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LOIS ALÉN

     Born in 1989, Lois started his music studies playing the piano at 7 years old. He found his passion for the saxophone at the age of 16 starting to study it with Prof. José Fungueiniño. The next year already he was accepted to study saxophone in the Conservatory of Santiago de Compostela in the class of Prof. Pablo Coello. In 2012 he finished his bachelor with the highest note from Conservatory of Music of the Balearic Island and in 2014 he finished his Master Degree in the prestige class of Prof. Daniel Gauthier in the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Köln (Germany). At the same time, Lois has gotten a Bachelor Degree in Instrumental Pedagogy in the HFMT Köln.
 

     Lois has had masterclasses and inspiring lessons from many prestige teachers and professors such as Jean-Marie Londeix, Ferenc Rados, Alan Damiens, Cuarteto Casals, Heime Müller, Mario Caroli, Nina Tichman, Hans-Dietrich Klaus, Marcus Weiss, Arno Bornkamp, Claude Delangle and David Smeyers just to mention a few. 

     In improvisation the composer Francois Rossé and the world known pianist Paulo Àlvares have been the most important teachers for Lois. At the same time he is a memeber of ”Ensemble of Experimental Music” of the HFMT Köln.

     Lois has aquired a lot of experience in the field of chamber music. He is a member of Trio Affekti, a unique ensemble of Saxophone, violin and piano, and he has played chamber music in various combinations with known and valued musicians. With these groups he has performed in festivals such as Beethovenwoche (Bonn, Germany), Scandinavian saxophone festival, Convivium Musicum Festival (Kragujevac, Serbia) Mallorca Saxophone Festival, Cambra Oberta, Festival dos Abrazos, Festival ”Primavera Musical”, Festival ”Art i Música”...

     Worth mentioning are also the tours he has made as a memeber of the CGS-ensemble, which have brought him to concert locations all over Europe. Furthermore, his interest in modern music has made him to co-operate with Francoise Rossé, Etienne Rolin, Félix Ibarrondo, Lisa Streich, Noriaki Mori, Alejandro Gómez... and premiere some of their pieces.

     He has been rewarded as a solist (competition ”Ramòn Guzman”, 1st prize) and as a chamber musician (”Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy”- competition, 3rd prize, "Mozart International Competition", 1st prize, and "Dreitter Kammermusikwettbewerb der HFMT Köln", 1st prize).

     He has also given masterclasses in Spain and in France. 

     Currently he is studying a Chamber Music Master with the Trio Affekti with Prof. Harald Schoneweg, Prof. Anthony Spiri and the Cuarteto Casals in the HFMT Köln.