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Andreas Mader

Saxophone

Marco Borggreve

Winner of the Naumburg Competition 2022

Artist in Residence Listening Closely Festival 2025, Debut at Konzerthaus Berlin in 2025

Projects with Joseph Moog, Quatuor Diotima and Mader & Friends

Latest album "Walking The Dog" with Joseph Moog at naïve records

"Andreas Mader is a world class saxophone player. (...)"

John Corigliano - composer; Oscar, Grammy and Pulitzer prize winner

"Incredible performance. This gave me a whole new appreciation for classical saxophone."

Audience member at Carnegie Hall New York

Biography

Austrian saxophonist Andreas Mader has been described as a musician with "brilliant technique and great versatility" (Rhein Zeitung) and the ability to "fully portray the spectrum of emotional states" (Tiroler Tageszeitung). In 2024, Andreas made his debut in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York). In April of the same year, his new album "Walking The Dog" with German pianist Joseph Moog was released on Naïve Records. He won first prize at the prestigious Naumburg Competition in New York in 2022 and, shortly before that, first prize at the international Werner Pirchner Prize 2022 in Austria. In the 21/22 season Andreas performed together with pianist Christos Papandreopoulos in 12 major concert halls in the Netherlands as part of the prestigious "Dutch Classical Talent Tour". His debut CD "Lilith & Lulu" (2019) received rave reviews not only in the Dutch, but also in the Austrian and Luxembourg press, as well as on Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR-Klassik). Andreas is a prize winner of the "1st International Piano Chamber Music Competition Birmingham", the AEOLUS International Competition, the Andorra International Saxophone Competition and the Bertold Hummel Competition Würzburg. As a soloist he performed with the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, the Tiroler Kammerorchester InnStrumenti, Windkraft - Kapelle für Neue Musik, among others. In his constant search for new artistic possibilities, Andreas completed his Master's degree in Live-Electronics at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he also received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees "cum laude" in the renowned saxophone class of Arno Bornkamp. Andreas also had the opportunity to study with Claude Delangle at the CNSM de Paris as part of the Erasmus program. He furthermore received lessons from Pierre Laurent Aimard with his duo.

Programs

Walking The Dog - Duo with Joseph Moog

now on CD

Claude Debussy - Rapsodie (1911)
Sergei Prokofiev - Suite from “Romeo und Julia” (1935)
Lera Auerbach - Sonate (2024) 15’
Lili Boulanger - Deux Morceaux (1911/14)
George Gershwin - Promenade - Walking the Dog (1939)
Darius Milhaud - Scaramouche (1939)
Jean Françaix - Cinq Danses Exotiques (1961)
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue (1924)

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In Motion - Andreas Mader & Friends

Andreas Mader & 12 musicians in a lively concert experience with interactive live video projection

Manuel de Falla - Suite from Amor Brujo for ensemble
Andreas Mader  - Alter Ego for saxophone and video
Jacques Ibert - Concertino da Camera for saxophone and 11 instruments
Maurice Ravel - Blues for violin, saxophone and ensemble 6’
Caroline Shaw - Its Motion Keeps arr. for ensemble 8’
Anon. - Chaconne for ensemble and video 7’
Astor Piazzolla - Le Grand Tango for saxophone and ensemble 10’

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With Quatuor Diotima

Bernd Richard Deutsch - new works

complete program will be announced soon

Der Sandmann - Andreas Mader & Christos Papandreopoulos & Fly Theatre

A visual concert with special live visual technique that brings E.T.A Hoffmann's famous story to life.

