Katia Beaugeais is an award-winning French-Australian saxophonist and composer. She is a Vandoren Paris and Selmer Saxophone Artist. Beaugeais’s music has been performed in America, Canada, Croatia, Slovakia, Austria, Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Peru,Taiwan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Beaugeais is doing a PhD in Composition analysing the dual role of a composer-performer at the Sydney Conservatorium. She is also writing an Education Composer Resource Kit featuring Australian saxophone music for the Australian Music Centre.

Performance and composition highlights include: solo recitals at the Selmer Saxophone Showrooms in Paris, Australian Embassy in Zagreb, World Saxophone Congress; performing her own saxophone concerto Terra Obscura - a Sydney Conservatorium Centenary Commission broadcast on ABC Classic FM; invited on a panel with the legendary Jean-Marie Londeix at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress, Strasbourg Conservatoire; interviewed by Boulevard des Productions Strasbourg TV; winning the prestigious 2010 ISCM/IAMIC International Society for Contemporary Music Young Composer Award; guest composer at the 2011 Zagreb Biennale in Croatia; First Light at Uluru for saxophone orchestra premiered in Strasbourg, Paris and England, and featured composer on ABC Classic FM’s 2017 International Women’s Day.

Beaugeais’s music has been performed by Ensemble Zeitfluss (Austria), Elly Bašić Music School (Croatia), Halcyon at the Cabarita Park Twilight Festival, Queensland and Sydney Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestras, Grevillea Ensemble with Yvette Goodchild, Sydney Symphony Fellowship players, Queensland Symphony Orchestra composer workshop, Sydney Conservatorium Wind Symphony First Light at Uluru premiere at the 2016 ANBOC Festival, followed by Adelaide Wind Orchestra and recording for the Australian Navy Band CD. For more info visit Beaugeais’s website: http://www.newmusicblock.com/