Date(s) - 04/07/2016 - 08/07/2016
Prince Mahidol Hall
Introduction: We are Salaya Saxophone Ensemble. In this concert we will present many kinds of saxophone music that will perform by Saxophone ensemble and Saxophone quartets.
The 7th Thailand International Soloist
Saxophone Summer Camp 2013 “Elite Project”
B 114 Prince Mahidol Hall, College of Music, Mahidol University
July 4-8, 2016
Jean-Marie Londeix, the saxophone legend that is widely known to the world, will visit the campus of College of Music, Mahidol University. Once again, he will inspire the students and music fans with his intelligent and insight of the musical arts. Accompanying his presence, Prof. William Street, from Canada and I-An Chen, a world renown collaborative artist in resident from Taiwan, will also join the workshop as featured faculty to share her skill and wisdom of saxophone playing.
Please participate the workshop to meet the masters. Let them pass their lifetime experience to you for becoming the élite of saxophone in the future.
Faculty: Jean-Marie Londeix: Artistic Faculty in Resident Concert saxophonist, professor and concert producer, born into a family of musicians, 20 September 1932, in Arveyres, France in the region of Gironde. He was imbued very early in the pedagogical heritage of the piano and violin. At the age of fourteen he obtained a First Prize in saxophone from the Bordeaux Conservatory. His father formed, with his five children, an ensemble that performed regularly in and around Libourne. In 1948 he began studying with Marcel MULE.
In order to have a trade before exclusively devoting his life to music, he entered a school for watch-making, while still taking classes at the Bordeaux Conservatory, followed by brilliant musical studies at the Paris Conservatory where he obtained the highest marks and awards in the classes of Marcel MULE, Fernand OUBRADOUS, Claude PASCAL, Simone PETIT and, Norbert DUFOURCQ.
As a concert soloist, recitalist; or conductor he performed more than 600 concerts with an excess of 250 works dedicated to him.
As a teacher, 137 foreign students from 15 different countries have studied with him at the Bordeaux Conservatory (notably 48 Americans, 22 Canadians 13 Spanish, 12 Japanese,11 Germans and 9 Italians). He has presented master classes in Europe, North America, Scandanavia, Japan, etc.
Jean-Marie LONDEIX has authored a number of teaching methods making him an expert authority in the pedagogy of the saxophone. He was an initiator and founder of several professional organizations, ensembles and associations.
William Street, Artistic Faculty in Resident, joined the University of Alberta in 1988 as saxophone and chamber music professor and wind band conductor. Formerly Wind and Percussion Coordinator of the Department of Music and Conductor of the University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Professor Street is now Associate Chair for Music Performance. He has presented concerts throughout Europe, North America, Japan and Thailand and has recorded héliosaxo, twentieth century music for saxophone and piano, My Very First Solo (Arktos-SRI-CD 200367), – with Roger Admiral featuring works by Heider, Jan Bach, Swerts, Albright, Fisher and Denisov and Westwind a recording of new works for saxophone – solo and in duos with piano, organ and percussion – by Western Canadian composers. His teachers and mentors include George Etheridge, Frederick Hemke and Jean-Marie Londeix. He performs frequently with pianist Roger Admiral and saxophonist Jean-Marie Londeix and tours bi-annually. He has presented masterclasses (and was a 2004 adjudicator) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, The Royal College of Music in London, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand and he has been a member of the European Saxophone University faculty. Street performs regularly with the Edmonton Saxophone Quartet and Edmonton’s Improvisation Group Flux and tours internationally annually with the Quatuor International de Saxophones, composed of colleagues from France, USA and Japan. He is a past president of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) and just completed his third term as Secretary of the World Saxophone Congress. He is a member of the advisory committee of the World Saxophone Congress to be held in 2009 Bangkok, Thailand. During the 2006-2007 academic year, he performed a concert tour in the US with Roger Admiral and a concert tour in Japan, Thailand and France With the Quatuor International De Saxophones. Mr. Street has adjudicated at international music competitions in France, Belgium, Ukraine, Russia, Canada, USA and Thailand.
