The Ardemus Quartet: Young, driven and passionate. Four promising classical saxophonists with a great love of chamber music. A Savasana Concert let’s you enjoy music in a totally new dimension. When you lay down to listen to live music, you can let the music take you on a journey through time of enchanted sounds, the pictures you create, but also the vibrations in your body. The Ardemus Quartet have chosen a specific repertoire for this evening for you. From haunting chorales by Bach to modern minima.
Since 2015 host Léah Kline looks to bring a variety of musical genres to the Savasana Concert Series. The concert is one hour concert followed by a beverage and possibility to meet and share your experience with others and the musicians:
The four musicians hail from China, Croatia, the Netherlands and Switzerland met at the Conservatorium from Amsterdam, where all four studied with one of the most renowned classical saxophonists worldwide: Arno Bornkamp. From their very first encounter, they experienced a natural unity when playing together, and so the musical spark was ignited.
Since the ensemble’s formation in 2014, Ardemus Quartet initially concentrated in the Netherlands, but in the meantime has performed concerts in many other European countries. The quartet has performed in numerous festivals in the Netherlands, Switzerland and in Croatia e.g. Holland Festival, Festival Jong Talent in Schiermonnikoog, Musical Evenings St. Donat in Zadar, Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, Festival Next Generation in Bad Ragaz, and has performed in renowned concert halls, such as the Muziekgebouw aan ʼt IJ, the Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, the NedPho-Koepel in Amsterdam, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and the Konzerthaus Berlin. Furthermore, the Ardemus Quartet has its own concert series at Stadsherstel Amsterdam in the season 2016/17.
The young musicians have already won numerous prizes; such as the 2nd prize at the Boris Papandopulo Competition in Zagreb (2015), the Incentive Prize at the finals of Storioni Toonzaal Competitie (2016), the audience prize at the finals of Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours (2016), and the first prize at the 13th International Competition for Young Musicians Ferdo Livadić in Samobor, Croatia (2016). Furthermore, the Ardemus Quartet is one of the four finalists of Dutch Classical Talent. As finalists they will tour the Netherlands in the season 2017/2018, playing in the most renowned concert halls. They are also one of the ten invited ensembles to compete in the Wind section of the 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan in May 2017, one of the most prestigious competitions for chamber music.