DUE TO THE EXTENSION OF THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC AND RELATED MEASURES, OUR FESTIVAL FROM MAY 2021 HAS TO BE POSTPONED.
The International Music 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 will take place mostly in the Festival Hall in Bled. As part of the festival, there will be 5 concerts, which will also be streamed live on the Internet. The artistic director of the festival is professor Lev Pupis.
7th Festival AS is being prepared at a time when the situation is unpredictable due to the covid-19 epidemic. The festival will be organized following all planned measures to curb the spread of infections.
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 six years of existence, the festival has hosted renowned saxophonists from Europe, Australia, the USA, Costa Rica, and Japan.
In 2021, the Festival AS will be performed with top Slovenian guests from the field of classical and jazz saxophone. We will host 14 established musicians and educators who will pass on their knowledge to the younger generation and participate in the concerts of the 7th Festival AS. As in the last few years, we will continue to take care of the balance and intertwining of classical and jazz, as the saxophone is a musical instrument that is included in both musical styles.
Due to the limited number of participants, the applicants will be handled on a first-come first-serve basis.
We advise our participants and attendees to choose our partner Hotel Park 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.