ARCIS SAXOPHON QUARTETT
Claus Hierluksch: Soprano saxophone
Ricarda Fuss: Alto saxophone
Edoardo Zotti: Tenor saxophone
Jure Knez: Baritone saxophone
"A super ensemble that is" still burning ",
innovative and wild for high quality music making.
The four young musicians from Munich inspire the
audience with this burning passion and,
thanks to their charismatic and authentic stage
presence, let the spark jump in this rare formation
of chamber music.
In highly professional precision work, they explore the relationship between individual expressiveness and chamber music interweaving. You develop a joy of playing and a depth of expression that captivates the listener. This communicative willingness and ability to listen to each other lets the ensemble speak "una voce" musically. The effect is a tonal and musical depth effect that illuminates the entire color spectrum of the saxophone.
The year 2013 was marked by important international successes: they won first prizes at the music competition of the Kulturkreis Gasteig eV (Munich; additional audience award), at the international music competition Concorso Argento (Italy), at the First Classical Music International Internet Festival "Chance Music" ( Russia). They received a third prize at the 13th International Chieri Music Competition (Italy). In 2014 she received a second prize at the Alice Samter Foundation (Berlin) chamber music competition and in 2015 a first prize at the 4th international Contest - Festival of Chamber Ensemble Performance named after T.A. Gaidamovich in Magnitogorsk (Russia). In 2016 there was a first prize at the 1st Rising Stars Grand Prix 2016 - International Music Competition Berlin.
The ensemble was also awarded the Bavarian Art Award 2016 and received a scholarship from the Theodor Rogler Foundation and a scholarship for music from the state capital of Munich.
The ensemble was founded in 2009 at the University of Music and Theater in Munich and studied chamber music in the Artemis Quartet class at the University of the Arts in Berlin and at the University of Music and Theater in Munich with Koryun Asatryan and Prof. Friedemann Berger. The Arcis Saxophone Quartet has been an ensemble of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA, including Prof. Hatto Beyerle, Prof. Johannes Meissl) since 2015.
They receive support from Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now and the PE funding for students of music e.V ..
The quartet is taking the stages of the world by storm: After the international debut in the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and Wigmore Hall in London, another milestone in her career followed in 2017: the invitation to the Berlin Philharmonic