Apollo Saxophone Quartet
The Apollo Saxophone Quartet was established at the Royal Northern College of Music in 1985. The group set out to develop an original repertoire, drawing upon influences from a wide variety of cultures and disciplines, combining contemporary classical, jazz, folk and world music. Dedicated to a policy of commissioning and performing new works by today’s leading composers, the Quartet has become defined by its unique repertoire and has firmly established its position at the forefront of contemporary performance.
The Quartet maintains a high profile at may leading UK festivals and venues throughout the UK, Europe and Japan, as well as giving regular radio and TV broadcasts. Their highly successful debut CD for Argo reached no.3 in the UK Classical Charts within one month of release . They have since featureed on a Django Bates CD (Argo), recorded a disc of music written by Quartet members and have produced several more recordings since then. For its tenth anniversary in 2005 the group commissioned several new works, released a commemorative CD and undertook an extensive tour.