FISP is a International Saxophone Festival that already made lovers and followers in the entire world. The persistent crossing between the pedagogy and the performance make this festival unique, a great opportunity to learn and share about music and the saxophone.
The organization decided not to cancel or postponed this year edition, facing the bid challenge of reinvent this particular event. FISP essence is the contact, the diversity, the communion and sharing between all, the public, the students, the artists, the organization. Will be impossible to recreate this peculiar atmosphere in an online scenery… So, a new model was thought, that could bring a little of atmosphere, with the participation of a great international and Portuguese artists line-up.
Assuming itself as a service public service, this festival offer a great concerts program, lectures, round tables, a saxophone research spot, the VIII “Vitor Santos” International Saxophone Competition, clinics…
Among the principal Portuguese saxophone protagonists, this festival bring some of the most important international musicians of the actuality, having brought thousands of saxophone lovers and students in the last 16 years.
FISP - Palmela International Saxophone Festival is organized by the Artemsax Quartet, the Humanitarian Philharmonic Society, Palmela Regional Conservatory and have João Pedro Silva as Artistic Director. FISP have a large and multidisciplinary organization team, with more than 40 people, all voluntary, including the promoting entities and artistic direction.
As some of our international guests said before, FISP is a unique artistic experience, that can’t be missed!
Este Festival es uno de los mejores de los que existen en la actualidadVicente Contador Verdasco
The International Sax. Festival of Palmela, became one of the important sax festivals on the worldHenk van Twillert
FISP is not only a very important festival in Portugal but now internationally also.Gerard McChrystal
Nos hemos quedado maravillados y asombrados con el festival, por su calidad y por todas las atividades(...)Miguel Garrido Aldomar
I have participated to many festivals around the world, but I think that I haven't ever found a so good organization and acceptance.Mario Marzi
(...) Frankly, I know of no other event that comes close to achieving what I just experienced.James Houlik
FISP has a strong tradition of excellence, filled with a wide variety of saxophone events. I had a fantastic week there in beautiful Palmela making music with wonderful friends!Otis Murphy