Amit Dubester is an Israeli-born classical saxophonist, improvisor and pedagogue based in Zürich.
He began his musical studies in Kfar Saba and Tel Aviv. In 2014, he went on to pursue his academic studies at the Academy of Music and Dance in Strasbourg and the Zurich University of the Arts where he completed his Master of Arts in Music Performance and in Music Pedagogy.
Winner of numerous international music competitions, scholarships and grants as a soloist and as a chamber musician, he also makes regular appearances with orchestras at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals across Europe, Israel and the USA: Berlin Philharmonie, Musikverein Wien, Théatre du Châtelet, Tonhalle Zürich, Opernhaus Zürich and Bayreuther Festspiele, to name a few.
Furthermore, he often performs with ensembles such as the Israeli Contemporary Players and Ictus Ensemble, which specialise in performing new music.
Amit Dubester aspires to express himself in a vast palette of musical languages. He is a passionate performer of transcriptions as well as new music, and is a co-founder of the improvisation quartet Piffalamozza, which specialises in presenting the fascinating world of Commedia dell’Arte through a unique mixture of early music, free improvisation and original compositions, combined with different theatrical aspects.
As an enthusiastic advocate of the saxophone, he regularly collaborates with contemporary composers such as Philippe Leroux, Brett Dean, and Klaus Lang.
Amit Dubester currently works as saxophone teacher in the Pre-College and Schulmusik/Musik und Bewegung departments at the Zurich University of the Arts. Moreover, he’s a founding member and teacher in the Alhayez Arab-Jewish School for Arts in Akko, Israel, which is destined to serve as a bridge between the two populations through a shared passion for the arts.
In 2020, he created the Big Sax Project, an online educational platform for saxophone students of all levels and ages.
Amit is a Henri Selmer Paris Artist and a D’Addario Woodwinds Artist.