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Yugen Quartet

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About Yugen Quartet

Award winning Yugen Quartet find inspiration at every turn.
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Yugen Saxophone Quartet are a Birmingham based ensemble, formed in November 2020 of a mixture of undergraduate, postgraduate and graduates from The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Since forming, Yugen have performed at a wide variety of functions across the UK, ranging from arts festivals, to weddings, to recitals and corporate events. Current members are Ewan Wright on Soprano Saxophone, Nicole Micheli on Alto Saxophone, Emily Plumb on Tenor and Alicia Hillman on Baritone Saxophone. Yugen Saxophone Quartet are recent winners of the Andrew Downes Prize 2022 and the Sylvia Cleaver Prize 2021, showcasing works by Carl Florio, Phillip Glass, Andrew Downes and Guillermo Lago. Origins, Yugen's world-music inspired album debuted in 2022 and their second album is soon to be released. They are four unique Saxophonists using their shared passion for chamber music to form an exciting and vibrant ensemble.

Yugen Quartet's Reviews

From customers:

Eduardo V
3 years ago

I'm thrilled that Yugen saxophone quartet won the competition (Sylvia-Cleaver Prize 2021) this evening! They were stunning. Wonderful repertoire as well. They had really strong competition.

Amos M
2 years ago

The Yugen Saxophone Quartet is a genuinely exciting young ensemble: the members are virtuoso players and have exceptional rapport, both with each other and their audience."

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Yugen Quartet's Song list

Andante et Scherzo by Eugene Bozza
Andante, Fugue, et Finale by Raymond Moulaert
Histoire du Tango by Astor Piazzolla
Green by Barbara Thompson
Quartette by Caryl Florio
In Memoriam by Joel Love
Untitled by Clare Loveday
You Know It by Aidan Teplitzky
Celtic Suite by Gavin Whitlock
Ciudades by Guillermo Lago
Spirit of the Highland by Bernard Peigne
Earth Dances by Andrew Downes
Hoe Down by Will Gregory
Sosban Fach-traditional Welsh
Sir Patrick by Philippe Geiss
Ain't No Sunshine
Eleanor Rigby
Can't Help Falling in Love
I Feel Good
Star Wars Cantina Band
American Patrol
Careless Whisper (PMJ)
In the Mood
Moonlight Serenade
Sir Duke
Wedding Repertoire
Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba
Ave Verum
I Will Always Love You
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
Pachelbel Canon
When a Man Loves a Woman
Carol of the Bells
Deck the Halls
Fairy tale of New York
Feliz Navidad
Let it Snow
Santa Baby
White Christmas

Yugen Quartet's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£650
Up to 2 hours£1400
Up to 3 hours£1900
Workshop4 musicians
Interactive workshop completely tailorable lasting 60 minutes. Suitable for all ages.
Drinks reception4 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner4 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
New Years Eve4 musicians
Completely unique and customisable performance, including personalised set lists and countdown event. x3 45 minute sets


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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone and Baritone. We also have a flexible 2 and 3 piece line up option. Larger line ups by request only.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Absolutely- we usually perform acoustically or with microphones attached to our instruments so we can move around freely.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. Additional song requests are available for an additional fee.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA system and musical equipment is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there are special songs you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £50 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc
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Concert, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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