8th International Festival AS Bled

8. - 11. FEBRUARY 2024

The International Festival AS is an event that is open to all saxophone fans and has become the central event of its kind in Slovenia, and is also gaining more and more international acclaim. It is intended for young musicians who want to deepen their knowledge of playing and performing the instrument, and of course for a wider, concert audience. During the three days of the festival, we offer top classical and jazz concerts, workshops, masterclasses, educational content for pedagogies, and a music fair with renowned producers.

The Festival AS is named after the Belgian inventor of musical instruments Adolph Sax, whose most famous invention is the saxophone. The festival was first held in 2014 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of this great man. In its eight years of existence, the festival has hosted renowned saxophonists from Europe, Australia, the USA, Costa Rica, and Japan.

In addition to the possibility of individual lessons and chamber music lessons, you will be able to participate in interesting workshops and play in the ADA International Saxophone Orchestra

Programme of the festival

THURSDAY, February 8, 2024
- music fair
- individual lessons
- rehearsal of the International youth orchestra ADA

20.00
Festival Hall Bled
Opening concert: SOS youth saxophone orchestra
soloists: Arno Bornkamp, Nicolas Prost, Gerald Preinfalk, Jure Pukl and kvartet ADA

Free tickets are available on the Festival Hall website here, at the Tourist Association Bled office, and one hour before the event at the Festival Hall box office.

FRIDAY, February 9, 2024
- music fair
- individual lessons
- rehearsal of the International youth orchestra ADA
- chamber music lessons
- Soundpainting workshop

at 20:30
Festival Hall Bled
SPECTRUM SAX QUARTET feat. GERALD PREINFALK
Free tickets are available on the Festival Hall website here, at the Tourist Association Bled office, and one hour before the event at the Festival Hall box office.

SATURDAY, February 10, 2024
- music fair
- individual lessons
- rehearsal of the International youth orchestra ADA
- chamber music lessons
- Soundpainting workshop
- workshop FIX and PLAY

at 20:30
Festival Hall Bled
Concert of mentors: ARTIST GALA
Free tickets are available on the Festival Hall website here, at the Tourist Association Bled office, and one hour before the event at the Festival Hall box office.

SUNDAY, February 11, 2024
- music fair
- individual lessons
- chamber music lessons
- workshop FIX and PLAY

at 18:00
Festival Hall Bled
Concert: International youth orchestra ADA, conductors: Gerald Preinfalk and Stephanie Schoiswohl, soloist: Iren Seleljo
Free tickets are available on the Festival Hall website here, at the Tourist Association Bled office, and one hour before the event at the Festival Hall box office.

Education

Seminars will be open to amateur musicians, elementary and secondary music school pupils, undergraduate and master student, as well as graduate saxophonists.

COURSE SELECTION:


INDIVIDUAL LESSONS:
Participation fee: 40 EUR per person (30 min)
MENTORS:
- Arno Bornkamp
- Nicolas Prost
- Stephanie Schoiswohl
- Tomislav Žužak
- Domen Koren


CHAMBER MUSIC LESSONS:
Participation fee: 100 EUR per group (90 min)
MENTORS:
- Spectrum saxophone quartet


GROUP WORKSHOPS: Soundpainting
Participation fee: 30 EUR per person(2x60 min)
MENTOR:
- Diego Garcia Pliego

GROUP WORKSHOPS: FIX and PLAY
Participation fee: 15 EUR per person(60 min)
MENTOR:
- Roberto Buttus

Program A - SOLO:
is intended for everyone who wants to have individual lessons with selected professionals. An individual can register for a maximum of 5 individual lessons. The price of program A depends on the number of selected lessons. In case of bookin 5 lessons, the participant will receive a 10% discount on all selected lessons.

Program B - ORCHESTRA:
is intended for everyone who will participate in the ADA International Saxophone Orchestra - members of the ADA orchestra who have participated in the orchestra at least once, students of secondary music schools and students of music academies can participate. The price of program B is 100€ for the participant. In addition to participating in the orchestra, the participant of this program can also play for free in one of the chamber groups of the ADA orchestra and perform at the closing concert of the AS festival.

Program C - SOLO AND ORCHESTRA:
is intended for everyone who will participate in the ADA international saxophone orchestra, play in chamber group and wants to have 3 individual lessons with selected professors. Members of the ADA orchestra who have participated in the orchestra at least once, students of secondary music schools and students of music academies can participate The price of program C is 200€ for the participant.

Members of Cultural Society Sekvoja have 15% of discount on the selected program.

Registrations for are closed .

The organizer does not take responsibility for minor participants.

INFORMATION:
as.festival.bled@gmail.com

Accommodation

This time, our participants will be able to stay at Hotel Astoria Bled at promotional prices. Bed and breakfast in a single room costs €92/night.
Bed and breakfast in a double room is €57/night/person

Partners and Sponsors

INFORMATION:

For all information regarding 8th International Music Festival AS Bled please write at: as.festival.bled@gmail.com