The AS International Music Festival, Bled

The AS International Music Festival is a saxophone-themed event addressing a wide audience, amateurs and professionals alike, with a vision of becoming the central event of its type in this part of Europe.

It is duly named after Belgian instrument inventor Adolphe Sax, whose most famous invention is the SAXOPHONE itself.

The AS Festival was first organised in 2014 as a commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the great man’s birth. After 2 renditions on a national scale, the 3rd annual AS Festival, in 2017, outgrew national bounds, as it featured over 250 saxophonists coming from Slovenia, Austria, and Hungary.

The Festival also strives to attract a wider audience, which is why we pay special attention to the diversity of our musical programmes.

DON'T MISS OUT!

Group lesson: INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISED MUSIC

Professor Julian Argüelles will demonstrate improvised music to participants using his very own method.
The workshop will take place on Saturday January 26, 2019 from 10:45 until 12:15.

If you wish to sign up, contact us at: as.festival.bled@gmail.com.

The price and location of the workshop will be known after January 15, 2019 (last date when it is possible to sign up).
The total price/final price will depend on the number of applications we receive, but will not excede 20 EUR.

PROGRAMME OF THE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, 25 January 2019

20.00
Bled Festival Hall

OPENING CONCERT “from 1 to 6”
Jean-Denis Michat ((France)
Damiano Grandesso (Italy)
Tilia trio (Czech Republic): Kateřina Pavlíková, Magdalena Probstová, Anna Kurzová
Papandopulo kvartet (Croatia): Nikola Fabijanić, Gordan Tudor, Goran Jurković, Tomislav Žužak

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22.00
Hotel Rikli Balance Bled

GET TOGETHER PARTY

SATURADAY, 26 January 2019

14.00
Bled Festival Hall

YOUTH CONCERT '12 to 25' (years old)
international magazin of chamber groups for the AS award (awarded by the public)

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20.00
Bled Festival Hall

EVENING CONCERT “from 6 to 12”
Jean Denis Michat (France)
Damiano Grandesso (Italy)
Saxplode (Slovenia): Valeria Kučan, Matevž Zupančič, Sandra Rijavec, Jurij Bregar, Marko Petek, Tadej Pance, Brina Kren; guest: Miha Meglič, el. guitar
Saxorchester Tulln-Wagram, conductor: Markus Holzer (Avstrija)


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22.00
Hotel Rikli Balance Bled

BIG BAND NIGHT
Big Band Grosuplje, conductor: Klemen Kotar (Slovenia), guests: Julian Arguëlles, saxophone (England) and Peter Savizon, voice (England)

SUNDAY, 27 January 2019

14.00
Bled Festival Hall

YOUTH CONCERT '12 to 25' (years old)
international magazin of chamber groups for the AS award (awarded by the public)

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17.00
Bled Festival Hall

SAXPLOSION TIME “Made in Slovenia”
SOSjunior prep group, mentor: Weronika Partyka
4sax: Enja Golob, Lucija Enya Jordaki, Vid Verdinek, Nejc Zavratnik
SOS Junior saxophone orchestra, conductor: Miro Saje

Guest artists

Julian Arguëlles England
www.julianarguelles.com
DAMIANO GRANDESSO Italy
www.damianograndesso.it/
MARKUS HOLZER Austria
www.markusholzer.at
KLEMEN KOTAR Slovenia
www.klemenkotar.com
Jean-Denis Michat France
www.jdmichat.com
Kateřina Pavlíková Czech Republic
www.katerinapavlikova.cz
Goran Tudor Croatia
Tomislav Žužak Croatia
Big Band Grosuplje Slovenia
www.bigband-grosuplje.com
Papandopulo kvartet Croatia
www.papandopulo.com
Saxophone Orchestra Tulln-Wagram Austria
Saxplode Slovenia
www.vincero.si/saxplode.php
SOS Junior Slovenia
www.vincero.si/junior.php
Tilia trio Czech Republic
www.tiliatrio.cz

EDUCATION

Workshop, Masterclass, Jazz group improvisation, Jazz workshop
Seminars will be open to elementary and secondary music school pupils, undergraduate and master student, as well as graduate saxophonists.

DON'T MISS OUT!

Group lesson: INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISED MUSIC

Professor Julian Argüelles will demonstrate improvised music to participants using his very own method.
The workshop will take place on Saturday January 26, 2019 from 10:45 until 12:15.

If you wish to sign up, contact us at: as.festival.bled@gmail.com.

The price and location of the workshop will be known after January 15, 2019 (last date when it is possible to sign up).
The total price/final price will depend on the number of applications we receive, but will not excede 20 EUR.

COURSE SELECTION:

WORKSHOP FOR PUPILS (individual lessons)
Participation fee 30 EUR per person (30 min)
Mentors:
- Markus Holzer (Austria) SOLD OUT!
- Goran Jurković (Croatia)
- Kateřina Pavlíková (Czech Republic)
- Tomislav Žužak (Croatia) SOLD OUT!


MASTERCLASS FOR STUDENTS (individual lessons)
Participation fee 45 EUR per person (45 min)
Mentors:
- Damiano Grandesso (Italy) SOLD OUT!
- Jean-Denis Michat (France) SOLD OUT!
- Gordan Tudor (Croatia) SOLD OUT!
- Tomislav Žužak (Croatia)SOLD OUT!


JAZZ WORKSHOP (individual lessons)
Participation fee 30 EUR per person (30 min)
or 45 EUR per person (45 min)

Mentors:
- Julian Arguëlles (England)


JAZZ IMPROVISATION FOR BEGINNERS (group lessons)
Participation fee 25 EUR per person (60 min)
Mentors:
- Klemen Kotar (Slovenia)
*groups will be formed after the closing date of registration


PASSIVE PARTICIPATION AT ALL SEMINARS
Participation fee 50 EUR per person

Due to the limited number of participants, the applicants will be handled on a first-come first-serve basis.

Payment information:
Participation fee shall be paid to (until January 21. 2019):
Kulturno društvo Sekvoja, Ilirska ulica 16, 1000 Ljubljana
IBAN: SI56 0205 3026 0215 685 / SWIFT: LJBASI2X
Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d., Trg republike 2, 1000 Ljubljana
Purpose of payment: Festival AS 2019, First and last name of participant

The application will be accepted only when the payment is successful.

Proof of payment of the fee should be sent to e-mail: as.festival.bled@gmail.com

Application deadline: January 15. 2019

The organizer does not take any responsibility for underage participants.
Organizers shall not be responsible for any kind of accident or loss of items during the master classes at As festival Bled.

INFO:
E: as.festival.bled@gmail.com

ACCOMMODATION

We advise our participants and attendees to choose our partner Hotel Savica 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.

AS Festival - price list for staying in Hotel Savica (pdf).

Reservations: tgz@tgz.si

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