Lars Mlekusch graduated from the Hochschule für Musik in Basle (where he was taught by Marcus Weiss) and the Northwestern University in Evanston (where he was taught by Frederick L. Hemke). Lars Mlekusch is one of today’s most sought-after saxophonists and contemporary music teachers.

He has performed in various European countries, as well as in Japan, Taiwan, China, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. For ten years, Lars Mlekusch was a guest musician with the world-renowned Klangforum Wien ensemble. Later, he joined PHACE, based in Vienna, as a solo saxophonist. He is also Artistic Director and Conductor of the Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra. With his Duo Saxophonic, he explores the possibilities of the saxophone in the fi eld of electronic live music. Lars Mlekusch has been a jury member at the International Saxophone Competition in Nova Gorica and at the 3rd Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Bangkok. He has also been invited by the European University of Saxophone in Gap and by the impuls Academy in Graz. In 2005, when only 26 years of age, Lars Mlekusch was appointed Professor of Saxophone and Chamber Music at the Konservatorium Wien University, where he successfully teaches an international saxophone class at a high level. From 2004 to 2007, he also taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Basle and gave classes alongside Emilio Pomárico in Milan. Lars Mlekusch is regularly invited to give master classes all over the world, in Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Chicago, and elsewhere.