2018 Feb 3 | 8:00 pm
Is twice nominated for the USA 50th Grammy Awards in New York, and he has been awarded with the Honorary Doctor of Musical Arts from the IAACC/ UNESCO for his outstanding services as performer and professor at the international music stage; in 2012 the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences & Arts and the United Nations, unanimously elected him as Honorary Member of the Academy. In 12/2016 he received the “Artist of the Year” by the Gina Bachauer Awards and for 2019-2020 will be Artist in Residence in Thüringen Philharmonie.
Works have been dedicated to him by leading composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Friedrich Cerha and Mikis Theodorakis.
He has performed and recorded the entire standard repertoire for solo saxophone with orchestras including the London Symphony, Boston Symphony, beside countless other orchestras.
His discography with the Philharmonia, London Symphony and London Philharmonic has won many prestigious awards.