• Sixth Annual Saxophone Day10th March 2019

  • Quirk Saxophone Quartet

  • Equinox Saxophone Ensemble

  • Yorkshire Saxophone Choir

University of Huddersfield Saxophone Day
Sunday 10th March 2019

University of Huddersfield
St. Paul’s Hall and
the Creative Arts Building
Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Director: Sarah Markham

Special Guests:
Quirk Saxophone Quartet
Equinox Saxophone Ensemble
Yorkshire Saxophone Choir
Paul Turner - piano
Matthew McGuffie
- ABRSM examiner

Exhibition by:
Yamaha, Vandoren, Selmer,
D’Addario Woodwinds, Yanagisawa, Trevor James, and Windstruments.

A Celebration of the Saxophone Ensemble!
Now in its sixth year the University of Huddersfield Saxophone Day is moving to a Sunday. In 2019 we will celebrate the saxophone ensemble, from duo to orchestra.

Directed by Sarah Markham, the day will feature solo performances by Sarah Markham, Quirk Saxophone Quartet, Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, Yorkshire Saxophone Choir, Sarah’s Alumni Saxophone Ensemble, the University of Huddersfield Saxophone Ensemble, and a mass saxophone orchestra formed on the day. There will be workshops, talks, and interactive events through the day. As well as the mass saxophone orchestra, there will be jazz and technique workshops.

Pianist Paul Turner will run a session on working with a pianist, and there will be a chance to be accompanied by him. ABRSM examiner Matthew McGuffie will give a talk on how to prepare for a music grade examination.

Previous saxophone days:
2018 Richard Ingham (UK), Quirk Saxophone Quartet

2017 Claude Delangle (France), Quirk Saxophone Quartet

2016 Philippe Geiss (France), Quirk Saxophone Sextet

2015 Lynn Klock (USA)

Jérôme Laran (France), Equinox Saxophone Ensemble

  • Yamaha
  • Vandoren
  • Selmer
  • D'Addario
  • Yanagisawa
  • Trevor James

Lunchtime concert 1:15 pm: adult £5.00, senior £3:00, student free.
Evening concert 6:00 pm: adult £7.50. senior £5.00, student free.

Entry to the 10:15 am Quirk concert, workshops, and trade exhibitions is free of charge.
University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH Telephone: 01484 471873

Sarah Markham


Saxophonist Educator Conductor MentorSarah is a Yamaha and Vandoren performing artist.

Quirk Duo


The Quirk Duo is saxophonists Sarah Markham and Kenneth Wilkinson. Between them they have a performing career spanning sixty years, enjoying many genres including solo recitals, opera, orchestral, jazz, pop and chamber music. The Quirk Duo is a distillation of those experiences, an exploration of possibilities.
Quirk Saxophone Quartet


The Quirk Saxophone Quartet is made up of like-minded saxophonists:

Sarah Markham - soprano
Kenneth Wilkinson - alto
Chris Jolly - tenor
Sarah Hind - baritone