Considered by Gramophone magazine as “one of the most astounding players of the day”, saxophonist Theodore Kerkezos divides his time between a brilliant soloist career and educational activities that include teaching at the Athens Conservatoire and providing master classes around the globe. Drawing on his long experience, the Greek musician is publishing his Études for high and low notes on the Saxophone to help students overcome one of the major learning difficulties: mastering the upper registers.
Organised according to a step-by-step plan, the Études provide a variety of learning options in terms of melodics, rhythm and dynamics, some of which offer a valuable bonus: the choice between several fingerings. The problem of different attacks, often related to repertoire type, is given particular attention. Recommended by masters like Jean-Marie Londeix and Christian Lauba, this “extraordinary” collection will delight saxophonists who dream of achieving precise intonation and roundness of tone in both the high and low ranges.