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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Eric Lau

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Eric Lau
Website: http://www.ericlausaxophone.com/
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Dean's Reception Hall
Presentation Title: Peregrinations in Praise of the One Who Hears the Sounds of the World by Carl Schimmel and Skylines by Peter Lieuwen
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18

active recitalist, Eric Lau has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. His interest in new music has led to his involvement in the commissioning of new works for saxophone by more than a dozen composers including Gunther Schuller, Michael Colgrass, and Ida Gotkovsky.  In addition to serving as Associate Professor of Saxophone at The University of New Mexico, he is an active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance and has been a member of the Executive Board as Secretary of NASA. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Michigan State and his undergraduate degree in saxophone performance from Lou­isiana State University.  Dr. Lau is a regular performer with the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra, the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Symphony, and the Santa Fe Opera. Eric Lau is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a D’Addario Woodwind Performing Artist.

Ensemble Bio:

Drawing upon a rich history of over ten years of shared collaboration, saxophonists Paul Nolen, Marcos Colón, Paul Forsyth, and Eric Lau join forces in the acclaimed Iridium
. Praised by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass as giving “a stunning performance … with elegance and grace,” the quartet has appeared throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and in the U.K. 

Iridium has appeared as headliners and artists-in-residence at the Festival of New American Music (FeNAM) in Sacramento, CA, and at the John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium in Albuquerque, NM, as well as at many universities. The Iridium Quartet was a recipient of an Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant, allowing the quartet to record its first album of new American music, Into Xylonia. A staunch supporter of new music, the Iridium Quartet has commissioned and premiered works by composers Marcus Maroney, David Maslanka, Sonia Morales, Ben Stonaker, and Carl Schimmel.


Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Paul Nolen Saxophone Paul Nolen has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and jazz artist throughout the United States, . . .
Marcos Colón Saxophone In demand as a soloist and chamber musician, Marcos D. Colón has performed throughout the United St . . .
Paul Forsyth Saxophone Equally adept at both the classical and jazz repertoire, saxophonist Paul Forsyth has performed rec . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Peregrinations in Praise of the One Who Hears the Sounds of the World Carl Schimmel 10
Skylines Peter Lieuwen 8