado Prize in 1991. He was also the semifinalist of the East and West Competition for the Carnegie Hall in 1995. Arsky is a member of the Com Domínio do Sax. In 2015 he moved to Florida to pursue his PhD degree in Music Education at University of Florida.Henrique Neto has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Brasilia. He has released a solo CD and has served as Deputy Director of the Raphael Rabello Brazilian School of Choro since 2012. He won the Geração Musical national award granted by Furnas in 2009 together with the group Trio Cai Dentro. He has also been a member of the Choro Livre group for 10 years, which, besides being the most traditional group in Brasilia, accompanies guest musicians at Clube do Choro in Brasília. He has played alongside artists such as Dominguinhos, Sivuca, Hamilton de Holanda, Paulinho da Viola, etc., and has performed in more than fifteen countries.Xander Crook began learning percussion from Brazilian and west African musicians early in his life. In high school he played snare drum in his school’ s African American-style drum line and upon graduation traveled to Guinee a to study balafon with master artist N'camara Abou Sylla and then to Brazil to learn percussion with Jorge Martins, Adelson Silva , and José Cunha Mourão. Xander then majored in drum set performance and electronic music production and design at Berklee College of Music studying under drum set masters Terri Lyne Carrington, Neal Smith, Mark Walker and Bertram Lehman, and music production with Michael Bierylo and Richard Boulanger. 
Vadim Arsky, saxophoneHenrique Neto, guitarXander Crook, percussion

Ashley Kelly and Ashlyn Harrington

Ashley Kelly currently holds the position of Lecturer of Saxophone at the University of New Mexico. She has enjoyed notable performances with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and, most recently, the Santa Fe Opera, where she participated in the premiere of the contemporary opera, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. She has performed as a soloist at national and regional NASA conferences and has been selected to perform at the 2018 John Donald Robb Composer’s Symposium, performing Chant by Augusta Read Thomas. Ashley holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Louisiana State University, a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Music degree in music education and performance from the University of Montevallo. Her primary teachers are Dr. Griffin Campbell, Dr. Eric Lau, Glenn Kostur and Dr. Lori Ardovino. Ashlyn Harrington is a pianist based in Chicago, IL. As a solo and collaborative performer, Harrington aims to promote contemporary classical works and move audiences with music from all eras. Harrington holds a Master's degree in Piano Performance from Louisiana State University, a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance with Honors from New Mexico State University, and has served on faculty at New Mexico Highlands University and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. 
Ashley Kelly, saxophoneAshlyn Harrington, piano
www.ashleykellysaxophone.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    09:00

    Ashley Kelly and Ashlyn Harrington ( United States )

    recital

    Augusta Read Thomas (1964): ChantLori Laitman (1955): JourneyIda Gotkovsky (1933): Brilliance - Declame, Desinvolte, Dolcissimo, Final

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Asya Fateyeva

Asya Fateyeva, a classical saxophonist born on the Crimean peninsula in 1990, has a wide repertoire which includes original works written for her instrument, as well as Baroque, Classical and Romantic pieces which she often arranges herself. In 2014 she became the first woman to reach the final of the prestigious Adolphe Sax International Competition in Belgium, where she won third place. She has also won numerous first prizes in international competitions in Russia, France and Germany. As a winner of the first prize at the German Music Competition in 2012, Asya Fateyeva recorded her debut album of works by Mishat, Ibert, Albright and Decruck. For this project she was awarded the Best Newcomer ECHO Klassik in 2016. Fateyeva has performed with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev, with the Tchaikovsky Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Ukrainian National Philharmonic, the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra and the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan. She has also played with orchestras from Bochum, Bonn, Frankfurt an der Oder, Kassel, Colmar, Cologne, etc. In 2016 she successfully completed a postgraduate degree in chamber music with her duo partner, the pianist Valeriya Myrosh, at the Hamburg School of Music and Theatre, where her teacher was Professor Niklas Schmidt.
www.asyafateyeva.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:00

    Asya Fateyeva ( Germany )

    cantus ensemble

    Jean-Denis Michat (1971): Reverie

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

ATAM Saxophone Quartet

ATAM Saxophone Quartet is an international ensemble interpreting pieces across all genres and eras. All members regularly attend masterclasses across Europe and are Czech and Slovak nationals who met at a clarinet and saxophone masterclass in Ostrava in 2015. Formed 1 year later, the quartet continues its tradition of visiting courses together (Saxophobia 2017, BalatonSax 2017) and, despite the distance separating its members, is actively working on and performing new repertoire. Alžbeta Klasová studied at RCM in London with Kyle Horch as a scholar of the Dr. Michael West Award. She won 1st prize at the Competition of Slovak Conservatories (2012), Deloitte Talent Award, Talents of New Europe.Alžbeta Kačmárová  currently studies at Ostravian university with Zbygniew Kaleta. She won Slovak competitions for solo and chamber performance including 1st place at the Competition of Slovak Conservatories (2016). Tereza Novotná currently studies at Ostravian university with Zbygniew Kaleta. She took part in the 2016 Erasmus programme in Warsaw under Pawel Gusnar. She is a scholar of the Nadace Český hudební fond. Matěj Trojan studied at the Prague conservatory with Pavel Fiedler. He took part in the Bohemia Saxophone Ensemble. As an orchestral player, he also guests with different ensembles (Czech Philharmonic, Radim Schwab Band, Party Leaders).
Alžbeta Klasová, soprano saxophoneAlžbeta Kačmárová, alto saxophoneTereza Novotná, tenor saxophoneMatěj Trojan, baritone saxophone 
  • Jul 14 2018
    12:00

    ATAM Saxophone Quartet ( United Kingdom )

    recital

    Petr Wajsar (1978): Folklórní inspirace Marek Pavlíček (1991): Unquartering by sax (premiere performance)Adam Greenwood-Byrne (1980): With These Hands I Surrender My Wounds - Prayer, Escape, Catharsis (premiere performance)Timothy Blinko (1965): Sculptures

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Athanasios Zervas

Athanasios Zervas is a composer, theorist, saxophonist, and conductor. He holds a DM in composition and a MM in saxophone performance from Northwestern University, and a BA in music from Chicago State University. He studied composition with Frank Garcia, M. William Karlins, William Russo, Stephen Syverud, Alan Stout, and Jay Alan Yim; saxophone with Frederick Hemke, and Wayne Richards; jazz saxophone and improvisation with Vernice “Bunky” Green, Joe Daley, and Paul Berliner. Dr. Athanasios Zervas is an Associate Professor of music theory-music creation at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki Greece, Professor of Saxophone at the Conservatory of Athens, editor for the online theory/composition journal mus-e-journal at www.muse.gr, and founder of the Athens Saxophone Quartet.
  • Jul 11 2018
    10:00

    Athanasios Zervas ( Greece )

    lecture

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Athens Saxophone Quartet

The Athens Saxophone Quartet was founded by Athanasios Zervas in 1997. It has frequent appearances in music festivals and concert halls internationally, and has released several CDs. The Athens Saxophone Quartet’s members are virtuoso saxophonists as well as accomplished composers, theorists, and teachers in universities and colleges in Greece and in USA. Eric Honour, baritone and alto saxophone, holds a DM in composition and an MM in saxophone performance and composition from Northwestern University; he studied saxophone with Fredrick Hemke. He is a professor of music technology and composition and director of the Center for Music Technology and chairman of the Music Department at the University of Central Missouri. Dionisis Roussos, alto and soprano saxophone, holds a diploma in saxophone from the Athens Conservatory; he studied saxophone with Theodore Kerkezos. He is a member in the Music Band of the Hellenic Coast Guard, and saxophone professor at Orfeion Conservatory in Athens Greece. Leo Saguiguit, tenor and soprano saxophone, holds an MM in saxophone performance from Northwestern University; he studied saxophone with Fredrick Hemke. He is an associate professor of saxophone at the University of Missouri, and a member of the Chicago Saxophone Quartet. Athanasios Zervas, soprano and alto saxophone, holds a DM in composition and an MM in saxophone performance from Northwestern University; he studied saxophone with Fredrick Hemke. He is an associate professor of music theory & creation at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece and visiting artist (saxophone) at the Athens Conservatory.
Athanasios Zervas, soprano saxophoneDionisis Roussos, alto saxophoneLeo Saguiguit, tenor saxophoneEric Honour, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    12:00

    Athens Saxophone Quartet ( Greece )

    recital

    Dinos Constantinides (1929): Music for Saxophone Quartet - Prologue, Tetralogue, Monologue I & II (for Mozart), EpilogueNickitas Demos (1962): Wandering Into Myth

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Australasian Saxophone Quartet ASAX-Q

The Australasian Saxophone Quartet (ASAX-Q), brings together four leading saxophonists from Australia and New Zealand: Joseph Lallo (Melbourne AUS), Simon Brew (Wellington NZ), Michael Jamieson (Auckland NZ), Jay Byrnes (Sydney AUS). ASAX-Q is a unique quartet that draws its musicians from the four major Australasian centres - Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington. A long time in conception and now a realisation, ASAX-Q are excited to join forces to create one of the region's most advantageous chamber ensembles. 2018 plans to be an exciting year for one of the most inspired ensembles of the region - their first tour of Australasia in January to New Plymouth, Sydney and Melbourne, followed by many fantastic plans.
Joseph Lallo, soprano saxophone Simon Brew, alto saxophone Michael Jamieson, tenor saxophone Jay Byrnes, baritone saxophone
www.australasiansaxophonequartet.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    11:00

    Australasian Saxophone Quartet ASAX-Q ( Australia )

    recital

    Gareth Farr (1968): Kate Tempany (1967):Josiah Carr (1994):

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Australian Saxophone Orchestra

The Australian Saxophone Orchestra formed in 2015 for its inaugural performances at the SaxOpen – 17th World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. These professional and highly regarded Australian saxophonists reside throughout the world and share an appreciation for the music from their country that depicts the multi-cultural influences that Australia enjoys in addition to the programmatic representation of the wide brown land known as Terra Australis. Brought together again by Dr Diana Tolmie (conductor), this group has reformed especially for the 18th World Saxophone Congress.
Diana Tolmie, Martin Kay, Andrew Ball, Andrew Smith, Matthew Styles, Michael Duke, Jessica Voight-Page, Nathan Henshaw, Peter Leung, Jazmin Ealden, Erin Royer, Emma Di Marco, Matilda Grieve, Mary Osborn, Joseph Lallo, Samantha Mason, Ashleigh Porter, Barry Cockcroft, Katia Beaugeais, Pierce Hurne, Cameron Millar, Kay Zhang
  • Jul 13 2018
    16:15

    Australian Saxophone Orchestra ( Australia )

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    Thomas Green (1975): Aurora (European premiere performance)Matilda Grieve (1994): (premiere performance) Matthew Styles (1971): (premiere performance) Katia Beaugeais (1976): Last flight of Saint-Ex. Length of Piece (European premiere performance)Martin Kay (1972): (premiere performance)Andrew Ball (1996): (premiere performance) 

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Avena Saxophone Quartet

The Quatuor Avena is a French saxophone quartet founded in 2016 in Strasbourg (France). Four young saxophonists, each from their respective country (Italy, Japan, South Africa and France) met at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin, where they were to continue with their studies in saxophone. Their mutual pleasure and passion, not only for the saxophone but for chamber music, sent off a spark which quickly turned into something serious. Combining four different ways of playing the saxophone with four different repertoires plus interests in all different types of music (traditional music from Japan or South Africa, classical masterpieces like Borodin or tango with an Italian flair) has always been a great challenge, but one which has brought enormous amounts of pleasure, both to the musicians and to the audiences. The quartet is the winner of three International Chamber Music Competitions held in Bolougne-Billancour Paris (France), Kurashiki (Japan) and Remirement (France) and have performed in Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Karlsruhe, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, etc. Always with the idea of taking the music one step further, the quartet has recently started incorporating movement into it’s performance working with Marco Locci on a show based on the music by Guillermo Lago.
Nicolas Allard, soprano saxophoneFabio Cesare, alto saxophoneSumika Tsujimoto, tenor saxophoneAdam Campbell, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    17:00

    Avena Saxophone Quartet ( France )

    recital

    Guillermo Lago (1960): Ciudades  - Cordoba, Sarajevo, Addis Ababa, Montevideo, Köln, Tokyo

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Barega Saxophone Quartet

The Barega Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2007 and is one of Australia’s premier single reed ensembles, performing across the country and internationally. The group enjoys a versatile and wide-ranging programme of music from French and classical repertoire to minimalism and contemporary works, in addition to specializing in compositions of a crossover classical/jazz nature. A primary goal of the BSQ is to perform and promote original repertoire and Australian works. They have premiered new music composed by Michael Bakrnčev, Louise Denson, Thomas Green, Catherine Likhuta, Andrew Garton, Nathan Lam, Andrew Kennedy, and Andrew Ball, at events including "SaxOpen’" (Strasbourg, 2015), the Australasian Saxophone and Clarinet Conference (Sydney, 2013), XVI World Saxophone Congress in St Andrews (Scotland, 2012), the Crossbows Festival (Brisbane, 2012) and the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival (Melbourne, 2011). Barega’s debut album Three Serpents is the first volume in a series of recordings capturing their proud tradition of championing new music by Australian composers and arrangers. In 2016 the members were soloists with the Queensland Wind Orchestra and featured performers at the Sydney Opera House.
Emma Di Marco, soprano saxophoneSamantha Mason, alto saxophoneAndrew Ball, tenor saxophoneAshleigh Porter, baritone saxophone
www.baregasax.wordpress.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    09:30

    Barega Saxophone Quartet ( Australia )

    recital

    Andrew Ball (1991): Artefacts of an Ancient Future (premiere performance) Angus Davison (1989): Diptych (premiere performance)

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Barry Cockcroft

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.
barrysax.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    12:15

    Barry Cockcroft ( Australia )

    recital

    Barry Cockcroft (1972): Slap Me for two alto saxophonesBarry Cockcroft (1972): Rock Us for two soprano saxophonesBarry Cockcroft (1972): Blow Down for two alto saxophones
    Barry Cockcroft (1972): Claudeville for two soprano saxophones

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Bensmann Saxophone Quartet

Detlef Bensmann studied saxophone with Prof. Omar Lamparter and double bass with Prof. Heinz Jablonski in Berlin, Germany. After playing double bass in the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (1979/80), he started his career as a saxophone soloist with a debut concert in the Berlin Philharmonie with the Radio Symphonie Orchestra Berlin (DSO) and a first recording of concerto for saxophone and orchestra (1980). He reguarly performs internationally with world-class orchestras and renown conductors, such as Dmitrij Kitajenko, Kazushi Ono, Sian Edwards, Eiji Oue, Tetsuro Ban, David Shallon, Michael Dixon, Golo Berg, Neil Thompson, Jorge Lopez Marìn (Cuba), Olaf Koch and others. More than 25 concertos have been composed especially for Detlef Bensmann (mostly recorded) and he has premiered more than 100 compositions for chamber ensembles or solo pieces. In 1983, he founded the Berlin Saxophone Quartet and in 2006 he founded  “Bensmann-Saxophone-Quartet”, with students of his master-class. After his graduation in Skopje, Ninoslav Dimov continues his studies in Berlin, at the Universität der Kunste, in the class of prof. Detlef Bensmann. He acquired many state and international competition awards, and he is a regular participant at prestigious master classes and seminars for saxophone in Slovenia, France, Germany .... Along his countless solo recitals, Ninoslav has many soloist appearances with Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Bitola Chamber Orchestra, Kosova Philharmonic Orchestra... From 2017, he is founder and appointed artistic director of the International Saxophone and Clarinet Festival “SaxClar” in Skopje, Macedonia. He is associate professor for saxophone at the Faculty of Music in Skopje. Tianhong Wu is a Chinese saxophonist who won a second prize at the first Yamaha Jiangsu wind instrument competition, first prize at the Yangzhou City wind instrument competition, first prize at the German Die Holz Pur wind chamber competition. He graduated composition and composition technology theory at the Nanjing Art University. He is now a graduate of classical saxophone under professor Detlef Bensmann at the Berlin University of Art.

Pai Liu, born 1990 in China, started playing saxophone when he was seven years old. In 2003 Pai Liu won the First prize at the Yamaha Saxophone Competition, and studied at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music. After three years he continued his classical saxophone studies with prof. Li at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 2008 he won the First prize at Bailin International Music Competition. From 2011, Pai Liu studied classical saxophone with Detlef Bensmann and Uwe Steinmetz at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, where he got his Bachelor Degree. Then he continued his Saxophone Master studies with Detlef Bensmann at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.

Detlef Bensmann, soprano saxophoneTianhong Wu, alto saxophonePai Liu, tenor saxophoneNinoslav Dimov, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 12 2018
    19:00

    Bensmann Saxophone Quartet ( Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of )

    recital

    Raymond Moulaert (1875-1962): Andante, Fugue et Final Detlef Bensmann (1958): Two Butterflies in Love Pande Shahov: Saxophone Quartet - Urban Rains, November, OroBedřich Smetana (1824-1884): Vltava / Die Moldau  - I. Die Quele, kalte und warmw Moldau (arr. Detlef Bensmann)

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Binary Canary

Binary Canary is a collaborative improvisation ensemble featuring laptopist Ted Moore and saxophonist Kyle Hutchins. Described as “skilled improvisers, no doubt about it” (I Care If You Listen), their work together since 2013 has included solo and chamber music, free and structured improvisations, and interactive multimedia. Their 2015 album ‘click/blow’ was reviewed as “a full on noise-jazz symphony” (Raised by Gypsies) and a “display [of] individual virtuosity and group musicianship… well worth the listen” (Signals for Images). They have been featured at conferences, festivals, and on series such as the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), New York City Electronic Music Festival (NYCEMF), Electroacoustic Barndance (EABD), North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA), Music Now at the University of North Texas, New Horizons Music Festival (NHMF), Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI), Ars Electroacoustica, The New Ruckus, Patrick’s Cabaret, Punk-Ass Classical, Skewed Visions, and as guest artists at universities across the country. Moore is a doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago studying composition. Hutchins received the DMA from the University of Minnesota with Eugene Rousseau and is Artist/Teacher of Saxophone at Virginia Tech.
Kyle Hutchins, saxophoneTed Moore, electronics
http://www.jefferykylehutchins.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    10:00

    Binary Canary ( United States )

    recital

    Kyle Hutchins (1988), Ted Moore (1987): feedback for feedback saxophone and laptop (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Blair - Mertens Duo and Rye Yokota

Mertens and Blair met in 2015 whilst studying at the Université Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France. The duo have seen their friendship grow into an exciting musical collaboration, and have given performances together in both Asia and Europe over the past two years. Gillian Blair graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class BMus (hons) degree in 2014 and a Masters degree with distinction in 2016. She has won numerous competitions including the International Young Musician Competition. She has performed at festivals and concert series' including the BBC Proms, World Saxophone Congress (St Andrews and Strasbourg), EurSax (Porto) and as a concerto soloist she has performed with ensembles including the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and Oldham Symphony Orchestra. She is on the faculty at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Sheffield. Nathan Mertens graduated from The University of Texas at Austin – Butler School of Music with his Doctor of Music Arts degree in Saxophone Performance and he also received his Master’s degree. He also did additional work at the Université Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France. He completed his undergraduate work at Hastings College in Nebraska, graduating magna cum laude in Saxophone Performance and Woodwind Pedagogy. He is currently based Tokyo, Japan as a recipient of the Monbukagakusho Research Student Scholarship. Mertens has performed concertos with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, Hastings Symphony Orchestra and The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra.  He has been a finalist of the North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition, Arapahoe Philharmonic Concerto Competition, etc.
Gillian Blair, soprano / alto saxophoneNathan Mertens, alto / tenor saxophoneRye Yokota, piano
www.nathanmertens.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    16:00

    Blair - Mertens Duo and Rye Yokota ( Japan )

    recital

    Zack Browning (1953): Right at the Dead End trio for 2 Saxophones and piano (European premiere) 
    Andrew Boss (1988): still untitled (premiere performance) Andy Scott (1966): Tjuonavagge  trio for soprano and tenor saxophones and piano (premiere performance)Lucy Armstrong (1991): The Other Dust trio for 2 saxophones and piano (European premiere) 

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Bohemia Saxophone Quartet

Bohemia Saxophone Quartet (BSQ) is a top Czech music ensemble, which has, since its start in 1990, evolved into a highly professional entity with distinctly specific, well-balanced sound. Due to its rich repertoire the quartet has performed not only in concert halls and theatres, but also at alternative as well as jazz stages. BSQ is characterzed by wide, multi-genre dramaturgy encompassing original classical and jazz repertory for a saxophone quartet, original compositions mostly dedicated to the ensemble, and a large number of transcriptions and adaptations of various music styles and genres by the members of the ensemble. BSQ was a finalist in the IX. Concours International de Musique de Chambre in Paris. They have done concert tours in many European countries as well as in the USA, Israel, Jordan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Indonesia and Kuwait. BSQ has performed at many major international music festivals: Strunypodzimu – Strings of Autumn, Prague Spring Festival, Concentus Moraviae (the Czech Republic), L'Octobre Musical (Carthage), Hofkonzerte im Podewil (Berlin), Sächsich-Böhmisches Musikfestival, Festival of Nations in Tennessee, International Contemporary Music Festival Contrasts (Lvov), Klangspuren (Innsbruck), Saxophonmesse (Dresden) and 3ème stage d'interprétation et de virtuosite Saxiana (Paris).
Pavel Fiedler, soprano saxophoneAntonín Mühlhansl, alto saxophonePavel Škrna, tenor saxophoneKateřina Pavlíková, baritone saxophone
www.bsq.cz
  • Jul 10 2018
    16:30

    Bohemia Saxophone Quartet ( Czech Republic )

    recital

    Michael Nyman (1944): 24 Hours Saxophone Quartet (premiere performance)Michael Nyman (1944): Out of the Ruins for saxophone quartet (premiere performance)Michael Nyman (1944): Miniatures I, II, III for saxophone quartet (premiere performance)

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Branford Marsalis

Growing up in New Orleans as the oldest son of pianist and educator, Branford Marsalis was drawn to music along with his siblings. His first instrument, the clarinet, gave way to the saxophone when the teenage Branford began working in local bands. A growing fascination with jazz as he entered college gave him the basic tools to obtain his first major jobs, with trumpet legend Clark Terry and in Art Blakey’s legendary Jazz Messengers. In 1986 Branford formed a quartet which has been his primary means of expression. He has also excelled in duets with several major pianists. Classical music inhabits a growing portion of Branford’s musical universe. He is frequently heard with leading symphony orchestras including those in Chicago, Detroit, Dusseldorf and North Carolina as well as the New York Philharmonic. He also served as Creative Director for the Cincinnati Symphony’s Ascent series in 2012-13. Broadway has also welcomed Branford’s contributions. His initial effort, original music for a revival of August Wilson’s Fences, garnered a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play and a Tony nomination for Best Original Score Written for the Theater. Branford also provided music for The Mountaintop and served as musical curator for the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun. He formed the Marsalis Music label in 2002. He is also an educator, forming extended teaching relationships at Michigan State, San Francisco State and North Carolina Central Universities and conducting workshops at sites throughout the United States and the world. His numerous awards include three Grammys and (together with his father and brothers) his citation as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts.

www.branfordmarsalis.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    19:30

    Branford Marsalis ( United States )

    croatian radiotelevision jazz orchestra

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Bron Saxophone Quartet

The Bron Saxophone Quartet was founded with the aspiration of putting contemporary music in its historical context. This approach to the saxophone begins with performing on vintage saxophones that are designed true to the intention of its inventor, Adolphe Sax. The resulting tonal world is one that demonstrates the potential of the saxophone as a classical instrument; with the lyricism of strings, the projection of orchestral winds and the sonority of the human voice. These choices are also reflected in the ensemble's name, Bron, which is the Dutch word for source or fountain. Bron's repertoire features music written expressly for the ensemble.  Their collaboration with composers from all around the world has lead the quartet to a deeper appreciation for the creative process and these relationships have in turn, helped to shape their interpretations of contemporary music. Recently, Bron was awarded the Jury Prize at the Fontys, De Toonzaal Ensemblewedstrijd. They were also invited to perform live on national radio (Podium Radio 4 NL). It is the ensemble's hope that Bron will help rehabilitate the image of the saxophone and that their audiences will develop a new appreciation for the saxophone and its many musical virtues.
The Bron Saxophone QuartetCameron Millar, soprano saxophoneNiek Starmans, alto saxophoneHannah Koob, tenor saxophoneOscar Trompenaars, baritone saxophone 
www.bronquartet.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    11:00

    Bron Saxophone Quartet ( Netherlands )

    recital

    Samantha Wolf (1990): Echo Chamber (premiere performance)Christopher Healey (1990): Saxophone Quartet No.1 - II. Presto III. Andante V. Allegro

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Bruno Camargo and I-An Chen

Bruno Camargo is a part of the new Brazilian generation of saxophonists. Awarded in national and international competitions, he obtained his degree in Brazil. First Brazilian student in Jean-Denis Michat's class at the Lyon Conservatory, he prepares for the different competitions and also seeks research to create the repertoire and expansion of the classical saxophone in Brazil and Latin America.
Bruno Camargo, saxophoneI-An Chen, piano
  • Jul 11 2018
    10:00

    Bruno Camargo and I-An Chen ( France )

    recital

    Marlos Nobre (1939): Desafio VIII for alto saxophone and pianoRodrigo Lima (1976): Paisagem Sonora No. 6 for alto saxophone soloHeitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959): Fantasia for saxophone soprano and orchestra

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Bun-Leng Trio

Guillermo Presa graduated with honours at the International Saxophone Class of the Balearic Islands High Conservatory. In 2017 he graduated from the Royal College of Music with a Master of Performance, were he studied saxophone with Martin Robertson as an RCM Scholar. As a soloist, he has performed in the Fruit for Apocalypse Emerging Artists Programme, ME_MMIX Festival, Placa Base Festival and the London BaskFest. He also visited renowned academic institutions such as the College of Music Mahidol University, the Rajchapat Bansomdej Chaophraya University and the Assumption College, where he performed concerts and gave masterclasses. He has performed with the Balearic Islands High Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and the Basque National Youth Orchestra.Wisuwat Pruksavanich studied with Shyen Lee at the College of Music at Mahidol University. He obtained several prizes at national and international level in Saxophone related music competitions: first prizes at the 9th Asian Symphonic Band Competition and Thailand Yamaha Big-Band Competition. Recently the Hard Fairy album was nominated for Best Instrumental Album and Wisuwat himself, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 11th Komchadluek Awards. Today, Wisuwat is a saxophone instructor at Mahidol University’s College of Music and a saxophonist in Cloud Wanderer, Siam Saxophone Quartet as well as a contra-bassoonist in Mahidol Wind Symphony and a bassist (sideman). The path to being a classical pianist for Thai-born Tipwatoo (Pin) Aramwittaya was unusual; her fascination with the science led to her undergraduate studies in biomedical science, before she decided to take her piano performance to the next level. Her debut recital in Bangkok in 2014 was a huge success, which was followed by her obtaining an FTCL diploma. She had the opportunity to work with numerous leading pianists including Ms. Rebecca Penneys, Christopher Harding, Roberta Rust, and several others. At the Royal College of Music, she has been selected to perform in several concerts including the 150 years Bach-Busoni concert, Keyboard Music Festival. Currently, she is studying for her second master’s degree in piano performance at the Royal College of Music, under the supervision of Gordon Fergus-Thompson.
Guillermo Presa, saxophoneWisuwat Pruksavanich, saxophoneTipwatoo Aramwittaya, piano
http://www.wisuwat.com/
  • Jul 10 2018
    09:00

    Bun-Leng Trio ( Spain )

    recital

    Christian Lauba (1952): Massaï for alto and tenor saxophonesFrançois Rossé (1945): Lombric–Biophonie 1 for two alto saxophones and pianoChristian Lauba (1952): Porgy Stride for two alto saxophones and piano

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Caovva Saxophone Quartet

Caovva Saxophone Quartet was founded in 2014 as a result of the common interest of its members in exploring, promoting and exposing the music of Latin American composers. A first objective of this group was to present its proposal to the VXII World Saxophone Congress, which was held in July 2015 in Strasbourg (France). His project entitled "Caovva Quartet Plays the Chamber Music for Saxophone by Aldemaro Romero" was selected from 630 proposals from all over the world to participate in this congress. The members of Caovva Quartet are professional saxophonists based in Colombia where they perform as saxophone professors of some of the main universities of this country. The players of our quartet includes Magister Agustin Castro (professor of saxophone at Universidad de Caldas in the city of Manizales) Dr. Javier Ocampo (professor of saxophone at Conservatorio Antonio María Valencia in the city of Cali), Dr. Esneider Valencia (professor of saxophone at Universidad de Antioquia in the city of Medellín) and Magister Cesar Villamil (professor of saxophone at Universidad Distrital in the city of Bogotá).Currently, Caovva Saxophone Quartet participates actively on establishing a “saxophone school” in Colombia and Latin America. Its performance and master classes has taken them throughout Colombia, Mexico and Portugal. 
Esneider Valencia Hernández, soprano saxophoneJavier Ocampo, alto saxophoneAgustín Castro, tenor saxophone Cesaar Villamil, baritone saxophone  
  • Jul 12 2018
    21:00

    Caovva Saxophone Quartet ( Colombia )

    recital

    The Colombian Saxophone: Two Pieces for Saxophone Quartet by Colombian Composers
    Juan Carlos Valencia (1978): Caovva, Latin American suite for saxophone quartet (premiere performance)
    Carlos Gonzalo Guzmán-Muñoz (1972): Pecowë, traditional music from Colombia (premiere performance)

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Capitol Quartet

Comprised of saxophonists who are teaching faculty at America's leading music schools, the Capitol Quartet has captured the imaginations of critics and audiences alike. Combining innovative repertoire with virtuosic playing and an energetic, engaging stage presence, the Quartet brings a unique brand of entertainment to the concert stage. Since its formation in 1991, the Capitol Quartet has performed regularly at major concert venues throughout the United States, earning wide acclaim for the ensemble's musical versatility and innovative style. Dedicated to advancing music education, the Capitol Quartet regularly performs and lectures at National and State Music Educators conferences. The Capitol Quartet has been featured with the Cincinnati Pops, Indianapolis Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa, Canada), Windsor (Ontario) Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Springfield (MO) Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Imperial Symphony (Fl), Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, the U.S. Continental Army Band and many other symphonies across the country. In 1994, the Capitol Quartet won the prestigious Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition, and in 1997 released its debut recording: American Sketches on the Klavier Records International label. Other recent and widely acclaimed recordings include Balance (2015) on Blue Griffin Records, FLEX (2012) on White Pine Records, the 2001 Summit Records release "Anything Goes", and the innovative 2004 release "Dig" which showcases the Rochester Philharmonic with Jeff Tyzik conducting and producing. 
Christopher Creviston, soprano saxophone Joseph Lulloff, alto saxophoneDavid Stambler, tenor saxophoneHenning Schroeder, baritone saxophone
www.capitolquartet.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    16:00

    Capitol Quartet ( United States )

    recital

    David Biedenbender (1984): AnaphoraCarter Pann (1972): The Mechanics: Six from the Shop Floor - Hoist, Drive Train, Belt, Flywheel, Balance, Trash Stacy Garrop (1969): Hell Hath No Fury Carter Pann (1972): Capitol Punishment

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Carinthia Saxophone Quartet & Gabriel Lipuš

The Carinthia Saxophone Quartet has been vitalising Carinthian cultural life since 1988 with appearances at the Carinthian Summer Music Festival, Millstatt Music Weeks, St. Paul's Cultural Summer Music Festival, and the Wörthersee Classics Festival. The quartet has also been touring abroad (1997 American tour to Las Vegas, New York, Washington and Chicago;  2005 Canberra International Chamber Music Festival;  Collaboration with the Italian based "Teatro Potlach" in Italy, Austria, Great Britain and Denmark). Special emphasis in the work of the quartet is put on safeguarding the original French literature for saxophone quartet, premieres and performances of contemporary compositions - mainly by Austrian composers - as well as surprising audiences with sophisticated arrangements of music from different periods and styles.

Guest singer Gabriel Lipuš teaches singing at the Kärntner Landeskonservatorium in Klagenfurt. Beside teaching he is a very prolific singer and composer.

 

Gilbert Sabitzer, soprano saxophone Gerhard Lippauer, alto saxophone Rudolf Kaimbacher, tenor saxophone Günter Lenart, baritone saxophone & Gabriel Lipuš, tenor
www.saxophonquartett.at
  • Jul 13 2018
    19:00

    Carinthia Saxophone Quartet & Gabriel Lipuš ( Austria )

    recital

    Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Symphony No. 5 in B flat major D 485 - I. Allegro - part of the movement (arr. Günther Lenart)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828): An die Musik D 547 (arr. Günther Lenart)Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Moment Musical No. 3 D 780 (arr. Günther Lenart)Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Die Winterreise D 911 - XII. Einsamkeit, XIII. Die Post (arr. Günther Lenart)Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Divertissement á la hongroise D 818  (arr. Günther Lenart)                                                                        Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Die Winterreise D 911 - V. Der Lindenbaum, XXIV. Der Leiermann (arr. Günther Lenart)  

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Carlos Canhoto

One of the most qualified portuguese saxophonists, Carlos Canhoto was the first to obtain a PhD in Music (Performance). He did this at Aveiro University after having graduated in Saxophone and Chamber Music at Cergy-Pontoise Conservatory, France, with professor Jean-Yves Fourmeau, and Musicology at Universidade Nova in Lisbon. He won several prizes, including the 1st prize at the U.F.A.M. Contest in Paris, in 1995, in the category “Supérieur”, and the 1st Prize at the Ile-de-France contest in Chamber Music, in 1998. He has been very active in the promotion of new contemporary music, working closely with composers like Christopher Bochmann, Antonin Servičre, Pedro Amaral, Amílcar Vasques Dias, António Chagas Rosa, José Carlos Sousa and Eduardo Patriarca, among others. He's a founder and a distinguished member of Síntese, one of the leading contemporary music ensembles in Portugal. He is the Artistic Director of Síntese – Contemporary Music Festival. Among other recordings, in 2016 he issued his CD “SHOUT”, with pianist Natalia Riabova. Carlos Canhoto is currently Professor at Castelo Branco's Higher Education School of Arts (ESART). He's also a researcher at INET/MD in Lisbon. He is a founding member of the Portuguese Saxophone Association and was a member of the Organization Board of the EurSax’17 – European Saxophone Congress.
http://carloscanhoto.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    17:00

    Carlos Canhoto ( Portugal )

    recital

    Amílcar Vasques Dias (1945): Bailações sob a olaiaEduardo Patriarca (1971): Kwatz!Jaime Reis (1983): Inverso sangue: Mármore

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR French Pavilion / Francuski paviljon Savska cesta 25

Caroline Taylor

Caroline Taylor is a Professor of Music at Ouachita Baptist University. Active as both a performer and clinician, Dr. Taylor has premiered works for saxophone throughout the United States and Europe.  As a founding member of the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet, she has performed extensively all styles of chamber music ranging from transcriptions to avant-garde contemporary music. Dr. Taylor has enjoyed frequent invitations to perform at the World Saxophone Congress, numerous conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, the College Music Society, and the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts & Humanities in Waikiki Beach. Her debut compact disc recording “The LYNX Duo: Music for Saxophone & Percussion” was released through Mark Custom Recordings. Dr. Taylor earned both a Master of Music degree in Woodwinds Performance and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Georgia. 
  • Jul 14 2018
    12:30

    Caroline Taylor ( United States )

    recital

    Greg Steinke (1942): Espisodes for saxophone and piano - Introspection, Ebullience Caleb Hugo (1987): Vagrant ContemplationTony Davis (1970): Vaclav's Dream

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Carolyn Bryan

Carolyn J. Bryan is Professor of Music at Georgia Southern University. Bryan received her Doctoral and Master’s degrees in saxophone literature and performance from 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, the Festival of Women Composers International, and meetings of the Florida and Minnesota Music Educators Associations. Her research focuses on developmental literature for the saxophone and music by American women composers. She was a contributor to Women and Music in America Since 1900. Bryan has been involved in numerous orchestral, chamber, and solo premiers and recorded with the Winds of Indiana on Eugene Rousseau’s CD Saxophone Vocalise and the Savannah Jazz Orchestra’s Satin Doll. She has also served as conductor for Georgia Southern Opera and led a professional production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. 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.

