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Rob Buckland
Carl Raven
Andy Scott
Jim Fieldhouse

The groundbreaking Apollo Saxophone Quartet has been at the forefront of the British contemporary music scene for over 30 years. The ensemble has made the largest single contribution to the saxophone quartet repertoire in the UK, commissioning and premiering over 100 works, ranging from quartets to concerti and film scores, as well as numerous creative collaborations with poets, dancers, multimedia and strings.

Established in 1985 at the Royal Northern College of Music, the multi-prizewinning ensemble (Royal OverSeas League, Tunnell Trust, Erasmus Concours Netherlands, Tokyo International Chamber Music Competition winners) quickly established a reputation for excellence and versatility, working across contemporary classical and jazz genres, regularly touring internationally and featuring in live broadcasts on Classic FM, BBC Radio and TV. The group has released seven CDs to date (Decca/Argo, Black Box, Quartz), as well as being featured on many other recordings showcasing the work of individual composers (Michael Nyman, Michael Torke, Django Bates, John Casken, Joby Talbot etc.).

The Apollo Saxophone Quartet's most recent recording is a collaboration with Artvark Quartet, NL. The two quartets created 8 new compositions for 8 saxophones in 2019. The groups have since toured with the project in both the UK and the Netherlands.


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Who we are

We are saxophonists Rob Buckland,
Carl Raven, Andy Scott and Jim Fieldhouse
. We are based in Manchester, U.K.

Our projects

We collaborate with composers from many genres, with film, with dancers, poets, orchestras and other musicians from all musical backgrounds. We also create our own music and education projects.

Our repertoire

Apollo have commissioned over 120 works for saxophone quartet over the lifetime of the group. We aim to continue expanding the saxophone quartet repertoire with collaboration, commissioning and creating our own works.

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