Preston Duncan


Dates of the masterclass

19th - 31st July


Application fee
CHF 250.00
Participation fee
CHF 575.00 (for active participants)
CHF 50.00 (for listeners)
Lodging (if desired)
Starting at CHF 250.-
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% Discount

You will receive a 15 percent discount on the participation fee if you apply before Tuesday 15 May 2018

An internationally acclaimed performer and educator based out of Minneapolis, Preston Duncan has been hailed as “displaying his saxophone mastery” (The Indianapolis Star) with “virtuosic brilliance” (the Muncie Start/Press) as a “terrific talent” (Marvin Hamlisch). He has appeared as soloist in Paris, Berlin, Austria, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Boston, Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay and Taiwan. He has performed on over 65 occasions as soloist with large ensembles including The Indianapolis Symphony Orcehstra, Ensemble Orchestral des Alpes de la Mer (Nice), the Bowling Green State University Philharmonic, the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra and many others. He regularly performs as orchestral member with The Minnesota Orchestra. He has also performed with the Indianapolis Pops, The Minnesota Pops, Rosemary Clooney and Jeremy Denk.

Duncan was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Paris, France and has won numerous awards including 1st prize in the MTNA National Collegiate Woodwind Competition. He was the featured performer and educator at the 1st Annual Taiwanese National Saxophone Festival and the 12th Annual Encuentro Universitario Internacional de Saxofón in Mexico City. In 2015 he was the featured performer and educator at Saxfest Costa Rica International and the 3rd Encuentro Internacional ede Saxophone in Uruguay.

Duncan currently teaches saxophone at the University of Minnesota. During the summer he teaches on the faculty at Shell Lake Arts Center. He received his Doctorate of Music from the University of Minnesota where he was a student of Eugene Rousseau. Other teachers include John Sampen, Kenneth Radnofsky. Jean-Yves Fourmeau and Iwan Roth. He has premiered works by Bernard Rands, Ernesto Pellegrini, Joseph Dangerfield, Kenneth Fuchs and many others. Duncan performs on Yamaha Saxophones and Eugene Rousseau Mouthpieces.

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