  • Jul 11 2018
    13:00

    Carolyn Bryan ( United States )

    lecture

    LectureThe Saxophone Music of Katherine Murdock

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Carrie Koffman

Carrie Koffman teaches at The Hartt School of Music, Dance and Theater at the University of Hartford and at the Yale School of Music. Prior to this, she held positions as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Penn State University, at the University of New Mexico, and taught at Boston University. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in 26 states, 12 countries and on 5 continents. Her recording projects include the recent CD’s Carillon Sky, Dialogues and Dragon Rhyme. One review in Fanfare Magazine calls her playing “suave, subtly nuanced, and technically secure in its every gesture”, while another refers to her “melting tone and touching sensitivity.” She also has an ongoing recording and performing series entitled Pink Ink that is dedicated to promoting the music of living women composers. Committed to new music, commissions and premieres include over 50 compositions. Her saxophone students have placed in over 100 different performance competitions including winning 19 university concerto competitions at four different universities. Koffman holds a bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a masters degree from the University of North Texas. Koffman is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and teaches Yoga for Performers. 
www.carriekoffman.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    14:15

    Carrie Koffman ( United States )

    recital

    Gilda Lyons (1975): what you want (substance free) (premiere performance)Tawnie Olson (1982): Cerulean (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Carrie Koffman

Carrie Koffman teaches at The Hartt School of Music, Dance and Theater at the University of Hartford and at the Yale School of Music. Prior to this, she held positions as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Penn State University, at the University of New Mexico, and taught at Boston University. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in 26 states, 12 countries and on 5 continents. Her recording projects include the recent CD’s Carillon Sky, Dialogues and Dragon Rhyme. One review in Fanfare Magazine calls her playing “suave, subtly nuanced, and technically secure in its every gesture”, while another refers to her “melting tone and touching sensitivity.” She also has an ongoing recording and performing series entitled Pink Ink that is dedicated to promoting the music of living women composers. Committed to new music, commissions and premieres include over 50 compositions. Her saxophone students have placed in over 100 different performance competitions including winning 19 university concerto competitions at four different universities. Koffman holds a bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a masters degree from the University of North Texas. Koffman is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and teaches Yoga for Performers.
www.carriekoffman.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    10:15

    Carrie Koffman ( United States )

    masterclass

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR French Pavilion / Francuski paviljon Savska cesta 25

Cascatelle Saxophone Quartet

The Cascatelle Saxophone Quartet is a promising young ensemble founded in February 2017 at the Zürich University of the Arts, performing both classical and contemporary music. The four musicians mentored by professor Lars Mlekusch, made their debut as a quartet at the opening of the exhibition at Museum of Design in Zürich. In May 2017 the ensemble had an opportunity to work with a contemporary Columbian composer Germán Toro-Pérez and perform his great piece "Musique de Saxophone" at Atelier zeitgenössische Musik at ZHdK. In the near future the Cascatelle Saxophone Quartet is planning to participate in chamber music competitions, to create and organize different artistic projects and to cooperate with composers to enlarge the saxophone repertoire.
Paulina Pitenko, soprano saxophone Faustyna Szudra, alto saxophoneVincent Magnin, tenor saxophonePisol Manatchinapisit, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    16:00

    Cascatelle Saxophone Quartet ( Switzerland )

    recital

    Daniel Schnyder (1961): Saxophone Quartet - Vivace, Scherzo, Lento/tempo rubato, Presto/Finale, Epilog Rudolf Kelterborn (1931): Saxophone Quartet

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Chi Him Chik

Chi Him Chik is an active performer and improviser from Hong Kong. Graduated from Bowling Green State University, under the direction of Dr. John Sampen, Chi Him is now pursuing his Master’s Degree at The University of Missouri Kansas City with Professor Zach Shemon. Chi Him is the first Hong Kong saxophonist to advance into the semi-final round in the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition. He is also the prizewinner of the 48th Annual Bowling Green State University Competition in Music Performance, the 55th Annual Lima Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, and the 2015 and 2016 Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition. As an advocate of new music, he has performed inmany differentcountries and has premiered a number of works by composers including Dai Fujikura, Mikel Kuehn, James Mobberley, Narong Prangcharoen, and more.
chihimchik.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    13:30

    Chi Him Chik ( United States )

    recital

    James Mobberley (1954): A Plurality of One (European premiere performance) David P. Landon (1986): The Pilgrimage (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Chi Him Chik and Ying-Ting Lin

Chi Him Chik is an active performer and improviser from Hong Kong. Graduated from Bowling Green State University, under the direction of Dr. John Sampen, Chi Him is now pursuing his master’s degree at The University of Missouri Kansas City with Professor Zach Shemon. Chi Him is the first Hong Kong saxophonist to advance into the semi-final round in the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition. He is also the prizewinner of the 48th Annual Bowling Green State University Competition in Music Performance, the 55th Annual Lima Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, and the 2015 and 2016 Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition. As an advocate of new music, he has performed in many different countries and has premiered a number of works by composers including Dai Fujikura, Mikel Kuehn, James Mobberley, Narong Prangcharoen, and more.
Chi Him Chik, saxophoneYing-Ting Lin, electronics
https://soundcloud.com/ying-ting-lin
  • Jul 11 2018
    17:15

    Chi Him Chik and Ying-Ting Lin ( United States )

    recital

    Ying-Ting Lin (1986): (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

China Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble

Established in 2012, the China Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble is a professional chamber ensemble group founded and directed by professor Manlong Li, classical saxophone professor in China Conservatory. Ensemble has performed and premiered wide range of works worldwide, and has appeared in variety of domestic events related to saxophone. The China Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble has been belauded and recognised as one of the highest rank saxophone chamber group in the country. A graduate from China Central Conservatory, Manlong Li studied with Professor Wu Zhang and Chunxiao Tao, respected clarinet educators. Since 2000, Manlong Li serves as a faculty in China Conservatory of Music, China Central Conservatory, Attached Middle School of China Central Conservatory, Minzu University of China, Beijing Vacational Institute of Local Opera and Arts, Beijing Long Island International Art Institute. He is known as the "leading educator of the classical saxophone in China". He wrote several instruction ranging from beginner's to professional level, from classical hits to traditional music. He has held hundreds of lectures and recitals.
China Conservatory Saxophone EnsembleBin Wang, Jia-nian Wang, Jie Huo, Meng Ke Yan, An-Hao Yin, Hui Li, Jia-Ru Chi, Zi Zheng Xu, Yu Tian Shang Guan, Yijun Ning, Yue Lu, Jing Zhang, Zhe Han Liu, Shang Zhen Yang, Yifei Wu, Zhihao Li
  • Jul 11 2018
    15:30

    China Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble ( China )

    ensemble performance

    Zang Dongsheng: Qing Yi Shen Chang (Deep Affection) (arr. Manlong Li)
    Mao Ruan (1926), Liu Tieshan: Dance of the Yao tribe (arr. Manlong Li)
    Ma Ke (1918-1976): The White Haired Girl (arr. Manlong Li)
    Anonymous: Variations on the theme of Chinese Opera (arr. Manlong Li)
    Anonymous: Bu Yi Hua Hao Hong  (arr. Manlong Li)

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Chris Collins

Chris Collins is a professional jazz woodwind player who has toured throughout Japan, South Africa, Europe and North America as the leader of his own ensembles and as a featured soloist. Cited as holding a singular place in the jazz scene of Detroit, he is also a Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at Detroit’s Carnegie I research university — Wayne State University, and the President and Artistic Director of the Detroit Jazz Festival (the largest free jazz festival in the world.)He has performed at jazz festivals including: Cork, Ireland, Montreux-Switzerland, Panama, Pori, Nice, North Sea, and Glasgow — And won numerous awards, including the first American to receive the Brusoni Award in Italy in 2011.In addition to his work on commercial recordings and film soundtracks, including the soundtrack for the award winning Paramount Pictures release "The Big Night", and Television series Leverage and the Librarian, Collins’ jazz solo work can be heard on the CD "A Hot Night In Paris" The Phil Collins Big Band (Atlantic)and numerous jazz releases. Collins has performed with artists including Danilo Perez, Pistol Allen, Lou Rawls, Mel Torme, Marcus Belgrave, the Detroit Jazz All-Stars, Doc Severinsen, Matt Michaels, The Turin Philharmonic 900, and the Detroit Symphony OrchestraHe has presented numerous workshops and residencies around the world including the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Torino Italy, Berklee Global Jazz Institute,Tokyo Japan, Europe, South Africa, Glasgow, Scotland, and at numerous national conferences on topics including jazz saxophone/improvisation, world-music influences, and distance jazz education.www.ramponecazzani.it

Christopher Brellochs

Christopher Brellochs is a saxophonist, conductor and an educator who has performed in numerous musical styles throughout the United States, from well-known New York City venues like Birdland, the 55 Bar and Smoke to prestigious Carnegie Hall. International performances have included guest appearances in France and Germany. Brellochs’ recordings include Quiet City (2011) which features the world premiere recording of Aaron Copland’s complete incidental music for Quiet City; the recording received radio play on National Public Radio: Weekend Edition and Performance Today, and print reviews in Gramophone (Awards 2011) and Der Spiegel magazines. Brellochs is Chair of the Music Program at SUNY Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York where he conducts the Mid-Hudson Community Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, and typically teaches Music Theory, Aural Skills and History of Music. He has also created a YouTube video series on music theory.
www.christopherbrellochs.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    12:00

    Christopher Brellochs ( United States )

    lecture

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Christopher Bryant Anderson

Dr. Christopher Anderson is currently on the faculty of Richland Community College in Decatur, IL. Additionally, Dr. Anderson maintains a large private studio in the Champaign-Urbana area and served as sabbatical replacement for Debra Richtmeyer at the University of Illinois in the fall semester of 2016. Dr. Anderson has established himself internationally as a specialist in new music for saxophone. He has had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous composers, and has most recently premiered works by Stephen Taylor, Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang, Robert Lemay, and Christian Lauba.
www.andersonsaxophone.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    13:00

    Christopher Bryant Anderson ( United States )

    recital

    Robert Lemay (1960): Ariana KaboulRobert Lemay (1960): Tengu Maï (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Christopher Creviston and Hannah Creviston

Christopher Creviston has played venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Paisley Park and the Apollo Theater. As soloist and with the Capitol Quartet, Creviston has been featured with bands and orchestras across the U.S., including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. He performs regularly with the Capitol Quartet and in duos with pianist Hannah Creviston and guitarist Oren Fader. In addition to several established recordings, Creviston’s most recent releases include the "Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Band" by William Bolcom with conductor Gary W. Hill and the Arizona State University Wind Orchestra, and a disc entitled "Breaking" which presents works commissioned/co-commissioned by the Creviston duo from composers Stacy Garrop, Mark Lanz Weiser, Katherine Hoover and John Fitz Rogers. Creviston is now on the faculty at Arizona State University. In January of 2017, Creviston became President-Elect of the North American Saxophone Alliance.
Christopher Creviston, saxophoneHannah Creviston, piano
www.christophercreviston.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    11:15

    Christopher Creviston and Hannah Creviston ( United States )

    recital

    John Anthony Lennon (1950):  for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Christopher DeLouis

Christopher DeLouis is an avid soloist, chamber musician and educator based in Morgantown (West Virginia). With a passion for all styles of music ranging from traditional to contemporary, he has given concerts and clinics across the Midwest and the Washington D.C. and Southern New England areas. He has commissioned and premiered numerous works for the saxophone as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble. He has frequently appeared at the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, the Annual New England Saxophone Symposium, Bowling Green State University New Music Festival and the University of Nebraska Kearney New Music Festival. Christopher has been a semifinalist in the Plowman National Chamber Music Competition and has won prizes in the Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition and the MTNA Chamber Music Winds Ohio State Competition. Christopher is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree on a University Provost Fellowship at West Virginia University. He holds a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor's degree in both Music Education and Saxophone Performance from the University of Rhode Island. His principle teachers include Michael Ibrahim, John Sampen and Jared Sims.
www.christopherdelouis.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    18:00

    Christopher DeLouis ( United States )

    recital

    Jean-Patrick Besingrand (1985): IzanamiAnthony Donofrio (1981): Interfere David Reminick (1979): Gray Faces

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Chun-Hao Ku

Chun-Hao Ku was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He got his bachelor degree in saxophone at Tunghai University in Taiwan, and he has studied in Paris at CRR de Cergy-Pontoise with Jean-Yves Fourmeau on Saxophone, and François Poly on early music interpretation. He later studied with Alexandre Souillart at CRD de Puteaux on Perfectionnement level. He got the Diploma DEM and Prix de Perfectionnement on Saxophone and the certificat of Performance at Musik und Kunst der Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien in the class of Lars Mlekusch in 2017. He is currently a musician at Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Society, ISCM-TW Ensemble and Trio Lalumière. Ku is the artist director of I-Saxo and SBE Project. In 2014 and 2016, he organized the first and the second I-Saxo International Music Workshop in Taipei and has been invited to be the producer of 2016-2017 Taipei International New Music Festival. He has performed numerous commissioned works and has been a soloist with many professional orchestras. Ku has shared the stage with many international musicians, including Stephan Hussong, Ian Bostridge, Baldur Brönniman, etc. In 2016, Ku released his début album Le son, l’image. 
  • Jul 12 2018
    12:30

    Chun-Hao Ku ( Taiwan )

    recital

    New Sounds in TaiwanYi-Cheng Lin: Journey into the World of Dimensions for solo alto saxophone and electronics - The Earth, Start the Journey, A World of Metal, A Violent World with Fire, A World composed with Spirits, Back to the Earth, The Parallel Universe 

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Claude - Odile Delangle Duo

  • Jul 13 2018
    16:15

    Claude - Odile Delangle Duo ( Croatia )

    recital

    Aurélien Marion-Gallois (1980): Variations
    Théatre musical... ou deux DEBUSSY (1918-2018: centenaire de la mort de DEBUSSY!) à confirmer...

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Claude Delangle

  • Jul 10 2018
    20:00

    Claude Delangle ( France )

    soloist with orchestra

    Philippe Leroux (1959): L'Unique trait de Pinceau

    VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL / KONCERTNA DVORANA VATROSLAVA LISINSKOG VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL / KONCERTNA DVORANA VATROSLAVA LISINSKOG Trg Stjepana Radića 4

  • Jul 13 2018
    12:00

    Claude Delangle ( France )

    lecture

    Philippe Leroux (1959): L'Unique trait de Pinceau

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Clément Himbert

French saxophonist Clément Himbert studied with Georges Porte, Vincent David as well as Claude Delangle and graduated from the Paris National Conservatory in 2008. International competition winner as chamber musician and soloist, he was awarded in 2005 the first grand prize of the International Music Competition "Pacem in Terris" in Bayreuth (Germany). He is engaged in contemporary music and has worked with Pierre Boulez, Mauricio Kagel, Peter Eötvös or Régis Campo and was recently dedicated the Gérard Pesson’s composition Blanc mérité. He has performed the concerto repertoire in halls such as the Bayreuth Markhaus Opera, the Châtelet Theatre and the Cité de la Musique in Paris or the Athens Parnassos Hall. Clément Himbert also performs as guest solo artist with several ensembles and orchestras in versatile repertoires; he maintains regular collaboration with Châtelet theater and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (conductors Myung-Whung Chung, Pascal Rophé, Alexander Briger, Mikko Franck). With electronic artist Olivier Sens and choreographer Zexuan Huang they explore interactions between sound, light and movement, through projects regularly presented in China. His research interests lie in the fields of interpretation and creation; he defended a performer’s doctoral thesis in 2017 Between composer and performer: analysing a process of creating a new work, under the supervision of Professor Jean-Marc Chouvel (Sorbonne University) and Claude Delangle (Paris Conservatoire).  
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:00

    Clément Himbert ( France )

    cantus ensemble

    Gérard Pesson (1958): Blanc mérité for saxophone and ensemble

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Clifford Leaman

Critics have hailed Clifford Leaman as "an artist of the first order (...) intuitive, exciting, and enthralling" (Paul Wagner, The Saxophone Journal). "Leaman reveals himself to be {an} artist of technical brilliance and emotional commitment. (...) The range of colors is impressive..." (Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide). Associate Dean, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Saxophone at the University of South Carolina, Leaman is in great demand as a soloist and clinician and has performed and taught throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, France, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand, Taiwan and in China. Leaman has recorded four compact discs with piano, and two additional discs with percussionist Scott Herring as the RoseWind Duo. In addition to his work with piano and marimba, Leaman has performed as a concerto soloist with numerous Wind Ensembles and Orchestras and has recorded concerti by Brant, Bassett and Dahl. He has given masterclasses at major schools of music and conservatories across the globe. Leaman is an avid supporter of contemporary music and he has commissioned and given the world premiere performances of over 30 works, including concerti by William Bolcom, Leslie Bassett, Frank Ticheli and Michael Colgrass.
  • Jul 10 2018
    14:30

    Clifford Leaman ( United States )

    masterclass

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Connie Frigo & Guests

American saxophonist Connie Frigo is an internationally accomplished soloist, chamber musician, teacher, speaker, and founder of numerous festivals. Highlights of her career include six years with the premiere U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C.; seven years touring nationally as the baritone saxophonist with the New Century Saxophone Quartet; guest artist recitals, masterclasses and summer workshops in Europe, South America and the United States, including the American Saxophone Academy and The Great Plains Saxophone Workshop; and faculty positions at the Universities of Tennessee and Maryland before arriving to The University of Georgia, where she serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone. In 2017 with The Yargo Trio (flute, saxophone, piano), she released the album “Voices, Reimagined” with Mark Records. She is a Fulbright Scholar (Holland), and graduate of Ithaca College (BM), U. of Illinois (MM), Conservatorium van Amsterdam and U. of South Carolina (DMA). Her teachers are Steven Mauk, Debra Richtmeyer, Clifford Leaman and Arno Bornkamp.

 

Connie Frigo, saxophoneBranford Marsalis, soprano saxophoneCasey Dierlam, piano
  • Jul 11 2018
    19:30

    Connie Frigo & Guests ( United States )

    recital

    Art Songs and Improvisation
    Western Art Songs
    Gabriel Faure (1845-1924): Apres un reve (arr. Connie Frigo)
    Gabriel Faure (1845-1924): Les Berceaux (arr. Connie Frigo)Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Allerseelen (arr. Connie Frigo)
    American SongsAaron Copland (1900-1990): Long Time Ago (arr. Connie Frigo)Traditional: Shenandoah (arr. Jon Grier) Jay Ungar (1946): Ashokan FarewellJohn Frederick Coots (1897-1985): For All We Know (Sam M. Lewis)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Connor Mikula and Will Healy

Connor James Mikula is a Distinguished Fellow at Michigan State University, pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance, studying with Professor Joe Lulloff. He earned a Masters of Music in Saxophone Performance from University of Michigan, studying with Dr. Timothy McAllister and Bachelors of Music in Saxophone Performance with a minor in Jazz from Michigan State University, studying with Professor Joe Lulloff and Professor Diego Rivera. Walking on the Ceiling, Connor’s first CD, was released by Blue Griffin Records (2017). He performed the world premiere of the CD’s title piece at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France in 2015. Connor was chosen a Yamaha Young Performing Artist, a national competition which recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Connor has won competitions in the U.S. and Europe including: Winner, New Music Sessions solo competition in Cortona, Italy; winner, Winds/Percussion Division, University of Michigan Concerto Competition; winner, National Lima Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition; winner, Midwest Young Artists Walgreens National Concerto Competition, Woodwinds; winner, Norbert Mueller Concerto Competition; winner, Grand Rapids Symphonic Band Competition; and winner, Senior Division State and East Central Finals of the MTNA’s National Competition.
Connor James Mikula, saxophoneWill Healy, piano
connorjamesmikula.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    13:00

    Connor Mikula and Will Healy ( United States )

    recital

    Will Healy (1990): Sonata for saxophone and piano - Overture, Sarabande, Toccata (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Cortona Session Saxophone Collective

The h2 quartet (Geoffrey Deibel, Jeffrey Loeffert, Kimberly Goddard Loeffert and Jonathan Nichol) has partnered with the internationally recognized new music festival, The Cortona Sessions for New Music, to create a weeklong summer saxophone program held in beautiful Cortona, Italy in early July 2018. In addition to h2 quartet, the faculty for the Cortona Sessions Saxophone Collective (Christopher Creviston, Hannah Creviston, Joseph Lulloff and John Nichol) includes some of the most sought after saxophonists and pedagogues working in the United States. Taking place before the 2018 World Saxophone Congress, this new workshop will be titled the Cortona Sessions Saxophone Collective (CSSC) and should attract saxophonists from both the United States and Europe. This World Saxophone Congress performance would feature an ensemble comprised of faculty and students from the 2018 Cortona Sessions Saxophone Collective performing exciting new music for saxophone ensemble. 

Jared Waters, Jeffrey Loeffert, Christopher Creviston, Damian Cheek, Jeffrey Allardyce, Caroline Halleck, Claire Salli, Jacob Nance, Goeffrey Deibel, Joseph Lulloff, Nate Soules, Kaylee Bernard, Drew Hosler, Connor Pratt, Eric Zheng, Matthias Kowol, Leonardo Aguilar, Grace Pawluszka, Abby Shepard, Abraham Nunez, Dylan Matheny, Matthew Hartson, Jonathan Nichol, Evan Harris, Sean Bradley, Ben Macdonald, Kyle Mikat, Robert Alm, Alexander Nguyen, Kimberley Goddard Loeffert, Spiro Nicolas, Matthew Floeter, Jaymee Lamprecht

John Nicol, conductor

h2quartet.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    18:30

    Cortona Session Saxophone Collective ( United States )

    ensemble performance

    Roger Zare (1985): Mare Tranquillitatis Karalyn Schubring (1999): SunburstMasamicz Amano (1957): Deux Danses  - Danse Melancholique, Danse Antipathetique

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Cuarteto Itálica

Cuarteto Itálica was founded in 1989 by José Antonio Santos (teacher of saxophone of the C.S.M. "Manuel Castillo" of Seville). The ensemble is characterized by working closely with composers with the aim of encouraging the composition of music for the quartet of saxophones in particular, and the saxophone in general. The result has been the creation of numerous works dedicated and premiered by the group of composers such as César Camarero, Paco Toledo, Violeta Cruz, Ramón Roldán, Enrique Busto, Romero Ramírez, José Zárate, Nuria Núñez, Paco Molina, Robert Lemay, Orie Sato, etc. They have participated in numerous festivals and concerts, such as the Martín Codax Music Festival, the Cadiz International Contemporary Music Festival, the XII World Saxophone Congress in Montreal (Canada), the Andalusian Saxophone Days (organized by the own quartet), XIII World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis (USA), XIV World Saxophone Congress in Ljubljana (Slovenia), EurSax (Ciudad Real), SaxOpen (Strasbourg, France), FISP (Palmela, Portugal), concerts in Seville, Alcalá de Henares, Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, etc.
Lidia Muñoz Mora, soprano saxophoneJosé Manuel García Martínez, alto saxophoneAntonio Domínguez Fernández, tenor saxophoneJesús Núñez González, baritone saxophone
http://cuartetoitalica.wixsite.com/cuartetoitalica
  • Jul 13 2018
    13:00

    Cuarteto Itálica ( Spain )

    recital

    María José Arenas (1983): Babaluayé (premiere performance)
    Fernando Villanueva (1976): About the State of MatterVioleta Cruz (1986): El pudor de lo falsificado (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Current Saxophone Quartet

Current Saxophone Quartet was founded in Oslo (2010) out of the common wish of performing contemporary music written for saxophone quartet. The quartet’s main interest is to commission and perform music especially written for the ensemble. The quartet has played at the World Saxophone Congress XVI and XVII, the Scandinavian Saxophone festival and in 2016 Current has toured with both concerts and masterclasses in England, Spain, France and Finland in addition to several concerts in Norway.Anders Abelseth is currently a master student at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. He has a bachelor's degree from The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and has a Post Graduate from Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona. Anders is an active performer in different contemporary music arenas.Åshild Henriksen has a master degree in classical saxophone from the Norwegian Academy of Music. In her studies her main project was performing and researching contemporary and folk music from different countries. Today she works as a freelance musician in professional ensembles in Norway and as a soloist performer.Gudrun Faleide Fristad finished her master's degree, from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo in 2012 and has since then been active as a freelance saxophonist both with her own projects, and contemporary music duos and as a substitute in all the six professionals wind bands in Norway and the Oslo Philharmonic. After audition in 2014 she started in 2015 as a full-time employee, as a saxophone player, in the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces North-Norway. Silje Eckhoff Varhaug is educated as a musician and a pedagogue from The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway. Currently she lives in Oslo and works as a freelance musician in various stages and settings. At the same time, she works as a conductor and a saxophone teacher. 
Current Saxophone QuartetAnders Abelseth, soprano saxophoneÅshild Henriksen, alto saxophoneGudrun FaleideFristad, tenor saxophoneSilje Eckhoff Varhaug, baritone saxophone
www.currentsax.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    10:00

    Current Saxophone Quartet ( Norway )

    recital

    Klaus Egge (1906-1979): String Quartet Op.5  Largo Funebre, Allegro, Andante Fugato, Finale: Allegro collective by Current: Current Distractions

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Damiano Grandesso

Damiano Grandesso (1990) is an Italian saxophonist, member of Five Sax and Milano Saxophone Quartet. He played in major concert halls of the world: Musikverein Vienna, Taipei National Concert Hall, Teatro del Lago Chile, Citè de la Musique Paris, Concertgebouw Brugge, Konzerthouse Vienna, Bruxelles Flagey, Gasteig Munich, Belgrade Concert Hall and Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Damiano is passionate about contemporary music and he has premiered over 40 new pieces. He usually works with composers such as Giovanni Bonato, Mario Pagotto, Leonardo Schiavo, Alberto Schiavo, Federico Zattera, Gianni Giacomazzo, and Pier Damiano Peretti, Christian Lauba. He regularly gives masterclass in Italy, Spain, Serbia, South America and Asia. Since 2012 he has been invited several times to perform with the Bruxelles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. Damiano is first prize winner of 12 national and international competitions. He recorded CDs with for ARS, Azzurra Music, and Orlando Records. He is the artistic director of Alpen Classica Festival.
www.damianograndesso.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    12:30

    Damiano Grandesso ( Italy )

    recital

    Philippe Hurel (1955): Opcit Luca Francesconi (1956): Tracce Luca Francesconi (1956): Notturno

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Daniele Panzitta

Daniele Panzitta is an Italian saxophonist and teacher. In 1994, after gaining some experience in a local concert band, he started to study saxophone in the Conservatory of Vibo Valentia. In 2001, he finished his studies and graduated at the top of his class and started to study with Armando Ghidoni. At the same time he attended the University of Calabria (Academic Courses of Aesthetic and History of Music) where he graduated in 2004. During this time, he played across Italy as a soloist and as a part of ensembles. With the Sator Quartett he performed at the XIV World Saxophone Congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2006 he got his Jazz Diploma. His pedagogical book "Manuale Completo di Sassofono" was published in 2017. He is currently a saxophone teacher at a high school in Vibo, Valentia.

David Nabb and Sae Lee

David Nabb is Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Born and raised in Iowa, he holds both a Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music degrees in Multiple Woodwind Performance from Indiana University and a PhD in Music Education from the University of North Texas. Since surviving a catastrophic stroke in 2000, Nabb has worked with Jeff Stelling to develop a saxophone that can be played with the right hand only. Nabb has demonstrated his toggle-key saxophone throughout the world and is often asked to speak and write about music for persons with disabilities. In 2013, David Nabb and Jeff Stelling received the first-ever OHMI/Ars Electronica prize for their work on the toggle-key saxophone at Bruckner Hall in Linz, Austria. Previously, they received awards from VSA, NAMM, and NAPBIRT at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Nabb has written articles on music making for people with disabilities for number of national publications, including Music Educators Journal, Flöte Aktuell, The Flutist Quarterly, The Journal of the American Occupational Therapy Association and The Journal of Research in Music Education. David Nabb plays a Yamaha saxophone adapted to the Stelling brass & Winds Toggle-key saxophone mechanism by Jeff Stelling.
David Nabb, saxophoneSae Lee, piano
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  • Jul 12 2018
    13:00

    David Nabb and Sae Lee ( United States )

    recital

    Ida Gotkovsky (1933): Brillance  - Declame, Desinvolte, Dolcissimo, Final

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

David Stambler and Hannah Creviston

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, saxophonist Dr. David Stambler has established himself as a dynamic and active performer throughout the United States, performing both jazz and classical music. His concert activities include recitals and appearances as a symphonic soloist, as well as “on-call” engagements as saxophonist with many orchestras including the Annapolis Symphony, the Bay Atlantic Symphony, the Richmond Symphony, the National Gallery Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and others. He has performed extensively internationally and has appeared with dozens of orchestras across the United States as saxophonist and manager of the renowned saxophone ensemble, the Capitol Quartet. A veteran of thousands of professional performances, he has performed at concert halls and jazz festivals throughout the U.S. Stambler has recorded with Capitol Quartet, Baltimore Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, numerous pop artists, and has played clarinet and saxophone on dozens of nationally broadcast radio and television commercials, soundtracks and video games. Dr. Stambler studied clarinet at the Oberlin Conservatory and then received his Bachelor of Music degree in saxophone from The University of Michigan, where he was a student of Donald Sinta. He is currently Professor of Saxophone at Penn State University.
David Stambler, saxophoneHannah Creviston, piano
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:15

    David Stambler and Hannah Creviston ( United States )

    recital

    Evan Hause (1967): Windy Day PoemDavid Stambler (1963): Phaedrus Waking (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Debra Richtmeyer and the MIT Saxophone Ensemble

MIT (Made in Taiwan) Saxophone Ensemble was formed in 2013 by Taiwanese saxophonists who have studied in the United States, France, Japan, Thailand, and the Netherlands. The MIT has held over 50 concerts and events since forming and has collaborated with numerous great musicians. In 2016, the MIT invited Lars Mlekusch to serve as the artistic director. Lars Mlekusch is a saxophonist, conductor and educator. He has performed throughout the world and has taught master classes at many renowned institutions. He has served as a jury member at prestigious international competitions, is a professor of saxophone and chamber music at the Music and Arts University of Vienna and the Zurich University of the Arts and is on the faculties of the European Saxophone University Gap, the Impuls Academy Graz and the Arosa Music Academy. He is the founder and Artistic Director of both the Vienna International Saxfest and the Zurich International Saxfest and serves as the Artistic Director and Conductor of The MIT Saxophone Ensemble. Debra Richtmeyer, a renowned soloist and pedagogue, has performed and taught master classes throughout North America and Europe and in China and Thailand.  She was the first woman to perform a featured concerto with orchestra and to give a master class at the World Saxophone Congress. She has performed as concerto soloist with numerous bands and orchestras and was principal saxophonist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony. She has been Professor of Saxophone at the University of Illinois and at the University of North Texas and has adjudicated state, national and international competitions including the third Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition. Richtmeyer a Honorary Life Member and Past-President of the North American Saxophone Alliance.
Li-Fong Chen, Pin-Hua Chen, Charles Hon Sun Ng, Wei-Hsi Chen, Meng-Shuan Lin, Tzu-Yun Huang, Tsung-Tzu Lee, Pai-Haw Huang, Cheng-Yen Chang, Po-Fang Chang, Chih-Yu Chang, Kuan-Wen Chen Debra Richtmeyer, saxophoneLars Mlekusch, conductor
www.illinoissaxophonestudio.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    17:00

    Debra Richtmeyer and the MIT Saxophone Ensemble ( United States )

    ensemble performance

    Alexander Glazounov (1865-1936): Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra, Op. 109 (arr. Shinji Limori)

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Delian Duo

Delian Duo was born at the Delian Academy for New Music (Greece), in June 2017. Bera Romairone (saxophonist) and Kanae Mizobuchi (singer) were collaborating with composers and creating new works which have been premiered in Grypario Cultural Center in Mykonos. Bera Romairone born in Ayacucho, Argentina, was a student at the National University of Arts in Buenos Aires where she obtained the first Prize in the First Chamber Music Competition of the UNA. In 2011, she received a scholarship to study with Arno Bornkamp in the Netherlands. She continued  her studies of saxophone and contemporary chamber music with Marie-Bernadette Charrier at the Conservatory of Bordeaux and finished her Master degree at the HEMU de Lausanne obtaining the Paléo HES-SO prix. Currently, she takes part of the interdisciplinary collective Young Blood Initiative and participates in different festivals of contemporary music. Kanae Mizobuchi was educated at the Kunitachi College of Music in Japan. She continued her studies at the Conservatoire of Strasbourg in the class of Françoise Kubler and Marie Kobayashi. She is passionnate about contemporary music and participated in many masterclasses (with Philippe Manoury, Pascal Dusapin, Geroge Kurtag, Peter Eötvös...). In 2017 she was guest artist at the Delian Academy for new music.
Bera Romairone, saxophoneKanae Mizobuchi, soprano
www.beraromairone.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    12:15

    Delian Duo ( Switzerland )

    recital

    Alexandros Spyrou (1989): Amphilogos  for saxophone and soprano voice (premiere performance)Yukari Misawa (1987): Masked Music (premiere performance) Jorge Diego Vázquez (1978): Tu m’abandonnes lentement

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Diago José-Modesto

Diago José-Modesto is a member of a research group of Historia Actual of the Universidad de Cádiz where he graduated in Advanced Studies in the Program of Geography and History. He is a professor of Saxophone at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid and a teacher of English as a foreign Language at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has performed as soloist and has given lectures about the history of music and organology at several European countries and in the United States. He has published several researching articles. He currently teaches saxophone in the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Manuel de Falla de Cádiz (Spain) and is carrying out doctoral studies related to the historical survival of the saxophone. Diago José-Modesto is the director and producer of the acclaimed audiovisual documentary SaxRevolutions: Adolphe Sax’s life, and founder of SaxResurrection, a publishing firm to bring to light the forgotten repertory of the nineteenth-century saxophone. 
www.SaxRevolutions.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    13:45

    Diago José-Modesto ( Spain )

    documentary film

    Documentary film by José-Modesto DiagoRevisited SaxResurrecition: Adolphe Sax’s life 

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Diego Vergari & Guest Cellist

Diego Vergari was born in Feltre in 2003 and is now a resident of Cutrofiano, Italy. Here he started the clarinet study with Giacobbe Doria and Raffaele Vecchio. During the school years he has participated in several competitions where he obtained excellent results. He won first prizes at the 4th International Music Competition "Erik Satie" in Lecce, ''Donato Russo Prize" Music Competition, etc. He has also attended mastercalsses with Otis Murphy, Claude Delangle and others. In 2016 he attended the pre-academic course of Saxophone with Fabio Sammarco at the "Niccolò Piccinni" Music Conservatory of Bari.
  • Jul 10 2018
    09:30

    Diego Vergari & Guest Cellist ( Italy )

    recital

    Stefano Pelagatti (1961): Invenzione capricciosa (premiere performance)Guido Donati (1949): Saxcelle - Danse Lente, Solioque, Final (premiere performance)Guido Donati (1949): Quando i due fiumi s'incontrano - Introduzione, Ostinato, Allegro (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Dionisios Roussos and Sae Lee

Born in Athens in 1979, Dionisios Roussos studied saxophone at the Athens Conservatory. He graduated with high honours from the class of Th. Kerkezos). He has also attended master classes with Jean Marie Londeix. He won many prizes - in 1998 he took the Chamber music award from the Athens Conservatory and in 1999 the Award of the national radio and broadcasting corporation E.R.T. In April 2006 he was awarded the gold medal at the national competition and in April 2007 he got the 1st prize at the International saxophone competition in Lamia. As a soloist he has performed with the Louisiana Symphonietta (U.S.A), Guang-Xi Symphony Orchestra (China), Harbin Symphony Orchestra (China), Jeju Philharmonic Orchestra (S. Korea), Athens National  Broadcasting  Orchestra, Athens Orchestra of Colors and Athens Contemporary Orchestra. He gave recitals in the US (Louisiana, Texas and Missouri), in China (Beijing, Guang-Xi) and Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki), as well as in in Cyprus and Italy. He is a member of the Athens Saxophone Quartet, (Greek and American soloists), and a member of the Piraeus Saxophone Orchestra.
Dionisios Roussos, saxophoneSae Lee, piano
  • Jul 12 2018
    11:00

    Dionisios Roussos and Sae Lee ( Greece )

    recital

    John M. Kennedy (1958): Lamentations: Hayasdan  for alto and soprano saxophone and piano

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Dirk Zygar

Dirk Zygar, born 1964, lives in Hamburg and grew up in Liberia, Westafrica. He studied saxophone under John Tchicai. Besides being an instrumentalist, he is a composer, arranger, music teacher for saxophones clarinets, and musicology in Berlin and Hamburg. He is the leader and baritone-saxophonist of the Berlepsch-Saxophone-Quartett in Hamburg. He is interested in research of musical heritage of West African and Northern German ethnic music. For some time he has been living as a new-wave-musician in Berlin wandering in-between European musical cultures and jazz. Zygar is composing works for saxophone quartet and solo saxophone, for schooler-ensembles and publishes workbooks for saxophone.

www.dirk-zygar.de
  • Jul 13 2018
    14:00

    Dirk Zygar ( Croatia )

    recital

    Dirk Zygar (1964): The Nearness of the Baritone Sax, a little suite in three movements for baritone solo

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Domen Koren and Sae Lee

Domen Koren was born in Ljubljana in 1995. He began his studies with prof. Betka Bizjak Kotnik at Music School Moste-Polje at the age of 8 and later continued his studies at the Conservatory of music and ballet in Ljubljana in the class of Lev Pupis. He is currently in the first year of Master studies in the class of Matjaž Drevenšek at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. As an exchange student he was improving skills at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, in the class of Joonatan Rautiola. Koren has been awarded several first prizes and golden plaques in national and international competitions. As a soloist he has performed twice with the wind orchestra of the Conservatory of Music in Ljubljana and twice with the Slovenian Philharmonics. He is very active as a chamber musician. As a member of  different groups he has performed numerous concerts around Slovenia as well as across the Europe. Apart from his busy concert schedule, Koren collaborates with young Slovenian and foreign composers and regularly substitutes in many professional orchestras, such as the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, the RTV Symphonic orchestra, Slovenian Police Orchestra and Orchestra of Slovenian Army. After the audition, he was accepted both to Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Schleswig-Holstein Festival orchestra with which he performed in famous concert halls.
Domen Koren, saxophoneSae Lee, piano
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  • Jul 12 2018
    15:30

    Domen Koren and Sae Lee ( Slovenia )

    recital

    Leon Firšt (1994): Hidden Motives Matej Bonin (1986): Momentum II Luka Jamnik (1982): Pena prelom (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Domino Group

The Domino Group was formed in the UK in 2016, from students of conservatoires in Manchester and London. The ensemble’s idea is to explore the contemporary saxophone repertoire and show a different side of classical saxophone playing. This new ensemble consists of four independent professional young musicians who decided to join their musical abilities in order to create inspiring performances. In a short space of time the ensemble has already been a part of several projects with the most recent being a tour in Switzerland organized by Maria & Walter Strebi-Erni Foundation in July. The members of the quartet have been actively participating in various musical projects too, which include Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, EurSax in Porto, EUYWO in Luxembourg; also are further developing their proficiency with world-renowned saxophone players in masterclasses and lessons.
Emma McPhilemy, soprano saxophoneLucinda Dunne, alto saxophoneVykintas Civas, tenor saxophoneDavid Zucchi, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    11:30

    Domino Group ( Netherlands )

    recital

    Ida Gotkovsky (1933): Quatour de Saxophones - Misterioso, Lent, Lineaire, Cantilene, Final

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Don-Paul Kahl

Described by distinguished American composer John Corigliano, as an "artist beyond his time," concert saxophonist, Don-Paul Kahl has performed throughout Europe, the United States, Australia, and South-East Asia. He has appeared as soloist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony, and the Susquehanna University Orchestra. As an avid chamber musician, Don-Paul is active with the international saxophone quartet, Ensemble du Bout du Monde (EBM), his duo with clarinetist, Jackie Glazier, Duo Entre-Nous, and with the mixed ensemble, Hectuor Quartet. Don-Paul was a prizewinner at the prestigious 4th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Bangkok, Thailand. He was also awarded the Harriett Hale Woolley Scholarship for study in Paris, France. Currently, Don-Paul is working as a freelance saxophonist based in Belgium and is also a doctoral candidate for the Ph.D in Artistic Research with KU Leuven and the Orpheus Institute. He holds degrees from Susquehanna University, University of Florida, and Lemmensinstituut. His primary mentors are Marcus Weiss, Jean-Michel Goury, Jonathan Helton, Geoffrey Deibel, and Gail B. Levinsky, with additional study with Frederick L. Hemke.
www.donpaulkahl.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    15:00

    Don-Paul Kahl ( Belgium )

    recital

    Chris Dench (1953): poly(m)metric threadsStratis Minakakis (1979): Ta Entos

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Du Hanfeng & guest Anna Stepanova

Du Hanfeng was born in 1989 and started learning saxophone at the age of 12. He took part in the national competition of wind instruments of young performers at the age of 14 where he won First Prize. He later entered the Wuhan Conservatory with the highest scores at the age of 17. Hanfeng became interested in jazz and lead a conservatory band. He also created a quintet of saxophonists at the age of 19 and the ensemble won first prize in the Asian jazz festival. He served in the army when he was 21, his rank was captain of the Air Force of China, and there he directed a brass band. He also took part in the parade dedicated to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of China's air force and was awarded the President's Medal of Honor. In 2015 Hanfeng graduated from Odess Ushinskiy National Pedagogical University where he was taught by Anna Stepanova. He took part in several master classes, including those by Bob Mintzer (USA), Pawel Gusnar (Poland) and Florent Monfort (France). He co-organized the International Competition of Young Performers Golden saxophone (Ukraine), took part in the work of international jury of Breath (Russia), and he organizes festivals and masterclasses across China. He is currently engaged in scientific postgraduate study of Odesa Ushinskiy National University.
Du Hanfeng, saxophone& guest musicianAnna Stepanova, saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    12:15

    Du Hanfeng & guest Anna Stepanova ( China )

    recital

    Ivan Olenchik (1952): Spanish SketchesVolodymyr Runchak (1960): Tet-a-tet for two saxophones

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Duncan - Rodríguez Duo

An internationally acclaimed performer and educator, Preston Duncan has on over 65 occasions appeared as a soloist with large ensembles at prestigious venues. Duncan was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and has won numerous awards and prizes including 1st prize in the MTNA National Woodwind Competition. He was the featured performer and educator at the 1st Taiwanese National Saxophone Festival, the 12th Encuentro Universitario Internacional de Saxofón in Mexico City and Saxfest Costa Rica and the featured performer at the 4th International Festival of Saxophones in Montevideo, Uruguay. He currently teaches at the University of Minnesota and, during the summer, at Ticino Musica International in Lugano Switzerland and Shell Lake Arts Center. Ramonet Rodríguez has taken various courses in the field of classical guitar with outstanding masters. He has completed studies in the flamenco guitar field, in Madrid and Andalucía, with ethnomusicologist Ana Vega Toscano, guitarrist Oscar Herrero and concert artists Manolo Sanlúcar and Víctor Monge "Serranito". He has played as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Symphony Orchestra and the String Orchestra of the University of Costa Rica, the National Philharmonic Orchestra and others. Rodríguez has three record productions and a book Estudios para Guitarra. He obtained with honors the degree of Graduate in Music and a Masters of Arts degree with honorable mention at the Universityof Costa Rica. He is currently a Professor at the School of Musical Arts at the University of Costa Rica.
Preston Duncan, saxophoneRamonet Rodríguez, guitar
prestonsaxophone.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    20:00

