Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Budapest Szaxofon Quartet

Orchestra, choir, ensemble

(+36 30) 977 6964
(+36 30) 9171004

The Budapest Saxophone Quartet was formed in 1995, as the first representative of this musical genre in Hungary. Since then, the Quartet gives concerts both in Hungary and abroad (Japan, USA, Canada, Sicily, Spain, Greece, France, Israel, etc.) regularly, and has been recorded on television and in radio many times. Several well-known Hungarian and foreign composers dedicate their musical pieces to them.

The Budapest Saxophone Quartet has won six international prizes (Germany, Italy, etc.) and they also won 1st prize at the performance competiton of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music Budapest, Hungary twice. They took part on several international master classes with professors from Austria, Netherlands, USA, France.

They perform with symphonic orchestras and wind bands in Hungary and abroad (WASBE Festival / Schladming, Austria) often, and give concerts with famous opera singers, piano, harpsichord, flute, oboe, trumpet players and jazz trio regularly. 2004 they perfomed in a special theatre-play "Whodunit" by Friedrich Dürrenmatt in the main theatre of Budapest for a season. The music of this piece was written especially for the Quartet.

The Quartet made six CD-records by itself, and also participates in other five recordings. All of the members of the Budapest Saxophone Quartet graduated at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy Budapest and at the Conservatoire Supérieur Paris, France.

The exclusive instrument-sponsor of the Budapest Saxophone Quartet is Selmer, Paris.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
2003 Creative Art Group: Gentle Love Creative Art Ensemble CAE 039
2004 Krisztina Jónás & Budapest Saxophone Quartet: Spirit Allegro Thaler MZA-073 Own
2012 Budapest Saxophone Quartet: Imagine Allegro Thaler MZA-105 Own