DOMEN KOREN (SI) & SAE LEE (JPN/SI)
DOMEN KOREN (SI) & SAE LEE (JPN/SI)
DOMEN KOREN, alto saxophone
SAE LEE, piano
Domen Koren is a Slovenian saxophonist who received his Master’s degree with distinction under the guidance of the Full Prof. Matjaž Drevenšek, and completed his studies with a specialisation under the supervision of Prof. Vincent David at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. During his studies, he also studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, at the “Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla-La Mancha” in Spain and at the “Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón” in Zaragoza. He is a multiple first prize winner and the winner of golden plaques in important competitions at home and abroad, among which it is worth mentioning his victory at the international competition in Gran Canaria and his recent second place at the International Werner Pirchner Preis Competition in Innsbruck. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber String Orchestra of the Academy of Music, the Gran Canaria Chamber Orchestra, the Slovenian Armed Forces Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Tyrolean State Conservatoire, the Gran Canaria Wind Orchestra and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his active artistic career, he also devotes his time to teaching. In addition to his work as a professor of saxophone at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana, he regularly teaches at various seminars and master classes at home and abroad. He is a mentor of the Slovenian youth saxophone orchestra SOS Junior, which functions under the auspices of the Sequia Cultural Association. As a member of the artistic committee of this association, Domen participates in the organisation of various international festivals and master classes at which he also appears as a teacher. He is also one of the mentors of the ADA International Junior Saxophone Orchestra.
After studying at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Sae Lee graduated with honours in piano and chamber music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Michel Beroff and Eric Le Sage. She is the first prize winner of several competitions, including the Città di Padova and Albert Roussel International Festival and chamber music competitions like the Fnapec, Carlo Soliva and Cidade de Alcobaça. She has performed at the renowned Paris Piano à Enghien Festival, at the Nevada-Semipalatinsk International Conference, which is sponsored by the Government of Kazakhstan and UNESCO, and on the Japanese national television programme NHK Classic Club. As a soloist she performed with a number of orchestras worldwide including the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra and Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra – she performed with them the Turangalîla’s Symphony by Olivier Messiaen. She collaborates with world renown ballet dancers like Aurélie Dupont (the Director of Paris Opera Ballet) and Kevin O’Hare (the Director of The Royale Ballet). Sae is currently employed at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana. “Sae Lee is one of the most sought-after collaborative pianists of her generation. Her ability to interact with other musicians with exceptional instrumental and artistic level captivate audiences.”(source: Mainich newspaper).
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