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Introduction

Origin

Since the invention of the saxophone by the Belgium genius instrument maker, Adolph Sax, the instrument has become the best medium for the greatest musical mind.

Asian saxophonists first went to the Western world to study with many great masters and brought their spirit back. At the present time, before the end of the second decade of the 21st century, saxophonists in Asia have achieved a high level of performance with intelligence and maturity.

This conference intends to bring artists together to share what they have created and also to build friendships. Also, interested composers, publishers, manufacturers, professional and amateurs are invited to participate in this great event.

Through the international competition, recitals, concerts with different ensembles, workshops and master class, outdoor and indoor concerts, the conference will be full of a festival atmosphere. Saxophonists from all over the world will demonstrate how wonderful their favorite instrument is.

At the end of the congress the organizing committee will call up a general assembly which all of the participants are invited to join. The intention is to form the Asia Saxophone Association, an organization that promotes saxophone playing and bridges the Asian and worldwide saxophone community.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Shanghai in September 2019.



Themes

The Asia Saxophone Congress accepts proposal of all music styles, including classical, jazz, rock or cross-over, among others. Everyone is invited to submit a proposal, no matter the level of the presenter.

It is encouraged to provide performance ideas that relate to Asian culture, composers or ideas. In addition to traditional performances, innovation and creative projects are highly recommended. The congress is an occasion to give and take inspiration and new discoveries from each other.

There are several ways to realize participants’ proposals. They include these categories:
TRADITIONAL
· Concertos (symphonies orchestra, wind ensembles, jazz big band)
· Chamber music · Solos
· Saxophone ensembles (Quartets, ensembles, etc.)
· Other
INNOVATION
· Crossover (Improvisation, Jazz, World, etc.)
· Creative adaptations
· Electronic music / multimedia
· Collaboration with other arts
· Other

RESEARCH
· On the performance issues
· On the composers, performers, teachers, etc.
· Pedagogy
· Saxophone history, future, rare aspects, interesting facts
· Other

Note: one particular project may belong to several different categories.
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