Elisa Hall Saxophone Quartet
The Elise Hall Saxophone Quartet is an Italian ensemble formed in March 2006 inspired by one of the first important American female saxophone players, Elise Hall, who contributed to the expansion of the classical saxophone repertoire in the twentieth century.
The purpose of this project is not just an aesthetic one. It is the combination of human and musical affinity, a great undertaking, which makes this female ensemble original.
The quartet collaborates with young composers and is open to all contemporary musical influences, ranging from chamber music to sound tracks for different kinds of performances.
Each member received her degree in classical saxophone at Conservatories in Milan and Ferrara. During this time, their professional and artistic growth was consistently enriched with master classes held by Jean Marie Londeix, Claude Delangle, Eugène Rousseau, Lucy Derosier, Mario Marzi, Federico Mondelci, Marco Gerboni, and Massimo Mazzoni.
As an ensemble and individually, the quartet has won various national and International competitions including Pia Tebaldini in Brescia Citta’ di Camerino, Giulio Rospigliosi, Rovere d’oro, Citta’ di Castello, Forgione, and Cantarone. They have also performed for important events such as: XIV Stage Internazionale del Sassofono in Fermo, Atlante Sonoro XXI – Freon Ensemble in Rome, Rassegna Giovani Certezze Auditorium Sanvito in Barlassina (Mi), Artiste in Concerto in Cassano Magnano (Va), Certosa in Musica in Ferrara, Rassegna Musica a Domo where the audience was introduced to a new interesting transcription of J.S. Bach’s “Art of Fugue”; Ferrara Jazz Club 2011, Vignola Jazz Festival 2012, Mito Fringe in Milan.
On 6 December, were invited by the famous composer Michael Nyman to take part in his concert in Torino, playing four times of “Songs for Tony” and on 6 July 2013 in Rimini they played his new composition for sax quartet called “Galton”.