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Joseph Lulloff

Name: Joseph Lulloff
Location: East Lansing
United States 48864
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Additional Info: Saxophonist Joseph Lulloff is one of today's most sought-after performers and clinicians. Acclaimed internationally for his innovative style and unparalleled virtuosity, Mr. Lulloff has been described by Branford Marsalis as "a marvelous musician" whose "knowledge of music, along with his ability to embrace music normally considered outside the sphere, makes him a joy to listen to." Mr. Lulloff performs regularly with symphony orchestras throughout the United States and as soloist in many of the most prestigious concert venues in the Americas, Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia and Japan.

He received the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Michigan State University. He has taught at the University of Illinois, and is currently Distinguished Professor of Saxophone Performance Studies at Michigan State University.

Joseph Lulloff has been a member of the summer artist faculty at the Brevard Music Center since 1999. Mr. Lulloff's honors include a Pro Musicis International Music Award, the Teacher/Scholar Award and the Distinguished Faculty Award from Michigan State University. As winner of the annual Concert Artists Guild and the Pro Musicis International Competitions, he has presented solo recitals at New York's Weill Recital Hall and major concert halls throughout the United States. New York Times critic Alan Hughes commented, "Mr. Lulloff’s artistry showed fine instincts for phrasing in both brilliant and pensive music." Lulloff has also performed in Russia at Moscow’s Autumn Festival for Contemporary Music.

Mr. Lulloff has appeared as guest soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and numerous other orchestras around the United States, Commenting on Mr. Lulloff’s recent solo performances of the Ingolf Dahl Saxophone Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra, Dan Rosenberg wrote in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "Lulloff was amazing. He traversed the instrument with seamless agility, filled out phrases for all their expressive worth and achieved dynamics from inaudible purrs to penetrating howls." The Akron Beacon Journal noted that "Joseph Lulloff played with all the finesse of a top-notch concert violinist." And the New York Times commented that, “…Mr. Lulloff demonstrated considerable virtuosity as a soloist.”

As alto saxophonist with the Capitol Quartet, Mr. Lulloff performs concerts and educational residence with this critically acclaimed saxophone quartet throughout the United States. He has also appeared with the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra with CQ. He has collaborated as a member of the wind sections of the Cleveland, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Lansing, Grand Rapids and the Brevard Music Center Symphony Orchestras,

Mr. Lulloff is active in the premiering and commissioning of new works, including those of Zack Browning, Michael Colgrass, David Cutler, Don Freund, Perry Goldstein, John Harbison, Jere Hutchenson, John Anthony Lennon, Ricardo Lorenz, David Maslanka, Ronald Newman, David Ott, Gunther Schuller, Charles Ruggiero, Greg Wanamaker, Scott Wyatt, and Paul Martin Zonn.

Equally adept with both classical and jazz repertoire, Mr. Lulloff is featured both as a soloist and ensemble member in numerous recordings on the Arabesque, Albany, AUR, Channel Classics, RCA, Sony, and Veriatza labels.
Additional Specialisms: Orchestral Playing, Session Work, Solo Performance, Contemporary Music, Jazz, Improvisation
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