The soprano saxophone is a rare and exotic voice in the classical world and Anders Paulsson is one of the first pioneers commissioning new music for it. His musicianship has inspired a succession of 50 international composers to write soloconcertos and chamber music for him.
In 2012 Anders Paulsson was awarded the Royal Medal Litteris et Artibus for prominent artistic achievements as soprano saxophonist. After classical saxophone studies at the Royal College in Stockholm and with Jean-Marie Londeix in France, a Fulbright ITT International Fellowship enabled him to study with Joseph Allard and Bob Mintzer at Manhattan School of Music, New York City.
Since his Carnegie Hall début in 1992 Anders has performed hundreds of concerts as a soloist in over 25 countries.
As a composer, Anders Paulsson was awarded “The Golden Clapperboard” for best original film music in 1994 together with Johan Söderqvist. Many of his performances have been broadcast on national television and radio and his recordings have received high acclaim from music critics and audiences worldwide. At the Nobel festivities in 1993 Anders Paulsson performed for Nelson Mandela when he received the Nobel Peace Prize and for the Nobel Prize winners of Medicine in 2003.
2013-2014 Anders Paulsson is the Composer-in-Residence at the MIAGI Youth Symphony Orchestra in South Africa www.miagi.co.za
His new composition CELEBRATION SUITE
Celebrating 20 years of Democracy in South Africa will be performed on the MIAGI New School Orchestra European summer tour in 2014 starting in Berlin Philharmonie June 29 and ending in Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on Nelson Mandela Day July 17.
His hobbies are chess, sailing, diving and skiing and he is deeply committed to the global work for a more ecological society.
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