„One can imagine how happy a composer is, when their work, their dream, is so perfectly carried out.“ Sofia Gubaidulina, 31.01.2017
The sonic.art saxophone quartet is a chamber music ensemble with an international flair. The current members hail from Belarus, Australia and Germany and have studied in Berlin. Paris, Amsterdam and London. Sonic.art was founded in 2005 and has since then made a name for itself in various line-ups thanks to prestigious prizes and awards at national and international competitions.Included among these are the award of 1st prize and the Grand Prix of the International Chamber Music Competition for New Music in Cracow, the Prize of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and the Bergamo Classical Music Award. To follow came tours and masterclasses throughout Europe, as well as every other continent. Performances at renowned festivals have included Warsaw Autumn, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Kurt Weill Festival, Festival of Mexico, Festival Symphonique Algiers and the Curitiba Jazz Meeting. Recent highlights included the performances of William Bolcom’s „Concerto grosso“ for saxophone quartet and orchestra with the Nürnberger Symphoniker and the Sinfonieorchester Aachen.
Sonic.art has found a style to call it’s own. The careful and sensitive selection of projects, concert programmes and collaborators as well as the stage presence, charm and an eye for subtlety have gained the four members of sonic.art a reputation as a high-flying and excellent ensemble.
The core of the repertoire contains the rich original literature of the recent past, as well as arrangements of well-known works from the baroque, classical and romantic periods. The ensemble has also collaborated with new music composers and commissioned new works. A selection of the repertoire, including works by Ligeti, Glass, Shostakovich and Glazunov have been released on 3 Cds with the German label GENUIN classics, in collaboration with the German national radio station Deutschlandfunk. The latest release ‚Transformation‘ includes the debut recording of the work of the same name by Sofia Gubaidulina and collaborations with Swedish trombonist Christian Lindberg and Soprano Evelina Dobračeva.
Adrian Tully – Soprano saxophone
Alexander Doroshkevich – Alto saxophone
Claudia Meures – Tenor saxophone
Annegret Tully – Baritone saxophone