APS – Portuguese Saxophone Association is honoured to announce EurSax’17 Porto. Our aim is to bring the community of European Saxophonists to spend some days in the beautiful and vibrant city of Oporto. Activities and partnerships include Casa da Musica, Conservatório de Música do Porto, Academia Costa Cabral, ESMAE – IPP, Igreja da Lapa, FEUP and many more. Portugal is a great country with a lot to share, music is just part of it! Please join us between the 11th and the 14th of July, 2017.
Motivated by the 200th birthday of Adolph Sax, Fundación Sax-Ensemble and the Asociación Saxofonistas Espanoles organised the “I Congreso Europeo del Saxofón” at Ciudad Real. This event took place between the 1st and the 4th of May in 2014, to reinforce the exchange of artistic and pedagogic experiences, as well as, to promote the european saxophone identity.
In the end of the congress, a comité was voted and empowered to decide the next organisation of the congress, promote it and collaborate with that future organisation, supervising artistic proposals. The comité is formed by: Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Alain Crepin, Lars Mlekusch, Marco Gerboni, Miriam Castellanos, Henrique Portovedo, and its president Francisco Martinez.
The desire of the European Saxophone Congress is to promote experiences between all the european saxophone schools, to promote the creation and commission of new music for the instrument, as well as, to promote research in the field of history, literature, repertoire, technical and industrial development of the instrument.
The European Saxophone Comité was honoured to announced in January 2016, that the next European Saxophone Congress 2017 would take place in Oporto between the 11th and the 14th of July organised by APS – Portuguese Saxophone Association.