Johannes Thorell

Johannes Thorell (born in 1976) is one of Scandinavia´s leading saxophonists. He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as well as at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and has been taught by saxophonists Leif Jonsson, Christer Johnsson and Arno Bornkamp amongst others.

Johannes Thorell did his soloist debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in 2002 performing the hugely demanding saxophone concerto by Edison Denisov, a performance that was given a rousing reception by both press and audience.

Since then Thorell has received numeral prizes and grants, including a first prize in the Wolfgang Jacobi competition in Munich together with pianist Magnus Sköld and the Rosenborg/Gehrmans grant. He has received major grants from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and was a prizewinner at the Biel/Bienne competition for contemporary music.

Johannes is, together with his colleague Claus Olesen, creator of the Nordic Saxophone Festival. He has also been editor for the Nordic Saxophone Journal and has had his own chamber music series “Örebro Live”.

Thorell frequently tours the world with different programs and ensembles and performs regularly with pianist Magnus Sköld, the Swedish Wind Ensemble and the Nordic Saxophone Quartet.

In 2011 Johannes released his debut CD The forbidden saxophone (dBCD138) together with pianist Magnus Sköld that in 2012 was followed by the CD Far North (dBCD150).

Johannes is since 2012 a Henri Selmer Paris performing artist.

Its
discography

Albums (2)

Far North
2012
The Forbidden Saxophone
2011
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.

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.

Saxophone Accessories
B-flat soprano saxophone S90 mouthpiece

Producing a very direct, homogeneous sound with great flexibility and suppleness, this balanced mouthpiece will meet the needs of both students and professionals alike.

Saxophone Accessories
E-flat alto saxophone Soloist mouthpiece

Directly inspired by the legendary model made during the Fifties, the Soloist embodies all the qualities which originally made it so successful: a rich, easily modulated sound, it remains centred, homogeneous and warm across the spectrum of playing styles.

Saxophone Accessories
B-flat tenor saxophone Soloist mouthpiece

Directly inspired by the legendary model made during the Fifties, the Soloist embodies all the qualities which originally made it so successful: a rich, easily modulated sound, it remains centred, homogeneous and warm across the spectrum of playing styles.

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