Lily Kaufman

Saxophone, 2017

Performance artist and saxophonist, Lily Kaufman is an actively performing concert and chamber musician. In 2014, she received First Place in the 2013-2014 Collegiate Division of the Adelphi Orchestra Young Artists Competition as well as the Temple University Symphony Orchestra Student Soloist Award for her performance of the Concertino da Camara by Jaques Ibert, under the baton of Maestro Luis Biava. Since then, she has been a part of several world premieres of contemporary chamber and concert music and has performed in venues such as: the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Trinity Center for Urban Life in Philadelphia, PA; the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City, and Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN.

After graduating from Temple University in 2016, Lily’s passion for collaboration and chamber music grew. In 2017, she performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA; the New England Saxophone Symposium at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; as well as a solo and chamber music recital at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Her performance at Smith College included a premiere quartet piece entitled Women of the Wall dedicated to the Women of the Wall Non-profit Organization in Jerusalem by composer Jacqueline Chasen. The performance was recorded and featured on the Organization’s web page in May of 2017. Lily strongly considers herself a collaborative artist and enjoys working with a wide range of instrumentalists and composers from all genres as well as dancers, poets and MIDI and digital music technology musicians. Lily believes firmly that artistic collaboration is a means to achieve community engagement by providing cross-cultural and interdisciplinary performances. She believes collaborative performance art is used   as a tool to test the ideals and boundaries of aesthetic construction in both musical and visual performance practices within the classical music realm. It is with the intent of community and, at times, political activism that redefines what it means to her to be an artist and classical musician in 2017.

Richard Arndorfer – A Bit Less Liquid
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, saxophone

Paul Novak – broken geometries
for oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, saxophone