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Philippe Geiss

A musician of international fame, Philippe Geiss gives concerts and master classes all over the world. Exceling in very diverse disciplines, he has mastered a repertoire that extends from classical to improvised music.

Philippe Geiss performs mainly with the pianist Marija Aupy with whom he forms Duo Ostinato and also performs with Jean-François Zygel, the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra or Jerry Bergonzi. He plays the whole range of saxophones from sopranino to bass saxophone.

He has been awarded prizes for Best Music for Drama at the Festival d’Avignon and the Académie du disque français, as well as the Music Prize of the Académie Rhénane. Besides his performance skills, he is also in great demand as a composer, with a catalogue ranging from solo to symphonic repertoire and published by Billaudot, Robert Martin and Leduc.

He is Professor at the Strasbourg Conservatory and the Strasbourg Superior Music Academy / Haute École des Arts du Rhin, as well as a Guest Professor at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Tokyo and a member of the scientific committee of LabEx-GREAM at Strasbourg University.

Philippe Geiss is Vice-President of the International Saxophone Committee, in which role he masterminded the artistic direction of SaxOpen – the 17th Congress and World Festival of the Saxophone – in Strasbourg in 2015.

His album Galaxsax published by Nomadmusic is dedicated to his friend astronaut Thomas Pesquet and brings together a galaxy of prestigious guests like Vincent David, Marija Aupy, Lars Mlekusch, Branford Marsalis, Barry Cockcroft, or the US Navy Band.


Albums (1)

Sopranino Saxophone
Super Action 80 Series II sopranino saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Supreme alto

After 100 years of innovation, design, and manufacturing of the saxophone, Henri SELMER Paris redefines the modern identity of the alto saxophone with the Supreme.

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.

Saxophone Accessories
E-flat alto saxophone Claude Delangle mouthpiece

This pioneering bi-material mouthpiece with its unique acoustic and sound properties testifies to Henri SELMER Paris’ evergrowing desire to improve its products. The golden metal ring lines the entire bore and allows for a denser, fuller sound with increased projection. The acoustic performance of this new alto saxophone mouthpiece signed “Claude Delangle” will charm saxophone players and audience members alike.

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United saxophones #4: The Diastema Quartet on a creation by Philippe Geiss
For the last episode of the series, we present a major work from the repertoire: United colors of saxophones, by Philippe Geiss. A piece performed by the Diastema Quartet and the Orchestre d'Harmonie de la Région Centre (OHRC) and recorded in 2009.
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ISSA 2020 online, new saxophone academy
Faced with the global health crisis and the cancellation of many summer academies, professional musicians from around the world have joined forces to offer an online Saxophone Academy in July and August 2020.
Supreme Alto Saxophone, the new era
After 100 years of innovation, design, and manufacturing of the saxophone, Henri SELMER Paris redefines the modern identity of the alto saxophone with the SUPREME. The creation of the Supreme embodies the culmination of centuries of expertise, combined with a perfectly mastered manufacturing process that lives up to the ambitions of the SELMER company.
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Andorra Sax Fest, 1-8 april 2023
As one of the most important saxophone festivals in the world, the Andorra Sax Fest thrills Andorra every year with concerts, competitions and workshops with the greatest.
Outings and event
[Report] Pedagogical Meetings for the Saxophone 2022
On September 30th, the event gathered more than one hundred French-speaking teachers, from all regions, all sizes of structures, and all musical genres. On the program: concerts and discussions on online teaching, the use of effect pedals, the repertoire, the various courses, the feminization of the saxophone, the ASAX…
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