Kenneth Tse


Annulé / Cancelled

Kenneth Tse a choisi d'interpréter:
Kenneth Tse has chosen to perform:

Jindrich Feld

Concerto for Saxophones (Alto, Soprano, and Tenor)

avec la collaboration de:
with the participation of:
n/d-n/a, piano
Upon his 1996 Carnegie Hall debut The New York Times heralded Kenneth Tse as "a young virtuoso." The Herald Times described his playing as "virtuosic brilliance" with a "beauteous, ever-so-smooth voice." An audience member called his tone "the most soothing and beautiful sound I've ever heard."

Primarily self-taught as a youth, Kenneth Tse performed throughout Asia with the Asian Youth Orchestra under the direction of Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Samuel Wong, and Alexander Schneider. He has appeared as a soloist with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the Indiana University Wind Ensemble. As a recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship, Tse began his studies with Eugene Rousseau at the Indiana University and became the youngest winner of the Saxophone Concerto Competition. He also received the Marcel Mule Scholarship, IU Travel Grant Scholarship, and Music Performance Trust Funds Scholarship, which enabled him to perform in Europe and Asia.

Tse's Japan debut of 1997 included recitals at the Tokyo College of Music, Ginza Yamaha Hall, Kunitachi School of Music, and Showa College of Music, where he gave the Japan Premier of Maslanka's Sonata. As the classical saxophone capital of Asia, Japan welcomed Tse as a young musician with the maturity of a seasoned virtuoso. Professor Hattori of Shobi Conservatoire who remarked, "Unbelievable!" has actively sponsored other performances for him in Japan.

Tse's [cheh] debut recording on Crystal Records includes works by Bernstein, Heiden, the premier recording of Feld's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano and Morosco's Blue Caprice, among others. His second recording, "Sonate", a collection of sonatas written by Maslanka, Worley, Rueff, and Saint-Saens (oboe sonata played on soprano saxophone) is released on RIAX Records, and has received high remarks from the composers Rueff and Maslanka.

As a Yamaha Performing Artist/Clinician, and a former Associate Instructor of Saxophone at Indiana University, Tse is an active performer and a clinician at the collegiate level. His performance of Bernhard Heiden's Fantasia Concertante at the College Band Directors National Association Convention received exceptional reviews. At the North American Saxophone Alliance's 1998 convention, Tse presented a lecture/recital on the music of Jindrich Feld, whose compositions have become his specialty. Elsewhere in the United States, he has performed as a guest artist at the University of Iowa, University of Louisville, Simpson College, and University of Missouri.

Tse is a graduate of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Indiana University (BM and MM). He was the first saxophonist to receive the Artist Diploma at the Indiana University School of Music. In 1998 Tse was selected by Outstanding Young Americans as an "Outstanding Young Man of America."

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