About the Artists
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.
The ensemble’s activities in 2013 were marked by important international accomplishments: 1st prizes in Munich (in addition to the Audience Prize), Gioia del Colle (Italy), Moscow (Russia), 3rd prize in Chieri (Italy) followed by 2nd prize in Berlin in 2014, 1st prize in Magnitogorsk (Russia) in 2015 and 1st prize in Berlin in 2016.
Claus Hierluksch - soprano saxophone
Ricarda Fuss - alto saxophone
Edoardo Zotti - tenor saxophone
Jure Knez - baritone saxophone
Furthermore the ensemble was honored with the Young Artist Prize of the State of Bavaria 2016 and awarded with the Scholarship of the Theodor-Rogler-Foundation, a Scholarship of Music by the City of Munich and a scholarship of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.
The ensemble was founded in 2009 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, and studied chamber music under the Artemis Quartet with additional instruction from Koryun Asatryan and Prof. Berger in Munich. The quartet has been a member of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA, Prof. Beyerle, Prof. Meissl e.a.) since 2014.
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 marks a new milestone in their career.
“Where is your conductor?” “Why do you need so many keys,” and “Why do you have such strange paper on your teeth?”
The thirst for knowledge of the next generation is enormous and knows no limit or category. In Arcis Saxophone Quartet’s workshop for children and teenagers, they present the instruments and saxophone music in a relaxed environment and transport the joy of music and of their own music making.
Own music making? Right! What could eliminate lingering reservations better than tooting a saxophone on your own, playing a little melody, or being the conductor?
It’s a wonderful way to hear different music and experience music-making firsthand.
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