All activities, except for the masterclasses, of SAX16 are for free!


  • Masterclasses by Claude Delangle Willem van Merwijk and Arno Bornkamp

  • 18.00h Yoga Workshop for musicians by Lisa Wyss | CVA Ensemble zaal
    As musicians we put our bodies in unnatural positions for many hours every day, which causes tension and pain. Yoga is a great tool to counterbalance those positions and to stretch and strengthen the body. It also helps to develop awareness: physical awareness to find a good posture to play in and to prevent injuries, and mental awareness to develop a concentrated and focussed mind for practicing and performing. One of the main topics in Yoga is the breath, which is a very important factor in our playing. Being able to control and calm the breath helps us not only with playing but also with dealing with stress and anxiety. In addition to that, Yoga teaches us to be present in the moment, which is especially important when we are on stage.
  • 20.30h Concert Chamber music plus-minus by CvA-SAX students | CVA Sweelinckzaal
    Special guest Evgeni Novikov


  • Masterclasses by Claude Delangle, Willem van Merwijk and Arno Bornkamp

  • 21.00h Concert Aurelia Saxophone Quartet and 100 saxophones of the Score Collective | TivoliVredenburg Utrecht Salvatore Sciarrino’s La Boca, I Piedi e Il Suono for Saxophone Quartet and 100 saxophones Conducted by Juanpe Luna La Boca is a piece of experimental music for saxophone quartet and 100 saxophones (30-45 minutes). The piece starts with just quartet and after 10 minutes the quartet is surrounded increasingly by 100 saxophone players, who move around in the space very slowly, playing very softly. Every member produces his or her own tiny sound, but with the whole group the effect is very powerful. It will be an unique experience, that is rich in emotions. The quartet-part will be performed by the renowned Aurelia Saxophone Quartet. In the 100-saxophone-group players of all categories and levels can participate!Except the overwhelming experience of performing this piece we can offer all participants a special SAX16 T-shirt!

    Application: [email protected]


  • Masterclasses by Claude Delangle and Arno Bornkamp

  • 14.30h CvA-SAX ensemble concert with M. Nemtsova and C. Delangle | Oosterkerk Amsterdam
    Conducted by Juanpe Luna
    Soloists Maria Nemtsova piano and Claude Delangle soprano saxophone (Strawinsky, Ravel, Shostakovitch)
  • 20.15h Double recital of Claude Delangle and Arno Bornkamp | CvA-Bernard Haitinkzaal
    Claude Delangle & Odile Delangle play Debussy, Marion-Gallois
    Arno Bornkamp & Maria Nemtsova play Hindemith


  • 10.00h New developments in saxophone-teaching and saxophone-music | CvA Bernard Haitinkzaal
    Convention about new developments in saxophone pedagogy and saxophone repertoire

  • Night: PARTY!!!!!

To apply for a masterclass with Arno and Willem and for the Sciarrino-project, please let us know via this email: [email protected]

Join the amazing Sciarrino-project for free. For the masterclasses we have to charge €40,- per lesson (30 minutes)