The Ensemble Rayuela was founded at the Paris Conservatory, upon the meeting of four saxophonists and a pianist.

 

The members of the ensemble are originally from different countries (Spain, Italy and Japan), whose rich cultural combination helps them to connect with other musicians and composers and the propitious encounters lead to the exploration of new musical styles.

 

The Ensemble Rayuela performed in the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez at the Philharmonie de Paris as part of the festival “Prélude aux concerts.” They also performed at “Automne musical grand Châtellerault”, “Les concerts de l’Epau”, “Festival Européen Jeunes talents”, “Saison musical aux Invalides” and “Festival Paseo”. The Ensemble also participated in the XVIII World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia.

 

Their first album, “Tableaux” was recorded under the label DUX, with music written by Modest Mussorgsky arranged by David Walter and original works which are dedicated to this ensemble by Alex Nante and Benoît Sitzia.

 

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Rayuela obtained the Master degree of Chamber Music with the first prize and congratulations from the jury under the guidance of David Walter at the Paris Conservatory.

 

The Ensemble Rayuela has received prizes from international competitions including the “First Prize” and “Jury Prize” at the 91st edition of the Léopold Bellan Competition. They are sponsored by Henri Selmer of Paris, D’Addario Woodwinds, JLV Sound, the Société Générale Mécénat Musical and the Collège Contemporain.