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Sax Allemande
Sax Allemande

B108082   B 108 082
Mendelssohn & friends
B108038   B 108 038
A Kagel Schubert Project
B108024   B 108 024
J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variationen
B108016   B 108 016
Sax at the Opera
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Founded in 1996, Sax Allemande is now one of the most successful saxophone ensembles of the day. Impressive virtuosity, chamber musical precision and a passionate commitment to the nobility of the classical saxophone are the trademarks of this trio.

They began at first with the outlandish idea of forming a modern, elegantly slender, polyphonic and crystal clear musical ensemble, comprising of soprano, alto and baritone saxophones.

This event was described in the booklet to their debut album by the composer Stefan Zorzor, who lives in Munich, as follows:  

"… due to their very range, this smallest of saxophone ensembles has sufficient power and yet great finesse. Their appearance is wonderful - whether on the stage of a great concert hall or in a small chamber music room. Listening enthusiastically, I discovered the magical harmony of the saxophone trio, and the elegant and frugal functionality of the three parts."

Since the year 2000, a most productive and friendly cooperation has united Sax Allemande and the Munich based label FARAO classics; an affiliation which has resulted in the production of CDs which enjoy international success. Thus, in 2005 with the recording of J. S. Bach's "Goldberg Variations", the ensemble could make a long held dream come true.  With the CD "A Kagel Schubert Project" Sax Allemande provide impressive documentation of their understanding of chamber music and the incomparable sound of the classical saxophone. Thus the trio remain true to their approach, which is obligated to the joy of experimentation as well as a coherent conception of the music.


Winner of the"Echo Klassik 2009"
for the CD:
A Kagel Schubert Project, in the category:
"Die Kammermusik-Einspielung des Jahres"

Frank Schuessler Frank Schuessler, born in September 1968 received his classical training in saxophone playing from Iwan Roth. Having received his soloist diploma from the Basel academy of music, he went on to receive prizes at the German federal ‘Jugend musiziert’ competition, the ‘Concours international de musique de chambre’ at Ilzach, and the ‘Prix public’ at the Saint-nom-la-Bretech competition. He is also active as a teacher.
Arendt Hastedt Arendt Hastedt, born in October 1967 received his classical training in saxophone playing from Andre Legros. Having graduated from the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium in Munich he teaches at music schools in Tegernsee and Munich, and has performed at international events, most recently as a member of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
Markus Maier Markus Maier, born in February 1967 studied saxophone under Andre Legros, graduating from the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium in Munich. After further studies under Jean-Georges Koerper at the Musikhochschule in Zurich he went on to win first prize at the ‘International Jacobi-competition for chamber and modern music’. He teaches for the Upper and Lower Bavarian Music association, performs as a soloist and has made numerous transcriptions of works for his instrument.