About

 photo by Max Breslow

photo by Max Breslow

New York based saxophonist Geoffrey Landman is a performer, teacher, and advocate of the saxophone and new music.  He has performed across North America, France, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, Thailand, and in New York City’s most well-known venues including Carnegie Hall, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, The United Nations, Trinity Wall Street, Roulette, The Kitchen, The Morgan Library, and The Stone.

Geoffrey Landman has presented recitals and masterclasses at schools including Berklee College of Music, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Temple University, and Manhattan School of Music. He has performed as soloist with the University of Cincinnati CCM Wind Ensemble, the Bach, Beethoven & Brahms Society Orchestra, and the Yale Philharmonia, and at festivals including the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Tanglewood New Music Festival, MIKROS Festival, and Mise-en Festival.

Geoffrey Landman is a founding member and soprano saxophonist of the New Thread Saxophone Quartet, and one half of the Landman/Stadler Saxophone Duo along with Basel, Switzerland-based saxophonist Patrick Stadler. Geoffrey is the saxophonist of the Either/Or Ensemble and Wavefield Ensemble, and has performed with groups including the Talea Ensemble, Argento New Music Project, Metropolis Ensemble, and Fireworks Ensemble. As an orchestral saxophonist, he performs with Novus NY and Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and was a Fellow at the 2015 and 2016 Tanglewood Music Festivals.

Having premiered over 80 works for saxophone, Mr. Landman has worked with composers such as Philippe Leroux, Christian Lauba, Ann Cleare, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Elliott Sharp among many others. Geoffrey has collaborated with many acclaimed artists, including vocalists Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Tony Arnold, Lena Willemark, and Ulrika Bodén; JACK String Quartet, TILT Brass, Prism Quartet, pianist/composer Osnat Netzer, and poet J.D. McClatchy. He has recorded for labels including New World, Sterling Modern, New Focus, Navona, and BMOP/sound. Landman’s performance at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre of Karin Rehnqvist’s Rädda mig ur dyn for alto saxophone and soprano voice (Ulrika Bodén) was chosen by the composer to be included in her album “LIVE” on the Sterling Modern label, which was awarded the 2014 Swedish Grammy for ‘Classical Album of the Year’.

Geoffrey holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BM), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM), Post-graduate work at the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel in Switzerland, and is ABD (anticipating Dec. 2018 graduation) at the New England Conservatory as the first DMA candidate for saxophone performance in the schools history.  His principal teachers are Donald Sinta, Marcus Weiss, James Bunte, and Kenneth Radnofsky. Geoffrey Landman is a Conn-Selmer and D’Addario Woodwinds performing artist and performs exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones and D’Addario Reserve reeds.