Taimur Sullivan is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Northwestern University, and a member of the acclaimed PRISM Quartet. His performances have taken him from the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Knitting Factory, to engagements in Russia, China, England, Germany, and throughout Latin America. He has dedicated much of his career to commissioning new repertoire for the saxophone, and has given the world premieres of over 250 solo and chamber works. As a member of the PRISM Quartet for 23 years, Sullivan has performed concertos with orchestras nationwide and has conducted residencies at leading conservatories throughout the United States. Zach Shemon enjoys a versatile career as a saxophone soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and pedagogue. As a soloist, Shemon was awarded first prize at the inaugural International Saxophone Symposium and Competition in Columbus, GA and has appeared as a soloist with numerous bands and orchestras throughout the US. He teaches saxophone at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance and regularly performs with the Kansas City Symphony and with the contemporary chamber music ensemble, newEar. He spends his summers on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen Saxophone Summer Institute, and directing the Kansas City Saxophone Workshop. Shemon holds degrees in performance from Indiana University and the University of Michigan, and has studied at the Université Européenne de Saxophone and the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Taimur Sullivan, saxophone
Zach Shemon, saxophone
Jul 12 201819:15
Taimur Sullivan and Zach Shemon
recitalDavid Biedenbender (1984): Staying the Night for soprano and alto saxophone (European premiere)Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988): Ko-Lho for soprano and alto saxophone (arr. T. Sullivan and Z. Shemon)Marcos Balter (1974): Landscape of Fear for sopranino and soprano saxophone (European premiere)
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