Pianist, I-An Chen has won numerous awards including the First Prize of National Music Competition in her native country Taiwan and the Ann Arbor Young Artist Competition. She has given diverse performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been seen on stage at various venues in Taiwan, China, and the United States. Ms. Chen has appeared in concerts with distinguished artists including Saxophonist Jean-Yves Chevalier, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Philippe Portejoie, Nobuya Sugawa, Asako Inoue, John Sampen, Otis Murphy, Rostylav Iaytsev, Roger Greenberg, Quatuor International de Saxophones; Clarinetist Ronald van Spaendonck; and Oboist Albrecht Mayer. Ms. Chen holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan, a Master of Piano Performance degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under the instruction of Dr.Logan Skelton; and another Master degree of Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music in UM, where she studied with world renowned collaborative pianist Martin Katz. During her residency in Ann Arbor, she was appointed staff pianist for studios and master classes, including Soprano Shirley Verret; Violinist Paul Kantor; Violist Yizhak Schotten; Cellist Erling B.Bengtsson and Clarinetist Fred Ormand. The auspicious experiences led to a successful career as a collaborative artist. She has received critical acclaim for her expertise in the performance of String, Woodwind and Voice Literature. Ms. Chen represented Taiwan to perform in Thailand International Saxophone Conference in Bangkok, 2004. She has been invited as concert pianist and instructor of TaiwanSaxophone Summer Festival since 2002.Since 2006, she has served as a faculty member in the international saxophone summer festival in Beijing, China. She also was invited in Thailand International Soloist Saxophone Summer Camp.2007. Ms. Chen enjoys a distinguished career as a performer and educator. She is currently on the artist faculty of the Music Department of Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Shyen Lee is the saxophonist from Taiwan. He dedicates himself in pioneering toward developing pedagogy, traditional and modern repertoire and various forms for saxophone performance. He currently serves as the instructor of saxophone in Mahidol University, Thailand. Also he was appointed to be the Organizer and Artistic Director of the International Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition and World Saxophone Congress XV. In 2006, he acted as the organizer and the composition presenter of Thailand International Composition for Saxophone. He was elected as World Saxophone Congress International Saxophone Committee in the term of 2009-2012
Shyen Lee appeared as solo recitalist in various concert halls including Lincoln Center, Paine Hall in Harvard University as well in Montreal, Minneapolis, Paris, Bordeaux, Fermo (Italy), Vienna, Ljubljana, Kiev, Odessa (Ukraine), Columbia (SC, USA), Bangkok, Singapore, St. Andrew (UK), Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and other cities all over China and Taiwan. Twice with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, he was the concerto soloist with maestro Jeannine Wagar and Tze-Law Chan. After being a jury member in Odessa Golden Saxophone International Competition, he performed as concerto soloist in Philharmonic Society Theatre in the gala concert.
Shyen Lee commissioned and premiered pieces by John Harbison, Frank Ticheli, Larry Bell, Gunther Schuller, and Bernard Rands. In addition to performing saxophone repertoire by western composers, he also commissioned pieces by leading Chinese composers including Lei Liang, Yiu-Kwong Chung, Tzyy-Sheng, Che-Yi Lee and Shih-Hui Chen. Several Thai emerging composers have often written new works for him, including Narong Prangcharoen, Jiradej Setabundhu, Boomrat Sirirattanapan. Shyen Lee studied with Kenneth Radnofsky in New England Conservatory (BM, 96) and Dr. John Sampen in Bowling Green University (MM, 98).
Wisuwat Pruksavanich’s Hard Fairy released on November 2012. Performing magnificently to explore every possible sound of saxophone, he received high acclaim by James J. Ogburn, Chair of Music Composition and Theory Department at Mahidol University’s College of Music:
“…His sensitivity, comprehension, and the indisputable mastery of his execution captivate me, not to mention his technical prowess in the challenging musical language of contemporary composition…”
Wisuwat Pruksavanich is the first Thai saxophonist in contemporary classical music to become a Yamaha Artist. He has made his name on the world stages as soloist in Narong Prangcharoen’s world premiere “The Dawn of Darkness” at Ki Zu Na Concert 2012, Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo Japan. As a member of Siam Saxophone Quartet, he performed world premieres, Robert Lemay’s Ligne(s) médiane(s) and James J. Ogburn’s Gliese 581g at the 16th World Saxophone Congress 2012, St Andrews Scotland.
Born in Thailand in 1985, Wisuwat grew up in Hatyai, Songkhla and began saxophone practice in Saengthong Vitthaya School Marching Band at the age of ten. The passion for contemporary classical saxophone music led Wisuwat to move from Hatyai to the College of Music, Mahidol University where he met his inspirational professor, Mr. Shyen Lee, for pre-college, undergraduate and graduate programs.
Over the years, Wisuwat attended master-classes and workshops with world famous artists such as Jean-Marie Londeix, John Sampen, Roger Greenberg, Claude Delangle, Jean-Pierre Baraglioli, Chien-Kwan Lin, Richard Dirlam, William Street, Keiji Munesada, Joseph Luloff, Federico Mondelci, Eric Nestler, Eugene Rousseau, Yang, Jean Yves Fourmeau, Vince Gnojek, Richard Ducros, Christian Lauba and John Myung.
Christian Lauba, a French composer, while randomly watching youtube came upon a video performed by Wisuwat — Hard too Hard, one of Christian’s toughest compositions. He invited Wisuwat to join his master class in Lisbon, Portugal.
Wisuwat also obtained several prizes at national and international level in Saxophone related music competitions: 1st Prize from 9th Asian Symphonic Band Competition 2007, 1st Prize, Thailand Yamaha Big-Band Competition 2000, 2nd Prize, from 8th Osaka International Music Competition Osaka Japan 2007 and so on.
Today, Wisuwat is a saxophone instructor at Mahidol University’s College of Music and a saxophonist in Siam Saxophone Quartet, Sax and String Quintet as well as a contra-bassoonist in Mahidol Wind Symphony and a bassist (sideman).
LONDEIX/STREET SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM
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|Lunch Break||Lunch Break||Lunch Break||Lunch Break||Lunch Break|
|Sikarin Leelap||Yan Tong Gouk|
|Ming – Chi Lu||Methawut
|Ming – Chi Lu||Faculty
|15.00||Linhan Li||Yan Tong Gouk||Linhan Li||Nitchan
|16.00||Sikarin Leelap||Wei‐Chi Lin||Supat
|17.00||Chi‐Chun Chen||Chi‐Chun Chen|