Lars Mlekusch was born in Switzerland and has established himself as one of the most sought after saxophonists and teachers. He has performed in many European countries as well as in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Canada, USA and New Zealand. Lars Mlekusch was a guest musician with the world renowned Klangforum Wien for ten years until he joined the ensemble PHACE as their saxophone soloist. He is the artistic director and conductor of the Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra and with the Duo Saxophonic he is exploring the possibilities of saxophone with live-electronics.
At the age of only 26, he was appointed professor of saxophone and chamber music at the Konservatorium Wien University in Vienna, where he is leading a highly successful international saxophone class. From 2004 to 2007 he was teaching saxophone at the University of Music in Basel. In 2015 he has also been appointed the new saxophone professor at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
Lars Mlekusch has been invited to teach masterclasses at renowned institutions such as the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musqique et de Danse de Paris, Conservatorium Amsterdam, Koninklijk Conservatorium and Conservatoire Royal Brussels, Chopin University of Music Warsaw, Lausanne University of Music, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi Milano, Conservatorio Santa Cecilia Roma, Conservatorio Real Superior Madrid, Conservatorio Superior Sevilla, Conservatoire Boulogne- Billancourt, Royal College of Music London, Conservatorio Superior Palma de Mallorca, Shanghai Conservatory, Bejing Central Conservatory, Senzoku Gauken College Tokyo, Northwestern University Chicago, Eastman School of Music, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bowling Green State University or the University of Toronto. In 2014 he was a jury member of the prestigious Int. Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinant and in 2011 at the Int. Saxophone Competition Nova Gorica and at the 3rd Int. Jean-Marie Londeix Competition Bangkok. Lars Mlekusch has been invited to the faculties of the prestigious European Saxophone University Gap and of the Impuls Academy Graz.
Lars Mlekusch is a graduate from the University of Music in Basel (Marcus Weiss) and from Northwestern University (Frederick L. Hemke). He also enjoyed conducting classes with Emilio Pomárico in Milan, which led him to explore a new musical journey through conducting.