Philipp A. Stäudlin is an award-winning virtuoso saxophonist that has performed hundreds of concerts throughout North America, Europe and Japan. His characteristic tonal qualities, deep sense of phrasing and superb technical skills make him one of the most unique voices in today’s classical saxophone world.
A native from Friedrichshafen, Germany, Stäudlin has appeared as a soloist with the Sinfonieorchester Basel, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Sound Icon, Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, Callithumpian Consort, Bielefelder Philharmoniker, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and The Providence Singers. Stäudlin has also performed with the Harvard Group for New Music, Equilibrium Ensemble, ECCE, Talea Ensemble, Steamboat Switzerland, Dinosaur Anex, Ensemble White Rabbit (former ensemble in Residence at Harvard University), Ludovico Ensemble, IGNM Basel, Alea III, Back Bay Choral, and many others.
A graduate of Musikhochschule Basel, Stäudlin received a Soloist Diploma, having studied with Marcus Weiss and Iwan Roth. He was awarded a full scholarship two years in a row from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to study with Kenneth Radnofsky at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where he received an Artist Diploma, as well as the Victor Rosenbaum Medal for the “most outstanding student.”
As the youngest competitor, Stäudlin won First Prize and Audience Prize in the Gustav Bumcke International Saxophone Competition.
As a former member of the New Art Saxophone Quartet he has received First Prize in the Chamber Music Competition of the German Music Foundation and the Artist in Residence newcomer’s award with German Radio.
Philipp A. Stäudlin is a member of the ensemble Sound Icon, Callithumpian Consort, EQ Ensemble, and is Professor of saxophone at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He also is on the applied music faculty at Tufts University and MIT.