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Quatuor Zahir

An idea comes up, a person we meet, and suddenly it seems obvious. This is the essence of Zahir, the Arabic word for "that which is apparent, explicit", or something that once known, occupies all our thoughts.

Born in 2015, this young group already performs in many festivals in France and around the world, but it is in 2017 that the Zahir Quartet distinguishes itself by winning the 9th International Chamber Music Competition in Osaka (Japan), thus gaining recognition on the international scene. They have since been invited to the Wigmore Hall in London, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Folles Journées in Nantes, the Festival de Radio France in Montpellier, the Forest and Sully Festivals, the Acropolis in Nice and the Toppan Hall in Tokyo.

A graduate of the Paris Conservatory and currently in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac, the Zahir Quartet is also a laureate of the 2016 FNAPEC International Chamber Music Competition, has won gold medals at the Manhattan, Vienna and Berliner International Music Competition of 2019 and is sponsored by pianist Jean-François Zygel since his appearance on France 2 in the program "La Boîte à Musique". In 2018, the Quartet produces its first compact disc Zahir under the Klarthe label. This recording shows the values that unite the ensemble: the sharing of a common sensibility, an acute requirement and the desire to renew the musical landscape.

Like the romantic hero of P. Coelho's Zahir, who sets out in search of a romantic ideal, these four saxophonists are committed to the evolution of the quartet genre. Whether by interpreting the original repertoire, thanks to their encounters with numerous composers such as Bruno Mantovani, Thierry Escaich and Graciane Finzi, or by collaborating with numerous artists : David Bismuth, Félicien Brut, Jean-Charles Richard, Jean-Denis Michat, Les chanteurs d'oiseaux, these musicians show their curiosity and creativity.

Guillaume Berceau (soprano saxophone) - Sandro Compagnon (alto saxophone) - Florent Louman (tenor saxophone) - Joakim Ciesla (baritone saxophone)

Instruments
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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.

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.

Baritone Saxophone
Super Action 80 Series II Baritone

The 'Super Action 80 Series II' baritone offers excellent consistency of sound over the whole register, without break-up between low and high notes.

It develops a particularly warm and mellow tone, thus sublimating the features characteristic to this instrument.

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 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
E-flat baritone to low A saxophone S80 mouthpiece

Available for the entire range of saxophones, the S80 has achieved an unprecedented level of popularity. It is characterized by its very warm grained, broad and full toned sound.

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