SIGNUM saxophone quartet

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Photo: Nadine Targiel


Founded in 2006, the SIGNUM saxophone quartet is based in Cologne. After winning awards at international competitions in Berlin, Lugano and Verona, this exciting young ensemble is now invited to perform in the most important concert halls and festivals in Europe and in 2013 made its American debut with a concert at Carnegie Hall.

Recently SIGNUM has worked with Folkert Uhde (ION/Radialsystem Berlin) on a new project based on Bach’s „The Art of Fugue“ and played several concerts for saxophone quartet and orchestra. Future plans include quintet performances with the cellist Mario Brunello as well as a collaboration with the Grammy award winner Chilly Gonzales. Their debut CD (ARS) included works by Edvard Grieg, Maurice Ravel, Béla Bartók and Dmitri Shostakovich.

The quartet’s energy and artistic flair provide a real breath of fresh air on the classical music scene. The joy of experimentation and the versatility of the ensemble is demonstrated by their innovative programming, ranging from transcriptions from every era as well as premieres of works dedicated to them. The SIGNUM saxophone quartet often performs without scores, giving the ensemble an enormous artistic freedom on stage, allowing their audience to discover and experience classical music in a different way.

Blaž Kemperle soprano saxophone, Erik Nestler alto saxophone,  Alan Lužar tenor saxophone, David Brand baritone saxophone

The SIGNUM saxophone quartet were nominated as ECHO Rising Stars by the Kölner Philharmonie, Laeiszhalle Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Konzerthaus Dortmund

Performance dates

10.11.2014 – 8:30 pm
Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall

19.01.2015 – 7:30 pm
Laeiszhalle Hamburg

16.02.2015 – 7:30 pm
Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham

Konzerthaus Dortmund

26.04.2015 – 4 pm
Kölner Philharmonie

28.04.2015 – 8 pm
Philharmonie Luxembourg

03.05.2015 – 11 am
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

05.05.2015 – 8 pm
Bozar Brussels

16.05.2015 – 10 pm
Casa da Música Porto

17.05.2015 – 7 pm
Calouste Gulbenkian Lisbon

19.05.2015 – 7:30 pm
Konzerthaus Wien

21.05.2015 – 7:30 pm
Palace of Arts – Budapest

29.05.2015 – 1 pm
Barbican Centre London

31.05.2015 – 2 pm
Sage Gateshead

10.06.2015 – 8:15 pm
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam