Aaron Stewart

Artist Associate of Applied Music
M.M. University of Massachusetts
Specialty: Saxophone

as2487@rutgers.edu

Biography

Born in Paris, France (1985), Saxophonist Aaron Stewart has appeared in ensembles as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician at venues including the International Saxophone Symposium in Washington, D.C., The Kimmel Center, Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Holywell Music Hall at Oxford University, The Kitchen, NYC, and Carnegie Hall. Mr. Stewart has been actively involved in classical and contemporary music performances in Philadelphia since 2007, and has performed with various ensembles at The Curtis Institute, Symphony in C, NJ, as well as being called as saxophonist for The Philadelphia Orchestra. He has devoted much of his artistic energy to premiering new works and collaborating with composers such as Iancu Dumitrescu, Matthew Greenbaum, Jeremy Gill, and has established himself as one of the most sought-after contemporary saxophonists in Philadelphia. Mr. Stewart is a founding member of the ARCANA New Music Ensemble whose last few performances have been announced as Arts Sections top picks by the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, and reviewed by the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In 2013 Aaron Stewart completed his Master of Music degree in saxophone performance as student and graduate teaching assistant to professor Lynn Klock at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and taught students of the Five College Consortium in the Pioneer Valley. His teachers also include Marshall Taylor, Gilles Tressos, and Christophe Bois, and has performed in master classes for Timothy McAllister, Claude Delangle, and members of Ensemble Musikfabrik.