music by Gerald Rech, Judit Varga, Nuno Lobo and Bianca Bongers

link to trailer

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Press & Voices

John Corigliano - composer (Oscar, Grammy and Pulitzer prize winner) “Andreas Mader is a World Class saxophone player. He played my saxophone concerto (“Triathlon”) for me and had the musicality and virtuosity needed for this terribly difficult work. I recommend him without reservation and hope to hear him perform “Triathlon” with orchestra in the near future.” "(...) Andreas Mader and Christos Papandreopoulos manage to turn these figures towards the world, they become approachable, vivid, plastic. Through the equality of saxophone and piano, the succession of solo parts, the juxtaposition of bright and dark colors. (...) " - BR Klassik, 4 March 2019 “I’ve been sent the recording of a poetic and finely detailed performance of Lilith by Duo Mader/Papandreopoulos and I am quite impressed with its depth of focus, rare in the many ones I’ve heard over the years. Bravi!” - Composer William Bolcom on the CD “Lilith & Lulu” "(...) Seductive, frivolous, mournful, whiny, melancholic, earthy, metallic, sighing, aggressive, terrifying, vehemently gripping: With hardly any other instrument can the range of emotional states be better represented than with the saxophone - if one is able to. The saxophonist Andreas Mader from Jochberg draws on this abundance of sound qualities when, together with the Greek pianist Christos Papandreopoulos, he depicts the portrait of two legendary women on the debut CD "Lilith & Lulu" published on 7 Mountain Records. (...) " - Tiroler Tageszeitung on the CD "Lilith & Lulu", 3 April 2019 "(...) In all compositions, Mader shines with a phenomenal mastery of the sound. And together with the pianist he succeeds in fascinatingly exciting interpretations." - ♪♪♪♪♪ for the CD "Lilith & Lulu" on pizzicato.lu, March 24, 2019 "(...) Gerald Resch wrote with" ... per speculum ... "(through the mirror) on biblical ideas, an effective saxophone concerto in dark sonority and atmospheric circles, impressively performed by the Tyrolean saxophone shooting star Andreas Mader. (...) " - Tiroler Tageszeitung, 1 October 2018 "(...) Soloist of the evening was saxophonist Andreas Mader, who even drew the audience to applause in the multi-faceted "Concertino da camera" by Jacques Ibert. In Betzborf, Mader also excelled in Roberto Molinelli's "Tango Club" with brilliant technique and great versatility. (...)" - Rhein-Zeitung, 4 January 2017

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Repertoire

Performed with orchestra Jacques Ibert - Concertino da Camera (1945) for alto saxophone and eleven instruments (14') - Heitor Villa-Lobos - Fantasia (1948) for soprano saxophone and orchestra (original key) (10' - Darius Milhaud - Scaramouche (1937) for alto saxophone and orchestra (9' - Henri Tomasi - Concerto (1949) for alto saxophone and orchestra (18') - Roberto Molinelli – Four Pictures from New York (2002) for saxophone and orchestra (20’) - Gerald Resch – “…per Speculum…” (2018) for saxophone and chamber orchestra (10’ - Joanna Wozny – Return (2006) for tenor saxophone and chamber orchestra (11’) Studied concertos Alexander Glazounov - Concerto (1934) for alto saxophone and strings (15') - Peter Eötvös – Focus (2021) – concerto for saxophone and orchestra - John Corigliano – Triathlon for Saxophonist and Orchestra (2020) (30’) - Mark-Anthony Turnage - Your Rockaby (1993/94) for soprano saxophone and orchestra (24') - Esa-Pekka Salonen – Saxophone Concerto (1980) - John Adams – Saxophone Concerto (2013) for alto saxophone and orchestra (29’) - Guillaume Connesson – A kind of trane (2015) for alto/soprano saxophone and orchestra (22’) - Florent Schmitt - Légende (1918) for alto saxophone and orchestra (10') - Claude Debussy - Rapsodie (1903) for orchestra with saxophone (10' - Friedrich Cerha - Konzert (2003) for soprano saxophone and orchestra (35') - Johannes Maria Staud – Violent Incidents (Hommage à Bruce Nauman) (2005/2006)) for saxophone, winds and percussion (13') - Paule Maurice - Tableaux de provence (1948-1955) for alto saxophone and orchestra (14') - John Williams - Escapades from “Catch me if you can” (2003) for alto saxophone and orchestra (12') - Frank Martin – Ballade (1938) for alto saxophone, string orchestra, piano, timpani and percussion (15’) - Harrison Birtwistle - Panic (1995), alto saxophone, jazz drum kit, winds, brass and percussion (18') - Luciano Berio - Chemins IV (1975/2000) for soprano saxophone and orchestra (10')

Discographie

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Lilith & Lulu

7 Mountain Records

with Christos Papandreopoulos

Bolcom, Berg, Vassena

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Walking The Dog

naïve records

with Joseph Moog

Gershwin, Ravel, Debussy

Prokofieff

Contact

+352 691354089

andreas-mader@gmx.at

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