    Duncan - Rodríguez Duo ( United States )

    slovenian armed forces band

    Antonio Ruda Peco (1938): Palindromía Flamenca

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Duo Aliada

The Wiener Musikverein said it best, Duo Aliada consists of two “outstandingly talented and creative musicians”, namely saxophonist Michal Knot and accordionist Bogdan Laketic. Since their foundation in 2013, the duo has quickly caught the attention of the classical music world, which resulted in securing a busy concert schedule with more than 100 performances in over thirty countries, many in illustrious concert venues such as the: Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Tonhalle Zürich and the Hermitage Theatre in Saint Petersburg. It all began with their staggering success at the 12th annual Fidelio Wettbewerb, where Duo Aliada unanimously won Grand Prix and was awarded with the Prize “Artist of The Year 2014” sponsored by HFP Steuerberater Wien. In 2015, The duo recorded their debut studio album “New colours of the past” with ARS Produktion and it has been received with tremendous critical acclaim. They were also selected for the international program “The New Austrian Sound Of Music 2016-17”, a prestigious sponsorship platform funded by the Austrian Government. Duo Aliada have been regularly featured on popular radio broadcasts such as ORF1, SWR2, BR Klassik, and Radio Klassik and they couldn’t be more excited to continue sharing their music with audiences all around the world.
Michal Knot, saxophoneBogdan Laketic, accordion
www.michalknot.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    19:30

    Duo Aliada ( Austria )

    recital

    Tomasz Skweres (1984): Passages for saxophone and accordionRyō Noda (1948): Le gardin secret 2 for saxophone and accordion (premiere performance)Chick Corea (1941): Selection from Children's Songs for piano solo (arr. Michal Knot, Bogdan Laketic)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Duo Altera

Tereza Novotná and Alice Lin both studied at Prague conservatory, but finally met in 2015 in the music school where they work. Since their first performance in 2015, they knew they belong together. Their favorite music of czech composers of 20th and 21st century. Tereza Novotná studied saxophone at Prague conservatory in the class of Mr. Pavel Fiedler. Now she is continuing her studies at The University of Ostrava in the class of dr. Zbigniew Kaleta. In the year 2016 she studied with Pawel Gusnar in Warsaw. She is a member of the ATAM Saxophone Quartet and also cooperates with chamber ensembles and orchestras. Alice Lin studied piano at the Prague conservatory in the class of František Maxián and Eva Boguniová. She is now at the end of her studies at The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the piano class of František Malý. She has participated and was highly ranked in the several competitions: Competition of Conservatories (2009) and International competition of Fryderyk Chopin in Mariánské Lázně (2013). 
Tereza Novotná, saxophoneAlice Lin, piano
  • Jul 13 2018
    09:00

    Duo Altera ( Czech Republic )

    recital

    Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942): Hot SonateKarel Husa (1921-2016): Elégie et Rondeau 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Duo Antipodes

For two years, Royal Northern College of Music postgraduate students Sarah Byron and Sam Rodwell have been performing and commissioning repertoire for saxophone and guitar. This novel pairing of instruments abandons tradition and explores fresh chamber music possibilities for the saxophone. Australian born saxophonist, Sarah Byron is an award-winning musician with performances in Australia, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Sarah has performed as soloist in John Williams’ Escapades, given the Australian premiere of Michael Colgrass’ Urban Requiem and the European premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s ‘From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook’ at the 2017 European Saxophone Congress. Currently studying with Rob Buckland at RNCM, Sarah’s postgraduate studies have been generously supported by the Muriel Berry and Gyles Thomas Lyth Scholarships. Sam Rodwell completed his undergraduate at RNCM with a first class honours degree under the tutelage of Craig Ogden and is currently completing his Masters in performance. Sam was the first guitarist in nearly 30 years to win the RNCM String Department ‘Salon Prize and has placed as a finalist in the highly prestigious ‘RNCM Gold Medal’, Ivor Mairants Guitar Competition and The Royal Overseas League strings sectional.
Sarah Byron, saxophoneSam Rodwell, guitar
  • Jul 13 2018
    14:30

    Duo Antipodes ( United Kingdom )

    recital

    Andy Scott (1966): Nemesis - I, II, IIICarmel Smickersgill (1996): Hush (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Duo Azar

It is a real artistic frenzy which pushes Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach and Wang Wenjiao to reclaim all repertoires, including transcriptions from Bach to Poulenc, while remaining at the forefront in the era of contemporary music. Dedicatees of several works, the two musicians collaborate regularly with composers such as Marco Stroppa, Frédéric Durieux, Bruno Mantovani, etc. The cultural field of the two inexhaustible-energy performers has led them to play in places such as the Museum of Orsay, the Orangerie Museum, the “Grand Salon des Invalides”, the “Cité de la Musique” or the castle of Nantes. Duo Azar is regularly invited to perform in France and abroad. Summer 2011 led them especially to Beijing and to Buenos Aires for concerts and public lectures. Formed in 2008, Duo Azar obtained a Master of chamber music in 2012 at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in the classes of Claire Désert and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Duo Azar recently distinguished itself by obtaining prizes in the Saxiana international chamber music competition with saxophone, the Adolphe Sax International Competition (Paris) and the international competition of Dreux. Having both studied at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach and Wenjiao Wang are also both prize-winners at numerous national and international competitions such as Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, Safran Foundation, Alfred Reinhold Foundation and the National Competition of China. A first album based on Spanish music and tango (Duo Azar plays Albéniz, Ravel, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla) was released in March 2011 at P.A.I Records.
Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach, saxophoneWang Wenjiao, piano
www.duoazar.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    15:15

    Duo Azar ( France )

    recital

    Benjamin Attahir (1989): Coincidence (dedicated to Duo Azar) Yumiko Yokoi (1982): act V (dedicated to Duo Azar) 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Duo Breedlove

Founded in 2014, Duo Breedlove is a saxophone and percussion duo comprised of faculty members at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Dr. Christopher Barrick serves as the head of the Department of Music, and the James & Ann Bumpass Distinguished Chair of Music at UAFS. As Associate Professor of Music, he directs the UAFS Jazz Band and teaches applied saxophone. He is a regular performer at the International Saxophone Symposium and North American Saxophone Alliance conferences. Originally from New Jersey, Barrick holds music degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Tennessee, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tommy Dobbs is Instructor of Music at UAFS, where he teaches the percussion studio and directs the Lions Athletic Band. He holds doctoral and masters degrees in percussion from Florida State University and a BM degree from the University of North Florida. Dobbs is co-principal percussionist with the Fort Smith Symphony. 
Christopher Barrick, saxophoneTommy Dobbs, percussion
  • Jul 14 2018
    14:00

    Duo Breedlove ( United States )

    recital

    Marc Mellits (1966): Escape Enter, Swerve, Cortex, Escape, Antique, Pendulum, Exit Jamie Wind Whitmarsh (1988): Peridot for alto saxophone and vibraphone / pipeophone

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Duo Entre-Nous

Duo Entre-Nous is a clarinet and saxophone ensemble dedicated to the evolution and continued progression of new music. Formed in 2014 by Don-Paul Kahl and Jackie Glazier, the duo performs and commissions new repertoire for saxophone and clarinet. Thus far the duo has commissioned composers from America, France, Spain, and Australia, garnering new pieces in a variety of different styles. Devoted to music education, the duo is active in teaching positions in the United States. They have given masterclasses and lectures at universities and conservatories throughout the US and Europe. Recognized both nationally and internationally, the duo has the mission to bring an excellence and performance and practice to all avenues of their work. Individually, the two have won major international competitions for clarinet and saxophone, accordingly. Living in two separate major performance continents allows them to access a wider network to disseminate their work further. A long-term goal of the ensemble is to advocate for the unique sounds and artistic merits of this duo and to bring attention to the fascinating possibilities between these two instruments. 
Don-Paul Kahl, saxophoneJackie Glazier, clarinet
www.duoentrenous.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    17:00

    Duo Entre-Nous ( Belgium )

    recital

    Chris Dench (1953): Polyme(t)ric Threads (premiere performance) María Eugenia Luc (1958): New Work (premiere performance) 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Duo Loopismo

The saxophonists Arne Marsel and Christian Eder formed Loopismo, a unique duo project in 2012. After several years’ collaboration, including the saxophone quartet melo-X, both saxophonists are now undertaking an unusual ‘Journey of Sound”. Loopismo combines traditional woodwind instruments like the alto, soprano, baritone saxophones and the clarinet with voice, percussion, Jew’s harp and electronic sources of sound and effects, including loop devices and the EWI (electric wind instrument). All sounds are created and programmed by Loopismo themselves, which results in very high standards of sound aesthetics. Traditional saxophone playing is extended through contemporary playing techniques such as microtonality, multiphonics, slap tonguing, as well as blowing and key clicks, which are also looped as rhythms. Both musicians present a concert experience with a wide spectrum. Own compositions and arrangements are recorded during the performance as double- voiced sequences. The recurring loops provide the basis for motifs and melodies as well as improvisation. In addition, asynchronous loops give rise to special effects. This technology provides new and diverse sound dimensions ranging from single sound to the polyphony of a big band structure. The musical stylistics of Loopismo are composed of three groups: the sound of old European music (based on baroque and middle age melodies and sacramental spheres of sound), contemporary Jazz (specific compositions for saxophone and the possibilities of the instrument’s tone and sound effects in connection with electronics, enriched with a healthy pinch of groove and improvisation as a powerful means of expression) and world jazz (sound and melody influenced by the variety of global ethnic music connected to and expanded upon by the harmonics of jazz and improvisation).
Arne Marsel, saxophoneChristian Eder, saxophone
www.loopissimo.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    20:00

    Duo Loopismo ( Australia )

    recital

    Arne Marsel (1963), Christian Eder (1966): B in P
    Arne Marsel (1963), Christian Eder (1966): Myrocc
    Arne Marsel (1963), Christian Eder (1966), Gabriele Riegler: Laos
    Arne Marsel (1963): Kryll
    Arne Marsel (1963), Christian Eder (1966): Zen
    Arne Marsel (1963), Christian Eder (1966): Pontem in futurum
    Arne Marsel (1963), Christian Eder (1966): India koromandia
    Arne Marsel (1963), Christian Eder (1966): Duple duple
    Arne Marsel (1963), Christian Eder (1966): Piper E
    Arne Marsel (1963), Christian Eder (1966): TemptationSidney Bechet (1897-1959): Egyptian fantasy  (arr. Loopismo)John Surman (1944): Edges of illusions  (arr. Loopismo)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Duo Mestizaje

Lorena Ríos Gómez started her saxophone studies at the Network of Music Schools of Medellín. She gained a Master in Art degree from the University of Antioquia, where she studied with Esneider Valencia and Wilson Ferrer, and a postgraduate degree in Saxophone Performance in the Superior Conservatory of Music in Castile and Leon, (Salamanca, Spain) with Maestro Andrés Gomis. In 2012 she was the winner of the ICETEX scholarship for Young Talents. She has played with different Medellín groups such as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Medellín, the EAFIT Symphonic Orchestra, the Children and Youth Orchestra of Medellín, and the University of Antioquia’s Symphonic Band, with which she has performed in different Colombian cities. She currently works as a researcher of the Latin-American saxophone music. She hopes to, through collaborations with Colombian composers, to nurture the saxophone repertoire available today. She also teaches saxophone at the University of Antioquia and the Network Music Schools of Medellín. She is the saxophone player of the women’s group Tahonnas enclave and performs with Trío Mestizaje and the Somnus Quintet.
  • Jul 10 2018
    14:00

    Duo Mestizaje ( Colombia )

    recital

    Aldemaro Romero (1928-1997): Concerto for Paquito - Allegro, Andantino, Without indication

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Duo Montagnard

Duo Montagnard was formed in 2002 and has performed over 300 concerts in all 50 states, 20 countries on 6 continents. Festival performances include the Chautauqua Institution, Scandinavian Saxophone Festival and North-West University New Music Week (South Africa). The duo has commissioned, premiered and recorded more than 40 works. Joseph Murphy has been the saxophone professor at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania since 1987, where he has also served as Department Chair and Director of Bands. He received the bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University (OH), and Master and Doctoral of Musical Arts degrees from Northwestern University. He received a Fulbright Award for a year of study in Bordeaux (France), where he received a Premier Prix. He is a clinician for the Selmer Corporation. Murphy has been involved in commissioning and premiering more than fifty new works for the saxophone, including pieces by Libby Larsen, Michael Colgrass, John Harbison, Bernard Rands and Gunther Schuller. Guitarist Matthew Slotkin is an acclaimed performer, teacher and scholar, and has appeared in venues on six continents. A commitment to contemporary music has resulted in premieres of works by composers Linda Buckley, John Anthony Lennon, Scott Lindroth and John Orfe. Recordings on Summit, Centaur and Liscio labels have been praised  as "a magnificent achievement". Slotkin directs the guitar program at Bloomsburg University and has given masterclasses at Oberlin Conservatory, Northwestern University, Victorian College of the Arts (Australia), ESMAE (Portugal), National University of La Plata (Argentina) and the Alexandria Guitar Festival. He received the Bachelor, Master  and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied guitar with Nicholas Goluses.
Joseph Murphy, saxophoneMatthew Slotkin, guitar
www.duomontagnard.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:00

    Duo Montagnard ( United States )

    recital

    Baljinder Sekhon (1980): Balancing ActGregory Wanamaker (1968): Taking Turns - Wind up, wind down, Slowly Turning, Spin

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Duo NoVex

Duo NoVex is a new music ensemble bringing the talents of French percussionist Victor Hocquet and Israeli saxophonist Noa Mick. The duo began its journey in 2017 as they were invited to perform as guest artists at the Ensemble Linea International Summer Academy in Strasbourg, France. The main focus of their work is interdisciplinary performances. Through visual art they find new sounds and ways to bring a unique sound experience on stage and communicate it to audiences. By working with composers, the duo commissions new repertoire, as well as, interprets the existing repertoire with a fresh perspective. After having premiered a new work by Argentinian composer, Carlos Grätzer, NoVex is currently working on new projects with visual art and dance to be premiered in 2019.
Noa Mick, saxophoneVictor Hocquet, percussion
  • Jul 10 2018
    11:30

    Duo NoVex ( France )

    recital

    HYPERPHASEPierre Jodlowski (1971): CollapsedAlex Mincek (1975): Nucleus

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Duo Novum

Duo Novum consists of two young and talented Slovenian musicians, saxophonist Jan Gričar and accordionist Nejc Grm. They met whilst attending the Conservatoire of music and ballet Ljubljana and continued their studies at the Academy of music in Ljubljana. During their studies, they attended many competitions and both received numerous prizes as solo artists. For their hard work, umpteen concerts and successful competitions they were both awarded with the highest and most prestigious student award, the Prešeren award of University in Ljubljana. After graduating with the highest grade “summa cum laude” they decided to continue their studies abroad. Jan finished his studies at the Regional conservatory in Versailles and CNSM de Paris, whereas Nejc went to Switzerland, Hochschule für Musik Basel and Germany, Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. Despite working in different countries, their passion for chamber music, the pursuit of new challenges and the discovering of new sounds brought them together. With an idea of developing the lack of repertoire for this interesting instrumental combination, the duo works with composers such as Nina Šenk, Matej Bonin, Olli Virtaperko as well as with professors Claude Delangle and Miha Rogina. Duo Novum has appeared internationally on major concert series in Slovenia, France, Belgium and Germany. Their concert in Brussels, where they have performed in honour of the Slovenian Cultural Day, the 25th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence and 70 years of the Society of Slovene Composers was a very big success.
Jan Gričar, saxophoneNejc Grm, accordion
www.jangricar.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    12:00

    Duo Novum ( Slovenia )

    recital

    Matej Bonin (1986): Dialog for alto saxophone and accordion Naoki Sakata (1981): Between for saxophone and accordion 
    Krzysztof Penderecki (1933): Three Miniatures - Allegro, Andante cantabile, Allegro ma non troppo (arr. Duo Novum)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Duo Sakaki

SAKAKI is a pun. First meaning is surnames: Sakai + Akaki. Second meaning is sakaki (Cleyera japonica), flowering evergreen tree. Sakaki tree is sacred tree in Japan, and written with the kanji which combines “tree” and “spirit”. Yuya Sakai is assistant professor of music education at the University of Miyazaki, Faculty of Education. As a soloist, he was awarded 3rd Prize at the 5th YOKOHAMA International Music Competition, and Fukuoka Educational Association Prize at the 58th Nishinihon International Music Competition. His current research focuses on saxophone pedagogy. Shunsuke Akaki is a concert saxophonist and lecturer of Yamano Music co., LTD. As a soloist, he has won 1st Prize at the 1st Tivoli Junior Saxophone Competition (Current Kurashiki International Saxophone Competition) and was a finalist in the 10th Osaka International Music Competition. He has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Okayama Philharmonic Orchestra.
Yuya Sakai, saxophoneShunsuke Akaki, saxophone
  • Jul 12 2018
    09:00

    Duo Sakaki ( Japan )

    recital

    Nobuhito Sato (1990): Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga relude - Kounomaki, Otsunomaki, Heinomaki, TeinomakiTamezo Narita (1893-1945): Hamabe no uta (arr. Takashi Haga) 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Duonarchie

Gerald Preinfalk, saxophoneIren Seleljo, piano
www.geraldpreinfalk.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    13:00

    Duonarchie ( Austria )

    recital

    Bernhard Lang (1957): Loops for Gerry - Monkey chant, After Math, Green Dolphy Street, R&R, Dreamtime, Dreamtheme Mannheim 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

El Dorado Quartet

El Dorado Quartet connects the masterpieces of the saxophone quartet repertoire with the never-ending creation of new music - the future with the past.
Carlos Canhoto, soprano saxophoneJosé Eduardo Correia Magalhães, alto saxophoneAndré Correia, tenor saxophoneJorge Oliveira, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    11:00

    El Dorado Quartet ( Portugal )

    recital

    Christopher Bochmann (1950): Movements 
    Christopher Bochmann (1950): Dance Sketches Christopher Bochmann (1950): Quartet (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Elizabeth Rosinbum

Elizabeth Rosinbum is passionate about helping young artists attain their personal and professional career goals. After her undergraduate studies in Music and Psychology and Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance, she made it her life’s work to educate young musicians and empower others to perform their absolute best both in work and on stage. Her lectures inspire artists across disciplines to build confidence, create a clear vision for their future, and develop the necessary skills to build a thriving business. Elizabeth maintains a multi-faceted career as an educator, performer, speaker and clinician. She now has a student waitlist and is the head private instructor in one of the top band programs in Texas. Elizabeth has commissioned and premiered works for saxophone throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. She has spoken at several conferences and at universities throughout Texas, Michigan, and Illinois. Elizabeth gives hundreds of educational masterclasses to students in middle school, high school, and college, and counsels other clinicians in three states. She thrives on mentoring individuals and helping others expand their interests and skillsets. Whether it’s the fear of the stage or the fear of not living up to their potential, she helps people get out of their comfort zone and conquer their fears for ultimate personal and career success.
elizabethrosinbum.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    09:00

    Elizabeth Rosinbum ( United States )

    lecture

    The Critical Inner Voice: Overcoming Performance Anxiety

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Elysian Quartet

The newly formed Elysian Quartet is comprised of graduate students at the University of Oklahoma who have all competed and placed in chamber music competitions, as well as solo competition. Some of the chamber music competitions include the Music Teacher’s National Association Chamber Music Competition (2d place winner 2016, and 3rd place winner 2017), the Coltman National Music Competition (2nd place winner 2017), the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (Semifinalist 2017, Quarterfinalist 2013), as well as university-sponsored competitions like the Central Michigan University SAI Small Ensemble Competition (1st place winner 2014 and 2017, 2nd place winner 2016). The OU Graduate Quartet plans to compete in a multitude of competitions this year, including the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, the Music Teacher’s National Association Chamber Music Competition, and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Elysian QuartetJared Waters, soprano saxophoneDamian Cheek, alto saxophoneEvan Harris, tenor saxophoneSpiro Nicolas, bariton saxophone

Emma Di Marco and Catherine Likhuta

A 2017 Churchill Fellowship recipient, Dr. Emma Di Marco is an Australian classical saxophonist who maintains a fulfilling portfolio career as a performer, chamber musician, educator, artistic director, and researcher. She is a Sessional Lecturer in Saxophone, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (2014 to present) and an educator at Emma Di Marco Music. She is also a saxophonist with Queensland Symphony Orchestra and a soloist with Queensland Wind Orchestra & Mueller International Chamber Orchestra. She has performed at the XVI World Saxophone Congress in St Andrews, Scotland & XVII World Saxophone Congress, Strasbourg, France. She has commissioned almost two dozen commissions of new works for saxophone & saxophone quartet. Emma is a founding member of the Barega Saxophone Quartet.
Emma Di Marco, saxophoneCatherine Likhuta, piano
www.emmadimarco.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    10:15

    Emma Di Marco and Catherine Likhuta ( Australia )

    recital

    Catherine Likhuta (1981): Motions for alto saxophone and piano (European premiere)Catherine Likhuta (1981): Stolen Memories (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Emma McPhilemy and Hannah Creviston

Emma McPhilemy is an international soloist and performer with a highly unique and versatile style to her playing. She performs regularly throughout the UK, Europe and China as a soloist and as leader of ‘The Abelia Saxophone Quartet and ensemble’. She recently graduated from The Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class Honours degree, under the tuition of Rob Buckland, Andy Scott and Carl Raven and is currently studying as a postgraduate at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama with John Harle. Recent highlights include  touring Europe, the UK and China as the Musical Director and saxophone soloist in Bill Whelan’s production of ‘Riverdance’, winning the ‘Star Award’ from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and performing as part of the RNCM’s most prestigious competition final, Gold Medal. Emma has also managed several collaborative projects and international tours and performances with other conservatoire students around the UK to China, Switzerland, Portugal and Strasbourg.

Described as “impressive and expressive” (Fanfare Magazine) and “superb...[with] great dexterity, rhythm, and touch” (American Record Guide), Hannah Creviston is Assistant Professor of Practice (Piano Pedagogy), Director of the Music Prep Program, and Coordinator of Class Piano at Arizona State University. She received her B.Mus. in Piano Performance and Music Education with a Piano Pedagogy concentration from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, studying with Eugenia Tsarov. A researcher and presenter on the effects of music on children with autism, she holds an M.M. in Piano Performance and an M.MuED in Early Childhood/Elementary Music Education from the University of South Carolina where she studied piano with Scott Price. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU in Fall 2012, Creviston was on the faculty at the Crane School of Music.

Emma McPhilemy, saxophoneHannah Creviston, piano

ENDeM kvartet

  • Jul 14 2018
    10:00

    ENDeM kvartet ( Croatia )

    recital

    Dubravko Detoni (1937): Zaboravljene muzikeMargareta Ferek-Petrić (1982): Melankolija Gegen RakijaDeni Pjanić (1990): new piece for saxophone quartet (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Ensemble de Saxophones Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine Saxophone Ensemble is made of all the instruments of the saxophone family and includes twelve students of the PESMD Bordeaux Aquitaine and of the Conservatoire Jacques Thibaud of Bordeaux. This ensemble, with its many sound possibilities, ranges from a small group of chamber music to a full ensemble. From its beginning, its goal has been to promote the repertoire and to develop musical literature for this family of instruments, in close collaboration with the composers.
Emma Benchikh, Alberto Chaves, Kimberly Cruel, Pablo De la Fuente, Sergio Eslava, Carmen Ferrando, Luis Fernando Herrera, Anthony Jacobs-Remacle, Zhongpei Li, Diego Alonso Martinez, Carlos Ordóñez, Carmen Salguero, Adrian Sánchez 
  • Jul 13 2018
    19:15

    Ensemble de Saxophones Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine ( Spain )

    recital

    Simone Movio (1978): Incanto XIIIFrancesco Filidei (1973): ErpiceIvo Malec (1925): Lumina

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Ensemble de Saxophones de Montréal

The Ensemble de Saxophone de Montréal was formed in 2016 and consists of professional saxophonists in Montréal. These musicians strive to explore existing repertoire for saxophone ensemble, while also commissioning new works for the genre with a focus on Quebecois composers. They are working to standardize the saxophone ensemble as a performing formation. In order to nurture and develop interest from young saxophonists, they have initiated concerts where students will perform alongside our ensemble. The ensemble hopes that this project will help increase the visibility and the pertinence of the formation.
Tommy Davis, Jennifer Lachaine, Stef Jackson, Clio Isis Theodoridis, Yara Nakhle, Thomas Gauthier-Lang, Audrey Paquette, Jean-François Guay, Corinne Lanthier, Sébastien Hébert-Plante
www.ensemblesaxmontreal.com

Ensemble du Bout du Monde

The Ensemble du Bout du Monde is a collective made up of four classically trained saxophonists from Australia, France, Israel, and the United States. As a contemporary ensemble, they are constantly searching to place art in unexpected and truly unique situations. The saxophone quartet, their tool to make art through music, has sought to create a paradigm shift in the contemporary concept of what this already versatile ensemble is. Interested equally in breaking away from the classic view of a quartet, the ensemble members deem it necessary to collaborate in a cross-cultural way between the arts and other humanities. Formed, developed, and trained in France, EBM brings four disparate people and cultures together to envision a creative and innovative collective for which there exists no boundaries or limitations.
Noa Mick, soprano saxophoneKay Zhang, alto saxophoneQeuntin Darricau, tenor saxophoneDon-Paul Kahl, baritone saxophone
www.ensembleduboutdumonde.com

Ensemble du Bout du Monde

The Ensemble du Bout du Monde is a collective made up of four classically trained saxophonists from Australia, France, Israel, and the United States. As a contemporary ensemble, they are constantly searching to place art in unexpected and truly unique situations. The saxophone quartet, their tool to make art through music, has sought to create a paradigm shift in the contemporary concept of what this already versatile ensemble is. Interested equally in breaking away from the classic view of a quartet, the ensemble members deem it necessary to collaborate in a cross-cultural way between the arts and other humanities. Formed, developed, and trained in France, EBM brings four disparate people and cultures together to envision a creative and innovative collective for which there exists no boundaries or limitations.
Noa Mick, soprano saxophoneKay Zhang, alto saxophoneQeuntin Darricau, tenor saxophoneDon-Paul Kahl, baritone saxophone
www.ensembleduboutdumonde.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    14:30

    Ensemble du Bout du Monde ( France )

    recital

    Isandro Ojeda García (1989): EQUAL No. 1Daniel Cabanzo (1979): Black under White Brightness

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Ensemble Rayuela

The Ensemble Rayuela was founded in 2017 at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. This project is enriched by the influences of different cultures (Japan, Italy, Spain and France), the curiosity of exploring different music styles and the collaboration with other instruments. Despite its recent foundation, Ensemble Rayuela has already had the opportunity to perform at the Philharmonie de Paris (Grand Salle Pierre Boulez) for the season "Prelude au Concert", "Automne Musical du Grand Chatellerault" and they were selected by the association "Jeunes talents" for the 2017-18 season. The Ensemble Rayuela collaborated with the tubist Sebastian Perez in the recording of his CD promoted by the "Fondation Meyer". They are currently completing a Masters in Chamber Music as a saxophone quartet, in the class of David Walter at the CNSMDP.
Rui Ozawa, soprano saxophoneRaquel Paños, alto saxophoneNahikari Oloriz Maya, tenor saxophoneLivia Ferrara, baritone saxophoneNagai Kishin, piano
  • Jul 11 2018
    18:15

    Ensemble Rayuela ( France )

    recital

    Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983): Sérénade en La mineur for saxophone quartet and piano Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Quintet No. 2, Op. 81 - I. Allegro, ma non tanto, III. Scherzo (furiant), Molto vivace (arr. Nahikari Oloriz Maya)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Enzo Favata

In his long concert career, Enzo Favata presented his music in many prestigious Festivals and venues around the world, and has performed and recorded with great musicians like the Argentine master Dino Saluzzi, trumpeter Enrico Rava, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Metropole Orkest the famous orchestra of Dutch Radio Television, Dave Liebman one of the best saxophone players in the world, Guinga Brazilian guitarist, Omar Sosa, Jan Bang, best electronic musician, but also other good musicians like the African singers Dudu Manhenga and Hope Masike from Zimbabwe, Ivan Mazuze from Mozambique. Currently he has to his credit 16 CD releases and a number of movie music scores, some of which won prestigious prizes at International Film Festivals. He is 'also the author of "soundscapes" for museums and exhibitions. He is the artistic director of the International Music Festival the Straits, in Santa Teresa Gallura, Sardinia Island, characterized by an innovative program, praised for sensitivity towards green environment and landscape, with famous concerts taking place at sunset or sunrise by the Sardinian sea.

www.janaproject.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    18:45

    Enzo Favata ( Italy )

    recital

    Enzo Favata (1956): Starship

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Equinox Saxophone Ensemble

Versatile and original, the Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, based in Nottingham (UK), is a group of like-minded, accomplished saxophonists with a passion for exploring the possibilities the saxophone can offer. From transcriptions of classical favourites, through the jazz heritage of the saxophone, to modern classics and original, contemporary works for saxophone ensemble, Equinox presents the saxophone as a chameleon-like instrument capable of taking on many personalities. The group's unique and compelling sound comes from the combination of instruments and the occasional use of electronics, keyboards and percussion, which provide variety and flexibility in the programming. Director Alistair Parnell is a leading proponent of electronic wind instruments, which are often featured in the Equinox line-up. The group appeared at the 2012 and 2015 World Saxophone Congresses in St Andrews and Strasbourg, and has recorded two albums: 'Partial Eclipse' and 'The Equinox Collection’. Equinox welcomes special guest Nigel Wood, who composed much of the programme for today’s performance. Nigel founded the group Saxtet, its publishing company, Saxtet Publications, which he owned and managed for 23 years, and also the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain. He is recognised as a leading player of the world’s smallest saxophone, the soprillo. 
Alistair Parnell, Nicola Pennill, Claire Tomsett-Rowe, Keri Degg, Chris Jolly, Lindsey Smith, Michelle Phillips, Deborah Hutt, Chloe Percy-Smith, Nigel Wood
www.equinoxsax.org.uk
  • Jul 11 2018
    10:00

    Equinox Saxophone Ensemble ( United Kingdom )

    recital

    Nigel Wood (1960), Andy Tweed (1963): Birmingham Suite - Paradise Circus Maximus, Rotunda, Bullring Nigel Wood (1960): ** for EWI (electronic wind instrument) and saxophone ensemble (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Eric Nestler

Eric Nestler has been on the faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music since 1992. He is currently Professor of Music. Internationally, Nestler has performed solo recitals in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa and has travelled to Europe where he performed several solo recitals including performances at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary, the Prague Conservatory, the Janacek Academy in Brno, the Czech Republic, and Castlefranco, Veneto, Italy. He has also performed extensively in Asia including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tianjin, China. In November 2004, Nestler was a featured artist at the Asian Saxophone Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Nestler earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, Summa Cum Laude, from Susquehanna University where he was a student of Donald Beckie. Mr. Nestler has since received both the Master of Music degree in Woodwind Instruments, with High Distinction, and the Doctor of Music Literature and Performance degree in Saxophone, Clarinet, and Bassoon, with High Distinction, from the Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington, IN). He studied with Eugene Rousseau (saxophone).
  • Jul 13 2018
    10:00

    Eric Nestler ( United States )

    lecture

    LECTUREThe Nightmare of Musician's Dystonia: A New Hope for Treatment

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Eric Nestler and Mark Ford

Eric Nestler has been on the faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music since 1992. He is currently Professor of Music. Internationally, Nestler has performed solo recitals in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa and has traveled to Europe where he performed several solo recitals including performances at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary, the Prague Conservatory, the Janacek Academy in Brno, the Czech Republic, and Castlefranco, Veneto, Italy. He has also performed extensively in Asia including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tianjin, China. In November 2004, Nestler was a featured artist at the Asian Saxophone Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, Summa Cum Laude, from Susquehanna University where he was a student of Donald Beckie. He has since received both the Master of Music degree in Woodwind Instruments, with High Distinction, and the Doctor of Music Literature and Performance degree in Saxophone, Clarinet, and Bassoon, with High Distinction, from the Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington, IN). He studied with Eugene Rousseau (saxophone).

Mark Ford is a marimba artist and the Coordinator of Percussion at The University of North Texas College of Music in Denton, Texas.  As a Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society and the coordinator of one of the largest percussion programs in the United States at UNT, Ford is an active performer  and composer. 

Eric Nestler, saxophoneMark Ford, marimba
  • Jul 11 2018
    13:00

    Eric Nestler and Mark Ford ( United States )

    recital

    Mark Ford (1953): Wink for alto saxophone and marimba

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Erin Royer and Jenni Watson

Erin Royer is the Head of Saxophone at the University of Western Australia and tutors at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. She is a classically trained saxophonist, but prefers the term cross-genre saxophonist as she performs in all genres. She is a highly respected international saxophonist and regularly performs with the Malaysian Philharmonic and Western Australian Symphony Orchestras. Around Perth Erin performs solo recitals and with local ensembles such as The Oz Big Band, the award winning Perth Cabaret Collective and the Just Sax quartet. 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, Tenor Saxophone Collective, and Lucan Mills (rap artist). Her compositions receive international performances and she also founded BASS (the British Annual Saxophone Symposium).
Erin Royer, saxophoneJenni Watson, saxophone
www.jenniwatson.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    12:30

    Erin Royer and Jenni Watson ( United Kingdom )

    recital

    Around Sound
    Johnny Dankworth (1927-2010): Waiting for Something to Turn Up
    Marc Mellits (1966): BlackErin Royer (1990), Jenni Watson (1985): 7 Hours  (premiere performance)Erin Royer (1990), Jenni Watson (1985), Martin Jacoby (1988): Around Sound (premiere performance)Marius Neset (1985): Spring Dance

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Erin Royer, Tim Newhouse and Leah Guelfi

Erin Royer is the Head of Saxophone at the University of Western Australia and tutors at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and several local Perth Schools. Erin is a classically trained saxophonist but prefers the term cross-genre saxophonist as she can be seen performing in all genres of music on all saxophones. She is a highly respected international saxophonist and regularly performs with the Malaysian Philharmonic and Western Australian Symphony Orchestras. Around Perth Erin can be seen performing solo recitals or with local ensembles such as The Oz Big Band, the award-winning Perth Cabaret Collective and the Just Sax saxophone quartet. Erin aspires to become an internationally renowned performer, promoter and tutor of the saxophone and is determined, as a life goal, to make Perth a sought-after place to study saxophone. Tim Newhouse is a composer, musician and arranger based in Perth, Western Australia. His compositions have been performed internationally and all-around Australia, most notably at the Manly and Davenport Jazz Festivals, St Briavels Castle in Chepstow. Tim is a recipient of the 2015 Jack Bendat Travel Scholarship, a grant which funded a tour to the east coast of Australia with his compositions for jazz orchestra. At eighteen, Tim became the 2014 Associate Composer-in-Residence for the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO). Leah Guelfi is a diverse performer who studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating with a Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance) and a Graduate Diploma of Music (Opera). In 2016 she graduated Edith Cowan University with a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary Music). Leah loves to explore different styles, especially jazz. Leah has fronted the Oz Big Band, one of Perth's favourite swing bands, since 2012, performing regularly around Perth and touring nationally. She also performs around with Western Australia with the Metro Big Band. Besides performing, Leah is passionate about high-quality music education in schools, and is a secondary classroom music teacher at Mercedes College and a vocal tutor at Perth College.  

Erin Royer, saxophoneTim Newhouse, electronicsLeah Guelfi, vocal
www.erinroyer.com

Erzsébet Seleljo - Irén Seleljo

Erzsébet and Irén Seleljo were born into a musical family, their parents have been their first teachers. Irén graduated from Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and completed her masters in Konservatorium Wien in the class of prof. Benda Erzsébet studied saxophone at the Royal College of Music in London and in Conservatorium Wien, and completed her doctorate student at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Irén currantly works as a piano accompanist at Kunstuniversität Graz and Musik und Kunstuniversität der Stadt Wien, Erzsébet teaches saxophone at the Bartók High School of Music and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Erzsébet and Irén have been playing together for more than fifteen years. They have performed in London, Vienna, Rome, in their birthtown Uzhgorod and all over Hungary. They have also made a tour in Romania and performed at the XVII. World Saxophone Congress in Strassbourg. Their repertoire ranges from baroque transcriptions to contemporary premieres. They focus on original saxophone repertoire and they are keen on commisioning new works as well as promoting Hungarian music.
Erzsébet Seleljo, saxophoneIrén Seleljo, piano

Escocia Internacional

Sue McKenzie is the Director of the Scottish Saxophone Academy, was an Assistant Director of the 16th World Saxophone Congress and is the leader and founder of the Scottish Saxophone Ensemble. As part of the McKenzie Sawers Duo she has given premieres of many new works. She studied with Kyle Horch at Royal College of Music as well as with Eugene Rousseau, Lynn Klock, David Murray and David Binney. She regularly performs with the internationally renowned Salsa Celtica and Glasgow Improvisor's  orchestra.          Julia Nolan has served as a clinician and international judge in Belgium, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States and is currently the Director of Scholarly Publications for the North American Saxophone Alliance. Dr. Nolan teaches saxophone at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the University of British Columbia. An active performer, saxophonist Julia Nolan has numerous commissioned works by Canadian composers.Latino 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, 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 Masters classes in many Universities around the world.

