In March 2023, the Slovenian Youth Saxophone Orchestra SOS went in Paris on its farthest and at the same time most important tour to date. Professor Nicolas Prost, the selector of the day-long event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Professor Daniel Deffayet, who in his time was the leading saxophonist of the famous French saxophone school and a long-time professor at the Paris Conservatory of Music, recognized our quality and invited us!

Homagge a Deffayet took place on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Regional Conservatory of Paris on Rue de Madrid. At this Conservatory the most famous saxophonist of the 20th century, Professor Marcel Mule and later his student Daniel Deffayet, taught during the golden age of the saxophone.

The SOS Orchestra is the first of its kind that had the oportunity in the cradle of the saxophone to present the Slovenian Saxophone School, which is increasingly appreciated in the world. In addition, with our presence and appearance, we also demonstrated our own vision and »know-how« of work with young people, who has been doing so well for a decade. Our work also receives international and recognition from leading experts from around the world.

With our excellent performance, we received a lot of APPROVAL and at the same time the AMAZEMENT from the French professional saxophone public and others present. You can see some highlights in the photos below.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the donors and partners of the SOS Orchestra for their support and trust. We also invite everyone who would like to support our work at the SOS Orchestra to join us.

For additional information regarding projects and donations, we invite you to contact us at:

Contributions can be transfered to:
Kulturno društvo Sekvoja, Ilirska ulica 16, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
VAT: 88555712
Bank account: SI56 0205 3026 0215 685
or simply scan the code for payment in the online bank.

Sponsors for our trip to Paris are:

Občina Postojna

NEK d.o.o.

Selmer Paris

Pro Fin d.o.o.

Sequoia Saxophones

Pediatrija Mojca Švab Zavratnik

Kostak d.d.

Aristotel, zdravstveni center d.o.o.

Kulturno društvo Sekvoja

Glasbena šola Vrhnika

Čompa d.o.o.