Antonio Felipe
Belijar

Antonio Felipe Belijar (Madrid 1978) began his musical studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, concluding his career with the Honour Prize in Saxophone.     

He was awarded with several prizes, among others:

  • First Prize at the 2nd  International Competition for Young Soloists category B- (under 19 years old), celebrated in Alicante in 1995.
  • First Prize and Special Prize at the 3rd International Competition for Young Soloists (up to the ageof 25), in 1996.
  • Second Prize at the 4th International Competition “Villa de SanJuan”(age limit 30 years) moreover, obtaining Special Prize ( for best saxophonist below 20) too.
  • First Prize at the 1st Saxophone Competition“Villa de Benidorm”, celebrated in 1999.
  • First Prize at the 14th  Music Competition “Pacem in Terris” (2001), in Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Third Prize and Prix de la Province de Liegè at the 3rd International Competition Adolphe Sax (2002), celebrated in Dinant (Belgium). Second Prize at the 4th International Competition Adolphe Sax (2006), celebrated in Dinant (Belgium).
  • First Prize at the 1st Yamaha International Competition for Saxophone Quartet with Octavia saxophone quartet.
  • Second Prize at  “Pedro Bote” Chamber Music Competition (2009) with Octavia saxophone quartet.
  • First Prize at “9th Mirabent I Magrans” chamber music competition (2011) with Octavia saxophone quartet.

He has played solo concerts with orchestra in Spain, Germany, Italy, USA, Portugal and Belgium. He has performed with orchestras like Radio Televisión Española (ORTVE), Orquesta de Cámara Andrés Segovia, Comunidad de Madrid and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchester, with the conductors David Shallon, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Donald Runnicles and Christoph Eschenbach.

In 2005 he collaborated with Karlheinz Stockhausen for the recording of Knabenduett, together with Julien Petit.(cd n. 78 ed. Stockhausen).

Selmer Paris chose him for its “1er Tremplin Jeunes 2002-2003”.

Deeply interested in violin repertoire he also dedicates himself to transcribe and play with the saxophone important compositions for this instrument. His transcriptions are always caracterized by a high fidelity to the original, even when the performance requires some confidence with the altissimo register.

He is member and musical director of Sax Antiqua, a saxophone group specialized in Ancient  Music repertoire.

He has being teacher at Francisco de Vitoria University and at MUSIKENE (High Conservatory of Pais Vasco). Nowadays he is saxophone teacher at Castilla-La Mancha High Conservatory of Music.

Instruments
played
Soprano Saxophone
Series III soprano

The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.

The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.

Alto Saxophone
Series III alto

The 'Series III' Alto is no doubt the most performing of our catalogue. It is a very accurate model in terms of tuning and emission. It offers a great richness of tone.

Alto Saxophone
Axos Alto

The Axos saxophone is our professional range entry level. It bears the acoustic qualities common to all our models. Like its predecessors, it is manufactured in our factory. It is characterized by a rich tone and easy blowing making it accessible to a larger public.

Tenor Saxophone
Series III Tenor

The 'Series III' Tenor has marked, when released in 1997, an actual revival of the great playing flexibility of the old models. This gives it an ease of playing very much appreciated by saxophonists of all levels.

Baritone Saxophone
Super Action 80 Series II Baritone

The 'Super Action 80 Series II' baritone offers excellent consistency of sound over the whole register, without break-up between low and high notes.

It develops a particularly warm and mellow tone, thus sublimating the features characteristic to this instrument.

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