Escocia InternationalSue McKenzie, saxophoneJulia Nolan, saxophone Latino SonsaxJavier Valerio, Manrique Mendez, Pablo Sandi, Harold Guillén, Arturo Castro 
www.suemckenziesaxophone.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    21:00

    Escocia Internacional ( United Kingdom )

    ensemble performance

    Sue McKenzie (1972): Faramach (premiere performance)

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Evgeny Novikov

Evgeny Novikov was born in Novosibirsk (Russia) where he took his first saxophone classes at the Novosibirsk School, College of Music. He went on further studies in France and the Netherlands, where his teachers were Nicolas Prost, Vincent David and Arno Bornkamp. He got his cum laude Bachelor's degree of Music in 2012 and Master's degree of Music with excellence in 2014. Evgeny was awarded by foundation Maestro (named after a great conductor Arnold Katz), as well as Russian Performing Arts Foundation, Talent Grant of Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Vladimir Spivakov Charity Foundation, Foundation Meyer and Societe Generale Foundation. His career brought him to perform in significant halls, such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philarmonie de Paris, Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow, etc. Evgeny Novikov has won prizes at some major International competitions - the 5th Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition (Belgium, 2010), Concours International de saxophone (France, 2012) and Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition (Thailand, 2017). He is the Winner of Russian National Music Competition (2016). As an orchestra and chamber music player, Evgeny has worked with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orkest (Hague Philharmonic), the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra  and many more. He has accomplished a post-graduate contemporary music program at the CNSM de Paris that gave him opportunity to work with the young composers from all over the world and perform with the Ensemble Intercontemporain.
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:00

    Evgeny Novikov ( France )

    cantus ensemble

    Alex Nante (1992): Sol Negro 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

F. Salime Saxophone Ensemble

The F. Salime Saxophone Ensemble was born in 1992 at the initiative of Francesco Salime, the ensemble's Director. The group includes almost all the types of saxophone (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass) and can have from a minimum of 6 to maximum of 20 saxophonists, supported by one or two percussionist and piano. The members of the group grew up under Salime's guidance and they perform concert activity individually obtaining success in national competitions. The aim of the group is to let people know the technical, expressive, timbral and virtuostic skills of different types of saxophone. The group's repertory ranges from classic to contemporary music. The ensemble has already given numerous concerts in Italy and Europe obtaining unanimous praise from the audience and the critics for the high quality of its performances. Its members cooperate with the Orchestra of S. Cecilia Academy in Rome. The group makes use of arrangements by Francesco Salime, who also teaches saxophone at the Conservatory of music S. Pietro a Majella in Naples.
  • Jul 10 2018
    13:30

    F. Salime Saxophone Ensemble ( Italy )

    ensemble performance

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 - Non allegro, Andante con moto - Tempo di valse, Lento assai - Allegro vivace

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Fabio Sammarco

Fabio Sammarco graduated from the oldest 'Saxophone School' in Italy, the Conservatory of Salerno (class of Luigi Cavallo), completed his two years internship at the Conservatory G. Rossini in Pesaro under the guidance of Federico Mondelci, and continued his studies with Jean-Marie Londeix. After an intense and frantic concert activity (over a dozen of absolute awards) he senses a great deal of neglect in the widespread 'popular-ordinary' treatment of saxophon and in the too widespread use of transcripts. He begins to promote a repertoire that assimilates the instrument to those in more historical legacy (in duo with Cello or Guitar) and from the mid-1990s he stimulated some Italian authors for a production dedicated to him, especially for saxophone and cello and for saxophone and strings quartet. He has never performed public works that were not originals. Fabio Sammarco teaches at the Conservatory of Music N. Piccinn,i in Bari.
www.ilsaxofonoitaliano.it
  • Jul 13 2018
    15:00

    Fabio Sammarco ( Italy )

    lecture

    LectureThe History, The Masters and The Interpreters, The Authors and The Compositions regarding the ‘Classic’ Saxophone in Italy

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Farrell Vernon 21st Century Sopranino

Dr. James Farrell Vernon is Associate Professor of Saxophone & Jazz Studies at Purdue University-Fort Wayne, and a 20 year veteran as a university professor. Dr. Vernon taught Saxophone & Jazz Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University, James Madison University and the University of Northern Colorado. Vernon holds degrees from Indiana University, University of Denver and University of Northern Colorado. He has performed at numerous NASA conferences, and World Congresses in Minneapolis (US), Bangkok (Thailand), St. Andrews (Scotland) and Strasbourg (France). Additionally, Dr. Vernon has performed in Monte Carlo (Monaco) and Rome (Italy). His classical CDs include three sopranino releases: Convergence, High Notes and The Forgotten Saxophone, as well as The Music of William Schmidt with the Sempre Saxophone Quartet on alto. His 2013 sopranino saxophone release, Convergence, was chosen as "CD of the Month" in the Austrailan Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine. All three of Vernon's sopranino CDs received excellent reviews in the Saxophone Journal. Vernon has 50+ arrangements and compositions listed with Dorn Publications.
Farrell Vernon, soprano saxophoneAndy Wen, sopranino saxophoneHamilton Tescarollo, pianoJohn Krebs, piano
  • Jul 11 2018
    13:15

    Farrell Vernon 21st Century Sopranino ( United States )

    recital

    Farrell Vernon (1967): Dance of the Saguaros (premiere performance)Dalen Wuest (1991): Suite for Two Sopranino Saxophones and Piano (premiere performance))Tim Reed (1976): Red Forest Suite (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Fernando Lerman

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).
Three continents sax quartetAlfonso Padilla, tenor saxophoneFernando Lerman, alto saxophoneJay Byrnes, bariton saxophoneJasenka Ostojić, conductor
www.fernandolerman.com

Fernando Lerman

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 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 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 the interior of Argentina and in the exterior: Santiago de Chile (University of Chile), Paris (Chamber Selmer), Berlín  (Universität der Künste), Sevilla's Conservatory and La Habana (ISA).
www.fernandolerman.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    18:00

    Fernando Lerman ( Argentina )

    recital

    Fernando Lerman (1968): Sonata para saxofón - Chacareroso, Reo y misterioso, Huaino con acelere (European premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Five by Five

Five by Five is a Japanese saxophone quintet that consists of students and graduates of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Ensembles name contains our thoughts of "I want to make the best music that satisfies the five senses." In addition, the concept, a completely new idea that is unprecedented, in which parts, genres, etc., change flexibly.
Yuki Miyakoshi, soprano saxophoneShisou Chei, alto saxophoneKenta Saito, alto saxophoneAtsushi Miyakoshi, tenor saxophoneSoichiro Tanaka, baritone saxophone
https://www.five-by-five.tokyo/
  • Jul 12 2018
    14:00

    Five by Five ( Japan )

    recital

    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Japaldi~Spring from Four Seasons - Spring
    Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868): Remix of William Tell from William Tell
    Malta (1949): Face to FaceMalta (1949): Up High Above the Beautiful Rainbow

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Four Saxophone Quartet

From the Gene Harris to the Villa Celimontana Jazz Festivals and locations around the world, including England, Austria, Slovenia, Thailand, Italy, the United States, Singapore, Germany, Iceland, Scotland, Luxembourg, The Philippines and France, Four is received exuberantly for their impeccable performances of music originating entirely from Watkins’ pen. FOUR is working on their fifth CD (Collaboration) with the Miami, Zagreb, Saxitude and Richard Ingham saxophone quartets. They also recorded On a Warm Summer’s Evenin’ (Jazz Hang, 2010), "Supported by rock-solid jazz and orchestra ensembles, On a Warm Summer’s Evenin’ is a celebration of diverse musical styles by an inventive writer and four outstanding saxophonists who are as equally at ease unselfishly serving the demands of an ensemble as they are navigating the rigors of solo duties. To all involved, thank you for the music and the artistry." For their third CD, FOURway Stop, (Jazz Hang, 2012), Jeff Coffin wrote a wonderful prose. Here are the last few lines:  "Glorious, bright moments bursting and bouncing with fullness and joy. When is 2+2 more than the sum of it's pats? Listen, and here you will hear four sounding like five or more…" 

Mark Watkins, soprano saxophoneRay Smith, alto saxophoneSandon Mayhew, tenor saxophoneJon Gudmundson, baritone saxophone
http://www.fourjazz.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    18:30

    Four Saxophone Quartet ( United States )

    recital

    Mark Watkins (1961): The Wrong Tree (premiere performance)Mark Watkins (1961): I Got Nothin' but Nothin' (premiere performance)Mark Watkins (1961): Lucy the Dog (premiere performance)Mark Watkins (1961): Cuidado (premiere performance)

    JAZZ & CABARET CLUB KONTESA / JAZZ I KABARET KLUB KONTESA Kontesa Ulica Augusta Cesarca 2

Fragments Duo

Vanja Ileković graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music in the class of Dragan Sremec. He is a member of the Symphonic Wind Orchestra of the Croatian Armed Forces and of the Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet with which he recorded two CDs: Four Odd and Mellow. He also plays in a number of well known pop, rock, swing and jazz bands, including: The Swingers, Soul Fingers, Mr. Dynamite, Brain Holidays, etc. Rich Patitucci graduated jazz composition at the Jazz Academy in Antwerpen. He is an active part of the jazz scene in Brussels.
Vanja Ileković, saxophoneRich Patittuci, guitar
  • Jul 13 2018
    13:00

    Fragments Duo ( Croatia )

    recital

    Rich Patitucci:

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Frédéric Fiard

  • Jul 13 2018
    15:00

    Frédéric Fiard ( France )

    documentary film

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Frederick Hemke

Dr. Frederick L. Hemke, born July 11, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is an American virtuoso classical saxophonist and influential former professor of saxophone at Northwestern University. Hemke helped raise the popularity of classical saxophone, particularly among leading American composers and helped raise the recognition of classical saxophone in solo, chamber, and major orchestral repertoire. For a half century, from 1962 to 2012, Hemke was a full-time faculty music educator at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. In 2002, Hemke was named Associate Dean Emeritus of the School of Music. Hemke retired from Northwestern University in 2012. From the start of his career in the early 1960s, building on the achievements of earlier influential American teachers of classical saxophone — including those of Larry Teal, Joseph Allard, Cecil Leeson, Sigurd Raschèr, and Vincent Abato — Hemke, and a handful of peer American saxophonists — including Eugene Rousseau and Donald Sinta — helped build American saxophone repertoire through composers that included Muczynski, Creston, Stein, Heiden, and Karlins. Journalist and author Michael Segell, in his 2005 book, The Devil's Horn, called Hemke The Dean of Saxophone Education in America.

www. fredericklhemke.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    09:30

    Frederick Hemke ( USA )

    masterclass


    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Fuego Quartet

Founded in 2015, Fuego Quartet is an award-winning chamber group devoted to the performance of both standard and contemporary works written for the saxophone. Most recently, they were the awarded the Gold Medal at the 44th Annual Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, 1st place in Brass, Winds and Percussion at the 8th Plowman Chamber Music Competition and 2nd Place in the 2017 National MTNA Chamber Music Competition. The Fuego Quartet is also the most recent recipient of the John Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music. Comprised of graduate students from the Eastman School of Music, Fuego has been featured in a variety of settings from standard concert hall venues to community engagement concerts. They have been featured artists at the Chicago Cultural Center, University of Illinois, Michigan State University, Strong National Museum of Play, The George Eastman Museum, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden, Phillis Wheatley Library, Susan B. Anthony Museum, Washington Square Concert Series, OSSIA Presents and [Col][lab].
Nicki Roman, soprano saxophoneErik Elmgren, alto saxophoneHarrison Clarke, tenor saxophone Gabriel Piqué, baritone saxophone
http://fuegoquartet.com/
  • Jul 11 2018
    16:30

    Fuego Quartet ( United States )

    recital

    Clay Mettens (1990): Ornithology S (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Gabriel Piqué and Casey Dierlam

Gabriel Piqué is a native of Augusta (Georgia). He holds degrees in saxophone performance from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing a PhD of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illinois. In 2015, Gabriel was named Presser Scholar, and two years later was awarded Eastman's prestigious Performers Certificate, as well as being named a Graduate College Fellow at the University of Illinois. Gabriel has been a featured soloist with groups including the Augusta Symphony Orchestra and the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble. He is the 1st Prize winner of the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition and a gold medal winner of The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and The Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Gabriel is an active international performer, having had performances in Las Vegas, Moscow, Strasbourg, Beijing, Shanghai and Thailand within the last five years. 
Gabriel Piqué, saxophoneCasey Dierlam, piano
  • Jul 13 2018
    17:15

    Gabriel Piqué and Casey Dierlam ( United States )

    recital

    Philip Glass (1937): Violin Concerto No. 1.  - I. ♪=104-♪ =120 III. ♪=ca. 150, Coda: Poco Meno ♪=104 (arr. Gabriel Pique)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Gao DaYu

Gao DaYu was born in 1986. He finished the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School and in 2011 he graduated with a Master's Degree from the Conservatoire a Rayonement Regional d’Aubervilliers-La Courneuve in the class of Stephone Laporte. He also graduated with excellent results from Conservatoire a Rayonement Regional d’Aubervilliers-La Courneuve in 2013 and gained the honorary title DEM (music performance artist and a Master of Pedagogy). He currently teaches saxophone in Harbin Conservatory of Music.

Geoffrey Deibel

A Washington, D.C. native, Geoffrey Deibel is emerging as an important voice for the saxophone and contemporary music. Recent concert highlights include performances with the Athens Saxophone Quartet, and the International Contemporary Ensemble recitals in Brooklyn NY, Stuttgart, Germany, Cortona, Italy, and in Wichita, KS. Deibel has lectured at Conservatories in Stuttgart and Cork and many US universities. He has commissioned and/or premiered works by many known composers. He is a member of the critically acclaimed h2 quartet, first prize winner at the Fischoff Competition, recent finalist at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and recipient of multiple Aaron Copland Fund Grants. Deibel has also performed with the New World Symphony and Grant Park Symphony, as well as numerous regional orchestras in Michigan. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and Michigan State University. His principal teachers have included Joseph Lulloff, Frederick Hemke, Leo Saguiguit, and Reginald Jackson. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Wichita State University, and on the faculty of the Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop.
geoffreydeibel.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    14:00

    Geoffrey Deibel ( United States )

    recital

    Robert Lemay (1960): Bas-relief  (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR French Pavilion / Francuski paviljon Savska cesta 25

Gerard McChrystal

Gerard McChrystal comes from Derry, N. Ireland. He took up the saxophone as a second study for his RNCM audition in 1982. By 1987 he had made his concerto debut with the RTE Concert Orchestra playing the Dubois concerto live on TV in the final of RTE Musician of the Future. His UK debut was with the Philharmonia in 1989 premiering Out of the Cool by Dave Heath. He studied at the RNCM (Manchester) and was the first student to graduate with three awards including a distinction in his PPRNCM. Further studies at The Guildhall School, London and Northwestern University, Chicago followed. He has worked with Philip Glass, The Smith Quartet, guitarist Craig Ogden and Rambert Dance Co. Gerard has performed in 35 countries including USA, China, South Africa, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Korea, Sweden and all over Europe including Italy, France, Spain and Slovenia. He has recorded albums with BBC NOW, Ulster Orchestra, and London Musici. His album Aria was named as one of the best classical CDs of 2011 by Classic FM. Orchestras Gerard has worked with include The Philharmonia, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, National Symphony of Ireland, Stuttgart Staatsorchester and the Orchestra of San Francisco Ballet. Venues include San Francisco Opera House, Baku Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, National Concert Hall, Dublin.

www.saxsaxsax.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    14:00

    Gerard McChrystal ( United Kingdom )

    recital

    Gerard McChrystal: Mid Term Break for alto and sopranino saxes and loop stationJoe Cutler (1968): Loopable Music for alto sax and loop stationBarry Cockcroft (1972): Kuku for soprano sax

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Gillis - Cunningham Duo

The Gillis Cunningham Duo is an avant garde electro-acoustic ensemble comprised of Dr. Glen Gillis (saxophone, University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. James E. Cunningham (didgeridoo, conch trumpet, percussion, and electro-acoustic computer processing, Florida Atlantic University). They have been composing and performing their own brand of original music since 1999 at music conferences and festivals. Their most recent international performances include appearances at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress and SaxOpen in Strasbourg, France, the 2016 NASA Biennial and 2017 Region 9 Conferences, the 2016 STRATA New Music Festival in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and the 2017 British Forum for Ethnomusicology in Sheffield, England. The current direction of the duo involves the use of real-time captured digital convolution reverb and high-speed computer processing with the goal of integrating acoustic instruments, pre-recorded source material, and video in a live interactive performance environment.
Glen Gillis, saxophoneJames E. Cunningham, didgeridoo
http://artsandscience.usask.ca/profile/GGillis#/profile
  • Jul 12 2018
    18:45

    Gillis - Cunningham Duo ( Canada )

    recital

    James E. Cunningham (1954), Glen Gillis (1956): Suite for didgeridoo and saxophone - One Pitch, Slide, Multi-Pitch (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Gillis - Nicholson Duo

Glen Gillis is Professor of Saxophone, Conducting, and Music Education at the University of Saskatchewan. His career has spanned over three decades in the realms of classical, contemporary, and jazz music, with performances across North America, Europe and Asia. Having performed at many NASA and World Saxophone Congresses, he hosted the 2013 NASA Region 9 Conference and is currently the director of Region 9. He released SaxSpectrum in 2009 (MSR Classics) and SaxSpectrum 2 in 2014 highlighting his original compositions and commissioned works for saxophone. International music magazines such as Fanfare, American Music Guide, BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone gave strong reviews of his CDs. He has several published compositions for saxophone and band with Eighth Note Publications (Alfred Music). He received degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Northwestern University, and the University of Missouri.
Bonnie Nicholson is a pianist, teacher and chamber musician from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Music (Performance) and a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as an A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance from the R.C.M. For over 25 years, Bonnie has served as a Sessional Lecturer in Piano, at the Department of Music, U of S, in Saskatoon. 
Glen Gillis, saxophoneBonnie Nicholson, piano
http://artsandscience.usask.ca/profile/GGillis#/profile
  • Jul 13 2018
    16:00

    Gillis - Nicholson Duo ( Canada )

    recital

    Glen Gillis (1956): Elegy Cadenza for alto saxophone and pianoGlen Gillis (1956): Diversion for alto saxophone and piano (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Giuseppe Ros

Pepito Ros is an accomplished classical/jazz saxophonist, composer and researcher, who graduated from the "G.B.Martini" Conservatoire in Bologna and subsequently from the Paris European Conservatoire in Saxophone and Chamber Music under the guidance of Bruno Totaro in 1991. He is a prize winner in various national and international contests and he played in many Festivals such as: Festival du Saxophone-Paris, The Fenice Concerts, 10th World Saxophone Festival, Asolo Music, International Meetings of Electronic Music, Festival Nuove Sincronie, Dolomites Music Festival, Frankfurt Musikmesse, San Sebastian Jazz Festival, Tourcoing Promenades Lyriques, Jazz at the Philharmonic Verona, etc. He is an absolute winner of the 2003 Piazzolla Music Award, and as a soloist, he has performed with the Orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Venetoand Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali. He has collaborated with: R.A.I. Milan, Arena di Verona Foundation, La Fenice Theater in Venice and the Giuseppe Verdi Municipal Theatre. Ros has played with Stefan Milenkovich, Antonio Albanese, Antonella Ruggiero, Franco D’Andrea, Paolo Birro, Paolo Fresu, Andrea Dindo, etc. His compositions are dedicated especially to saxophone, and have been performed in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, USA, Austria, Holland, Hungary, Finland and Russia. As well as working as a musician and composer, Pepito Ros researches the fields of rebalancing energy with sound and brain hemisphere harmonization. Mr. Ros has recently developed the Ros Method, a holistic approach to music. He is the Professor of Saxophone at the “C. Monteverdi” Conservatoire in Bolzano, Italy.
  • Jul 13 2018
    11:00

    Giuseppe Ros ( Italy )

    lecture

    Pepito Ros: The Ros Method
    Discover a holistic approach to enhancing your sight reading, technical skills, memorizing.

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Gordan Tudor

Gordan Tudor is one of his generation's leading musicians, active as a soloist, composer and educator. Tudor performed all over Europe and North America in various chamber ensembles as well as a soloist with many orchestras. He is the artistic director of the New Music Days Festival in Split which annually hosts eminent musicians from all over the world. Gordan Tudor is a multiple award winner on national and international competitions (PBZ Zagreb Philharmonic Award, Rector's Award, Judita Award, Marenostrum - Berlin, Lions Club Grand Prix, Rudolf and Margita Matz Fond Award) and five times winner of Porin award. As a performer, he premiered more then thirty compositions of Croatian and foreign authors, and as a composer experimented with various genres and combinations of instruments. Besides leading international saxophone class at the Arts Academy in Split, he is a part-time saxophone teacher at the Music High School Josip Hatze in Split and a guest professor of Saxophone at the Art Academy in Novi Sad (AUNS). He is often asked to give masterclasses and is a frequent member of juries on international saxophone competitions. Gordan is a member of the highly acclaimed Papandopulo Quartet and the Trio GIG. Tudor studied with eminent professors, including Dragan Sremec, Arno Bornkamp, Claude Delangle and Eugene Rousseau. In 2015 he published his first album with new Croatian music for Saxophone, released by CANTUS and won 3 Porin Awards including one for Best Interpretation in Classical Music. He spent summer of 2011 in residence at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival – Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, MA).
www.gordantudor.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    15:30

    Gordan Tudor ( Croatia )

    recital

    Tibor Szirovica (1982): New piece for alto saxophone and electronics (premiere performance)Matthias Kranebitter (1980): Ringelreigen 18,4g CO2 for tenor saxophone and live electronics Mirela Ivičević (1980): Jam Spookiku (P.N.P.) for alto saxophone, electronics, video and live visuals Gordan Tudor (1982): New piece for alto saxophone and electronics

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Guernica Saxophone Ensemble

Guernica Saxophone Ensemble is saxophone group in Japan whose members are Koji Yamamoto, Daisuke Namiki, Hajime Kuribayashi and Yuka Yoshikawa. Koji Yamamoto studied saxophone with Nobuya Sugawa and Hirokazu Hayashida. He won 1st prize in 16th Japan Junior Winds and Percussion Competition and 3rd prize in 6th Akiyoshidai Music Competition. He performs not only classical music but also contemporary music and improvisation. Daisuke Namiki studied saxophone with Satoshi Kato. He won Grand Prix in Japan Classical Music Competition (2015) and Kantokoushin’etsu branch tournament of the JBA Junior & High School Wind and Percussion Instrument Solo contest(2012), and became a finalist of the Junior saxophone competition (2015). Hajime Kuribayashi studied saxophone with Yoshiyuki Hattori and Akira Matusyuki. He is a founding member of Tsukuba Saxophone Quartet and won gold prize in 9th and 10th Japan Saxophone Association Ensemble Competition. He also performed at the 16th and 17th World Saxophone Congress. Yuka Yoshikawa studied saxophone with Sadahito Kunisue. She won gold prize in 12th Japan Wind and Percussion Solo Competition. She became a finalist of 23rd and 24th Japan Classical Music Competition. She is a member of Ensemble Factory and premiered Paul Creston's "Quartet" in Japan.
Koji Yamamoto, soprano saxophoneDaisuke Namiki, alto saxophoneHajime Kuribayashi, tenor saxophoneYuka Yoshikawa, baritone saxophone& Kishin Nagai, piano
http://kurisaxo.blogspot.jp/
  • Jul 12 2018
    18:15

    Guernica Saxophone Ensemble ( Japan )

    recital

    Koji Ueno (1960): Euforbia for saxophone quartet and piano (premiere performance)Koji Ueno (1960): Volga Nights for saxophone quartet and piano

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

h2 Quartet

Declared “an ensemble to watch for years to come” by the American Record Guide, the award-winning h2 Quartet has been wowing audiences since 2002. A dynamic and innovative chamber ensemble, h2 constantly seeks to defy perceptions and expectations of the saxophone. h2 has performed throughout the United States, and has performed in Europe, the UK and in Asia. The group is also in demand for appearances and residencies at summer music festivals both at home and abroad, including the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan and the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Italy. The ensemble has released five critically-acclaimed recordings: Generations, Times & Spaces, Groove Machine, Hard Line, and Enrapture. Each of these albums introduces audiences to a different side of the saxophone, with the latter four comfortably bridging the gap between the popular and avant-garde sides of American music. The h2 quartet has won prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (First Prize, Gold Medals) and the North American Saxophone Alliance Saxophone Quartet Competition (first prize), among others. The group was also a recipient of an Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant in 2010 for their album Times & Spaces. 
Geoffrey Deibel, soprano saxophoneJeffrey Loeffert, alto saxophoneKimberly Goddard Loeffert, tenor saxophoneJonathan Nichol, baritone saxophone
www.h2quartet.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    10:00

    h2 Quartet ( United States )

    recital

    Armando Bayolo (1973): A Play of Mirrors  - Flight/Undercover, ...a machine to(o)...(pasteurize mental disorders)..., Nightfield with Ashes, Miss Him, Mis Him...(Turn M On), Hocket to Me (premiere performance)Igor Karača (1974), Jeffrey Loeffert (1982): Tomorrow Will Not Be Enjoy (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

h2/4 Duo and Ryan Gardner

The h2/4 Duo is comprised of founding members of the h2 quartet, Jeffrey Loeffert and Jonathan Nichol. h2 is dedicated to commissioning and performing compelling new works for saxophone quartet, and operates as a non-profit organization. The group is also in demand for appearances and residencies at summer music festivals both at home and abroad, including the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan and the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Italy. The h2 quartet also hosts the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop during the summer months. As members of the h2 quartet, the ensemble has released five critically-acclaimed recordings: Generations, Times & Spaces, Groove Machine, Hard Line, and Enrapture. Jeffrey Loeffert serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone at Oklahoma State University. A dedicated teacher, Loeffert recently received the Oklahoma State University College of Arts & Sciences Junior Faculty Award for Scholarly Excellence, the Wise-Diggs-Berry Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Friends of Music Distinguished Music Professor Award. Jonathan Nichol is Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Oklahoma. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2010) and a Master of Music degree (2007) from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree (2005) from Central Michigan University. Jonathan’s primary teachers include John Nichol, Joseph Lulloff, Robbie Smith, Diego Rivera, and Rodney Whitaker.
Jeffrey Loeffert, saxophoneJonathan Nichol, saxophoneRyan Gardner, trumpet
www.h2quartet.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    15:00

    h2/4 Duo and Ryan Gardner ( United States )

    recital

    Forrest Pierce (1972): Prima Materia
    Takuma Itoh (1984): Snapshots  - Grotesque, Chain, Haunted, Early Bird Special
    Igor Karača (1974): Echo Caves II for soprano saxophone, trumpet and prerecorded piano and electronic sounds (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Hanno-LeMoine Duo

The Hanno-LeMoine Duo formed in 2016, through a mutual interest of exploring the soundscape possibilities for the clarinet and saxophone instrumentation. The duo aims to broaden the repertoire for their instrumentation, making more conventional and unconventional sounds present to the single reed community of the world. Clarinetist Kristi Hanno has performed across the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Iceland. Hanno is a teaching artist of Clarinet and Chamber Music in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and is highly sought after for both music and multidisciplinary collaborations. From this year's project, notable performances this summer included connecting with the Icelandic eco village community, Sólheimar, to share an unaccompanied recital, returning to Saarburg International Chamber Music Festival in Germany. She secured a place in the final round of the International Clarinet Association's young artist competition held in Orlando. Before moving to Arizona for her Master's in Clarinet Performance, Hanno studied with Professor Clarence Padilla at Drake University for her undergraduate degree. Currently, she is in the doctoral program for Clarinet Performance at Arizona State University. Ryan LeMoine is an active saxophonist and educator in the Phoenix metro area, as well as in many different venues across the United States and Europe. As a chamber musician, he was a prize winner at the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition (2015), as well as the inaugural NASA Saxophone Quartet competition (2008). As a researcher, LeMoine has completed an ultrasound study of saxophonist’s tongue motion during pitch bends. An Adjunct Faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Estrella Mountain Community College, LeMoine also maintains a private lesson studio, as well as teaching saxophone at Rosie’s House Music Academy.
Ryan LeMoine, saxophoneKristi Hanno, clarinet
  • Jul 13 2018
    12:15

    Hanno-LeMoine Duo ( United States )

    recital

    Yann Robin (1974): Schizophrenia Bianca Bongers (1987): Duo/Om twee te zijn

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

HD Duo

First performing together in 2008, Michael Duke and David Howie have made the impetus for their duo the presentation of exciting and innovative chamber music. Of particular interest and drive for the duo has been their close collaboration with some of Australia’s most prominent and respected composers commissioning, recording and performing these new works written specifically for them. Leading composers that have written for HD Duo include: Anne Boyd, Michael Smetanin, Matthew Hindson, Mark Zadro, Andrew Batterham, Tim Dargaville, Brenton Broadstock, Miriama Young, Catherine Likhuta and Paul Sarcich. Meeting as colleagues at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Duo has toured across the major cities of Australia as well as appearing in concert throughout the world in countries such as Thailand, USA, England, Scotland, Mexico and French Polynesia New Caledonia. Some highlights have included: performances at multiple World Saxophone Congress’ (2009, 2012, 2015), their UK debut in concert at “Australia House” in London (2012), the Australasian Saxophone and Clarinet Conference (2013) and recital concerts at the Festival de Mexico in Mexico City (2014).
Michael Duke, saxophoneDavid Howie, piano
www.michael-duke.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    15:15

    HD Duo ( Australia )

    recital

    Brenton Broadstock (1952): Rage and Throes for alto saxophone and pianoTimothy Dargaville (1962): TBC for alto saxophone and pianoGabriel Ortiz (1964): Mambo Ninon for alto saxophone and piano

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Heath Jones

Heath Jones serves as professor of music at Oklahoma Christian University where he teaches courses in saxophone, jazz studies, world music and music technology. Jones has given master classes, lectures, and recitals in China, Japan, Australia, Russia, New Zealand and Europe. He is presented “Elements of the Jazz Language” at the 2009 World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, Thailand.  He is an active professional performer in the Oklahoma City area and serves as Past-President for the Oklahoma Jazz Educators. Heath was named the University Jazz Educator of the year by the OKJE in 2008 and 2014. Jones has lead the following albums: Lookin’ Back, Live and Learn, B3 Paradigm, and Nice and Easy with Tony Monaco, Lee Rucker, Roy Hargrove, Keith Anderson and Jeremy Thomas.  
heathjones.net
  • Jul 13 2018
    15:00

    Heath Jones ( United States )

    lecture

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Henri Selmer Paris

Nicolas ArsenijevicVincent DavidDuo DelanglePhilippe GeissRosario GiulianiLaran/ Hara Trio with pianoBranford MarsalisPrism quartet and Branford MarsalisEnsemble RayuelaSon Sax QuintetZagreb QuartetZahir Quartet

Henrique Portovedo

Henrique Portovedo has found his place in contemporary music by working with composers such as R. Barret, H. Kiama, P. Ferreira Lopes, P. Ablinger, P. Niblock, among others. Portovedo has more than 40 works for saxophone dedicated to him including some Saxophone Concertos conducted by Clement Power, Luís Carvalho, François Boulanger, etc. He was a soloist with several orchestras and ensembles including L’Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Garde Republican, Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group, Fadomorse, Orquestra de Sopros do Inatel, Orquesta de Viento Marcos Redondo, and others. He is a co-founder of QuadQuartet and Artistic Director of Aveiro SaxFest. He was awarded with several Trinity Music Awards in London, Prémio Jovens Criadores 2012 by the Portuguese Institute of Art and Ideas and received the Award by the Portuguese National Centre of Culture in 2014. Portovedo is a researcher at CITAR, School of the Arts at Portuguese Catholic University. At the moment, he is an artist in residency at ZKM, Karlsruhe in Germany and, as well, visiting researcher at UC Santa Barbara, USA, supported by Fulbright Foundation. Portovedo is a member of the European Saxophone Comité, Tenor Sax Collective (Tenor SaxIndex), President of the Portuguese Saxophone Association and was the artistic director of the European Saxophone Congress EurSax Porto '17. 
www.henriqueportovedo.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:00

    Henrique Portovedo ( Portugal )

    cantus ensemble

    Michael Edwards (1968): HOTPO for alto saxophone, electronics and contemporary ensemble

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Henrique Portovedo

Henrique Portovedo has found its’ place in contemporary music by working with composers. He has more than 40 works for saxophone dedicated to him including some Saxophone Concertos conducted by Clement Power, Luís Carvalho, François Boulanger among others. He was a soloist with several orchestras and ensembles including L’Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Garde Republican, Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group, Fadomorse, Orquestra de Sopros do Inatel, Orquesta de Viento Marcos Redondo, Orquestra Sinfónica de Jovens de Sta. Maria da Feira, Orquestra de Sopros da Universidade de Aveiro, etc. Co-founder of QuadQuartet and Artistic Director of Aveiro SaxFest, he recorded for several labels and he was awarded with several Trinity Music Awards in London, Prémio Jovens Criadores 2012 by the Portuguese Institute of Art and Ideas and received the Award by the Portuguese National Centre of Culture. He is a researcher at CITAR, School of the Arts at Portuguese Catholic University, he was a visiting researcher at the Edinburgh University and he is currently artist in residency at ZKM, Karlsruhe in Germany and visiting researcher at UC Santa Barbara, USA, supported by Fulbright Foundation. Portovedo is member of the European Saxophone Comité, Tenor Sax Collective (Tenor SaxIndex), President of the Portuguese Saxophone Association and was the artistic director of the European Saxophone Congress EurSax Porto '17.
www.henriqueportovedo.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    17:30

    Henrique Portovedo ( Portugal )

    masterclass

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Hermes Duo

Georgios Lygeridis studied saxophone, phonetics and advanced music theory in the Macedonian Conservatoire of Thessaloniki (Greece). He graduated from the Hochschüle für Musik Köln in the class of Daniel Gauthier and the Ecole Nationale de Musique de Créteil (Paris) in the class of Georges Porte. During his residence in France he received the 1st prize in the Saxophone Competition of the European Music Contest “Picardie”. He participated in a number of seminars by distinguished saxophonists such as: Cl. Delangle, A. Bornkamp and P. Portejoie. He has been a member of various saxophone groups, as well as of a contemporary improvisation ensemble which focused on improvisation as a way of creating soundtracks for films and theatrical plays. Currently, Lygeridis holds a teaching position at the State Conservatoire of Thessaloniki and the Neapolis Municipal Conservatoire (Thessaloniki, Greece). He is the founder and the Artistic Director of the saxophone ensemble “SAX NOUVEAU”. Eftihia Veniota obtained her piano Diploma with a First Class and Virtuosity First Prize of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music of England. She then pursued her advanced performance studies in France, at the Conservatoire National de Région Aubervilliers -La Courveuve in the class of Isabelle Grandet. She furthered her studies at the Conservatoire de Montreuil in the class of Muriel Blaisse. In 2002 she was awarded a First Class Diploma from the Soloists’ Department of theHochschüle für Musik Köln, where she studied with Ulla Graf. Furthermore, continuing with her postgraduate studies under R. Szidon where she graduated with a Konzert Examen Degree from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. Veniota has been awarded with a number of prizes from piano competitions in Greece while as a soloist she has given recitals and has participated in chamber music concerts in Greece and other European countries. 
Georgios Lygeridis, saxophoneEftihia Veniota, piano
  • Jul 10 2018
    14:15

    Hermes Duo ( Greece )

    recital

    Giorgos Koumendakis (1959): Απολογία ΣιωπήςSavvas Tsiligiridis (1977): PS for piano and saxophone Menelaos Peistikos (1995): Vagues Paris Paraschopoulos (1965): Amphipolis 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Hétéroclite Ensemble

The members of Hétéroclite Ensemble have different cultural and music backgrounds but one thing joins them together: all of them had studied in the Conservatory of Cergy. The collaboration between J. Y. Fourmeau and the percussion classes had created strong musicals ties and has pull them to search new musical experiences. The saxophone quartet and percussion – an ensemble full of sonority but with few compositions hopes to interest some composers in developing this interesting repertoire. Enrica Birsa is a winner of various international competitions and she has played in the two last editions of World Sax Congress. Alberto Cavallaro graduated at the Conservatory "Fausto Torrefranca" with the highest marks and praise. He won several competitions of chamber and contemporary music. He plays in the Duo Dubois. Natsuki Ishikawa graduated at the Music University Senzoku Gauen under the guidance of M. Sumichija Arimura and Uko Tanave. Yohan Leite has won awards in several competitions inculuding Saxiana Junior Contest, Parisian saxophone contest, and Miglior Solista Junior Evento Sax. Derlis Duarte Núñez graduated with the highest marks in the Conservatory of Cergy. He participated in five editions of the International Percussion Festival in Patagonia. He specialized in marimba. Julie Duarte Núñez graduated with the highest marks in the Conservatory of Cergy. She teaches percussion in Paris region schools.
Enrica Birsa, soprano saxophoneAlberto Cavallaro, alto saxophoneNatsuki Ishikawa, tenor saxophoneYohan Laite, baritone saxophoneDerlis Duarte Nuñes, percussionJulie Duarte Nuñes, percussion
  • Jul 11 2018
    11:00

    Hétéroclite Ensemble ( Italy )

    recital

    Mark Ford (1958): Pivot Point for saxophone quartet and marimbaDavid Kechley (1947) VALENCIA : Iberian musings for marimba and saxophone quartet - On the edge, Prayer and Lament with Interjections, Please refrain                                                                                                           

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Hiroshi Hara

Hiroshi Hara graduated at the top of his class from SHOBI College of Music and Tokyo University of the Arts (Special Graduate Course). In 1996 he won first prize at the 13th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition. In 2002 he was the first Japanese saxophone player to win the 3rd International Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinant, Belgium.Currently he is teaching saxophone at Tokyo College of Music, Senzoku College of Music and SHOBI College of Music, he also performs in various European countries as well as in Taiwan, and regularly holds workshops for which he is highly praised. 

