As the proud sponsor of the new Birmingham Conservatoire, Saxtet Publications Saxophone Prize we are pleased to announce Paul McEachran as the 2007 winner and Charlie Portas as the runner up.
All four finalists (including Rebecca Price and Jennifer Peglar) competed for the prize on Tuesday 23rd January in the Conservatoire Recital Hall.
The participants had to play a piece of their own choice along with the set piece, Where Spirits and Demons Dance by Nigel Wood. This arrangement for Bb or Eb saxophone and piano has recently been published and is now available from our on-line catalogue.
The competition is a new event which will take place annually, allowing the participants a chance to hear and perform some of the music published by Saxtet Publications. In addition to the educational opportunity offered, the competition also allows for an important link with the Saxophone Department of Birmingham Conservatoire.