Berlage Saxophone Quartet
»What a refreshing breeze in the venerable quartet landscape! The instruments ‘vibrate’ and breathe together – the performers’ pleasure in their music takes hold of the audience immediately. A great pleasure!«
Valentin Erben – cellist in the Alban Berg Quartet
Formed by LARS NIEDERSTRASSER, PETER VIGH, KIRSTIN NIEDERSTRASSER and EVA VAN GRINSVEN in Amsterdam in 2008 the ensemble impressed right away with the infectious pleasure its members take in playing, their natural manner and their very musical performance.
They won prices at the GERMAN MUSIC COMPETITION 2011 in Berlin and were included in the 56th national selection of the “Konzerte junger Künstler” .They also won the renowned DUTCH CLASSICAL TALENT AWARD 2013 at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Their debut CD “SaxoFOLK” recorded at Dabringhaus&Grimm MDG was published in january 2014.
What if you were confronted with a dozen spirited saxophonists, male and female, embracing a stunning range of pitch and a delightful variety of repertoire? That wouldn’t be too much sax, would it? Not in the case of the Selmer Saxharmonic, a talented ensemble of German reed virtuosos, who for an hour may tempt you to cheat on your long-term relationship with the orchestra and its familiar strings, horns, and percussion.
Selmer Saxharmonic unites 12 of the most established and well-known German saxophonist and forms an outstanding and unique ensemble consisting of all the instruments of the saxophone family, from sopranino to bass saxophone.