Lisa Wyss – soprano saxophone
Lovro Mercep – alto saxophone
Jenita Veurink – tenor saxophone
Yo-yo Su – baritone saxophone
Finalist of the prestigious Dutch Classical Talent Award 2017/2018, the Ardemus Quartet was forged through a burning passion for chamber music (Ardemus: we burn). The four young international musicians combine seamlessly to create a refreshing musical experience.
Since its formation in Amsterdam (2014), the Ardemus Quartet has been succesful various national and international competitions including the Boris Papandopulo Competition in Zagreb (2015), Storioni Toonzaal Competitie (2016), Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours (2016), 13th International Competition for Young Musicians Ferdo Livadić Croatia (2016). In 2017, the Ardemus Quartet advanced to the semi-final stage for the Wind section of the prestigious Osaka 9th International Chamber Music Competition in Japan. In the concert season 2017/2018 Ardemus quartet toured throughout major concert halls of The Netherlands as a finalist of the the Dutch Classical Talent Award, performing the program „You've been talking in your sleep“, developped in collaboration with stage director Annechien Koerselman.
Active in The Netherlands and Europe, the Ardemus Quartet has been guest artist in numerous festivals including Holland Festival, Grachtenfestival, Festival Jong Talent Schiermonnikoog, NJO muziekzomer, Musical Evenings St. Donat Zadar, and Festival Next Generation Bad Ragaz performing in important concerts hall such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Lisinski Hall Zagreb, Izumi Hall Osaka and the Konzerthaus Berlin.
For the season 2018/2019 they will be performing at the Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels and the Scala Basel, in addition, the quartet will be guest artists at the Festival Westfalen Classics and the chamber music series Erlebe SOL in Vaduz and they will also have a concert tour in China. Furthermore, the Ardemus Quartet will release their debut CD in May 2019 with Cobra Records.
To further refine their musical ideas, the Ardemus Quartet studies at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy (NSKA) with Marc Danel (Quatuor Danel). They have attended masterclasses by Luc-Marie Aguera (Ysaÿe Quartet), Prof. Eberhard Feltz (Berlin), Petr Prause (Talich Quartet), Stefan Metz (Orlando Quartet) and Misha Amory (Brentano Quartet). The Quartet also enjoys guidance from Sven Arne Tepl and Arno Bornkamp, professors at Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
„Although there are many notable saxophone quartets in this generation, the Ardemus Quartet is distinguished by their contagious enthusiasm on stage, creating a visible bond with each other and audience."
Jury Dutch Classical Talent
„The Ardemus Saxophone Quartet is a incredibly driven collective of young top musicians. Besides their technical abilities I'm very impressed by the high degree of musicianship, feeling for style and their strong stage presence.“
Sven Arne Tepl, Artistic Director Residentie Orkest
Updated in July 2018