Saxophonist, Pedagogue for classical and contemporary Saxophone
"LeFreque gives me a better sound and I feel more flexible by creating colours. It widens up my sound spectrum and it gives me the ability to find my very special "own" sound
on my instruments."
Markus Holzer graduated in classical saxophone and clarinet at the university for music and performing arts Vienna. Further studies brought him to Amsterdam, where he graduated in the class of Arno Bornkamp, an international reknown soloist and chamber musician.
He has won prices at saxophone-competitions like the Gradus ad Parnassum (Graz, Austria), the Prize of the Club Carinthia (Klagenfurt, Austria), the Gustav Bumcke competition (Nuernberg, Germany). He is also prize-winner at the Pacem in terris competition (Bayreuth, Germany).
Markus Holzer gave solo concerts and recitals at the „Wiener Musikverein“ and the „Konzerthaus Vienna“. Furthermore he has toured with several groups in chamber music across Austria, Germany, Greece, France, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Oman and through China.
His major ensemble is the „4saxess saxophone quartet“, which will celebrate in 2021 its 20th anniversary. This ensemble has recorded several Cds (Bach – Vivaldi – Bernstein). Markus is member of the „Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra“, an orchestra consisting of twelve professional saxophonists. They have recorded an international acclaimed Cd with works by Edvard Grieg, Paul Dukas and contemporary composers like Christian Maurer.
Beside his pedagogical activities he has a diploma for cultural management (University for music and performing arts vienna) and he is principal of the „Musikschule Region Wagram“ in Austria.www.markusholzer.atwww.4saxess.comwww.msrw.at