NEWSSince 1990, the International Adolphe Sax Association has set out to achieve the harmonious and coherent coordination of projects inspired by the emblematic figure of Adolphe Sax.

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8th International Adolphe Sax Competition


Final ranking

1st Laureate: PINCHUK Dmitry (RUS/ESP)
2nd Laureate: MALAGNINO Alessandro (ITA)
3rd Laureate: KAZAKOV Mikhail (RUS)
4th Laureate: HIRAI Wataru (JAP)
5th Laureate: IGARASHI Kenta (JAP)
6th Laureate: PETSKUS Vladimir (RUS)

Prize of the Composer of the compulsory work of the semi-final:

Prize of the Composer of the compulsory work of the final:

Congratulations !


The 6 finalists of the 8th International Adolphe Sax Competition are: 

HIRAI Wataru (JAP)
MALAGNINO Alessandro (ITA)
PETSKUS Vladimir (RUS)

The finals also take place at the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame in Dinant, on 10 and 11 November 2023 at 08:00 pm. Please be informed that access to the Collegiate Church will be denied after 8:00 pm. Thank you for your understanding.

  Follow the whole competition on and the finales on Matélé and RTBF Auvio. And Antenne CentreBx1VediaTélé MBBoukè.


The 18 semi-finalists of the 8th International Adolphe Sax Competition

Great Gathering of Saxophonists in Dinant
1000 & 7 sax !

Music lovers, thrill-seekers and concert-goers of all kinds are invited to Dinant on Sunday November 05.

A unique opportunity for hundreds of saxophonists to play together in a magical concert! Come to beat the record of the greatest gathering of saxophonists.

All those who have participated in the past to this popular event full of conviviality and emotion, never forgot and have only one desire, to return!

Sunday November 05, 2023 at 4 pm
Esplanade Princess Elisabeth B-5500 DINANT

As a warm-up to this show, Henri SELMER Paris will be presenting its Rewind programme in a giant quiz, with the chance to win a saxophone.


The House of Mister Sax

The House of Mr. Sax will reopen its doors. It is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

No reservation is necessary. 

Enjoy your visit and stay in Dinant!




Le Tour de Monsieur Sax

Would you like to occupy the new bandstand in Dinant? The Association Internationale Adolphe Sax will be happy to guide you through the booking process.

Thanks to the refurbished 350-seat tiered seating, this new tourist and cultural venue offers a new choice to organise shows and events for all audiences.

You can check the programme on our website. You can also use this page to submit your requests for occupation.

The 'Tour of Mister Sax' is there for you. Through your events, it only asks to serve and to vibrate. To live, quite simply.