RNCM Saxophone Day: Valentine Michaud and Ben Powell
Sunday 5 November 2023, 2.15pm
RNCM Concert Hall
We’re thrilled to announce an incredible line-up of guest artists who are making their RNCM debut at this year’s Saxophone Day.
Valentine Michaud is a saxophonist of extraordinary depth and versatility, with a technique that perfectly blends musical finesse and compelling artistry. A recipient of numerous awards, including the Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes (2017), and Jurjans Andrejs VI Woodwind International Competition, in 2020 Valentine was the first wind player to be awarded the prestigious Credit Suisse Young Artist Award.
The first ever saxophone soloist to perform with the Wiener Philharmoniker, the 2022-23 season will see Valentine debut with the orchestra under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Lucerne Festival, where she will perform the world premiere of the saxophone and orchestra version of Anders Hillborg’s Peacock Tales. This season will also see Valentine debut at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Philharmonie Zuidnederlands with conductor Duncan Ward (recording of the Peacock Tales for Outhere Music), the Folle Journée de Nantes as well as with the Orchestra Wellington performing John Psathas’ saxophone concerto Zahara.
Valentine Michaud saxophone
Ben Powell piano
£6 (Under 26s and Students) + £1 Booking Fee
£12 (Full) + £1 Booking Fee
This event will end at approximately 3.15pm.