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Tim He, Saxophone, 17

17 year old saxophonist Tim He (second from left) was admitted early to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tim He, a saxophonist from the Chicago area, was one of the first students to attend ChiArts, the new Chicago High School for the Arts and took early admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Six Metamorphoses after Ovid – Britten
I. Pan (2:30)
IV. Bacchus (2:00)

Concerto for Saxophone – Lars-Erik Larsson
II. Adagio (10:00)

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano – Paul Creston
II. With Tranquility (4:30)
I. With Vigor (4:30)

Tableaux de Provence – Paule Maurice
I. Farandoulo di Chatouno (Farandoledes Jeunes Filles) (2:30)
II. Cansoun per Ma Mio (Chanson pour Ma Mie) (1:20)
III. La Boumiano (La Bohemienne) (1:15)
IV. Dis Alycamps L’Amo Souspire (Des Alyscamps L’Ame Soupire) (4:30)
V. Lou Cabridan (Le Cabridan) (4:00)


Tianyao (Tim) He, 17, is  a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pursuing a BM in saxophone performance.  He has been playing the saxophone for nine years and clarinet for three.  Tim was a finalist for the 2010 Crain-Maling Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions and a category winner of the 2010 Walgreens Concerto Competition. He was also an active member of Midwest Young Artist playing in the symphony orchestra as well as being involved in the chamber programs.

Currently he studies with Professor Debra Richtmeyer at UIUC and his past primary teachers include Jeremy Ruthrauff, Shawn Tracy, and Dileep Gangolli. He has also taken lessons with Eugene Rousseau, members of the Habanera Sax Quartet, Ken Radnofsky and masterclasses with Otis Murphy and Kenneth Tse.

  • Phoebe

    I did not know Saxophone can plan so beautiful pieces until Tim He did. Tim is such a talent young musician. Congratulations on Tim’s achievement!
    I also thank David Polk for hosting this great program.

  • Wonderful performance! I am really proud of you–our young artist. Keep on working and you will be great.

  • Mei Yong

    Congratulations! Tim He!

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