Nikola Fabijanić, soprano saxophone
Gordan Tudor, alto saxophone
Goran Jurković, tenor saxophone
Tomislav Žužak, baritone saxophone
R. Campo: Tintamarre
G. Tudor: Three scenes
B.Papandopulo(arr. I.Batoš):Three studies
Tempo di Tango
P. Obradović: Petrichor
G. Rossini (arr.G.Di Bacco):
Rossini per quatro
Papandopulo Quartet consists of four Croatian saxophone players, all of them graduates of the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of professor Dragan Sremec. They continued their education at Conservatoires in Paris, Amsterdam and Vienna as well as on the masterclasses held by world-renowned saxophone players. During the years at the Academy and after the graduation they were active, among the other musical activities, as the saxophone quartet under the name New Sax Quartet and accomplish a remarkable series of performances from the year 2000 until now.
The quartet performed on many famous festivals such as Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Music Biennale Zagreb, Music Festival in Opatija, Split Summer Festival, New Music Festival in Split and Echoraum in Vienna They also held numerous concerts in Budapest, Bard, Zagreb, Split, Zadar and other cities.
Special attention has been given to the promotion of new music and to young Croatian and foreign composers by Papandopulo quartet, therefore they have premiered pieces by Mirela Ivičević, Frane Đurović, Mattias Kranebitter, Dubravko Palanović, Tena Borić, and others, while the new pieces are being composed, without neglecting the classical music of the past centuries. The quartet cooperates regularly with Zagreb Saxophone Quartet and pianist Ivan Batoš. Performances of Papandopulo Quartet have been described in superlatives by the critics. Members of the quartet are also engaged in pedagogical work teaching at Music Academies in Zagreb, Sarajevo and Novi Sad, music schools in Zagreb, Split, Jastrebarsko and Samobor, working as teachers on the workshops in Croatia and abroad. Together they founded the School of Saxophone in Jaska, a highly successful international spring seminar for saxophone students.
Dina Puhovski's text about the programme available here.