The East End Quartet was formed in 2013 among graduate students at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. The members include Jonathan Wintringham(soprano), Myles Boothroyd(alto), Matthew Amedio(tenor) and Timothy Harris(baritone). Collectively, they have received winning prizes in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Collegiate Solo and Quartet Competitions, the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Solo and Chamber Competitions, the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, and many more. Its members have performed worldwide, including Austria, the Czech Republic, England, France, Italy, Japan, and Mexico. Today, East End is rapidly gaining recognition for its unique approach to concertizing, including works for saxophone quartet and piano, lecture-recitals on international music, and their own transcriptions and arrangements of contemporary and traditional repertoire.
Founded in 2015, Fuego Quartet is a chamber group devoted to the performance of both standard and contemporary works written for the saxophone. Comprised of graduate students from the Eastman School of Music, each member is an award winning soloist and chamber musician. Fuego has been featured in a variety of settings from standard concert hall venues to non-conventional community outreach concerts. They have been featured artists at the Strong National Museum of Play, The George Eastman Museum, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden, Susan B. Anthony Museum, Washington Square Concert Series and [Col][lab]. Most recently, they were selected as winners of the 2015 Honors Chamber Music Competition at the Eastman School of Music and were semi-finalists in the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition.
The Iizuna Quartet was founded in 2015, and is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students. Iizuna has performed a variety of both standard and contemporary repertoire for the saxophone quartet, as well as transcribed repertoire. Most recently, they were featured in a composer’s forum led by Carolyn O’Brien, where they performed O’Brien’s “Thing Contained.” When not in rehearsal, the members of Iizuna spend their together eating asian food and watching horror movies.