ZURICH
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The Zurich International Saxfest will be held in the Toni-Areal Campus, a unique artistic space and the new residence of the Zurich University of the Arts.

From 3rd to 5th of March 2017, the Toni-Areal Campus will host a great number of concerts, conferences, expositions, performances and masterclasses. The three-day celebration of the saxophone is an exquisite opportunity of creating a dialogue between the public, students, professors, prominent performers, as well as educators from all over the world, such as Frederick L. Hemke, Nikita Zimin, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm and Iwan Roth, all reflecting different schools, approaches and generations in the evolution of the instrument. Through round tables, public lectures or more casual meetings, all will be able to find their way to participate in this effervescent event. In honor of the occasion, the musical program is wide and diverse, therefore accessible and captivating for a large spectrum of audiences, ranging from professional musicians, knowledgeable music lovers, families and more. The festival will be featuring saxophone students from the Swiss music Universities (Zurich, Luzern, Basel, Lausanne, Lugano, Bern, Geneva), as well as students from the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien. We will have the honor of welcoming various renowned ensembles, such as Ensemble Nikel, Too Hot to Hoot?, Trio Saeitenwind or FIVE SAX. This weekend will also include the Swiss Saxophone Days, a cooperation between the different Music Universities in Switzerland. Throughout the Festival, professors of the Swiss music universities and guest artists will offer public lessons (Sascha Armbruster (Luzern), Raphael Camenisch (Lugano), Beat Hofstetter (Luzern), Lars Mlekusch (Zurich / Vienna), Marcus Weiss (Basel) as well as Harry White (Zurich) and Michael Krenn (Innsbruck/Vienna) This intense festival will also allow the audience to rediscover a vast repertory; from Igor Stravinsky to Paul Dukas, from Dimitri Shostakovich to Francisco Guerrero, from William Albright to Camille St-Saëns, with particular regard to contemporary Swiss composers. Another highlight of the Festival will be the American saxophone school, represented by the renowned saxophonist and educator Frederick L. Hemke. An exceptional performance-representation of Salvatore Sciarrino’s monumental piece “La Bocca, I Piedi, Il Suono”, for 4 soloists and 100 moving saxophonists, followed by world premieres of works for saxophone ensemble (Gérard Pape, Junghae Lee), will all be part of this enriching musical experience.

An exceptional event not to be missed!



 

Im einzigartigen Campus Toni-Areal, dem Zuhause der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, findet vom 3.-5. März 2017 das Zurich International Saxfest statt mit Konzerten, Roundtables, Ausstellungen, Performances und Meisterkursen.

Das dreitägige Festival bietet eine grossartige Möglichkeit, den Dialog zwischen Publikum, Studierenden, Dozierenden und herausragende Interpreten und Pädagogen aus aller Welt herzustellen – darunter Frederick L. Hemke, Nikita Zimin, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm und Iwan Roth, welche alle verschiedene Schulen, Zugänge und Generationen in der Entwicklung des Saxophons repräsentieren. Bei Roundtables, Lectures oder bei offenen Gesprächsrunden wird der interessierten Öffentlichkeit ein Weg geboten, an diesem aufregenden Event teilzunehmen. Das musikalische Programm umfasst ein weites Spektrum an verschiedensten Werken und bietet spannende Momente für professionelle Musikerinnen, Musikliebhaber oder Familien. Zu Gast am Festival sind Saxophon-Studierende der Schweizer Musikhochschulen Basel, Bern, Genf, Lausanne, Lugano, Luzern, Zürich sowie der Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien. Daneben treten verschiedene, international renommierte Ensembles mit ehemaligen Studierenden auf: Ensemble Nikel, Too Hot to Hoot?, Trio Sæitenwind und Five Sax. Ein Teil des Festivals sind die Schweizer Saxophontage. So bieten neben den internationalen Gästen auch Dozierende der Schweizer Musikhochschulen öffentlichen Unterricht an: Sascha Armbruster (Luzern), Raphael Camenisch (Lugano), Beat Hofstetter (Luzern), Lars Mlekusch (Zürich/Wien), Marcus Weiss (Basel) sowie Harry White (Zürich) und Michael Krenn (Innsbruck/Wien). Das intensive Festival ermöglicht dem Publikum, ein grosses Repertoire zu entdecken – von Igor Stravinsky über Paul Dukas, Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Francisco M. Guerrero, William Albright bis zu Camille Saint-Saëns. Mit einem speziellen Augenmerk auf zeitgenössische Komponierende aus der Schweiz sowie auf die amerikanische Saxophon-Schule, repräsentiert vom international renommierten Saxophonisten und Pädagogen Frederick L. Hemke, werden zwei Schwerpunkte gesetzt. Auch die aussergewöhnliche Performance von Salvatore Sciarrinos monumentalem Stück “La Bocca, I Piedi, Il Suono” für 4 Solisten und 100 sich im Raum bewegenden Saxophonisten sowie verschiedene Uraufführungen (Gérard Pape, Junghae Lee) prägen das Festivalprogramm.

Ein einzigartiger Event, den man nicht verpassen sollte!

Le Zurich International Saxfest investit pour trois jours le campus de Toni-Areal, espace artistique aux contours uniques et nouveau cocon de la Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. Du 3 au 5 mars 2017 s’y succèderont un véritable feu d’artifice de concerts, conférences, expositions, performances et masterclasses.

Moment de partage intense, réunissant public, étudiants, professeurs, concertistes de premier plan et pédagogues venus des quatre coins de la planète, tels que Frederick L. Hemke, Nikita Zimin, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm ou Iwan Roth, ces trois jours célèbrent le saxophone sous toutes ses coutures et toutes ses générations. Via des tables rondes, cours publics, découvertes ou simples rencontres, tout un chacun participe à cet effervescent événement. Pour l’occasion se produisent en concert les étudiants saxophonistes des Hautes Ecoles Suisses de Musique (Zürich, Luzern, Basel, Lausanne, Lugano, Bern, Genève) et du Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien ainsi que des ensembles d’alumni aux carrières déjà internationales tels que l’ensemble Nikel, Too Hot to Hoot ?, le trio Saeitenwind ou encore les Five Sax, dans des styles variés et destinés à des publics tout aussi diversifiés, du musicien professionnel au mélomane averti, en passant par les familles nombreuses ou le simple curieux. Durant le festival, qui accueille aussi les Journées Suisses du Saxophone, seront proposés un grands nombre de cours publics, donnés par les artistes invités mais également par les professeurs des Hautes Ecoles de Musique Suisses: Sascha Armbruster (Luzern), Raphael Camenisch (Lugano), Beat Hofstetter (Luzern), Lars Mlekusch (Zürich/Wien), Marcus Weiss (Basel) ainsi que par les professeurs Michael Krenn (Innsbruck/Wien) et Harry White (Zürich). Cet intense festival permet en outre de (re)découvrir un répertoire panoramique du saxophone, d’Igor Stravinsky à Paul Dukas, de Dimitri Chostakovitch à Fransisco Guerrero, de William Albright à Camille Saint-Saens. Un regard particulier sera porté sur les compositeurs suisses contemporains. L’école américaine du saxophone tiendra également une place d’honneur, représentée par l’icônique Frederick L. Hemke. Une représentation-événement exceptionnelle de l’oeuvre monumentale de Salvatore Sciarrino « La Bocca, I Piedi, Il Suono » pour 4 solistes et 100 saxophonistes dans l´éspace ou encore des créations mondiales d’oeuvres pour ensemble de saxophone (Gérard Pape, Junghae Lee) prendront également part à programme haut en couleurs.

Un événement exceptionnel à ne manquer sous aucun prétexte !

Durante tres días consecutivos desde el 3 hasta el 5 de marzo de 2017, en la nueva sede de la Universidad de las Artes de Zúrich, se llevará a cabo por primera vez el Zurich International Saxfest.

