Zagreb Saxophone Quartet

(Croatie - Croatia)

Dragan Sremerc

(saxophone soprano - soprano saxophone)

Goran Mercep

(saxophone alto - alto saxophone)

Sasa Nestorovic

(saxophone ténor - tenor saxophone)

Matjaz Drevensek

(saxophone baryton - baritone saxophone)

The graduates of the Zagreb Academy of Music (Croatia) in the class of Prof. Josip Nochta founded the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, which has been performing with the present members since 1989.
The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet are: Dragan Sremec - soprano saxophone, Goran Mercep - alto saxophone, Sasa Nestorovic - tenor saxophone and Matjaz Drevensek - baritone saxophone.

Both as an ensemble and as soloists, the members of the quartet have been awarded a number of awards, notably "Milka Trnina", "Judita", "Darko Lukic´", "Dragan Gurtl", the Croatian Composers Society Award, the University of Zagreb Award, the Jazz Fair Award, three Porin Awards (Croatian discography award) and several first prizes at competitions in former Yugoslavia.

They have performed in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and USA. They have worked with the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, the Zagreb Soloists, the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Slovenian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, the Croatian Radio Television Big Band, the Croatian Army Symphony Wind Orchestra and the Croatian Navy Orchestra, playing under the baton of distinguished conductors like Hans Graf, Pavle Despalj, Marko Letonja, Kazushi Ono, Vjekoslav Sutej and others. Renowned ensembles and soloists often appear as guests at their concerts, including the Slovenian Brass Quintet and composer Miljenko Prohaska, or the famous saxophonist Eugene Rousseau.

They have given outstanding performances, highly acclaimed both by critics and audiences, at Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Split Summer Festival, 10th and 11th World Saxophone Congress, Zagreb Music Biennale, Ljubljana Summer Festival, Europhonia in Zagreb, Musicora in Paris, and Biennale de la Creation Musicale et Choregraphique de l'Essone in Orsay.

Their repertoire includes pieces originally written for a saxophone quartet, as well as transcriptions and arrangements of pieces by various composers belonging to different periods and styles, ranging from the baroque (J.S. Bach, H. Purcell) to the 20th century (A. Piazzola, Ph. Glass, G. Gershwin). In addition to this, the ensemble's top-notch performances have inspired numerous Croatian composers (B. Bjelinski, D. Detoni, S. Horvat, O. Jelaska, I. Kuljeric, B. Lazarin, S. Majurec, B. Papandopulo, M. Prohaska, M. Ruzdjak, T. Simovic, M. Tarbuk, T. Uhlik), as well as foreign ones (J. Golob, J. Gregorc, M. Lazar, I. Petric, P. Ramovs, P. Savli - Slovenia, N. Hall - New Zealand) to dedicate their pieces to them.

Le Zagreb Saxophone Quartet a choisi d'interpréter:
Zagreb Saxophone Quartet has chosen to perform:
Srdan Dedic

Cantus Fractalus

Milko Lazar

Concerto for Saxophone Quartet

  1. Cascades
  2. Spleen '99
  3. Homage to Mr. Rifi

Interprètes Performers


Programme / Program

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