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

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

Thibaut Canaval, artistic direction
Shiho Yoshinari and Yohan Leite, baritone saxophone
Miyu Koda and Natsumi Kumagishi, tenor saxophone
Kevin Le Mareuil, Natsuki Ishikawa and Tomomi Wakasa, alto saxophone
Thibaut Canaval and Eri Tsuchida, soprano saxophone


  • Jul 13 2018

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

    ensemble performance

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

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