Fulbright Alumni Award 2019

The Swedish Fulbright Alumni of the Year 2019: Anders Paulsson
The award, given out by the Swedish Fulbright Alumni Association, honors a distinguished former Fulbright Scholar whose life’s work has served to further the mission of the Fulbright Program. In Senator Fulbright’s words,
“to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.”

Previous prize winners includes top diplomat Hans Blix and Swedish former Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson.

Fulbright Alumni AwardWith Risa Rosenberg WWF, US Ambassador Clifford G. Bond and Silvia Ulloa chairwoman of the Fulbright Alumni Association.

A great honor to be selected as Fulbright Alumni of the year 2019 for my musical international bridge building of reconciliation and biosphere stewardship. My acceptance speech:

https://www.facebook.com/759309886/posts/10157343548634887/

https://www.facebook.com/759309886/posts/10157335445734887/

 

French Recital

Live recording at Musikaliska Concert House, Stockholm, August 7, 2018
Anders Paulsson – soprano saxophone
Magnus Svensson – piano
Video production by Markus Heggestad
Page turner: Josefine Mindus
Francis Poulenc Sonata (1962)

Lili Boulanger D´un Matin de Printemps (1918)
Assez animé

Claude Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie opus 116 (1910)
Reveusement lent – Scherzando
César Franck Sonata in A-major (1886)
Allegretto ben moderatoAllegro
Recitativo / FantasiaAllegretto poco mosso

Paulsson´s Aho CD ​receives highest possible score: 10/10/10

Paulsson´s Aho CD receives highest possible score: 10/10/10
“Paulsson as a soloist confidently holds together the slowly increasing drama in a sovereign way.https://nordische-musik.de/
“In 2014-15 Aho wrote a concerto for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra for Swedish saxophonist Anders Paulsson, who recently played the posthumous premiere of the soprano saxophone version of Anders Eliasson’s Grand Third Symphony. This concerto shines with intense exploration of structurally and atmospherically strong contrasting episodes. It begins with an expressive solo singing accompanied by atmospheric sound in an oriental-like manner, including micro-intervals and glissandi coloring, and then turns into a wild Presto. This is followed by an introspective Largo of ‘Misterioso’ character and a turbulent-bizarre, even polytonal humorous finale, which ends in an epilogue, which draws the bow back to the beginning. Anders Paulsson is as flawless as the Rovaniemi Lapland Chamber Orchestra under its longtime director John Storgårds.”
Christoph Schlüren [28.12.2017] KLASSIK_HEUTE
Kalevi Aho Soprano Saxophone Concerto recording with Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds is now available for studio quality download:

http://www.eclassical.com/aho-saxophone-concerto-and-quintet.html

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Classical CD review:

The Kalevi Aho Concerto for soprano sax, created for – and played here by – Anders Paulsson. This new work combines virtuosity with a more thoughtful, somewhat mellow character. And, as so often with Aho, head isn’t pursued at the expense of heart. Indeed, there’s plenty of the latter in Paulsson’s account of the taxing, yet extraordinarily expressive solo part. Goodness, I haven’t heard such accomplished, sure-footed playing since Branford Marsalis in American Spectrum and Massimo Giacchetti in Between Two Worlds. (Both were Recordings of the Month.)

 

A great new concerto for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra by Kalevi Aho:

The work is devoted to Anders Paulsson, whose delicate, ECM-style interpretation style has guided the concerto.
Paulsson is loaded with all the necessary intensity and he carries the melodies gloriously.
He also realizes multiplayer features chordically and naturally. It is probably thanks also to Aho, who is always familiar with the solo instruments.
The role of the Chamber Orchestra in the concerto
is to create mysterious shades of watercolors and to engage in dialogue with bright secco solos, and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra does really well.”

-Kare Eskola, Yle Klassinen, October 6, 2017

“Anders Paulsson has developed Soprano Saxophone playing to an unprecedented, sensational top level!”

– Kalevi Aho, Finnish Composer, October 4, 2017

Cher Anders,
J’ai reçu ce matin ton dernier disque. Je viens de l’écouter. Il est magnifique ! L’œuvre me plait beaucoup et j’apprécie à l’extrême ce que tu en fais. Je suis fier de toi ! C’est comme toujours impeccable, et tu entretiens la poésie de cette belle œuvre de la première à la dernière note. Oui ! C’est superbe d’intelligence musicale, de compréhension, de maîtrise de jeu, de beauté de son.
Je suis heureux d’avoir cet enregistrement. Merci de me l’avoir fait connaître. 
Jean-Marie LONDEIX
Legendary French Saxophone Professor
September 13, 2017

Pop Jazz debut recording GUARDIAN ANGEL

Many times in my life I have felt the presence of Guardian Angels that have kept me safe from danger and that have also inspired my creativity. This release is my first collaboration with Grammy Award winning studio wizard Pål Svenre and more is to come.
This is my debut smooth pop jazz recording:

https://open.spotify.com/track/3x5qnAgPriXfIGI3UZVEtn

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Anders Paulsson – Guardian Angel

Piazzolla Tangos with Swedish Royal Navy Band

Dear Music Lovers!
I am really excited to announce the digital release of these excellent recordings with the Swedish Royal Navy Band conducted by Petter Sundkvist performing Astor Piazzolla tangos with me:

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Astor Piazzolla – Libertango

Astor Piazzolla – Milonga for Three

Astor Piazzolla – Adiós Nonino

 

 

SERPENT Records, SERCD 33

Recorded and produced by Lars Nilsson NILENTO

Higher Saxophone Studies​

Higher Saxophone studies @ Stockholm University College
of Music Education SMI

Having commissioned and premiered over 50 original Concertos and chamber music for Soprano Saxophone, I feel it is time to share this musical treasure and the required techniques with the next generation of ambitious saxophonists.
I therefore encourage You to apply to the exciting learning centre SMI * University College of Music Education in Stockholm

http://www.smi.se/english/index.html

where You will also be trained in Saxophone methodology and all musical genres where the saxophone can be heard as well as in the pedagogy needed for You to pass this knowledge on to Your future students.

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Högre saxofonstudier @ SMI

Stockholms Musikpedagogiska Institut

Efter att ha beställt och uruppfört över 50 solokonserter och kammarmusik för sopransaxofon, känner jag att det är dags att dela denna musikskatt och tillhörande teknik med nästa generation av ambitiösa saxofonister.
Vi uppmuntrar Dig därför att söka till det spännande studiecentrum som SMI är idag.

Du kommer också att utbildas i saxofonmetodik i alla tänkbara
musikgenrer där saxofonen kan höras samt utveckla pedagogiken som behövs för dig att förmedla denna kunskap till Dina framtida
studenter.

Anders Paulsson

New Concerto with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

I am feeling delighted and proud to announce my first recording with the
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Petter Sundkvist

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Orchestra by Jonathan Sheffer.
Huge gratitude to everybody involved !

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Nordic Artists Management welcomes Anders Paulsson

  • Nordic Artists Management is delighted to announce a new artist:

    Anders Paulsson is widely recognized as one of the finest soprano saxophonists in the world. His broad experience on stage and collaboration with modern composers has brought him not only concerts in major halls such as Carnegie Hall and Berliner Philharmonie, but also a wide range of CDs and honours. He played twice at the Nobel festivities. One of them was in 1993, when Nelson Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize.

    A warm welcome to our first Soprano Saxophonist Anders Paulsson.