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Melba Hall
1:45pm - 2:45pm, Saturday 28 July, 2018


Internationally renowned saxophonist and pedagogue Philippe Geiss will be running a masterclass at the Melbourne International Saxophone Festival, held on the 28th and 29th of July. This is the perfect opportunity for tertiary level students to workshop one piece and receive invaluable feedback. Three students will be chosen to perform in the masterclass. Positions will be confirmed by 5pm, Monday 9 July.

Applications to perform in this masterclass can be sent to

Please include the following information: Piece, Composer, Duration, and if you require accompanist

A musician of international fame, Philippe Geiss gives concerts and master classes all over the world. Exceling in very diverse disciplines, he has mastered a repertoire that extends from classical to improvised music. He has been awarded prizes for Best Music for Drama at
the Festival d’Avignon and the Académie du disque français, as well as the Music Prize of the Académie Rhénane. Besides his performance skills, he is also in great demand as a composer, with a catalogue ranging from solo to symphonic repertoire and published by Billaudot, Robert Martin and Leduc. He is Professor at the Strasbourg Conservatory and the Strasbourg Superior Music Academy / Haute École des Arts du Rhin, as well as a Guest Professor at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Tokyo and a member of the scientific committee of LabEx-GREAM at Strasbourg University. Philippe Geiss is Vice-President of the International Saxophone Committee, in which role he masterminded the artistic direction of SaxOpen – the 17th Congress and World Festival of the Saxophone – in Strasbourg in 2015.
Philippe Geiss is a Selmer & D’Addario artist.