Looking forward to showing my products at the Asociación Saxofonistas Españoles organizarán el “I Congreso Europeo del Saxofón” en Ciudad Real, del 1 al 4 de mayo de 2014.

1st European Saxophone Congress
The saxophone is an instrument with genuinely European roots

since it was invented by the Belgian Adolphe Sax (1814-1894) in 1840.

To mark the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax’s birth, the Marcos Redondo Music Conservatoire of Ciudad Real and the Spanish Saxophonists Association will host the “1st European Saxophone Congress” in Ciudad Real, from 1st to 4th May 2014.

In the past, the European Saxophone Meeting was held in Aix-les-Bains (France) in 1986 and in the city of Alicante (Spain) in 1987. In 1990, to mark the 150th anniversary of the saxophone invention, the 3rd European Saxophone Meeting was held in Dinant (Belgium), Adolphe Sax’s home town. Since then, every four years this Belgian town hosts the most important saxophone contest worldwide.

The Spanish Saxophonists Association started working on this new activity in 2006 with the congress entitled “The saxophone and its music”, held at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Since then, every year the National Saxophone Meeting has been held. For 2014, this association wants to resume those meetings, by holding the “1st European Saxophone Congress”, as a means of exchange for artistic and pedagogical experiences as well as the promotion and spreading of the European saxophone identity.

For that reason, the following objectives will be pursued:
of the saxophone as a common element of European musical culture, by promoting the exchange of performing and teaching experiences.

The promotion of the repertoire

by promoting European authors’ premieres which contribute to the saxophone repertoire evolution.
The promotion of the saxophone musical culture

in Spain, as a means to exchange experiences with teachers and artists from other European countries and other Spanish regions.

The promotion of training

through high-level master classes and training conferences with speakers from various European countries.

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With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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