Saxophones of the New World - Arcis Saxophone Quartet

21st July 2019 (Sunday), 5 pm
Chamber Hall of CKK Jordanki

Tickets: PLN 20 (BUY TICKET)

Artists:
Arcis Saxophone Quartet:

Claus Hierluksch (soprano saxophone)
Ricarda Fuss (alto saxophone)
Edoardo Zotti (tenor saxophone)

Jure Knez (baritone saxophone)

Programme:
Steve Reich: New York Counterpoint
Antonin Dvorak: Quartet F Major op. 96 „American"
Felix Mendelssohn, Capriccio op. 81 
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W. A. Mozart, Divertimento in F major KV 138
Samuel Barber: Adagio
Leonard Bernstein: "West Side Story" for saxophone quartet

“A fantastic ensemble that’s ‘still on fire’, innovative, and hell-bent on high-quality music making.” (Enjott Schneider)

These four young musicians from Munich, possessed of a charismatic and authentic stage presence, set audiences aflame with their spark-throwing enthusiasm and burning passion for this rare form of chamber music.

In their highly professional, exact interpretations, they explore the relationship between individual expressivity and the interwoven quality that makes chamber music what it is. And in doing so, they captivate listeners with their joy of playing and expressive depth. This eagerness to communicate, along with their acute perception of one another, makes possible virtually “una voce” articulation. The resulting effect is far-reaching both sonically and musically, with the saxophone’s entire spectrum of colour coming brilliantly to light.

March of 2013 saw the release of their first CD, “Arcis Saxophon Quartett spielt Enjott Schneider”, on Ambient Audio. In April 2017 their CD “Rasch” was released on Genuin.

The ensemble’s activities in 2013 were marked by important international accomplishments: they won first prizes at the Musikwettbewerb des Kulturkreises Gasteig e.V. (Munich; in addition to the Audience Prize), at the International Music Competition Concorso Argento (Italy), and at the First Classical Music International Internet-Festival “Chance Music” (Russia). They also received a third prize at the 13th Chieri International Competition (Italy), as well as a second prize at the Chamber Music Competition of the Alice Samter Foundation Berlin in 2014. In 2015 they won a first prize at the 4th international Contest – Festival of Chamber Ensemble Performance named after T.A. Gaidamovich in Magnitogorsk (Russia) and in 2016 a first prize at the 1st Rising Stars Grand Prix 2016 – International Music Competition Berlin.

Furthermore, the ensemble was honored with the Bayerische Kunstförderpreis 2016and awarded with the Scholarship of the Theodor-Rogler-Foundation, a Scholarship of Music by the City of Munich and a Scholarship of the Erika and Georg Dietrich Foundation.

The ensemble was founded in 2009 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, and studied chamber music under the Artemis Quartet at the Berlin University of the Arts, with additional instruction from Koryun Asatryan and Prof. Friedemann Berger in Munich. The quartet has been a member of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA, Prof. Hatto Beyerle, Prof. Johannes Meissl e.a.) since 2014.

In addition, they are supported by a scholarship of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now and the PE-Förderungen for Students of Music.

They take the world’s stages by storm: After their international debut in the Great Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow and the concert in Wigmore Hall, the invitation to play in Berlin Philharmonie in 2017 marked a new milestone in their career.


Main sponsor: Gmina Miasta Toruń
Main Partner: Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie

The event is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Regional Operational Programme of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for 2014-2020
Sponsors: Toruńskie Zakłady Materiałów Opatrunkowych S.A., Nova Trading S.A, Urbitor sp. z o.o.

Partners: Hanza Cafe, Kino Centrum, Muzeum Okręgowe, CMS Vienna
Organizer: Toruńska Orkiestra Symfoniczna

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