Amethyst Quartet - "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" - Handel
Northwestern University's Amethyst Quartet earned top honors in spring 2008 by winning the MTNA National Collegiate Chamber Music Competition (Denver, CO), the Coleman-Saunderson Prize for Woodwinds and Brass at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition (Pasadena, CA), and the Gold Medal of the Winds Division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (South Bend, IN).
Their performance and competition repertoire included David Maslanka's 2006 composition Recitation Book, written for the Masato Kumoi Quartet of Japan, and Salinas's own arrangement of Six Bagatelles by György Ligeti.
Amethyst Quartet members:
Johnny Salinas - Soprano Saxophone
Sean Hurlburt - Alto Saxophone
Luke Gay - Tenor Saxophone
Zachary Pfau - Baritone Saxophone
This video footage comes from their preliminary entry DVD used for the Fischoff Competition.