Iberian Quartet

Antoine Flores, Pedro Melo, Luis Coelho and Patricia Aller are the members of Iberian Quartet. The group aims to share their passion for chamber music with the public. In 2016 Antoine, Pedro and Luis meet in the Academia Internacional de Saxofone in Oporto, Portugal. After a few days of masterclass and rehearsals, they realized what an enormous pleasure it is to play together and they decided to start a saxophone quartet project and look for the fourth member. They turned to Patricia who happily accepted. Pedro and Luis studied at the Universidade do Minho with the Luis Ribeiro and Antoine and Patricia studied at the Musikene (High Music School of the Basque Country, Spain). They pursue the same principle - to get the same musical objectives through the communication and go deep into the musical analysis by the selection of a varied repertoire. Iberian Quartet made its' debut at the Festival XIII. Musikaldia 2017 in Arrasate-Mondragón (Guipúzcoa, Spain).
Antoine Flores, soprano saxophonePedro Melo, alto saxophoneLuis Coelho, tenor saxophonePatricia Aller, baritone saxophone
https://iberianquartet.wixsite.com/iberianquartet
  • Jul 12 2018
    15:00

    Iberian Quartet ( Spain )

    recital

    Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): American Quartet - I. Allegro ma non troppo, II. LentoFelix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Capriccio Op. 81Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Berceuse

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Icarus Duo

The combination of saxophone and guitar is quite unusual for a chamber music ensemble, due in part to the very different characteristics of both instruments. It was the research on new instrumental and timbrical resources that inspired Alfonso Padilla (saxophone) and Alberto Plaza (guitar) to establish this singular duo in 2009 with the aim of promoting the possibilities of this unexplored combination. The group makes use of two very popular instruments in a new way, employing all the new techniques and possibilities of both instruments developing all the resources in a surprising way. Icarus Duo has performed around Spain in many festivals premiering works specially written for them by Spanish composers as Santiago J. Báez, Antonio J. Flores, Rafael Díaz and Ramon Humet among others. They have also performed at Scandinavian Saxophone Festival 2013 in Aahrus (Denmark), XVII WSC in Strassbourg (France) and Eventosax 2016 in Rome (Italy.  They have recorded their first CD which will be published in 2018. Alfonso Padilla López is saxophone teacher at Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel Castillo in Sevilla.  As a soloist he has toured Europe and USA and is a member of Ziryâb  Saxophone Quartet. Alberto Plaza Fernández, guitar soloist, winner of many international contests, is a member of Duo Rosique-Plaza and a teacher at Conservatorio de Música Ana Valler in Utrera. 
Alfonso Padilla López, saxophoneAlberto Plaza Fernández, guitar
www.alfonsopadilla.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    16:15

    Icarus Duo ( Spain )

    recital

    Damien Charron (1957): En éventail for saxophone and guitar (premiere performance) Nuria Núñez Hierro (1980): Ocnos for baritone saxophoe and guitar (premiere performance)Ramón Humet (1960): Poetic pieces for soprano saxophone and guitar - A nigth piece, Devil's song

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Ignite Duo

Roberto Todini and Michele Bianchini combine their different artistic aesthetics in their project. They aim to research new performance practices of the classical and contemporary saxophone through the perspectives of two different generations. A strong friendship and professional partnership has accumulated through the years to lead a journey of constant exploration of the instrument in the sounds of old and new music.
Roberto Todini, saxophoneMichele Bianchini, saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    11:30

    Ignite Duo ( Italy )

    recital

    Antonio Rossi (1962): Concerto - Allegro, Adagio, Allegro (Fuga) (premiere performance)Maurizio Borgioni (1956): Stand in! (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Impetus Saxophone Ensemble

Impetus Saxophone Ensemble was formed in Japan after all the members have returned from their studies in France where they actually met for the first time!
Haruka Inoue, Nozomi Sakai, Ahn Teawook, Yuki Tanaka, Miki Isogai, Tomotaka Nohara, Kyoko Nemoto, Hondo Makoto, Mariko Takeshita
  • Jul 13 2018
    17:30

    Impetus Saxophone Ensemble ( Japan )

    recital

    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): Danzo ritual del fuegoPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Souvenir de Florence   Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Marche écossaise sur un thème populaire  

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

InSax Quartet

In a time of chamber music flourishing, saxophone quartets in particular, four friends decided to create the first professional saxophone quartet of the district of Viseu, Portugal - the InSax Quartet. The members share the same passion for music and for this instrument, which is as versatile as the program they present, keeping focus on a repertoire that allows them to explore new sonority, as well as some of the classics of music written in the 20th and 21st centuries, all over the world. This is a peculiar quartet, with an innovative spirit, looking for new challenges.
José Eduardo Correia MagalhãesDulcineia GuerraJorge OliveiraJoel Rodrigues
  • Jul 14 2018
    11:00

    InSax Quartet ( Portugal )

    recital

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

International Youth Saxophone Orchestra

Juan Pedro Luna Agudo, conductor
  • Jul 10 2018
    17:30

    International Youth Saxophone Orchestra ( Hrvatska )

    ensemble performance

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

István Szaller and Irén Seleljo

István Szaller started playing the saxophone in 2003. He performed with numerous groups and ensembles in several countries of Europe. He also played as a soloist with the Győr Symphonic Band and the Budapester Vonósok-Streichorchester. István played in project of the kons.sax.wien ensemble and the Stockhausen Verlag, which was followed by a CD. Szaller performed in Vienna in Musikverein, Konzerthaus, Muth, Stephansdom, Karlskirche, and in Budapest in Liszt Akademy, Palace of Arts, Magyar Rádió.Irèn Seleljo is a requested chamber musician and plays regularly concerts with various instrumentalists. Her repertoire covers several classical music styles, however in the past years she developed a special attention to the contemporary music. Besides the concerts with her chamber music groups Duonarchie and Seleljo Duo, she performed as soloist and chamber music partner in prestigious festivals and recitals in Hungary, Austria, Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Rumania and Chile. Since 2013 she is working as piano accompanist at the Kunstuniversität Graz and at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien.
István Szaller, saxophoneIrén Seleljo, piano
  • Jul 11 2018
    09:00

    István Szaller and Irén Seleljo ( Hungary )

    recital

    Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960): Sonata op. 21 - Allegro appassionato, Allegro ma non tenerezza (arr. István Szaller)Miklós Maros (1943): Rabescatura

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Iván Solano and Yui Sakagoshi

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 for 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 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 theater and music, etc. She is a member of the quintet Ensemble Intercolor formed by 5 instruments of various timbres (cymbalum, violon, accordion, saxophone and clarinet). She has also made a lot of arrangements for live electronic music. 
Yui Sakagoshi, saxophoneIván Solano, saxophonePhillipe Geiss, saxophone
www.ivansolano.com (under construction)
  • Jul 13 2018
    16:00

    Iván Solano and Yui Sakagoshi ( France )

    lecture


    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Jan Gričar

Saxophonist Jan Gričar (1992) belongs to the young prosperous Slovenian saxophone generation. He works with various composers, with whom he tries to explore and enrich saxophone repertoire in different musical styles. He graduated with the highest grade ‘summa cum laude’ from Academy of music in Ljubljana in the classes of professors Matjaž Drevenšek and Miha Rogina. He continued his studies in France where he was a student of professor Vincent David at the Regional conservatory in Versailles. He finished his master studies at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris in the class of professor Claude Delangle, where he also got a degree in chamber music in the class of professor Laszlo Hadady. He performs all over Slovenia and Europe as well as in Japan as a soloist or a member of the Niobé saxophone quartet and Duo Novum with the accordionist Nejc Grm. He was invited by many international festivals such as Jeunes Talents (France), Young Classic Europe (Germany), NeiSuonideiLuoghi (Italy), Lent and Glasbena mladina Slovenije (Slovenia). As a soloist he has so far performed with the RTV Slovenia Symphonic Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music Ljubljana, Wind Orchestra Trieste… He is laureate and prizewinner of many international and national competitions such as  International competition Marco Fiorindo, International Saxophone Competition Nova Gorica and Osaka International chamber music competition. Jan Gričar works as a professor of Saxophone and Chamber music at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Ljubljana, Slovenia since September 2017.
www.jangricar.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:00

    Jan Gričar ( Slovenia )

    cantus ensemble

    Nina Šenk (1982): Schnitt for alto saxophone and ensemble

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Japan Saxophone Orchestra

Japan Saxophone Orchestra was formed in 2015 to participate in the SaxOpen in Strasbourg. The condutcor of the ensemble is Mr. Iwamoto Shinichi, a chairman of Japan Saxophonist Association. The second leader is Mr. Tomioka Kazuo, the bureau chief of the same Association.
Yushi Ishiwata, Kazuo Tomioka, Shinichi Iwamoto, Hiroshi Hara, Aki Tanaka, Norihiko Takiue, Jun Nishimoto, Makoto Asari, Sadahito Kunisue, Junishi Sato, Tomoyuki Yamashi, Rui Ozawa, Ryo Nakajima, Yuiko Ogawa, Toshikazu Nagase, Yumi Koike, Yuki Inoue, Mayumi Tsuchida, Mie Yamamoto, Hiroko Suzuki, Sayaka Takeuchi, Masaya Yamaura, Hideki Azuma, Yo Mastushita, Nathan Mertens, Yumeko Miura, Chihiro Maruta, Makoto Hondo, Mizuki Iwabuchi, Karin Suwa, Kenta Saito, Kana Watanabe, Ikue Hashimoto, Riko Sakamoto, Yui Kimura, Yuki Kazami, Tadayoshi Kusakab, Taewook Ahn, Miki Isogai, Keiji Munesada, Hisashi Onuki, Miki Yamazaki, Tsurukai Nami, Ryota Nomura, Keito Maruba, Miyu Yokoyama, Natsumi Kumagishi, Kyo Huruki, Tetta Chino, Sumichika Arimura, Hirotoshi Sato, Ikuya Mochizuki, Mio Yahisa, Ryuma Kawachi, Nozomi Sakai, Gentaro Koyama, Jun Shiozuka, Tomoki Kaneko
  • Jul 12 2018
    15:15

    Japan Saxophone Orchestra ( Japan )

    ensemble performance

    Taruya Masanori (1978): Princess Kaguya (arr. Shinichi Iwamoto)Claude Debussy (1862-1918): La mertrois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre - 3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer  (arr. Shinichi Iwamoto)

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Jason Kush

  • Jul 11 2018
    13:00

    Jason Kush ( United States )

    lecture

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Jaureguiberry - González Ponisio Duo

Combining their own compositions with arrangements of tangos, milongas and candombes, Luis Federico Jaureguiberry and Manuel González Ponisio investigate different timbral, textural and formal alternatives. The members of the duo met at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the National University of La Plata, Argentina, where today they studied composition. Both musicians are also involved with popular music and genres such as rock, salsa, cumbia, tango, candombe, jazz. This influenced not only the repertoire but the ways of approaching it, taking aspects linked to the arrangement as aesthetic profile, individual and collective improvisation and different textural aspects. The rhythmic development and metrical overlays present in the music of the Atlantic coast of the South American continent are also highlighted. Here stands out the presence of rhythmic keys that are presented in more or less explicit ways in the music that the duo develops. The duo made their first performance after an intense year of work at the Nordic Saxophone Festival 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark, playing Piazzolla and original music.
Luis Federico Jaureguiberry, saxophoneManuel González, saxophone
  • Jul 12 2018
    22:00

    Jaureguiberry - González Ponisio Duo ( Argentina )

    recital

    Luis Federico Jaureguiberry (1971): Mañana del 13-descandombe para Mercedes 
    Luis Federico Jaureguiberry (1971): Los que se caen-destango 

    MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CRAFTS / MUZEJ ZA UMJETNOST I OBRT Atrij Trg Republike Hrvatske 10

Jay Byrnes

Jay Byrnes is one of the most pre-eminent figures in the Australian saxophone scene. A passionate performer, arranger, researcher and educator, Byrnes is a specialist in the performance of transcriptions and the fervent discussion of music's culture. Renowned for his interpretations of music (from Bach to Piazzolla), Byrnes has developed a reputation as a versatile and vibrant musician; acclaimed for his dynamic stage presence and rigorous attention to stylistic performance. He regularly performs throughout Europe, South America and Australasia as both a soloist and chamber musician. Aside from his busy performance career, Byrnes has become an authority in interpreting music of other eras and cultures on the Saxophone with particular focus in Latin American music, Aboriginal Australian music and music of the baroque era. In 2016 Byrnes completed his DMA (Doctorate of Musical Arts), researching the performance of tango music for the classical saxophonist, his thesis titled 'The Devil's Horn and the music of the Brothel' receiving the highest awards. In 2015 Byrnes released his debut CD, El Asunto Del Tango an album that featured his research through performance. In 2010 Byrnes completed his Masters in Music at ESMAE, Porto, Portugal with a focus on interpreting Baroque music on the saxophone. This was the beginning of his pursuance into other music's cultures. Byrnes has held teaching positions in the United Kingdom, Venezuela and Australia. He is a casual lecturer and tutor at Sydney University (Sydney Conservatorium of Music), coordinating the Fundamentals of Music 1 program. He has also given guest lectures for Sydney University's 'Latin American studies' course and performance courses Byrnes is the Director of Saxophone Academy Sydney.
www.jaybyrnessax.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    14:00

    Jay Byrnes ( Australia )

    lecture

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Jazz Orchestra of Croatian National Television

Jazz orkestar HRT-a, nekadašnji Big Band Hrvatske radiotelevizije, to jest Plesni orkestar Radio Zagreba, postoji i radi kontinuirano već više od 50 godina, što je u povijesti big bandova rijetkost u svjetskim razmjerima.Plesni orkestar RTZ, preteča Big Banda HRT, osnovan je u sezoni 1946./47. za potrebe Radija i sastavljen od najboljih glazbenika iz nekoliko ansambala, okupljenih pod vodstvom Zlatka Černjula. Orkestar je kasnije vodilo nekoliko dirigenata. Posebno mjesto među njima pripada Miljenku Prohaski, koji je orkestar vodio više od 30 godina. Valja također spomenuti Silvija Glojnarića i Sašu Nestorovića dok danas orkestrom rukovodi Andreas Marinello. Mnogi glazbenici svjetskoga ugleda nastupali su kao solisti s Orkestrom u Zagrebu – trubači: Art Farmer, Clark Terry i Ted Curson, saksofonisti: Johnny Grifin, Sal Nistico, Ernie Wilkins, trombonist Kai Winding, pijanist John Lewis, bubnjar Art Taylor i drugi. Andreas Marinello (Bolzano, Italija, 1983.), studirao je jazz saksofon i jazz kompoziciju na Sveučilištu za glazbu i izvedbene umjetnosti u Grazu i na Glazbenoj akademiji u Kölnu, a na Sveučilištu za glazbu i izvedbene umjetnosti u Beču studirao je klasični saksofon. Godine 2011. u Grazu je stekao naslov magistra umjetnosti. Pohađao je radionice i usavršavao se kod Miguela Zenona, Donnya McCaslina, Dicka Oattsa, Rosaria Giuliania, Davea Liebmana, Maurizia Giammarca, Boba Mintzera, Boba Brookmeyera i drugih. Od 2013. djeluje kao saksofonist i u Jazz orkestru HRT-a, u kojem, od sezone 2015./2016. stupa na mjesto šefa-dirigenta.Djeluje i kao skladatelj te aranžer surađujući s brojnim sastavima u Hrvatskoj i inozemstvu; njegove skladbe i obrade izvedene su u Hrvatskoj, Austriji, Njemačkoj, Jordanu, Sloveniji te na Cipru.
Soloists:Rosario Giuliani, saxophoneVictor Goines, saxophoneBranford Marsalis, saxophonePerico Sambeat, saxophoneKrzystof Urbanski, saxophone

  • Jul 12 2018
    19:30

    Jazz Orchestra of Croatian National Television ( Croatia )

    ensemble performance

    VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL / KONCERTNA DVORANA VATROSLAVA LISINSKOG VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL / KONCERTNA DVORANA VATROSLAVA LISINSKOG Trg Stjepana Radića 4

Jean-Denis Michat

  • Jul 11 2018
    15:00

    Jean-Denis Michat ( France )

    masterclass

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Jean-Marie Londeix

Jean-Marie Londeix (1932) is considered one of the world's greatest players and teachers of saxophone "perhaps after Adolphe Sax and his teacher Marcel Mule, the most important 'inventor' of the modern saxophone" (Francesco Salime). Londeix has become known and appreciated as a concert artist, teacher, lecturer and author of numerous pedagogical and historical works. He performed more than 600 times as a soloist appearing around the world, frequently inaugurating the first saxophone concerts and recitals in many of the world's finest concert halls. In the early 1950's he was one of the first wind instrumentalists to perform full recitals. He has been frequently recorded and has 13 LPs, 10 compact discs and a number of DVDs to his credit. Well over one hundred important works for saxophone were written for and dedicated to him and more than 150 foreign students traveled from around the globe to study with him at the Bordeaux Conservatory of Music. Among these former students, now concert artists and musical ambassadors in their own right, many teach at major schools of music and perform internationally. Londeix is frequently invited to teach in the conservatories and universities of Europe, Asia, the US, Russia, Canada, Scandinavia, etc. He was Honorary President of the Association of Saxophonists of France and President of the International Saxophone Committee of the World Saxophone Congress; he has also organized numerous international festivals: World Saxophone Congress, Conference on the General State of the Saxophone and several international competitions. He created the Ensemble Internationale de Saxophones and commissioned and premiered over 100 original works of quality with that group. Jean-Marie Londeix is also the author of over twenty important pedagogical works for saxophone.
  • Jul 12 2018
    00:00

    Jean-Marie Londeix ( France )

    lecture

    LectureA Tribute to Claude Debussy

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

  • Jul 12 2018
    00:00

    Jean-Marie Londeix ( France )

    recital

    LectureA Tribute to Claude Debussy

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Jeffrey Vickers and Hannah Creviston

Jeffrey E. Vickers (USA) is Associate Professor of Music at Northern Michigan University. He has commissioned and premiered over forty works for saxophones, many of which seek to emphasize and expand the repertory of the tenor saxophone. He maintains a keen interest in the promotion of contemporary music, and he has collaborated with composers such as Lemay, Lauba, Kuehn, Kerger, H. Itoh, Gotkovsky, Alla, and Michans. Dr. Vickers completed his Doctoral and Master's degrees at Indiana University. He obtained his BM in education from the University of Mississippi. An internationally recognized artist and teacher, Dr. Vickers was a jurist for the 4th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Thailand, 2014. He has performed in over two dozen states, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, France, and numerous national or international conferences. In 2014, Dr. Vickers was a guest instructor at Spanish conservatories in Oviedo, Palma, and Alicante. He was also a featured artist at the NASA Region 9 Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2015. Dr. Vickers is the founder of Resolute Music Publications, a publishing company that specializes in modern music publications.
Jeffrey E. Vickers, saxophone Hannah Creviston, piano
www.jeffvickers.net
  • Jul 11 2018
    18:30

    Jeffrey Vickers and Hannah Creviston ( United States )

    recital

    Mikel Kuehn (1967): Karikatur (premiere performance)Camille Kerger (1957): Very Busy (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Jeffrey Vickers and Henrique Portovedo

Jeffrey E. Vickers (USA) is Associate Professor of Music at Northern Michigan University. He has commissioned and premiered over forty works for saxophones, many of which seek to emphasize and expand the repertory of the tenor saxophone. He maintains a keen interest in the promotion of contemporary music, and he has collaborated with composers such as Lemay, Lauba, Kuehn, Kerger, H. Itoh, Gotkovsky, Alla, and Michans. Dr. Vickers completed his Doctoral and Master's degrees at Indiana University. He obtained his BM in education from the University of Mississippi. He has performed in over two dozen states, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, France, and numerous national or international conferences. Dr. Vickers is the founder and owner of Resolute Music Publications, a publishing company that specializes in modern music publications. Henrique Portovedo has more than 40 works for saxophone dedicated to him. He was a soloist with several orchestras and ensembles including L’Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Garde Republican, Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Orquesta de Viento Marcos Redondo, Orquestra Sinfónica de Jovens de Sta. Maria da Feira, Orquestra de Sopros da Universidade de Aveiro, etc. Co-founder of QuadQuartet and Artistic Director of Aveiro SaxFest, he recorded for several labels and he was awarded with several Trinity Music Awards in London, Prémio Jovens Criadores 2012 by the Portuguese Institute of Art and Ideas and received the Award by the Portuguese National Centre of Culture. He is a researcher at CITAR, School of the Arts at Portuguese Catholic University, he was a visiting researcher at the Edinburgh University and he is currently artist in residency at ZKM, Karlsruhe in Germany and visiting researcher at UC Santa Barbara, USA, supported by Fulbright Foundation. Portovedo is member of the European Saxophone Committee, Tenor Sax Collective (Tenor SaxIndex) and President of the Portuguese Saxophone Association.
Jeffrey Vickers, saxophoneHenrique Portovedo, saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    12:30

    Jeffrey Vickers and Henrique Portovedo ( United States )

    recital

    Robert Lemay (1960): Deuce 4 (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Jennifer Lachaine

Jennifer Lachaine got her bachelor's and master's degrees from the Université de Montréal and PHD in Art Studies and practices (Saxophone teaching). She has performed as a part of Orchestre Philharmonique de Montréal, Ensemble de saxophones de Montréal, etc. She has also performed as a soloist, including her performance at the  XVII World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg where she gave a Premiere Performance of Charles-Philippe Tremblay-Bégin’s piece. She currently teaches at the Collège de Montréal.
  • Jul 13 2018
    17:00

    Jennifer Lachaine ( Canada )

    recital

    Philippe Béland (1987), Jennifer Lachaine (1988): Unconditioning the Sax (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Jennifer Lachaine

Jennifer Lachaine got her bachelor's and master's degrees from the Université de Montréal and PHD in Art Studies and practices (Saxophone teaching). She has performed as a part of Orchestre Philharmonique de Montréal, Ensemble de saxophones de Montréal, etc. She has also performed as a soloist, including her performance at the  XVII World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg where she gave a Premiere Performance of Charles-Philippe Tremblay-Bégin’s piece. She currently teaches at the Collège de Montréal.
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:00

    Jennifer Lachaine ( Canada )

    lecture

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Jeroen Vanbever

Jeroen Vanbever is a young, driven, Belgian saxophonist. After completing his classical saxophone studies at LUCA School of Arts in Leuven, he studied jazz saxophone at the same institution and at KASK Conservatory of Ghent. As a freelance saxophonist, he has been invited several times to play with Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen and Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. With the latter he played, inter alia, at the Festival Musiq’3 and participated on a tour in Germany. By travelling around the world, taking master classes and meeting other musicians and saxophonist, Jeroen was influenced by different musical approaches. He played classical music with orchestra’s, chamber music ensembles, and improvised in folk, (free) jazz as well as in classical settings. In his own projects, he tries to look for interesting cross-overs between classical music, pop/rock, jazz and folk/world music. One of these projects involved composer Jeroen D’hoe and pianist Bart Van Caenegem with whom he collaborated on a cross-over project for the 17th World Saxophone Congress in Strasbroug. His latest projects involve a promising Belgian String Quartet and a solo project with loopstation and live loops. Next to being a top level musician, Jeroen is an equally passioned educator and shares his knowledge and experience as a saxophonist with young and old.
www.jeroenvanbever.be

Jeroen Vanbever & Zerkalo Quartet

After Jeroen Vanbever (Belgium) completed his classical saxophone studies at LUCA School of Arts in Leuven, he studied jazz saxophone at the same institution and at KASK Conservatory of Ghent. As a freelance saxophonist, he has been invited several times to play with Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen and Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. With the latter he played, at the Festival Musiq’3 and participated on a tour in Germany. He played classical music with orchestra’s, chamber music ensembles, and improvised in folk, (free) jazz as well as in classical settings. Next to being a top level musician, Jeroen is an equally passionate educator and shares his knowledge and experience as a saxophonist with young and old. The Zerkalo Quartet (2014) is a string quartet based in Brussels. They are expanding the codes of classical music and exploring its place in society today. The work of Zerkalo Quartet has been critically acclaimed with awards such as the Supernova 2014, Vocatio 2015 and the Honourable Mention of the Jury in the Janaçek Competition 2015. Zerkalo Quartet has performed at prestigious venues and festivals in Belgium as well as at festivals and concert halls abroad (France, Germany, Italy, Spain). Zerkalo Quartet have benefitted from the advice of eminent music professors such as Günter Pichler from Alban Berg Quartett, Oliver Wille from Kuss Quartett, etc. and has worked with composers such as Hosokawa, Sciarrino and Widmann. The Quartet produces its own series of concerts in Brussels and has set up important pedagogical projects. Zerkalo collaborates with Jeunesses Musicales Belgique, and is currently in residence at the Primary School of Ligugé.
Jerone Vanbever, saxophonePaul Serri, violinJoris Decolvenaer, violinVictor Guaita Igual, violaGauthier Broutin, violoncello
www.jeroenvanbever.be
  • Jul 13 2018
    12:00

    Jeroen Vanbever & Zerkalo Quartet ( Belgium )

    recital

    Chick Correa (1941): Children's Songs No. 7, 6, 19, 18 (arr. Ian Stewart)Moulin Andreas (1994): One More Time (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Jérôme Laran

Jérôme Laran studied with Claude Delangle at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and graduated in 2002 with a first prize with unanimity. He then followed the two years cycle de perfectionnement (advance cycle) and obtained the aptitude certificate in saxophone teaching in 2005. He has received numerous prizes and awards including the Cziffra Foundation and the prestigious "Révélation Classique" (classicaldiscovery) prize from ADAMI. Laran received the first prize at the International Saxophone Competition in Luxembourg, and he excelled in several international competitions  such as A.R.D in Munich, Adolphe Sax in Dinant. As a soloist, he has performed with the Orchestre National de Chambre de Toulouse, the Itinéraire Ensemble, the Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra and others. He has released some ten recordings including three solo compact discs, and his latest solo release "Impressions d'Automne" devoted to french music has received great critical acclaim. In addition, he has appeared in publications that include Vandoren Magazine, C.M.F Magazine, Saxophone Journal, Pipers, Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Journal and others. He is the artistic director of les Rencontres Musicales de Capvern, a music festival in the south of France. Laran teaches saxophone at the National Conservatoire in Aulnay-sous-Bois and frequently gives masterclasses in Europe and Asia.
www.jeromelaran.fr
  • Jul 13 2018
    20:00

    Jérôme Laran ( France )

    slovenian armed forces band

    Shoichi Asai (1988): Paganini Remix

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Jessica Maxfield

Los Angeles-based concert saxophonist Jessica Maxfield enjoys an active career as an accomplished performer, educator, clinician, and adjudicator. Currently instructing classical saxophone at the University of Southern California’s famed Thornton School of Music, Dr. Maxfield has concertized and presented clinics throughout the United States, Austria, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Ukraine, and Japan. Notable appearances include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Philharmonic and the Joffrey Ballet. Jessica Maxfield holds degrees with distinction from Bowling Green State University and Northwestern University, where she recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts and served as a Lecturer of Saxophone under the guidance of the legendary Dr. Frederick Hemke. She hosted the North American Saxophone Alliance's Region 5 Conference at Northern Illinois University in January 2015. 
  • Jul 13 2018
    15:00

    Jessica Maxfield ( United States )

    recital

    Yuan-Chen Li (1980): TellGregory Wanamaker (1968): Of Light and Shadows - Luminant Shadows, Flickering Beams - Perpetual Wind

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Jesús Núñez

 Jesús Núñez studied in C.E.M. Andrés Segovia of Dos Hermanas (Sevilla), C.P.M. Francisco Guerrero and C.S.M. Manuel Castillo of Sevilla, with Alfonso Romero Ramírez, José Carlos Luján and José Antonio Santos. He has won several prizes, both national and international. He has also participated in different festivals and concert cycles in Sevilla, Cádiz, Madrid, Valencia, Badajoz, Rouen, Ljubljana, Brest, Pontinvrea, Dublin, Edinburgh, Strasbourg, Palmela and Porto, etc. He has premiered works of the composers Paco Toledo, Antonio J. Flores, Juan de Dios García Aguilera, Paula Yturriaga, Eneko Vadillo, Nuria Núñez, Norah Walsh, Jaime González, Ana Teruel and others. He has taught masterclass and courses in Sevilla, Granada, Edinburgh, Cádiz, Madrid, etc. He has collaborated on several CDs such as "Monográfico de Fernando Villanueva", "Diálogos", "Open your mind", "S3" ... He has done a continuous work from 2004 to 2009, with Marie-Bernadette Charrier (saxophone teacher at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, France). Currently he is part of the Dúo SinCronía (with the pianist Noelia Sierra), the Dúo Lisus (along with the saxophonist Lidia MuñozCuarteto Itálica and S3-Spectral Sax Style (with the composer Juan de Dios García Aguilera). He receives private composition lessons from Alfonso Romero Ramírez (member of ECCA) and he is a saxophone teacher at C.P.M. "María de Molina" of Úbeda.
http://jngsa9.wixsite.com/jesusnunez
  • Jul 14 2018
    09:15

    Jesús Núñez ( Spain )

    recital

    Jordi Orts (1962): Sevilla (premiere performance)
    Juan de Dios García Aguilera (1959): Rebote-Rueda II (premiere performance)Alfonso Romero-Ramírez (1968): Connecting people

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

JG Jemmy Genic Quartet

The JG Jemmy Genic Quartet is a saxophone quartet formed in 2011. It has attracted attention for being the world's first saxophone quartet that uses handmade instruments from sterling silver named ''silver sonic'', by Yanagisawa Japan. The quartet's activities have been featured in the Tokyo metropolitan Area News of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), "The SAX", "Pipers", "Band Journal", and "The Ongakugendai". They released one album, and are scheduled to release another one in 2018. They and have performed across Japan. And have won second place in the 10th Annual Yokohama International Music Competition, Chamber Music section.
Masahito Tsuda, soprano saxophoneEmi Kondo, alto saxophoneMasanori Kobayashi, tenor saxophoneJun-ichi Sasao, baritone saxophone
http://jg4sax.tokyo/
  • Jul 10 2018
    09:15

    JG Jemmy Genic Quartet ( Japan )

    recital

    Shunsuke Takizawa (1985): Good Summer Pictures  - fuurin to kobuta, mushitori syounen, yozora ni hanabiTakatsugu Muramatsu (1978): Earth (arr. Masahito Tsuda)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Jiang - Molano Duo

  • Jul 14 2018
    12:15

    Jiang - Molano Duo ( China )

    recital

    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 op. 120 - Allegro appasionato, Andante un poco Adagio, Allegretto grazioso, Vivace 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Jiaqi Zhao

Jiaqi (Kevin) Zhao is currently a first year Doctorate student at Eastman School of Music, majoring in Saxophone Performance and Literature with Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin. There he received his bachelor’s degree and pursued his master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) under professor Debra Richtmeyer. He is also an accomplished pianist and won prizes for both piano and saxophone during his high school years. During his college and graduate years, he won 1st prize in the LISMA Woodwind Competition (2013), 2nd prize in Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition (2015), was a finalist in North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition (2016) and 4th place in the 5th Jean-Marie LONDEIX International Saxophone Competition (JLMISC) held in Bangkok (2017). During his second year of master degree, he won Concerto Competition at University of Illinois at Urban Champaign and was invited to play Henri Tomasis Concerto with University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra in October, 2017. Zhao has played in masterclasses for Griffin Campbell, Claude Delangle, Otis Murphy, Timothy McAllister, Kenneth Tse, Carrie Koffman, Nikita Zimin and Jean-Michel  Zhao. Together with the Finja Saxophone Quartet at Eastman, he won 1st prize in the 198th Army Band Ensemble Competition (2013) and 1st Prize in the MTNA National Wind Chamber Music Competition (2014). As member of the Eastman Saxophone Project for four years, he performed in many places including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 11 2018
    12:00

    Jiaqi Zhao ( United States )

    recital

    Qi Jing (1989): Mercurial for alto saxophone and stereo fixed media (premiere performance)Qi Jing (1989): Chant for soprano saxophone (premiere performance)Yucong (Zoe) Wang (1993): Jigsaw Suite  - Prelude, Allemande, Minuet, Gavotte, Gigue, Sarabande, Toccata (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

JM Goury & Friends Saxophone Ensemble

JM Goury & Friends Saxophone Ensemble The large saxophone ensemble of the CRR/PSPBB was founded in 1990. There are 10 to 15 pre-professional students registered in the lessons of the 3rd cycle (CEM), specialization (DEM), and professional orientation (COP/PôleSupérieur – since 2013). The ensemble serves to foster a pedagogical and educational nature for those that are involved. In this setting, each instrumentalist can practice on the existing saxophones and acquire a wide repertoire which crosses through the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods to the music of today. Additionally, the ensemble works on jazz standards and musical works from musical comedy’s and films. This “chamber orchestra” tends to peak the interest of many current composers. F. Guerrero, T. Escaich, F. Rossé, Ton ThâtTiet, W. Karlins, A. Louvier, T. Tesei, M. Kuehn, C. Lauba, S. Pavlenko, E. Rolin, C. Gabriele, among many many more, have written new works of the highest quality for this ensemble. Many talented musicians have passed through the CRR/PSPBB saxophone class and thus this ensemble. Many of them have come from all over France and the entire world and had quickly thereafter earned the CA, DE, DNSPM, Master, Doctorate, and prizes from national and international musical competitions in Geneva, Paris, Bayreuth, Cracovie, Tel Aviv, Bangkok, New York. The ensemble has been conducted and directed, since its creation, by Jean-Michel Goury, professor of saxophone at the CRR/PôleSupérieur de Boulogne-Billancourt, concert saxophonist, and pedagogue of international renown.
  • Jul 12 2018
    22:30

    JM Goury & Friends Saxophone Ensemble ( France )

    recital

    Leoš Janáček (1854-1928): Sinfonietta (arr. P. S. Meugé)Jeremie Hudry (1986): New Work (premiere performance)Lucas Fagin (1980): IlusionarioEtienne Rolin (1952): (premiere performance)Gregory Wanamaker (1968): (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos

Born in 1994 in Mallorca, Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos is a saxophonist based in Zürich. After receiving a Bachelor degree in Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (CSMA, Zaragoza, Spain), he continued his studies with Lars Mlekusch at the Züricher Hochschule der Künste. Unsatisfied with the traditional profile of the saxophonist and devoted to the music of our time, he regularly collaborates with emerging and established composers, as well as with artists from many different fields. His performances include his own compositions, electroacustic music, audiovisual media and free improvisation. He has performed at festivals such as Radical dB (Zaragoza) or Laokoon Festival (Zurich) and participated in academies as Impuls International Academy (Graz) or LAbO #5 (Antwerpen). He has been selected as a fellow participant in the Atlantic Music Festival’s program Future Music Lab (Maine, United States) and in the Lucerne Festival Academy (Lucerne, Switzerland).
  • Jul 10 2018
    15:15

    Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos ( Switzerland )

    recital

    Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos (1994): Kunststücke for soprano saxophone and tape (premiere performance)Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos (1994): Breathe for alto saxophone without mouthpiece and live electronics (premiere performance)Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos (1994): A self-portrait on glitch for soprano saxophone, motion sensor, live electronics and live video (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

João Pedro Silva and Pedro Vieira de Almeida

With more than 10 years playing together, João Pedro Silva & Pedro Vieira de Almeida have played and recorded new Portuguese music for saxophone and piano, dedicated to them, edited in three CD’s. João Pedro Silva has a master's degree in saxophone performance and music pedagogy from the Lisbon Superior Music School. He studied with José Massarrão, Alberto Roque and Pedro Moreira. He also attended masterclass with Daniel Deffayet, James Houlik, Jean-Marie Londeix, Claude Delangle, etc. He was laureate on several saxophone competitions. As a soloist, he has performed with the Portuguese Symphonic Band, Lisbon Sinfonietta Orchestra, Portuguese Navy Band, Portuguese Republican Guard Chamber Orchestra, Lisbon Metropolitana Wind Orchestra, among others. His discography contemplates 11 CDs. He is a member of the Bros. Quartet, Artemsax and L.U.M.E. - Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble. He is author of the first Portuguese pedagogical book for the saxophone learning. He is saxophone and chamber music professor at the Lisbon Metropolitana Professional Music School and Palmela Conservatory. Pedro Vieira de Almeida began his piano lessons with 6 years. He got his master's degree in chamber music on the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Lisbon Superior Music School. Almeida is a laureate on several piano competitions. He is the piano player of the Palmela International Saxophone Festival and the Almada International music competition. Today, he is a professor at the Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional and Academia de Música de Almada.
João Pedro Silva, saxophonePedro Vieira de Almeida, piano& guest musician Gerard McChrystal, saxophone
www.joaopedrosilva.org
  • Jul 10 2018
    17:00

    João Pedro Silva and Pedro Vieira de Almeida ( Portugal )

    recital

    Jorge Salgueiro (1969): Danças do Cão - I. movement Lino Guerreiro (1977): Ostinatus - II. movementDaniel Bernardes (1986): Movimento Perpétuo - Interlúdio e Canção (premiere performance) John Costa (1922-1996): FirebrandAstor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Close your Eyes and Listen (arr. José Condinho)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Joel Diegert and Adriàn Artacho

Joel Diegert is an internationally active saxophonist with a wide range of musical interests. He has achieved international success as a founding member of FIVE SAX. Diegert's current interest in contemporary music led him to pursue his doctoral research. He was a winner of the 2005 NASA classical competition, prize-winner of the 2011 Jean-Marie Londeix Competition and prize-winner of 2011 Gaudeamus Competition. He has performed with internationally-renowned ensembles, such as Musikfabrik (Cologne), Phace (Vienna), and the Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra. His primary saxophone teachers were Lars Mlekusch, Vincent David, Jean-Michel Goury, John Sampen, Steven Mauk and April Lucas. Diegert holds the position of visiting professor of saxophone at West Virginia University for the 2017-18 academic year. The Spanish-born composer Adrián Artacho graduated with honors from the Vienna Konservatorium (Austria) in 2012 and has developed an international career since. His compositional work extends to a variety of areas such as music theater, dance & multimedia. After a postgraduate degree in electroacoustic composition with Karlheinz Essl, he is currently conducting a PhD research project in “Augmented Performance” at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna. He is an active performer of live electronics either solo or in different configurations, including visuals and a self-constructed musical instruments such as a Laser Harp. Adrián works as artistic director for several projects, including the “Sounds of Matter” international composition competition. Additionally, he is a composition teacher at the People’s University of Vienna (WieVolkshochschule) and artistic director of the arts platform “Neues Atelier”.
Joel Diegert, saxophoneAdrián Artacho, electronics
  • Jul 11 2018
    13:15

    Joel Diegert and Adriàn Artacho ( United States )

    recital

    Joel Diegert (1982), Adriàn Artacho (1980): Aubiome

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Joey Speranzo

Joey Speranzo is currently a student at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami earning his Masters of Music in Saxophone Performance while studying with Dale Underwood. Previously, he completed his Bachelors of Music in Music Education with a Performance Certificate at Shenandoah Conservatory while studying with Dr. Timothy Roberts. As a student, Joey has had the opportunity to work with esteemed saxophonists, such as Claude Delangle, Lars Mlekusch, Clifford Leaman, and the Ellipsos Quartet, and renowned composers such as David Lang, John Corligiano, David Maslanka, Eric Whitacre, Kevin Puts, and Carter Pann under the direction of Dr. Damon Talley, Dr. Timothy Robblee, and Dr. Robert Carnochan. Joey is a current member of the Frost Wind Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, and Saxophone Quartet. While at Shenandoah Conservatory, Joey was a finalist in the regional round of Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition and the runner-up in the state round of the Young Artist Competition.
  • Jul 12 2018
    10:30

    Joey Speranzo ( United States )

    recital

    Alexandra Gardner (1967): TourmalineDavid Pegel (1986): In the Underbrush (premiere performance)Andy Scott (1966): My Mountain Top

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

John Hallberg and Wenjing Liu-Hallberg

Dr. John Hallberg has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Sweden, China, Hong Kong, and across the United States. Hallberg’s career has taken him to many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Segerstrom Hall, and numerous university campuses world-wide. Hallberg currently instructs saxophone at California State University-Fullerton, The Colburn School for the JumpStart Young Musicians Program, and the Orange County School of the Arts. Hallberg received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance with minors in Music Theory and Analysis, Music Technology, and Jazz Studies at USC. Hallberg also holds a Master of Arts degree from The University of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Wenjing Liu-Hallberg, a solo performer and chamber musician, has intensely performed throughout the United States, China, and Italy. A scope of her concert engagement expands from prestigious professional concert venues, such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Steinway Hall in New York, to major academic institute worldwide, such as University of Southern California, California State University-Fullerton, Illinois State University, and the University of Tennessee as a guest artist. She performed in various music festivals including Amalfi Coast Music Festival (Italy), Schlern Music Festival (Italy), PianoSummer in New Paultz (New York) and Rebecca Pennys Piano Festival (Florida). Wenjing Liu-Hallberg holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from University of Iowa under the guidance of Russian pianist Ksenia Nosikova.
John Hallberg, saxophoneWenjing Liu-Hallberg, piano
www.john-hallberg.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    12:00

    John Hallberg and Wenjing Liu-Hallberg ( United States )

    recital

    Adrienne Albert (1941): Circadia for alto saxophone and piano - Cycles, Nightfall, Spring Ahead (European premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

John Nichol and Hannah Creviston

John Nichol is professor of Saxophone at Central Michigan University and has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux (Switzerland, 1997), the North Sea Jazz Festival (1997) and the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival (2000, 2001, 2002). Professor Nichol has also performed by invitation at eight World Saxophone Congresses: Chicago, Illinois (1979), Nuremberg, Germany (1982), Kawasaki, Japan (1988), Valencia, Spain (1997) Montreal, Canada (2000), Minneapolis, Minnesota (2003), St. Andrews, Scotland (2012) and Strasbourg, France (2015). Nichol has performed with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Harry James Orchestra and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. Nichol can be heard on Flights of Fancy (Centaur Recording, 2003), Caught in the Act (White Pine Music, 2007), Woodwind Echoes (White Pine Recording, 2008) and Conspiracy Theory (White Pine Music, 2010).  John Nichol is a Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance.
John Nichol, saxophoneHannah Creviston, piano
  • Jul 13 2018
    18:00

    John Nichol and Hannah Creviston ( United States )

    recital

    Robbie Malcolm Smith (1963): Blues Hypothesis for tenor saxophone and piano

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

John Sampen & Saxophone Ensemble from Bowling Green State University

As one of America's leading concert saxophonists, John Sampen is particularly recognized as a distinguished artist in contemporary literature. He has commissioned over one hundred new works and has soloed with ensembles from all over the world. Sampen has recorded with Belgian and Swiss National Radio and is represented on the AMP, Orion, CRI, Albany and Capstone record labels. He has presented masterclasses at important universities and conservatories throughout Europe, Asia and North America.  In addition to contemporary literature, Sampen performs traditional saxophone repertoire in recital with pianist/composer Marilyn Shrude. Dr. Sampen is currently a Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University and is Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance.
John Sampen, saxophone&Members of the Saxophone Ensemble from the Bowling Green State UniversityBrianna BuckDrew HoslerJonathan KierspeClaire Salli
  • Jul 14 2018
    12:45

    John Sampen & Saxophone Ensemble from Bowling Green State University ( Croatia )

    ensemble performance

    Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996): Distance for alto saxophone and optional sho? (arr. Toru Takemitsu and Claude Delangle)Marilyn Shrude (1946): Quietly Revealed for saxophone ensemble (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

United States-based saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen appears regularly as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He premiered three saxophone concertos, including a double concerto with Arno Bornkamp, and performed standards with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Adrian Symphony Orchestra (MI) and Sequoia Symphony Orchestra (CA). He presented solo recitals in Strasbourg, France, Mississippi University for Women, the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival, and performed chamber music with David Shifrin at Chamber Music Northwest under John Adams and David Robertson at Carnegie Hall. With the Admiral Launch Duo, Hulting-Cohen commissioned and premiered nationwide ten works for harp and saxophone, which are schedule for release on the duo’s debut album in 2018. Co-founder of The Moanin’ Frogs saxophone sextet, he performs internationally and maintains a visible profile in popular chamber music. Their debut album was released on Teal Creek Music in 2017. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen earned his BM and MM under Donald Sinta at the University of Michigan. He is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
jonathanhultingcohen.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    10:30

