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Barry Cockcroft

Barry Cockcroft is regarded as one of Australia’s finest saxophonists and his innovative compositions can be heard throughout the world. He has performed with various Australian orchestras and has been a regular guest with the Malaysian Philharmonic. Since 2000, he has collaborated with Perth pianist Adam Pinto in Rompduo, performing concerts across Australian and abroad. Barry has appeared at major events including the Melbourne Festival, the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, the Brisbane Festival and international saxophone events in Australia, Italy, Spain, Canada & Thailand. In 2011 Barry will perform at the British Saxophone Congress, the Tutti Festival in Beijing and as soloist with the United States Navy Band. Barry studied in Australia with Peter Clinch for 5 years and for 2 years in Bordeaux France with saxophonists Jacques Net, Marie-Bernadette Charrier and Jean-Marie Londeix. He has given masterclasses and performances at major universities and music schools across Australia. A keen supporter of developing musicians, Barry has written several pedagogical books that continue to guide the development of thousands of young musicians each year. Barry has over 120 publications all of which are released by Reed Music. He has acted as a repertoire consultant for Australian music and is a member of the International Saxophone Committee, supporting the triennial World Saxophone Congress. Captivating, quirkily humorous and technically demanding, Barry’s compositions have been adopted into mainstream saxophone literature. His music integrates contemporary saxophone techniques into well-known genres, structures and rhythms. The combination of familiar sounds with new ideas has allowed wider audiences to enjoy and understand his music. Barry’s tireless mission has been to encourage other musicians to perform new music. Since 1995, Barry’s close association with over 90 composers has led to the publication of more than 1,000 new works. Barry has also encouraged composers writing the most advanced concert music for the saxophone to remember the developing players who require a stimulating and original repertoire of their own. An enthusiastic traveller, Barry has visited over 60 countries and continues to compose and perform.

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Track title : Ku Ku
solo soprano saxophone
1997