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Joshua Hyde

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Joshua Hyde is an Australian saxophonist who has been based in France since 2008, he is Co-Artistic director and saxophonist with the new music ensemble soundinitiative. An active performer of new music he has worked with young composers and established composers from Europe, North and South America, Australia and South-East Asia including Liza Lim, Chris Dench, François Rossé, Samuel Andreyev, Bernard Lee Kah Hong, Tania Lanfer, and Colin Tucker among others.
Joshua has performed as a soloist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the Victorian College of the Arts Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, has guested with ensemble musikFabrik (Cologne) and Orchestra Victoria (Melbourne) and regularly performs in Asia as a soloist and as invited guest with the Singapore based Amigo saxophone quartet. He has had recitals broadcast by ABC Classic FM (Australia) and 3MBS Classically Melbourne. In Europe Joshua works regularly with composers to create and première new music including performances at the Holland Festival, New Music Festival in Darmsdadt (Germany), for the series ‘Musique d’Aujourd’hui sur Scène’ (Paris), and for Nonclassical’s ‘the First Movement’ in Paris.
After completing a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, Joshua continued his studies in France at the Bordeaux Conservatoire where he received the prix de perfectionnement in the classes of saxophone and contemporary chamber music of Marie-Bernadette Charrier. He is continuing his studies with Vincent David in the Classe de Perfectionnement at the Versailles Conservatoire.
He has received numerous prizes and awards including the Weril National Student Award and the Nickson and Willem van Otterloo Travelling Scholarships, in 2010 he was the winner of the 5th International Saxophone Competition in Nantes (France), and in 2011 was awarded the 1st prize and audience prize at the 3rd International Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone competition.