Ebonit Saxophone Quartet
The Ebonit Saxophone Quartet is a sparkling and inspired ensemble founded in 2011 at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music.The four musicians from Poland, the Netherlands and Germany had quickly made for themselves a name in the Netherlands and abroad, performing in major halls including the Concertgebouw and the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam, De Toonzaal in Den Bosch and TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. The quartet performed as well in international festivals including the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews (Scotland), the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, the Bach Festival in Dordrecht (the Netherlands), the Bachtage in Würzburg (Germany) and the International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog (the Netherlands).
The quartet is regularly working together with composers to enlarge the original repertoire, including Richard Whalley, Kevin Malone, Valentin Villard and Chris Chamoun. The quartet recorded the “Sonata for saxophone quartet” from Chamoun, it can be found on his CD The greatest Hits (so far).
The début-CD of the Ebonit Quartet, The Last Words of Christ, with music by Haydn, Webern, Sibelius and Shostakovich has been released in February 2016.