Idit Shner

As a classical saxophonist Idit has commissioned and recorded new music and performed solo recitals in the US and Israel. Her latest classical release, MINERVA, features new works by Ziv Slama, Stacy Garrop, Evan C. Paul and Andrea Reinkemeyer. Read a recent review of MINERVA from The Saxophonist Magazine.
Her third CD, Le Merle Noir, featuring music by Messiaen, Bozza, Partos, and Glass, was released on Origin Classics in August 2013. Her previous classical recording, FISSURES: 20th Century Music for saxophone and Harp with renowned harpist Yumiko Schlaffer, received great acclaim and was played on NPR’s All Things Considered. Idit has collaborated with Fireworks, Beta Collide and Third Angle (new music ensembles), and performed with the Oregon Symphony and the Eugene Symphony. Other appearances include CBDNA, the Northwest Percussion Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, the Oregon Bach Festival, and many North American Saxophone Alliance Conventions. During March 2006 she played in Israel as a featured soloist with a symphonic orchestra, and performed contemporary music at the national convention of the Society for Electro Acoustic Music in the US. Her last solo recital in Israel was broadcasted live on Voice of Music, a national public radio station.

Klonos (1993)

by Piet Swerts (b.1960)
Idit Shner, saxophone with Scott Marosek, piano

Éolienne (1983)

by Ida Gotkovsky (b.1932)
Idit Shner, saxophone with Linda-Rose Hembreiker, harp




Perpetum Mobile


Triptych (1998)

by Timothy Dwight Edwards
Idit Shner, for alto saxophone and digital audio




Prélude, Cadence et Finale (1955)

by Alfred Desenclos (1912-1971)
Idit Shner, saxophone with David Riley, piano

Rumanian Dances (1926)

by Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Idit Shner, saxophone with David Riley, piano

3rd Tango Etude (1926)

by Astor Piazzola
arranged and performed by Idit Shner

Ars, Nuef Etudes (1992)

by Christian Lauba (b.1952)
Idit Shner, with Patrick Posey, soprano saxophone

Renewing the Myth (1988)

by Marilyn Shrude (b.1946)
Idit Shner, saxophone with Scott Marosek

Algues: Seven Pieces (1988)

by Bernard Andrès (b.1941)
Idit Shner, saxophone with Linda-Rose Hembreiker, harp