Florida Chamber Saxophonists
(14:00, Thursday 12 July, St Salvator’s Chapel)
Jonathan Helton — Alto Saxophone; Michael Bovenzi — Alto Saxophone; Geoffrey Deibel — Alto Saxophone
The Florida Chamber Saxophonists were founded in 2011 by Jonathan Helton to foster the creation and appreciation of music written for small chamber works with saxophone. The artists have performed in the United States, Canada, France, England, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Japan, China, Singapore, and Thailand.
Dr Helton, Professor of saxophone at the University of Florida, presents frequent concert and masterclass tours in North America, Asia, and Europe. His teachers included Frederick Hemke, Daniel Deffayet, Jean-Marie Londeix, James Houlik, and Joe Allard. He is a past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance. Helton is a Conn-Selmer Artist-Clinician.
Dr Bovenzi, Assistant Professor of saxophone at the University of North Florida, performed and premiered numerous works at national meetings of NASA and SEAMUS. His teachers included Debra Richtmeyer, Jonathan Helton, and Joe Lulloff.
Dr Deibel, Visiting Assistant Professor of saxophone at the University of Florida, has performed at Darmstadt, Xenakis festivals, in Europe, Asia, and the UK. Geoff won the Fischoff and NASA Competitions with the h2 quartet. His teachers include Joseph Lulloff, Frederick Hemke, Leo Saguiguit, Jonathan Helton, and Reginald Jackson. Geoff is a Rico Performing Artist.
XVI World Saxophone Congress St Andrews 2012