Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

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Biography

The Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet is an innovative collaboration between four versatile young artists. The group’s approach makes use of the diverse talents of its members, creatively combining musical performance, composition and film. Trained at top UK conservatoires including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music, the quartet is steeped in the British saxophone tradition and promotes an energetic, communicative performing ethos.

The group features an array of artistic skills: Award-winning saxophonist and composer John Rittipo-Moore; multifaceted musician and photographer/film-maker Ian Dingle; folk and jazz-influenced saxophonist Guy Passey; and award-winning chamber musician and soloist Sally MacTaggart. The quartet is committed to the creation and performance of new music, and has commissioned and premiered works from an array of composers, whilst also possessing an extensive repertoire of the best of traditional saxophone music.

Upcoming projects for the group include a Tunnell Trust tour of Scotland, a Park Lane Group recital at the Purcell Room and a CD of newly commissioned works with funding from a Help Musicians Emerging Excellence Award. They have been named City Music Foundation Artists for 2014-16, and also recently enjoyed their Wigmore Hall debut courtesy of the Musicians’ Company Maisie Lewis Award.

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