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SEASON 2023-2024 

A very exciting start of the season with with concerts with Le Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain (Grisey) and at Klangspuren Schwaz (Cerha, Ligeti, Delago). Followed by performances at the World Saxophone Congress Gran Canaria (Nillni, Nodaira, Blank, Virtaperko), Aspekte Salzburg with Ensemble PHACE, Arc-en-Ciel (Saariaho, Mochizuki, Cerha) and many more!

SEASON 2022-2023

Conducting debut at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Conducting debut with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducting debut with the Collegium Novum Zurich 
Conducting debut with the Nouvelle Ensemble Contemporain

Conducting debut at Festival Klangspuren

Last season featured performances such as Wolfgang Mitterer's Phantom at the Elbphilharmonie, Feldman's opera Neither together with Juliet Fraser and the Slovak Radio Symphony OrchestraLigeti's Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures with the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Ensemble PHACE at the Wiener Konzerthaus. 


Playnick LARS MLEKUSCH LM1 LM2 mouthpieces

These mouthpieces are now also available in the USA through Silverstein

In Europe they are available through Thomann Music

The Playnick Lars Mlekusch mouthpieces offer a soft and warm palette of tone colors. They produce a round and full sound across all registers and facilitate both smooth legato playing and precise articulation.

Both mouthpieces play excellently with synthetic reeds (such as Legere Signature) as well as with traditional cane reeds.

Compared to the LM1, the LM2 model is slightly more open and brighter.

As a conductor and saxophonist, Lars Mlekusch has appeared in venues including Musikverein Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Cité de la Musique Strasbourg, Suntory Hall, Het Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Casa da Música Porto, Teatro Nacional de Cuba, National Concert Hall Taipei and at festivals such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Festival Wien Modern, impuls festival Graz or Salzburg Aspekte. He conducted ensembles and orchestras such as Collegium Novum Zürich, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble PHACE, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, OENM Salzburg, Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt or Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba. He is equally passionate about sharing his experience with the next generation. Since 2015 he is a professor at the Zurich University of the Arts and teaches masterclasses around the world.  


Lars Mlekusch hat sich als vielseitiger Dirigent, Saxophonist und Pädagoge einen Namen gemacht. 
Engagements führen in an namhafte Festivals und in viele der wichtigsten Konzertsäle. Sowohl als Dirigent wie auch als Saxophonist brachte er zahlreiche Werke zur Uraufführung. Ein besonderes Anliegen ist ihm der Austausch mit jungen Musikern. Seit 2015 lehrt er als Professor an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK). Er gibt weltweit Kurse an renommierten Hochschulen und Meisterkursen. CD-Produ
ktionen sind erschienen bei KAIROS, Col Legno, Gramola.

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Lars Mlekusch has been passionate about teaching and exchanging ideas with the next generation since the beginning of his career as a professional musician.
He is tremendously enjoying to share his knowledge with younger musicians and to keep learning from them as well. 


Lars Mlekusch is professor of saxophone, chamber music and contemporary music at the Zurich University of the Arts. Find more information about the studio, alumni, the different degree programs, auditions and much more. 

Lars Mlekusch is teaching this annual summer saxophone masterclass together with Christian Wirth (Paris) and Timothy McAllister (Michigan, USA) in Arosa, Switzerland.

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