Biography

Classical saxophonist Lucia Boeck is one of the leaders of her generation in developing the musical and technical possibilities of the saxophone.

Born in 1998 and raised in Lower Austria, Lucia Boeck received her first music lessons in recorder, clarinet and bassoon at the age of seven at her local music school. Lucia`s passion for the saxophone started at the age of ten at her local music school. At the age of 15, Lucia received saxophone lessons at music school Bad Vöslau under the direction of Michaela Reingruber. Afterwards, Lucia continues her saxophone studies at University of Music and performing Arts Vienna, studying under the direction of Christian Maurer. In 2021 she graduated from University of Music and performing Arts Vienna with a bachelor’s degree in music education with distinction. At the moment she continues her concert studies and her master program in music education under the direction of Christian Maurer at University of Music and performing Arts Vienna.

She has earned recognititon for her music making as a first prize winner and special prize winner of the Grand Virtuoso International Music Competition Salzburg 2019. as a second prize winner of the 3. Danubia Talents Liszt International Music Competition 2021, as a prize winner of the Rising Stars Grand Prix Berlin 2019, as a silver star award winner of the international MusicandStarsAwards Online Competition 2021, as a first prize winner of the Austrian National Music Competition “Prima la musica”, as a prize winner of the Austrian National popular Music Competition “Podium jazz, pop, rock” and more.

As a soloist , she has peformed at venues like Philharmonie Berlin, Mozarteum Salzburg, Austrian classical Radio Ö1, Radio Lower Austria, Festspielhaus St. Pöten, Stadttheater Wiener Neustadt and more.

Lucia participated in masterclasses from notable saxophonists Alain Crepin, Chien-Kwan Lin, Jean-Denis Michat, Sergey Kolesov, Asako Inoue, Nikita Zimin, Christian Wirth, Simon Diricq, Vincent David, Pawel Gusnar, Alexander Stepanov, Erzsébet Seleljo, Asya Fateyeva, Philippe Portejoie, Romain Zante, Joshua Hyde, Christine Rall, Elliot Riley, Nicolas Prost, Dragan Sremec, Hans De Jong, Gerald Preinfalk, Peter Rohrsdorfer, Michael Krenn, Andreas van Zoelen, Theodore Kerkezos and Massimiliano Donninelli.

Lucia often enjoys cooperating with other musicians, including orchestra projects with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the “Salzburger Festpiele”, Vienna Symphonic Orchestra as part of the “Bregenzer Festspiele”, “Jugendsinfonieorchester Niederösterreich” , Junge Bläserphilharmonie Niederösterreich and more. As a saxophone soloist, Lucia has performed two-times at Radio Lower Austria. Furthermore , she has also performed as a clarinetist in an Austrian folk music radio program at Radio Lower Austria.

Beetween 2014 and 2018, Lucia played as a bassoonist in the Lower Austrian Youth Orchestra under the musical direction of conductor Martin Braun. Alongside her activities as a classical saxophonist, Lucia has also a passion for composing, for crossart projects and for the viennese oboe with which she can play baroque music.

Compositions and Arrangements

  • Two Bagatelles for alto saxophone solo
  • Le Pont Japonais – Tableaux d’impressionnisme pour saxophone alto et contrebasse
  • Colours for soprano saxophone
  • Just for Slap for three saxophones, bass clarinet and loop
  • The Practice Police for alto saxophone solo
  • Abstieg for alto saxophone solo
  • Felix Bernard Winter Wonderland arranged for saxophone ensemble, bass and drums

References

Allegro Vivo Festival, Bregenzer Festspiele, Grafenegger Frühling, Wien Modern, Salzburger Festspiele, Schwaigen-Reigen-Festival, JazzFest Kirchberg am Wechsel, Jazzakademie Zeillern and more.