Artist Associate of Applied Music
M.M. University of Massachusetts
Born in Paris, France, (1985) Saxophonist Aaron Stewart has appeared in the United States and abroad in venues that include the International Saxophone Symposium in Washington, D.C., The Academy of Music, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center, Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute, The Holywell Music Hall at Oxford University, The Kitchen, NYC, and Carnegie Hall. Mr. Stewart has been involved in classical and contemporary music performances in Philadelphia since 2007, and has performed with various ensembles at The Curtis Institute of Music, featured with Symphony in C, NJ, as well as the Philadelphia Ballet and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. In 2008 he was called to perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has devoted much of his artistic energy to premiering new works and collaborating with internationally acclaimed composers and has established himself as one of the most sought-after contemporary saxophonists in Philadelphia. Most recently Mr. Stewart has appeared as soloist for Philadelphia Fringe and Bowerbird events and is a founding member of the ARCANA New Music Ensemble whose past performances have been announced as Arts Sections top picks and reviewed by the New York Times, The New Yorker, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. In addition to solo performances on a Luciano Berio Symposium (2016) and performance-lectures on Minimalism (2019) and Spectral Music (2020) at The Curtis Institute, Mr. Stewart is a recipient of the Tuttle Creative Residency (2019) at Haverford College. He has given performance-lectures for the International Saxophone Academy, and most recently has presented masterclasses at Bennington College, Vermont.