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    Hello all,

    I posted a question in another thread, but think my search for information would be much more fruitful if I just started a new thread. Does anybody have any information on whether or not they will be holding the European University of Saxophone in Gap, France this summer? Anyway, whom should I contact? Currently, the only email address I could locate was Claude Delangle's and I don't want to bother him with a request for information (especially since my French is not good enough at this point to write to him in French.) Any and all help you could offer would be much appreciated.

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    1) Claude Delangle speaks fluent English
    2) This is the official Gap website: http://www.univsax.com/
    3) I'm not sure if this answers your question, but i'm pretty sure that they're going to hold the camp next summer (Summer 2008)
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    They are holding the course. This is the website http://www.univsax.com/

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    nevermind
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueLight
    1) Claude Delangle speaks fluent English
    He also speaks fluent Spanish believe it or not.

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    Man, that looks inspiring. Is the instruction bi-lingual (French/English)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary
    Man, that looks inspiring. Is the instruction bi-lingual (French/English)?
    Yes all the teachers speak both French and English, so things like masterclasses will either be done in both, or sometimes just English as most of the French guys there can speak it.
    It looks like it is running from 13th-26th July next year, and the teachers will be Arno Borknamp, Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Jean-Denis Michat, Christian Wirth, Damien Royannais and Philippe Bracquart.
    Most evenings one of the teachers will perform a concert.
    Well worth attending.

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    thanks all. I did have the website saved as a bookmark on my computer. I was unsure of how fluent Mr. Delangle was in English, but my reluctance to email him in English was more out of respect than out of me not knowing how well he read/wrote in English. Once again, thanks for all your help.

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    Damn I really want to go to this. I'll try and delay my stay in Europe till then. I really want to study with Christian Wirth!
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    Beside the fact that these teachers/performers all have fluent English, they're also really friendly people.

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    Changed my life, dont hesitate.

    All teachers are fantastic with language, they all speak at least french and english.
    All the students are great as well, inspiring fun and open minded.
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    Wow now I really want to go! I'll need to save up this summer >.<

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    I've got two questions I'm hoping someone can answer:
    1.) what is -- "Required level : End of studies ENM / CNR"? and,

    2.) Is this a program for young professional classical performers or are there any old guys there (as students)?

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    The required level isn't an issue really. Having heard your clips Gary it's not a problem for you. In terms of age it really varies. One component of Gap is the under 18 competition (It contains a fair bit of prestige in Europe). However the bulk of the student when I attended ranged from about 20-25. A lot of whom are striving to get into a class with say Delangle or looking who they want to further their study off. Yet there are also older attendees. My advice is that if you don't mind hanging out with people in their mid 20's for a week and a half you'll have a life changing experience. The lessons are amazing and the concerts ridiculous. Beside the teachers mentioned earlier, each year there is also a quartet is residence. This rotates between Habanera, Aurelia, Arcanes and Diastema. An absolutely amazing course who anyone has attended will vouch for.

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    From what I read in the rule book it seems to be more like a "20 and under competition," I'm very intrigued now...

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    The age limit for the comp might have changed since I went. Funnily enough the year I was there a 16 year old French girl played Berio Sequenza IXb, really well! She also played this in a masterclass with David, but the best part of her general playing was her sop tone she had when doing Villa-lobos. She came second in the comp, I wonder what's happened to her now.

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    Thanks for the info, A. Smith. I hang out with players 1/2 to 1/3 of my age every summer at various workshops so that's not problem for me. I dig it. This sounds really interesting and exciting. It might be quite a contrast to the Berklee/New School workshops in Italy I usually go to.


    Bluelight - I can't access the links given above at the moment, but I believe I read last night on the web site that the competition was for 18 and under.
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    The age limit for the competition this year was 19 and under.
    There was not a quartet in residence this year, I am not sure about next year, although there was no mention of it on the course.
    However the saxophone ensemble of Paris Conservatoire were there for the competition, as they accompanied the finalists, and also played a concert just before the finals.

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    Art.3: This contest is open to all saxophonists from all over the world born after 1987/07/21
    From the last competition rule book. (So i guess it would be like 19 and under)

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    I'll be there summer '08 - I wanted to go this year and couldn't get my passport in time, but this year I've got it all planned out.

    Also worth checking out is Theodor Kerkezos's Sax Orchestra in Greece, the Habanera clinic, and the Stamford Chamber Music Festival in England.

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