5th Festival Alpsax Summer 2022

Kranjska Gora, the world-famous ski resort, will once again host the Summer Saxophone School. The festival will be enriched by concert events and other activities related to this instrument, which are organised for the fifth year in a row by the Sequoia Cultural Association.

The main purpose of the festival is to provide young musicians with an opportunity to stay in touch with music and their instruments during the holidays and to strengthen and improve their skills. Training in chamber and orchestral music making is one of the priorities of this event.

During the summer school, participants have several individual lessons with different instructors and can play in chamber groups.
Dodana vrednost je zagotovo tudi sodelovanje v orkestru saksofonov, ki že tradicionalno nastopi na zaključnem koncertu. Letos boUndoubtedly, an added value is the participation in the saxophone orchestra, which traditionally performs at the closing concert. This year the orchestra will be led by Dutch saxophonist and professor Johan van der Linden, also a renowned composer and arranger. In addition to the final concert, there will be an extra event this year, as the orchestra will perform on 8 July at Bevk Square in Nova Gorica and then attend the finals of the International Saxophone Competition.

Festival participants and other guests can also attend free evening concerts, which are organised as an enrichment of the cultural and tourist programme of Kranjska Gora. In these concerts, participants can listen to their mentors, learn about different musical styles and roles, in which the saxophone of course plays a major role.

In addition, this year’s edition of the festival will allow the participants to take part in various thematic workshops led by our speakers and guests. They will have the opportunity to visit a music fair with renowned producers presenting some of their new products and, of course, to take part in sports and other past-time activities.

The Artistic Director of the 5th ALPSAX SUMMER FESTIVAL 2022 and the Summer School is Professor Lev Pupis, who has designed the Summer School programme on two levels.

Programme and registration:

Programme A: 4 – 8 July

for upper secondary music school pupils, for high-school and university students


individual lessons of 45 minutes
- participation in a chamber ensemble
- participation in a saxophone orchestra
- accompaniment and the opportunity to perform in a solo concert with piano accompaniment
- performance at the closing concert in Kranjska Gora and on tour in Nova Gorica

Price: 300 € (members of Sekvoja cultural society 10% discount)


Johan van der Linden - individual lessons, orchestra
Utrecht University and University Zwolle Artez, Netherlands

Mariano Garcia - individual lessons, chamber music
University of Leuven, Belgium
The Catalonia College of Music, Barcelona, Spain

Timothy Roberts - individual lessons, chamber music
Shenandoah University, Winchester, USA


Programme B: 5 – 7 July

Suitable for music school pupils


- individual lessons of 30 minutes
- participation in a chamber ensemble
- participation in a saxophone ensemble
- participation in one closing event
- free admission to all Festival concerts

Price: 200 € (members of Sekvoja cultural society 10% discount)


Lev Pupis - individual lessons, ensemble
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria
Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet
Music Academy Sarajevo

Valeria Kučan - individual lessons, chamber music
SOSjunior orchestra mentor




For more information, please email to alpsax.summer@gmail.com


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Johan van der Linden BIO Johan van der Linden
Mariano Garcia BIO Mariano Garcia
Timothy Roberts BIO Timothy Roberts
Valeria Kučan BIO Valeria Kučan
Milan Lucić BIO Milan Lucić
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All concerts of the Alpsax Summer 2022 festival are free and are part of the vision of the organizers, to offer young people in a week quality individual lessons, the experience of playing in chamber ensembles and orchestra and visiting and participating in various concerts related to saxophone.

MONDAY, 4. 7. 2022
8:30 pm, Ljudski Dom, Kranjska Gora

Opening concert
Lev Pupis & Milan Lucić

TUESDAY, 5. 7. 2022
8:30 pm, Hotel Larix - garden, Kranjska Gora

Jazz concert
group "Fletne srajce"

WEDNESDAY, 6. 7. 2022
8:30 pm, Ljudski Dom, Kranjska Gora

Mentors concert
Johan van der Linden, Mariano Garcia, Timothy Roberts, Valeria Kučan, Lev Pupis, Milan Lucić

THURSDAY, 7. 7. 2022
8:30 pm, Glavni trg, Kranjska Gora

Closing concert of
Alpsax Summer 2022 participants

FRIDAY, 8. 7. 2022
6:00 pm, Ploščad Silvana Furlana, Nova Gorica

concert of saxophone orchestra Alpsax Summer 2022
Conductor: Johan van der Linden
Soloists: Timothy Roberts, Mariano Garcia


For accommodation during the stay in Kranjska Gora we advise our participants to choose Hotel Kompas, which is our partner. The price in this hotel has been tailored to our needs and is very affordable for the participants of the Alpsax summer school and their companions.

Festival ALPSAX summer - price list for staying at Hotel Kompas

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