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We are delighted and proud to announce that we have been appointed the new
ARTISTS in RESIDENCE at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2024 (Germany).
In 2016, we became part of the Festival Family, and since then, we have played many concerts.
But 2024 will be an entirely new and unique experience, resulting in 23 performances!
We are very proud to have this recognition and trust from the festival side as the second ensemble in their history (after Quatour Ebene),
and we are already looking forward to enjoying the beautiful landscape and musical spirit of
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with our friends and many well-known artists.
Highlights of the Residency include concerts with Fazil Say, Daniel Hope, Zurich Chamber Orchestra,
Liszt Chamber Orchestra, NDR Radio Philharmonic
, and many others.

“The art of these glorious Four is not only evident in their perfect interplay of symphonic spirit; each of them as an individual is also a Master of the most refined and sophisticated sound. This version of Antonín Dvorak’s famous string quartet op. 96, arranged by the quartet itself, would have done any top quartet credit. Rhythmically electrifying, with the dynamics spanning from an always rounded fortissimo to the most delicate pianissimo – someone cannot simply play this music
more beautifully and livelier. (…) And the version of George Gershwin’s three preludes for saxophone quartet perfectly reflected the distinctive treats of these spectacular musicians at every moment: virtuosity, gravitas, endless listening to each other in the spirit of each other music.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2021

GOLDBERG NIGHTS

Tranquillity and trance, ecstasy and exhaustion, dream and reality – with this new programme the SIGNUM saxophone quartet embarks upon an odyssey through the realms of possibility and contrast called: The Night. These four multi-award-winning and eclectic artists are among the ground breakers of the young classical music scene. They virtuosically switch between styles and genres in order to celebrate the night in its most diverse musical facets. For their Goldberg Nights project, they have invited a fifth dream-loving night owl who is also at home in more than one artistic universe: the pianist and composer Kai Schumacher.

ECHOES

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

Dowlands, Glass, Richter, Vasks,

Lago, Beving, Gregson, Faure

2021

STARRY NIGHT

BERLIN CLASSICS

Gerassimez, Holst, Psathas, Williams, Debussy

2021

SIGNUM

ON TOUR

April 18, 2024
  • SCHWERIN (DE)

    April 18, 2024  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

April 19, 2024
  • SCHWERIN (DE)

    April 19, 2024  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

May 5, 2024
  • BUDAPEST (HU)

    Franz-Liszt-Musikakademie 1061 Budapest Liszt Ferenc tér 8. Ungarn

    May 5, 2024  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    BACH Was gott tut, ist wohl getan
    BACH Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
    BACH Sei lob und Preis mit Ehren
    BACH Toccata and fugue in D minor
    GLASS Concerto

    Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

    tickets

May 6, 2024
  • BEKESCSABA (HU)

    May 6, 2024  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    BACH Was gott tut, ist wohl getan
    BACH Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
    BACH Sei lob und Preis mit Ehren
    BACH Toccata and fugue in D minor
    GLASS Concerto

    Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

    tickets

May 10, 2024
  • SCHAFFHAUSEN (CH) feat. Kai Schumacher

    Kulturzentrum Kammgarn Baumgartenstrasse 19 8200 Schaffhausen Schweiz

    May 10, 2024  8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    GOLDBERG NIGHTS

    BACH Goldberg Variations
    GERSHWIN Three Preludes
    SCHUBERT Du bist die Ruh
    CRUMB A Little Midnight Music
    MONK / PERCIVAL Round Midnight
    PRITSKER Goldberg Blues Variations
    SCHUMACHER Rausch
    SCHUMACHER Tranceformer
    REICH Electric Counterpoint
    MODERAT A New Error
    DEBUSSY Clair de Lune

    tickets

NEWS

REVIEWS AUSTRALIA 2022

Signum sax foursome who love breaking through boundaries
Sydney Recital Hall (Daily Telegraph)

 

In its Australian debut, the sax quartet, performs a seamless program of Bach, Weill and Gershwin, showcasing an exemplary sense of balance, clarity and tone.
This acclaimed group brought to bear a seemingly endless variety of tonal colour and effects. The sense of balance, clarity and tone was exemplary.
Adelaide Town Hall (Limelight ★★★★★)

 

Displaying all the hallmarks of true chamber musicians, these saxophonists brought classy enthusiasm to transcriptions of a diverse repertory.
Melbourne Recital Centre (The Age ★★★★½)

 

Silence speaks volumes in sax triumph.
… a powerhouse performance that reveals the many colours of the sax to an awestruck audience.
Perth Concert Hall (seasaw Art Magazin)

 

