Francisco Rusillo - Carlos Ordóñez

Francisco Rusillo performs her professional music studios with Marcos A. López Vergara in the CPM "Ramón Garay" Jaén, concluding with the highest grades. In 2012, he joined the class of John M. Jimenez Alba at the Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel Castillo" de Sevilla, where he obtained the diploma of Music with honours in saxophone.After completing a Master's degree in performance at the International University of Andalusia under the tutelage of Claude Delangle, acquired his studies in France: in 2016, he joined the class of Vincent David at the Conservatory of Versailles and the University of Paris in a Master's program in performance and Musicology. There he was part of numerous musical projects and develops an intense concert in the paris region, highlighting the involvement with the Ensemble Court-Circuit, the collaboration with the composer Philippe Hurel, specialization in baroque music in the class of the cellist François Poly or work with Alain Damiens to the realization of an adaptation unpublished Domaines, P. Boulez.Francis completed his training, receiving classes from leading pedagogues of the saxophone as: Jean Marie Londeix, Arno Bornkamp, Christian Wirth, Timothy McAllister, Otis Murphys, Mariano Garcia and Jean-Yves Formeau, among others. He has given concerts in different points of the Spanish geography, as well as in France, Belgium, Italy, Andorra, and Algeria. He is a founding member of the quartet Tetrakty in 2018, becoming an artist for brands Henri Selmer Paris and Vandoren in Spain.It has been a winner in more than fifteen international and national competitions of solo music and camera, among which stands out the First Prize in 2017 in one of the major international competitions for the saxophone: the Andorra SaxFest International Competition. In 2021 it ended by the Master in Musical Research of the International University of Valencia, with whom he has started down a road in the historical research of the pedagogy of the saxophone Spanish of the NINETEENTH century. Francisco is regularly invited to teach courses in different conservatories professional and higher. He is currently a player of the Symphonic Band of the Royal Guard of Madrid

Carlos Ordonez, who was born in Leganés (Madrid-Spain) in 1996, he begins his musical studies under the tutelage of master Angel Luis de la Rosa, who completes the professional grade of saxophone at the Conservatory of Music of Amaniel, getting the maximum rating : Award of Honor. He currently resides in Bordeaux (France), where higher studies of music under the tutelage of Marie-Bernadette Charrier and Hilomi Sakaguchi (PESDM Bordeaux Aquitaine).He has received numerous masterclasses of renowned performers and international masters such as Peter Paul Awnings Camera, Xabier Casal, Lars Mlekusch, and Jean-Marie Londeix, among others. While continuing his studies in France, he has performed several concerts with numerous municipal bands and symphony orchestras in Spain (Madrid, Castilla la Mancha, castile and León) and in France with the Orchestre d Harmonie de Bordeaux. He has been awarded prizes in national and international competitions, including the most important recognition of his musical career : the First Prize in the V International Competition of Saxophone Jean-Marie Londeix, held in Bangkok, Thailand, in July 2017, becoming the youngest winner in the history of one of the competitions most internationally renowned, chaired by the distinguished concert artist international Jean Marie Londeix with a jury of prominent musicians from all over the world. Finalist of the contest "Classic Wind Competition for saxophone and clarinet in Hamburg, 2018. It has recently been awarded "Ville de Lège Cap Ferret" with the trio Blocos (formed with Marc Olivier Point and Paul of the Source) in the contest Cap Ferret Open 2019 ( France) as well as direct access to the final of the international competition of chamber music in Osaka (Japan) and the competition Leopold Bellan (France). Previously, he received the "special Award for the Music of the Community of Madrid" (2016), the Prize of the Contest "Ramón Guzmán" of the Professional Section To be held in Santiago de Compostela (2013), 2nd Prize in the Music Competition "City of Avila" conOrion Trio of saxophones (2015), 1st Prize in the International Competition of Chamber Music "City of Vinaròs" with Thesis Quartet (2017). In his role as a performer he has performed concerts and recitals in Europe, Central america, Africa and Asia : Spain, France, Germany, Mexico, Morocco and Thailand; Acting in theaters and concert halls such as the National Auditorium of Madrid, Kursall of San Sebastian, Palau de les Arts of Valencia, Auditorium de l'opéra de Bordeaux and Prince Mahidoll Hall of Bangkok, among others.Carlos has participated as a soloist with various groups including: municipal Bands of Getafe (Madrid), Esquivias (Toledo) and Meaño (Galicia), Symphony Orchestra of the conservatory of music Amaniel, Orchestre d Harmonie du CRR de Bordeaux, Ensemble de saxophones Bordeaux Nouvelle Aquitaine, and Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also participated in numerous festivals saxophone and contemporary music, as the "II International Festival of Saxophone" in Puebla (Puebla, Mexico) by performing several concerts and masterclasses during the festival, "ENSEMS" (Spain) participating with Sigma Projet, "World Congress of saxophone" with the Ensemble of saxophones Bordeaux Nouevelle Aquitaine enZagreb (Croatia) and the "ClariSax Yucatan" being invited as a soloist, guest professor and chairman of the jury "Contest Pan american Saxophone Selmer Paris 2019" in Mérida (Mexico)Is a founding member of the trio Bloco's and member of Thesis Quartet that performs concerts, tours and masterclasses in Spain and France. As a teacher, he has taught several courses in interpretation among which stand out in the Faculty of Music of Mexico D. F, during the "Clari-Sax Yucatan" in Merida (Mexico), the course with Thesis Quartet in Valga (Pontevedra, Spain) and the festival EnSerra in Brazil.


