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Du Hanfeng and Anna Stepanova

Du Hanfeng and 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 musician
Anna Stepanova, saxophone
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