The Forseti Quartet take their name from the Germanic God of the wind. Behind this mystical name, one can find 4 young musicians with the ability to evoke a sound world ranging from subtle breaths to thunderous storms.

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Formed in 2005, the internationally comprised Forseti Saxophone Quartet were awarded the Carl Pontén Prize at the 4th European Chamber Music Competition in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2011. As previous scholarship holders of the 'Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Trust', and performers for the 'Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now' organisation, the quartet have performed extensively throughout Germany and beyond.

The Forseti Saxophone Quartet aim to introduce audiences to a new sound world, through their arrangements of seldom-heard masterworks, as well as through their interpretations of contemporary pieces, a number of which have been written for the quartet. Through the art of moderation, the 4 musicians invite the audience into their world, whilst at the same time seamlessly linking the programme together. One can hear the international composition of the ensemble not only through their interpretation of each work, but also in the varied delivery of the moderation. The audience are guided through the concert by a well-structured theme, enabling the audience to leave having had a profound concert experience.

The Forseti Saxophone Quartet formed whilst studying with the distinguished saxophonist Prof. Daniel Gauthier at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany. The quartet have furthered their chamber music skills through their participation in masterclasses with many well-renowned musicians. These include saxophonists Arno Bornkamp and Jean-Marie Londeix, pianist Antony Spiri, as well as contemporary music specialists Prof. David Smeyers and Barbara Maurer, violist from Ensemble Rècherche. The ensemble have worked closely with the Dutch composer Peter Van Onna, as well as up-coming composers Mark Steinhäuser and Yasutaki Inamori, both of whom are former recipients of the prestigious Bernd-Alois-Zimmerman Prize. The quartet have had extensive contact with established composers Gavin Bryars and Erikki-Swen Tüür, who have both assisted the quartet with the interpretations of their compositions.

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