Quirk, a vibrant and innovative saxophone ensemble was founded in 2015. Quirk performs as a duo (multi-instrumental and multimedia), quartet (SATB), and sextet (sopranino to bass). The ensemble is committed to playing the very best music of any genre, from Monteverdi to Mellits, Gotkovsky to Geiss, and own compositions.
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.
The Quirk saxophone quartet is made up of four like-minded saxophonists:
Sarah Markham - soprano
Kenneth Wilkinson - alto
Chris Jolly - tenor
Sarah Hind - baritone
Quirk are joined by Debbie Scherer playing sopranino saxophone and Sarah Jobson on bass saxophone to form a sextet featuring the saxophone family. Read more…
Quirk has collaborated with internationally renowned saxophonists. With Philippe Geiss the Quirk ensemble was extended to include the soprillo saxophone.
Jérôme Laran was a guest soloist with the saxophone quartet.
In March 2017 Claude Delangle will perform with Quirk in one of the earliest quintets written for saxophones by Savari, a friend of Adolphe Sax.