Joshua Hyde

Joshua Hyde is a saxophonist, improviser & composer.

Internationally recognised as a leading performer of new music he is co-artistic director and saxophonist with Parisian new music ensemble soundinitiative and half of scapegoat duo with Canadian percussionist Noam Bierstone. A member of Elision, he is also a regular guest with ensembles across Europe including Klangforum Wien, Musikfabrik, & Ensemble Intercontemporain.

Joshua’s discography includes releases on Integrated Records, NMC, HCR, Wergo and Torpor Vigil, and collaborations with some of the world’s most notable composers have resulted in an extensive list of premieres. Recent highlights include two new works for scapegoat from Pierluigi Billone & Michelle Lou, a collaboration on a new work for solo soprano saxophone with Bernhard Lang and performances of ‘The Third Space’ by Stefan Prins with Klangforum Wien & Nadar.

Particularly interested in the creation of immersive performance contexts, his compositional work often incorporates his own video and visual art. In 2018 the New Thread Quartet premiered ‘Bring mir einen Engel zurück’ at the DiMenna Center in New York City, and in 2017 a part of the ‘Vertical Horizons’ series was premiered with the
Son d’Ar-te Ensemble at the Casa da Musica in Porto.

Assistant professor of saxophone at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, he has been invited to teach, perform and lecture at universities across the world including Harvard, Oxford & Stanford universities. Joshua is artistic director and faculty member of the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy.

In 2011 Joshua won first prize and audience prize at the 3rd International Jean-Marie Londeix Saxophone Competition, and in 2014 was awarded a Kranichsteiner Musik Preis at the Darmstadter Ferienkurse.

A graduate of the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) in saxophone, chamber music and improvisation his saxophone teachers include Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Marie-Bernadette Charrier, and Barry Cockroft. Improvisation mentors have included Vincent LeQuang, Alexandros Markeas, Evan Parker and Rob Vincs, compositional guidance has come from Damien Ricketson, Pierluigi Billone, and Steven Takesugi, and he studied piano in Paris with Françoise Buffet-Arsenijevic.

Joshua Hyde is a Selmer Paris and D’Addario woodwinds artist.
Fotocredit: Regina Stelzer