The meeting of the saxophone and the piano in one chamber ensemble may be regarded as a
fusion of the past and the present. Although the saxophone was actually invented in the
1840s, it began to fulfil its vocation almost one century later. Thus it became a symbol of
the accelerated pace of life characteristic of our age. The piano, on the other hand,
evokes a settled, domestic, civilised atmosphere infused with the aroma of coffee and
resonating with lofty music. The combination of these two apparently contradictory elements
transports us into a very special world of music in which we may be either ironically
teased or soothingly caressed.
In 1995, the two musicians founded the Sax & Piano Duo, in which they perform
music both originally written and specially transcribed for this unorthodox combination
of instruments. Their concert programmes are enriched by moments when the duo divides
and each musician presents his or her instrument separately in a solo performance.
Another touch of spice in their concerts is their tradition of inviting special guests to
contribute to the evening’s programme – usually other instrumentalists or singers. The
Sax & Piano Duo boasts a wide repertoire ranging from the late Baroque to
the 20th century, including the latest contemporary works.
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