Lars Mlekusch, Saxophone (Vienna)
Lars Mlekusch was born in 1978 in Baden/Switzerland. He has has performed in prestigious concert halls and at festivals in most European countries as well as in New Zealand, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan and in the USA. He is a member of the Vienna based soloist ensemble phace |con-temporary music and a regular guest musician with the Klangforum Wien. His performances have been broadcast on many major radio stations. Specialised in contemporary music, Lars has performed numerous world premieres for solo saxophone or works written for one of his ensembles.
Since 2005, Lars Mlekusch is professor for saxophone and chamber music at the Konservatorium Wien University where he is leading an international saxophone studio. From 2004 to 2007 he was also teaching saxophone at the University of Music in Basel. Mlekusch has been teaching Masterclasses at several conservatories and music universities in the world (e.g in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Basel, Lucerne, Brussels, Milan, Rome, Ljubljana, Madrid, Sevilla, Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris), Palma de Mallorca, Bangkok and many more). For 2011 he has been invited to be part of the jury at the International Saxophone Competition in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) and at the 3rd International Jean-Marie Londeix competition in Bangkok. He has also been invited by Claude Delangle to teach at the Université Européenne de saxophone in Gap (France).
Lars Mlekusch is a graduate from the University of Music in Basel where he studied saxophone with Marcus Weiss and from Northwestern University (Chicago) studying with Frederick L. Hemke. From Arno Bornkamp and Claude Delangle he received further impulses. He also enjoyed conducting lessons with Emilio Pomàrico in Milan.