Saturday 27th July 2019 - Saturday 3rd August 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth SY23 3DE

Reserve Space(s)


The 2019 MusicFest saxophone course is designed to be a fun and thought-provoking week of summer inspiration for classically-based saxophonists whether they are of school-age, at conservatoire or university, or adult amateur musicians. It will include masterclass sessions, supported with piano, and individual lessons, as well as chamber group playing, larger saxophone ensemble, and talk sessions that offer approaches to instrumental technique, practice, performing, and listening. An ideal course for learning saxophonists who are preparing for Grade or Diploma Exams, auditions of any kind, competitions – or just looking for a fruitful week of playing, learning, and concert-going.

The course will feature two internationally respected saxophonists as tutors – Kyle Horch (UK) and Lars Lien (Norway).

Kyle Horch is saxophone professor at the Royal College of Music in London. Since making his London debut at the Purcell Room in 1989, he has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at many venues in Britain and abroad. His recordings ChamberSax , AngloSax , and Flotilla have received international praise from reviewers. He has worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, the chamber ensemble ‘Counterpoise’, and the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra. He has given masterclasses in Britain, France, Holland, Ireland, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia, and the USA.

Lars Lien is saxophone professor at UiT Norges arkisket universitet – The Artic University of Norway – in Tromsø. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Norway, Europe, and the USA, including with Saxophon Concentus, NoXaS, Affinis Ensemble, and the Oslo Sinfonietta. In 2015 he released a solo recording of ground-breaking contemporary music for saxophone and voice, “Phonetix” on the LAWO label.

The cost of the course is £650 which includes a pass to all concerts during MusicFest. Early bird discounts are available on all courses booked before 29th February. Bursaries are available for all students in full-time education.

Request a space on this course

You can request a space on this course here. Applications will be reviewed, and if accepted we will send full information on course joining and fee payment via email. We aim to respond within 7 days to your reservation request.

If you are booking more than one place, you will need to fill in application details for each potential student. Mandatory fields are marked with *

Bookings are closed for this event.

Date(s) - Saturday 27th July 2019 - Saturday 3rd August 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm