The Icelandic Saxophone Quartet
The Icelandic Saxophone Quartet has been working together as an ensemble since autumn 2006. The group held their first concerts the same autumn after having received a grant to hold concerts in towns in Iceland. During the past years the quartet held f.x. concerts in the Nordic House in Reykjavík, in Harpa ConcertHall and Salurinn Concerthouse. The group has also played as a soloist with the Icelandic Chamberorchestra. The Icelandic Saxophone Quartet is the first and only currently-working classical saxophone quartet in the country.
Vigdís Klara Aradóttir soprano saxophone
Sigurður Flosason alto saxophone
Peter Tompkins tenor saxophone
Guido Bäumer baritone saxophone
Henry Purcell og breskur og bandarískur mínimalismi
The quartet will play a few pieces by the British composer Henry Purcell, as well as Philip Glass Saxophone Quartet (1995) and the piece Songs for Tony (1993) by British Composer Michael Nyman.