James Houlik has been critically acclaimed around the world as the preeminent saxophonist. He has introduced the unexpected beauty of his instrument wherever open ears seek a refreshing new voice. He performs with many of the world’s great orchestras, most often performing music that has been composed for him by such composers as Morton Gould, Robert Ward, Russell Peck, Eric Ewazen, and many more. His concerto recordings have helped to set a new standard of saxophone performance, prompting The London Daily Mail to recognize him as “The World’s Great Saxophone Virtuoso.” He has appeared in the major music capitals of the world, including orchestral performances in Brazil, The Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan, Portugal, Italy, South Africa, Turkey, and many more. With a combination of engaging repertoire and compelling artistry on an already popular instrument, James Houlik serves up dependably exciting performances.
“His playing is technically secure, his tone is big and
cello-like, and musicianship is never in doubt. Houlik is as
good a classical saxophonist as one is likely to encounter.”
– American Record Guide