El evento incluirá un buen número de conciertos, conferencias, mesas redondas y exposiciones en el Toni-Areal, un impresionante e innovador espacio para las artes. El festival pretende ofrecer una oportunidad de intercambio y de diálogo, no solamente entre todos los participantes del evento, profesores y alumnos internacionales, eminentes solistas y pedagogos de todas las partes del globo, sino también con todo el público suizo a través de los conciertos y las clases magistrales de figuras como Frederick L. Hemke, Nikita Zimin, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm o Iwan Roth, cada uno representante de una escuela y una generación que han marcado la evolución y la historia del saxofón. El programa musical escogido para la ocasión incluye un amplio espectro de estilos y épocas y pretende ofrecer un gran atractivo para todos los públicos, desde los músicos profesionales hasta los melómanos y los más aficionados, y será presentado por los estudiantes de las universidades suizas (Zúrich, Lucerna, Basilea, Lausana, Lugano, Berna y Ginebra), los alumnos de la Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien (Viena) y formaciones profesionales de renombre internacional como Ensemble Nikel, Too Hot to Hoot, Trio Saeitenwind o Five Sax. El Zurich International Saxfest se celebra en el marco de los Días suizos del saxofón, un ya tradicional encuentro entre las diferentes escuelas suizas, y por tanto contará con la presencia a través de clases y conciertos de los profesores de las más prominentes universidades suizas: Sascha Ambruster (Lucerna), Raphael Camenisch (Lugano), Beat Hofstetter (Lucerna), Lars Mlekusch (Zúrich i Viena), Marcus Weiss (Basilea), así como Harry White (Zúrich) y Michael Krenn (Innsbruck i Viena). El festival contará también con la excepcional presencia de Frederick L. Hemke, uno de los grandes nombres de la historia del saxofón y quizás mayor representante de la escuela americana del saxofón. Este intenso festival permitirá al público descubrir o reencontrarse con un amplio repertorio, desde Igor Stravinsky hasta Paul Dukas, Dimitri Shostakovich hasta Francisco Guerrero, o William Albright hasta Camille Saint-Saëns. Un repertorio internacional de todas las épocas en el que también se hará hincapié en la música de los compositores suizos contemporáneos más importantes de nuestro tiempo. Junto con multitud de estrenos de obras para Ensemble de saxofones (de Gérard Pape o Junghae Lee) y la interpretación de la colosal obra “La Bocca, I Piedi, Il Suono” de Salvatore Sciarrino, para cuatro solistas y cien saxofonistas en movimiento, harán de los conciertos una experiencia musical única y enriquecedora.

¡Un evento excepcional que no se pueden perder!

The Zurich International Saxfest จะถูกจัดขึ้นที่ Toni-Areal Campus, Zurich University of the Arts ตั้งแต่วันที่ 3 มีนาคมถึงวันที่ 5 มีนาคม ปี 2017

ภายในงานจะมีนิทรรศการ สัมมนา มาสเตอร์คลาส และการแสดงต่างๆมากมาย ​ ภายใน 3 วันนี้คุณจะได้ประสบการณ์ต่างๆมากมายระหว่าง นักเรียน อาจารย์ ศิลปิน จากทั่วโลกเช่น Frederick L. Hemke, Nikita Zimin, Rolf-Erik Nystorm, Iwan Roth และอีกมากมาย คุณยังสามารถเข้าร่วมการสัมมนาภายในงานและรวมถึงได้เรียนรู้วิวัฒนาการของแซ็กโซโฟน ​ ในงานนี้ได้รวบรวมดนตรีไว้หลากหลายรูปแบบดังนั้นทุกคนสามารถเข้าร่วมและเข้าถึงงานนี้ได้ไม่ว่าจะเป็น นักดนตรีอาชีพ คนรักดนตรี ครอบครัวและอื่นๆ ​เทศกาลครั้งนี้ได้มีการจัดร่วมกันของมหาวิทยาลัยดนตรีในประเทศสวิสเซอร์แลนด์ ได้แก่ Zurich Luzern Basel Lausanne Lugano Bern และ Geneva ร่วมถึงนักศึกษาจากมหาวิทยาลัย Musik und Kunst Privatuniversitat จากกรุงเวียนนา ประเทศออสเตรีย ​เราได้รับเกียรติจากวงดนตรีที่มีชื่อเสียงเช่น Ensemble Nikel, Too Hot to Hoot?, Trio Saeitenwind และ Five Sax และอีกมากมายมาเข้าร่วมงานในครั้งนี้ ​ภายในงานได้มีการเรียนการสอนจากอาจารย์และศิลปินได้แก่ Sascha Armbruster(Luzern), Raphael Camenisch(Lugano), Beat Hofstetter(Luzern), Lars Mlekusch(Zurich/Vienna), Marcus Weiss(Basel), Harry White(Zurich) และ Michael Krenn (Innsbruck/Vienna) ​ นิทรรศการครั้งนี้ได้มีการเรียบเรียงบทเพลงใหม่ของ Igor Stravinsky, Paul Dukas, Dimitri Shostakovisch, Francisco Guerrero, William Albright, Camille St-Saens และนักประพันธ์ดนตรีสมัยใหม่จากประเทศสวิสเซอร์แลนด์รวมถึงอีกสิ่งที่เป็นจุดเด่นของงานในครั้งนี้คือ American saxophone school ที่เสนอโดยนักแซ็กโซโฟนที่มีชื่อเสียง Frederick L. Hemke และความพิเศษของการแสดงภายในงานนำเสนอโดยบทเพลง Salvatore Sciarrino’s monumental piece “La Bocca, I Piedi, II Suono” ที่ใช้ผู้บรรเลงเดียว 4 คน และนักแซ็กโซโฟนอีก 100 คน รวมถึงผลงานที่จะถูกบรรเลงเป็นครั้งแรกของโลกที่ประพันธ์สำหรับ วงแซ็กโซโฟน จาก Gerard Pape, Junghae Lee ทั้งหมดทั้งปวงนี้ในงาน The Zurich International Saxfest จะมอบประสบการณ์ดีๆทางดนตรีให้แก่คุณได้ แล้วพบกันที่งาน The Zurich International Saxfest

蘇黎世國際薩克斯風音樂節將會在2017年3月3-5號於蘇黎世藝術大學的Toni-Areal校園舉行。

期間將會舉行多場音樂會,會議,展覽,演出及大師班。 這個為期三日的慶典是一個非常難得的機會,通過藝術上的交流把世界各地的聽眾,學生,大師,樂手以及教育家都連在一起。這次獲邀的大師們如Frederick Hemke,Nikita Zimin,Rolf-Erik Nystrøm 以及Iwan Roth等,都是不同派別和不同世代薩克斯風演奏家的表表者。 我們將會為大家帶來多樣化的節目內容。不論你是職業音樂家,經驗豐富還是業餘的愛樂者,我們確保各位一定會樂在其中。 本次音樂節將會由瑞士各音樂學院的學生(蘇黎世,琉森,巴塞爾,洛桑,盧加諾,日內瓦)以及維也納巿立音樂與藝術大學領銜演出。而其音樂學院的教授,包括Sascha Armbruster (琉森), Raphael Camenisch (盧加諾), Beat Hofstetter (琉森), Lars Mlekusch (蘇黎世 / 維也納), Marcus Weiss (巴塞爾) 以及Harry White (蘇黎世) 和 Michael Krenn (茵斯布魯克/維也納)亦會於音樂節期間作公開授課。 我們亦非常榮幸地邀請到活躍於樂壇的樂團如Ensemble Nikel,Too Hot to Hoot?,Trio Saeitenwind以及Five Sax參與本音樂節的演出。 除了以上精彩的節目以外本次音樂節的重點推介是美國學派的代表- 演奏家以及教育家Frederick Hemke的演出與分享。而著名當代西班牙作曲家Salvatore Sciarrino為四個獨奏與一百位薩克斯風樂手而寫的作品 “La Bocca, I Piedi, Il Suono”的演出更是不容錯過。 非常精彩的內容,期待你們的參與

 

 

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Sascha Armbruster

Sascha Armbruster

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Saxophone Ensemble Vienna-Zurich

Saxophone Ensemble Vienna-Zurich

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Raphael Camenisch

Raphael Camenisch

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Joel Diegert

Joel Diegert

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Frederick L. Hemke

Frederick L. Hemke

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Beat Hofstetter

Beat Hofstetter

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Junghae Lee

Junghae Lee

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Gérard Pape

Gérard Pape

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Iwan Roth

Iwan Roth

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Olga Krashenko

Olga Krashenko

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Michael Krenn

Michael Krenn

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Lars Mlekusch

Lars Mlekusch

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Ensemble Nikel

Ensemble Nikel

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Rolf-Erik Nystrøm

Rolf-Erik Nystrøm

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Iwan Roth

Iwan Roth

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Trio Saeitenwind

Trio Saeitenwind

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FIVE SAX

FIVE SAX

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Too Hot To Hoot?

