The Mobilis Saxophone Quartet was formed by four ambitious saxophone students in Vienna in 2009. All members are now accomplished saxophonists and pedagogues at music schools and universities in Austria and Croatia. The potential of the quartet got early recognition, when it won Austrian National Chamber Music Competition and became finalist of the Fidelio Competition at the Conservatory Vienna. The four musicians have ever since played in main concert halls in Austria, rest of Europe and South America. Their debut CD came out in 2011 as a result of a collaboration with Bank-Austria that marked the quartet as the Artist of the year. The Austrian National Radio Ö1 rewarded the CD with the Pasticcio Prize. The quartet has been a part of a »New Austrian Sound of Music« program of the Austrian Foreign Ministry in concert season 2016/17. The quartet plays classical music, written originally for a saxophone quartet as well as arrangements from earlier musical periods and contemporary music from 20th and 21st century. The goal of the ensemble is to present the relatively unknown combination of these four instruments by playing concerts as well as giving masterclasses, combining music with theater and and other forms of art.
Michael Krenn, soprano saxophone
Janez Uršej, alto saxophone
Yukiko Iwata, tenor saxophone
Goran Jurković, baritone saxophone