Johan van der Linden, Saxophone

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Johan studied classical saxophone with Ed Bogaard at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam.†

Did masterclasess wth Frederick Hemke, Andrť†Beun, †Jean Marie†Londiex, Iwan Roth, Daniel Deffayet and†FranÁois Daneels.†He was primarius of the world famous†Aurelia Saxophone Quartet from 1982 till 2013. For †the Aurelia he wrote many arrangements and†recieved many prices.†In 1988, the Aurelia’'''s won the†‘Edison Klassiek’†, †a prestigious price for the best CD recording of †that year.†

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He is †a member of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble. As a freelance musician he works frequently with Dutch Orchestra'"s , Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. As a soloist he premiered a lot of saxophone concerto’'s.

From 1982 till 1990 he was a member of the Royal Military Band {KMK} in The Hague.

The "Lind’n Kelder" duo . This duo with pianist†Henry Kelder is specialized in new music for saxophone and piano. In this perspective they organized a concourse for composers, IACC. †This duo has a big repertoire with music specially written for them.

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Together †with his colleges of†the †Aurelia he wrote a method for saxophone . He is a freelance soloist and playing in all kind of chamber music ensembles. Professor of saxophone at the†Artez†Conservatory in†Zwolle†and the Hku {Utrechts conservatorium} inUtrecht.†

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Johan is a composer and arranger, his music is published by; Global Music Facilities†,Tierloff Muziekcentrale†,†Molenaar, Tottomusik, Matchingarts edition and†Donemus .

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Johan is also a member of the Live/Banda, Masters of Play and the†Paradiso Orchestra.

Johan is endorser for†Selmersaxophones. Silverstein Ligatures†and D’Addario Reeds

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