Since its creation in 1985, the Kyiv Sax Quartet has become one of the preeminent ensembles
of the world under the leadership of Yuri Vasylevych (soprano-saxophone, professor of the National Musical
Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine).
KSQ took part in world Sax Congress commemorating the 150 years of the saxophone (Angers,
1990), the 10-th World Sax Congress (Pesaro, 1992). It has given tours in Hungary, Russia, Polend, France, Belgium,
Greece, Italy, Germany, USA, Canada, , etc.
KSQ performs on Selmer saxophones and is worldwide representative of the Selmer Company (Paris)
Ukrainian Chamber Ensambles Competition (1-st Prize, 1987, Kyiv); International Jazz Festival
"Crystal Lion" (1-st prize & Grand Prix, 1989, Lviv, Ukraine); International Wood Instruments Ensambles
and Orchestras Competition (1-st Prize, 1995, Rivne,
ancient music (Ukrainian dances of XVI century, M.Praetorius,
C.Daquin, D.Bortniansky, J.S.Bach);
classical musik (J.B.Singelee, A.Glazunov, I.Albeniz,
C.Debussy, E.Bozza, P.-M.Dubuis, D.Gow);
jazz (G.Gershwin, K.Weill,, S.joplin, F.Woods, E.Dergunov);
folk & avant-garde contepoprary musik (D.Smirnov,
S.Pavlenko, G.Dmitriev, F.Hansen).
"I am amazed by virtuosity of the Ukrainian (saxophone) quartet, by
and uniform sound of their instruments".
J.M.Houvelyks, Dir. of the Gabrieli Quartet, France
" .. An exellent and criative quartet ... an extraordinary success"
J.M.Londeix, President. of the L'association francais de saxophone.
"If you've nevere heard a saxophone quartetr, the sound can be quite
But the Kyiv (quartet) also boasts a varied repertoire and technical polish".
The Evening Bulletin, Boston, USA
"Superb performance marks anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birthday.
I must also be good for Selmer's business to have such fine players as their worldwide ambassadors.
If I bougth a Selmer, perhaps I too could play like that. Not a chance.
This is an exeeptional group of musicians".
The Kingston Whig-Standart, Canada