Too Hot To Hoot?

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Marcus Weiss

Marcus Weiss

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Harry White

Harry White

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Nikita Zimin

Nikita Zimin

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Sascha Armbruster

Sascha Armbruster

SASCHA ARMBRUSTER– SAXOPHONE
Sascha Armbruster was born in Lahr/Schwarzwald (Germany) in 1974. First he studied saxophone in Basle with Iwan Roth and Marcus Weiss. After the «Premier prix à l’  Unanimité» at the Conservatoire de Paris with Claude Delangle, he specialized in contemporary music and its borders. Concert-activities as soloist and with chamber groups brought him to famous festivals for example in Japan, the US and all over Europe. He performed with leading ensembles for contemporary music as the «Ensemble Modern», the «Ensemble Recherche» and the «Klangforum Wien». As member and founder of the ARTE Quartett (Basle) he worked with musicians like Tim Berne, Marc Ducret, Pierre Favre, Fred Frith, Urs Leimgruber and Terry Riley. Since winterterm 2001 he has been working as a tutor at the conservatory of Lucerne.

Saxophone Ensemble Vienna-Zurich

Saxophone Ensemble Vienna-Zurich

Raphael Camenisch

Raphael Camenisch

RAPHAEL CAMENISCH – SAXOPHONE
Raphael Camenisch was born in Zurich. He started his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zurich while still attending high school in the class of Marcus Weiss, and continued there under Jean-Georges Koerper to graduate with distinction in 2000. Further influence came from masterclasses with Ivan Roth, Jean-Michel Goury und Kyle Horch. He has won various competitions and was soloist in Zurich’s Tonhalle as part of the Orpheum concerts. Raphael Camenisch brings his passion as a chamber musician to various formations, be it with piano, with saxophone quartet, with the Trio Trafique or with audio designer Holger Stenschke, his versatility being essential in each case. He thus dedicates himself to “classical’’ and contemporary repertoire in equal measure, his concert activity also covering electroacoustic music and free improvisation. It is above all as an interpreter of new works that he has drawn widespread attention, and has been involved in numerous premiere performances of works by Peter Eötvös, Olga Neuwirth, Edu Haubensak, Andrea Molino, Felix Profos and Yannis Kyriakides. His active concert career has taken him to London’s Wigmore Hall, Kolorac in Belgrade, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and to the festivals of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Wien Modern, “close encounters” in Tbilisi and the Audio Art Festival in Krakow. He is currently teaching at the Music University of Lugano and dean of the bachelor studies in classical music at the University of the Arts in Bern.

Joel Diegert

Joel Diegert

ARTISTIC RESEARCH
Title: Extending the Saxophone via Live Electronics
Presenter: Joel Diegert
As modern computers have becoming increasingly powerful, digital processing has become an integral part of most music production in virtually every genre. The crucial capability to process streams of audio in real time is now available to anyone with a laptop or smartphone, opening the door to new modes of performance, improvisation and composition.
This research project investigates the intersection of acoustic instrumental performance and digital sound manipulation. In this presentation we will take a look at the idea of the “extended instrument”. What does it mean to “extend” an instrument, and how could we go about designing one? The interest in this kind of hybridization has been present since the early days of electronic music, but the goal of a truly extended instrument has proven to be elusive.
American saxophonist Joel Diegert has won prizes at several major international competitions and has performed at prestigious venues and festivals around the world. He is dedicated to the development and promotion of contemporary music, having premiered countless works in collaboration with modern composers. Joel is currently a doctoral student at the Kunstuniversität Graz, where he is researching the topic Extending the Saxophone via Live Electronics with the support of a KUG doctoral stipend.

JOEL DIEGERT – SAXOPHONE – FIVE SAX – ARTISTIC RESEARCH
American saxophonist Joel Diegert has won prizes at several major international competitions and has performed at prestigious venues and festivals around the world. He is dedicated to the development and promotion of contemporary music, having premiered countless works in collaboration with modern composers. Joel is currently a doctoral student at the Kunstuniversität Graz, where he is researching the topic Extending the Saxophone via Live Electronics with the support of a KUG doctoral stipend.

Frederick L. Hemke

Frederick L. Hemke

FREDERICK L. HEMKE – SAXOPHONE
Frederick L. Hemke is the Louis and Elsie Snydacker Eckstein Emeritus Professor of Music in the Bienen School of Music, at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Hemke holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also is the first American to win a Premier Prix in Saxophone, from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris in 1955, where he was a student of the eminent saxophonist and pedagogue, Marcel Mule.
Dr. Hemke is internationally recognized as an adjudicator, a master teacher, and a concert soloist. He led the Northwestern Saxophone Quartet on a three-month Cultural Exchange tour to the Far East for the United States Department of State in 1965. As an active recitalist and performer with orchestras and wind ensembles worldwide. Among others, he has recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Kronos String Quartet, the Stockholm Philharmonic, the Japan Radio Orchestra, the Korea Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Zealand National Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Northwestern University Wind Ensemble, the University of Michigan Wind Ensemble, the University of Wisconsin Wind Ensemble, the Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. His latest three CD recordings Fascinating Rhythm for Saxophone and String Quintet. Simple Gifts for Saxophone and Organ and The American Saxophonist for Saxophone and Piano are issued on the EnF label. His CD recording of the Augusta Read Thomas, Hemke Concerto “Prisms of Light”, is available through Nimbus Records.
He is an editor of music for saxophone solos and ensembles, author of many articles and educational materials. Dr. Hemke serves as a consultant to the Rico Corporation, the Conn-Selmer Corporation, and the Southern Music Company. Among other teaching and performance awards, he is the recipient of the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Award, Distinguished Service Award from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Selmer Paris Lifetime Achievement Award and is an Honorary Alumnus of Augustana College. He has taught Master Classes in Saxophone Chamber Music Performance at Olavsfestdage in Trondheim, Norway. He presently teaches and coaches each summer at the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute at Snow Pond, The National Music Camp, Sydney, Maine.
Dr, Hemke is a consultant and Artist Representative for the Conn/Selmer Corporation, the D’Addario Corporation and Southern Music Publications. Among other publications, Dr. Hemke is listed in Who’s Who in America, International Who’s Who, Who’s Who in Music, the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and the Encyclopédie de la Musique.
His students are to be found teaching and performing in major positions throughout the world.

Beat Hofstetter

Beat Hofstetter

BEAT HOFSTETTER – SAXOPHONE
graduated at „Hochschule für Musik – Musik-Akademie Basel“
with diplomas in Saxophone, Windband conducting and Schulmusik.
Further studies in Saxophone and Conducting at Northwestern University of Chicago, where he graduated with a Master of music. Studies for orchestral conducting at Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe. Winner of the 10. National
Music competition in Riddes, price winner of Swiss Radio station „Espace 2“
and holder of a grant of the „Kiefer-Hablitzel” foundation.
Beat Hofstetter is a co-founder of the “Arte-Quartett”. Collaboration with interpreters and composers such as Tim Berne, Pierre Favre, Fred Frith, Terry Riley, Nadir Vassena and Andreas Schaerer. The Arte-Quartett commissioned and premiered numerous compositions, which are recorded on various CD’s.
Beat Hofstetter is a regular guest in Symphony orchestras in Switzerland and Germany.
As a conductor he worked with different wind ensembles and orchestras such as Dreiländerensemble, Orchester Liestal, Sinfonieorchester Trirhenum Basel.
Beat Hofstetter is professor for Saxophone and chamber music at Lucerne university of applied sience and arts, where he established a team teaching concept with his colleague Sascha Armbruster.
Beat Hofstetter is also professor and coordinator of studies for music education at Hochschule für Musik/University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW.