Opening with a tasteful interpretation of Bach’s “Italian Concerto”, BWV 971, the musicians of the Signum Quartet kicked the concert off with flare and excitement. Each voice was incredibly well balanced as the four saxophonists engaged in a deep conversation of counterpoint. Their physical moment displayed a sophisticated understanding of the piece and how the different voices interacted with one another. Their sound was well rounded, harmonious and cohesive, gave the impression as if they were operating a single instrument. It was sublime.
… the performers were greeted with a rapturous applause and standing ovation.
Canberra Llewelyn Hall (CBR City News)

 

“The crowd went wild for this work (Bernstein) as they had for all other familiar music in ingenious arrangement played by the Signum wind geniuses. Their wealth of flexible wind sounds and effective programming are welcome Down Under any day.”
Sydney Recital Hall (Arts Guide)

AUSTRALIA TOUR 2022

Being a musician is the most beautiful profession, someone can have.
Not just because of the fact, that you do what you love the most in your life and make a living out of it; it is because on your way you get to know so many people.
You get to experience adventures and things that are not things actually. They are memories. Australian Tour was one of this kind and despite the excitment before, full houses at the end, jetlag, koalas, kengurus what we will cherish the most are new friendships, and the memories which we carry strong in our hearts.
With the pictures we would like to share with you some moments of the tour. At this place we would like to say thank you to everyone who was part of it and made us just enjoy and feel the principle feeling of being a musician.- and to have the nicest profession! ❤️

 

TOUR DATES

 

06 November – Dubbo
08 November – Newcastle
10 November – Adelaide
12 November – Melbourne
14 November – Perth
17 November – Canberra
19 November – Sydney
21 November – Sydney
22 November – Melbourne
24 November – Brisbane

 

SIGNUM saxophone quartet
Kristian Winther, Violine

WELCOME JACOPO TADDEI

THANK YOU, ARIK

Dear Arik,

it has been a great time with you and we are lucky and proud, that you has been part of our Quartet journey for the last 4 years.
We had a lot of goals and dreams in common which we had completed and dreamt together.
Not all of the moments were easy but at the end there are many beautiful memories that connected us forever.

We have played many concerts and did 2 Albums, what means that our music will stay there for all the times.
Beside that we are proud to get to know you better, to have learned from you on a daily basis and to had great evenings, nights and a lot of laugh; besides many magic moments on the stage.

We wish you deep from our heart all the best. In your private ‍‍and in your music life In deep thanks to know you and that you are our friend!
We love you❤️
Yours Blaz, Guerino and Alan

fmv_Schleife
We are delighted and proud to announce that we have been appointed the new
ARTISTS in RESIDENCE at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2024 (Germany).
In 2016, we became part of the Festival Family, and since then, we have played many concerts.
But 2024 will be an entirely new and unique experience, resulting in 23 performances!
We are very proud to have this recognition and trust from the festival side as the second ensemble in their history (after Quatour Ebene),
and we are already looking forward to enjoying the beautiful landscape and musical spirit of
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with our friends and many well-known artists.
Highlights of the Residency include concerts with Fazil Say, Daniel Hope, Zurich Chamber Orchestra,
Liszt Chamber Orchestra, NDR Radio Philharmonic
, and many others.

“The art of these glorious Four is not only evident in their perfect interplay of symphonic spirit; each of them as an individual is also a Master of the most refined and sophisticated sound. This version of Antonín Dvorak’s famous string quartet op. 96, arranged by the quartet itself, would have done any top quartet credit. Rhythmically electrifying, with the dynamics spanning from an always rounded fortissimo to the most delicate pianissimo – someone cannot simply play this music
more beautifully and livelier. (…) And the version of George Gershwin’s three preludes for saxophone quartet perfectly reflected the distinctive treats of these spectacular musicians at every moment: virtuosity, gravitas, endless listening to each other in the spirit of each other music.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2021

GOLDBERG NIGHTS

Tranquillity and trance, ecstasy and exhaustion, dream and reality – with this new programme the SIGNUM saxophone quartet embarks upon an odyssey through the realms of possibility and contrast called: The Night. These four multi-award-winning and eclectic artists are among the ground breakers of the young classical music scene. They virtuosically switch between styles and genres in order to celebrate the night in its most diverse musical facets. For their Goldberg Nights project, they have invited a fifth dream-loving night owl who is also at home in more than one artistic universe: the pianist and composer Kai Schumacher.

