New Zealand Classical Saxophone Summer School

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  • New Zealand Classical Saxophone Summer School

    20th-22nd January 2017 - Taranaki

About

The NZ Classical Saxophone Summer is a unique opportunity to develop your saxophone skills. Hosted by some of New Zealand’s leading saxophonists, and bringing exciting international guest tutors, the Summer School weekend offers participants masterclasses/workshops, individual and ensemble coaching, and participation in a full saxophone ensemble. The host-venue for the Summer School is the stunning Puritawa Estate, close to New Plymouth in Northern Taranaki, easily accessible from New Plymouth Airport (within an easy 20 minute drive).

Tutors

Mark Hobson

Mark Hobson

Mark Hobson

Mark Hobson is currently saxophonist with the RNZN Band. Prior to this he built one of the most dynamic and successful saxophone scenes in Christchurch. He has performed with many orchestras, including the Auckland Philharmonia and internationally at the World Saxophone Congress in both Slovenia and Thailand, often presenting new works he has championed for the saxophone.

Joan

Joan Martí Frasquier

Joan Martí Frasquier

After graduating in Barcelona,  Joan continued his studies with Christophe Bois at the Conservatory of Bourges, Philippe Braquart at the Conservatory of Montpellier and Damien Royannais at the Conservatory of Limoges with the best marks. This experience very much marked his professional career.

Joan has given the premiere of more than thirty works for baritone saxophone (solo, with electronics, for woodwind trio, saxophone quartet, etc.).  He has recorded three albums with SAX 3+1 and collaborated and issued his first solo album (Believer) in 2015.

He has performed in festivals and outstanding events in multiple countries including Brasil (Festival Rc4, Rio de Janeiro), Estonia (Tallinn Music Week), Andorra (Andorra Sax-Fest), France (SaxOpen), Portugal (Aveiro Sax-Fest), Italy (Torneo Internazionale de Musica), Switzerland (29. Europaisches Konzert) and Scotland (World Saxophone Congress).

Joan is a Selmer-Paris Saxophones and D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist.

Michael

Michael

Michael

Michael Jamieson studied at Victoria University/NZSM and, with the help of the Patricia Pratt Scholarship and a Creative NZ grant, at the Messiaen Academy in The Netherlands and the Conservatoire National de Région de Strasbourg in France.
Since completing his Masters in 2007, he has been in demand as a teacher and orchestral and chamber musician. He is the saxophone teacher and reed coordinator at the University of Auckland and is clarinet and saxophone tutor for APO’s Connecting programme.
Michael works with such groups as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Radio Chamber Orchestra (NL), Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eclecta (modern music ensemble) and Hanumi Saxophone Quartet.
Recently, he presented a programme of all New Zealand saxophone music at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg (July 2015).
Michael is a D’Addario Woodwinds and Selmer-Paris Saxophones performing artist.

Simon

Simon

Simon

FLTLT Simon Brew was appointed the Director of Music for the RNZAF Band in April 2013. Simon graduated from the ArtEZ Conservatorium, Netherlands, with a Masters of Music in Classical Saxophone and Conducting. He is a contract player for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as well as appearing with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands National Orchestra, and Netherlands Blazers Ensemble. He has given solo and chamber recitals throughout NZ, as well as Austria, France, England, Germany, Australia, The United States and Scotland where he appeared in recital with the great saxophone soloist, Arno Bornkamp. He has appeared as saxophonist or conductor at numerous international festivals including the BBC Proms, Brandenburg Festival, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, NZ International Festival of the Arts and the Taranaki Arts Festival.

Debbie

Debbie

Debbie

Debbie Rawson is synonymous with saxophone and clarinet in NZ, as university tutor, soloist, chamber and orchestral player, and founding member and leader of chamber ensembles (Zelanian Ensemble, Pro Musica, Constanza Trio, Tango Virtuosi, KlezmerCafe!, Saxcess, Duo Solaris, NZ Clarinet Quartet and others).
Orchestral activities include principal clarinet of Sinfonia Wellington, and contract orchestral soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), on principal soprano, alto, tenor saxophone and all members of the clarinet family. Debbie has featured as orchestral soloist on many recordings including those by the NZSO and New Zealand Jazz Orchestra.
Current activities include commissioning, premiering and recording of new works for The NZ Clarinet Quartet, recording and publishing New Zealand works for solo clarinet and saxophone, presentation of New Zealand works at international saxophone and clarinet congresses, and fostering new works for the NZSM Saxophone Orchestra.

Jay

Jay

Jay

Jay Byrnes is a charismatic face in the Australian saxophone scene. Active as a performer, arranger and educator. Acclaimed for his dynamic stage presence and rigorous attention to stylistic detail Jay is a leader in the interpretation of Latin American music for the saxophone. Having performed throughout Europe, South America and Australasia as both a soloist and chamber musician Jay has developed a reputation for being a versatile and charismatic performer.
As an educator Jay has held teaching positions in the United Kingdom, Venezuela and Australia. He has also given masterclasses at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica Astor Piazzolla – Argentina, the Queensland Conservatorium; and was guest tutor for 2 years at the Conservatorio de Musica Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela whilst completing his Masters degree in Portugal.
Jay is an artist for D’Addario and EGR ligatures. He has been a Yangaisawa Saxophones Australian Artist since 2008 and Yanagisawa International Artist since 2015.

Programme

The programme for the weekend kicks off at 12pm on Friday, with the official introduction and a welcome lunch. Group lessons, saxophone orchestra rehearsals and masterclasses with our international guests will see participants through to dinner and an evening concert from one of our guest tutors.

Saturday will include saxophone orchestra rehearsal and individual lessons. After presentations from our sponsors, and group coaching sessions (in preparation for the participants’ concert), participants will head to New Plymouth city for the evening concert in town (featuring our tutors). Following the concert, participants will be free to visit to beautiful Pukekura Park to experience the magical Festival of the Lights.

Sunday’s programme will give the opportunity to ask questions/clarify material covered so far in preparation for the participants’ concert (individual/ensemble coaching) will see people up to lunch, after which the final public concert will take place at Puritawa Estate concert hall (at around 2pm). Activities will be concluded by 4pm on the Sunday, allowing time for participants to travel home.

To see some pictures from the 2016 Summer School, please visit our Facebook page!

 

2017 Concerts

Friday 20 January – 7PM – SAXCESS – saxophone quartet

Puritawa Estate, Lepperton – $20

 

Saturday 21 January – 6PM – Tutors and Full Saxophone Orchestra (NZ’s biggest ever saxophone orchestra!!)

St Andrew’s Church, Liardet St., New Plymouth – $20

 

Sunday 22 January – 3 PM – Participants concert (feat. saxophone quartets and small ensembles)

Puritawa Estate, Lepperton – Entry by koha

 

 

Venue - Puritawa Estate

Puritawa

277 Wortley Road, Lepperton, RD3, New Plymouth 4373

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