Stephen Page

Stephen Page's Biography

Described by noted American composer Libby Larsen as "fearless on stage," saxophonist Stephen Page earned a bachelor degree from the University of Minnesota, studying with renowned teacher and pedagogue, Eugene Rousseau. In 2008, he received his Master of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. While at Indiana, he studied with Dr. Otis Murphy, was the recipient of the prestigious Marcel Mule scholarship and was an Associate Instructor of Saxophone. He is a recipient of the Iowa Performance Fellowship, the most prestigious award within the University of Iowa School of Music.

Stephen has won prizes at several international and national competitions, including the AUREC Saxophone Competition, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Instrumental Competition, MTNA Young Artist and Chamber Music Competitions, the North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition and Quartet Competition as well as a Silver Medal at the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

An active soloist, Stephen has been heard across the United States and Canada, as well as in Belgium, Thailand and Hong Kong. He has been a featured soloist with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony and the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared as a featured guest at the North Carolina Saxophone Symposium Alliance conferences. In 2004, he was a Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition winner.

Stephen is a member of the Zzyzx Quartet, which quickly gained high regard after performances at the 2008 and 2010 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, the 2009 Navy Band Saxophone Symposium World Saxophone Congress XV (Bangkok, Thailand), as well as numerous guest recitals and master classes across the United States. Zzyzx is committed to the advancement of quartet repertoire and has commissioned and premiered numerous new works by composers such as Erik Norman, Elliot Bark, Matthew Peterson, Ian Stewart, Sarah Gibson, Laura Kramer and John Leszczynski. In the fall of 2010, Zzyzx Quartet released their first CD, Zzyzx Rd with Teal Creek Music, featuring the music of Gotkovsky, Secaich, Swerts, Leszczynski and Norman.

Stephen is featured on two discs of the Millenium Tribute to Aldophe Sax. His first solo album entitled Holy Roller, released in 2012, features works by Decruck, Larson, Feld and Charpentier.

Stephen is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Rico Performing Artist.

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