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Octavia Saxophone Quartet Performance

The Octavia Saxophone Quartet / classical, contemporary

Website(s) : https://www.facebook.com/cuartetodesaxofones.octavia

The Octavia Saxophone Quartet, founded in 2008, owes its celebrity to their interpretation of the classical repertory for Saxophone Quartet and their adaptations of the highest works of chamber music.

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Biography

The Octavia Saxophone Quartet was founded in 2008 by four former Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid students. The four members graduated with the highest honors and specialized with the best teachers in the current saxophone scene. Its members won, individually, some of the most prestigious prizes in National and International Music Competitions.

They were prized in:
– First Prize in the I International “Yamaha” Competition for saxophone quartets in Madrid (2009)
– Second Prize at the XII Certamen de Jóvenes Intérpretes “ Pedro Bote” (2009).
– Honour Diploma at the XII Torneo Internazionale de Musica de Verona (TIM) (2010).
– First Prize at the XIX Competition of Chamber Music Mirabent I Magrans (2011)

They are teaching in Superior and Professional Conservatoires in Spain.

More informations

The Octavia Saxophone Quartet is one of the most important group in Spain. They are known to play the classical Repertory for Saxophone Quartet and for doing adaptations of the Highest works of Chamber Music (for example, they played in ST. Andrews Congress The First Movement of Edison Denisov’ Quintet and last Movement of Brahms Quintet). They decided to record in a CD the repertoire which included the Original Works for Saxophone Quartet that they had played. They include the works of Pierné, Swerts, Gotkovsky, Escaich and Camarero.

The concert wants to show what is the identity of the Group, playing two of the works from the CD (one of these are a new version of the piece, expressly created for the Congress) and one piece that is the top of Romantic Repertoire for Chamber Music and we love , which is an adaptation of The fist Mouvement of The Death and The Maiden form Franz Schubert.

Programming

13/07/2015 09:30 - 10:00

Cité de la musique et de la danse - Salle 24

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Musicians / speakers

  • PONS GRAU DAVID / SAXOFÓN ALTO (Spain)
  • FELIPE BELIJAR ANTONIO / Soprano Saxophone (Spain)
  • RUBIO MARTIN DAVID / Alto Saxophone (Spain)
  • MANSILLA SÁNCHEZ VICTOR MANUEL (Spain)

Program

  • Opus Sectile (New Version) (César Camarero) / World Premiere
  • Allegro, from the String Quartet No.14 (Franz Schubert)
  • Klonos (Piet Swerts)

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