Hailed as a “pioneering instrumentalist and writer” and praised for his “surpassingly beautiful music” and “undoubtedly brilliant mind”, British saxophonist Alastair Penman is a dynamic and versatile performer and composer, presenting contemporary music in new and exciting ways. Having earned masters’ degrees in both Information and Computer Engineering (University of Cambridge) and Saxophone Performance (Royal Northern College of Music), Alastair has a strong interest in the fusion of live saxophone performance with electronic effects, backings, and enhancements... Read more
Radio 3 airplay and live performance
Recently Alastair has been selected as a BBC Introducing Artist, and his recording of Glass by Graham Fitkin from Electric Dawn was played on In Tune on Radio 3. The Borealis Saxophone Quartet have also been selected as BBC Introducting Artists, and on 9th December were interviewed by Sean Rafferty and performed live on air - listen again here (the quartet are on after the first piece).
Live Music Now
Park Lane Group
Alastair is delighted to have been selected as a Park Lane Group Young Artist 2016/17 with duo partner Edward Liddall. As part of the scheme they will be giving a recital at St John's Smith Square on Friday 28th April 2017. The programme will include a new piece by Alastair, commissioned by the Park Lane Group.
As part of his work as an educator Alastair maintains a YouTube channel of saxophone resources for students. The channel contains over 300 videos and has received over 500,000 views. Click here to visit.