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DANIEL FERREIRA Soprano Saxophone


PEDRO SILVA Tenor Saxophone

MAFALDA OLIVEIRA Baritone Saxophone

"They speak the same language, literally and musically! Very high technical level, organic playing, and an insanely tight presentation" - Dutch Classical Talent Award 2022


Maat Saxophone Quartet is a Dutch/Portuguese quartet, based in Amsterdam, that puts its own unique personality into each programme, from fado to new music. Maat is the winner of the most prestigious classical music competition in Portugal, "Prémio Jovens Músicos" (2018), and of the "Dutch Classical Talent Award" (2022), among other international prizes. In the season 2025/2026 Maat is nominated as ECHO Rising Stars.

Maat performs regularly on both Dutch and international stages, and has developed co productions with relevant organisations in the Dutch cultural landscape, such as Oorkaan, AYA Danstheater or Diamantfabriek.

With high-level concerts and performances since their debut (2018), as students of the saxophone class of Arno Bornkamp, at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Maat celebrates classical music by highlighting the voices of living artists from diverse art forms and backgrounds.

In 2020, they released their debut CD, “Ciudades.” According to De Luister magazine, "we can be brief about the playing of Maat: promising, devilishly good, and heavenly contagious in all works.” In 2023, they released their second CD, “Renascer,” featuring Portuguese guitarist António Carlos Costa, combining traditional Fado and contemporary music. Both CDs were released under the label 7 Mountain Records Amsterdam.

In the season 2023/2024 Maat premiered their own multidisciplinary production “No one is too small” over the topic of climate change, combining new music by 6 composers, light installation, paintings and theater. “No one is too small" was nominated as one of the best “green performances” in the Netherlands in 2023 by GleveriD.

In 2024 they release their third CD “No one is too small” on 7 Mountain Records.

In the season 2024/2025 Maat Saxophone Quartet will premiére a new virtual opera “Metamorphosis” with theater company Diamantfabriek, create a new dance theater production with AYA Danstheater, perform the piece “Takadaaap!” with Oorkaan and have international tours in Brazil and China.

Booking and Agency:

+351 91 437 71 44

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