Scandinavian Saxophone Quartet concert July 10
The Scandinavian Saxophone Quartet, from Stockholm, Sweden will perform in concert, at 7 p.m., July 10, at the Cambridge Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 621 Old North Main Street, in Cambridge.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $8. The concert, the final offering in what has been an excellent series of unique musical programs at Cambridge Lutheran during June and July, is presented by the Cambridge Swedish Festival Committee in collaboration with the Cambridge Center for the Arts.
In the spring of 2010, four saxophonists met at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. The Scandinavian Quartet was born and has since toured with their varied program of music ranging from baroque to jazz, with an emphasis on Scandinavian compositions.
After performing many concerts throughout Scandinavia, they are now on a tour in the USA, performing 14 concerts in Minnesota and North Dakota, including the Hjemkomst Festival in Fargo, and several places in the Twin Cities.
Matias Karlsen Bjørnstad is from Oslo, Norway, has a masters degree from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and is now working in Sweden as a teacher and freelance musician.
Linn Persson from Simrishamn, Sweden is a bachelor student at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She has won several competitions, such as Polstjärnepriset in 2008.
Per Nordell grew up in Sollefteå, Sweden and has a bachelor degree from Stockholm. He has worked in several professional orchestras, such as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jesper Eriksson is from Luleå, Sweden. After his conscription in the Central Band of the Royal Swedish Army, he started as a bachelor student in Stockholm, and plays with several professional ensembles.