Amstel Quartet

Dutch Saxophone Ensemble

Remco Jak - soprano saxophone
Olivier Sliepen - alto saxophone
Bas Apswoude - tenor saxophone
Harry Cherrin - baritone saxophone
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Live - recording of Classical Zen now available on BR Klassik

Feb 17

You can listen to the live recording of our February 10th Nürnberg by BR Klassik concert here!

Amstel Quartet thrills with “Classical Zen”

Feb 14

Saxophone times four

Amstel Quartet thrills with “Classical Zen”


Dietrich Buxtehude’s “Te Deum Laudamus” and Thomas Tallis’ Felix Namque reach new sound dimensions that transcend virtuosity - four souls melting into one , diversity becomes unity, unity becomes diversity...Classical Zen was an adventure in sound that took the audience on a long journey. Once back in the Here and Now, one asks oneself where space and time have been in the mean time.



Reinhard Kalb, Fürther Nachrichten, 13.02.2017


Read the full review in german here.

Review of our concert "Classical Zen", Bevern, Germany, January 22nd

Jan 26

Eine Klangreise durch Zeit und Raum. Amstel Quartet begeistert mit musikalischer Perfektion und außergewöhnlichem Programm. Das Amstel Quartet schaffte es mit enormer musikalischer Brillanz, ihre Zuhörer zu fesseln und tatsächlich eine weiten Bogen über fünf Jahrhunderte zu spannen, ohne dass irgendwann der Begriff "Kontrast" eine Rolle spielte. Ein wenig fühlten sich die Hörer an diesem Tag an das Eröffnungskonzert der Elbphilharmonie erinnert, wo ja auch viel Ungewohntes am Ende als vollkommene Einheit empfunden wurde.

A journey through time and space. Amstel Quartet astonishes with musical perfection and an extraordinary program. The quartet manages to mesmerize its audience with sheer musical brillance and builds bridges between five centuries of music history. However, the term "contrast" never came to mind: today's public was somehow reminded of the opening concert of Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, where the unusual melted into a perfect unity.

Täglicher Anzeiger, Kreis Holzminden, 25.01.17




NRC: Zing het met een saxofoon

Jan 24

Dutch national newspaper NRC published an aricle of Joep Stapel about the booming Dutch Saxophone Quartet culture.

Read about the Aurelia, Ebonit, Berlage, Syrène, Artvark and Amstel Quartet here:

Zing het met een saxoofoon

Newsletter December 2016

Dec 9

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