World-renowned saxophonists Arno Bornkamp (Netherlands) and Kenneth Tse (USA) come together for an evening of exciting classical saxophone music. Joined by pianist Casey Dierlam Tse, the program’s first half consists of traditional French repertoire alongside newly composed works by American and French composers. The second half of the program features both beautiful and dazzling trios, combining the forces of two of today’s most prominent international saxophonists.
Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading classical saxophonists, Kenneth Tse is certainly one of the instrument’s outstanding proponents on any saxophone aficionado’s short list. He burst on the scene in 1996 as the winner of the prestigious New York Artists International Award, which resulted in an acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie Hall, after which he was hailed as “a young virtuoso” by the New York Times.
Classical saxophonist Arno Bornkamp is a unique figure in both the saxophone world and the Classical music world in general. In his career, now spanning nearly 40 years, he has amazed the music world of his energetic and stylish interpretations, full of lyricism and passion. He believes in the saxophone as an instrument with an infinite amount of nuance and colors, reflecting the human soul with all its shadings of light and dark.
Casey Dierlam Tse
An avid performer of contemporary music, Casey Gene Dierlam Tse devotes herself in promoting new music. She has won several prizes in international competitions, including first prize at the Rose Petroff College Piano Competition held in San Antonio, TX, finalist at the St. Louis Artist Presentation Society Competition, alternate for the New Orleans International Piano Competition and Honorable Mention in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York City.
This event is made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2022 - 23 Dobrow Series.