F.I.S.P. - Palmela Internacional Saxophone Festival

With first edition in 2005, FISP is a International Saxophone Festival that already made lovers and followers in the entire world. The persistent crossing between the pedagogy and the performance make this festival unique, a great opportunity to learn and share about music and the saxophone. Assuming itself as a service public service, this festival offers more than 20 concerts, masterclasses, workshops, lectures, the “Vitor Santos” International Saxophone Competition, clinics… Among the principal Portuguese saxophone protagonists, this festival has brought some of the most important international musicians of the actuality, having brought thousands of saxophone lovers and students in the last 12 years.

As some of our international guests said before, FISP is a unique artistic experience, that can’t be missed! FISP – Festival Internacional de Saxofone de Palmela is organized Artemsax, Sociedade Filarmónica Humanitária, Conservatório Regional de Palmela, with the artistic direction of João Pedro Silva. The organization is composed of a wide and multidisciplinary team working exclusively on a voluntary basis.

James Houlik
“(…) Frankly, I know of no other event that comes close to achieving what I just experienced.”

Otis Murphy
“FISP has a strong tradition of excellence, filled with a wide variety of saxophone events. I had a fantastic week there in beautiful Palmela making music with wonderful friends!”

Gary Smulyan
“I travel all over the world as an educator and a performer and this particular festival is particularly special”

Mario Marzi
“I have participated to many festivals around the world, but I think that I haven’t ever found a so good organization and acceptance.”

Claude Delangle
“The Palmela Saxophone Festival is a wonderful event! A great opportunity for young players meeting, performing, having advices from and listening to the top INTERNATIONAL player”

Henk van Twillert
“The International Sax. Festival of Palmela, became one of the important sax festivals on the world”

Miguel Garrido Aldomar
“Nos hemos quedado maravillados y asombrados con el festival, por su calidad y por todas las atividades(…)”

Gerard McChrystal
“FISP is not only a very important festival in Portugal but now internationally also”

António Filipe Belijar
“Uno de los mejores festivales de saxofón de la actualidad a nivel mundial”

Vicente Contador Verdasco
“Este Festival es uno de los mejores de los que existen en la actualidad”

Organization Quarteto Artemsax, Sociedade Filarmónica Humanitária, Conservatório Regional de Palmela
Artistic Director João Pedro Silva
Site www.fispalmela.com
Email info@fispalmela.com