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We have a new album - "No one is too small

The official release of the new album is on the 19th of April, but on the 20th we will do a release concert with an after-party. Are you joining us?

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Catarina Gomes: 

catarinafgomesax@gmail.com

+31 6 38 91 11 87 

Press or Booking:

Pedro Silva: 

info@maatsaxquartet.com
+31 6 34 34 91 21 

STICHTING

MAAT SAXOPHONE QUARTET

RSIN/ANBI fiscaal nummer: 862840144

KvK nummer: 83350209

DE 3 CODES
Stichting Maat Saxophone Quartet past de Governance Code Cultuur, de Code Diversiteit & Inclusie en de Fair Practice Code toe.

Bestuur Wilfred Schovers - Voorzitter

Jonas Bisquert Dominguez - Secretaris

Hugo Levie - Penningmeester

stichtingmaatsaxquartet@gmail.com

Beloningsbeleid bestuur: bestuursleden ontvangen geen vergoeding of vacatiegeld.
Beloningsbeleid directie en personeel is conform de CAO Muziekensembles.

PROJECTS

"No one is too small" is a project inspired by climate change. Music by 6 young composers, 6 large drawings on stage and a light installation. Curious?

No one is too small

Young girls have a vibrant energy. And we're going to celebrate it! Because white socks are there to get dirty.

WILD

Fado, a Portuguese guitar and a saxophone quartet. “Renascer” gives name to a project where a new life is given to the Portuguese musical genre, on a full Portuguese collaboration.

Renascer

Light, video-projections and new music. A production with Hendrik Walther for the Dutch Classical Talent competition. It should be an energetic experience for everyone: people may like it or not, as long as they do not stay neutral.

... and we still dance!

SHOP

Ciudades CD

Ciudades is the debut album of the Maat Saxophone Quartet and brings stimulating musical episodes of “normal days”, urban scenes such as a local bus ride or a busy market. An energetic fusion of clear melodies and occasionally extremely complex but infectious rhythms. Guillermo Lago (Willem van Merwijk) wrote an extension of his famous work of the same name for saxophone quartet and string quintet especially for Ciudades. New, inviting music by the equally young and hard-working composers Ramin Amin Tafreshi (Iran) and Nuno Lobo (Portugal) and an arrangement of Albeniz' famous 1st Spanish Suite complement this debut.

Jpc.de (De)

Buy it through email

Renascer CD

For this Renascer (“reborn”) the Maat Saxophone Quartet brings together the music of the iconic Carlos Paredes, who needs no introduction, with that of António Carlos Costa, with whom the Maat Saxophone Quartet crossed paths in Amsterdam. Nuno Lobo appears for the second consecutive time on a CD of the quartet, and Arnold Marinissen carries the connection between Portugal and Holland, as this Dutch composer/ percussionist lived in the city of Porto for a part of his life. Finally, Alejandro Erlich Oliva and Hugo Correia, debut collaborations with MSQ, present their new compositions, both deeply influenced by their relationship with popular music.

In a clear generational and language contrast, bringing together the tradition of Fado with the innovation of contemporary music, we present Renascer.

Bol.com (NL)
Buy it through email

No one is too small

With No one is too small, Maat Saxophone Quartet releases an album about an urgent matter: climate change. MSQ is regarded as one of the most adventurous saxophone quartets in the Netherlands. Their approach to this serious topic we all have to deal with is surprisingly lacking in despair and pessimism. No one is too small communicates the idea everyone is capable of working against the huge implications of temperature rise our planet is dealing with.
Six composers of present day display their view how we can achieve this: the necessity for collective, global change in the way we threat Mother Nature. No one is too small is not an activistic musical statement but an attempt to inspire people to see that everyone can be part of better care of our surroundings. It’s a practice of love.

“They speak the same language, literally and musically! Very high technical level, organic playing and an insanely tight presentation”

Dutch Classical Talent

“We can be brief over the playing of Maat: promising, devilishly good and heavenly contagious”

De Luister

We are the Maat Saxophone Quartet:

Daniel Ferreira on soprano saxophone, Catarina Gomes on alto saxophone and sometimes singing, Pedro Silva on tenor saxophone and Mafalda Oliveira on baritone saxophone. Welcome to our website!

 

We have been playing together since 2018 and with each step, we discover more about each other’s talents and ideas as saxophone players, but also as "maatjes". In the projects we do, we look for the connection between our individual personalities, our ideals as artists and our strength as a group. Just as important is the connection to the world and society that surrounds us.

 

In 2018 we were winners of the “Prémio Jovens Músicos”, one of the most prestigious classical music competitions in Portugal, where we come from. Our quartet was however formed in Amsterdam, while we were studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Arno Bornkamp.

 

Although we play pieces from all kinds of ages and environments, we have a passion for new music. We are excited about finding our own sound-world, and to do that we work regularly together with composers.

 

In April 2020 we released our debut CD “Ciudades” under the label 7 Mountain Records. De Luister magazine published beautiful words about it: "we can be brief about the playing of Maat: promising, devilishly good, and heavenly contagious in all works.”

 

In 2022 we won the Dutch Classical Talent Award.

 

In 2023 we released our second CD called "Renascer", featuring Portuguese guitarist António Carlos Costa, combining traditional Fado and contemporary music.

