10-12.01.2020

BIELSKO-BIAŁA INTERNATIONAL SAXFEST 2020: WINTER EDITION

Moniuszko Complex of State Music Schools in Bielsko-Biała, Poland

10-12.01.2020

BIELSKO-BIAŁA INTERNATIONAL SAXFEST 2020: WINTER EDITION

ZPSM I i II st. im. Stanisława Moniuszki w Bielsku-Białej

Welcome!

I am honoured to announce a brand new saxophone festival, which will take place from the 10th to 12th January 2020 in Bielsko-Biała, southern Poland. Among the invited guests are some of the most internationally reknowned saxophonists, who will present their artistry during three concerts. An important part of the festival will be its educational aspect: masterclasses, student performances, a saxophone orchestra, round tables, presentations and a competition with attractive prizes. Bielsko-Biała International Saxfest is not a festival dedicated exclusively to saxophonists. All concerts, master classes and lectures will be open to the general audience. On behalf of the organisers, I cordially invite you to participate in this beautiful celebration of one of the most incredible instruments!

— Michał Knot, SAX PL Association

Welcome!

I am honoured to announce a brand new saxophone festival, which will take place from the 10th to 12th January 2020 in Bielsko-Biała, southern Poland. Among the invited guests are some of the most internationally reknowned saxophonists, who will present their artistry during three concerts, workshops and presentations. An important part of the festival will be its educational aspect: masterclasses, youth stage, a saxophone orchestra and a competition with attractive prizes. Bielsko-Biała International Saxfest is not a festival dedicated exclusively to saxophonists. All concerts, master classes and lectures will be open to the general audience. On behalf of the organisers, I cordially invite you to participate in this beautiful celebration of one of the most incredible instruments!

— Michał Knot, SAX PL Association

Bielsko-Biała International Saxfest is a fantastic event promoting our instrument! I am convinced that it will give you unforgettable emotions and will be remembered for a long time!

— Paweł Gusnar, Fryderyk Chopin Music University

70

ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS

3

FESTIVAL CONCERTS

19

INTERNATIONAL TUTORS

72

HOURS OF SAXOPHONE CELEBRATION

FRIDAY / 10.01.2020

DAY 1

9:00 – 10:30 · Miniature Competition (Sala Koncertowa) – Category I (registration starting from 8:00)

11:00 – 13:00 · Miniature Competition (Sala Koncertowa) – Category II (registration starting from 10:00)

13:30 – 14:30 · Lunch break

14:30 – 14:45 · Meeting with active participants (Sala Koncertowa)

15:00 – 17:15 · Masterclasses – DOWNLOAD MASTERCLASS SCHEDULE

19:00 – 21:00 · Opening concert with winners proclamation (Sala Koncertowa)

Starting from 14:30 – Expositions by D’Addario Woodwinds, Henri Selmer Paris, Yamaha, Jarmuła Music oraz Salon i Serwis Instrumentów Dętych Piotra Śmietany (Foyer of the Sala Koncertowa)

SATURDAY / 11.01.2020

DAY 2

9:00 – 12:45 · Masterclasses – DOWNLOAD MASTERCLASS SCHEDULE

13:00 – 14:00 · Lunch break

14:15 – 15:00 · “Judge me Again” – CD presentation by Weronika Partyka (Sala Koncertowa)

15:00 – 15:45 · D’Addario Time – JF Bescond, Larsson, Knot, The Whoop Group (Sala Koncertowa)

16:00 – 18:00 · Mlekusch: open rehearsal of the saxophone orchestra “Mozart” (Sala Kameralna)

16:00 – 18:00 · Mlekusch: open rehearsal of the saxophone orchestra “Kilar” (Sala Kameralna)

16:00 – 18:00 · Larsson / Knot: open preparatory rehearsal of the saxophone orchestra “Geiss” (Sala Koncertowa) – all active participants (a part of those playing in orchestra “Mozart” and “Kilar”)