Junghae Lee

Junghae Lee

JUNGHAE LEE – COMPOSER
Junghae Lee was born in Tokyo in 1964 and is a Korean citizen. She studied composition with ByungDong Paik at Seoul National University and later took part in masterclasses with Isang Yun and Toru Takemitsu. In 1991 she moved to Basel, where she studied electronic music and harpsichord at the Musik-Akademie Basel. 
A series of tape pieces reflects her search for strong and clear means of expression and led to their own idiom. After a phase of intensive activity in electro-acoustic music, she has once again turned her interest to instrumental composition. Special sounds and high expressivity characterize her work, both with and without electronic elements. From 2010 on she has been ivolved in intercultral projects, which reflects her interests in korean musical resorces.

Gérard Pape

Gérard Pape

GERARD PAPE – COMPOSER
American composer, born in New York City in 1955, has lived in France since 1991. He studied composition privately with George Cacioppo and William Albright and electronic music with George Wilson at the University of Michigan. He has composed more than 80 works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, vocal and instrumental soloists, and electroacoustic works. His works have been played throughout the world, including by such reknown performers as Arditti String Quartet, Voxnova, Ensemble 2e2m, Paul Mefano, Nicholas Isherwood, Erik Drescher, Irvine Arditti, Rohan de Saram, Maurizio Barbetti, Daniel Kientzy, Cécile Daroux,Roland Auzet, Neue Vocalsolisten, Orchestre Nationale de Lille (conducted by Jean Claude Casadesus), the Orchestre des Flûtes Françaises, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Risto Joost) and the Ensemble U.
Formerly director of the Ateliers UPIC/CCMIX from 1991 to 2007, Gerard Pape founded the C.L.S.I. (“Cercle pour la Liberation du Son et de l’Image”), an ensemble consisting of 8 performers playing instruments and computers “live” in 2007. In 2010, Pape founded along with his wife, the Russian composer, Olga Krashenko, the D.L.S.I. , a duo wherein each composer participates in the performance of the other’s works.
Two recent CDs of his music came out in 2015 on Stradivarius and Mode Records. A bi-lingual book of Pape’s texts as well as musicological texts about his work, “MUSIPOESCI”, was published in 2015 by Editions Michel de Maule in Paris.
His most recent musical compositions, include HARMONIES OF FORM AND TIME for six soloists and six orchestras, premiered in March, 2012 and HARMONIES OF TIME AND TIMBRE for flute, 8 strings and 8 channel tape premiered in January, 2012 as well as the opera “WHY POETS ?” premiered in May, 2014 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was recently commissioned by the Sonar Quartet (Berlin) with funds provided by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation to write his 4th String Quartet “TEXTURES TURBULENTES ET FORMES EMERGENTES”. The work was given its world premier in Berlin December 11th, 2016.

Iwan Roth

Iwan Roth

IWAN ROTH – SAXOPHONE
Iwan Roth, legendary saxophone virtuoso and teacher, completed his musical studies at the Paris conservatory of music in the saxophone class of MarcelMule (1901-2001), who was together with Sigurd Rasher, the founder of the modern classical saxophone. In 1961 he obtained the 1. Prize for Saxophone.
In that same year he also obtained the 1. Prize for chamber music under the direction of professor Fernand Oubradous. One year later, in 1962, he began studying the flute with Professor Gaston Crunelle at the Paris conservatory. During his study he had the opportunity to assist classes from Darius Milhaud and Olivier Messiaen, which happen to been professors at the Paris conservatory during this period.
During his career as a soloist and orchestral musician he had the opportunity to play with orchestras such as the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic orchestras, the Orchestra of the Radio of Bayern, the Orchestra “Süddeutsche Rundfunk” Stuttgart, the Orchestra of the Südwestfunk, Baden-Baden, and theOrchestra of the Scala of Milan, with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Pierre Boulez, Colin Davis, Igor Markervitch, Charles Dutoit, Luciano Berio and Leonard Bernstein. With those orchestras and as a soloist he has performed concert tours in the most important cities of the world. During 35 years of educational work he did teach students including numerous winners of international competition Successful saxophone virtuosos and prominent university teachers who have important positions at music-academies and Universities Iwan Roth has also been between 1984-1992 professor at theConservatory of Utrecht (Netherlands), guest professor at the Paris Conservatory of Music and Indiana University of Bloomington (USA). It has given master classes in several universities of the USA, Japan and regular summer courses in Sion (Switzerland), Gap, France, Tarragona , Spain and Noto (Sicily).

Olga Krashenko

Olga Krashenko

OLGA KRASHENKO – SOPRANO
Olga Krashenko is a composer and performer who obtained her degree in composition at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory “Rimsky-Korsakov”. She also studied composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris.Since moving to France in 2009,
Olga Krashenko founded the duo DLSI with Gerard Pape (dlsi.krash.net) and became a composer/performer member of the ensemble CLSI (clsimusic.free.fr). As a member of this duo and this ensemble, she has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at numerous international music festivals for contemporary music such as the ‘Mode Records concert series at The Stone’ in New York (USA), ‘Stockhausen’s Summer Courses and Concerts’’in Kürten (Germany),’Festival for the Liberation of Sound and Image’ in Paris (France), ‘Nuovi Orizzonti Sonori’’in Bologna (Italy), ‘Dias de Musica Electroacustica’ in Lisbon (Portugal), and the “Déviation” festival in Toulouse (France).
Besides performing her own music for voice and / or for flute / viola / piano, she has worked extensively with Gerard Pape, amongst several other composers who have written for her. Olga Krashenko performed the solo role of the Philosopher for voice and viola in Pape’s opera “Why Poets?” in addition to the solo flute part in Pape’s “Harmonies of Time and Timbre”.

Michael Krenn

Michael Krenn

MICHAEL KRENN – SAXOPHONE
Michael Krenn is professor of classical saxophone at the Conservatory of Innsbruck since 2016 and became Prof. Lars Mlekusch`s teaching assistant at the MUK University Vienna in 2015. As one of the leading saxophonists of younger generation already during his studies with prof. Lars Mlekusch and prof. Oto Vrhovnik, he has been awarded at numerous saxophone competitions across the globe such as 2nd prize winner at the Jean Marie Londeix saxophone competition (Bangkok 2011), 1st prize winner at the international saxophone competition in Lodz (2009) and 1st prize winner at the Austrian classical music competition Gradus ad Parnassum (2009). He has given concerts in Europe, USA and Asia. He has played with diverse renown ensembles and Orchestras such as Klangforum Wien, Tonkünstler Orchestra Niederösterreich, Orchestra of Vienna Volksoper, European Union Youth Orchestra, Radio Orchestra Vienna and many others. He is founding member of Mobilis Saxophone Quartet, Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra and since 2013 member of the Austrian Ensemble for New Music (OENM) based in Salzburg.
Next to his teaching profession, he is active as a chamber musician and as a solo saxophonist, having recorded already five CDs with varient ensembles, having been awarded prizes by the Austrian broadcasting channels OE1 and Radio Stephansdom.

