Ensemble du Bout du Monde
The Ensemble du Bout du Monde (EBM) is an award winning collective made up of four classically trained saxophonists from Israel, Italy, Spain, and the United States. As a contemporary ensemble, they are constantly searching to place art in unexpected and truly unique situations. Through the saxophone quartet, their tool to make art through music, they seek to create a paradigm shift in the contemporary concept of what this already versatile ensemble is.
Interested equally in breaking away from the classic view of a quartet, the ensemble members deem it necessary to collaborate in cross-cultural ways between the arts and other humanities. Formed, developed, and trained in France, EBM brings four disparate people and cultures together to envision a creative and innovative collective for which there exists no boundaries or limitations.
The ensemble began their artistic journey in 2015 and has been invited to various festivals and concert halls to present their work to a wide audience. The ensemble has been invited to the Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens, Greece), the Mallorca Saxophone Festival (Palma de Mallorca, Spain), the Estonian Days Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), the Sound Plasma Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), the Sprengel Museum (Hannover, Germany) and the Kuraia Festival (Bilbao, Spain), among others. Their most recent concerts include the Sax in the City festival (Zurich, Switzerland), Yes we Sax! (Stuttgart, Germany,) and at the Gare du Nord (Basel, Switzerland).
In the field of contemporary chamber music, the ensemble has received numerous awards for its performances. Among these, the First Prize and the Prix de la Ville at the Concours d'interprétation de la Ville de Boulogne-Billancourt (France), the First Prize at the Hugo Competition organized by the Montforthaus of Feldkirch (Austria), and more recently the 3rd Prize as well as the "Prix de l'Espace 110" at the 21st Illzach Chamber Music Competition (France).
The ensemble regularly collaborates with composers to create new repertoires and bring new music to unexpected places. Their most recent collaborations with the Iranian Composers Association of ACIMC, as well as with composer Nicolas Tzortzis and composer María-Eugenia Luc have been very successful.
The Ensemble du Bout du Monde is an endorsed artist ensemble with the Henri Selmer Paris Company. They proudly perform on Henri Selmer Paris saxophones and mouthpieces, exclusively.