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Ziryâb Saxophone Quartet

Ziryâb Saxophone Quartet

The Ziryâb Saxophone Quartet, founded in 1998, has a long life on the musical scene in Spain being one the first quartets created and still active. Its members are saxophone teachers at Conservario Superior Rafael Orozco in Córdoba, Conservatorio Superior Manuel Castillo in Sevilla and Real Conservatorio Superior Víctoria Eudenia in Granada. The group group studied with many renowned saxophonists, including Daniel Deffayet , Jean-Ives Formeau, GillesTressos, Pedro Iturralde and Manuel Miján. Together with Pedro Iturralde they have toured, performing his arrangements and compositions based on Spanish classical music, flamenco and jazz fusion. Among several recognitions, the Ziryâb Saxophone Quartet was awarded second prizes at the Concurso Permanente de JóvenesIntèrpretes of Jeunesses Musicales Spain  and the International Music Contest (Córdoba, Spain, 2006), and first prize at the Francisco Salzillo Contest (Murcia, Spain, 2007). Ziryâb has recorded 2 CD's titled Miscelanea (1997) and Tetraphone (2007) The quartet has toured Spain, Italy and Morrocco.

Alfonso Padilla López, soprano saxophone, Alberto Ureña Delgado, alto saxophone; Bernardo Zagalaz Lijarcio, tenor saxophone; Víctor M. Martín López, baritone saxophone



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