Lars Mlekusch

Lars Mlekusch

Artistic Director

LARS MLEKUSCH – SAXOPHONE – CONDUCTOR – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Lars Mlekusch is a saxophonist, conductor and educator.
He premiered many works written for him, such as concertos by Bernhard Lang, Ricardo Nillni, Michael Norris or chamber music works by Germán Toro-Perez, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong and many more. At the age of only 26, he was appointed professor of saxophone and chamber music at the Konservatorium Wien University in Vienna (now: Music and Arts University of Vienna) and since 2015 he es also the saxophone professor at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
Mr. Mlekusch performed throughout the world as soloist, with orchestras or in chamber music. From 2000-2010 he was a regular guest saxophonist of the Klangforum Wien and from 2010-2016 he was the saxophone soloist of the Vienna based ensemble PHACE.
Lars Mlekusch has been invited to teach masterclasses at many renowned institutions such as the Conservatoire de Paris CNSMD, Conservatorium of Amsterdam, Conservatoire de Strasbourg, Koninklijk Conservatorium and Conservatoire Royal Brussels, Chopin University of Music Warsaw, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi Milano, Conservatorio Real Superior Madrid, Conservatorio Superior Sevilla, Royal College of Music London, Bejing Central Conservatory, Senzoku Gauken College Tokyo, Kunitachi College Tokyo, Northwestern University Chicago, Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Miami, Bowling Green State University or the University of Toronto.
Furthermore he is on the faculties of the European Saxophone University Gap, the impuls Academy Graz and the Arosa Music Academy.
He was a jury member at many international competitions such as the Int. Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinant, the saxophone competition Nova Gorica, the 3rd Int. Jean-Marie Londeix Competition in Bangkok, the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in Bonn and in 2017 he will be on the jury of the M-Prize Chamber Music Competititon in Ann Arbor USA and at the Nochta Saxophone Competition in Zagreb.
As a conductor he appeared at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus Wien, the Cité de la musqiue Strasbourg or the National Concert Hall Taipei. In 2017 he will be a guest conductor of the “Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt” and in the following season with Ensemble PHACE Vienna.
Lars Mlekusch is a graduate from the University of Music in Basel (Marcus Weiss) and from Northwestern University (Frederick L. Hemke). He also enjoyed conducting classes with Emilio Pomárico in Milano, which led him to explore a new musical journey through conducting.
In 2006 he was diagnosed Focal Dystonia (“Musician´s Cramp”) in the right hand and in 2010 focal dystonia of the embouchure. Besides his appearances as saxophone soloist, he is getting more involved with conducting and is enjoying the rewarding work with his students in Vienna and Zurich. He is the founder and artistic director of both the Vienna International Saxfest and the Zurich International Saxfest.

Ensemble Nikel

Ensemble Nikel

ENSEMBLE NIKEL
Ensemble Nikel is a quartet consisting of saxophone, electric guitar, percussion and piano. These instruments, mostly evolving in the 20th century were joined together to form a new chamber music output where electric and acoustic sounds are to be melted into a unified organism bridging between, not only different sources of mechanical waves, but also aesthetic prejudice and dichotomies of musical genres. In its quest of exploring its audio spectral artistic possibilities, the group has been presenting an ongoing subscribers series in Tel Aviv & Haifa, Initiating conceptual projects with changing partners, soloists or ensembles and above all collaborate with composers in developing new repertoire. Among the composers who wrote for the ensemble one can find Raphaël Cendo, Chaya Czernowin, Clemens Gadenstaetter, Philippe Hurel, Eduardo Moguillansky, Marco Momi, Helmut Oehring, Stefan Prins, Jose Maria Sanchez Verdu and Michael Wertmüller to name a few.
Founded in 2006 by Yaron Deutsch and Gan Lev, the ensemble became a frequent guest in honorable festivals such as Wien Modern, Donauecshinger Musiktage, Ultraschall (Berlin), Bang on a Can (New York), International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt, ArsMusica (Brussels) Klangspuren (Schwaz) and Warsaw Autumn among others. Along side its changing chamber concerts and concert programs, the ensemble is also touring with recent concrete developed projects such as “Zohar Iver” – a concerto for Ensemble Nikel and Orchestra by composer Chaya Czernowin; “rAVE nIGHT” – an audio visual technospectacle based on a 50 minute work by Alexander Schubert for Nikel, Singer Mohna, lights & electronics (Premiered in Wien Modern festival 2015) & our pedagogic performance project titled – “Nikel, mINus One” (Premiered at the Darmstaedter FerienKurse 2014) . For further details about these projects please visit the Features page on this website.

PATRICK STADLER – SAXOPHONE – ENSEMBLE NIKEL
Saxophonist Patrick Stadler has appeared as soloist with various orchestras like Philharmonie Zentralschweiz, L’Orchestre Tibor Varga, Kammerorchester Basel and Sinfonieorchester Basel. He is member of the Ensemble Nikel, Ensemble Inverspace and plays regularly with Collegium Novum Zurich.
Patrick Stadler is highly committed to contemporary music and has given world premiere performances to numerous works at renowned festivals such as at the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Wien Modern, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Lucerne Festival Academy, Tzlil Meudcan, Ars Musica in Brussels, Davos Festival and Klangspuren Schwaz. He has collaborated with both young and established composers such as Georges Aperghis, Beat Furrer, Chaya Czernowin, Giorgio Netti, Clemens Gadenstätter, Germán Alonso, Marco Momi and Stefan Prins. For his commitment and his work he has received various awards and scholarships, among others by the Dienemann-Stiftung Lucerne, Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Concours Nicati, Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and Nicati de Luze. From 2013-2016 he taught as assistant of Prof. Marcus Weiss at the University of Music in Basel and since 2015 he is the teacher for classical saxophone at the University of Music in Freiburg (GER). Patrick Stadler lives and works in Basel.

Rolf-Erik Nystrøm

Rolf-Erik Nystrøm

Rolf-Erik Nystrøm – SAXOPHONE
Norwegian saxophonist born in 1975. Nominated to the Nordic Council Music Prize 2011 (previous nominees are a.o.Bjørk, Kaija Saariaho, Esa Pekka Salonen,Jan Garbarek & Christian Lindberg). About Nystrøm the jury writes:
Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, despite his young age, is one of Norway’s most award-winning and internationally active musicians. His unique technical talent gives him a timbre control that blows most people’s notions of what is possible on a saxophone, to a degree that makes the saxophone as an instrument almost subordinate to his personal expression. Nystrøm’s range spans from being a soloist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and a number of other Nordic and international ensembles, to receiving specially written music from composers such as Luca Francesconi and Richard Barrett, to name a few. In addition, he co-operates with leading performers in various folk music (Senegal, South-Africa, Tadjikistan, Egypt, Brazil, Ivory Coast, China, Norway, Sri Lanka) and tours the world with them.
Not to be forgotten: He also signs his own improvisation-based compositions. Far from being a superficial cross-over artist, on the contrary, he makes his mark by an unusual ability to orient himself in new musical situations; to be ‘in the style’ and contribute with a personal, pioneering expression.

Iwan Roth

Iwan Roth

Trio Saeitenwind

Trio Saeitenwind

Trio SÆITENWIND
Trio SÆITENWIND gave its debut in 2013 at the LiaiSons Festival in Moutier, Switzerland. Since then they have been invited to perform at renowned concert series and festivals such as «Unerhörte Musik Berlin», «musica nova Reutlingen» and «Swiss Chamber Music Festival Adelboden» and have appeared in various radio programs, including SRF Kultur and RBB. The three musicians from Germany, Sweden and Switzerland founded the ensemble while studying contemporary music in Basle and since then they have specialized in new music. An important part of their activity is collaboration with composers (William Dougherty, Artur Akshelyan, Tobias Schick among others) and the premiere of new works.
Trio SÆITENWIND is a scholarship holder of the Schierse Foundation (Berlin) and has been awarded prizes by the prestigious Concours Nicati for contemporary music in Bern, the ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition as well as the Marianne and Curt Dienemann Foundation Lucerne. The ensemble received musical guidance and inspiration from Mike Svoboda, Marcus Weiss, Stefan Hussong and Charles Toet.

