Royal Northern College of Music

Carnelian Saxophone Quartet

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Friday lunchtime recitals by students from Manchester's internationally renowned Royal Northern College of Music.

Sarah Austen 
Lily Wilson-Caines
Freya Chambers
Simeon Evans

Programme to include Peter Maxwell Davies and the Danish String Quartet.

The Carnelian Saxophone Quartet is an exciting ensemble based in Manchester committed to dynamic, innovative and thoughtful performances. Formed in 2015 while studying together at the Royal Northern College of Music, the group has amassed a widely varied CV of musical experiences and collaborations. During their time at the College, the group has studied primarily under Rob Buckland and Carl Raven, with coaching from a plethora of world-class musicians including Andy Scott, Vincent David, Claude Delangle and Timothy McAllister.

Highlights of their projects include their 2016 folk concerts with percussionist Josh Savage, numerous yearly appearances at the RNCM’s Chamber Music Festival, and their ongoing annual project ‘Freedom to Roam’, commissioning student composers from Birmingham and Manchester to perform new daring works for saxophone quartet. In their still young career, the ensemble has premiered more than 20 new works and is proud to champion new music for the medium.

Carnelian Saxophone Quartet appears by kind permission of the RNCM.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £7 in advance, £10 on the door