About Arcis Saxophon Quartett:
These four charismatic young musicians from Munich set audiences aflame with their authentic stage presence, spark-throwing enthusiasm and burning passion for this rare form of chamber music. In their highly professional, precise interpretations, they explore the relationship between individual expressivity and the interwoven quality that makes chamber music what it is. And in doing so, they captivate listeners with their joy of playing and expressive depth.
The ensemble was founded in 2009 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, and studied chamber music under the Artemis Quartet with additional instruction by Koryun Asatryan and Prof. Berger in Munich. The quartet has been a member of the European Chamber Music Academy since 2014.
2013 saw the release of their first CD, “Arcis Saxophon Quartett spielt Enjott Schneider” on Ambient Audio, followed by their CD “Rasch” which was released in 2017 on Genuin.
The ensemble’s activities are marked by important international accomplishments: first prizes (as well as the Audience Prize) in Munich, Gioia del Colle (Italy) and Moscow in 2013, third prize in Chieri (Italy) followed by the second prize in Berlin in 2014, as well as first prizes in Magnitogorsk (Russia) in 2015 and in Berlin in 2016. Furthermore, the ensemble received the Bayerische Kunstförderpreis in 2016. They were awarded several scholarships including the Scholarship of the Theodor-Rogler-Foundation, the Scholarship of Music by the City of Munich and the Scholarship by the Erika and Georg Dietrich Foundation.
In addition to concert performances in Germany and across Europe (e.g. Philharmonie Munich, Philharmonie Berlin, Wigmore Hall London, Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow), the quartet has taken their music on concert tours to China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Algeria, Morocco, Ecuador, the USA … and now to Pakistan.
“A fantastic ensemble that’s ‘on fire’, innovative, and hell-bent on high-quality music making” – Enjott Schneider