Katerina Sawyer, an aspiring saxophonist and junior at Awty, was selected to perform at the 18th World Saxophone Congress (WSC), which took place on July 10-14 in Zagreb, Croatia. Participation in the WSC, an invitation-only event, is a testament to a musician's professionalism and talent. It is also a great opportunity to meet with top saxophone professionals from around the world.
As the only high school student chosen to participate, Katerina performed both as a soloist and as a part of the trio Saxophone Revolution at the WSC. Saxophone Revolution was formed to showcase how musical traditions and artistry passes from teacher to students. It's a collaboration of three generations of musicians from different countries who joined together to create their own unique style. Katerina, the youngest of the group at just 17 years old, studies Alto, Tenor, and C-melody saxophone, as well as the clarinet. The other members of the trio include well-known professional musicians Tatyana Kazmiruk (Alto saxophone) and Tatyana Klushkina (Piano). To learn more about Saxophone Revolution, click here.
Katerina, president of Awty's Tri-M Honor Society, is a member of Awty's Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band under the direction of Jason Peguero. She also studies under the tutelage of Aaron Montes.
To watch Katerina's performance at the WSC, click here.
More About World Saxophone Congress
The WSC, held every four years, was first organized in Chicago in 1969. It has taken place in many different countries including Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, and the United States, making it truly a world event. This event is a unique opportunity for saxophone enthusiasts to meet top professional musicians, students, and amateurs, saxophonists of all styles and musical expressions ranging from classical music and jazz to ethnic and world music. To learn more about the WSC, click here.