Melbourne Saxophone Quartet

(Australie - Australia)

Annulé / Cancelled

The Melbourne Saxophone Quartet has, in previous years, toured Australia and overseas, including the USA, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as performing at the Saxophone Congresses held in Washington, Tokyo and Valencia. The quartet has made many broadcasts on national radio and has produced a number of recordings.

The members of the Melbourne Saxophone Quartet are Lachlan Davidson, Sally McDonald, Mark Franklin and Ian Godfrey.

Ian Godfrey graduated in music from the Melbourne College of Advanced Education and went on to specialise in the areas of music education and performance. A fine performer on many woodwinds with baritone saxophone his main instrument. He has performed with the MSO, the VSO, as well as many recordings and broadcasts on ABC. As a member of the Peter Clinch Saxophone Quartet he has played and taught in the USA, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong. He has recently formed a new ensemble, The Melbourne Saxaphone Quartet.

At the Faculty of Music Ian established the saxophone ensemble and conducts the symphonic winds and chamber winds. The emphasis is on 20th Century music and the promotion of Australian repertoire. Saxophone quartets are a feature of the Faculty with a number of groups currently rehearsing under Ian's direction.

Lachlan Davidson holds a Bachelor of Arts, Music (1985) and teaches at Presbyterian Ladies College and Melbourne University, Institute of Education.

An accomplished player on all the reed instruments, Lachlan is in great demand around Melbourne for jazz, session and classical work. He has featured with Stevie Wonder and Mark Levine, played with Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles, and appeared on many CDs. Among the local jazz groups he has worked with are Clarion Fracture Zone, Brazjaz and Alex Pertout's Latin Jazz Ensemble. He performed with Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir at the 1997 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and leads his own jazz quarter Unlokked. He is also a published composer and an active arranger.

In additional to his music interests, Lachlan is a World Mini Quest Catamaran Champion and a Mosquito Sloop State Champion and his juggling skills (up to five balls) can be observed in the AAO's 'Concerto for Piano, Accordingly'

Sally and Mark are prominent teachers at university's and schools in Melbourne, as well as pursuing careers as professional musicians.

Lachlan Davidson


Sally McDonald


Mark Franklin


Ian Godfrey


Le Melbourne Saxophone Quartet a choisi d'interpréter:
The Melbourne Saxophone Quartet has chosen to perform:
Breton Broadstock




John Carmichael


* Création / World premiere

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