Friends of the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

"The best saxophone quartet in the world"
Francois-Xavier Roth
"This quartet has written music history"
Martin Grubinger
Percussionist and presenter
"No string quartet could ever sound as homogeneous as the RSQ"
Gennadi Roschdestwensky

Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

Since its foundation in 1969, the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet (RSQ) has been one of the world’s leading ensembles for classical saxophone music. 

Composers of international standing have been writing works for the RSQ for over 50 years; 300 premieres worldwide is the proud sum of these efforts. 

Concerts in all the world’s major concert halls and with many important conductors have earned the RSQ a unique reputation in the international music world.

The RSQ has been based in Freiburg im Breisgau for more than 10 years. 

In 2019, the quartet celebrated its 50th anniversary here with several concerts, including one at the Konzerthaus Freiburg with over 900 listeners.

The anniversary was the reason for founding the Association known as “Friends of the Rascher Saxophone Quartet”

We need your support for this!

Our goal

The aim of the association is to introduce people of all ages to the saxophone as an instrument for the performance of classical music spanning several centuries and especially the  repertoire of the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet (RSQ).

We organize concerts with the RSQ and provide organizational support for performances by the ensemble. 

In this way, we aim to raise awareness of the RSQ and its importance as a unique element of Freiburg as a city of music, both regionally and nationally.

The association also supports the work of the RSQ in using the saxophone in musical education work with children, young people and adults. – and at a very advanced level, which includes the founding of the Rascher Academy Orchestra in 2021.

If you would like to support these goals, we cordially invite you to become a member of the “Friends of the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet e. V”.

*Membership fees and donations are 10% tax-deductible. You will receive a donation receipt in accordance with the statutory regulations for donations of € 200.


Would you like to support the aims and tasks of the “Friends of the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet e. V.” and become a member?

The tax-privileged annual membership fee for

  • DOUBLE MEMBERSHIP (with joint address): 75 €
  • DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIP: (pupils and students 20 €)
  • SPONSOR MEMBERSHIP: at least 300 €
  • For PATRONS and COMPANIES: we can coordinate special conditions


  • Up-to-date information about RSQ concerts – Annual concert exclusively for members
  • Organized trips to RSQ concerts
  • Invitations to selected rehearsal visits and meetings with members of the RSQ

Friends of the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet eV.

Erica Sinauerstraße 1 7 | 79111 Freiburg