31 May - 4 June 2016
Incorporating as many different styles, centuries and saxophones as a sixty minute recital will allow, The Abelia Saxophone Quartet will take you through the time line of the saxophone quartet, demonstrating the processes and inspirations which have led to the modern day ensemble.
The Abelia Saxophone Quartet are a young and energetic Manchester based saxophone quartet currently studying at The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) under the tuition of Rob Buckland. Recently, they have been awarded the Trevor Wye Woodwind Chamber Prize, the June Emerson Launchpad Prize, and have also been named the RNCM Ensemble of The Year; The Chris Rowland Prize.
During their time at RNCM so far the group have received coaching from chamber music specialists such as Carl Raven, Andy Scott, Huw Wiggin and have performed in public masterclasses for Johan Van Der Linden, Ainars Ŝablovskis and Tim McAllister at the World Saxophone Congress 2015 in Strasbourg. The quartet have commissioned new works by RNCM composers as part of the 2015 Composition Festival, and followed this with a live performance on BBC Radio 3 contributing to the ‘BBC Young Artists Day’.