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On 2nd of july I had my final exam of my master study at Artez Conservatory Enschede. As highlight Quatre Femmes took part in my final concert as student and performed Eugene Bozza´s Andante et Scherzo – a piece which hold us busy for a long time already: During the last 2 years we had a lot of coachings specially for that piece so that we got many different views and ideas for interpretations, which made the work on it always “new” and interesting.

It was a big pleasure for me to perform with Quatre Femmes in my exam – it made me very proud to let the audience hear and see our ensemble – and also to let my family and close friends (who extra came to the Netherlands for that concert) see what I have done in my last 3 years at Artez. The people had a very good time with us and enjoyed our performance a lot. After the concert we made a little aftershow party: Our teacher and member of the examination jury Johan van der Linden joined us on solo soprano saxophone for Astor Piazolla´s Oblivion- a big surprise for everyone and another highlight of that day.

When the show was over it turned out that it just has started: My quartet colleagues suddenly stand with Austrian “Dirndls” in front of me and played a typical Austrian Folksong – arranged by Manon as Saxophone Trio. I had so much fun and the atmosphere of the party was great. We even danced to the music! It was really a big surprise and I was very happy about that present!  

Quatre Femmes en het Selmer Saxofoon Festival

Quatre Femmes verzorgt dit jaar meerdere optredens op het Selmer Saxofoon Festival in Muiderberg. (19-20 oktober)

Het saxofoonkwartet zal samenwerken met Johan van der Linden (o.a. bekend van het Nederlands Blazersensemble). Naast deze optredens kun je ook deelnemen aan een “snuffelstage”. Je maakt dan kennis met de saxofoon en alles wat erbij komt kijken om saxofoon te kunnen spelen (lesmateriaal, instrument, mondstuk, rieten etc.). Deze snuffelstage wordt ter beschikking gesteld door Harry Bakker Saxofoons. Deelname aan deze kennismaking is gratis!

Neem voor meer informatie en mogelijkheid tot aanmelden voor de “snuffelstage” contact op met www.harrybakker.nl.

Voor verdere informatie m.b.t. het Selmer Saxofoon Festival kun je contact opnemen met B.I.N. (tel. +31 182 644 000, info@selmer.nl) of met Harry Bakker Saxofoons (www.harrybakker.nl), lees meer en meld je aan op www.selmer.nl.