The "Prélude" saxophone quartet was born from the concern of 4 professional saxophonists, with an inexhaustible spirit of improvement and a life dedicated to the study and pedagogy of the saxophone. The saxophone quartet is created with the aim of making the public known and enjoyed, with a little-known training, but with unique and unrivaled timbral and expressive possibilities.
This chamber music group performs a wide repertoire ranging from transcriptions of baroque and classical works, original works for saxophone, as well as works of a popular nature such as tango, Spanish music or music with jazzy overtones.
As a chamber group, the quartet has a great artistic experience and, furthermore, it is in continuous training and recycling. Proof of this are the numerous improvement classes they receive from great renowned saxophonists, such as the "Habanera" saxophone quartet, "Diastema" saxophone quartet, as well as Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Alexandre Doisy, Manuel Ureña, Alfonso Padilla, among others. In addition, each and every one of them have been formed by French saxophonists, of an international nature, instilling in them the musicality and criteria that characterize the “École Française”.
Currently, the Prélude saxophone quartet is immersed in the investigation of projects based on a “common thread” that gives meaning to the works performed in the program. Some of his proposals are: "Four sound stations" (Contemporary music), "A rhythm of tango" (Tango music), "Tribute to Pedro Iturralde", "An ideal of sound" (Evolution of music for this group) , "Sax Actually" (Original works for the training and are written by living composers), etc.
Much of the repertoire is based on original saxophone quartets, many of them released and dedicated to the quartet itself. Today, the quartet is in continuous contact with the composers, working, researching, etc. on the timbral and expressive possibilities of the saxophone and the expansion of the original repertoire for this formation. He works with internationally renowned composers, such as: "Juan Antonio Simarro", "Santi Báez", "Juan Emilio Ramírez", etc.
On the other hand, we are also interested in new technologies in our day-to-day quartet. We play with electronic devices (iPad), with digitized scores. The “Prélude” quartet has provided help and support for the development of the “Beatik” App.
From a pedagogical point of view, the Prélude saxophone quartet teaches numerous refresher courses and conferences throughout Andalusian geography, with the main objective of instilling in future saxophonists an appreciation for music and our instrument, the saxophone. We are all tenured professors in professional conservatories of the Junta de Andalucía.
Within the concert activity carried out with the quartet, we can describe the following:
- UNIA (International University of Andalusia), Baeza (Jaén). (Varios programas).
- “Manuel de Falla” Auditorium, Granada. (Various programs).
XVIII World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb (Croatia).
- CPM “Marcos Redondo” de Pozoblanco (Córdoba).
- CPM “María de Molina” from Úbeda (Jaén).
- Convent of Santo Domingo de Ronda (Málaga).
- Literary contest "Carmen de Michelena", Beas de Segura (Jaén). (Various editions).
- V Festival, Church of San Pedro, Seville.
- Osuna University School, Seville.
- CEM of Baena, (Córdoba).
- CEM of Baeza, (Jaén).
- CEM of Bailen, (Jaén).
- Don Benito Theater, (Badajoz). (Various programs).
- La Alcazaba” Auditorium in Mérida (Badajoz).
In addition, we can get to know a little more through various interviews, for example:
A key moment in the quartet is the recording of our first album "Prélude". A very interesting experience, training, etc. that motivates us to keep going and that opens the way for the recording of a second album soon.