Biography

Coming from Argentina, Valencia and Galicia they started his career as a chamber music group at the Conservatory of Music of the Balearic Islands in 2015, under the tutelage of Rodrigo Vila, Beatriz Tirado and Joaquín Sáez.

 

They took masterclasses with prestigious interpretation professors such as Jean-Marie Londeix, Marie-Bernadette Charrier, David Brutti, Ramón Lazkano, Simone Movio, Ryo Noda, Hans de Jong, Nicolas Prost and Donald Sinta Quartet, among others.

 

Their chamber music work unfolds in many places like Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, La Plata, Santa Rosa and General Pico (La Pampa), Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Inca, Girona, Porto, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Valencia and Ávila.

In 2016 they won 2nd Prize in Chamber Music Competition "Musical Youth of Ávila". In 2017 they got First Prize in 88th Permanent Competition "Juventudes Musicales de España" and also they took First Prize in “ArtJove” Chamber Music Competition. In 2018 they win the First Prize in “ Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition” Chamber Music Class.

 

They have been taken part of different festivals such as IX and X

Mallorca Saxophone Festival, EurSax 2017, Aveiro Sax Festival, Série Tendências de la UFRJ, XIII Encontro Galego do Saxofón, Cycle of strings and winds (La Pampa) and II Ensemble Festival of Ontinyent.

Within the different festivals in which they have been participants, he made masterclass and they conduct didactic concerts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, International Meetings of La Pampa (Argentina), and Luis Gianneo Conservatory of Mar del Plata.

 

Within their repertoire we can find from conservative music to innovative new stiles or works by composers such as F. Schubert, E. Bozza, A. Desenclos, G. Pierné, J. Françaix, M. de Falla, G. F. Haas, C. Halffter, I. Xenakis, G. Erkoreka, A. Glazunov, H. Parra, R. Hoffmann, G. Ligeti and Marc Mellits. which shows a wide full repertoire of

energy and feelings.


The quartet is composed of:

- Martín Castro (Soprano Saxophone)

- Borja Beneyto (Alto Saxophone) 

- Juan Alonso (Tenor Saxophone)

- Franco Sánchez (Baritone Saxophone)

Psaiko Quartet uses Bambú accessories.