    Jonathan Hulting-Cohen ( United States )

    recital

    Salvatore Macchia (1947): Spira B for alto saxophone and live electronics (European premiere) Felipe Salles (1973): Uirapuru for soprano saxophone and live electronics (European premiere ) Ingrid Arauco (1957): Piece for alto saxophone solo (European premiere) 

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

United States-based saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen appears regularly as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He premiered three saxophone concertos, including a double concerto with Arno Bornkamp, and performed standards with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Adrian Symphony Orchestra (MI), and Sequoia Symphony Orchestra (CA). He presented solo recitals in Strasbourg, France, Mississippi University for Women, and the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival, and performed chamber music with David Shifrin at Chamber Music Northwest and under John Adams and David Robertson at Carnegie Hall. With the Admiral Launch Duo, Hulting-Cohen commissioned and premiered nationwide ten works for harp and saxophone, which are schedule for release on the duo’s debut album in 2018. Co-founder of The Moanin’ Frogs saxophone sextet, he performs internationally and maintains a visible profile in popular chamber music. Their debut album was released on Teal Creek Music in 2017. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen earned his BM and MM under Donald Sinta at the University of Michigan. He is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
jonathanhultingcohen.com; themoaninfrogs.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    12:30

    Jonathan Hulting-Cohen ( United States )

    masterclass

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Jonathan Nichol

Saxophonist Jonathan Nichol is the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Oklahoma. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2010) and a Master of Music degree (2007) from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Michigan University (2005). Nichol’s primary teachers have been John Nichol, Joseph Lulloff, Rob Smith, Diego Rivera, and Rodney Whitaker. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Vandoren Performing Artist. As an active jazz musician, Jonathan Nichol has performed with Phil Woods, Randy Brecker, David Liebman, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony Jazz Band, the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra, and The Four Tops. He leads his own jazz group, the Nichol Quartet and is a member of Boyd Street Brass. Nichol is a member of the acclaimed h2 quartet, recipients of the prestigious Gold Medal at the 2007 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the First Prize Award at the inaugural North American Saxophone Alliance Chamber Music Competition. The h2 quartet’s CD Generations (BGR 185) was released in August 2008 on the Blue Griffin Recordings label. h2’s second CD, Times and Spaces (BGR 211) and the Blue Griffin Label received a 2010 Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant. h2 quartet released its album Groove Machine (BG 245) in 2012 and album Hard Line in 2014. Jonathan Nichol was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Concert Artist Guild Competition and a finalist in the 2012 Concert Artist Guild Competition with h2 quartet. Nichol is also a sought after orchestral saxophonist and has performed solos with the Grand Rapids Symphony, West Michigan Symphony, Lansing Symphony, and Flint Symphony.
jonathannichol.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    20:00

    Jonathan Nichol ( United States )

    recital

    Marvin Lamb (1946): HERD! (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Joonatan Rautiola

Born in Helsinki (Finland) in 1983, Joonatan Rautiola studied saxophone with Pekka Savijoki, Nicolas Prost, Christian Wirth and Claude Delangle. During his studies at the Paris Conservatory, Joonatan won prizes in several international competitions (Dinant, Düsseldorf, Oslo, Nova Gorica and Paris). He has appeared as a soloist with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin among others, and has given recitals in London, Dublin, St. Petersburg, Tokio and at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Joonatan teaches saxophone at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki).
www.joonatanrautiola.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:00

    Joonatan Rautiola ( Finland )

    cantus ensemble

    Olli Virtaperko (1973): Multikolor

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Joonatan Rautiola

Joonatan Rautiola studied at the Sibelius Academy under Pekka Savijoki and in Paris with Nicolas Prost and Christian Wirth. In 2010 he became the first Nordic saxophonist having graduated from Claude Delangle's saxophone class at the Paris Conservatory. His other teachers include clarinetist Paul Meyer and oboist Maurice Bourgue. Joonatan Rautiola has appeared as a soloist with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Düsseldorfer Symfoniker, Het Kamerorkest Brugge among others and with several professional Nordic wind orchestras. He has given recitals in London, Dublin, Tokyo, St. Petersbourg and at New York's Carnegie Hall. An active performer of contemporary music, Joonatan Rautiola has given first performances of works by many contemporary composers. He is the only wind instrumentalist having won the Finnish National Radio’s Young Soloists’ Competition. His numerous prizes in international competitions include first prizes at the Nordic Wind Soloists' Competition and the Nova Gorica International Saxophone Competition as well as prizes at the International Aeolus Competition for Wind Instruments and the International Adolphe Sax Saxophone Competition in Dinant, Belgium. Joonatan Rautiola teaches at the Sibelius Academy and at the Tampere Music Academy and has given masterclasses at Tokyo, Riga, London and Strasbourg among others.

www.joonatanrautiola.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    15:15

    Joonatan Rautiola ( Finland )

    recital

    Mina Leinonen (1977): New York for baritone saxophone,  Lauri Supponen (1988): Opus nen for baritone saxophone and electronics

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Jorge Sousa and I-An Chen

Jorge Sousa (1990) joined the Aveiro’s Conservatory CalousteGulbenkian in 2004 where he would finish the Basic course, studying with João Figueiredo. In 2011, he graduated in Saxophone Performance at ESMAE – Oporto’s Superior Music School – under the guidance of Fernando Ramos and Henk van Twillert, receiving the "Rotary Club Porto Award - Foz/ Veloso&Troca, Lda" (prize for the best student of ESMAE 2010/2011). Later, in 2016, he completed his Master's Degree in Music Teaching at the University of Aveiro, with the dissertation "Expanded Techniques as a Resource and as a Technical Development of the Repertoire for Tenor Saxophone". He attended several courses – with Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, James Houlik, Antonio Belijar, Mario Marzi – and played with conductors such as Heinz Holligger, Jan Cober, Douglas Bostock. Jorge collaborated with the Oporto Symphonic Orchestra, the Portuguese Saxophone Orchestra, the FLUX Ensemble and with Portuguese Symphonic Band, playing all over the world. Pedagogically speaking, Jorge is developing his class at Academia de Música de Costa Cabral in Oportoandat Escola Profissional de Música de Espinho. At the same time, he is a member of the Portuguese Symphonic Band and ARMAB, orchestras with which he performs regularly. Lately, Jorge’s work is focused on contemporary music, namely Jacob TV’s pieces for Tenor Saxophone.
Jorge Sousa, saxophoneI-An Chen, piano
  • Jul 11 2018
    17:15

    Jorge Sousa and I-An Chen ( Portugal )

    recital

    Jacob Ter Veldhuis (1951): May this bliss never end for tenor saxophone, piano and soundtrack
    Jacob Ter Veldhuis (1951): Grab it! for tenor saxophone and soundtrack
    Jacob Ter Veldhuis (1951): Ticking time for tenor saxophone, soundtrack and video 

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Joseph Lulloff and Yu-Lien The

Joseph Lulloff enjoys a prolific career as a saxophone artist and teacher. Currently Professor of Saxophone at Michigan State University, Mr. Lulloff has been featured as guest soloist with the Cleveland, Minnesota, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras, and Brevard Music Center Orchestras amongst others. Mr. Lulloff has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe, South America and Asia, performing at notable venues such as Weill Recital Hall, Jordan Hall, the Smithsonian Institute, Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, the Ojai Festival, the Moscow Autumn Festival, the KKL (Kultur- und Kongresszentrum of Luzern, Switzerland), and many other. He has also served as principle saxophonist with Detroit, St. Louis, Minnesota, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, and currently serves in that role with the Cleveland Orchestra. Lulloff performs with the Capitol and J4 Saxophone Quartets and is on the artist-teaching faculties at the Brevard Music Center and the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop. Yu-Lien The has performed throughout the US, Europe and Southeast-Asia, including appearances at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Zankel Hall at Carnegie, and as a soloist with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Kammerorchester Hannover and the Baroque Orchestra L'Arco. A sought-after chamber musician, she frequently collaborates with saxophonist Joe Lulloff and has been involved in a number of commissions and world premieres. She is a prizewinner of the 12th International Piano Competition Viotti-Valsesia and the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb. Born in the Netherlands, Yu-Lien The obtained piano performance degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover and from the Hochschule für Musik Detmold as well as a D.M.A. from Michigan State University. Her principal piano teachers were Arie Vardi, Anatol Ugorski, Deborah Moriarty and Lori Sims. Dr. The is Assistant Professor of Piano at Western Michigan University and has previously served on the faculties at Bowling Green State University and Valparaiso University.
Joseph Lulloff, saxophoneYu-Lien The, piano
www.joelulloff.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    14:30

    Joseph Lulloff and Yu-Lien The ( United States )

    recital

    David Biedenbender (1984): Detroit Steel (European premiere) Carter Pann (1972): Sonata for alto saxophone and piano - This Black Cat, Three Songs Without Words: Reverie, Soaring, Consolation, Cuppa Joe, Epilogue: Lacrimosa in memory of Joel Hastings (European premiere)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Junichi Sato

Junichi Sato is a saxophonist, researcher and educator in Japan. He earned his doctor's degree (PhD) in music at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and became the first PhD in the area of Saxophone in Japan. He specializes in Luciano Berio and contemporary music. He plays an active part in the field of contemporary music and receives a high evaluation. Sato is both, a player and a researcher. He has written a lot of papers on P. Boulez, L. Berio, Debussy, etc. and he regularly publishes articles in magazines. He often holds masterclasses, concerts and lectures at the CNSM de Paris, Manhattan School of Music (in New York) and National Taiwan University of Arts. Sato is the only person of the academic tenure specialized in the Saxophone in a Japanese national university.
http://saxolab.net
  • Jul 11 2018
    09:15

    Junichi Sato ( Japan )

    recital

    Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988): Tre PezziMasamazu Natsuda (1968): Appel (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Justin Kenealy and Friends Saxophone Quartet

Although members of this ensemble have played in groups together in the past, the Friends Saxophone quartet was formed solely for this performance of Bach’s music for saxophone quartet. Australian-based saxophonist Justin Kenealy is currently completing his PhD in Music Performance at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research project is concerned with transcriptions for the saxophone and he is transcribing 5 violin works for saxophone, two of which will be performed at the Congress. Kenealy has performed as soloist throughout Australia, France, the United States, and China. He performs regularly with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria and has also received guest invitations to perform with the Australian International Opera Company, the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) Orchestra, the Royal Australian Air Force Band. Kenealy’s playing has also been featured on ABC Classic FM, Foxtel Arts Channel and the Chandos recording label. Kenealy made his concerto debut in 2015, performing the Henri Tomasi Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestra. He has since performed as soloist with The Melbourne Musicians Orchestra, Preston Symphony Orchestra and The University of Melbourne Wind Symphony. Kenealy is also a keen music educator. As well as lecturing in Music Performance at the University of Melbourne, he maintains an active teaching studio at Carey Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia, where he provides lessons for approximately 50 woodwind students. He has also appeared as a guest mentor of 3mbs FM’s The Talent competition. 
The Friends Saxophone quartetJustin KenealyKathryn CooperDrake StoughtonJoey Speranzo
justin-kenealy.com/

Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

Described by The Times  as 'irresistible', Kaleidoscope is an innovative collaboration between four creative young artists. The group's approach is built on the distinct creative personalities of its members, with engaging programmes blending classical and contemporary music. The quartet's work has led to multiple awards and high profile performances at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Bridgewater Hall. The quartet's lineup features an array of artistic skills, from award-winning soloists and multi-instrumentalists to innovative composers of music ranging from classical to electronic. The quartet is committed to the creation and performance of new music, and has commissioned and premiered works from numerous talented young composers including Michael Cryne (LSO Panufnik Young Composer) and Oliver Leith, whose new commission A Day at the Spa won a British Composer Award in 2016 and has been played on Radio 3. Support from organizations such as the Tunnell Trust, Worshipful Company of Musicians and the Park Lane Group has led to performances at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, with the latter concert given a four star review in The Times. The group's debut album Oil, released in 2016 was supported by the City Music Foundation, Hattori Foundation and a Help Musicians Emerging Excellence award. Produced by John Harle, it featured music by Gavin Bryars, Jonny Greenwood and Steve Martland as well as a major contribution to the repertoire in the form of superb new pieces by Oliver Leith, Jenni Watson and John Rittipo-Moore.
Sally MacTaggart, soprano saxophoneGuy Passey, alto saxophoneJenni Watson, tenor saxophoneAlastair Penman, baritone saxophone
http://www.kaleidoscopesax.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    19:00

    Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet ( United Kingdom )

    recital

    Oliver Christophe Leith (1991): A Day at the SpaJennifer Watson (1985): TingedMark Bowler (1980): Puzzle BookAlastair Penman (1988): TBC (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Kalypso Duo

Duo Kalypso was formed by Miha Rogina (saxophone) and Sae Lee (piano), who are accredited for their innovative interpretations of musical works. Both are graduates of Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSM) and Prize-winners of major international solo and chamber music competitions. The duo has worked with today’s leading musicians including Pierre Boulez, Fabio Luisi and Sergei Markarov, and has appeared at major international concert stages throughout Europe, Asia and USA such as the Musikverein in Vienna, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg or Izumi Hall in Japan. Individually, they have performed as soloists with a number of orchestras worldwide including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra as well as Philharmonic orchestras of Bratislava, Bruges, Hoffer, Kansai, Maribor, Paris Laureates, Pleven and Sofia, Symphony Orchestra of Slovenian radio-television, and Thailand Philharmonic orchestra. Sae Lee and Miha Rogina both work at Ljubljana University, Faculty of Music and have held masterclasses at universities across Japan (Senzoku gakuen University, Showa University, Osaka University etc.), UK, Latvia, Poland, Germany and Austria. Their extensive repertory includes the original works for saxophone and piano, contemporary music, jazz, ethno, tango and their own transcriptions. Their concerts are broadcasted by radio and TV stations worldwide.
Miha Rogina, saxophoneSae Lee, piano
  • Jul 14 2018
    12:00

    Kalypso Duo ( Slovenia )

    recital

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Katherine Weintraub

Katherine Weintraub is a decorated performer, passionate educator, and doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music. She made her solo debut at the age of 15 performing Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera with the Florida Orchestra. Known for her sensitive musicianship, Weintraub champions the standard repertoire of the saxophone in addition to contemporary music and creative transcriptions of borrowed works. She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. While attending the University, she was named winner of the school’s Graduate Concerto Competition. As a doctoral student, she was awarded first prize at the International William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition and she was a national finalist in the MTNA Young Artist Competition. In 2014, Weintraub was the winner of the Eastman School of Music Concerto Competition and shortly after, she was named first-prize winner of the International Saxophone Symposium and Competition in Columbus, Georgia. She has performed at notable venues such as the Shanghai Grand Theater, the National Center of the Performing Arts in Beijing, China; Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has also been featured as a soloist with the University of Michigan Philharmonia, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, and the illustrious Eastman Wind Ensemble. 
katherineweintraub.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:45

    Katherine Weintraub ( United States )

    recital

    Joshua Keeling (1982): Ñamandú  for saxophone and electronicsJoshua Keeling (1982): In Rarefied AirPierce Gradone (1986): Keep the Balance on the Back Curve for saxopohone and electronics (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Katia Beaugeais

Award-winning Australian saxophonist and composer Katia Beaugeais is artist whose music has been performed in Europe, United Kingdom, America, Canada, Peru, Asia and Australia. She is currently working on a PhD in Composition about the dual role of a composer-performer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Education Composer Resource Kit for the Australian Music Centre, new piece for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, an ABC Classic FM saxophone recording and solo recital and premiere of her saxophone orchestra music at the World Sax Congress in Croatia and Royal College of Music in London. Performance and composition highlights include: winning the prestigious 2010 ISCM/IAMIC International Society for Contemporary Music Young Composer Award; guest soloist composer with 100 saxophones; solo recitals at the Selmer Saxophone Showrooms in Paris and Australian Embassy in Zagreb; performing her own saxophone concerto Terra Obscura on ABC Classic FM; invited on a panel with the legendary Jean-Marie Londeix at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress, Strasbourg Conservatoire; Boulevard des Productions Strasbourg TV; 2011/2013 Zagreb Biennale in Croatia; First Light at Uluru for saxophone orchestra premiered in Strasbourg, Paris and England, and featured composer on ABC Classic FM’s 2017 International Women’s Day. Beaugeais’s music has been performed by Ensemble Zeitfluss (Austria), Elly Bašić Music School (Croatia), Halcyon, Queensland and Sydney Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestras, Grevillea Ensemble, Sydney Symphony Fellowship players, Queensland Symphony Orchestra composer workshop, etc. Beaugeais teaches composition and chamber ensembles at the Sydney Conservatorium.
http://www.newmusicblock.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    14:00

    Katia Beaugeais ( Australia )

    recital

    Katy Abbott (1971): Multisonics for alto saxophone (premiere performance)Bruce Crossman (1961): Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter for soprano saxophoneKatia Beaugeais (1976): Breath by Breath for soprano saxophone (premiere performance) 

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Kenneth Tse

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.
www.kenneth-tse.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    21:00

    Kenneth Tse ( United States )

    croatian armed forces orchestra

    Aaron Perrine (1979): It Has to Be Beautiful concerto for alto saxophone and wind ensemble - Screaming at the Sky, It Has to Be Beautiful, Illumine (premiere performance)

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Kenneth Tse

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.
www.kenneth-tse.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    15:00

    Kenneth Tse ( United States )

    masterclass

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

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.
Kenneth Tse, saxophoneCasey Dierlam, piano
www.kenneth-tse.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    10:15

    Kenneth Tse and Casey Dierlam ( United States )

    recital

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

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Kenneth Tsé and Saxo Voce

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. 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. 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. In a desire for innovation, Thibaut Canaval founded in 2012 an ensemble of the entire family of saxophones – Saxo Voce. This passion and pioneering is 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... 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.
Kenneth Tse, saxophoneShiho Yoshinari and Yohan Leite, baritone saxophoneMiyu Koda and Natsumi Kumagishi, tenor saxophoneKevin Le Mareuil, Natsuki Ishikawa and Tomomi Wakasa, alto saxophoneThibaut Canaval and Eri Tsuchida, soprano saxophone

Koch - Braus - Orlando Trio

  • Jul 10 2018
    14:30

    Koch - Braus - Orlando Trio ( United States )

    recital

    Eric Wubbels (1980): This is This is This is for 2 alto saxophones and prepared piano

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Kohei Ueno

Born in Japan, Kohei Ueno started playing the saxophone at the young age of eight in his school band. He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, instrumental music department. Kohei had attracted public attention from an early age and made his debut while still in school. Reviews include: “Listening to just one note, I knew Kohei was specially gifted” - Kazuki Yamada, conductor; “I have never heard such sounds from a saxophone. He is an eye-opener” - Keith Lockhard. Kohei made a sensational senior debut winning 1st prize at the 28th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, youngest ever in its long history. In 2014, he won a prestigious 2nd prize at 6th Adolphe Sax International Competition in Belgium. His recital in 2016 was a great success with all unaccompanied works at the B→C Concert. He continues to challenge new repertoires and pursues all possibilities of the saxophone. His first CD album “Massage to ADOLPHE” was released in 2014. The following year, he released a CD with Panda Wind Orchestra where he is concert master. 2017 saw his debut CD with The Rev Saxophone Quartet. His third solo album is “Breath”, with the unaccompanied Bach, 2017. Kohei has also appeared in various medias including the Japanese popular TV program “Untitled Concert” and ” Houdou Station” . He is a lecturer at Showa College of Music. He is a member of The Rev Saxophone Quartet and concert master of Panda Wind Orchestra.
uenokohei.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    11:00

    Kohei Ueno ( Japan )

    recital

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Partita in A-minor for Solo Flute, BWV 1013 (soprano saxophone in G-minor)Yuta Bando (1991): Aerial Dance for alto saxophone solo

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Koplant No Ensemble

Koplant No is a forward-thinking, cinematic electro-jazz ensemble that fuses intricate compositions and jazz improvisation with electronica, progressive rock, and hip-hop. Called "one of the most innovative ensembles in the Midwest" by Minnesota Public Radio's David Cazares, they are the recipients of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and have performed at venues across the country in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., St. Louis, and at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. Their potent music has the rare ability to satiate the most discriminating jazz aficionados, while completely disarming the anti-jazz crowd, and has been described as “a textural feast for the mind’s eye." Koplant No is: Joel Vanderheyden (tenor saxophone), Brian Lewis Smith (trumpet, laptop, keys), Drew Morton (bass, synth), and Rob Baner (drums, loops, vibes).
Joel Vanderheyden, tenor saxophoneBrian Lewis Smith, trumpet, laptop, keysDrew Morton, bass, synthRob Baner, drums, loops, vibes
  • Jul 11 2018
    19:30

    Koplant No Ensemble ( United States )

    recital

    Joel Vanderheyden (1980): Noir

    JAZZ & CABARET CLUB KONTESA / JAZZ I KABARET KLUB KONTESA Kontesa Ulica Augusta Cesarca 2

Korsax Duo

Young Wook Yang studied saxophone performance at College of Music Seoul National University. After graduation, he moved to Paris to pursue further studies and earned diplomas from Charenton/St.-Maurice Civic Conservatory and Val-de-Marne State Conservatory. He also completed artist diploma (Cycle Concertiste, Niveau professionnel) studies at Charenton/St.-Maurice Civic Conservatory. He performed with SNU Symphonic Band, Universal Saxophone Ensemble and Jeju National University Symphoy. As an educator, he taught at the College of Music Seoul National University. He currently teaches at College of Music, Jeju National University 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 Van Matre 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. Dr. Yeomin Yun served as Instructor of Music at Korea National University of arts and Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the Gyeong Ju University in South Korea. He is currently Full-time Lecturer of Music at the Korea Science Academy of KAIST.
Young Wook Yang, saxophoneYeomin Yun, saxophone
  • Jul 12 2018
    12:15

    Korsax Duo ( Croatia )

    recital

    Seung-hu Lee (1973): Nori for two alto saxophones and piano Gyeon Woo Lee (1975): Duo for soprano saxophone and alto saxophone (premiere performance)Young Jo Lee (1945): Sesi Nori for two saxophones and piano (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Krešimir Kottek and Dominik Grgić

Dominik Grgić was born in 1996. After graduating from the music high school, Dominik started his degree in Saxophone at the Zagreb Academy of Music (University of Zagreb, Croatia) in the class of prof. Dragan Sremec. His most notable competition successes include winning the first prize at the International Woodwind and Brass Competition in Varaždin for two consecutive years (2015, 2016) and the first prize at the 54th Croatian State Competition for music and dance in 2016. In 2017 he participated in the prestigious International Saxophonist Competition Josip Nochta as the best ranked Croatian contestant.Throughout his education, he has been trained by prominent Croatian and world artists: Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Vincent David, Lars Mlekusch, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Joonatan Rautiola, Mariano Garcia, Christian Wirth, Fumie Ito, Lev Pupis, Vincent le Quang, Gordan Tudor and Nikola Fabijanić. He is currently a fourth-year saxophone student at the Music Academy of Zagreb, in the class of professor Tomislav Žužak.Dominik is the winner of the Oscar of Knowledge Award, organized by the Croatian Ministry of Education, and is actively engaged in music production. Krešimir Kottek (Zagreb, 1991) graduated in Saxophone at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, in the class of Professor Tomislav Žužak. During the first three years of his studies at the Academy in Zagreb, he was a student in the class of Professor Dragan Sremec. As a soloist, he won first prizes at  'Davorin Jenko'Competition (Belgrade 2015), 'Woodwind and Brass' Competition (Varaždin), and the state competition for students in Croatia- HDGPP (2016). He was the semi-finalist at the 'Papandopulo' Croatian Competition for Young Musicians and received the scholarship of the city of Zagreb. Furthermore, he attended masterclasses by many renowned saxophone players like the members of the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, Papandopulo Quartet, Mobilis Quartet, but also masterclasses taught by Kenneth Tse (at the University of Iowa School of Music in the USA), Arno Bornkamp, Lars Mlekusch, Jean-Yves Formeau, Miha Rogina, and Oto Vrhovnik. He performed as a member of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Croatian National Theatre Orchestras in Zagreb and Rijeka, and is currently a member of the Morum Trio. 
  • Jul 10 2018
    12:00

    Krešimir Kottek and Dominik Grgić ( Croatia )

    recital

    Franjo Klinar (1991): *** (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Kryszstof Urbanski Quartet

  • Jul 12 2018
    19:30

    Kryszstof Urbanski Quartet ( United Kingdom )

    croatian radiotelevision jazz orchestra

    Charlie Parker (1920-1955): ConfirmationJohn Coltrane (1926-1967): 26-2Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993): Con Alma Gene de Paul (1919-1988), Don Raye (1909-1985): Star EyesJerome David Kern (1885-1945): All the Things You AreKrzysztof Urbanski (1982): Mr. Weird Krzysztof Urbanski (1982): History of Tomorrow

    VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL / KONCERTNA DVORANA VATROSLAVA LISINSKOG VATROSLAV LISINSKI CONCERT HALL / KONCERTNA DVORANA VATROSLAVA LISINSKOG Trg Stjepana Radića 4

Krzystof Urbanski and Guest Musicians for lecture

Krzysztof Urbanski is an internationally multi award winning jazz saxophonist. During his career, which spans over 17 years, Krzysztof is well known for taking part in concerts, jazz competitions, masterclasses and workshops all around the globe. In 2010 Krzysztof recorded his debut album named simply Urbanski which was very well received by the critics. This album was sold in the number of 15.000 CDs in whole Europe and the United States. With his bands he has performed at many festivals like: London Jazz Festival, Getxo Jazz Festival / Spain, Honda Jazz Festival in Wrocław, Sofia Jazz Club Sopot Jazz Festival, Gouvy Jazz Festival in Belgium, Frankfurt Musikmesse, Taichung Jazz Fest, Houili, Taipei Jazz Fest, Gent Jazz Fest, Chicago Mid West Clinic, Chicago Jazz Showcase, Hoeilaart Jazz Festival, Scarborough Jazz Fest, Honda Jazz Fest, Jazz Jamboree, JnO, Blue Note, Cleethorpe Jazz Festival, Blue Note, Royal Northern College of Music, Sax.co.uk, Manchester Jazz Festival, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at UCLA / Los Angeles, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club London, Roma Theatre / Warsaw... In 2010 Krzysztof moved to England where he founded his new Quintet Urban Jazz Society. He started to work with some of the most innovative musicians in the UK including Sam Gardner, Sam Vicary, Will Harris, John Turville, Ashley Henry, Stuart McCallum, David Preston. Together they create a fresh sound of jazz using and incorporating elements of modern styles like hip-hop, urban, electronic, and R&B.

  • Jul 11 2018
    15:00

    Krzystof Urbanski and Guest Musicians for lecture ( UK )

    lecture

    LECTURESaxophone Throughout the History

    JAZZ & CABARET CLUB KONTESA / JAZZ I KABARET KLUB KONTESA Kontesa Ulica Augusta Cesarca 2

Kugel Saxophone Quartet

Kugel Ensemble was created in 2016 in the saxophone class of the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, where four musicians of Chinese and Spanish nationality studied for the “Master in Performance” with the saxophonist Marcus Weiss. The main objective of this project was to bring the contemporary music closer to the audience. The Ensemble-members took part in master classes with the pianist Ferenc Rados and the saxophonist Rico Gubler. Since the beginning they have been in regular classes with the viola player Silvia Simionescu and the saxophonists Pilippe Koerper and Marcus Weiss. In 2017 they took part in the International Saxophone Congress in Zurich and after the event they have got programmed concerts in Basel and invitations for some international competitions and music events.

Ding Zhang, soprano saxophone

Carlos Tena González, alto saxophone

Iñigo Setuaín Antoñanzas, tenor saxophone

Cristina Arcos, baritone saxophone

 

  • Jul 10 2018
    13:00

    Kugel Saxophone Quartet ( Switzerland )

    recital

    Jesús Torres (1965): TenebraeRobin Hoffmann (1970): Der blutige Schaffner

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

L'ombre Duo

L'ombre DuoJapanese Saxophonists Taewook Ahn and Miki Isogai are Duo l’ombre. They initially met in Paris, France whilst undergoing their studies at a number of conservatoires across Europe, such as Versailles, Lyon, Brussels and Vienna. They are now based in Japan, actively working with Japanese composers. As a duo, they are always keen to discover new musical territories. 
L'ombre DuoTaewook AhnMiki Isogai
www.taewookhn.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    16:00

    L'ombre Duo ( Japan )

    recital

    Satoshi Ohmae (1943): No. 1 (premiere performance)Hideki Kozakura (1970):  (premiere performance)Naoki Sakata (1981):  (premiere performance)Masamichi Kinoshita (1969):  (premiere performance)Dai Fujikura (1977): Dolphins for two saxophones

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

l'Orgue de Sax

l’Orgue de Sax is a refreshing ensemble of six young professional saxophone players who are fascinated by the endless possibilities of the sound spectrum of the saxophone. As the name of the ensemble suggests, l’Orgue de Sax's main goal is to play especially transcribed organ music. They also work with talented organ players to bring you a spectacular program. After playing a first concert in 2016, l’Orgue de Sax became a well known ensemble on the Belgian music scene. l’Orgue de Sax followed masterclasses with Timothy Mcallister and is a Selmer Performing Artist.
l’Orgue de SaxNele Geubels, Joke Van Lent, Thijs Vanmarcke, Sam Huysentruyt, Bram Lamberts, Stef Verpraet
www.lorguedesax.be

Lars Niederstrasser

Lars Niederstrasser studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Arno Bornkamp. He also took lessons with Claude Delangle at the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieure de Musique de Paris. After winning eight first first prizes in the national competition Jugend musiziert, Lars made his Concerto debut with the Bochumer Philharmoniker performing the Glazunov Concerto at the age of 18. He also performed as a soloist with, among others, the Braunschweiger Staatsorchester and the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. He won a scholarship at the German Music Competition and gave concerts throughout Germany in the season 2010-11. He plays soprano saxophone in the Berlage Saxophone Quartet. The quartet won the renowned Dutch Classical Talent Award 2013 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. At the German Music Competition 2011 in Berlin, they won a scholarship and was included in the national selection of the Young Artists Concerts. In 2014 they released their Debut CD SaxoFOLK at the MDG label and in 2017 their second CD In search of freedom. With the German saxophone orchestra Selmer Saxharmonic where he is playing bass saxophone, he recorded "Flying Saxophone Circus" under the direction of Milan Turkovic. The CD won an ECHO Klassik Prize. From 2007-2012 Lars played at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival ORCHESTRA. Furthermore, he played among others with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Essener Philharmoniker. In 2014 he released his solo CD with baroque solo works by Marais, Johann Sebastian Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach also featuring the Four Baritones with Renaissance music. 
www.larsniederstrasser.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    12:30

    Lars Niederstrasser ( Netherlands )

    recital

    Marin Marais (1656-1728): Les Folies d'Espagne Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Partita BWV 1013 - Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bouree angloise Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788): Sonata Wq 132 - Poco adagio, Allegro, Allegro

    CHURCH OF SAINT MARK / CRKVA SVETOG MARKA Church of Saint Mark Trg Sv. Marka 5

Leaman - Postma Duo and Hannah Creviston

Saxophonist and pedagogue Neal Postma holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM) and the University of Colorado (BM) and is a currently a DMA Candidate at the University of South Carolina where he serves as an Instructor of Music Appreciation. He is also on the faculty of Winthrop University and Claflin University teaching applied lessons on saxophone and chamber music. As a concert saxophonist Neal has performed across the United States, Europe and Asia giving performances in such venues as Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Newman Center for the Performing Arts and The Idyllwild  Performing Arts Center. His primary teachers are Dr. Cliff Leaman, Dr. James Bunte and Tom Myer. As an educator Neal currently is currently on the faculty at Winthrop University and at Claflin University and at the University of South Carolina. Clifford Leaman is Associate Dean, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Professor of Saxophone at the University of South Carolina, Leaman is in great demand as a soloist and clinician and has performed and taught throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, France, etc. Leaman has recorded four compact discs with piano, and two additional discs with percussionist Scott Herring as the RoseWind Duo. In addition to his work with piano and marimba, Leaman has performed as a concerto soloist with numerous Wind Ensembles and Orchestras and has recorded concerti by Brant, Bassett and Dahl. Leaman is an avid supporter of contemporary music and he has commissioned and given the world premiere performances of over 30 works, including concerti by William Bolcom, Leslie Bassett, Frank Ticheli, and Michael Colgrass.
Neal Postma, saxophoneClifford Leaman, saxophoneHannah Creviston, piano
  • Jul 12 2018
    16:15

    Leaman - Postma Duo and Hannah Creviston ( United States )

    recital

    Adam Silverman (1973): The Things That Go (premiere performance)
    Carter Pann (1972): Vultures 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Lev Pupis, Jovana Joka and wind orchestra

Lev Pupis graduated in 1998 from the University of Music in Vienna. From 2000 to 2003 he studied saxophone in Paris where he took his degree in J. Y. Fourmeau’s class (Premier Prix) and afterwards he continued his post-graduate studies with Vincent David. He became Magister Artium at the University of Music in Vienna (in Oto Vrhovnik’s class) in 2005 and at the Music Academy in Ljubljana (in Matjaž Drevenšek’s class) in 2007. As a solo artist he has performed with Symphony Orchestra of University of Music Vienna, Symphony orchestra of Ljubljana music academy, Slovenian philharmonic orchestra, etc. He is also involved in teaching at music Conservatory in Ljubljana and he holds masterclasses and summer schools. He is a member and co-founder of Ensemble 4SAXESS and saxophone orchestra SOS and the founder of the International Woodwind festival and competition EMONA in Ljubljana. In 2015 Lev has been elected as a board member of the International saxophone comitee. Jovana Joka started her musical journey at the music school Ivan Matetić Ronjgov in Pula with her teacher Arduino Malpera. She deepend her studies at the Academy of music Ljubljana in the class of prof. Matjaž Drevenšek and at the CNR Lyon in the class of Jean Denis Michat. She is the winner of first prizes at state competitions in Croatia and winner of the student Prešeren Prize of the Academy of Music for the performance of Glazunov's concert with RTV Slovenia Orchestra and conductor En Shao. She actively performs with many ensembles. She collaborated with the Ljubljana Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Slovenian Police and the Slovenian Armed Forces. She is a mentor to young saxophonists at various saxophone workshops. From 2011 she has been working as a professor of saxophone and chamber music at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana.
Lev Pupis, saxophoneJovana Joka, saxophone
www.vincero.si
  • Jul 11 2018
    21:00

    Lev Pupis, Jovana Joka and wind orchestra ( Slovenia )

    croatian armed forces orchestra

    Alain Crepin (1954): Complicities (premiere performance)

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Lien Saxophone Duo

The Duo Lien was formed in 2017 when we decided to take part in the Zagreb Congress. We are majoring in saxophone at the university in Japan. The name Lien means "human bonds". In the past four years, we had good and bad times, but our friendship withstands all difficulties. 絆 Kizuna is the treasure we have got during university life, and with our music we try to express our love for Japan.

Sakura Endo, saxophoneIkumi Furubajashi, saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    10:15

    Lien Saxophone Duo ( Japan )

    recital

    Aoba Nakanishi (1966): 日本四季/Japan, Four Seasons

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Logan Banister

Logan Banister is a diversely talented musician with competence in a variety of areas. A native of Omaha (Nebraska), Logan earned accolades there for years as a high school student. He was named as an alternate to the 2015 Jazz Band of America, selected as the lead alto in the 2014 NMEA All-State Jazz Band and also received special recognition as an Outstanding Performer at the 2013 and 2014 NSAA District Music Contests for his performance of the Ibert Concertino da Camera. An active composer as well as a performer, Banister's compositions have been featured on his two CDs released with his jazz combo, Three Day Weekend. At the collegiate level, he has continued his tradition of excellence. He was named the Freshman Music Major of the Year for 2015-2016 at Oklahoma Christian University. In 2017, he was selected as the 2nd chair alto saxophone at the CBDNA SBPIP Intercollegiate Honor Band. Banister maintains an active professional performance schedule around the Oklahoma City and Omaha areas.
  • Jul 13 2018
    11:15

    Logan Banister ( United States )

    recital

    Robert Muczynski (1929-2010): Sonata - Andante Maestoso, Allegro Energico

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Love Music Trust Saxophone Orchestra

The Love Music Trust Saxophone Orchestra was established in 2012 by Andy Scott, James Cummings and Tracey Martin. The ensemble comprises of up to 20 students between the ages of 11-18 from the Cheshire area, all brought together due to their passion for learning music playing the Saxophone. In 2013 they were fortunate enough to perform a spotlight performance at the Royal Northern College of Music's Annual Saxophone Day, led by Rob Buckland and Andy Scott. Jamie Sharp, a recent Saxophone graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music took over the leadership of this ensemble in 2015. Since then they have been involved in multiple performances, a CD recording and their first Tour to the European Saxophone Congress held in Porto, July 2017. Over the past 18 months, the young ensemble has established commissions from a number of composers including Barbara Thompson, Charlotte Harding and Andy Scott and will be recording them for a CD dedicated to their new commissions in early 2018. Since the groups conception 5 years ago, it has provided for over 50 musicians, many of which have moved through into conservatoires across the UK. 
Jamie Sharp, John Barbe, Nathan Bentley, Ellen Pointon, Matthew Haworth, Phoebe McManus, Matthew Delap-Flinn, Tom Gleeson, Ryan Bee, Ben Jackson, Harvey Neil, Mark Wheeler
www.lovemusictrust.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    10:30

    Love Music Trust Saxophone Orchestra ( United Kingdom )

    ensemble performance

    Andy Scott (1966): VernicularAndy Scott (1966): Free Play
    Mark Wheeler (2001): Diminished Responsibility  (European premiere)John Barber (1975): (premiere performance)Jamie Sharp (1994): Abode (premiere performance)

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Luka Prelas and Katrin K. Radovani

Luka Prelas (1994) is a Zagreb-based saxophone performance major, currently studying at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia in the class of Dragan Sremec. During her high-school and university education, Luka was a contestant and winner of national and international competitions. Beside her official tutors, Luka attended masterclasses and seminars led by: Tomislav Žužak, Gordan Tudor, Goran Jurković, Nikola Fabijanić, Arno Bornkamp, Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Lars Mlekusch, Preston Duncan, Vitaly Vatulya, Timothy McAllister, Joonatan Rautiola, Vincent Lê Quang and Mariano Garcia. In 2017., she was chosen to perform at the Re;Formers festival in Moscow, where she played the first Croatian Concerto written for Saxophone and Strings (by Pavle Dešpalj). Except classical saxophone, Luka is involved in Croatian feminist organization and programmes, as well as writing and performance art practices. She is also a multimedia performer. Her debut as a performance artist was at the 2017 Vox Feminae festival with her piece Am I a good girl?

Katrin K. Radovani was born in Split, where she attended the School of Fine Arts Painting Department. In 2005 she moved to Zagreb where she worked on various projects and in film and festival productions. In 2017 she graduated Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. In 2015 she was awarded with the Special Rector's Prize for scene design in the production of Boris Papandopulo's opera Madame Buffault.

