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Jeroen Vanbever & Zerkalo Quartet

Jeroen Vanbever & Zerkalo Quartet
After Jeroen Vanbever (Belgium) completed his classical saxophone studies at LUCA School of Arts in Leuven, he studied jazz saxophone at the same institution and at KASK Conservatory of Ghent. As a freelance saxophonist, he has been invited several times to play with Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen and Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. With the latter he played, at the Festival Musiq’3 and participated on a tour in Germany. He played classical music with orchestra’s, chamber music ensembles, and improvised in folk, (free) jazz as well as in classical settings. Next to being a top level musician, Jeroen is an equally passionate educator and shares his knowledge and experience as a saxophonist with young and old. The Zerkalo Quartet (2014) is a string quartet based in Brussels. They are expanding the codes of classical music and exploring its place in society today. The work of Zerkalo Quartet has been critically acclaimed with awards such as the Supernova 2014, Vocatio 2015 and the Honourable Mention of the Jury in the Janaçek Competition 2015. Zerkalo Quartet has performed at prestigious venues and festivals in Belgium as well as at festivals and concert halls abroad (France, Germany, Italy, Spain). Zerkalo Quartet have benefitted from the advice of eminent music professors such as Günter Pichler from Alban Berg Quartett, Oliver Wille from Kuss Quartett, etc. and has worked with composers such as Hosokawa, Sciarrino and Widmann. The Quartet produces its own series of concerts in Brussels and has set up important pedagogical projects. Zerkalo collaborates with Jeunesses Musicales Belgique, and is currently in residence at the Primary School of Ligugé.
Jerone Vanbever, saxophonePaul Serri, violinJoris Decolvenaer, violinVictor Guaita Igual, violaGauthier Broutin, violoncello
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