Biography

Coming from Spain, Psaiko Quartet started his career as a chamber music group at the Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears in 2015, under the tutelage of Rodrigo Vila and David Brutti.

 

They took masterclasses with prestigious interpretation professors such as François Guye, Jean-Marie Londeix, Timothy McAllister,Pedro Bittencourt, among others. They also have worked with important composers as Javier Girotto, Volodymyr Runchak, Gabriel Erkoreka, Ramon Lazkano, Simone Movio, Antonio Lauzurika, Guillermo Schiavi and Aaron Siebert.

Their chamber music work unfolds in many places like Madrid, Barcelona, Beijing, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Cali, Bangkok, La Havana, Kassel, Netherlands, Ukrania, Sri Lanka and Oporto, among others. Important halls have received the group, as: Piotr Chaikovsky National Music Academy of  Ukraine, Prince Mahidol Hall, Aksra Theatre King Power, Lee Foundation Theatre, Central Conservatory of Beijing, Lviv Conservatory, Fundación Juan March, sala Beethoven del Instituto de Bellas Artes de Cali and Sala Covarrubias del Teatro Nacional de Cuba. 

In 2019, the Quartet won the First Prize in the "International Music Competition Opus 2019" and the Silver Medal in the "1st Vienna International Music Competition". First Prize in the "Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition" (TIWSC) in the 2018 edition.  In 2017 they got First Prize in the 88th Permanent Competition "Juventudes Musicales de España" as well as the First Prize in “ArtJove” Chamber Music Competition. 

PsaikoQuartet have been taken part of different festivals such as

Mallorca Saxophone Festival, VigoSaxForum, Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Kultursommer Nordhessen, III Festival Internacional de Saxofón Bellas Artes de Cali, Festival Jong Talent Schiermonnikoog, EurSax 2017, Daya - Yamaha International Artist Concerts, Série Tendências de la UFRJ, AIEnRUTa-Clásicos, Musical Cycle of Juventudes Musicales de España, Aveiro Sax Festival, XIII Encontro Galego do Saxofón, Cycle of strings and winds of (La Pampa, among others.

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.

They also have been jury of the semifinal contest "2018 Hunan Wind Instrument Competition" in China, the "I Concurso Latinoamericano de Cuarteto de Saxofones" and the "ArtJove2019."

Within their repertoire we can find from conservative music to innovative new stiles or works which includes dedicated works from Antonio Lauzurika, Diego Graciosi and Aarón Siebert.

To show this compromise with music, they have appeared in important comunication medias as Cadena Ser Radio, IB3 television, Lutsk TV and international journals. 


The quartet is composed of:

- Martín Castro (Soprano Saxophone)

- Borja Beneyto (Alto Saxophone) 

- Juan Alonso (Tenor Saxophone)

- Martin Gorospe (Baritone Saxophone)

Psaiko Quartet uses Vientos Bambú accessories.