Preston Duncan In Recital: UMN - Schmitt Music Saxophone Series

The University of Minnesota School of Music and Schmitt Music Sax Shop present saxophonist and educator Preston Duncan In Recital on Saturday, March 17th at 1PM!

An internationally acclaimed performer and educator based out of Minneapolis, Preston Duncan has been hailed as “displaying his saxophone mastery” (The Indianapolis Star) with “virtuosic brilliance” (The Muncie Start/Press) as a “terrific talent” (Marvin Hamlisch).


SAXOPHONE RECITALSaturday, March 17 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Questions about saxophones or the UMN-Schmitt Music Saxophone Series? Contact Adam Du Vall, Schmitt Music Sax Shop Manager, at 763-398-5409 for event information.

Preston Duncan, saxophone

He has appeared as soloist throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. He has performed on over 65 occasions as soloist with large ensembles including The Indianapolis Symphony Orchesta, La Grande Orchestre des Alpes de la Mer of Nice, the Bowling Green State University Philharmonic, the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra and many others. He has performed internationally in such prestigious venues as the Salle Verdi (Milan), the American Embassy (Paris), The Royal Conservatory (Brussels), Circle Theater (Indianapolis), UNAM Hall (Mexico City), the National University (Taipei), Salle Verdi (Montevideo), the National Conservatory (Zagreb), the National Conservatory (San Jose), and Disneyland (Los Angeles).

As a chamber musician he has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Indianapolis Pops, The Minnesota Pops, The Indianapolis Symphony and with such acclaimed artists as Rosemary Clooney, Azmira-Woodward-Page, Marvin Hamlisch and Jeremy Denk.

Duncan was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Paris, France.He has won numerous awards and prizes including 1st prize in the MTNA National Woodwind Competition. He was the featured performer and educator at the 1st Annual Taiwanese National Saxophone Festival, the 12th Annual Encuentro Universitario Internacional de Saxofón in Mexico City and Saxfest Costa Rica in 2015. This summer will be the featured performer at the 4th International Festival of Saxophones in Montevideo Uruguay.

Duncan currently teaches saxophone at the University of Minnesota. During the summer he teaches on the faculty at Ticino Musica International in Lugano Switzerland and Shell Lake Arts Center. He has premiered works by Bernard Rands, Ernesto Pellegrini, Joseph Dangerfield, Kenneth Fuchs and many others. Duncan performs exclusively on the Buffet Senzo saxophone and the Eugene Rousseau RC4 Mouthpiece.