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The Laefer Saxophone Quartet play Mendelssohn and Richard Rodney Bennett

When
Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 1:10 pm
Where
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Tickets
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Saxophone Quartet - Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
  2. Leapfrog, for saxophone quartet Op 149 - Giles Swayne
  3. Four Pieces, for string quartet Op 81 - Felix Mendelssohn, arranged for saxophone quartet by Martin Trillaud

The Laefer Quartet is an exciting and dynamic saxophone quartet who are selected Park Lane Group Artists for the 2016/17 series and recipients of the Elias Fawcett Ensemble Award for an Outstanding Ensemble in the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Competition. Formed in 2012 at the Royal College of Music they were awarded the 2014 Boconnoc Music Award during their time there, and have since been performing across the UK at numerous venues, including The Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, St. James's Piccadilly, and The Forge, Camden.

As individuals and as a group, the quartet are experienced in a variety of genres but specialise in performing contemporary classical repertoire and transcriptions of works by classical composers. Recent performances include three world premières as part of the "Listenpony" concert series, a Nonclassical debut at The Victoria, Dalston, and UK premières of works by contemporary composers such as Ivan Fedele and up and coming composers Ed Scolding and Alexander Glyde-Bates. The quartet made their St John's Smith Square debut earlier this year, premièring works by Giles Swayne and Charlotte Harding.

The Laefer Quartet has received coaching from Kyle Horch, Martin Robertson and Tim Lines, and has performed in masterclasses with David Brutti and Gerard McChrystal.

The word ‘Laefer’ (pronounced lay-fer) is anglo-saxon for ‘reed’ and ‘sheet metal’.

Free recital (retiring collection)


Venue
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
London
W1J 9LL
England
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