Marici Saxes

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Classical

Location: London


Sarah Field – soprano
Fiona Asbury – alto
Hannah Riches – tenor
Josie Simmons - baritone
A marriage of harmony and diversity sums up English saxophone quartet, Marici Saxes. Four unique musicians, supremely successful saxophonists all, they came together through a craving for collective creativity. Since their inception, in 2010, they have established a considerable online presence and drawn an enthusiastic international following with their reworking of revered classics peppered with a smattering of original compositions. Marici’s YouTube video of Libertango has had over 500,000 views.
The richest harmony of tone and musicianship brought this ensemble together; the diversity of range and styles is what sets them apart. Each of the female members is classically trained but their joint musical palette offers shades of pop, big-band, jazz and musical theatre too.
Marici Saxes are alumni either of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama or the Royal Northern College of Music – or both. They have, individually, performed with such diverse luminaries as Sting, Seal and Ben Howard, and with esteemed ensembles including The BBC Concert Orchestra, The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra among many others. It is with this wealth of experience that Marici Saxes united to form an exciting and vibrant ensemble.
“Light”, the group’s hotly awaited album, was released in 2017 and features Marici’s most popular online hits together with newer, eclectic works. The group performed live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme in 2018 and have been filmed at the Classic FM studios for the station’s online video library. Marici were also invited to perform with Michael Nyman in Italy and then embarked on a tour to China in 2019.