Copenhagen Saxophone Quartet

Soprano saxophone: Torben Snekkestad
Alto saxophone: Maret Petersen
Tenor saxophone: Jeanette Balland
Baritone saxophone: Charlotte H. Andersson

 
Copenhagen Saxophone Quartet is one of Denmark’s most recognized ensembles in the field of classical chamber music. Since the debut in 1998, the quartet has toured Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia, Austria, Croatia, the USA, Iceland, UK, Italy, and Poland, and has taken part in an official state visit to Slovenia with the Danish royal couple.
Besides playing music from the wide repertoire written for saxophone quartet which is still evolving, CSQ features music of the baroque by A. & D. Scarlatti, Johann Sebastian Bach and Arcangelo Corelli.
But also contemporary music by composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Franco Donatoni and Per Nørgård has the special interest of the ensemble.
CSQ actively works to commission and play new music from living composers. This effort has resulted in numerous pieces dedicated especially to the quartet.

Furthermore, CSQ also performs with vocalists, pianists, percussionists and a string quartet.
In 2003, CSQ released their third CD which contains music written by Domenico Scarlatti. This recording received impressive reviews internationally and won the prestigious award “P2-Prisen” from the Danish National Radio for best Chamber music recording of the year.
Over the years, CSQ has worked with artists such as: Michala Petri, Viggo Mangor, Amalie Malling,Jacob Anderskov, Josefine Cronholm, Thommy Andersson, Maya Holmburg, BAry Guy, Tuva Semmingsen, Matthias Hedegaard, rock artist Dicte, writer Jens Christian Grøndahl and the Cikada String Quartet.