European Saxophone Forum 2017
The European Saxophone Forum 2017 is a continuation of the last year's edition of the festival which enjoyed a great success.
Just like in 2016, this year's edition will also include a scientific symposium, lectures, multimedia presentations, methodological workshops and the Symphony Orchestra project that will conclude with a joint final concert of all participants.
The Orchestra will be conducted by Prof. Otto Vrhovik from the University of Music in Vienna. The organisers have also planned lectures and workshops in jazz improvisation for classical saxophonists and master classes with modern saxophone music composers.
There will also be an International Saxophone Competition held in three age groups with the Yamaha YSS 475 soprano saxophone as the main prize.
During the Festival the Jarmuła Music instrument selling company, the prize founder, will display saxophones and music accessories.
The European Saxophone Forum is an important educational, artistic and integration event which marks out new paths of scholarly, teaching and cultural cooperation between saxophone pupils, students and teachers.
Please, feel invited!
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ARTISTS AND PROFESSORS
In 1998 he graduated from the University of Music in Vienna (Oto Vrhovnik).
saxophonist, teacher, arranger and composer. Studied saxophone with Prof. Christian Roellinger at Konservatorium für Musik und Theater Bern – Hochschule der Künste Bern in Switzerland.
Vasylevych Yury was born 15 of May 1951 in Lviv. Professor of Tchaikovsky National Music Academy and M.Lysenko Special Music School in Kyiv (clarinet, saxophone).
In 1968 he graduated in clarinet, under Prof. Paweł Roczek, from the State Higher Music School in Katowice.
Oto Vrhovnik, saxophonist, studied in Maribor (SLO), Graz (AUT) and in Paris (FRA), where he worked with Prof. Daniel Deffayet and Prof. Jean-Marie Londeix. Since then he has endeavored to make classical saxophone …
Johan van der Linden
Johan studied classical saxophone at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam.
Detlef Bensmann studied saxophone with Prof. Omar Lamparter and double bass with Prof. Heinz Jablonski in Berlin.
Joaquín Franco was born in Tavernes de la Valldigna (Valencia).
Christian Maurer – saxophonist, composer, arranger.
Received his degree in Saxophone Performance with honors in 1982 from the Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland under the guidance Prof. Lesław Lic.
Janusz Brych is both a saxophonist and a flutist. He is a graduate of the Jazz and Music Academy in Katowice. He defended his Ph.D. at the Academy of Music in Wroclaw, where he is currently employed as a lecturer. He also lectures at the Faculty of Arts of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin.
Dariusz Samól was graduated from the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, Belgium, where he studied under the supervision of Ed Bogaard.
Stefan Weilmünster is a professional saxophonist in both classical music and Jazz. He has studied music at Dr. Hoch’s Konservatorium and the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (both in Frankfurt, Germany). (more…)
Ladislav Fanzowitz (*1980) finished his studies of piano at the Bratislava State Conservatory with the title ‘Best Graduate of the year 2000.
TRIO SONORE, an ensemble founded in 2008 by a violinist Jacek Ropski, a saxophonist Ryszard Żołędziewski, and a pianist Marek Warpulewski – musicians of the Academy of Music in Wrocław.
Duo was founded in 2008 by two friends and graduates of Academy of Music in Wroclaw.
The history of Big Band of The Karol Lipiński Academy of Music goes back to the middle 90’, when the Acadmey set up Jazz Department.
Saxo con moto
The band saxophone SAXESFULL founded on the initiative of Jack Rybitwy in 2002.
Henry Kelder is active as pianist, composer, conductor, improviser, chamber musician, répétiteur, cultural enterpraineur and professor. He studied piano, chamber music, composition and orchestral conducting.
Academic Chamber Orchestra
Academic Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1979 on the initiative of violist Jan Michalski, the first artistic director.
Another artistic director of the orchestra was Juliusz Michalski. (more…)
CARLOS MICHÁNS (1950) is a Dutch composer of Argentine origin. He lives and works in the Netherlands since 1982.
Sonia MarkiewiczPianist / accompanist
Marek WerpulewskiPianist / accompanist
JM prof. Grzegorz Kurzyński
Prof. Grzegorz Kurzyński Rector of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław
Consulate General of the Federal
Republic of Germany
Martin van Dijk
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dr Edward Wąsiewicz
Consulate of Austria in Wrocław
FOUNDER OF AWARDS
The total prize pool is over 3,000 euros. The main prize is a soprano saxophone by Yamaha. The founder of the prizes is Jarmuła Music form Tarnów, one of the main music instrument distributors in Poland. Jarmuła Music has a wide range of brands on offer and runs an excellent saxophone service centre.