Mr. Greg Banaszak
Greg Banaszak, one of today’s leading saxophonists, has performed with orchestras and at concert halls throughout the world. He has appeared as concerto soloist and recitalist throughout the United States, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, including the countries of France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Egypt, South Korea, the Dominican Republic, Finland, India and Japan.
As a fifteen year member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mr. Banaszak is a voting member for the music industry's annual Grammy Awards. Aside from serving as the Music Director here at Lutheran West, Mr. Banaszak serves on the faculties of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. He is a Vandoren Performing Artist, Selmer Saxophone clinician, and Rovner Products consultant, and endorses RS Berkeley instruments as well as DeJacques Inc., Pro Tec and Oleg Products. He has performed as saxophonist for the Cleveland Orchestra.
Mr. Banaszak is a B.M. cum laude graduate of the Hartt School of Music. He holds an M.M. degree “with distinction” from the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and an Artist Diploma from the Centre Musical d’Annecy in France.
Mr. Banaszak enjoys running and hiking, traveling abroad, and football.