Quatuor Habanera

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Quatuor Habanera are one of the world's leading saxophone quartets. Established in 1993, after study at Conservatoire de Paris, the quartet has won seven international prizes and recorded six albums. Their ability to adapt to varied musical styles is noted, recording contemporary music of Ligeti, Xenakis, Donatoni as successfully as earlier works by Glazunov, Grieg and Dvorak. Though formally classical musicians, they are all capable improvisers and have collaborated with many jazz musicians, most notably Louis Sclavis and klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer.


Soprano Saxophone - Christian Wirth

Alto Saxophone - Sylvain Malézieux

Tenor Saxophone - Fabrizio Mancuso

Baritone Saxophone - Gilles Tressos

International Prizes[edit]

1st Prize at the International Jean-Marie LONDEIX, Bordeaux 1996

1st Prix du Concours International de Musique de Chambre, Illzach 1997

1st Prix du 3ème Internationaler Musikwettbewerb für Junge Kultur, Düsseldorf 1997

1st Grand Prix du Concours International de Musique Française, Guérande 1997

1st prize in the Musical Sets Europeans Privas 1998

1st Prix du Concours International de Musique de Chambre "Gaetano Zigetti", Sanguinetto 1999

Grand Prix du 12ème Forum Musical de Normandie, 1996


Saxophone D'aujourd'hui et de demain (Concours International J.-M. Londeix, Bordeaux 1997)

Les révélations classiques (l'ADAMI 2000)

HABANERA - Quatuor de saxophones

Mysterious Morning (Alpha 010)

Grieg, Glazunov, Dvorak (Alpha 041)

L'Engrenage (Alpha 518)

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