6th International Music Festival AS Bled

The AS International Music Festival is a saxophone-themed event addressing a wide audience, amateurs and professionals alike, with a vision of becoming the central event of its type in this part of Europe.

It is duly named after Belgian instrument inventor Adolphe Sax, whose most famous invention is the SAXOPHONE itself.

The AS Festival was first organised in 2014 as a commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the great man’s birth. After 2 renditions on a national scale, the 3rd annual AS Festival, in 2017, outgrew national bounds, as it featured over 250 saxophonists coming from Slovenia, Austria, and Hungary.

The Festival also strives to attract a wider audience, which is why we pay special attention to the diversity of our musical programmes.

The artistic director of the festival is prof. Lev Pupis.

Programme of the festival

FRIDAY, 31 January 2020

20.00 / Festivalna dvorana Bled

Festival OPENING gala

KUG sax sippia saxophone ensemble:
- Gerald Preinfalk, artistic leader
- Ryo Noda, guest soloist

Julian Argüelles TRIO
- Julian Argüelles, saxophone
- Morten Ramsbøl, bass
- Jonatan Sarikoski, drums


SATURADAY, 01 February 2020

12.30 / Festivalna dvorana Bled

Hungry saxes

DUO Judit Varadi, piano, Levente Puskas, saxophone

Saxophone ensemble from Debrecen university
Levente Puskas, artistic leader
Philippe Portojoie, soloist

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ob 20.00 / Festivalna dvorana Bled

After 8 with 8

Milano saxophone quartet
Damiano Grandesso
Stefano Papa
Massimiliano Girardi
Livia Ferrara

KUGjazz saxophone quartet
Heinrich von Kalnein, artistic director
Jaka Arh
Jonathan Herrgesell
Cristina Miguel Martinez
Heinrich von Kalnein

SUNDAY, 02 February 2020

14.00 / Festivalna dvorana Bled

Public enemy
chamber youth concert for a special 'public prize'

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ob 17.30 / Festivalna dvorana Bled

Saxplosion time

Vrhnika music school wind orchestra
Metka Pupis, conductor

Logatec music school wind orchestra
Vid Pupis, conductor

AS international youth saxophone orchestra
Jovana Joka in Tomislav Žužak, orchestra leaders
Gerald Preinfalk, conductor

Guest artists

Julian Arguëlles England
www.julianarguelles.com
Massimiliano Girardi Italy
www.massimilianogirardi.it
Heinrich von Kalnein Austria
www.heinrichvonkalnein.com
KLEMEN KOTAR Slovenia
www.klemenkotar.com
RYO NODA Japan
BIO-Ryo-Noda.pdf
Philippe Portejoie France
BIO-Philippe-Portejoie.pdf
Gerald Preinfalk Austria
www.geraldpreinfalk.com
Judit Varadi & Levente Puskas Hungary
BIO Judit Váradi & Levente Puskás.pdf
KUG SAXOPHONE QUARTET Austria
BIO KUG Saxophone Quartet.pdf
Milano sax quartet Italy
www.milanosaxquartet.it
Saxophone ensemble of University in Debrecen Hungary
Saxophone ensemble of University in Graz - KUG Sax Sippia Austria
SOS Junior Slovenia
www.vincero.si/junior.php

Education

Workshop, Masterclass, Jazz group improvisation, Jazz workshop
Seminars will be open to elementary and secondary music school pupils, undergraduate and master student, as well as graduate saxophonists.

COURSE SELECTION:

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS
Participation fee: 30 EUR per person (30 min)
MENTORS:
- Ryo Noda (JapanP) SOLD OUT!
- Massimiliano Girardi (Italy) SOLD OUT!
- Philippe Portojoie (France) SOLD OUT!
- Gerald Preinfalk (Austria) SOLD OUT!
- Levente Puskas (Hungary) SOLD OUT!
- Julian Argüelles (England), jazz FEW EMPTY SEATS!
- Heinrich von Kalnein (Austria), jazz SOLD OUT!
- Klemen Kotar (Slovenia), jazz SOLD OUT!


CHAMBER MUSIC
Participation fee: 60 EUR per group (60 min)
MENTORS:
- Levente Puskas (Budapest saxophone quartet) SOLD OUT!
- Milano saxophone quartet (ITA) FEW EMPTY SEATS!


SPECIAL COURSE
Participation fee: 120 EUR per person
(3 lectures, jazz talk, performance)

MENTOR:
- Heinrich von Kalnein: jazz sax ensemble SOLD OUT!


GROUP LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
Participation fee: 15 EUR per person (90 min)
MENTORS:
- Julian Argüelles: introduction into an improvisation FEW EMPTY SEATS!
- Ryo Noda: group lesson 'Les oiseaux pour les musiciens' SOLD OUT!
- Philippe Portojoie: la elegance française, what about the french style FEW EMPTY SEATS!


WORKSHOP FOR JAZZ BEGINNERS
Participation fee: 25 EUR per person (120 min)
- Klemen Kotar SOLD OUT!

PASSIVE PARTICIPATION IN ALL SEMINARS:
Participation fee: 50 per person FEW EMPTY SEATS!

Due to the limited number of participants, the applicants will be handled on a first-come first-serve basis.

Payment information:
Participation fee shall be paid to (until January 6. 2020):
Kulturno društvo Sekvoja, Ilirska ulica 16, 1000 Ljubljana
IBAN: SI56 0205 3026 0215 685 / SWIFT: LJBASI2X
Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d., Trg republike 2, 1000 Ljubljana
Purpose of payment: Festival AS 2020, First and last name of participant

The application will be accepted only when the payment is successful.

Proof of payment of the fee should be sent to e-mail: as.festival.bled@gmail.com

Application deadline: January 6. 2020

The organizer does not take any responsibility for underage participants.
Organizers shall not be responsible for any kind of accident or loss of items during the master classes at As festival Bled.

INFO:
E: as.festival.bled@gmail.com

Accommodation

We advise our participants and attendees to choose our partner Hotel Kompas as their temporary residence for their stay in Bled. Their prices have been adjusted to our needs and made very accessible for participants of the AS Festival and their companions.

AS Festival - price list for staying in Hotel Kompas (pdf).

Reservations: tgz@tgz.si

Sponsors and Partners

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