Luka Prelas, saxophone Katrin K. Radovani, visual artist
  • Jul 11 2018
    14:00

    Luka Prelas and Katrin K. Radovani ( Croatia )

    recital

    Luciano Berio (1925-2003): Sequenza IXb for alto saxophone soloKrešimir Seletković (1974): PortretiGordan Tudor (1982): Quartertone Waltz

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR French Pavilion / Francuski paviljon Savska cesta 25

M/W Duo

Saxophonist and conductor Matthew McClure is equally comfortable performing avant-garde improvisations in unusual venues as well as standard classic saxophone repertoire on the concert stage. His current professional pursuits include teaching saxophone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and as the music director at Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham, NC. McClure enjoys musical experimentations including alternative venue performances, unusual collaborations, and multimedia and live electronic interactions. Currently, McClure is collaborating with choreographer Justin Tornow and composer/electronic musician Lee Weisert on the creation of new and experimental works for dance, electronic music, saxophone, and a variety of multimedia elements. Lee Weisert is a composer of instrumental and electronic music and an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His recent music has incorporated increasingly disparate elements such as orchestral instruments, found sounds, field recordings, digital synthesis, and analog circuitry, in an attempt to find, "through experimentation, tinkering, and unconventional approaches, a ritualistic and deeply expressive world of sound". Wild Arc, his first CD of original compositions, was released by New Focus Recordings in 2014. He frequently performs with saxophonist Matthew McClure under the group name MW Duo. Their performances often incorporate live digital processing, sampling, and extended techniques to create immersive and slowly evolving improvisations. MW Duo has performed nationally and internationally both as an instrumental duo as well as in collaboration with Durham-based dance troupe COMPANY.
Matthew McClure, saxophoneLee Weisert, electronics
  • Jul 11 2018
    12:00

    M/W Duo ( United States )

    recital

    Matthew McClure (1976), Lee Weisert (1978): Extempore I - Clack Resonance, Primary Euphony, Reflex Clinker

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

MA Duo

Laurent Matheron extends his instrumentarium by creating sound sculptures. Performing contemporary music and creation are his favorite playgrounds. He also plays the Germanic repertoire of the inter-war period. His practice of improvisation is enriched by the soundscapes of the composers he interprets, and he is interested in the unheard sounds of his sculptures. François Rossé, Damien Charron, Philippe Laval and Bruno Giner wrote for his instruments. He studied with Alain Bouhey at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris (Higher Diploma of Concert) and Yochk'o Seffer (the initiator of the concept of sound sculptures) and was strongly influenced by their “scriptoral research”. Member of the French Saxophone Ensemble, the Saxophone Septuor, he is a founding member of the Inscape and Hinterland ensembles. He teaches at the Conservatory of Corbeil-Essonne.

Laurent Matheron, saxophoneSandrine Faucher Matheron, piano
www.laurentmatheron.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    15:30

    MA Duo ( France )

    recital

    François Rossé (1945): Jonction Ryo Daïnobu (1982): Spining TailFrançois Rossé (1945): String' Tube Duett 2Damien Charron (1957): Dédale et Icare (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

MAC Saxophone Quartet

The MAC Saxophone Quartet was founded in 2010 and is made up of musicians who have many important musical collaborations and numerous first prizes in national and international competitions. They have graduated with honors and later studied with illustrious artists such as J. M. Londeix, C. Delangle, V. David, J. Y. Formeau, F. Mondelci, M. Gerboni, M. Marzi. They have collaborated with several symphony orchestras, including Orchestra Academy of the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, the Rome Opera House Orchestra, Orchestra G. Verdi in Milan, Orchestra of the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, Orchestra of the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Orchestra Teatro San Carlo in Naples, FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra. They have intense concert activity in Italy (Ravenna Festival, Venice Biennale, 39th Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, XVII International Saxophone Fermo, etc.) and abroad (Russia, United States, Slovenia, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Lebanon, Oman). Appreciated by critics and audiences, the quartet recorded “Faces” (2011) “Zahir” (2013), containing only pieces dedicated to MAC Saxophone Quartet, and “Viaje” (2016). The MAC Saxophone Quartet regularly gives master classes and is the founder of MAC Saxophone Meeting Riardo (CE) and Saxophone Festival Pontebba (UD). They have recently launched a prestigious collaboration with pianist Roberto Plano.
Stefano Pecci, soprano saxophoneLuis Lanzarini, alto saxophoneAlex Sebastianutto, tenor saxophoneValentino Funaro, baritone saxophone
www.macsaxophonequartet.com

Macondo Ensemble

In 2013, when Macondo emerged, its members set out to collect a broad musical spectrum to address it from a performing varied, coherent, objective and colloquial sound experience on a format quartet of saxophones, vocals and percussion, which will challenge the stylistic and space barriers. Macondo ensemble members are professional musicians from different regions of Colombia, interested in academic and popular tradition. Eduardo Rincón and Karen Barreto studied at Universidad Javerianain Bogotá D.C. Daniel Lopez Casanova professionally trained at Universidad of Nariño. From Departament of Antioquian, Leon Calderon and Andrés Correa studied at Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín. Maria Alejandra Hoyos studied at Universidad Sergio Arboledain Bogotá D.C. Macondo was selected by Banco de la República to be part of its Serie Jóvenes Intérpretes. They were one of the groups invited to the 1st Festival Internacional de Saxo de Bellas Artes 2016, in Cali. The trajectory of its members includes festivals like Jazz al Parque (2015), WASBE (2015 and 2011), Serie Jóvenes Intérprestesin in the category of chamber music (2014), Salsa al Parque (2014), Peru Sax (2012), Viña del Mar (2010) and 1st place in Concurso Nacional de Bandas de Paipa, Boyacá (2012 and 2010), among others. They are a part of different projects of Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, like Banda Filarmónica Juvenil and musical training at district schools. They also work as teachers at Universidad de los Andes and different academies in Bogotá.
Eduardo Rincón, soprano saxophoneKaren Barreto, alto saxophoneDaniel Lopez, tenor saxophoneLeón Calderón, baritone saxophone / vocalsAndrés Correa, percussionMaria Alejandra Hoyos, lead vocals
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLdRYkM8TBfilrwhoJzENpw
  • Jul 11 2018
    22:30

    Macondo Ensemble ( Colombia )

    recital

    Gentil Montaña (1943-2011): Porros from Suites colombianas No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4. for saxophone quartet (arr. Eduardo Rincón)Jorge Luis Velosa Ruiz (1949): Las diabluras - Carranga for saxophone quartet, percussion and voice (arr. Carlos Andrés Restrepo)Leandro Díaz (1928-2013): EL Verano - Vallenato for saxophone quartet, percussion and voice (arr. Eduardo Rincón)Hugo Candelario (1967): Te vengo a Cantar for saxophone quartet, percussion and voiceVictoriano Valencia (1970): MACONDO for saxophone quartet, percussion and voiceCalle 13: Latinoamérica for saxophone quartet, percussion and voice (arr. Eduardo Rincón)Aries Vigoth (1957-2009): Predestinación - Joropo for saxophone quartet, percussion and voice (arr. Wolfang David Ordoñez)José Barros (1915-2007): La piragua Cumbia for saxophone Quartet (arr. Julio Castillo)Pablo Flores (1926-2011): Los Sabores del Porro for saxophone quartet, percussion and voice (arr. Eduardo Rincón)

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Macunaiming Ensemble

Macunaiming is a saxophone and piano ensemble formed by Argentinian saxophonist Andrés Castellani and Brazilian pianist Fábio Godoi. After a tour in Brazil and Argentina as a duo, French saxophonist Olivier Duverger joined the group for new projects. Olivier Duverger earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree with high honors at Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg, under Philippe Geiss and completed additional studies in chamber music and interpretation in Strasbourg and Vienna, under Prof. Lars Mlekusch. Olivier has recently performed in various countries, as part of saxophone duo Miradas Cruzadas or as a soloist with contemporary ensemble Ukho (Kiev). He is a laureate of Salieri-Zinetti (Verona, Italy) and Illzach International chamber music competitions. Andres Castellani studied with Marie-Bernardette Charrier at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Bordeaux, and earned his master's degree at the Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg, in the class of Philippe Geiss. As an advocate of new music he was a member of several contemporary music ensembles: Ensamble LEMC, No Input, Miradas Cruzadas. He now plays with the Ensemble Container #GVA (Geneva) and Macunaiming Ensemble (Strasbourg). He has performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, and others. Fábio Godoi studied piano at São Paulo State University (Unesp) in the class of André Rangel. At this time he was awarded a grant in the Special Training Program in Music which lead him to participate in the Unesp Studio of contemporary music as a performer and organizer. With Amy Lin he worked in France. He received his specialization diploma at Strasbourg Conservatory and his master’s degree in Piano Performance at Haute École des Arts du Rhin/Académie supérieure de musique de Strasbourg. He has appeared at the Festival Suona Francese, the concert series Música no Museu, the Musica festival, etc. He currently teaches at Strasbourg Conservatory and Pôle Sud School of Music.
Olivier Duverger, saxophoneAndres Castellani, saxophoneFábio Godoi, piano
http://www.duomiradascruzadas.com/
  • Jul 10 2018
    13:00

    Macunaiming Ensemble ( Switzerland )

    recital

    Macunaiming Ensemble: Metaforma

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Makoto Hondo

Makoto Hondo was born in Japan. After graduating in 2012 from the Tokyo University of the Arts, he continued his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris in the class of Claude Delangle. Since September 2015, he studies at Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the class of Arno Bornkamp as a exchange student of Erasmus programme. He won the 1st prize of 7th Competition International in Slovenia (2013), the 1st prize of Concours International Adolphe Sax au niveau Solist in France (2014), the 1st prize of 2nd Competition International of Saxophone in Andorra (2015), the 2nd prize of 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (2017), and the 1st prize of 34th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition (2017). Baritone saxophonist in Masataka Hirano’s saxophone quartet.
  • Jul 13 2018
    15:00

    Makoto Hondo ( Japan )

    recital

    Ko Sahara (1989): 3 études for baritone saxophoneNaoki Sakata (1981): Liquid Life for baritone saxophone (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Marici Saxes

A marriage of harmony and diversity sums up English saxophone quartet Marici Saxes. Four unique musicians, supremely successful saxophonists all, they came together through a craving for collective creativity. Since their inception, in 2010, they have established a considerable online presence and drawn an enthusiastic international following with their reworking of revered classics peppered with a smattering of original compositions. The richest harmony of tone and musicianship brought this ensemble together; the diversity of range and styles is what sets them apart. Each of the female members is classically trained but their joint musical palette offers shades of pop, big-band, jazz and musical theatre too. Marici Saxes are alumni either of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama or the Royal Northern College of Music – or both. They have, individually, performed with such diverse luminaries as Sting, Seal and Ben Howard, and with esteemed ensembles including The BBC Concert Orchestra, The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra among many others. It is with this wealth of experience that Marici Saxes have united to form an exciting and vibrant ensemble.

Marici, in Buddhist mythology, is the goddess of ‘light’, be that the moon or the sun, so their debut album title ‘Light’ was never in doubt. Like Marici herself, who is often depicted with several heads and arms wielding different weapons, they like to think of themselves as a single body made stronger by our various individual strengths.

Sarah Field, soprano saxophoneFiona Asbury, alto saxophoneHannah Riches, tenor saxophoneJosie Simmons, baritone saxophone
www.maricisaxes.com

Marie-Bernadette Charrier

Curious and impassioned by all the musical currents of today, Marie-Bernadette Charrier carries out an international career (France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Slovenia, Estonia, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Australia, Tasmania, Canada, USA, Japan, China, Peru, Mexico, Thailand, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil…) as a soloist and in chamber music with the ensemble Proxima Centauri of which she is the artistic Director. She has taken part in various and radio shows and recordings and is regularly invited to give conferences and master-classes in the world. She has played with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Pays de Loire, of Bangkok and of Italy, the International Ensemble of Saxophones, ENM, ONBA, ARCEMA, SMASH, the NEM of Montreal, the ECM+… Charrier currently teaches the saxophone and chamber music at the PESMD Bordeaux Aquitaine and the Conservatoire of Bordeaux, where in 1993 she created a class of interpretation of contemporary music for all instruments and she has been training generations of interpreters to the open practice of music of today. She is a Selmer artist and Honorary Member of the French Association of saxophonists. Charrier has created over a hundred original works for saxophone written for her and has recorded ten CDs.
www.proximacentauri.fr
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:00

    Marie-Bernadette Charrier ( France )

    cantus ensemble

    Pierre Jodlowski (1971): Coliseum 2 for saxophone soloist, chamber ensemble and electronics

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Mark Kraszewski

Mark Kraszewski gained three degrees from the Eastman School of Music: Bachelor of Music in Saxophone, Applied Saxophone Performance, Master of Music in Saxophone Performance and Literature and Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance and Literature with a minor in Jazz Studies. He taught classical and jazz saxophone to Cornell University music majors and non-majors and he was a lecturer at the University of Rochester Music Department where he directed the Jazz Combos and taught Basic Jazz Theory and Improvisation, as well as Elements of Music and Introduction to Music Theory. He currently teaches woodwinds at the Midori & Friends Foundation in New York. He has performed as a soloist with the University of Rochester Wind Symphony and at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress he gave a lecture about Miles Davis' tenor saxophonists.
  • Jul 13 2018
    18:00

    Mark Kraszewski ( United States )

    lecture

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Mark Watkins and Ray Smith

Dr. Mark Watkins has performed and lectured throughout the U.S., England, Wales, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Canada, Chile, Thailand, Singapore, and The Philippines, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, had a broad Europe tour in 2012.  Watkins has over 100 compositions and 38 publications to date with Walrus Music, Roncorp/Northeastern, and Dorn. He has released numerous articles in periodicals including The Saxophone Symposium and JAZZed Magazine. Dr. Watkins received his doctorate in five woodwind instruments from Indiana University and presently serves as Director of Jazz Studies at Brigham Young University–Idaho.

Dr. C. Raymond Smith is one of those relatively rare individuals who is an excellent performer and an excellent teacher at the same time. Currently, he teaches at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah as the Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone. As a performer, Smith is equally at home in either classical or jazz-related styles and is adept at all five of the woodwind instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone. He has over 130 CD credits and has recorded on many film scores, television themes and jingles. Smith also does clinics and performances at colleges and high schools and adjudicates at jazz festivals. In the summers he teaches at various jazz workshops.

Mark Watkins, saxophoneRaymond Smith, saxophone
http://emp.byui.edu/watkinsm
  • Jul 13 2018
    11:00

    Mark Watkins and Ray Smith ( United States )

    lecture

    Lecture From the Inside Out: An In-Depth Resource for the Development of Saxophone Sound

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Mateo Granić Trio

  • Jul 11 2018
    10:15

    Mateo Granić Trio ( Austria )

    recital

    Mateo Granić (1976): A waltzing reverie for saxophone in Eb (or flute, klarinete in Bb), piano and cello (Ad libitum) (premiere performance)Mateo Granić (1976): Variation on the Theme "Sicilienne" from Flute Sonata No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach based on lead sheet by K. AsatrianMateo Granić (1976): Turk run ragged fantasy trio for alto saxophone (with multiphonics and microtones), piano and cello (Ad libitum) based on a Rondo Alla Turca from Sonata No. 11 KV 331 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (premiere performance)
    Mateo Granić (1976): Love Hungry Dance fantasy for saxophone, piano and cello based on Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Matthew Lombard and Casey Dierlam

Matthew Lombard is a South African saxophonist and educator who is currently working on his doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles, studying under renowned saxophonist, Doug Masek. He completed the Master of Music degree with distinction at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music in the United Kingdom, where he specialized in saxophone performance and studied under Rob Buckland principally. Matthew obtained his Teachers Licentiate in Music for alto saxophone with distinction from the University of South Africa in 2011. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree with distinction from the University of Pretoria (completed in 2009). He has also received a Diploma in saxophone performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (UK). In 2013 Matthew was awarded second place overall in the First UNISA South African Wind Competition, where he was also awarded with the saxophone category prize. As a prominent educator in South Africa, in 2014 Matthew started the National Saxophone Symposium along with the University of South Africa Music Foundation, bringing local and international artists together to give workshops, clinics and master classes in three major cities in the country. In 2016, Matthew released a CD of works by South African composer, Niel van der Watt, for saxophone and chamber ensembles.
Matthew Lombard, saxophoneCasey Dierlam, piano
www.matthewlombard.co.za
  • Jul 14 2018
    13:00

    Matthew Lombard and Casey Dierlam ( United States )

    recital

    Clare Loveday ( 1967): DisplacementNiel van der Watt (1962): Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano - Lontano, Cantabile, Con spirito (European premiere )

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Matthew Younglove

Award-winning concert saxophonist and pedagogue Matthew Younglove has performed concerts and recitals across the United States, France, and the UK. He currently serves on the faculty of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI as Lecturer of Applied Saxophone and Athletic Bands. Additionally, he has served on the faculties of the University of South Carolina and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Younglove is a Presser Scholar and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance studing with the Charles J. Mungo Award-winning Distinguished Professor Clifford Leaman. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree specializing in contemporary music from Bowling Green State University where he was the saxophone teaching assistant for Distinguished Research/Artist Professor John Sampen, and a Masters of Music degree in saxophone performance from Northwestern University, where he studied with Frederick Hemke, the Louis and Elsie Snydacker Eckstein Professor of Saxophone. Younglove has commissioned and/or premiered works by many composers. As a soloist he has performed with the Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony, the Wayne State University Wind Symphony, the Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Florence Symphony Orchestra (SC), and the Motor City Symphony Orchestra, and recently performed his international debut with the International Symphony Orchestra, performing concerts in Port Huron, MI and Sarnia, ON. Younglove’s recent research, culminating the publication as a dissertation, explores the intersection of free-jazz improvisation and contemporary classical music, specifically in new works for the saxophone by composers Alex Mincek and Eric Wubbels of the NYC-based Wet Ink Ensemble. As a member of the award-winning Assembly Quartet he frequently tours the US and abroad performing concerts and engaging in educational outreach performances.
mattyounglove.wix.com/mattyounglove
  • Jul 13 2018
    14:15

    Matthew Younglove ( United States )

    recital

    Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840): Caprice No. 24 (arr. Jamal Rossi)Marilyn Shrude (1946): Renewing the Myth for alto saxophone and piano

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Maugans - Bryan Duo

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, saxophoneCarolyn J. Bryan, saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    16:15

    Maugans - Bryan Duo ( United States )

    recital

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

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

McKenzie - Elwood - Mayo Trio

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
www.suemckenziesaxophone.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:30

    McKenzie - Elwood - Mayo Trio ( United Kingdom )

    recital

    JAZZ & CABARET CLUB KONTESA / JAZZ I KABARET KLUB KONTESA Kontesa Ulica Augusta Cesarca 2

Meraki Saxophone Quartet

Meraki Saxophone Quartet is an award winning, Perth - based saxophone quartet that has a dedication to creativity and ingenuity. Bridget Cleary, Mia Vùkovic, Kieran Toye and Tessa Campbell work together to bring the community music flowing with intelligence, love, soul and power. The ensemble has been together since 2016 with the focus on creating new music, reimagining old music, and relishing playing in all the musical styles available to the saxophone.
Bridget Cleary, soprano saxophoneMia Vùkovic, alto saxophoneKieran Toye, tenor saxophoneTessa Campbell, baritone saxophone 
bridgetclearysaxophone.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    15:00

    Meraki Saxophone Quartet ( Australia )

    recital

    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): String Quartet No. 1 (arr. Bridget Cleary) - III. Très lent, IV. Vif et agité   Kevin Fenner (1940): The Fugitives, saxophone quartetKieran Toye (1992): Gambol (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Merism Duo

Merism Duo was co-founded by saxophonists Michellina Chan and Mary Osborn. The duo was conceptualized in 2017 at the 5th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Thailand. Both of them finished their Bachelor's degree in Australia (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music – University of Melbourne and Sydney Conservatorium of Music – University of Sydney respectively) before moving to France to further their studies. What they have in common is their dedication to working with composers in their region to create new works for the saxophone. Michellina is currently pursuing her Master's degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Arno Bornkamp and Mary is studying at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Versailles with Vincent David.
Michellina Chan, saxophoneMary Osborn, saxophone
http://www.michellinachan.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    09:15

    Merism Duo ( Netherlands )

    recital

    Kezia Yap (1993): The Plains-Wanderer (premiere performance)Jay Ong (1995): Transit Sketches III for saxophone duo (premiere performance)Michael Jamieson (1981): Nga Manu / Bird Song Suite for two soprano saxophones - Kea, Tui, Ruru, Piwakawaka Jinjun Lee (1990): Chasing (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Mi-Bémol Saxophone Ensemble

In 1989, a group of dedicated professional saxophone players got together under the direction of Masahiro MAEDA to pursue the new way of interpreting the classic music. He created the ensemble of twenties of saxophones, having been inspired by his study in the Conservatoire National de Lyon, France. This unique ensemble consists of 5 kinds of saxophone, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass saxophone and Tubax, and performs various genre of music, mainly Classic but also Pops, Jazz etc. Twenties of professional saxophonists offer their dynamic sound as well as perfectly balanced harmony, comparable to an orchestra, to the audiences. The Ensemble has performed more than one hundred of concerts since its establishment, in Japan, in other countries in Europe, in Asia and in North America, including the one at the Carnegie Hall in New York City. They have played not only in the big concert halls but also in the church, in the park, in the wine yard, closer to the audience. The Ensemble has released more than ten CDs as well. Today, Mi-Bémol Saxophone Ensemble is recognized by the public as the ensemble unique in the world. 
http://www.mi-bemol.com

Michael Chamberlin

Dr. Michael Chamberlin is an alumnus of the University of Maryland (DMA), the University of North Texas (MM), and Bowling Green State University (BA) where he studied saxophone performance, jazz, and education. He is a versatile musician and accomplished in a variety of musical settings including concert, jazz, and commercial styles. He is a sought after clinician and presents frequently to musicians throughout the world. Dr. Chamberlin joined the United States Army Band program in 2013 and was selected in 2017 to play the baritone saxophone with the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band. Prior to this assignment Dr. Chamberlin completed two years of service in Sembach, Germany as a member of the United States Army Europe Band and Chorus, and one year in Seoul, South Korea with the Eighth U.S. Army Band. Dr. Chamberlin presented a master class on jazz improvisation and bebop scales at the 2016 Biennial National Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance at Texas Tech University and a similar lecture at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. He has an extensive background leading a jazz combo and playing as a sideman in various musical ensembles. As an educator Dr. Chamberlin teaches privately throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area where he currently lives. Most notably, his instructors include Jim Riggs, Gunnar Mossblad, Jay Miglia, Chris McGuire, John Sampen, Dale Underwood, Al Regni, Connie Frigo, and Chris Vadala.
chamberlinsax.com

Michael Christensen

Dr. Michael Christensen is a performer and an educator from Oklahoma City, and currently resides in Kansas. He has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician throughout the United States and in Europe. His performance resume includes conventions and conferences such as Texas Music Educator's Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, and the Music Teachers National Association national convention. As a chamber musician, he was a founding member of and performed extensively with Quartet 35, Quartet Exordium, and Mirasol Quartet. He had enjoyed success in competition as well as numerous tours throughout the United States. As a soloist, he made his concerto debut with the Texas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble in 2016, performing the new work Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble by Steven Bryant. Since then, he has performed as a soloist in many university recital halls, and maintains an active performance schedule. As a proponent of new music, Christensen has been a part of consortium commissions and world premieres by numerous composers. His primary teachers include Glen Gillis, Gail Hall, David Dees, and has had additional instruction with Jerry Neil Smith, Kelland Thomas, Timothy McAllister, and with Ben Haugland and Stephen Jones in Jazz Studies. 
www.michael-christensen.net
  • Jul 11 2018
    11:00

    Michael Christensen ( United States )

    recital

    Hiroyuki Itoh (1963): The Woods of LabyrinthJonathan Annis (1989): Hari Om (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Michele Bianchini

Michele Bianchini, Italian saxophonist, is dedicated to the development and research of new repertoire in contemporary music both as a soloist and as a member of different chamber music ensembles. He graduated in saxophone with highest honors from the Conservatory of Music in Perugia, under the guidance of Roberto Todini, getting a scholarship as the best graduate of the academic year. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Pekka Savijoki. He attended several master classes with C. Delangle, J. M. Londeix, E. Rousseau, F. Mondelci, R. Todini and V. Veldi. He has won several Italian and International competitions. In 2014 he received the teaching qualification from the Conservatory of Music in Adria. Since 2016, he has organized ilSuono Contemporary Music Week together with the Greek composer Theocharis Papatrechas. This project, annually held in Città di Castello, consist in a series of events dedicated to contemporary music. He has performed at numerous renowned Italian and foreign institutions and festivals (USA, Greece, Germany, Russia, France) and performend premiered works by G. Colombo Taccani, A. Gentile, A. Sbordoni, B. Strobl, D. Ghezzo, J. Eaton, Ayala Asherov Kalus, A. Cavallari, R. Vacca, S. Taglietti, V. Guastella, M. Pagotto, V. Friedel and J. Hummel, among others. He has recorded works for the American labels ICIA and Navona records and two CDs for the contemporary music section of the Italian label  “A simple lunch record”.
www.michelebianchini.net
  • Jul 11 2018
    11:00

    Michele Bianchini ( Italy )

    recital

    Nicolas Tzortzis (1978): Luminoso for tenor and soprano saxophones with live electronics (premiere performance)Theocharis Papatrechas (1988): yet so terribly afraid of its endlessness for tenor saxophone and live electronics (premiere perfomance)Giovanni Santini (1986): Another elusive place for saxoschlauch and live electronics

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Michele Bianchini

Michele Bianchini, Italian saxophonist, is dedicated to the development and research of new repertoire in contemporary music both as a soloist and as a member of different chamber music ensembles. He graduated in saxophone with highest honors from the Conservatory of Music in Perugia, under the guidance of Roberto Todini, getting a scholarship as the best graduate of the academic year. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Pekka Savijoki. He attended several master classes with C. Delangle, J. M. Londeix, E. Rousseau, F. Mondelci, R. Todini and V. Veldi. He has won several Italian and International competitions. In 2014 he received the teaching qualification from the Conservatory of Music in Adria. Since 2016, he has organized ilSuono Contemporary Music Week together with the Greek composer Theocharis Papatrechas. This project, annually held in Città di Castello, consist in a series of events dedicated to contemporary music. He has performed at numerous renowned Italian and foreign institutions and festivals (USA, Greece, Germany, Russia, France) and performend premiered works by G. Colombo Taccani, A. Gentile, A. Sbordoni, B. Strobl, D. Ghezzo, J. Eaton, Ayala Asherov Kalus, A. Cavallari, R. Vacca, S. Taglietti, V. Guastella, M. Pagotto, V. Friedel and J. Hummel, among others. He has recorded works for the American labels ICIA and Navona records and two CDs for the contemporary music section of the Italian label “A simple lunch record”.

www.michelebianchini.net
  • Jul 11 2018
    18:00

    Michele Bianchini ( Italy )

    recital

    Itzam Zapata (1989): Danza for sax alto solo (premiere perfomance) Wei-Chieh Lin (1982): Grido for sax tenor solo (premiere perfomance) Alexander Khubeev (1986): Magenta for solo alto sax (premiere perfomance) Fabrizio Volpi (1976): Step Spets for solo tenor sax (premiere perfomance)  

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR French Pavilion / Francuski paviljon Savska cesta 25

Miha Rogina

Described as ‘The best saxophonist of today’s younger generation’ by The Sax magazine, Miha Rogina is accredited for his innovative interpretations of musical works. He has won 1st prize at no fewer than 10 international competitions. He has worked with today’s leading musicians including Pierre Boulez and Fabio Luisi and has appeared at major international concert stages throughout Europe, Asia, USA and Africa such as the Musikverein in Vienna, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg or Izumi Hall in Japan. He initially studied at Ljubljana Music University and continued his studies at the prestigious CNSM de Paris with Claude Delangle, where he graduated with highest honours. He also studied at the renowned Eastman School of Music in the USA. In 2015 he graduated orchestral conducting from the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. As soloist he performed with a number of orchestras worldwide including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra as well as Hoffer, Bruges, Slovenia, Maribor, Paris Laureates and Thailand Philharmonic orchestra. As an active chamber musician, he performs frequently with concert pianist Sae Lee with whom they perform worldwide as the Duo Kalypso. Miha Rogina is a professor at Ljubljana University, faculty of music. He leads masterclasses at universities across Japan (Senzoku gakuen, Showa University, Osaka University, Kagawa Tanki University etc.), UK, Latvia, Poland, Germany and Austria, and is a member of jury at national and international saxophone competitions. As a conductor he led orchestras such as Slovenian philharmonic orchestra, Symphonic orchestra of slovene radioand television, Bratislava philharmonic orchestra, Symphonic orchestra Pro-Arte, Chamber orchestra of Paris conservatoire and a Saxophone orchestra of Ljubljana music university. He is a member of Vienna based choir Wiener Singverein, with whom he collaborated under leadership of great conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Mariss Jansons, Daniel Barenboim etc.
  • Jul 11 2018
    18:00

    Miha Rogina ( Slovenia )

    soloist with ensemble

    Anđelko Igrec (1969): Saxophone Concerto (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Misato Hanawa

  • Jul 13 2018
    15:15

    Misato Hanawa ( Japan )

    recital

    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Flute SonataCamille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Introduction, Rondo et Capriciosso

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Misstiq Duo

Misstiq DuoNoemi Szoke, saxophone artist, was born in Baja, Hungary. In 2012 she was admitted to the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität to study with Lars Mlekusch saxophone professor of Vienna. In 2017 Noemi received her master degree diploma to become a saxophone artist and teacher. In 2015 Noemi started working as a saxophone teacher at the Liszt Ferenc Music School of Baja and the Secondary School of Arts of Nyíregyháza, University Of Szeged István Vántus Practicing Musical Arts High School. Hilda Szecsenyi, cello artist, was born in the town of Magyarkanizsa in Vojvodina. In 2009 she received her master degree as an art teacher, under Imre Kalman as her mentor at the Art Academy of Novi Sad. In 2005 she began teaching at the Academy of Novi Sad with a focus on chamber music and within that, string quartets. 
Noemi Szoke, saxophoneHilda Szecsenyi, cello
misstiqduo.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    10:30

    Misstiq Duo ( Hungary )

    recital

    Máté Balogh (1990): Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (premiere performance)Stanislava Gajić (1980): Echoes of Goldenpine Woods - DIVA, Dance of the NymphsStanislava Gajić (1980): Night tranis (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

MIT Saxophone Ensemble

Made in Taiwan Saxophone Ensemble was formed in 2013 by Taiwanese saxophonists who have studied in the US, France, Japan, Thailand and the Netherlands and has since held over 50 concerts. MIT has collaborated with numerous great musicians including Marija Aupy, Vincent David, Philippe Geiss, Hiroshi Hara, Gregory Letombe, Masanori Oishi, Nicolas Prost, Alexandre Souillart and the FIVE SAX Quintet. The MIT Ensemble makes it a duty to expand the saxophone ensemble repertoire. In addition to arranging works for the ensemble, the group continuously commissions new works by active composers, including Philippe Geiss, Hao-Yuan Chiu and Che-Yi Lee. The MIT is also devoted to promoting the saxophone in Taiwan and bringing it into the mainstream by holding masterclasses, lectures, recitals and concerts. There are currently more than 20 ensembles and over 200 players that are coached by the MIT. Lars Mlekusch is a saxophonist, conductor and educator. At the age of 26, he was appointed professor of saxophone and chamber music at the Konservatorium Wien University in Vienna (now Music and Arts University of Vienna). Since 2015 he is also the saxophone professor at the Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He has performed throughout the world as a soloist, with orchestras and chamber ensembles. He was a regular guest of the Klangforum Wien and a soloist of the ensemble PHACE. Mlekusch has appeared at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus Wien and the Cité de la Musique Strasbourg. In 2017, he was invited as a guest conductor of the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt and will appear as a conductor in the following season with the ensemble PHACE Vienna. He is the founder and Artistic Director of both, the Vienna International Saxfest and the Zürich International Saxfest. 
Li-Fong Chen, Pin-Hua Chen, Charles Hon Sun Ng, Wei-Hsi Chen, Meng-Shuan Lin, Tzu-Yun Huang, Tsung-Tzu Lee, Pai-Haw Huang, Cheng-Yen Chang, Po-Fang Chang, Chih-Yu Chang, Kuan-Wen Chen 
http://www.mit-sax.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    17:00

    MIT Saxophone Ensemble ( Taiwan )

    ensemble performance

    Hao-Yuan Chiu (1981): Benedictus (premiere performance)

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Mobilis Saxophone Quartet

The Mobilis Saxophone Quartet was formed by four ambitious saxophone students in Vienna in 2009. All members are now accomplished saxophonists and pedagogues at music schools and universities in Austria and Croatia. The potential of the quartet got early recognition, when it won Austrian National Chamber Music Competition and became finalist of the Fidelio Competition at the Conservatory Vienna. The four musicians have ever since played in main concert halls in Austria, rest of Europe and South America. Their debut CD came out in 2011 as a result of a collaboration with Bank-Austria that marked the quartet as the Artist of the year. The Austrian National Radio Ö1 rewarded the CD with the Pasticcio Prize. The quartet has been a part of a »New Austrian Sound of Music« program of the Austrian Foreign Ministry in concert season 2016/17. The quartet plays classical music, written originally for a saxophone quartet as well as arrangements from earlier musical periods and contemporary music from 20th and 21st century. The goal of the ensemble is to present the relatively unknown combination of these four instruments by playing concerts as well as giving masterclasses, combining music with theater and and other forms of art.
Michael Krenn, soprano saxophoneJanez Uršej, alto saxophoneYukiko Iwata, tenor saxophoneGoran Jurković, baritone saxophone
mobilis-saxophonequartett.at
  • Jul 13 2018
    20:00

    Mobilis Saxophone Quartet ( Croatia )

    slovenian armed forces band

    Thomas Doss (1966): Spotlights - Allegro ritmico e giocoso, Lento, rubato (quasi recitativo), Vivace, con gioia

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Momentum Quartet

All four members of Momentum graduated from the University of Southampton, UK, where they studied under Dr. Angela Space. They are all now students at top Conservatoires across the UK. They have performed in masterclasses with saxophonists such as Lynn Klock, Vincent David, Jerome Laran and Nikita Zimin. They are an engaging and vibrant ensemble made up of individually-outstanding musicians. Wayne Hau is a London-based saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist who is studying for a Masters in Music Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, under the direction of Gerard McChrystal and Melanie Henry. Hannah Brierley is from Oxford, UK and is also studying at Trinity Laban with Gerard McChrystal and Melanie Henry. For many years she has enjoyed performing in pit orchestras around the UK on the saxophone, clarinet and flute. Emily Cox is a classically-trained saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist from Dorset, UK. She was awarded a scholarship to attend the Royal Northern College of Music for her Masters in Music Performance, under the tutelage of Rob Buckland, Carl Raven and Andy Scott. Based in London, Laurence Astill is studying at the Royal College of Music for his Master of Performance under the tutelage of Kyle Horch. An accomplished teacher and performer, Laurence has received a number of awards and grants from organizations including the EMI Music Sound Foundation.
Wayne Hau, soprano saxophoneHannah Brierley, alto saxophoneEmily Cox, tenor saxophoneLaurence Astill, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    16:30

    Momentum Quartet ( United Kingdom )

    recital

    Guillermo Lago (1960): Ciudades  - Córdoba, Sarajevo, Addis Abeba, Montevideo, Köln, Tokyo

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

NAFA Saxophone Quartet

The 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. 
Johann Koh En Kai, soprano saxophoneBreyann Lennard Taganahan Bantoc, alto saxophoneLuo Tianze, tenor saxophoneDanielle Ong Min Lee, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    15:00

    NAFA Saxophone Quartet ( Singapore )

    recital

    Chung Ee Yong (1999): Surge (premiere performance)Zechariah Goh (1970): HomageLi Kai Han Jeremiah (1980): Saxophone Quartet No. 1 Around the Bend - What? What? What?!, Who's There?!, Wahahahaha!!! Emily Koh (1980): Homonym

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

Nathan Henshaw and Martin Jacob

Nathan Henshaw is recognised for his ability to excel in a great diversity of genres and styles. From solo classical performances to jazz gigs, Nathan’s work as a freelance musician has seen him perform with a diverse range of outstanding performers. He has also performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Victoria, NSW Police Band, Sydney Conservatorium, Compass, Continuum Sax, Chronology Arts, and SBS Television and Radio Orchestra, Heavy Metal Quartet, Sax Summit, Sydney Saxophone Collective and Rarefied Air. Nathan has toured extensively within Australia and overseas playing at many prestigious concerts and festivals as both soloist and chamber musician including; World Saxophone Congress (Scotland and France), European Saxophone Congress (Portugal), Australian Saxophone & Clarinet Conferences (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane), Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Australian Chamber Music Festival (QLD), Manly Jazz Festival, Sydney Festival to name a few. Nathan is also a member of the Nexas Quartet: one of Australia’s leading Chamber Music Ensembles. He has completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and Master of Music at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he is currently completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts. His research examines the interpretive challenges faced by classical musicians (particularly saxophonists) when required to perform works in a jazz style. He is currently saxophone teacher/conductor and Head of Schools Program at the Central Coast Conservatorium.
Nathan Henshaw, saxophone Martin Jacob, piano
www.nathanhenshaw.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    12:00

    Nathan Henshaw and Martin Jacob ( Australia )

    recital

    Andrián Pertout (1963): Digressioni modali for tenor saxophone and pianoJenni Watson (1985): ** for tenor saxophone and piano (premiere performance)Nick Russoniello (1984): As the Crowie Flies for solo tenor saxophoneDrew Crawford (1974): Sonata for tenor saxophone and piano (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Nathan Jorgensen

Dr. Nathan Jorgensen is director of jazz studies at the University of New Hampshire where he is responsible for teaching applied saxophone lessons, directs two jazz ensembles, serves as administrator and coordinator of the Clark Terry Jazz Festival, and is the producer of the UNH Traditional Jazz Series. Jorgensen is an accomplished jazz and classical saxophonist and feels at home in nearly every musical situation. He has had the opportunity to share the stage with notable jazz performers such as Terrell Stafford, Bobby Watson, Bobby Shew, Gary Foster, Bob Sheppard, and many others. His classical performing has allowed him the opportunity to perform with the Kansas City Symphony, the South Dakota Symphony, the Dakota Wind Ensemble, and he has been featured as a concerto soloist with the Dakota Wind Ensemble, South Dakota State University Symphonic Band and the University of  New Hampshire Wind Symphony. Jorgensen is in demand as a performer, clinician, adjudicator, and lecturer. He has performed by invitation at regional and national conventions for professional organizations such as the North American Saxophone Alliance, College Music Society and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. Jorgensen holds a DMA from the University of Kansas, a Master of Music from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Kansas. His teachers have included Vince Gnojek, Tim Timmons, Bobby Watson and Dan Gailey.
www.nathanjorgensen.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    18:15

    Nathan Jorgensen ( United States )

    recital

    Brian Egan (1978): Goodnight Noises Everywhere

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Nathan Mandel and Eli Fieldsteel

Nathan Mandel is saxophonist whose recent performances include a world premiere of John Nichols III’s Fall Silent in Brooklyn, NY, world premiere performances of works by Carlos Carrillo, Sean Harold, Stephen A. Taylor, and Ashley Wang at major saxophone conferences, as well as a solo concert at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts highlighting musical, compositional, and collaborative trends at the University of Illinois. Nathan is currently a Business Administrative Associate – Operations Manager at the University of Illinois School of Music. He also Associate-Faculty at McKendree University (USA) teaching music online courses. Nathan is the co-Director and saxophonist for Suono Mobile USA, along with artistic Director Philipp Blume. Nathan holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois, and degrees from Bowling Green State University (2005) and the University of North Texas (2003). His principle teachers include Debra Richtmeyer, John Sampen, and Eric Nestler. Dr. Eli Fieldsteel is a composer specializing in music technology with a diverse history of cross-disciplinary collaboration. He is the recipient of the 2014 James E. Croft Grant for Young and Emerging Wind Band Composers, first prize in the 2012 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition, and other, including the award from the Bandmasters’ Academic Society of Japan and the Frank Ticheli Competition. His music has been performed internationally by ensembles such as the Dallas Wind Symphony, the North Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Kawagoe Sohwa Wind Ensemble of Tokyo, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Wind Ensemble. His music is published under Lovebird Music, and has been recorded on the SEAMUS and Aerocade Music record labels. Fieldsteel holds degrees from Brown University (BA, 2008), The University of North Texas (MM, 2010), and The University of Texas at Austin (DMA, 2015). His primary teachers have included Russell Pinkston, Bruce Pennycook, and Jon Christopher Nelson.
Nathan Mandel, saxophoneEli Fieldsteel, electronics
www.nathanmandel.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    16:15

    Nathan Mandel and Eli Fieldsteel ( United States )

    recital

    Scott Alan Wyatt (1951): A Road Beyond for soprano saxophone and fixed media (premiere performance)Eli Fildsteel (1986): Nose Dive for saxophone and live electronics (European premiere)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Nathan Mertens, Elizabeth Rosinbum and Jessica Voigt-Page

Nathan Mertens, Elizabeth Rosinbum and Jessica Voigt-Page are three talented young entrepreneurs that maintain multi-faceted careers as performers, researchers, educators, and business owners. Mertens, a recipient of the prestigious Monbukagakusho Research Student Scholarship, is the first American saxophonist to study saxophone formally in Japan. After earning his doctorate from the University of Texas, he moved to Japan to research Japanese saxophone performance and pedagogy at the Kunitachi College of Music under Masato Kumoi. Rosinbum is an in-demand private teacher, clinician, performer, and speaker. She has created a series of lectures designed to prepare young musicians develop the necessary skills to build thriving businesses, create a clear vision for the future, and overcome anxiety, both personally and professionally. Voigt-Page is the founder of Saxophone Academy Austin, joined the faculty at Baylor University, and leads the Longhorn Music Camp at The University of Texas. She founded the Abundant Musician Project to guide young musicians through the process of engineering their careers in the arts.

elizabethrosinbum.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    14:00

    Nathan Mertens, Elizabeth Rosinbum and Jessica Voigt-Page ( United States )

    lecture

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Neal Postma

Saxophonist and pedagogue Neal Postma holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM) and the University of Colorado (BM) and is a currently a DMA Candidate at the University of South Carolina where he serves as an Instructor of Music Appreciation. He is also on the faculty of Winthrop University and Claflin University teaching applied lessons on saxophone and chamber music. As a concert saxophonist Neal has performed across the United States, Europe and Asia giving performances in such venues as Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Newman Center for the Performing Arts and The Idyllwild  Performing Arts Center. He has given recitals at universities and various regional, national and international conferences. His primary teachers are Dr. Cliff Leaman, Dr. James Bunte and Tom Myer. As an educator Neal currently is currently on the faculty at Winthrop University where he teaches applied lessons on saxophone and coaches the saxophone quartet. He also on the faculty at Claflin University where he teaches applied lessons on saxophone and clarinet. Additionally he is the graduate assistant to the music history department at the University of South Carolina where he teaches undergraduate Music Appreciation. He is also sought after as a clinician having given masterclasses and recitals at the Cincinnati Conservatory, The University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University of Denver and Denver School of the Arts.
  • Jul 11 2018
    12:00

    Neal Postma ( United States )

    lecture

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Nedremo - Abelseth Duo

The main interest of the newly formed Norwegian saxophonist Nedremo - Abelseth Duo, is playing contemporary music together, as well as the possibility of commissioning more music for saxophone duos and making duo as a chamber music form more accessible. 

