Vincent Manuel Minguet Soria, Saxophone

Vincent Minguet, saxophone, born 1982 in Spain, received tuition by Andrés Gomis in Spain and by Marie-Bernadette Charrier at the Conservatoire National de Région in Bordeaux, France. He studied with Marcus Weiss at the Musik-Akademie Basel, where he finished his Master of Arts in musical Performance with distinction. Further artistic influences were provided by Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Christian Dierstein, Yukiko Sugawara, Ernst Rombout, Suzanne Stephens and Ernesto Molinari.

As a chamber musician, Vincent Minguet was winner of the "Montserrat Alavedra"-competition in Barcelona. He was scholarship holder of the "Fundación Caja Madrid" and - among others - of the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD), Impuls Verein Graz, IVM Valencia and AIE.

In 2007, Vincent Minguet made his debut as a soloist with the piece "Chemins VII (Récit)" for alto saxophone and orchestra by Luciano Berio. Since then he played at many concerts and took part in diverse festivals, both solistically as well as with ensembles like the Polaris Trio, the Klangforum Wien or the Musik-Fabrik. He also gathered experience by playing under renowned conductors like Jörg Wyltenbach, Beat Furrer, Lucas Vis and Peter Eötvös. Vincent Minguet is intensively engaged in free improvisation and contemporary classical music.

Updated: 2010-11-16