SANA (Jambes 1931 - Malmedy 2000) Paul
Translated by Luc Van Loock
Paul SANA (Jambes 1931 - Malmedy 2000)
Paul Sanawas born in Jambes on March 24, 1931 and died in Malmedy on February 25, 2000. During World War II, he studied the solfeggio, the piano and the clarinet at the Academy of Music in Namur, while working on harmony and conterpoint with private teachers. He studied the saxophone, the violin and later the double-bass by self teaching, but very thoroughly. From the age of 20 he always conducted brass and wind bands, symphonic orchestras and chamber music ensembles, frequently accompanying internationally renowned soloists. Paul Sana became a composer at a very early stage and we owe him more than sixty original works for solo instruments with piano, for various wind ensembles and for a large number of original works and of transcriptions for brass and wind bands. Paul Sana was a director of the Festival of Chamber Music in Stavelot.