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Meet The Zēlos Quartet

About The Zēlos Quartet

The Zēlos Quartet is an award-winning chamber ensemble based in the San Fransisco Bay Area. Since the group first formed in 2017, they have been 

dedicated to performing a wide array of repertoire ranging from underrepresented contemporary works to transcriptions from the baroque, classical, and romantic eras. Committed to performing on saxophones that fit the acoustical specifications of its inventor Adolphe Sax, the Zēlos Quartet looks to connect with a variety of audiences to show the wide range of sounds and colors of the saxophone.

Zēlos has been heard across the United States in live concerts such as 405 Shrader (San Francisco, CA), Bainbridge Museum of Art(WA), Bridge Street Theather(NY), Beethoven Center (San Jose, CA), and the Herbst Theather (San Francisco, CA). They have also participated in summer music festivals such as Festival South (Hattiesburg, MS), the Mana Saxophone Institute(San Jose, CA) and the National Music Festival (Chestertown, MD), where they have enjoyed performing for local audiences not only in the concert hall but equally comfortable in farmers markets and public spaces alike. Zēlos have been extensively coached by Dr. Michael Hernandez of San Jose State University and the critically acclaimed Mana Quartet, and have participated in masterclasses by Verona String Quartet, Shanghai Quartet and Amethyst Quartet.

Past season's highlights include performing Philip Glass' Concerto for Saxophone Quartet with the Redwood Symphony, as well as performing as season openers for the sold out Music by the Sea chamber series as a part of wining the Beverly Hills International Auditions. Zēlos can  be heard on NPR's Live Sessions and has appeared twice on Northwest Focus Live! on Classical KING FM.

Most notable accolades of the Zēlos Quartet include the Grand Prize at the Frances Walton Chamber Competition, winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, 1st prize in the 2018 California MTNA chamber music competition, and 1st prize in the 2018 South West Region MTNA chamber music competition.

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