Dutch Saxophone Ensemble
Remco Jak - soprano saxophone
Olivier Sliepen - alto saxophone
Bas Apswoude - tenor saxophone
Ties Mellema - baritone saxophone
Sander Germanus explains his revolutionary quarter tone composition technique to Ties:
Reserve your tickets now at email@example.com New works by Houtkamp, Germanus, Dijkstra, de Kruyf and Sysouv. Afterwar the concert Christiaan Kuyvenhoven will host a forum about the future of new music for the Amstel Quartet
"...gaat mee de diepte in en beseft dat hier sprake is van een bijzonder project."
Michael Torke is one of the members of the Committee of Recommendation of the Amstel Quartet. This is what he thinks of Amstel:
"A kick-ass group, the Amstel Quartet plays my music like no other quartet in the
world. They have a fluidity, especially performing without music, that brings out
phrasing I didn't know existed."
Eugene Drucker, Primarius of the Emerson String Quartet, joins our Committee of Recommendation!
"I very much enjoyed coaching the Amstel Quartet; during our sessions I became familiar with music that I would not have heard otherwise, and also learned the expressive potential of four saxophones when played by virtuosos such as these"
We are honored to welcome
the Embassy of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg in the Hague
and the Ambassador of Luxembourg in The Hague,
Mr. Pierre-Louis Lorenz
to our Committee of Recommendation
as well as Remy Franck, editor in chief of Pizzicato:
"With the sheer beauty of sound, the symbiosis of color, the deepness of perception and the group's cohesion, Amstel Quartet is a model of musicality"
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