Saxophone Quartet in residence during August 2016

sonicart-hochThe School of Music are excited to welcome German saxophone quartet Sonic.Art as artists-in-residence during August. During their residency, the ensemble will be working with our composition students and present two recitals.

On Thursday August 11 at 8pm in the Music Auditorium, the ensemble present a recital with works by Ligeti, Glass, Finsterer, Kampe and Katzer, while on Friday August 12 at 8pm in the Music Auditorium, the ensemble will present works composed by students from the School of Music. These events are not to be missed, and are free for all. Bookings are not required. 


Since its inception in 2005, the saxophone quartet has created a furore at German and international concert venues, thrilling music-lovers and music critics alike. The quartet enthusiastically performs works which in almost all cases originally composed for their instruments and initiates the creation of new works in collaboration with composers. The ensemble’s uniqueness is also underscored by many prizes won by the young quartet. The concert artists place a strong emphasis on their collaboration with important composers of New Music. Concert tours have already taken the quartet throughout Europe as well as Asia, America and Africa. has appeared in concert at the ‘Warsaw Autumn’, Festival de Mexico, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festivals and the Cambridge Summer Music Festival and is a welcome guest at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Berlin Philharmonie, Gasteig München and the Osaka’s Izumi Hall. The quartet’s 3rd CD will be released in Autumn 2016 featuring trombonist Christian Lindberg und soprano Evelina Dobračeva and will include the debut recording of Sofia Gubaidulina’s ‘Transformation’.