Osimun Quartet is a young group formed in 2021 by four Spanish saxophonists seeking to express their own language through chamber music. Its members Maria Bel Serra (soprano saxophone), Fátima Alcázar (alto saxophone), Inés González (tenor saxophone) and Ricard Martínez (baritone saxophone) are currently based in Cologne (Germany) and Maastricht. Their constant quest for growth and ambition to develop as chamber musicians led them to recently join the Netherlands String Quartet Academy (NSKA), where they receive lessons from some of the most influential figures on the chamber music scene, including the Quatuor Ébène, Eberhard Feltz and the Quatuor Danel, among others.
Despite its youth, the ensemble has already performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the Netherlands, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven, the NedPhO-Koepel in Amsterdam and the Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht.
They have also enjoyed recent successes, including First Prize at the Storioni Competition and the Dörken Stiftung, and have reached the finals of renowned competitions such as the Grachten Festival 2023 in Amsterdam, Juventudes Musicales d'Espagne, Big Little Music Competition in Ghent, Classicspark, and Music Awards Maastricht 2022. Besides, they have been one of the ensembles
awarded a scholarship by Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland. At present, the quartet is regularly coached by musicians such as José Luís Estellés and the Berlage Saxophon Quartet.
Osimun Quartet's main ambition in the field of chamber music is to bring a new colour and scope to classical music through its own transcriptions, while trying to broaden and make versatile the original repertoire through direct contact and work with contemporary composers.
In addition to developing and evolving in the world of chamber music as performers, some of its members combine this work with teaching at various music conservatoires in Germany.
Their upcoming schedule includes several concerts at renowned music festivals in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, a tour of Romania in November and preparations for a tour of Thailand in June 2024.
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