Olivier Sliepen (1979) studied saxophone in Luxembourg with
Guy Goethals, then with Arno Bornkamp at the Conservatory in Amsterdam, where he was awarded an excellent bachelor in 2002, and a master with distinction in 2004. In 2004, the Erasmus exchange program allowed him to work with Claude Delangle at the Conservatoire de Paris.
Olivier Sliepen was the winner of the Concours de l’EMCY in 1995 and of the Gustav Bumcke Competition in 1999. As a soloist he regularly performs with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg,the Solistes Européens,Ensemble Insomnio, and plays at renowned festivals such as the Holland Festival, the Prinsengrachtfestival,the Elektronischer Frühling Wien, the Gaudeamus Muziekweek and the World Music Days.
In 2002 he was invited by the Frankfurt Ballet to create a new composition by Thom Willems based on a new choreography by William Forsythe.
He’s a member of “United Instruments of Lucilin” (www.lucilin.lu) and the Amstel Quartet (www.amstelquartet.nl). The latter has won several international awards,such as the 1st Prize at the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition,Ohio,the Uitmarkt Kamermuziekprijs 2004, the Anton Kersjes Prijs at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Gaudeamus Competition 2006 and Concert Artists Guild 2006, New York.
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