Moscow International Competition
of Saxophone Players саксотон
23–27 March 2020

I welcome the organizers, participants and guests of the Сompetition!
I wish inspiration and creative discoveries and the brightest impressions on communication with the beautiful art for the guests of this festival of music!
The contest is a creative competition of young musicians, it is an opportunity to rise above the everyday hustle and bustle, to become a little more joyful and inspired. And as well-known, for the victory are important not only skill and hard work, but also a huge belief in your own strength.
I hope that this event will become a significant stage in the creative biography of its participants, and the experience gained will allow young performers to conquer new professional heights. I sincerely wish you inexhaustible energy, great success and new creative victories!

Igor Butman, russian saxophonist and special guest of the Festival
In order to participate in the Competition, fill in the Application form
Winner of the international Competition of saxophonists named after Adolf Sax, Sergey Kolesov is an artist-representative of Yamaha (Japan), D'Addario (USA). Graduate of RAM Gnessin class of Margarita Shaposhnikova, Professor, People's Artist of Russia, Sergey Kolesov is also the winner of a number of major International chamber music competitions: in Italy (International Chamber Music Competition "Salieri-Zinetti"), Verona, in Germany (European Chamber Music Competition), Karlsruhe, in a duet with Elena Grinevich (piano). He is also a special prize winner of the International saxophonist competition "Saxiana" in Paris (France).
Sergey Kolesov

Sergey Govorov
Artist of Yamaha. Bright saxophonist-virtuoso, winner of international competitions, performer of academic, folk, jazz and pop music. He was the first Russian saxophonist to take part in the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The musician performed with various musical projects in Russia and abroad (Italy, France, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, China, USA). Author of music tutorials & textbooks, music editions and scientific articles. Member of the Eurasian Association of saxophonists.
Andrey Valov
Russian clarinetist and teacher, soloist of the Bolshoi theatre stage orchestra (1982-2002), Methodist Of the Moscow Department of culture (2006), Honored Cultural Worker of the Russian Federation (2011).
Saxophonist Jonathan Rautiola is today considered one of the most famous young Finnish soloists. He is a bright representative of a new generation of Northern European musicians who play classical wind instruments.
Jonathan Rautiola is the only wind instrumentalist to have won the Finland National Radio Young Soloist Competition. Among his numerous awards in international competitions there are first prizes at the competition of soloists "Nordic Wind" and the international competition of saxophonists in Nova Gorica (Slovenia), as well as prizes at the International Competition of Performers on Wind Instruments "Aeolus" and the International Competition of Saxophonists. Jonathan Rautiola is an artist of D'Addario company.
Jonathan Rautiola
Alexey Volkov
Alexey Volkov is Honored artist of the Russian Federation, one of the leading teachers of the national saxophone school, the soloist of Bolshoi theatre orchestra of Russia, Head of the Department of "Orchestral wind and percussion instruments" of the State Musical Pedagogical Institute named after M.M. Ippolitov-Ivanov. Alexey Volkov is known in Russia as an unmatched soloist in the field of modern academic music, the first performer of works by such composers as Andrey Eshpai, Efrem Podgaits, Mikhail Bronner, Edison Denisov, Alexander Vustin, Yuri Kasparov.
draw, rehearsals, opening of the Competition
competitive auditions of the participants of the I round
competitive auditions of participants of the II round
master classes of the Jury members
closing of the Competition, awarding of winners, performance of Jury members and participants of the Competition
2 rounds,
3 age groups:
up to 13 years
14-17 years old
18-26 years old

2 rounds,
no age restrictions
2 rounds,
no age restrictions
Atelier Vel
Yamaha saxophones are popular all over the world. Due to the high quality, these instruments have gained a lot of fans among both professional and novice musicians.
The history of the canes D'Addario began in 1928 thanks to Joseph Rico, who sent to Los Angeles to his nephew Frank De Michel, clarinetist from the Studio of Walt Disney, the best cane from the South of France.
Music Atelier Vel is a team of professional masters in repair of saxophones, flutes and clarinets. Studio has several international certificates from leading manufacturers, and is the official warranty Service Center of Yamaha in Russia. Studio "Vel" is the official dealer of the most internationally recognized brands associated with woodwinds.
Alexander Kompaneets — Producer of the Competition.

Moscow, Bolshoi Mogiltsevsky pereulok., 4-6
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