JONAS TSCHANZ – SAXOPHONE – TRIO SAEITENWIND
Jonas Tschanz, from Switzerland, appreciates the huge variety of sounds the saxophone has to offer. Therefore he’s interested in playing a broad repertory. As a passionate chamber musician he performs with different ensembles internationally. He’s member of the Melisma Saxophone Quartet (Amsterdam), the Konus Quartett (Bern) and the Trio SÆITENWIND (Basel). His musical activities brought him to many European countries as well as to Canada, China, Japan, Mexico and the US. As a soloist he performed with various orchestras like the Camerata Schweiz, the Sinfonieorchester Biel Solothurn and the Thuner Stadtorchester. Jonas Tschanz has appeared on numerous festivals including the Davos Festival, Grieg Festival (N) Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Jardins Musicaux and Open Days (DK). In addition to that he’s a regular guest player at the Symphony Orchestra of Bern, the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich and the Ensemble Proton among others. 
His performances has been broadcasted by the Swiss radio stations SRF2, ESPACE2, the Dutch Radio4 and the Mexican Radio IMER. So far he has recorded three CD’s with his quartets Konus and Melisma. Number 4 is about to follow in Mai 2017.
Jonas Tschanz studied saxophone at the Hochschule der Künste Bern with Christian Roellinger, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Arno Bornkamp (Master of Arts) before he received at the Hochschule für Musik Basel his „Master of Specialized Performance“ working with Marcus Weiss.
He won several prizes at the Swiss Chamber Music Competition, Concours Nicati and has been awarded 2015 with the Kulturförderpreis by the city of Thun. Besides he received the prestigious scholarship of the Ernst-Göhner-Stiftung and has been promoted by Migros Kulturprozent. 

FIVE SAX

FIVE SAX

FIVE SAX
FIVE SAX is a modern-style saxophone quintet featuring five musicians from around the world. The individual members of FIVE SAX are all established solo musicians, who represent a significant international presence and hold many prizes from important national and international competitions. The members converged in Vienna from around the world, united by a modern conception of virtuosity and the constant urge to push the limits of performance. The five musicians from Poland, Italy, Hong Kong, the USA and Chile each brings his own unique and vibrant personality to the group. The ensemble’s imaginative programming mirrors the diversity of its members; rooted in classical music, while venturing into American jazz, south-American Latin styles and European folk music.
The ensemble began in an unusual way: performing street theater in the center of Vienna. Their first year performing together was an unforgettable experience of running from the police, surviving freezing temperatures and dealing with angry shopkeepers. The ensemble’s past is echoed in their concerts by their use of theatrical elements, their strong connection with the audience, and their spontaneous approach to making music.

Too Hot To Hoot?

Too Hot To Hoot?

TOO HOT TO HOOT?
Too hot to hoot? is a swiss new music quartet with harpist Estelle Costanzo, accordionist Sofia Ahjoniemi, saxophonist Kevin Juillerat and percussionist Julien Mégroz.
As the palindrome which forms its name, symmetry is omnipresent in the four-instrument characteristics: two percussive instruments (harp and percussion) and two wind instruments (accordion and saxophone); two harmonic instruments (accordion and harp) and two melodic instruments (saxophone and percussion)…
Since timbre and sound quality are crucial in the music of today, that allows to create a lot of original and subtle sound colors and combinations.
Its repertoire is made of free instrumentation pieces, arrangements and premieres. It explores the boundaries between classical and popular musics and between different eras.
The quartet also pays attention to the form of its concerts which are built as actual performances: e.g. by staging the musicians or by including extra-musical elements.
The quartet Too hot to hoot? has performed all over Switzerland and in Europe. It has been invited to Société de Musique Contemporaine Lausanne (SMC), H95, Raum für Kultur Basel, Concerts de Musique Contemporaine (les CMC) in Chaux-de-Fonds, to Théâtre de l’Oriental Vevey and to Rencontres Musicales d’Evian in 2016.

KEVIN JUILLERAT – SAXOPHONE – TOO HOT TO HOOT?
Born in 1987 in Switzerland, Kevin Juillerat studies saxophone with Pierre Stéphane Meugé in Haute Ecole de Musique Lausanne and Marcus Weiss in Hochschule für Musik Basel – he gets a Master’s degree in music pedagogy and a Master’s degree specialized in contemporary music. Along with his instrumental studies, he attends composition lessons by Michael Jarrell and Luis Naon in Haute École de Musique de Genève and by Georg Friedrich Haas in Basel.
He is also selected to attend the IRCAM Cursus 2015-2016 in Paris.
As a saxophonist, Kevin Juillerat participates in several classical, contemporary and experimental music projects, playing with several ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Verbier Festival Orchestra or Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra,  under the baton of well known conductors, such as Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez, Neeme Järvi, Gianandrea Noseda or Matthias Pintscher. He worked with composers such as Heinz Holliger, Peter Ablinger, Jean-Claude Risset and Tom Johnson.
He is also a founding member of the quartet Too hot to hoot? and the duet Duo Ekla with the french pianist Violaine Debever.

Marcus Weiss

Marcus Weiss

MARCUS WEISS – SAXOPHONE
Born 1961 in Basel, Switzerland. Marcus Weiss studied classical saxophone at the Musikhochschule Basel with Iwan Roth and with Frederick L. Hemke at Northwestern University of Chicago.
He has contributed to the developement of a new repertoire for his instrument and has premiered many new works for solo saxophone, chamber music or also saxophone concertos. Such composers as Georges Aperghis, John Cage, Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Vinko Globokar, Georg Friedrich Haas, Hanspeter Kyburz, Toshio Hosokawa, Giorgio Netti, Brice Pauset, Stefano Gervasoni, Mauricio Sotelo and many others wrote pieces for him.
Marcus Weiss plays as a soloist with different european orchestras, he palyed with such ensembles as Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Vienna, Musikfabrik, ensemble recherche, ensemble contrechamps and other leading ensembles of contemporary music.
He tours with his two chamber groups, TRIO ACCANTO (with Nicolas Hodges, piano and Christian Dierstein, percussion) and the saxophone ensemble XASAX (Paris).
Marcus Weiss is professor for saxophone and chamber music at the Musikhochschule Basel, where he is also directing a masters program in contemporary music. He is the curator of „Tage fuer neue Musik Zuerich“ (new music festival of the city of Zurich) 2014 and also of „Festival Ruemlin-gen“ 2015. He regularly teaches at european and american universities and conservatories. Marcus Weiss is also regular guest teacher at the „Ferienkurse fuer neue Musik Darmstadt“ an at the ensemble academy IMPULS in Graz.

Harry White

Harry White

HARRY WHITE – SAXOPHONE – MUSIC PHYSIOLOGY
Harry White teaches saxophone at the Musikschule Konservatorium Zürich. As an orchestral saxophonist he has played in ensembles like the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden / Freiburg and the Berlin Philharmonic. As a member of the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet he collaborated with composers such as Luciano Berio, Philip Glass and Sofia Gubaidulina. His MAS diploma thesis in music physiology at the ZHdK earned the title “with distinction”.

