On Saturday 20th October, the saxophone quartet, Sax Ecosse will play in Brodick Hall, at 7.30pm
Sax Ecosse is a vibrant saxophone quartet which has enjoyed considerable success as a chamber ensemble throughout the UK and Europe. Recent engagements range from The Edinburgh International Festival, The Usher Hall, Emerging Artist Series, Celtic Connections, and Cottiers Chamber Project, to recitals in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the St Olav’s Festival, Norway, alongside concerts for music societies throughout Britain.
Sax Ecosse was established in 2004 whilst its members were students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. After graduation Sax Ecosse pursued further study in America and Europe with The Rascher Saxophone Quartet and saxophone pioneer Dr Fred Hemke amongst others. Sax Ecosse was awarded the Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project 2008/09, and is now an alumni ensemble of the prestigious Live Music Now scheme founded by Yehedi Menuin. During their career the quartet has also entertained many dignitaries including one of the world’s most famous enthusiasts of the saxophone, former US President Bill Clinton.
A few reviews of Sax Ecosse –
“astounding versatility…highly entertaining.” 5 Stars
The Hub, Edinburgh International Festival 2013, Edinburgh Guide
“The sound of a saxophone quartet is slightly surprising. While a solo sax in a band can be loud and aggressive, four blend remarkably…disciplined ensemble…brilliant playing.” 4 Stars
The Hub, Edinburgh International Festival 2013, The Scotsman
“Immense thanks to Sax Ecosse for an outstanding concert – a thoughtfully planned programme, charmingly and entertainingly introduced, and brilliantly executed. The concert drew one of our largest audiences, with lots of new faces, and made a compelling case for the saxophone taking its place in chamber music just as much as in the jazz club.”
John Fox, President, Music In Peebles, April 2014