The first edition of the Rayuela Sax Meeting will be held in Albacete from 5 to 8 May 2022 and will be organised by the Ensemble Rayuela .
The project is born from the common desire to transmit the spirit of the Ensemble to the new generations of saxophonists. A project marked by the search for new artistic horizons and the interaction between the different social and cultural actors, gathered around the wide range of activities that will take place at the Rayuela Sax Meeting 2022.
The central axis of the event revolves around pedagogy: the lessons are designed for amateurs as well as for young virtuosos, for saxophonists of all ages and levels; in short, for all those who wish to attend this original meeting individually, with a quartet or with a chamber music group beyond the saxophone.
In this first edition, the festival's pedagogical team is made up of Rui Ozawa, Raquel Paños, Nahikari Oloriz, Livia Ferrara and Kishin Naghai, members of Ensemble Rayuela; we will also be honoured to have the presence of Patricia Coronel and, as a special guest, Vincent David.
Participants will be able to enjoy a large number of varied activities with the saxophone as the protagonist: concerts, a conference focused on cultural management and the development of personal projects as a complement to the training of students, a reparation workshop, exhibitions by different brands with the latest developments in the world of the saxophone and a call for projects by emerging groups.
Mª Victoria Leal Utiel
The first edition of the Rayuela Sax Meeting will be held in Albacete from 5 to 8 May 2022 and will be organised by the Rayuela Ensemble.
It is a real honour to be part of this initiative through a few lines that I write with emotion and full of gratitude. Culture, in any of its forms, is emotion, is truth, is life... and every initiative that comes to our province to contribute to its development and expansion, bringing to our neighbours glimpses of this art, deserves all my gratitude and, of course, all my recognition and admiration.
This first edition of 'Rayuela Sax Meeting' is a breath of fresh air and a space of musical quality in capital letters, which comes to add to the rich and varied cultural programme that season after season draws this Albacete of ours, which is a perfect meeting place where each and every artistic discipline is welcome and where artists feel at home, because this province is open, plural... and tremendously welcoming.
And it dawns, every day, with its arms open, always ready to be the stage for new stories and new histories, for encounters and reunions, with new proposals and better shows for the delight of the citizens and, on this occasion, as a councillor of the Madrigueras Town Council, I cannot hide my pride in knowing that I am proud to know that the province is always ready to be the stage for new stories and new histories, for encounters and reunions, with new proposals and better shows for the delight of the citizens, I cannot hide my pride in knowing that the group Ensemble Rayuela, the creator of this initiative, counts among its members a woman from La Mancha, Raquel Paños Castillo, who together with Rui Ozawa, Nahikari Oloriz Maya and Livia Ferrara, gives life to this magnificent quartet.
Four brave, adventurous, brave women, gifted with an extraordinary talent that they have been able to enrich through hard work and passion for music; making each instrument an extension of their dexterous hands; an art that now comes to our province to remind and enrich us through a conference that will be a meeting point for national and international teachers and students of all ages and places.
A unique opportunity that no one can miss...
María Victoria Leal Utiel
Councillor of Madrigueras Town Council (Albacete)
Vincent David and Patricia Coronel
Casa de la Cultura José Saramago and especially to Javier Hidalgo
CPM "Tomás de Torrejon y Velasco", Real Conservatorio de Música y Danza de Albacete, and CSM de Castilla la Mancha. Thanks to the management and pedagogical team of the centres for the immense help received both in the elaboration and the development of this project.
Javier Martí, Cari García and Daniel Durán
María Victoria Leal, Carmen Fuentes, Ana García
and all the volunteers who have offered their selfless help.
To all the collaborators and sponsors who have made it possible to carry out this first Rayuela Sax Meeting in the best possible conditions, and of course to the participating students, without whom this adventure, which has only just begun, would not be possible.