Quatuor
Habanera

As they are fond of seldom visited musical territories, the musicians of the Habanera Quartet have made their way according to the artists they have met since 1993. Unprejudiced, they sail on different stages, from contemporary creations to unusual repertoires and transcriptions, from world music to improvised music.

After studying in the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMD) where the Habanera Quartet was awarded a first chamber music prize, it has made up a probably unique record with eight first international chamber music prizes (Bordeaux, Sanguinetto, Düsseldorf, Osaka).

The Habanera Quartet has recorded for Alpha productions since the latter’s creation. From Mysterious morning (Alpha 010), an overview of contemporary works (by Ligeti, Xenakis, Donatoni ...) to their record devoted to Glazounov, Grieg and Dvorak (Alpha 041) not to mention their meeting with Louis Sclavis for their common CD L’engrenage, the specialized music press praises their eclectism, giving them numerous awards (Golden Diapason, recommended by Classica and Répertoire).

Year after year, the Habanera Quartet is more and more widely heard in France (Théâtre de la Ville, Opera comique , “Folles journées” in Nantes, “Festival de l’Epau”, IRCAM, Radio France, “Académie Bach”…) and all around the world (Japan, China, USA, Canada, Europe). Classical musicians without tail coats, they wish to desacralize classical concerts, coming up with Bach, Steve Reich, Dvorak and Ligeti in the same night. Louis Sclavis, Dave Liebman,  Richard Galliano, Michel Portal or David Krakauer have not been mistaken as they blend with the strong framework of the quartet when they improvise.

With : Fabrizio Mancuso, Sylvain Malézieux, Gilles Tressos et Christian Wirth.

Photo credit : Arthur Pequin - Artkass

Instruments
played
Alto Saxophone
Series III alto

The 'Series III' Alto is no doubt the most performing of our catalogue. It is a very accurate model in terms of tuning and emission. It offers a great richness of tone.

Tenor Saxophone
Series III Tenor

The 'Series III' Tenor has marked, when released in 1997, an actual revival of the great playing flexibility of the old models. This gives it an ease of playing very much appreciated by saxophonists of all levels.

Soprano Saxophone
Series III soprano

The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.

The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.

Baritone Saxophone
Series III Baritone

Developed in collaboration with Gilles Tressos (Quatuor Hanabera), the 'Series III' baritone is a very well tuned instrument, rich in overtones, consistent over the whole register with fluid transfers.

This instrument with a warm tone 'unfolds' a centered, flexible and subtle sound, which suits each type of repertoire in the lineage of the 'Series III' saxophones. 

Its perfectly mastered ergonomics gives an impression of stupendous agility unique to the baritone. It weighs 300 grammes less than the 'Series II'.

Saxophone Accessories
E-flat alto saxophone S90 mouthpiece

Producing a very direct, homogeneous sound with great flexibility and suppleness, this balanced mouthpiece will meet the needs of both students and professionals alike.

Saxophone Accessories
B-flat tenor saxophone S90 mouthpiece

Producing a very direct, homogeneous sound with great flexibility and suppleness, this balanced mouthpiece will meet the needs of both students and professionals alike.

Saxophone Accessories
B-flat soprano saxophone S90 mouthpiece

Producing a very direct, homogeneous sound with great flexibility and suppleness, this balanced mouthpiece will meet the needs of both students and professionals alike.

Saxophone Accessories
E-flat baritone to low A saxophone S90 mouthpiece

Producing a very direct, homogeneous sound with great flexibility and suppleness, this balanced mouthpiece will meet the needs of both students and professionals alike.

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