Nikita Zimin

Nikita Zimin

NIKITA ZIMIN – SAXOPHONE
Nikita Zimin – is one of the brightest representatives of the Russian classical school of saxophone.President of the Eurasian Saxophone Association. Member of the Guild of young musicians of Russian Musical Union. Selmer Artist. Professor in Moscow College of musical performance by F.Chopin.
Grand Prix of the most prestigious international competitions:
– IV International Competition for wind instruments «Aeolus» (Dusseldorf, Germany, 2009);- VI International Adolphe Sax Saxophone Competition  (Dinant, Belgium, 2014). In addition to the victory, Nikita won all three special prizes of this contest and became the owner of a unique saxophone of French company «Selmer». Nikita Zimin is winner of more than 20 national and international competitions. Three-time winner of the «Delphic Games» (2006 — Astana, Kazakhstan, 2008 — Novosibirsk, 2009 — Samara).
– V international Adolphe Sax competition (Dinant, Belgium) — 2nd prize and the  special prize for the best interpretation of the compulsory work in the final.
– I International Competition «Voice of the saxophone in the modern world» (Moscow, Russia, 2011) – 1prize; – International Competition INTERMUSICA (Birkfeld, Austria, 2013) – 2nd prize. 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 been chosen as a scholar of Mstislav Rostropovich  Foundation, «Russian performing art» Foundation, the President of the Russian Federation, the French Government and the french Foundation Meyer.
From 2013 Nikita – is  official representative and artist of company «Selmer-Paris». Among the awards of  artist: – Diploma «Golden Talent — 2008-2009″ («Best Musician of the Year») of foundation «Russian Performing Art»;- Gratitude of the governor of the Moscow region of B.V.Gromov for victories in the All-Russian competitions;- Diploma the winner of forum «Breakthrough» — 2009;- Diploma of Laureate for talented youth, established by Presidential Decree;- Diploma «The Best Student of the Gnesin’s  Academy of Music — 2010.
From 2014 Nikita is the President of Eurasian Saxophone Association. From 2016 – Professor in Moscow College of musical performance by F.Chopin.
Nikita Zimin gives recitals, both in Russia and abroad (Switzerland, France, Germany, Finland,USA, Korea, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Taiwan), and gives master classes.
Nikita works with such orchestra as 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 (conductor — Gianluca Marciano), MusicAeterna orchestra (conductor — Teodor Currentzis) , Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, and others.
In 2015 Nikita took part in the largest festival of Music and Performing Arts “Al Bustan” with famous conductor Gianluca Marciano (Beirut, Lebanon). Nikita’s performance was highly appreciated in the press.
Every year Nikita participates in Diagilev’s festival which will be organized by the famous conductor Theodor Currentzis.
In July 2015 Nikita is invited for participation in the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg.
Nikita Zimin’s repertoir includes the composition of various styles and epoch — Bach, Teleman, Donizetti, Paganini, Dubois, Rivchun, Glazunov, Sarasate, Saint-Seans, Rakhmaninov, Creston, Iber, Milhaud, Piazzola, Marionelli, Denisov, Shostakovich, Tomasi, Debussy, Lauba, Tanada, Gershwin, Franc, Shmitt, Larsson, Swerts, Soge.

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12:00
Konzertsaal 1
TREFFPUNKT I

Georges Aperghis (*1945) – P.S.
Pisol Manatchinapisit, soprano saxophone
(Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, class of Lars Mlekusch)

Pierre-Max Dubois (1930-1995) – from Concerto: 2nd mvt. (Sarabande)
Selina Hanser, alto saxophone
(Conservatorio Scuola Universitaria di Musica Lugano, class of Raphael Camenisch)

Carlos Gonzalo Guzmán-Muñoz (*1972) – Monólogo en Tiempo de Joropo, Joropo Colombiano
Juan Contreras, alto saxophone
(Haute école de musique de Genève, class of Philippe Collet)

Simon Steen-Andersen (*1976) – De profundis
Charles Ng, soprano saxophone
(Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, class of Lars Mlekusch)

 

14:00
Konzertsaal 1
SAXOPHONE AND ELECTRONICS / ARTISTIC RESEARCH

Presentation SABRE
Presenter: Matthias Müller

Extending the Saxophone via Live Electronics
Presenter: Joel Diegert

 

16:00
Konzertsaal 1
SAXES EN AXES

Ludwig van Beethoven: Praeludium in F moll

Robert Schumann: Stück in Fughettenform op. 126 n° 4 ; Lebhaft

Leos Janacek: V mlhàch (Im Nebel, dans la brume) III. Andantino
(transcriptions: Pierre-Stéphane Meugé)

Ernest H. Papier: Sinistrose solo double pour sax à gauche et piano droit
Ninonanno studivertimento per due sassofoni sopranini (version à 2 sopranos)
(Commande des SaxTage 2004, Basel)

Philippe Racine: Trois Axes pour trois saxophones alto
(Commande des SaxTage 2006, Lausanne)

Ernest H. Papier. : Axe à quatre figure de concert pour double couple en sax

Classe de Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, Haute Ecole de Musique (HEMU), Lausanne :
Nadia Aeberhard, Alain Métrailler, Dimitri Kuznetsov, Baptiste Grémion, Alexandre M’Barek, Roi Barros Germiñas, Marcos Rufino del Val

 

20:30-22:00
Konzertsaal 3
OUVERTURE  / LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS

Paul Dukas (1865-1935) – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’

Gérard Pape (*1955) – Vers la lumière… (world premiere)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso op. 28

INTERMISSION

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1921) – The Rite of Spring

Olga Krashenko, glissando flute and soprano voice
Nikita Zimin, saxophone
Lars Mlekusch, conductor
Saxophonensemble Zürich – Wien:
Michael Krenn, Amit Dubester, Valentine Michaud, Charles Ng, Georg Palmanshofer, Srdjan Paunovic, David Delgado Martínez, Vincent Magnin, Faustyna Szudra, Emilie Chabrol, Joan Jordi Oliver, Simon Engel, Vera Wahl, Kathrine Oseid, Manuela Villiger, Pisol Manatchinapisit, Kay Zhang, Paulina Pitenko
Percussion: Robin Fourmeau, Sylvain Andrey, Radiana Redaelli, Thomas Büchel, Matthias Kessler, Lukas Aebi
Harp: Anna Berwanger

 

22:30-23:00
Konzertsaal 3
LATE NIGHT / Rolf-Erik Nystrøm

Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (*1975) – Inner Song

Luca Francesconi (*1956) – Tracce (version for saxophone dedicated to R-E Nystrøm)

Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (*1975) – Hommage á Xenakis Legende d’Eer

Ennemond Gaultier(1575-1651) – Le Canaries by (arr. Rolf-Erik Nystrøm)

Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (*1975) – Borders to Dogon

Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, saxophones

10:00-11:00
Konzertsaal 2
4×4

Georg Friedrich Haas (*1953) – Saxophone quartet
Spectre Saxophone Quartet: Georg Palmanshofer, Patricia Coronel Avíles, David Delgado Martínez, Srdjan Paunovic (MUK-Uni Wien, class of Lars Mlekusch)

Nadir Vassena  (*1970) – 31 Anatomie Notturne for four Saxophones
Mattia Catarinozzi, Selina Hanser, Marina Notaro, Alessia Berra (saxophones)
(Conservatorio Scuola Universitaria di Musica Lugano, class of Raphael Camenisch)

Dai Fujikura (*1977) – Reach Out
Quatuor du Bout du Monde: Quentin Darricau, Don-Paul Kahl, Noa Mick, Kay Zhang

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) – XAS
Charles Ng, Amit Dubester, Valentine Michaud, Joan Jordi Arcos (saxophones) (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, class of Lars Mlekusch)

 

12:00-13:00
Konzertsaal 2
TREFFPUNKT 2

José Evangelista  (*1943) – Saxoctet
Hirotaka Haga, Nikolas Kämpf, Giovanna Trosi, Sascha Armbruster, Juan José Faccio, Eva-Maria Karbacher, Silke Strahl, Lukas Fricker, Beat Hofstetter
(Hochschule Luzern – Musik, class of Beat Hofstetter, Sascha Armbruster)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  (1714 -1788) – Sonate a-Moll Wq 132 (H 562)
Hirotaka Haga, soprano saxophone
(Hochschule Luzern – Musik, class of Beat Hofstetter, Sascha Armbruster)

Luciano Berio (1925-2003) – Sequenza VIIb
Charles Ng, soprano saxophone
(Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, class of Lars Mlekusch)

Lucas Niggli (*1968) – One for Evan
Charles Ng, Amit Dubester, Valentine Michaud, Joan Jordi Arcos (soprano Saxophones)
(Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, class of Lars Mlekusch)

Giorgio Netti (*1963) – Ultimo a lato
Amit Dubester, soprano saxophone
(Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, class of Lars Mlekusch)

 

14:00-15:00
Konzertsaal 1
SAX O’TRONIC

Nikolas Tzortzis (*1978) – Ossia
Quentin Darricau, saxophone
(Haute école de musique de Genève, class of Philippe Collet)

