|Jonathan Radford||Alto and Tenor Saxophone|
At the age of 13, Jonathan Radford entered Chetham's School of Music where he continued his academic education alongside his musical studies, and aged 17 he became a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music with distinction in saxophone music performance. He is currently studying the classical saxophone repertoire in France at the Conservatoire de Versailles, (Paris) under Professor Vincent David.
Jonathan has performed and competed successfully throughout Europe supported by The Musicians' Benevolent Fund, EMI Sound Foundation, Awards for Young Musicians, Graucob Music and he has also been in receipt of an Education Bursary from BBC Performing Arts Fund. He has performed at venues throughout France as a soloist and ensemble member with the Versailles Conservatoire.
He is a passionate promoter of the saxophones classical repertoire and aspires to help raise the public perception of the saxophone as a classical instrument.
Laberinto III - David Soley
Laberinto III by Panamanian composer David Soley (b.1962) considers the effect of time, grace notes placed in front of or after notes are played as fast as possible giving the impression of a temporal shift. The piece in five continuous sections contrasts fast brutal ideas with more poetic ones.
Lied - Luciano Berio
Berio (1925-2003) originally composed Lied for solo clarinet in 1983. It's title surely refers to the nineteenth century tradition of German arts song, Berio seems to suggest that Lied searches for a language where there are no words, occupying a place somewhere between poetry and music.
Jungle - Christian Lauba
Jungle, composed by Tunisian born french composer Christian Lauba (b.1952) is the fourth in a series of nine etudes for solo saxophone, each etude explores a specific contemporary technique. Jungle explores the technique of rapid slap tonguing combined with legato phrasing.