Saxophone Down Under

M. Jamieson and guests / classical, contemporary

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Kiwi saxophonist Michael Jamieson will present a surprising cultural mix, with saxophonists from Germany, Australia and New-Zealand – especially his own work for saxophone quartet “5 Bagatelles”.

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Michael Jamieson studied at the NZ School of Music as well as the Messiaen Academie in the Netherlands (with Johan van der Linden) and at Strasbourg Conservatoire (with Philippe Geiss). He is in demand as an orchestral and chamber musician, working with groups such as the NZSO, Auckland Philharmonia, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Radio Chamber Orchestra (NL), the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Hanumi Saxophone Quartet and the Rata Trio. Michael teaches classsical saxophone at the University of Auckland and is a Rico Reeds and Selmer-Paris performing artist.

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The story of the saxophone in New Zealand (a relatively young country) is already quite a long one, with a national saxophone quartet being established as early as the 1960s, and concerto soloists appearing before that. Some of the country’s most highly regarded composers have written for the instrument and new works are emerging almost daily. Saxophonist Michael Jamieson pays homage to the saxophonists and composers who have paved the way for the exciting musical times the saxophone now finds itself in down in the South Pacific.


11/07/2015 14:15 - 14:45

Cité de la musique et de la danse - Salle 23

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Musicians / speakers

  • Jamieson Michael / saxophone (New Zealand)
  • Stappenbeck Lukas (Germany)
  • Seinen Harmke (Netherlands)
  • Stappenbeck Miriam (Germany)
  • Nesterenko Andrey / piano (Russia)


  • Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (John Elmsley)
  • 5 Bagatelles (Michael Jamieson)