Nordic Saxophone Quartet
Nordic Saxophone Quartet

“The clear and virtuoso sound of saxophones, the highly professional control of breath and sound, the original interpretation of already known and new works made this concert an unforgettable event….”

The Day newspaper Kiev/Ukraine

 

”It is the first time that the Argentine Ministry of Culture programs such a concert and the success of it was remarkable!”

Dr Juan Ortiz de Zarate - Artistic Director Area of Contemporary Music Ministerio de Cultura Presidencia de la Nación (Argentina) (After concert at Centro Cultural Kirschner in Buenos Aires 2017-04-29)

 

“Lviv listeners love you and hope to hear you again in the near future” 

Volodymyr Syvokhip – General director of Lviv Philharmonic

 

Kicking off their career with a highly successful debut tour in Norway in 2002, the Nordic Saxophone Quartet (NSQ) and its members continues their ambitious work in collaborating with composers and musicians from all over the world. The ensemble consists of four of the most prominent saxophonist of Scandinavia who continuously tours the world with recent performances in Argentina, Poland, South Africa, USA, Ukraine, the Baltic countries, Iran, France, Turkey and the Nordic countries. The quartet has performed in prestigious halls like Lysenko hall of National Philharmonic of Ukraine in Kiev, Centro Cultural Kirschner in Buenos Aires, grand hall of Lviv Philharmonic, Grünewaldssalen at Stockholm Concert House and at Odessa Jazzfest, Nova arts and Architecture festival in Torun/Poland, Kontrast Festival in Lviv/Ukraine

Both press and audience have hailed the NSQ for its delicate and sensitive musicianship.

The quartet has given world premieres by numerous composers including Charlotte Bray, Andrea Tarrodi, Volodymyr Runchak, Asmati Chibalashvili, Molly Kien, Björn Bolstad Skjelbred a.o. and recently released their new project Hommage á Coltrane at a sold-out Stockholm Concert House with brand new pieces by composers Andrea Tarrodi, Molly Kien, Per Egland and Katarina Leyman dedicated to the quartet.

Since 2014 the Nordic Saxophone Quartet is collaborating with world-renowned saxophone maker Henri Selmer Paris as well as Swedish wind instrument retailer Jonas Näslund AB.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suWw8DAhkTU&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMZ0XxuesW4&feature=youtu.be

Concert programs
Hommage á Coltrane (PDF)

This program is a tribute to saxophonist John Coltrane with music composed by Swedish Composers Andrea Tarrodi, Per Egland, Molly Kien and Katarina Leyman premiered at Stockholm Concert House in 2017.

(Over and over again)               Andrea Tarrodi

Spiral moves                               Katarina Leyman

Three tiny steps                         Per Egland

Visceral                                        Molly Kien

https://www.konserthuset.se/program-och-biljetter/kalender/konsert/2017/ny-fredag-med-nordiska-saxofonkvartetten/

America (PDF)​

 With all the great music coming from "over there" we decided to put together a program with some of our favorite pieces that are either from America or inspired by American music.

Mountain Roads                        David Maslanka

(Over and over again)               Andrea Tarrodi

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Quartet op 96                            Antonin Dvorak

Mormor Karins Bravader (only in Swedish - PDF)

om mormodern som kunde flyga, hennes 6 åriga barnbarn och deras fantastiska eskapader långt upp i norr vid Bottniska viken.

Herr Larsson ska hjälpa Saxkvartetten att gå och lägga sig inför en viktig spelning. Han berättar om sin mormor Karin, en modig, egensinnig kvinna med röd rullator som kunde flyga. Vi förs in i en värld av magisk realism, där musiken och berättelsen får ta sin egen plats, som vävs samman till ett fantastiskt äventyr med ekvilibristiska saxofonister och oväntad koreografi.

En berättarkonsert för barn och vuxna av skådespelaren Fredric Thurfjell och Nordiska Saxofonkvartetten med musik av Catharina Backman, Marie Samuelsson, Andrea Tarrodi, Katarina Leyman, Paula af Malmborg och Tebogo Monnakgotla.

https://youtu.be/VwCRdOKl1fY

© 2020 by Johannes Thorell

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