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BEAUGEAIS KATIA (Australian)




Vandoren Setup

Tenor: Vandoren T20 mouthpiece, traditional reeds no. 3.5
Baritone: Vandoren B35 mouthpiece, traditional reeds no. 4/4.5

Biography

Katia Beaugeais is an award-winning Australian composer and saxophonist living in Sydney. With an innovative and unique repertoire ranging from solo saxophone to full orchestra, Beaugeais’ music has been performed in America, Canada, Croatia, Slovakia, Austria, Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Peru, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.
Beaugeais is also a Selmer Artist. She has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as a casual player, and on ABC Classic FM & 2MBS-FM radio.
At the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, Beaugeais was invited to join a panel of esteemed composers and performers, including William Street and the legendary Jean-Marie Londeix, and interviewed by Boulevard des Productions TV.
 
In 2010, Beaugeais won the prestigious ISCM/IAMIC International Society for Contemporary Music Young Composer Award for her soprano saxophone piece, Sound Box. As one of 80 works selected from more than 700 from 52 countries, her composition was voted best piece by an international judging panel from USA, Sweden, Korea, Venezuela and Belgium.
 
Her music has been featured at the Selmer Saxophone Showrooms in Paris, World Saxophone Congress in Scotland and Strasbourg, Cité de la Musique et de la Danse Strasbourg Conservatoire, 2011 & 2013 Zagreb Biennale in Croatia, Australian Embassy in Zagreb, Cabarita Park Twilight Festival, and premiered by Ensemble Zeitfluss (Austria), New Music Ensemble of the Elly Bašić Music School (Croatia), Sydney Symphony Fellowship players, Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra, Halcyon, Grevillea Ensemble with Yvette Goodchild, and the Queensland & Sydney Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestras.
 
In 2014, Beaugeais composed a new saxophone concerto, Terra Obscura, for the Sydney Conservatorium Centenary Commissioning Project. She performed it herself on soprano and alto saxophone with the Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Chamber Orchestra, and it was broadcast on ABC Classic FM radio.
 
In 2015, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra played Beaugeais’ Manifesto pour la Paix (dedicated to the victims of the Paris attacks) in a composer workshop. Her latest saxophone orchestra piece, First Light at Uluru, composed for Diana Tolmie and the QLD Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra, received world premiere performances at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, the Selmer Saxophone Showrooms in Paris, in joint concert with the Royal Northern College of Music Saxophone Orchestra in England, Brisbane and Sydney. In September 2016, a new version of First Light at Uluru for wind symphony will be premiered by the Sydney Conservatorium Wind Symphony with renowned American conductor, Dr John Lynch, followed by the Adelaide Wind Orchestra.
 
Beaugeais is doing a Doctorate in Composition about the dual role of a composer-performer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is also writing an Education Composer Resource Kit and recording a new saxophone CD featuring her own pieces as well as other Australian composers, to be published by the Australian Music Centre.
Beaugeais teaches composition and chamber music ensembles at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
 
Beaugeais’ website:
http://www.newmusicblock.com/

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