Pere Méndez, soprano saxophone; Víctor Serra, alto saxophone; Robert Seara, tenor saxophone and Daniel Miguel, baritone saxophone form Kebyart Ensemble. All of them have studied the classical and contemporary music degree at ESMuC.
They are the current winners of the “El Primer Palau 2016”, a cycle-competition that offers young musicians the opportunity to debut in the Concert Hall of the Palau de la Música Catalana. Those year they also have been awarded with the prestigious Chamber Music Montserrat Alavedra – BBVA Music Prize and the 2nd prize in the Mirabent & Magrans Contest in 2017. In 2015, the group won the second prize in the 84th edition of the Concurso Permanente of Jeunesses Musicales Spain (JME) and previously received first prize at the X International Competition of Chamber Music Higini Anglès.
The name of Kebyart is based on the fascinating Indonesian musical instrument called Gamelan Gong Kebyar. They found its richness in colours and rhythms very much resembled the complex qualities of our own instrument. They added the word “art” to symbolize their creating process.
As a chamber formation they have taken classes with renowned teachers such as Jordi Francés, Vincent David, Mariano García, Christophe Bois, David Albet, Christian Wirth, Squillante Ensemble, Christophe Grezes, Albert Julià and Fernando Ramos.