Austrian Saxophonist Andreas Mader has been described as musician with “brilliant technique and great versatility” (Rhein Zeitung) and the ability to fully “depict the spectrum of emotional states” (Tiroler Tageszeitung).
His Duo with pianist Christos Papandreopoulos have won national and international prizes and one of the finalist of the prestigious Dutch Classical Talent Competition 20/21 (Netherlands).
Andreas is prize winner of the International AEOLUS Competition 2015 in Düsseldorf, the Andorra International Saxophone Competition 2016 and won the 1st prize at the Bertold Hummel Competition in Würzburg in 2017.
As a soloist Andreas Mader has performed with the Düsseldorfer Sinfoniker, the Kracow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden and the Philharmonie Südwestfalen.
He studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the class of Arno Bornkamp, where he also received his master’s degree „cum laude“. Additionally, Andreas had the possibility to study with Claude Delangle at the CNSM de Paris with the Erasmus Programme. He has received tutorship from Pierre Laurent Aimard, Sven Arne Tepl
and Walter van Hauwe.
Andreas grew up in Jochberg, Tyrol and started his saxophone lessons at the music school of Kitzbühel. Later he attended the preliminary study at the Conservatory Tyrol. At the same time, he collected his first experiences as a Soloist with the chamber or-chestra “Innstrumenti” and the Ensemble “Windkraft, Kapelle für neue Musik”.