 

In the season 2023/2024 we premiered our own production “No one is too small” about the topic of climate change, combining the music of 6 different composers, light installation, paintings and theater. “No one is too small” is also the name of our third CD, released in 2024 on 7 Moutain Records.

 

In the season 2024/2025 we will premiére a new virtual opera with the theater company Diamantfabriek, create a new dance theater production with AYA Danstheater, perform the piece “Takadaaap!” with Oorkaan and have international tours in Brazil and China.

 

For a complete biography please click in “Download” below.

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We are the Maat Saxophone Quartet:

Daniel Ferreira on soprano saxophone, Catarina Gomes on alto saxophone and sometimes singing, Pedro Silva on tenor saxophone and Mafalda Oliveira on baritone saxophone. Welcome to our website!

 

We have been playing together since 2018 and with each step, we discover more about each other’s talents and ideas as saxophone players, but also as "maatjes". In the projects we do, we look for the connection between our individual personalities, our ideals as artists and our strength as a group. Just as important is the connection to the world and society that surrounds us.

 

In 2018 we were winners of the “Prémio Jovens Músicos”, one of the most prestigious classical music competitions in Portugal, where we come from. Our quartet was however formed in Amsterdam, while we were studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Arno Bornkamp.

 

Although we play pieces from all kinds of ages and environments, we have a passion for new music. We are excited about finding our own sound-world, and to do that we work regularly together with composers.

 

In April 2020 we released our debut CD “Ciudades” under the label 7 Mountain Records. De Luister magazine published beautiful words about it: "we can be brief about the playing of Maat: promising, devilishly good, and heavenly contagious in all works.”

 

In 2022 we won the Dutch Classical Talent Award.

 

In 2023 we released our second CD called "Renascer", featuring Portuguese guitarist António Carlos Costa, combining traditional Fado and contemporary music.

 

In the season 2023/2024 we premiered our own production “No one is too small” about the topic of climate change, combining the music of 6 different composers, light installation, paintings and theater. “No one is too small” is also the name of our third CD, released in 2024 on 7 Moutain Records.

 

In the season 2024/2025 we will premiére a new virtual opera with the theater company Diamantfabriek, create a new dance theater production with AYA Danstheater, perform the piece “Takadaaap!” with Oorkaan and have international tours in Brazil and China.

 

For a complete biography please click in “Download” below.


 

ABOUT

“They speak the same language, literally and musically! Very high technical level, organic playing and an insanely tight presentation”

Dutch Classical Talent

“We can be brief over the playing of Maat: promising, devilishly good and heavenly contagious”

De Luister

Light, video-projections and new music. A production with Hendrik Walther for the Dutch Classical Talent competition. It should be an energetic experience for everyone: people may like it or not, as long as they do not stay neutral.

... and we still dance!

Fado, a Portuguese guitar and a saxophone quartet. “Renascer” gives name to a project where a new life is given to the Portuguese musical genre, on a full Portuguese collaboration.

Renascer

Young girls have a vibrant energy. And we're going to celebrate it! Because white socks are there to get dirty.

WILD

"No one is too small" is a project inspired by climate change. Music by 6 young composers, 6 large drawings on stage and a light installation. Curious?

No one is too small

PROJECTS

No one is too small

With No one is too small, Maat Saxophone Quartet releases an album about an urgent matter: climate change. MSQ is regarded as one of the most adventurous saxophone quartets in the Netherlands. Their approach to this serious topic we all have to deal with is surprisingly lacking in despair and pessimism. No one is too small communicates the idea everyone is capable of working against the huge implications of temperature rise our planet is dealing with.
Six composers of present day display their view how we can achieve this: the necessity for collective, global change in the way we threat Mother Nature. No one is too small is not an activistic musical statement but an attempt to inspire people to see that everyone can be part of better care of our surroundings. It’s a practice of love.

Fnac (FR)
JCP (DE)
Buy it through email

Renascer CD

For this Renascer (“reborn”) the Maat Saxophone Quartet brings together the music of the iconic Carlos Paredes,

who needs no introduction, with that of António Carlos Costa, with whom the Maat Saxophone Quartet crossed paths in Amsterdam. Nuno Lobo appears for the second consecutive time on a CD of the quartet, and Arnold Marinissen carries the connection between Portugal and Holland, as this Dutch composer/ percussionist lived in the city of Porto for a part of his life. Finally, Alejandro Erlich Oliva and Hugo Correia, debut collaborations with MSQ, present their new compositions, both deeply influenced by their relationship with popular music.

In a clear generational and language contrast, bringing together the tradition of Fado with the innovation of contemporary music, we present Renascer.

Bol.com (NL)
Buy it through email

Ciudades CD

Ciudades is the debut album of the Maat Saxophone Quartet and brings stimulating musical episodes of “normal days”, urban scenes such as a local bus ride or a busy market. An energetic fusion of clear melodies and occasionally extremely complex but infectious rhythms. Guillermo Lago (Willem van Merwijk) wrote an extension of his famous work of the same name for saxophone quartet and string quintet especially for Ciudades. New, inviting music by the equally young and hard-working composers Ramin Amin Tafreshi (Iran) and Nuno Lobo (Portugal) and an arrangement of Albeniz' famous 1st Spanish Suite complement this debut.

Jpc.de (De)

Buy it through email

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