New for Us
Jane Hayes & Julia Nolan – two instrumental powerhouses join forces in a program of contemporary works for saxophone and piano.
Julia Nolan maintains an active performing schedule committed to promoting new works for saxophone. She has commissioned works by Dorothy Chang, Stephen Chatman, Neal Currie, Matthew Emery, Keith Hamel, Hope Lee, Jacquie Leggatt, Colin MacDonald, Alan Matheson, Alain Mayrand, Robert Pritchard, Jeffrey Ryan, Nicolas Scherzinger, Charles Stolte, and Fred Stride.
In 2014 Julia Nolan will premiere concertos by Susan Botti and Stefan Hintersteininger. In July 2013 Nolan was guest artist/teacher at the International Saxophone Workshop in Taipei, Taiwan. In October 2012 she was the head judge at the International Saxophone Symposium and Competition (ISSAC) in Columbus, Georgia. In July 2012 Nolan performed Jan Freidlin’s Broceliande Concerto, premiered a new work by Colin MacDonald, and gave a lecture based on her PhD thesis at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland. Nolan premiered Jeffrey Ryan’s concerto, Brazen, with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Bramwell Tovey conducting) and Victoria Symphony Orchestra (Bernhard Gueller conducting) in April 2012. In July 2011, she was a guest artist at the Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium. In February 2011, Ms. Nolan hosted the Region IX conference for the North American Saxophone Alliance at the University of British Columbia. In November 2010, Nolan was an international judge at the 5th Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition in Dinant, Belgium.