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20 October 2016

SAX16: 16 t/m 19 NOVEMBER

Join the international saxophone festival Amsterdam, held from the 16th until the 19th of November, at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. This event will be full of concerts, masterclasses and other activities with some of the most important personalities of the actual world of saxophone, such as Arno Bornkamp, Claude Delangle and Willem van Merwijk.

There will be recitals by Arno Bornkamp & Maria Nemtsova, and Odile and Claude Delangle. Moreover, CvA students will be performing in chamber music concerts and the CVA-SAX ensemble (conducted by Juanpe Luna) will play an important role in this event with a concert in the Oosterkerk in Amsterdam, playing pieces by Stravinsky, Ravel and Shostakovith with Maria Nemtsova (piano) and Claude Delangle (saxophone) as soloists.

On Saturday the festival will conclude with a convention about new developments in saxophone pedagogy and saxophone-repertoire: ‘What’s new in the Land of Saxophone’?

This festival has a special meaning: we will be celebrating Arno Bornkamp’s 20-year jubilee as professor of the Conservatory of Amsterdam (and 30-year as conservatory-teacher in general)! For this occasion, we would like to invite you to take part in playing in a very special piece by Salvatore Sciarrino, for saxophone quartet and 100 saxophones: La Boca, I Piedi e Il Suono.
It will be performed on Thursday night 17th of November at 21h00 in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht and participants of the festival can take part in the 100-saxophones group.

You may apply for masterclass with Arno and Willem and for the Sciarrino-project via this email: [email protected]

All activities are for free! Only for the masterclasses we charge €40,- per lesson (30 minutes)

See you all during SAX16!