Fabien Lévy (*1968) – L´air d´ailleurs
Valentine Michaud, alto saxophone
(Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, class of Lars Mlekusch)

Andrea Agostini (*1964) – Gli atomi che s’accendevano e radiavano
Marina Notaro, baritone saxophone
(Conservatorio Scuola Universitaria di Musica Lugano, class of Raphael Camenisch)

Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos (*1994) – Improvisation
Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos, saxophone
(Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, class of Lars Mlekusch)

Marco Momi (*1978) – Cinque Nudi
for tenor saxophone and pedal effect
Silke Strahl, tenor saxophone
(Hochschule Luzern – Musik, class of Beat Hofstetter, Sascha Armbruster)

Christophe Havel (*1956) – Dissidence Ib
Amit Dubester, soprano saxophone
(Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, class of Lars Mlekusch)

 

17:00-18:00
Kammermusiksaal 1
ROUNDTABLE: Realisation of Artistic Projects
Discussion with Ensemble Nikel, Too Hot To Hoot?, Trio Seitenwind, Duo Eventuell., Glitch

 

19:00-19:45
Konzertsaal 3
TIERKREIS / ENSEMBLE TOO HOT TO HOOT?

Ernest H. Papier – La plainte qui de loin s’axe au Faune (petit duo déconcertant)

Kevin Juillerat (*1987) – Plaisirs peu solitaires for four performers

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) – Tierkreis, 12 Melodies of the Star Signs (1974/75, 35’) (quartet version by Kevin Juillerat 2013)

Too Hot To Hoot? Kévin Juillerat, saxophone/Estelle Costanzo, harp/Sofia Ahjoniemi, accordion/Julien Mégroz, percussion

 

20:30-21:15
Mehrspur
SKIP A BEAT / ENSEMBLE NIKEL 

Amir Shpilman (*1980) – Spins

Mark Andre (*1964) – iv12

Clinton McCallum – In a hall of mirrors waiting to die

Michael Wertmueller (*1966) – Skip a Beat

Ensemble Nikel: Patrick Stadler, saxophone/Yaron Deutsch, electric guitar/Brian Archinal, percussion/Antoine Françoise, piano

 

22:00-22:45
Kaskadenhalle
SAX VOYAGE / FIVE SAX

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) – Tango Nuevo (arr. Joel Diegert)

Latin American Suite (arr. Alvaro Collao)

Daniel Alomía Robles (1871-1942) – El Cóndor Pasa (arr. Alvaro Collao)

Vittorio Monti (1868-1922) – Csárdás (arr. Joel Diegert)

Anonymous – Petrunio Horo (arr. Joel Diegert)

Fiorenzo Tassinari – Polkissima (arr. Alberto di Priolo)

FIVE SAX: Alvaro Collao León, Joel Diegert, Damiano Grandesso, Michal Knot, Charles Ng

09:00-10:00
Kammermusiksaal 1
ROUNDTABLE: The concert saxophone 1950-2017
Discussion with Frederick Hemke, Iwan Roth, Marcus Weiss, Beat Hofstetter, Lars Mlekusch

11:00-11:45
Konzertsaal 1
DUO DUO
New and old music for two saxophones

Henry D. Cowell (1897-1965) – Hymn and Fuguing Tune 18
Cristina Arcos Cano, Luis Homedes López

Robert Lemay (*1960) -Fragments Noirs
Noa Mick, Alfonso Martinez Vicente

Dieter Ammann (*1962) – D’accord(s)
Cristina Arcos Cano, Carlos Tena González

Georges Aperghis (*1945) – À bout de bras, original for two clarinets
Carlos Tena González, Ding Zhang

Louis Andriessen (*1939) – Lacrimosa, original for two bassoons
Cristina Arcos Cano, Luis Homedes López

Matias Far – El Poeta, en 7 letras una de ellas releída
Alejandro Oliván López, Pablo González Balaguer

Interludes
Fabian Martin, Manu Vazquez

(students of the Hochschule für Musik Basel, class of Marcus Weiss, Patrick Stadler, Philippe Koerper)

 

12:00-12:45
Konzertsaal 3
MANES / Trio SÆITENWIND

Mischa Käser (*1959) – Vier phonisische Baccunicellen

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) – excerpts from “Lyric Pieces”

Knut Müller (*1963) – MANES

Trio SÆITENWIND: Karolina Öhmann, cello/Olivia Steimel, accordion/Jonas Tschanz, saxophone

 

15:30-16:15
Kaskadenhalle
LA BOCCA, I PIEDI, IL SUONO

Salvatore Sciarrino (*1947) –  “La Bocca, I Piedi, Il Suono” for 4 saxophone soloists and 100 saxophonists in motion

Soloists: Amit Dubester, Valentine Michaud, Charles Ng, Joan Jordi Oliver
100 Saxophonists

 

5.3. 18:00-19:30
Konzertsaal 3
FINALE

Richard Strauss (1864-1949) – Serenade for 13 wind instruments (arr. Steven Dragun)

Junghae Lee (*1964) – New Work (world premiere)

Francisco Guerrero (1951-1997) – Rhea

Saxophonensemble der ZHdK: Amit Dubester, Valentine Michaud, Charles Ng, Vincent Magnin, Faustyna Szudra, Emilie Chabrol, Joan Jordi Oliver, Simon Engel, Vera Wahl, Kathrine Oseid, Manuela Villiger, Pisol Manatchinapisit, Kay Zhang, Paulina Pitenko
Frederick L. Hemke, conductor
Lars Mlekusch, conductor

Jean-Denis Michat (*1971)  – Massive Haka
Saxophonensemble der MUK-Uni Wien: Patricia Coronel Avilés, Michael Krenn, Georg Palmanshofer, Srdan Paunovic, Szaller István, Faustyna Szudra, David Delgado Martínez, Nicolas Mizen, Ku Chun-Hao

 

Kaskadenhalle
CODA

James Tenney (1934-2006) – SAXONY
with saxophonists of several Swiss Music Universities and guests from MUK-Uni Wien.

3.3 17:00
Olga Neuwirth (*1968) – Ondate
Spectre Saxophone Quartet:Georg Palmanshofer, Patricia Coronel AvílesDavid, Delgado Martínez, Srdjan Paunovic

4.4 11:30
Joseph Michaels (*1977) – Assembly Line
Benjamin Ryser (*1989) – Neues Stück
Duo Eventuell. – Vera Wahl, Manuela Villiger/Pascale Utz, dancer

4.3 13:00
Kollektiv Totem
Performers: Léo Collin, Nuriya Khasenova, Kay Zhang

4.3 20:00
Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) – In Freundschaft
Valentine Michaud, soprano saxophone

5.3 10:00
José Pablo Polo (*1984) – Better out than in
Nuriya Khasenova, flute/Gaia Gaibazzi, clarinet/Joan Jordi Oliver, saxophone

5.5 13:00
Can You Whisper in a Megaphone?
Kay Zhang, saxophone/Benjamin Ryser, megaphone 

3.3 14:00
Konzertsaal 1
SAXOPHONE AND ELECTRONICS / ARTISTIC RESEARCH

Presentation SABRE
Presenter: Matthias Müller

Extending the Saxophone via Live Electronics
Presenter: Joel Diegert

4.3 17:00-18:00
Kammermusiksaal 1
ROUNDTABLE: Realisation of Artistic Projects
Discussion with Ensemble Nikel, Too Hot To Hoot?, Trio SÆITENWIND, Duo Eventuell., Glitch

5.3 09:00-10:00
Kammermusiksaal 1
ROUNDTABLE: The concert saxophone 1950-2017
Discussion with Frederick Hemke, Iwan Roth, Marcus Weiss, Beat Hofstetter, Lars Mlekusch

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Instruments and Supply Exhibition
Saturday, March 4 1200 to Sunday March 5 1400

Instrumenten- und Zubehör-Ausstellung
Samstag 4.3. 1200 bis Sonntag 5.3. 1400

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