Hanumi Saxophone Quartet (2014)

• Sunday 23rd March 2014, 3.00pm Past
• Tauranga Park Auditorium, 383 Pyes Pa Rd, Tauranga map »
Michael Jamieson (soprano saxophone), Harmke Seinen (alto saxophone), Miriam Kötter (tenor saxophone), Lukas Stappenbeck (baritone saxophone)
Hanumi Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2006 in Enschede, the Netherlands by four students of Johan van der Linden, Professor at Utrecht and Enschede Conservatories. All the players are professional musicians and have forged international careers in teaching and performing classical saxophone.

Michael Jamieson is NZ-born and studied at Victoria and Massey Universities finishing with first-class honours and received a prestigious scholarship and Creative NZ funding enabling him to study at the Messiaen Academy and the C N R Strasbourg.

Harmke Seinen began her studies on saxophone at the age of 8 in Omnen and later at Enschede where she completed her B Mus. She has performed with many international orchestras and was soloist with the percussion ensemble Soli Deo Gloria, Omnen which was awarded first place at the World Music Contest, Kerkrade.

Miriam Kötter was born in 1987 and took her first saxophone lessons at the age of 12. After several successful participations in the competitions Jugend Musiziert and others, Miriam was awarded a scholarship to Essen and began her studies to become a teacher.

Lukas Stappenbeck started saxophone playing at 13 and since 2006 has been a Voorpleiding student at Enschede. He has several competition successes and received a scholarship for the summer academy at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.

The programme will include works by Singelée, Florio, Grieg, Debussy, Holst, Gershwin, Bozza, Piazzola, D’Rivena and Jamieson.

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