“…mercurially brilliant playing…” “…exhilarating and varied…”
The Laefer Quartet is an exciting and fresh saxophone quartet who were delighted to be awarded the 2014 Boconnoc Music Award. Formed in 2012 at the Royal College of Music, the quartet has since been performing across the UK at numerous venues, including The Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room and The Forge, Camden.
As individuals and as a group, the quartet are experienced in a variety of genres but specialise in performing contemporary classical repertoire and transcriptions of works by classical composers. Recent performances include UK premières of works by contemporary composers such as Ivan Fedele and up and coming composers Ed Scolding and Alexander Glyde-Bates.
The Laefer Quartet has received coaching from Kyle Horch and Martin Robertson and has performed in masterclasses with David Brutti and Gerard McChrystal. The Laefer Quartet intend to continue performing throughout the UK and are currently commissioning several new works.
The word ‘Laefer’ (pronounced lay-fer) is anglo-saxon for ‘reed’ and ‘sheet metal’.