Tudor, Gordan | saxophone

Date created: 09.06.2023.
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One of the leading musicians of his generation, Gordan Tudor is active as a soloist, composer, chamber musician, improviser and educator.

After earning his degree at the Zagreb Academy of Music under Dragan Sremec, Tudor continued his saxophone studies with Arno Bornkamp at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he graduated summa cum laude. As an Amsterdamse Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten scholar, he studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with Claude Delangle and at the Mozarteum University Salzburg with Eugene Rousseau.

He is the winner of numerous first prizes in national and international competitions as well as five Porin Music Awards.

He has performed in numerous halls worldwide (Carnegie Hall New York, the Berliner Philharmonie, The Knoll at Stanford University, C4NM San Francisco, ORF Kulturhaus Vienna, DeSingel Antwerpen, Mumuth Graz etc.), museums (Scriabin Museum Moscow, Fundació Miró Palma de Mallorca, MASS MOCA North Adams (USA), Haus der Musik Vienna etc.) and gave masterclasses at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, University of California Santa Barbara, Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears, Conservatorium Maastricht, MUK Wien etc.

In addition to being the alto saxophonist of the acclaimed Papandopulo Quartet, Tudor has recently started performing in a duo with guitarist Mislav Režić and in a trio with pianist Martina Filjak and German cellist Eckart Runge.

He is currently the leader of the international saxophone class at the University of Split Arts Academy (UMAS) as well as the founder and artistic leader of the S/UMAS Contemporary Music Ensemble.

As a music performer, he has premiered around fifty works of Croatian and foreign composers, and as a composer, he has tried his hand at various genres and combinations of instruments. His works are performed on all continents.

He spent the summer of 2011 as a resident artist at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, MA) as part of the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival.

Gordan Tudor is a Selmer Paris Artist and a D’Addario Woodwinds Artist.