Saturday May 25, 2024

Zagreb World Sax Congress


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SaxouDuo Sax’ouDuo is made up of two young spanish saxophonists. Luis Garvía Cabañas and Cristina Sánchez Martínez met in Lyon (France) in 2016, when they became part of saxophone class at the Conservatory of Lyon led by Jean-Denis Michat. After several projects in common and due to the friendship between them, in September 2017, they decided to begin this new adventure and to found Sax’ouDuo. Sax’ouDuo focuses on the contemporary repertoire written for saxophone duo. The main objective of it lies in the composition of new pieces, thanks to direct work with the current composers. Luis Garvía Cabañas began his saxophone studies in the Musical Foundation “Manuel de Falla”. Passionate for his instrument, he performed the professional degree in the CPM "Isaac Albéniz" in Getafe with Mª del Carmen Carrasco. Afterwards, he moved to Madrid, where under the direction of Joaquín Franco he achieved the higher degree at the "Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid", earning the honours diploma. Moreover, he completed his saxophone studies with Eloy Gracia and Miguel Ángel Lorente. He has participated in different masterclass with highly regarded saxophonists such as Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Jean-Yves Formeau, Arno Bornkamp, Christian Wirth, Mariano García, Masataka Hirano, Marco Gerboni, Pedro Pablo Cámara, Antonio Felipe Belijar, Raaf Hekkema and the members of Emsemble Squillante. As soloist, he has played in the Camera Hall of National Auditorium of Music in Madrid with the String Orchestra of Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid (RCSMM) and in the Auditorium 400 of Reina Sofía Museum of Madrid with the Ensemble of Saxophones of RCSMM. 
Cristina Sánchez Martínez began her saxophone studies at the age of six in “La Armónica de San Antonio” windband. She continued her studies, since 2004, at the Professional Conservatory of Music “Mariano Pérez Sánchez” in Requena. Afterwards, between 2010 and 2014, she moved to Castellón to study her higher degree at the Conservatory of Music “Salvador Seguí” under the direction of the professor José Luis Garrido. In the last years, she has participated in different masterclass whith the professors Antonio Salas, Juan Antonio Ramírez, Vicent David, Otis Murphy and Arno Bornkamp. In 2016, she won the first prize at the “I International Saxophone Competition” in Tianjin (China). In adition, since 2013 she plays with “arSonora Saxophone Ensemble” and “Saxmon Saxophone Quartet”.
Luis Garvía Cabañas, saxophone
Cristina Sánchez Martínez, saxophone



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