International Saxophone Week 2024

25-29 March, 2024

From March 25 to 29, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam will once again host the International Saxophone Week. As special guests of this edition we welcome Nicolas Arsenijevic, Connie Frigo, Thomas Barthelemy and Miguel Angel Lorente, who will give workshops, masterclasses and recitals throughout the week. Additionally, we weclome a numver of students of the Spanish conservatoire Musikene. The week will conclude with a lunch concert in the Muziekgebouw by CvA Sax and CvA Percussion, featuring soloist Arno Bornkamp.

Click here to download the programme. 


Saturday 23 March cancelled!

The concerts on this day have been cancelled. 

Monday 25 March
  • 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00h Room 5.41
    masterclass by Nicolas Arsenijevic
  • 10.00-12.00h Sweelinckzaal
    workshop by Thomas Barthelemy
Tuesday 26 March
  • 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00h Room 5.41
    masterclass by Connie Frigo
  • 16.00-17.00h Room 6.34
    workshop by Nicolas Arsenijevic
  • 18.00-20.00h Sweelinckzaal
    workshop by Miguel Angel Lorente
  • 21.00h Sweelinckzaal
    recital by Nicolas Arsenijevic, saxophone, and Tjako van Schie
    works by Schumann, Debussy, Caplet, Lauba, Doulcet and Horvath 
Wednesday 27 March
  • 9.00-17.00h Room 5.41
    masterclass by Arno Bornkamp with Musikene students (Spanish conservatoire)
  • 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00h Room 5.36
    masterclass by Nicolas Arsenijevic  
  • 20.00h Sweelinckzaal
    recital by Connie Frigo, saxophone, and Tobias Borsboom, piano; special guest: Joseph Moruzzi, saxophone
    My Musical Story Since Amsterdam: works by Ter Veldhuis, Love, Piazzolla, and others
  • 21.00h Sweelinckzaal
    recital by Musikene students: Sonia Martín, Juan Pérez, Olivier Massé, Nicolás Arranz, Leire Martín, Pablo Mira, María Sanz, Diego Levices, Claudia Carballo and Xurxo Morales 
    works by Berlioz, Bord, Dvorák, Gubaidulina, Borodin, Monniot and Turina
Thursday 28 March
  • 10.00-13.00 and14.00-17.00h Room 5.41
    masterclass by Connie Frigo 
  • 17.15h Bernard Haitinkzaal
    lecture by Connie Frigo 
    'Athens Hip Hop Harmonic!’, about founding artistic and humanistic projects 
  • 20.30h Bernard Haitinkzaal
    CvA Sax and CvA Percussion try-out
Friday 29 March
  • 12.30h Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
    CvA-Sax meets CvA-Percussion! 
    with Arno Bornkamp, alto saxophone; Dokwerk Saxophone Quartet; Youngjae Kim, piano; Chi-Chun Chen, conductor
    works by Heussenstamm, Gubaidulina, Peterson and others