Fantasies for two saxophones of John Mark and More



1. Seville: Fantasy Andalusian

2. Fear and Such: Fantasy on the grounds of the cavatina for soprano Max. Marchal

3. Echoes: Whim fantastic on the grounds of a piece of tube of G. Espinosa de los Monteros

4. Fantasy on motifs from the opera Luisa Miller

5. Second air varied oboe Soler (arranged for two saxophones)

6. Fantasy on motifs from the opera Lucrezia Borgia

7. Fantasy for two saxophones Leopoldo Martin Elexpuru

8. Fantasy on motifs from the opera la Traviata

9. Fantasy on motifs from the opera Norma

10. Flowers Rosinianas: fantasy Cavallini on grounds of operas Rosini.


John Mark and More was born in 1842 in Hondón de los Frailes, in the province of Alicante. Very little is known of his childhood and adolescence, except that he was a disciple of José Altamira, a musician most of the Infantry Regiment No. 1. Frames and More followed, like his mentor, a career in music linked to the militia, came to be a Musician More ―a term used since the mid-EIGHTEENTH century until the Second Republic to appoint the directors soldiers of the Regiment of the King and of the 2nd Regiment of Engineers.

In 1875 he held the square of the first saxophone in the Band of the Royal Body Guards Alabarderos. Although, prior to this year the instrument was already used in some military bands (such as Valencia or Barcelona) there was no legislation that rigiese inclusion officer in the template. From the Royal Order of August 7, 1875 saw the first opposition officials saxophone, in which they were called two-seater alto saxophone and two for bass saxophone to the well-known “Gang of Alabarderos”, so that John Mark and was one of the first saxophonists that, officially, it belonged to the military.

In 1881 he left his post as a saxophonist in the band's music and went on to occupy the direction of the Municipal Music Band of Albacete. It was in the bosom of the band, which he received in part of the Municipality of Albacete for his “good work”, a saxophone charge from Paris, with which the musician from alicante develop his activity as a concert performer, and on which it would conduct its own reforms, which will be treated later in this edition. In Albacete, Frames and More published two educational works: Full method and progressive saxophone and sarrusofón and Treated in the compendium of music education and band instrumentationboth published in 1889.

The master alicante represents a figure of great historical value in the development of the saxophone in Spain during the first years of existence of the instrument. So what do include the numerous concerts informative conducted within and outside of national borders. Frames and More appears as one of the first saxophonists spaniards entirely dedicated to this instrument, and, in his method, he developed his own training system for saxophone.


Francisco Rusillo

Carlos Ordonez Maple


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