Lawrence Gwozdz


Lawrence Gwozdz a choisi d'interpréter:
Lawrence Gwozdz has chosen to perform:

Stephen Dankner

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano

  1. Allegro molto moderato
  2. Elegy (Adagio)
  3. Presto agitato

avec la participationde:
with the participation of:

Lois Leventhal, piano

Born to Polish-American parents in Niagara Falls, New York, Lawrence Gwozdz has achieved an international reputation for his success in revealing the qualities inherent in the saxophone as intended originally by its inventor, Adolphe Sax.

Lawrence Gwozdz's concerts have included major cities in Europe and North America: Chicago, Leipzig, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, New York, Prague, St. Louis, Zagreb, Zurich, and others.

His debut in New York's Weill (Carnegie) Recital Hall was described in Musical America as an "extraordinary performance of contemporary music" with "the kind of timbre Adolphe Sax most likely had in mind... always with subtlety and taste" (The New York Concert Review).

On television Gwozdz appeared with famed organist Diane Bish on "The Joy of Music," and has performed concerti and recitals on radio for the Dame Myra Hess series, Czech RadioPrague, Croatian Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, and other networks.

His first CD, "An American Tribute to Sigurd Rascher" (Crystal Records) has won high praise. "The sound is first-class... Lovers of the saxophone will be pleased," a critic from American Record Guide claims. The reviewer in Fanfare penned, "Lawrence Gwozdz is an extraordinary saxophonist, bringing out a tremendous range of colors and effects in his instrument." His second CD, "Rascher International," will be released soon by Albany Records.

He is also known for his annotated translation of the German book, Das Saxophon by Jaap Kool (Egon Pub., Baldlock, England). Various composers have dedicated over thirty works to him.

As Professor of Saxophone at The University of Southern Mississippi, he has established a studio that continues to receive worldwide attention. His student soloists, quartets, and saxophone chamber orchestra perform in major cities, and are frequent winners of competitions.

Gwozdz has studied with Ronald Tyree, Robert Fought, Laurence Wyman, and the renowned artists Sigurd Rascher and Jean-Marie Londeix. His degrees include the DMA from the University of Iowa, the MM from the University of Nebraska, and the BME from Fredonia State University of New York.

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