Mesterklasse og konsert saksofon
Torsdag 12. juni 2014
- Musikkhøgskolen, U 1021
Saxophone Recital Program
Jacques Ibert/arr. Sugihara
Concertino da Camera (1935)
I. Allegro con moto
Farfalle Cotte (2006)
Thomas Morley/arr. Sugihara
Sweet nimphe come to thy lover
I goe before, my darling
Paul Creston/arr. Sugihara
Sonata, Op. 19
Gethsemani Verses (2014)
Bag of Caterpillars (2014)
Rotte I & II (2012)
Naomi Sullivan studied at Chetham’s School of Music, Royal College of Music and Northwestern University, Chicago – studying with Kyle Horch and Frederick Hemke. During her time as an undergraduate, Naomi performed for the Park Lane Young Artists Series as well as winning awards as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK and abroad.
She graduated in 2005 performed across the UK as apart of the Countess of Muster Recital Scheme and for ‘Live Music Now!’ She also joined Paragon Saxophone Quartet for the recording Tuning In and continued to perform with the group to recorded 2 further albums – Byrdland and Les Quatuors. During this time Naomi was a Musical Director of the London Saxophone Festival. She also taught at the Purcell School.
In 2007, Naomi joined Zephirus Saxophone Quartet and Flotilla. Zephirus went on to win the Royal Overseas League Ensemble Prize (2007), the Tunnell Trust Award (2009) and gave performances throughout the UK including the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth’s Hall, Presteigne Festival and a live broadcast for BBC Radio 3′s In Tune. Flotilla is a consort of saxophones lead by Kyle Horch. The group released a CD in 2009 on Big Shed Records and have performed for BCMG, Cheltenham Festival and Birmingham Conservatoire Frontiers Series.
In 2009 she co-founded the quartet - Syzygy. Syzygy’s debut performance was in the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, as part of the Frontiers + Andreissen Festival, where they performed Louis Andriessen’s Facing Death. Since then the quartet have gone on the perform at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Chelthenham Contemporary Music Festival and at the Purcell Room as part of the Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series. They made their London debut at St Martin-in-the-Fields in July 2012. And were awarded a Musician’s Benevolent Fund’s Emerging Excellence Award in 2013. In 2014 they group released their first recording, Songs for the Coming Day.
In September 2007 Naomi started teaching at Birmingham Conservatoire and has been Head of Saxophone since 2008. She has given masterclasses in UK, Brussels and Norway.
As an orchestral musician, Naomi has performed with BCMG, CBSO, BBCSSO, Halle Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, The Opera Group, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Music Theatre Wales and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. She has also played for musical theatre productions, including the 2009 and 2012 UK tour of ‘Chicago’ and 2012 UK tour of ‘Wonderful Town’.
Masahito Sugihara is the assistant professor of saxophone at Sam Houston State University. He earned the Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University as a student of Dr. Frederick L. Hemke. Previous studies include with Marshall Taylor at Temple University. Mas has appeared as recitalist and clinician in Brazil, Canada, Norway, Japan, Scotland, and United States.
He is a member of Awea Duo and Amethyst Saxophone Quartet, and has performed in the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Dal Niente, Grant Park Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Network for New Music, New York City Ballet, and Reading Symphony. An advocate of contemporary music, he has worked with such notable composers including, Lee Hyla, Christian Lauba, Lei Liang, Zhou Long, Alvin Lucier, François Rossé, Mari Takano, Hans Tomalla, and Marc-Anthony Turnage. As an avid arranger, Mas has transcribed a wide range of compositions for flute/sax duo, reed quartet, saxophone quartet, and larger saxophone ensembles.
Previously, he was the assistant professor of saxophone at Morehead State University and has taught saxophone and chamber music in the Chicago area at Northwestern University, Roosevelt University and Trinity Christian College.
Mas is a Conn-Selmer/Selmer Paris and D’Addario Performing Artist.