19:00 – 21:00 · Concert “Young Generation” Henri Selmer Paris (Sala Koncertowa)

Starting from 9:00 – Expositions by D’Addario Woodwinds, Henri Selmer Paris, Yamaha, Jarmuła Music oraz Salon i Serwis Instrumentów Dętych Piotra Śmietany (Foyer of the Sala Koncertowa)

SUNDAY / 12.01.2020

DAY 3

09:00 – 10:30 · Masterclass – DOWNLOAD MASTERCLASS SCHEDULE

09:00 – 10:00 · Mlekusch: open rehearsal of the saxophone orchestra “Kilar” (Sala Koncertowa)

10:00 – 11:00 · Mlekusch: open rehearsal of the saxophone orchestra “Mozart” (Sala Koncertowa)

11:00 – 12:00 · Mlekusch: open rehearsal of the saxophone orchestra “Geiss” (Sala Koncertowa) – all active participants

12:00 – 13:00 · Mlekusch: open rehearsal of the saxophone orchestra of tutors (Sala Koncertowa)

13:00 – 14:00 · Lunch break

15:00 – 16:30 · Closing Concert “Orchestral Madness” and presentation of the 3rd European Saxophone Congress Trento 2020

Starting from 9:00 – Expositions by D’Addario Woodwinds, Henri Selmer Paris, Yamaha, Jarmuła Music oraz Salon i Serwis Instrumentów Dętych Piotra Śmietany (Foyer of the Sala Koncertowa)

The cost of the package depends on the form of participation.

Bielsko-Biała International Saxfest 2020: Winter Edition project could not have happened without help of our partners. Thanks to them, we can offer you very low prices.

Our main goal is to bring together as many saxophone aficionados as possible, regardless of their financial possibilities. That is why SAX PL Association not only set a very low price but will also offer a limited number of scholarships for full participation in the festival. Please contact us, if you think you might qualify for the scholarship.

Registration deadline: 20 December 2019

Reserved places

Due to the great interest in the workshops, we decided to introduce a "counter of reserved places" and suggest to everyone who is interested in active participation not to wait until the last moment to register. Due to the limited number of places, we follow the rule: first come, first served.

Competition

12 EUR50 PLN

MINIATURES COMPETITION

10.01.2020

  • Cash prize of the President of the City of Bielsko-Biała with total amount of PLN 3.500
  • Saxophone accessories sponsored by D'Addario Woodwinds
  • Saxophone accessories sponsored by Henri Selmer Paris

During Bielsko-Biała International Saxfest 2020: Winter Edition, young saxophonists will have the opportunity to present their skills during the international competition, which will be held on Friday, 10 January in the concert hall of the Stanisław Moniuszko Complex of Music Schools in Bielsko-Biała. Young musicians, performing free program for solo saxophone, will confront each other in two groups. The jury of the competition will include all the teachers of the competition participants, who express their willingness to join the jury. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the regulations of the Bielsko-Biała International Saxfest 2020 Miniatures Competition.

Registration for the Miniatures Competition is terminated due to lack of free places!

Partners of the Bielsko-Biała International Saxfest 2020: Winter Edition

Partners of the Bielsko-Biała International Saxfest 2020: Winter Edition

Questions? Write us!

We will be very happy to answer all your questions. We want the Bielsko-Biała International Saxfest Festival to be a real celebration time for all saxophone enthusiasts. It is very important for us that after the festival, each participant is satisfied, inspired and motivated to work harder than ever before.

info@saxfest.pl

Bielsko-Biała International Saxfest

Michał Knot – Artistic Director
Tomasz Gmyrek – Festival Coordinator
Tomasz Kajkowski – Festival Coordinator
Karolina Goik – Management SAX PL Association

Bielsko-Biała International Saxfest

Michał Knot – Artistic Director
Tomasz Gmyrek – Festival Coordinator
Tomasz Kajkowski – Festival Coordinator
Karolina Goik – Management SAX PL Association