BIOGRAPHY

Silas Kurth is a freelance saxophonist and a member of the Multiphonic Quartet.

 

After initial piano lessons, Silas began learning the saxophone at the age of nine. Additional drum and singing lessons followed. As a young student at the age of 16 he went to the Musikhochschule Würzburg, where he studied classical saxophone with Prof. Lutz Koppetsch. This was followed by a bachelor’s degree with Prof. Martin Hilner at the Robert Schumann Music Academy in Düsseldorf and an Erasmus semester with Prof. Arno Bornkamp at the Amsterdam Conservatory.

 

He received further musical impulses by attending master classes with well-known saxophonists, string and wind music teachers and by attending numerous chamber music courses. Silas Kurth teaches private students and, as a lecturer, has conducted orchestra rehearsals himself.

 

During his youth, Silas played in various orchestras and ensembles. In addition, he was a long-time member of the Federal Youth Orchestra, where he played under famous conductors.

 

As a soloist and with the Multiphonic Quartet, he has won numerous first prizes in national and international competitions as well as scholarships and awards.

 

Concerts have already taken him to Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Italy and China. In addition, he was seen and heard on various programs (including WDR, BR, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, ARD).