The WHOOP Group is an extremely energetic and extraordinary saxophone quartet composed of the most outstanding Polish saxophonists, who were brought together by their love for saxophone, music and by long-term friendship. They are one of the most promising chamber group from the current music scene.
The WHOOP Group specialises in performing classical and contemporary music in their own arrangements, as well as their original compositions for saxophone quartet, but they are also at ease in other genres (jazz, movie or entertaining music). The group very often performs also as soloists with symphonic orchestras and big bands. The quartet’s musicians combine virtuosity and liveliness with outstanding musicality and perfection, develop at a rapid pace, and enjoy the recognition of the audience all over the world (the clip featuring a recording of Vivaldi’s Storm – actually the finale of the Concerto in G Minor, RV 315 – has reached over 30 million views on the Internet).
Individually, each of the musicians is a laureate of numerous prestigious prizes in chamber and solo competitions as well as a multiple scholarship holder. As a quartet, they won all chamber music competitions in which they participated, i.a. International Chamber Music Competitions F.N.A.P.E.C in Paris, International Chamber Music Competition in Bydgoszcz or a National Chamber Music Competition in Warsaw. After releasing the group’s debut album Crimes, they were nominated for the prestigous “Coryphaeus of Polish Music Award 2018” in the category “Discovery of the Year”.
The WHOOP Group inspires also other artists to write works dedicated to them. The composers who have created for the group include, e.g. Krzysztof Falkowski, Maciej Sułecki or Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, who entrusted the ensemble with the solo part in his monumental Silesian Rhapsody. The group is also a guest artist during many different projects with such musicians and groups as: L.U.C. & Rebel Babel Film Orchestra, Maciej Obara, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Paweł Gusnar, Krzysztof Herdzin, Joanna Kulig, Małgorzata Kożuchowska, Dagadana, Andrzej Kowalski Quartet.
Members of the ensemble:
Jakub Muras – soprano saxophone
Mateusz Dobosz – alto saxophone
Krzysztof Koszowski – tenor saxophone
Szymon Zawodny – baritone saxophone