Saturday 25th July 2020 - Saturday 1st August 2020
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth SY23 3DE
The 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 discussions that offer approaches to instrumental technique, practice, performing, and listening. An ideal course for saxophone students 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 tuition fee for this course is £650 excluding accommodation, which includes a pass to all concerts during Musicfest. Early bird discounts are available on all courses booked and paid for in full before 29th February.
The Friends of Musicfest award a limited number of bursaries towards tuition fees, so early application is advisable. Bursaries of £260 are available for all students in full-time education in the UK and bursaries and £180 for international students. See the fees and bursaries page for further details.
Self-catering and en-suite accommodation is offered at a discounted rate for Musicfest students in University halls of residence, or you can book your own accommodation outside the University. See the accommodation page for further details.
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.
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