ECHOES

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

2021

Dowlands, Glass, Richter, Vasks, Lago, Beving, Gregson, Faure

STARRY NIGHT

BERLIN CLASSICS

2021

Gerassimez, Holst, Psathas, Williams, Debussy

SIGNUM ON TOUR

April 18, 2024
  • SCHWERIN (DE)

    April 18, 2024  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

April 19, 2024
  • SCHWERIN (DE)

    April 19, 2024  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

May 5, 2024
  • BUDAPEST (HU)

    Franz-Liszt-Musikakademie 1061 Budapest Liszt Ferenc tér 8. Ungarn

    May 5, 2024  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    BACH Was gott tut, ist wohl getan
    BACH Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
    BACH Sei lob und Preis mit Ehren
    BACH Toccata and fugue in D minor
    GLASS Concerto

    Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

    tickets

May 6, 2024
  • BEKESCSABA (HU)

    May 6, 2024  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    BACH Was gott tut, ist wohl getan
    BACH Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
    BACH Sei lob und Preis mit Ehren
    BACH Toccata and fugue in D minor
    GLASS Concerto

    Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

    tickets

May 10, 2024
  • SCHAFFHAUSEN (CH) feat. Kai Schumacher

    Kulturzentrum Kammgarn Baumgartenstrasse 19 8200 Schaffhausen Schweiz

    May 10, 2024  8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    GOLDBERG NIGHTS

    BACH Goldberg Variations
    GERSHWIN Three Preludes
    SCHUBERT Du bist die Ruh
    CRUMB A Little Midnight Music
    MONK / PERCIVAL Round Midnight
    PRITSKER Goldberg Blues Variations
    SCHUMACHER Rausch
    SCHUMACHER Tranceformer
    REICH Electric Counterpoint
    MODERAT A New Error
    DEBUSSY Clair de Lune

    tickets

NEWS

REVIEWS FROM OUR AUSTRALIA TOUR 2022

Signum sax foursome who love breaking through boundaries
Sydney Recital Hall (Daily Telegraph)

 

In its Australian debut, the sax quartet, performs a seamless program of Bach, Weill and Gershwin, showcasing an exemplary sense of balance, clarity and tone.
This acclaimed group brought to bear a seemingly endless variety of tonal colour and effects. The sense of balance, clarity and tone was exemplary.
Adelaide Town Hall (Limelight ★★★★★)

 

Displaying all the hallmarks of true chamber musicians, these saxophonists brought classy enthusiasm to transcriptions of a diverse repertory.
Melbourne Recital Centre (The Age ★★★★½)

 

Silence speaks volumes in sax triumph.
… a powerhouse performance that reveals the many colours of the sax to an awestruck audience.
Perth Concert Hall (seasaw Art Magazin)

 

Opening with a tasteful interpretation of Bach’s “Italian Concerto”, BWV 971, the musicians of the Signum Quartet kicked the concert off with flare and excitement. Each voice was incredibly well balanced as the four saxophonists engaged in a deep conversation of counterpoint. Their physical moment displayed a sophisticated understanding of the piece and how the different voices interacted with one another. Their sound was well rounded, harmonious and cohesive, gave the impression as if they were operating a single instrument. It was sublime.
… the performers were greeted with a rapturous applause and standing ovation.
Canberra Llewelyn Hall (CBR City News)

 

“The crowd went wild for this work (Bernstein) as they had for all other familiar music in ingenious arrangement played by the Signum wind geniuses. Their wealth of flexible wind sounds and effective programming are welcome Down Under any day.”
Sydney Recital Hall (Arts Guide)

AUSTRALIA TOUR 2022

Being a musician is the most beautiful profession, someone can have.
Not just because of the fact, that you do what you love the most in your life and make a living out of it; it is because on your way you get to know so many people.
You get to experience adventures and things that are not things actually. They are memories. Australian Tour was one of this kind and despite the excitment before, full houses at the end, jetlag, koalas, kengurus what we will cherish the most are new friendships, and the memories which we carry strong in our hearts.
With the pictures we would like to share with you some moments of the tour. At this place we would like to say thank you to everyone who was part of it and made us just enjoy and feel the principle feeling of being a musician.- and to have the nicest profession! ❤️

 

TOUR DATES

 

06 November – Dubbo
08 November – Newcastle
10 November – Adelaide
12 November – Melbourne
14 November – Perth
17 November – Canberra
19 November – Sydney
21 November – Sydney
22 November – Melbourne
24 November – Brisbane

 

SIGNUM saxophone quartet
Kristian Winther, Violine

WELCOME JACOPO TADDEI

THANK YOU, ARIK

Dear Arik,

it has been a great time with you and we are lucky and proud, that you has been part of our Quartet journey for the last 4 years.
We had a lot of goals and dreams in common which we had completed and dreamt together.
Not all of the moments were easy but at the end there are many beautiful memories that connected us forever.

We have played many concerts and did 2 Albums, what means that our music will stay there for all the times.
Beside that we are proud to get to know you better, to have learned from you on a daily basis and to had great evenings, nights and a lot of laugh; besides many magic moments on the stage.

We wish you deep from our heart all the best. In your private ‍‍and in your music life In deep thanks to know you and that you are our friend!
We love you❤️
Yours Blaz, Guerino and Alan