SIGNUM saxophone quartet live in Torino, Teatro Vittoria (IT), January 2013
Blaž Kemperle, soprano saxophone – Erik Nestler, alto saxophone – Alan Lužar, tenor saxophone – David Brand, baritone saxophone
“Virtuoso”, “Extravagant”, “Touching”, “Thrilling” – SIGNUM – celebrated by the European press.
The four upcoming musicians carry their audience, conquering the stages of international metropolises of classical music.
Constantly pushing themselves to the limit they prove with incredible passion, tension and commitment how a modern ensemble can overcome the boundaries of conventional genres. With breathtaking interpretations of Grieg, Ravel or Stravinski they are taking their audience on a journey of former unknown acoustical experiences.
Reinventing classical music, arousing with staggering tango or enthusing with folkloric virtuosity à la Bartók: SIGNUM win their listeners over with a wide array of musical excellence. After winning awards at international competitions (Verona, Lugano, Berlin,… ) the celebrated ensemble in performing in some of the worldwide most important concert halls, such as the New York Carnegie Hall, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich. This group of four has become essential and is playing an increasing role at renowned European festivals for music. They participate at the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, the Festspielen Mecklemburg-Vorpommern and the Verbier Festival.
Quatuor Ébène, Artemis Quartett and Gabot Takács-Nágy are a constant source of inspiration for SIGNUM.
Their debut album has been published under ARS label with works from Grieg, Ravel, Bartók and Schostakowisch in Spring 2011.