Bruce Ronkin


Bruce Ronkin a choisi d'interpréter:
Bruce Ronkin has chosen to perform:

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[EWI et saxophone alto / EWI and alto saxophone]

avec la collaboration de:

with the participation of:

Kenneth Radnovsky, saxophone alto / alto saxophone

*Création / World premiere

Bruce Ronkin is an Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Northeastern University. He has previously taught at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and Glassboro State College in New Jersey. Dr. Ronkin earned the Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music, the Master of Music degree at Indiana University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland. He has studied saxophone with Reginald Jackson, William Osseck, Ramon Ricker, and Eugene Rousseau.

Dr. Ronkin has become widely known as a pioneering specialist on the Wind Synthesizer, an electronic wind instrument. He was recently elected President of the International Wind Synthesis Association. Ronkin has extensive experience as a solo artist and as an ensemble performer. Recent appearances include the Schomburg Center in New York City, the New England Conservatory, Dartmouth College, the University of Florida, Shenandoah University, West Virginia University, the University of Georgia, the 1998 biennial conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the Tenth World Saxophone Congress in Pésaro, Italy, and the Etats Généraux Mondiaux du Saxophone in Angers, France.

Bruce Ronkin has published articles in the Saxophone Symposium and the Saxophone Journal. He is the editor of Jean-Marie Londeix's 150 Years of Music For Saxophone, an encyclopedia of saxophone repertoire. Ronkin's two-volume work, The Orchestral Saxophonist, co-authored with Robert Frascotti, is a required text at universities and conservatories throughout the world. His current research project is the editing and publishing of the early music for saxophone and piano originally published by Adolphe Sax during the 1850s and 1860s.

Kenneth Radnofsky has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras and ensembles throughout the world, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, Boston Pops, Pittsburgh Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Taiwan Symphony, and Marlboro Festival. He has commisioned or premiered the major saxophone works of Gunther Schuller, David Amram, Milton Babbitt, Donald Martino, Ezra Sims, Larry Bell, and John Harbison.

A native of Texas, Kenneth Radnofsky lives in Boston, where he is the professor of saxophone at the New England Conservatory. His teachers included Joseph Allard, Jeffrey Lerner, Terry Anderson, and Duncan Hale. Radnofsky's editions of the music commissioned by Elise Hall, including the Debussy Rapsodie, are currently being prepared by Southern Music Company.

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