ECHO Rising Stars:
Signum Saxophone Quartet
A WELCOME TO YOUNG MUSICIANS – ECHO RISING STARS
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
Each year the European Concert Hall Organisation selects a group of outstanding artists to become its Rising Stars. The selected Rising Stars perform a concert tour across the halls of the ECHO network. The ECHO Rising Stars series has existed since 1995 and has shaped the musical careers of many of today’s world class artists.
The aim of the Rising Stars series is to bring young and exceptional young artists to new international audiences. The selected artists are offered unparalleled performance opportunities to present musical programs of their choosing in the major concert halls of Europe. The focus of the series is musical excellence; the artists presented in the series are the best in their chosen field and are hand-selected by the Artistic Directors of our member halls.
– Jean Sibelius: Andante Festivo (arr. by SSQ)
– Alexander Glazunov: Quartet opus 109 (for saxophone quartet)
– György Ligeti: Six Bagatelles (arr. by F. Oehrli)
– Samuel Barber: Adagio, opus 11 (arr. by J. van der Linder)
– George Gershwin: Suite on themes from “Porgy and Bess” (arr. by S. Dedenon)
SIGNUM saxophone quartet was nominated as an ECHO Rising Star by the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Laeiszhalle Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Kölner Philharmonie
Blaž Kemperle soprano saxophone
Erik Nestler alto saxophone
Alan Lužar tenoro saxophone
David Brand baritone saxophone