The Koh-I-Noor Saxophone Quartet was founded in 1985 by four students of the Utrecht conservatory in the Netherlands. Since then, the quartet played all over Europe and South America and recorded three albums. In 2015 the soprano saxophonist moved to Argentina but recently the four musicians have decided to go on anyway! So in the winter of 2019 they continued their musical activity together!
Frido ter Beek – soprano
Michiel van Dijk – alto
Sander Beumer – tenor
Marc Scholten – baritone
In 1985 the members of the Koh-I-Noor Saxophone Quartet met for the first time on the occasion of a workshop for young composers at the Conservatory of Utrecht. The composition “Rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light” by Herman van Dam was performed and recorded. This composition was selected for the International Gaudeamus Music Week. The start for the Koh-I-Noor Saxophone Quartet has been made! Since then, the KSK has performed contemporary music by young unknown talents as well as renowned composers. Over the years, the quartet has built up a solid reputation both nationally and internationally as a modern ensemble. The KSK gave concerts in Italy, Belgium, Germany, France, England and Argentina.
A lot of composers dedicated new music to the quartet. From France Serge Lancen, from Argentina Silvano Picchi, Sergio Parotti, Gabriel Adamo, Sergio Smilovich, Irma Urteaga and Celina Kohan de Scher, from the Netherlands Chiel Meijering, Gijs van Dijk, Carlos Michans, Herman van Dam, Lowell Dijkstra, Ted Ponjee, Paul Bruinen, Feike van der Zee and Kristoffer Zegers, from England Keith Beal and from Germany Markus Stollenwerk, Max Marcoll and Karl Heinz Blomann.Clarinet Quartet No 2 2nd Movement - Score and parts
Thank you, Keith Beal