Anja Nedremo (1989) was born and grew up in Drammen, Norway. She started her musical studies under Claus Olesen and Johannes Thorell at The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg and holds a BA and MA in classical saxophone. She is now in the soloist class at the same academy. Anja has also studied under Lars Mlekusch at the Conservatory of Vienna, and has a postgraduate qualification from Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona, were she studied under Nacho Gascón. As a soloist, she has won competitions at home and abroad. She has on-going collaboration with composers in Europe and Scandinavia.

Anders Abelseth (1991) was born in Lier, Norway. He studied his bachelor degree at The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, with professor Claus Olesen and Johannes Thorell. Later he took a post graduate education at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya where he studied with professor Nacho Gascón. Currently Anders is a Master student at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo where he finishes in May 2018. In Oslo he has lessons with Rolf-Erik Nystrøm. Anders is an active performer, both as a soloist and a chamber musician.

Anja Nedremo, saxophoneAnders Abelseth. saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    10:00

    Nedremo - Abelseth Duo ( Norway )

    recital

    Jesper Nordin (1971): El pajaro con la quijada de burro for two saxophones and tape

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Nele Tiebout and Bart Van Beneden

Bart Van Beneden and Nele Tiebout met each other at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels in 2009. There was a good connection between them and soon they started playing together. With their duo, founded out of love for music and for each other, they want to make the audience experience the beauty of the saxophone and duo-playing.
Bart Van Beneden, soprano saxophoneNele Tiebout, alto saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    11:15

    Nele Tiebout and Bart Van Beneden ( Belgium )

    recital

    Luciano Berio (1923-2003): 34 duetti per due violini - selection (arr. Bart van Benden)
    Various Composers: New Duetti
    Wim Hendrickx (1962)
    Jan Van Landeghem (1954)
    Michel Lysight (1958)
    Jacqueline Fontyn (1930)

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Nelligan Saxophone Quartet

The Nelligan Saxophone Quartet was formed in 1994, with the mandate to showcase the contemporary and classical repertoire for the saxophone. The quartet gave its first official recital at the opening concert of the event The saxophone: Past, Present and Future, a weekend devoted to the saxophone and organized around the French master Jean-Marie Londeix. Since its beginning, the Nelligan Saxophone Quartet has performed in many Quebec concert halls, including Redpath Hall, McGill University, the Françoys-Bernier in Domaine Forget, the Chapel of the Grand Seminary of Montreal, the Théâtre La Chapelle, and the Salle Marie-Stéphane of the Vincent D'Indy School of Music. Among the colleges that hosted the quartet are the Cégep de Joliette, Cégep Marie-Victorin, Cégep de Drummondville, the University of Montreal, and Laval University. The Quartet is a recipient of several awards, including a fellowship from the Maurier Arts Council for its 2003 season and the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec award. Nelligan quartet performed at the XVI Saxophone Congress (2012) in Scotland, recorded its second CD "Consonances Modernes" in 2013 and played at the XVII World Saxophone Congress (2015) held in France. The Nelligan Saxophone Quartet is currently working on a new concert series and a new recording project.
Jean-François Guay, soprano saxophoneCorinne Lanthier, alto saxophoneAlfredo Mendoza Ahuatzin, tenor saxophoneMichel Éthier, bariton saxophone
www.quatuornelligan.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    17:30

    Nelligan Saxophone Quartet ( Canada )

    recital

    Claude Vivier (1948-1983): Pulau DewataChan Ka Nin (1949): Saxophone Quartet Georg Friedrich Haas (1953): Saxophone Quartet

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New Age Sax Quartet

The New Age Sax Quartet was formed in 2016 in Kyiv (Ukraine). The quartet plays classical, modern and contemporary music, including Ukrainian music, jazz, pop music, etc. The ensemble performs across the Ukraine and is the laureate of several Ukrainian and International competitions. 
Artem Holodniuk, soprano saxophone

Danylo Dovbysh, alto saxophone

Pavlo Barabashchuk, tenor saxophone

Roman Fotuima, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 10 2018
    14:00

    New Age Sax Quartet ( Ukraine )

    recital

    Volodymyr Runchak (1960): Morse Code for Saxophone Quartet
    Volodymyr Runchak (1960): Contra Spem Spero for Saxophone Quartet
    Oleksander Kozarenko (1963): Inventions for Saxophone Quartet

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Big Hall / Teatar &TD velika dvorana Savska cesta 25

New Jersey Saxophone Quartet with the University of Delaware Percussion Ensemble

The New Jersey Saxophone Quartet was founded in 2003 by Frank Mazzeo. The ensemble members are all working professional musicians, who incorporate music from all genres and their diverse backgrounds. The New Jersey Saxophone Quartet has performed at the University of Delaware, Bucks County College, Villanova University Chamber Music Concert Series, Temple University Concert Series, Sayersville Cultural Arts Society, New York University, Bucks County Performing Arts Center, the Pocono Arts Festival, Blue Ridge Jazz Festival, Riverfront Renaissance Art Gallery, the Noyes Museum, the 2005 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial. The New Jersey Saxophone Quartet were main stage performers at the 2006 World Saxophone Congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia where they premiered Bob Mintzner’s Saxophone Quartet No. 3 specifically written for the NJSQ. The New Jersey Saxophone Quartet made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2008 and returned in 2010 to perform an all Phil Woods program, which featured the world premiere of “Requiem” a composition dedicated to Vincent James Abato and specifically composed for the New Jersey Saxophone Quartet. The group has had works written for them by Bob Mintzer, Billy Kerr, Todd Groves, Mark Zuckerman and Phil Woods. The University of Delaware Percussion Ensemble is directed and conducted by Mr. Harvey Price and is part of the University of Delaware's, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music located in Newark, Delaware, USA.
Frank Mazzeo, soprano saxophoneJason O'Mara, alto saxophoneTodd Groves, tenor saxophoneGreg Riley, baritone saxophoneHarvey Price, conductor
  • Jul 12 2018
    10:30

    New Jersey Saxophone Quartet with the University of Delaware Percussion Ensemble ( United States )

    recital

    Phil Woods (1931-2015): Requiem Arturo Stable (1975): Saxophone Quartet No. 1 (premiere performance)Todd Groves (1977): Chase, Lullaby and Funk (premiere performance) 

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Nexas Quartet

At the forefront of chamber music, Nexas Quartet is focused on promoting the musical diversity of the saxophone by showcasing its versatility and ability to cross genres. The group’s success comes from a combination of personalities, virtuosic saxophone skills, and their aptitude to program concerts of a wide appeal that has seen the ensemble perform in a multitude of settings as soloists, to collaborations with theatre and dance companies, and other artists and performers. The creation and championing of Australian music has always been a core goal of Nexas Quartet achieved through collaborations with leading composers. This culminated in their debut album ‘Current’ (released in 2016) featuring the music of Matthew Hindson, Elena Kats-Chernin, and Matthew Orlovich amongst others. In 2017 Nexas embarked upon a new collaboration with opera star Peter Colman-Wright resulting in their Weimar-Era themed ABC Classic release “Ballades of the Good Life” (4.5/5 from Limelight Magazine).
Michael Duke, soprano saxophoneAndrew Smith, alto saxophoneNathan Henshaw, tenor saxophoneJay Byrnes, baritone saxophone
www.nexasquartet.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    18:15

    Nexas Quartet ( Australia )

    recital

    Matthew Hindson (1968): Scenes from Romeo and Juliet - Overture, Juliet, Romeo, Juliet and Romeo's Love Scene, Duel, The Death of Romeo and Juliet (European premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Vaclav Huml Hall / Dvorana Vaclav Huml Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Nicki Roman

Nicki Roman is regarded as a highly active, diverse and emerging concert saxophonist. She is a winner of the Music Teacher’s National Association Young Artist Solo Competition, the North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition, William C. Byrd International Competition and is the first classical saxophonist to be the recipient of the International Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. She has presented solo and chamber music performances throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. She has also been a concerto soloist with orchestras such as the Eastman Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and the University of North Florida Orchestra. In addition, she has presented recitals and masterclasses for students at the University of North Florida, University of South Florida, Nazareth College, Manfield University, Frostburg State University, Eastman Summer Saxophone Institute, Illinois Summer Youth Music Camps and the Eastman Community Music School. Nicki is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree with a certificate in Collegiate Music Teaching and a minor in Instrumental Pedagogy at the Eastman School of Music. In addition, she is a recipient of the prestigious Eastman Performer’s Certificate and the John Celentano Award for chamber music excellence. She currently serves as Assistant Director to the Eastman Saxophone Project (ESP), the first conductorless saxophone ensemble in the United States to perform completely from memory. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois and her Bachelor’s from the University of North Florida.
https://www.nickiroman.com
  • Jul 11 2018
    11:00

    Nicki Roman ( United States )

    lecture

    LectureA performance guide and analysis of Bruno Mantovani’s Bug for solo Bb clarinet (adapted for alto saxophone)

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Nicolas Arsenijevic

After brilliant studies at the Cergy-Pontoise (with Jean-Yves Fourmeau) and Saint-Maur conservatoires (with Nicolas Prost), Nicolas Arsenijevic born in 1988, continued to study with Christian Wirth before being admitted unanimously into Claude Delangle’s saxophone class at the “Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique” in Paris. He has won numerous awards in major competitions.In 2007 he formed the Oblivion Quintet with whom he has given numerous concerts throughout France (Paris, Laval, Alençon). He works regularly with pianist Françoise Buffet. In 2012 alongside pianist Zoltan Peter he played as part of the programming of the Society of Slovenian Composers in Ljubljana, where he premiered “Visshudi" by Peter Savli, for saxophone and percussion. He has performed as soloist with orchestra on several occasions, notably with the Slovenian String Chamber Orchestra in Ljubljana and with the Chieri Chamber Orchestra in Italy (concertos by Glazunov and Larsson). He has worked under the direction of Philippe Bender, Bruno Mantovani, Fayçal Karoui and Patrick Fournillet.He has performed diverse and varied programs with the CNSMDP saxophone ensemble at “Théâtre du Châtelet”, Paris, in Douai, Vannes, and at the “Younger Hall” in St. Andrews, Scotland.  Also a member of Quatu'or Laloi (founded in 2008) a saxophone quartet which excels in a mix of genres including tango, jazz, classical music, contemporary and music from Central Europe and the Balkans.Nicolas Arsenijevic is involved in contemporary premiers and has worked with many composers. World premiers include works such as “Sous l’égide" by Kaija Saariaho, "Translittérations II” by Carlos Castelarnau (April 2013), "Sikuri II" by Juan Arroyo for tenor saxophone and electronics (May 2013). He has developed concert lectures, ”sequence(s)", with double bassist Florentin Ginot and actor Hervé Péjaudier, mixing Sequenzas by Luciano Berio and Dante's poems.
www.nicolas-arsenijevic.com
  • Jul 13 2018
    20:00

    Nicolas Arsenijevic ( France )

    slovenian armed forces band

    Mladen Tarbuk (1962): Concertino for alto saxophone and orchestra

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Nicolas Arsenijevic and Ivan Batoš

After  studies at the Cergy-Pontoise (with Jean-Yves Fourmeau) and Saint-Maur conservatoires (with Nicolas Prost), young saxophonist Nicolas Arsenijevic, born in 1988, continued to study with Christian Wirth before being admitted unanimously into Claude Delangle’s saxophone class at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris. He has won numerous awards in major competitions including, Concours International de Nantes and Concours Européen de Gap, Nova Gorcia International Competition in Slovenia, Chieri International Competition in Italy, Andorra International Sax Competition Fest, Nochta Competition in Zagreb. In recent years, Arsenijevic has acquired great experience on stage. In 2007 he formed the Oblivion Quintet with whom he has given numerous concerts throughout France (Paris, Laval, Alençon). He has performed as soloist with orchestra on several occasions, notably with the Slovenian String Chamber Orchestra in Ljubljana and with the Chieri Chamber Orchestra in Italy (concertos by Glazunov and Larsson). He has worked under the direction of Philippe Bender, Bruno Mantovani, Fayçal Karoui and Patrick Fournillet. He is also a member of Quatu'or Laloi (founded in 2008) a saxophone quartet which excels in a mix of genres including tango, jazz, classical music, contemporary and music from Central Europe and the Balkans. Nicolas Arsenijevic is involved in contemporary premiers and has worked with many composers.

Ivan Batoš (Split, 1979) is the artistic associate and pianist of the Wind Instruments Department of the Zagreb Music Academy. His career has been influenced by all his piano teachers equally: Ivana Oreb, Đuro Tikvica, Lovro Pogorelić and Arbo Valdma. Ivan Batoš’s personal musical profile is now additionally defined through collaborations and performances with chamber music artists such as Lidija Ljubičić, Gordan Tudor, Bruno Philipp, and by helping numerous students in their development and musical formation.

Nicolas Arsenijevic, saxophoneIvan Batoš, piano
www.nicolas-arsenijevic.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    17:30

    Nicolas Arsenijevic and Ivan Batoš ( France )

    recital

    Guillaume Hermen (1983): Elastic Circles of Meditation Orlando Bass (1994):  Veränderungen (premiere performance)  Jean-Baptiste Doulcet (1992): *** (premiere performance)  Riccardo Nillni (1960): Hush (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Nikola Fabijanić

Saxophone player Nikola Fabijanić is a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician and a pedagogue. He works at the Pavao Markovac Music School, at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad as a guest professor and as a saxophone player in the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and Croatian National Theatre Orchestra. He has had a number of successful performances with Papandopulo Quartet and in a duo with Linda Mravunac Fabijanić. His performances, and those of his ensembles, are regularly praised by the audience, colleagues and critics. He has recorded three solo albums, three albums with the Papandopulo Quartet and one with the Zagreb Soloists. As a soloist, he has performed with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Croatian Army Symphony Wind Orchestra, Croatian Navy Symphony Wind Orchestra, Zagreb Chamber Orchestra, Gaudeamus Orchestra, Windstrings and Art Ensemble NRW. He is a winner of numerous awards for artistic and pedagogic success: Chancellor’s Award, a winner of the Giulio Viozzi international competition, Zagreb Philharmonic American Express Award for the best young artist, the winner of international competition Alpe-Dunav-Jadran, Darko Lukić Award, etc. He often holds seminars and master classes at home and abroad, and is a member of juries in national and international music competitions. Fabijanić graduated saxophone at the Academy of Music Zagreb in the class of professor Dragan Sremec.
www.nikolafabijanic.com

Ninoslav Dimov

Ninoslav Dimov finished his undergraduate and graduate studies in the class of Stojan Dimov at the Faculty of Music in Skopje. He continued his studies in Berlin, at the Universität der Kunste, in the class of prof. Detlef Bensmann. He was in Berlin until 2009 and achieved  the "Konzertexamen" specialisation. During this period, he acquired many state and international competition awards and he has been a regular participant of prestigious master classes and seminars for saxophone in Slovenia, France, Germany, etc. Along with his solo recitals, Dimov appeared as soloist with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Bitola Chamber Orchestra, Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra... From the beginning of his studies, he has been leader of Dimov Saxophone Quartet and played numerous concerts in Skopje, Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Mostar, Ohrid, etc. He played a couple of concerts with Berliner Saxophone Quartett, and since 2007 he has been a member of the Bensmann Saxophone Quartet. He is the founder and the appointed artistic director of the International Saxophone and Clarinet Festival “SaxClar” in Skopje, Macedonia. At the moment Dimov is associate professor for saxophone at the Faculty of Music in Skopje, member of Macedonian Radio Television Big Band, ZJM Big Band, and regular on-call saxophone player for Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ninoslav Dimov, saxophone Bensmann Saxophone Quartet
  • Jul 11 2018
    18:00

    Ninoslav Dimov ( Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of )

    recital

    Tomislav Zografski (1934-2000): 5 pieces for Clarinet Solo - Largo, Allegro moderato, Largo, Allegro, Allegretto Scherzando (arr. Ninoslav Dimov)Malcolm Dedman (1948): Joy of Union for solo alto saxophoneVanja Nikolovski Gjumar (1962): The Crowd for saxophone quartetBlagoj Canev (1937): Sonata for clarinet and piano - Largo, Lento Sostenuto, Largo, Allegro (arr. Ninoslav Dimov)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Fran Lhotka Hall / Dvorana Fran Lhotka Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Niobé Saxophone Quartet

Niobé Saxophone Quartet was created in 2015 at the Paris CNSM where they obtained there Bachelor Degree in June 2017. They have worked with famous teachers such as Laszlo Hadady, Claude Delangle, etc. They played in numerous famous concerts halls in Paris (Theatre du Chatelet, Palais de Tokyo, Hotel de Soubise, Roumanian Ambassy, etc.). Invited by the prestigious Orchestre Colonne, they participated to "Piccolo Saxo and Cie" show in Wagram Concert Hall in Paris in March 2017. They were chosen by French Jeunes Talents Agency for 2016/2017 concerts season in France. They also did a concert tour in Slovenia in April 2017. Radio France invited them in the "Young Musicians" emission of Gaëll Le Gallic. In May 2017, They won Second Prize at Osaka International Chamber Music Competition.
Jan Gričar, soprano saxophoneClément Van Calster, alto saxophoneEudes Bernstein, tenor saxophoneMaxime Bazerque, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    18:30

    Niobé Saxophone Quartet ( France )

    recital

    Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Jeux d'enfants - II. La toupie III. La Poupée IV. Les Chevaux de bois VI. Trompette et Tambour XIII. Les quatre coins X. Saute Mouton XI. Petit Mari Petite Femme XII. Le Bal (arr. Phillipe Portejoie)Alain Louvier (1945): Le Jeu des 7 musiques

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB / SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU Auditorium / Aula Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Nitchan Pitayathorn

Nitchan Pitayathorn began studying saxophone with Mr. Promwut Sudtakoo at Music Campus for General Public (MCGP) Seacon Square, Bangkok Thailand. In 2014, Nitchan went to the Pre-college Program of the College of Music at Mahidol University where he studied with Mr. Wisuwat Pruksavanich and Prof. Shyen Lee. He also got a merit scholarship from the college. Nitchan performed at various international musical events and camps such as the 17th World Saxophone Congress, Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the 7th Thailand International Soloist Saxophone Summer Camp, etc. He has taken masterclasses with distinguished world-class saxophonists such as Jean-Marie Londiex, William Street, Claude Delange, Kenneth Tse, Jean-Michel Goury, Philippe Geiss, Alain Crepin, Stephen Page, Lars Mlekusch, Phil Pierick, etc. Nitchan was awarded by many national and international competitions. Nitchan was the of principal saxophone of the Mahidol Symphonic Band, and the YAMP Symphonic Band from 2015-2017, and currently he is a “Music Talent” scholarship student at the College of Music, Mahidol University.

  • Jul 10 2018
    13:30

    Nitchan Pitayathorn ( Thailand )

    recital

    Chawin Temsittichok (1996): The Chasing of Supanmacha for alto saxophone solo (premiere performance)
    Attakorn Sookjaeng (1990): Sadayu for soprano saxophone solo (premiere performance) 

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

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, saxophoneMinako Koyanagi, piano
  • Jul 10 2018
    15:00

    Nobuya Sugawa and Minako Koyanagi ( Japan )

    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)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Nobuya Sugawa, Minako Koyanagi and Takako Yamaguchi

Nobuya Sugawa studied saxophone at Tokyo University of Arts with the late Yuichi Omuro. He has won the highest prizes in the Wind Instrument Category in the 51st Music Competition of Japan and for the Saxophone category in the 1st Japan Wind and Percussion Competition. He has received the Idemitsu Music Award and the Muramatsu Award. He has made about 30 CD albums on different Japanese and overseas labels. He has performed with almost all orchestras of Japan including NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo. He has performed with BBC Philharmonic, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra d’Harmonie de la Garde Républicaine. Since his debut, composers have written new pieces for him. He has assumed a role of the concert master of Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra for almost 22 years from 1989 through 2010. He performs as a member of Trouvère Quartet (Saxophone Quartet). He also serves as the resident conductor of Yamaha Symphonic Band, music adviser of Shizuoka City Shimizu Cultural Hall, music director of Marinart Winds, and is a visiting professor of Tokyo University of the Arts and Kyoto City University of Arts.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. 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.
Takako Yamaguchi, percussionist, is active as a soloist with orchestra such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and as a joint soloist with various orchestras in Japan and abroad. She has appeared on NHK-FM radio programs and has participated in recordings in her broad music field. She belonged to Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra from 2005 to 2016. She is currently a lecturer at Tokyo Gakugei University and Showa University of Music. She is a from the Department of Music at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. 
Nobuya Sugawa, saxophoneMinako Koyanagi, pianoTakako Yamaguchi, percussion

O'Connor - Netzer Duo

Praised for his “seamless technique” and “sumptuous lyricism” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), saxophonist Doug O’Connor has performed across Asia, Europe, and the U.S., including appearances as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Asheville Symphony, Symphony in C, Musica Nova, the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, as well as various college percussion ensembles. Dr. O’Connor was the Second Prize winner of the 2nd International Jean-Marie Londeix Saxophone Competition in Bangkok. He holds a BM from the University of Maryland in addition to MM and DMA degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He has served as Associate Lecturer of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, as saxophonist with the United States Naval Academy Band, and is currently employed as ceremonial saxophonist with the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” as well as at the Eastman School of Music as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Saxophone. He is a co-founder of the Global Premiere Consortium Commissioning Project, an online platform for instigating the composition, dissemination, and performance of new music worldwide. Dr. Osnat Netzer is a composer, songwriter, pianist and educator. A native of Haifa, Israel, Netzer studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Mannes College of Music and New England Conservatory. During her time at NEC, she received a grant from the Beebe Foundation that funded both studies in experimental theater at Universität der Künste in Berlin and the completion of her opera, The Wondrous Woman Within. Her compositions have been performed in Israel, France, Germany, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and the United States, published by Edition Peters and Earthsongs, and recorded on Bridge Records. Netzer also serves on the faculty of Harvard University, where she has taught composition, theory and musicianship since 2013.
Dag O'Connor, saxophoneOsnat Netzer, piano
dougoconnor.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    17:00

    O'Connor - Netzer Duo ( United States )

    recital

    Rodrigo Bussad Cesar (1985): KundaliniOsnat Netzer (1979): PillarsBaljinder Sekhon (1980): Sonata of Puzzles - Never-ending Jigsaw, Dead End Labyrinth, Crossword on Fire 

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Otis Murphy

Otis Murphy holds the position of Professor of Saxophone in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, joining the faculty at the age of 28 in 2001 and becoming one of the youngest faculty members in its history. Dr. Murphy has garnered a number of awards as a performer including international prizes in Belgium’s Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition, France’s Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition and the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition in the United States, he has appeared in renowned concert halls throughout the world and he has taught saxophone classes at prestigious international music schools and festivals. He has released some fifteen recordings including four solo compact discs which have all received critical acclaim. Dr. Murphy holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, graduating with the Performer’s Certificate, the highest honor given to a performer at this institution. In addition, he pursued advanced studies in France under a Fulbright Fellowship for foreign study as a pupil of Jean-Yves Fourmeau at the Conservatoire National Régional de Musique in Cergy-Pontoise, earning the Prix de Perfectionnement by a unanimous decision of the jury. Otis Murphy leads a very fulfilling life with his wife, pianist Haruko Murphy, and together are dedicated homeschooling parents of their six children.
www.otismurphy.com

Otis Murphy

Otis Murphy holds the position of Professor of Saxophone in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, joining the faculty at the age of 28 in 2001 and becoming one of the youngest faculty members in its history. He is in great demand as an international soloist and clinician, having performed in more than 20 countries worldwide across four continents. Dr. Murphy has garnered a number of awards as a performer including international prizes in Belgium’s Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition, France’s Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition and the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition in the United States, he has appeared in renowned concert halls throughout the world and he has taught saxophone classes at prestigious international music schools and festivals. He has released some fifteen recordings including four solo compact discs which have all received critical acclaim. Dr. Murphy holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, graduating with the Performer’s Certificate, the highest honor given to a performer at this institution. In addition, he pursued advanced studies in France under a Fulbright Fellowship for foreign study as a pupil of Jean-Yves Fourmeau at the Conservatoire National Régional de Musique in Cergy-Pontoise, earning the Prix de Perfectionnement by a unanimous decision of the jury. Otis Murphy leads a very fulfilling life with his wife, pianist Haruko Murphy, and together are dedicated homeschooling parents of their six children.
www.otismurphy.com
  • Jul 12 2018
    13:00

    Otis Murphy ( United States )

    masterclass

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

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Room 339 / Soba 339 Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Palermo Contemporary Quartet

Palermo Contemporary Quartet is a saxophone group founded in 2017 with the objective of working on the most important pages of contemporary music for saxophone quartet. All musicians are specialized in contemporary repertory and technique and all of them are specializing in a 2nd level Master in Contemporary music in Palermo Conservatory. They have performed music by Donatoni, Xenakis, Sciarrino, Tagliavia, Gubaidulina and many others. Palermo Contemporary Quartet musicians are Ghehanghir Baghchighi, Nicola Mogavero, Francesco Italiano and Giuseppe Mario Caccamisi. In November 2017 they have been protagonists of "La bocca, i piedi, il suono" for 4 alto saxophones and 100 saxophones in movement in Teatro Massimo in Palermo for 70th birthday of composer Salvatore Sciarrino.
Ghehanghir Baghchighi, soprano saxophoneNicola Mogavero, alto saxophoneFrancesco Italiano, tenor saxophoneGiuseppe Mario Caccamisi, baritone saxophone& 100 saxophonists from around the world
  • Jul 11 2018
    11:00

    Palermo Contemporary Quartet ( Italy )

    ensemble performance

    Sciarrino Salvatore (1947): La bocca, i piedi, il suono for 4 alto saxophones and 100 saxophones in movement

    CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE / HRVATSKO NARODNO KAZALIŠTE Croatian National Theatre Trg Republike Hrvatske 15

Palm Duo

The Palm Saxophone Duo is an innovative and forward-thinking duo with a focus on contemporary music. The duo comprises Alastair Penman (UK) and Matthew Lombard (South Africa) who both have successful solo careers in their own right. The pair met whilst studying with Rob Buckland at the Royal Northern College of Music and started working together after discovering a natural blend between their saxophone sounds and a shared musical vision.  Since forming, the duo has given numerous recital performances of both traditional and contemporary repertoire. Now based in the UK and USA respectively, the duo enjoy meeting at international saxophone events to continue their performances together. As soloists Alastair and Matthew have given countless performances across Europe, Africa, America and Australia at some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. Alastair is a City Music Foundation, BBC Introducing and Park Lane Group Artist and has won awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, RNCM and St Catharine’s College. Matthew was awarded second place overall in the First UNISA South African Wind Competition, having won the saxophone category prize. As a prominent educator in South Africa, Matthew planned the first National Saxophone Symposium.
Alastair Penman, saxophoneMatthew Lombard, saxophone
www.matthewlombard.co.za
  • Jul 12 2018
    11:30

    Palm Duo ( United States )

    recital

    Guy Lacour (1932-2013): Suite en Duo for saxophone duo - Allegro, Aria, Petite Fugue, Largo, puis ScherzettoWilliam Haubrich (1960): AfriSax Suite for two saxophones and pre-recorded electronics - Intlombe, Thulani, Thulile, UmtshatoAlastair Penman (1988): Duo for two saxophones and live electronics (premiere performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD Semicircular Hall / Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD Savska cesta 25

Palm Trio

Angela Space, a saxophonist and composer, currently teaches at the University of Southampton (UK). She has had a wide variety of performance experience with ensembles such as the New World Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, the South Bend Symphony, The Temptations, Ensemble X, the All American College Band at Disneyland, and her own three-piece punk band, Rainbow Reservoir. Angela graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a dual degree in music education and saxophone performance studying with saxophonist Lynn Klock and composer Sal Macchia. She earned a Master of Music from Ithaca College where she was teaching assistant to Steven Mauk, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Miami studying with Gary Keller and serving as an adjunct saxophone faculty. She has performed on multiple saxophone congresses and conferences as both a soloist and member of the Pioneer Saxophone Quartet. George Weremchuk, Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Central Florida, has performed and recorded with such diverse groups as the New World Symphony and the Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra. He is featured on the New World Symphony's recording entitled New World Jazz (RCA Red Seal), and performed with Sam Rivers at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Matosinhos Jazz Festival in Portugal, and at Lincoln Center in New York. George regularly performs with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, and performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Marin Alsop, during their residency in Daytona Beach, Florida. George holds the Doctor of Music degree from the University of Miami. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Indiana University where he received the Master of Music degree. His teachers include Eugene Rousseau, Lynn Klock, and Gary Keller. Carolyn J. Bryan is Professor of Music at Georgia Southern University. Bryan received her Doctoral and Master’s degrees in saxophone literature and performance from 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, the Festival of Women Composers International, and meetings of the Florida and Minnesota Music Educators Associations. Dr. Bryan’s research focuses on developmental literature for the saxophone and music by American women composers. She was a contributor to Women and Music in America Since 1900 and Yamaha’s Educator Series. Bryan has been involved in numerous orchestral, chamber, and solo premiers and recorded with the Winds of Indiana on Eugene Rousseau’s CD Saxophone Vocalise and the Savannah Jazz Orchestra’s Satin Doll. Dr. Bryan has also served as conductor for Georgia Southern Opera and led a professional production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. 
Angela Space, saxophoneGeorge Weremchuk, saxophoneCarolyn J. Bryan, saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018
    11:00

    Palm Trio ( United States )

    recital

    Philip Parker (1953): Merry Music (premiere performance)Angela Space (1976): Body Bagatelle (premire performance)

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR Theatre &TD MM Center / Teatar &TD MM Center Savska cesta 25

Pan-American Trio and Sae Lee

Preston Duncan has on over 65 occasions appeared as a soloist with large ensembles at prestigious venues. Duncan was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and has won numerous awards and prizes including 1st prize in the MTNA National Woodwind Competition.  He was the featured performer and educator at the 1st Taiwanese National Saxophone Festival, and many other festivals. He currently teaches at the University of Minnesota. Saxophonist Sofía Zumbado received a degree at the University of Costa Rica and a master's degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has been soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. As a soloist, she has performed in Costa Rica, United States, Mexico, Cuba and Uruguay. Zumbado is currently the saxophone player of various projects: Mal'akh group, the duet of piano and saxophone Zumbado-Gell and the trio of classical music of North India Satya Mantra. Ramonet Rodríguez has completed his studies in the flamenco guitar field, in Madrid and Andalucía, with ethnomusicologist Ana Vega Toscano, guitarrist Oscar Herrero and concert artists Manolo Sanlúcar and Víctor Monge "Serranito". He has played as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Symphony Orchestra and the String Orchestra of the University of Costa Rica, etc. Rodríguez has three record productions and a book Estudios para Guitarra. He obtained with honors the degree of Graduate in Music and a Masters of Arts degree with honorable mention at the University of Costa Rica. He is currently a Professor at the School of Musical Arts at the Universityof Costa Rica.
Preston Duncan, saxophoneSofía Zumbado, saxophoneRamonet Rodríguez, guitarSae Lee, piano
prestonsaxophone.com
  • Jul 14 2018
    15:00

    Pan-American Trio and Sae Lee ( United States )

    recital

    Felipe Perez Santiago (1973): Morsecoding for two alto saxophones and piano (premiere performance)Alvaro Esquivel (1955): Baribustre / Bulerias for guitar and soprano saxophoneAlvaro Esquivel (1955): Bronce y Madera, Tango Argentino for guitar and soprano saxophone (premiere performance)Eddie Mora (1965): La Trade y la Montaña for guitar/piano and 2 saxophones (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Svetislav Stančić Hall / Dvorana Svetislav Stančić Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Panagiotis Skyftas

Panagiotis Skyftas was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He made his first musical steps at the age of seven by playing the piano. Thirteen years later, he obtained his Piano Diploma with honours. During this period, he also fulfilled successfully his studies in Harmony, Counterpoint, and Fugue. Panagiotis has been playing the saxophone since 2008 when he was induced into the tertiary education in University of Macedonia (Greece), and collaborated with the distinguished Dr. Athanasios Zervas. In June 2013, he completed his studies and received the Bachelor degree. In 2012 he took part in the first Hellenic and Pancyprian competition and won the first prize. Furthermore, in 2013 he participated in the Concerto Contest that took place in the University of Macedonia, in which he was placed second and was honoured by performing with the Orchestra of the University at Thessaloniki’s Opera House in January 2014. After working as a saxophone teacher in Music High School of Serres (2014-15), he left Greece in order to attend the two-year Master Program in the University of Columbia, Missouri. He was awarded with two distinguished scholarships (the first one from the Fulbright Foundation, and the other one from the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation).
  • Jul 13 2018
    13:00

    Panagiotis Skyftas ( Greece )

    recital

    Dinos Constantinides (1929): RecollectionsAthanasios Zervas (1959): Chrismos / Oracle (premiere performance)Eric Honour (1970): Devil's BranchGeorge Kotrokoes (1974): Moiroloi / Elegy

    UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB STUDENT CENTRE / STUDENTSKI CENTAR French Pavilion / Francuski paviljon Savska cesta 25

Papandopulo Saxophone Quartet

Papandopulo Quartet consists of Croatian saxophone players, graduates from the Music Academy in Zagreb in class of Dragan Sremec. They pursued their education at Conservatoires in Paris, Amsterdam and Vienna and have taken part in masterclasses held by world renowned saxophone players. The Quartet performs regularly on many festivals in Croatia and abroad. Special attention has been given to a promotion of new music and to young Croatian and foreign composers without neglecting the classical music of the past centuries. The Quartet has performed with some outstanding international saxophonists such as Jean Yves Fourmeau, Arno Bornkamp, Lars Mlekusch, The Amstel Quartet, and with Croatian leading saxophonists: Dragan Sremec and The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet. Performances of Papandopulo Quartet have been described in superlatives by the critics. Members of the Quartet are also engaged in pedagogical work, teaching at Universities in Zagreb, Sarajevo and Novi Sad, music schools in Zagreb, Split, Jastrebarsko and Samobor, working as teachers on the workshops in Croatia and abroad. Together they founded School of Saxophone in Jaska, a highly successful international spring camp for saxophone students.
Nikola Fabijanić, soprano saxophoneGordan Tudor, alto saxophoneGoran Jurković, tenor saxophoneTomislav Žužak, baritone saxophone
www.papandopulo.com
  • Jul 10 2018
    19:00

    Papandopulo Saxophone Quartet ( Croatia )

    recital

    Boris Papandopulo (1906-1911): Four piano studies - Con brio, Allegro vivace, Tempo di tango, VivacissimoDavor Bobić (1968): Chorale and scherzando Julian Gamisch ( 1990): Elemental Flashes (premiere performance)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC / MUZIČKA AKADEMIJA Blagoje Bersa Hall / Dvorana Blagoje Bersa Trg Republike Hrvatske 12

Papandopulo Saxophone Quartet

Papandopulo Quartet consists of Croatian saxophone players, graduates from the Music Academy in Zagreb in class of Dragan Sremec. They pursued their education at Conservatoires in Paris, Amsterdam and Vienna and have taken part in masterclasses held by world renowned saxophone players. The Quartet performs regularly on many festivals in Croatia and abroad. Special attention has been given to a promotion of new music and to young Croatian and foreign composers without neglecting the classical music of the past centuries. The Quartet has performed with some outstanding international saxophonists such as Jean Yves Fourmeau, Arno Bornkamp, Lars Mlekusch, The Amstel Quartet, and with Croatian leading saxophonists: Dragan Sremec and The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet. Performances of Papandopulo Quartet have been described in superlatives by the critics. Members of the Quartet are also engaged in pedagogical work, teaching at Universities in Zagreb, Sarajevo and Novi Sad, music schools in Zagreb, Split, Jastrebarsko and Samobor, working as teachers on the workshops in Croatia and abroad. Together they founded School of Saxophone in Jaska, a highly successful international spring camp for saxophone students.

Nikola Fabijanić, soprano saxophoneGordan Tudor, alto saxophoneGoran Jurković, tenor saxophoneTomislav Žužak, baritone saxophone 
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  • Jul 11 2018
    18:00

    Papandopulo Saxophone Quartet ( Croatia )

    soloist with ensemble

    Ante Knešaurek (1978): Concertino for saxophone quartet and strings - Maestoso, Adagissimo, Allegro

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Parero Saxophone Quartet

Parero Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2016 by four female saxophone players of the same generation. In addition to standard repertoire of the saxophone quartet, they also work on various genres. Not only do they present commissioned works, but they also actively collaborate with other musicians. The name "Parero" was coined from Spanish pareja, meaning two people, and tesoro, meaning treasure.
Parero Saxophone QuartetRui Ozawa, soprano saxophoneAki Tanaka, alto saxophoneMiyu Yokoyama, tenor saxophoneYumeko Miura, baritone saxophone