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The award-winning Kenari Quartet has taken pride in delivering engaging performances through creative programming and compelling stage presence. The versatility of the saxophone is integral to the quartet and the present music from a wide range of genres that is well informed by all periods of classical music as well as jazz, soul, and other genres.

"The debut Naxos CD of the Kenari Quartet is a stunning achievement by this relatively new saxophone quartet ensemble. These sparkling and disciplined performances of six masterpieces of the French literature should go far towards catapulting this ensemble into the front rank of saxophone quartets." composer David DeBoor Canfield

The group has earned top prizes at the M-Prize Chamber Music Competition, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, Chesapeake Bay International Chamber Music Competition, and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition.

In collaboration with Naxos Records, the quartet recently completed the recording of their first album, which will feature the music of French composers Eugéne Bozza, Alfred Desenclos, Pierre Max Dubois, Jean Françaix, Gabriel Pierné, and Florent Schmitt.