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Lars Mlekusch

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Following his international career as a concert saxophonist, Swiss musician Lars Mlekusch also appears as a conductor in venues such as Musikverein Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Cité de la Musique Strasbourg, Casa da Música Porto, Teatro Nacional de Cuba or the National Concert Hall Taipei and at festivals such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Wien Modern, impuls festival Graz. He works with Ensemble PHACE Vienna, Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba, Ensemble Schallfeld Graz, Cantus Ensemble Zagreb and others. He collaborated with composers such as Georges Aperghis, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Francesco Filidei, Alberto Posadas, Germán Toro-Pérez, Agata Zubel, Simon Steen-Andersen, Klaus Lang, Wolfgang Mitterer, Pierre Jodlowski or Christian Utz and conducted many first performances.
Since 2015 he is professor of saxophone, chamber music and contemporary music at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). From 2005-2017 he was professor of saxophone and chamber music at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien (before Konservatorium Wien University). His students are winners of international competitions and hold professorships at music universities in Austria, Germany or in the USA and are successful as performers.
Lars Mlekusch established himself as a leading concert saxophonists and he performed regularly with the Klangforum Wien and the SWR Orchestra. He recorded for KAIROS, Edition Zeitklang, Label PHACE and several radio stations.
He is regularly invited to teach masterclasses at renowned institutions such as Conservatoire de Paris CNSMD, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Chopin University of Music Warsaw, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi Milano, Royal College of Music London, Beijing Central Conservatory, Northwestern University Chicago, Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory and has also been on the faculties of the European Saxophone University Gap, impuls academy Graz and Arosa Music Academy. He served as a jury member at the major international saxophone competitions and at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition Michigan USA and the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb.
Lars Mlekusch studied saxophone in Basel (Marcus Weiss) and Chicago (Frederick L. Hemke). He studied conducting with Arturo Tamayo and received important advices from Emilio Pomárico. From the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna he holds a MAS in Art Management.
He is a proud Selmer Paris artist.