Stephen Fischer plays Natalie Williams
Stephen Fischer proposes a new work that has been commissioned to be premiered at the 17th World Saxophone Congress for Saxophone, Violin, and Piano by Australian composer Natalie Williams. Music style close to minimal music like Ph.Glass.
Stephen Fischer maintains an active schedule as a saxophonist and teacher. Dr. Fischer teaches applied saxophone at Georgia College and Clemson University. He has also been on the faculties of the University of West Georgia and the University of Georgia.
Rachael Fischer, an avid chamber musician, is a founding member of Piedmont Camerata, of Piedmont College, focusing on chamber music performances for piano and strings. She has also been invited to perform for events in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Scotland, and Slovenia as part of a violin and saxophone duo.
Linda Li-Bleuel is a professor of music in the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University, where she teaches applied and collaborative piano, music history, and music appreciation.
For the 17th World Saxophone Congress being held in Strasbourg, France during the summer of 2015 it is very important to propose new works for not only saxophone, but new works for chamber groups involving saxophone. My proposal is a new work that has been commissioned to be premiered at the 17th World Saxophone Congress for Saxophone, Violin, and Piano by Australian composer Natalie Williams.
Natalie Williams’ orchestral works have received critical acclaim including the premiere of her first symphony “Our Don” by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra on August 14, 2014; “Composer Natalie Williams’ portrait of the Test cricketer [Sir Donald Bradman] is as rewarding as the sound of leather on willow, after a delightful performance…” (The Guardian, August 15, 2014). Natalie’s orchestral output includes fifteen orchestral commissions from ensembles including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and the Adelaide and Sydney Youth Orchestras. In May 2012 her doctoral dissertation was chosen for the Omaha Symphony New Music Symposium, working with maestro William Bolcom. She was the youngest Australian composer commissioned by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra to compose a Fanfare for their 75th anniversary concerts in 2003. In 2005 Natalie was commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Cybec Foundation for a new work in the Metropolis series, which was also premiered to critical acclaim.
Her music has been championed by performers and toured throughout Germany (Stephan Ammer, Pno, and Peter Handsworth, Cl), Australia (Mark Kruger, Pno) and the United States (Duo Fujin). She has worked with composers; Philip Glass, William Bolcom, Peter Sculthorpe, Brett Dean, Narcis Bonet, Claude Baker, Don Freund, Robert Beaser, Brenton Broadstock, Aaron Travers and Graeme Koehne, and conductors; Martyn Brabbins, Thomas Wilkins, James Judd, Benjamin Northey, Kevin Field and Professor John Hopkins. Her output includes music for film, theatre, chamber, dance and orchestra.