Generation Saxophone 1987

Nikita Zimin is one of the brightest representatives of the Russian classical school of saxophone. He is a graduate of the Russian Gnesin’s Academy of Music (class of Russian People’s Artist, Professor Margarita Shaposhnikova) and Paris National Conservatoire (class of Professor Claude Delangle). Nikita has won the Grand prix of the most prestigious international competitions including the VI International Adolphe Sax Saxophone Competition (Dinant, Belgium - 2014). Nikita Zimin has a wide repertoire and has worked with many orchestras including the Volgograd Symphony Orchestra, the State Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Udmurt State Symphony Orchestra, Belgorod Philarmonic Orchestra, the Mecklenburg State Choir, Northwest German Philharmonic, Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Aeterna Orchestra, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra and others. He gives recitals and masterclasses, both in Russia and abroad. Nikita Zimin is a regular participant of international Saxophone Congresses and international Festivals. He is the President of the Eurasian Saxophone Association and a Member of the Guild of young musicians of Russian Musical Union. He is a teacher at the Frédéric Chopin Music College in Moscow. Brandon Jinwoo Choi is in great demand as an international soloist and he has appeared across three continents, in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Japan, and United States. As a soloist, Dr. Choi has been a soloist with orchestras that include The Rumania Ploiesti State Philharmonic Orchestra, The Korea Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra, The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Orchestra.  He has won top prizes in many national and international. Dr. Choi holds 4e cycle of Perfectionism (Artist Diploma) at the Consevatorie de Lyon, France with Jean-Denis Michat. Choi was a teaching assistant and holds Doctor of Music Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music where he previously earned his Master of Music degree in Saxophone performance. He is professor of Chung-Ang University, Seoul Art College, Sam Yuk University and Seoul Chung Am Art University. Yo Matsushita, after graduating from the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music and Keio University, acheived a master’s degree from the Tokyo National University of the Arts (in the class of Masato Ikegami), and three years later he won the First Grand Prize at the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition (Bangkok, 2014). He has already accepted important concert engagements in Japan, including Tokyo as well as in Europe particularly in France.


Brandon Yonwoo Choi, saxophone
Yo Matsushita, saxophone
Nikita Zimin, saxophone
Kishin Nagai, piano


  • Jul 14 2018

    Generation Saxophone 1987


    SAXOPHONE 1987 (Nikita Zimin, Brandon Choi, Yo Matsushita), Kishin Nagai, piano
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano (arr. for two saxophones and piano Junichi Sato) 
    Jun Nagao (1964): Paganini lost for two saxophones and piano
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Primavera porteña for two saxophones and piano (arr. John Wintringham)
    Paul- Agricole Génin (1832-1903): Carnaval de Venice for three saxophones and piano (arr. Asai)
    Alexander Rosenblatt (1956): Kalinka for three saxopohones and piano (arr. Emi Marda)

    ACADEMY OF MUSIC Blagoje Bersa Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12