Belgian conductor, music pedagogue and saxophonist Norbert Nozy (born 1952) teaches saxophone at the Maastricht Academy of Music. He also teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and has taught at Mechelen Conservatorium and North Texas State University.
He studied saxophone, percussion, and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and wind band and counterpoint at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven (Belgium). He studied orchestral conducting in Paris.
He started his musical career as a saxophonist and was a member of Belgium’s Saxofoonkwartet and the Koninklijke Muziekkapel van de Gidsen. He has represented Belgium at many saxophone symposia within and outside of Europe, and has performed as a soloist with nearly all Belgian symphony orchestras.
In 1985 he became the conductor of the Koninklijke Muziekkapel van de Gidsen (with which he recorded several CDs), he has conducted the Royal Netherlands Army Band "Johan Willem Friso", and has been a guest teacher with various philharmonic orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad. Currently, he is the conductor of the Koninklijke Harmonie of Thorn.
Norbert Nozy is a staunch supporter of new compositions for wind orchestras. He was awarded the Fuga Trophy for his efforts in this field by the Union of Belgian Composers in 1992. He is frequently asked to be a juror at international competitions such as the World Music Contest in Kerkrade and the International Band Competition in Valencia.