Dutch Saxophone Festival
In 2014, we celebrate the 200th birthday of the inventor of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax.
instrument has gained so much popularity in such short time, and has known such a colourful
From February 2nd. – 8th., the Dutch Saxophone Festival will take place at the Fontys
Tilburg to commemorate this anniversary.
A fantastic week full of unique concerts, lectures and lessons by world class saxophonists such
Carina Raschèr and Jean-Marie Londeix. A.o. the Dutch Saxophone Quartet, performing on
Sax instruments, the famous Raschèr Saxophone Orchestra, the New Cool Collective and
others, will present the saxophone in all its facets. From February 2nd – 8th, Tilburg will become
centre of the saxophone world.
There will be particular focus on music for saxophone by Dutch composers. Furthermore, a
about the history of the classical saxophone in the Netherlands by Andreas van Zoelen will
Initiator of this festival is Andreas van Zoelen, professor of classical saxophone at the
Conservatorium Tilburg. Apart from his teaching activities, his extensive performing career takes
around the world. He has performed with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir
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The Dutch Saxophone Festival is sponsored by Selmer, LeMonde and Vandoren, and supported
Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Factorium Tilburg, Baton Music and Cultuurfonds