About Cédric

Cédric Delvaux with alto saxophone

Cédric Delvaux started his musical education at the age of 9 at the Genk Academy of Music, Word and Dance. In 2011 he made the switch to secondary school arts education at the Humaniora Kindsheid Jesu (Musart) in Hasselt. Cédric continued his studies at LUCA School of Arts – Lemmens Campus with Ms. Nadine Bal. In 2017 Cédric obtained his bachelor’s degree in music and also received a Playright+ prize for most meritorious bachelor’s degree. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he followed an Erasmus+ program at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (CSMA) in the class of Mariano García. In 2019, Cédric obtained his master’s degree in music with the greatest distinction with the same professor at LUCA School of Arts – Campus Lemmens. Cédric also obtained a master’s degree in chamber music with the highest distinction and the congratulations of the board of examiners at the aforementioned institution. Currently, Cédric is following a specific teacher training course in music and performing arts.

Cédric is mainly active as a chamber musician, performing both original saxophone repertoire and transcriptions of well-known chamber music works. Besides his duo 111 Keys, with pianist Frederik Cox, he takes part in numerous other ensembles such as: Mετα εnsemble, ATMOS Ensemble, Spiro Quartet and the Belgian Saxophone Choir (BSC). Cédric performs in Belgium and abroad (the Netherlands, France, Spain and China). In 2018 he played with Spiro Quartet for her Majesty Queen Mathilde in ‘Palais des Académies’ in Brussels. As a freelance saxophonist he has performed with the Belgian National Orchestra.

Besides being a performing musician, Cédric is a passionate educator who is keen on sharing his knowledge and experience tailored to each group or individual.

Cédric took part in several international courses and master classes with, among others: Kenneth Tse, Gerald McChrystal, Antonio Felipe Belijar, Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Christian Wirth, Arno Bornkamp, Masataka Hirano, Kyle Horch, Mario Marzi, Nacho Gascón, Christophe Grèzes, Christophe Bois, Johannes Thorell, Joonatan Rautiola, Jean-Denis Michat, Nikita Zimin en Lars Mlekusch.

“Cédric is an active musician. Among his many qualities, I would highlight his elegance in playing, wonderful sound and artistic sensitivity combined with a very high technical knowledge of the instrument. His refined sense about colors in music makes his interpretations rich and alive. He shines specially when playing chamber music where he develops all these colors and interesting ideas. It becomes a true pleasure to listen to him.”

– Mariano García,

Saxophone Professor at LUCA School of Arts – Campus Lemmens
Saxophone Professor at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya
Teacher at the European Saxophone University Gap

Winner of the PlayRight+ Prize in 2017

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