Brian Kachur

Photo Credit: Tim Edwards

Bachelor of Music
Performance; Saxophone

Brian Kachur is an active performing artist from New Jersey. He studied with Dr. Timothy McAllister at the University of Michigan. Brian has performed with multiple ensembles at U-M, including the Symphony Band, Jazz Lab Ensemble and most recently with the U-M Symphony Orchestra as the soloist on Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances.” Brian was a semi-finalist in the 2020 NASA Collegiate Solo Competition, was a finalist in the University of Michigan Undergraduate Concerto Competition, and earned Second Prize in the 2017 NJ Wind Symphony Youth Soloist Competition. As part of Aero Quartet, Brian has earned First Prize at both the National MTNA Chamber Music Competition and the NOLA ChamberFest Competition. Brian has performed at various festivals, notably the Arosa Music Academy in Switzerland. He has participated in master classes with multiple artists such as Stephen Page, Lars Mlekusch and Christian Wirth. While away from U-M, Brian gives guest performances at public schools near his hometown and teaches private lessons to saxophonists in New Jersey.

Achievements

First Prize, National MTNA Chamber Music Competition, Winds Division
First Prize, NOLA ChamberFest Competition, Graduate Division
Finalist, University of Michigan Undergraduate Concerto Competition
Gottlieb Variations Award, 2020 U-M Collage Concert
Semi-Finalist, North American Saxophone Alliance Collegiate Solo and Quartet Competitions
Third Prize, 2019 Briggs Chamber Music Competition and Michigan Composer Prize Winner
Alternate Winner, Michigan MTNA Senior Woodwind Soloist Competition
Second Prize, 2017 New Jersey Wind Symphony Youth Soloist Competition