Guest Artist Recital: Andrew Somerville
November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Andrew Somerville seeks to promote the saxophone through performance, pedagogy and scholarship. His research explores intersections between his instrument and homeland, and his recital performances have included Scottish premieres of major repertoire. Andrew’s concerto engagements include: Ibert’s Concertino da Camera with Southbank Sinfonia at London’s Cadogan Hall; the Glazunov Concerto at the Edinburgh Festival; and the American premiere of Cornel Taranu’s Mosaiken II with the Illinois Modern Ensemble.
Andrew was a founding member of the Sirocco Saxophone Quartet. Hailed as an “Extraordinarily talented foursome,” Sirocco were Park Lane Group Young Artists and performed regularly at major London venues, including St Martin-in-the-Fields, Purcell Room, and Wigmore Hall. He has worked with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Ballet. Andrew has also performed at the BBC Proms and participated in a corresponding panel discussion live on BBC Radio 3.
As a Vandoren Regional Artist, Andrew has presented clinics throughout Illinois, presented at Butler and Ball State Universities, and adjudicated the Chicago Woodwind Ensemble Competition. He previously held teaching positions at St Andrews University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; and assistantships at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois. Andrew is a DMA candidate at the University of Illinois, where he pursued additional studies in college teaching. He received his MM form Northwestern University and was the first saxophonist to be awarded an Artist Diploma by London’s Royal College of Music. His teachers include Debra Richtmeyer, Frederick Hemke, Kyle Horch, and Josef Pacewicz.
This recital will feature Dr. Nicki Roman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone at UWM.
Free and open to the public!
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