Pratik Gandhi, conductor
Samuel Chen, alto saxophone, Winner of the 2022 Winds Concerto Competition
Program (PDF) includes beloved classics and modern delights.
MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park, Toronto
$30 adult, $20 senior, $10 student
U of T students are admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting.
Canadian saxophonist Samuel Chen is a promising young saxophonist who is characterized by his warm sound and sensitivity to the music. He is an active musician and educator in Toronto and Markham. He has worked with many ensembles in Toronto such as the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble, University of Toronto Contemporary Music Ensemble, Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra.
Over the years, Samuel has supplemented his academic studies by studying with world renown musicians from France, Spain, Germany, United States and Korea. He has attended programs such as Université Européenne de Saxophone to study with Claude Delangle (CNSMDP), Vincent David (CRB), Mariano Garcia (CSMA), Christian Wirth (Mulhouse Conservatory), Daniel Gauthier (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln), and Joonatan Rautiola (Sibelius Academy).
He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Toronto and is currently in his 2nd year Master of Music Performance degree at the University of Toronto studying with Dr. Wallace Halladay.
All programs and performers are subject to change.