"An accomplished, enthusiastic, broad-minded young saxophone quartet with an incredible sound and style" - Jean-Patrick Besingrand, composer/ PHD candidate (CUNY) and adjunct lecturer (Baruch College).
"Gusto’s performances of works by composers at the 15th Thailand International Composition Festival (TICF) were animated and full of vitality—certainly they stand out as one of the most promising young ensembles of contemporary music in Southeast Asia today." - Dr. Jason Thorpe Buchanan, Fulbright, Gaudeamus, and Embassy of Foreign Artists commissioned composer
Focusing towards new music, Gusto Saxophone Quartet is one of the most dedicated saxophone quartet towards contemporary music in Southeast Asia. Gusto Saxophone Quartet was founded in 2017 by the students from College of Music, Mahidol University saxophone studio.
As an active performer, they have performed in many occasions and events throughout the years, such as the 14th Thailand International Composition Festival (TICF) 2018, the Chiang Mai Ginastera International Music Festival and Competition 2018, the 1st Thailand Saxophone Day 2018, the Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition 2019, the 1st Yamaha Single Reed Festival 2019, 15th Thailand International Composition Festival (TICF), the 2019 Singapore Saxophone Symposium, the Indonesian Orchestra and Ensemble Festival (IOEF) 2019, the 2019 2nd Asia Saxophone Congress, the Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition 2020, and Gusto will perform at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arabs Emirates.
Though thriving and grinding, Gusto Saxophone Quartet had been award constantly both internationally and nationally such as the winner of the Valaya Alongkorn Music Competition 2020, the 3rd prize winner of the Princess Galyani Vadhana International Music Festival 2020, semi-finalist of the Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition 2020 (no finalists), the 3rd prize
winner of the Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition 2021, finalist of the Princess Galyani Vadhana International Music Festival 2021 (no ensembles awarded), and the finalist of the Goodmesh Concours 2021.
As a committed ensemble towards new music and contemporary music, they have had worked and commissioned pieces with international and acclaimed composers such as Jean- Patrick Besingrand (USA/France), Chudalux Pinan (Thai), Chawin Temsittichok (Thai), Waris Sukontapatipark (Thai), and many more.
Caused by believing that music should collaborate more with brands, Gusto Saxophone Quartet had collaborated with non-music music corporations such as Air Asia, and Index Creative Village.
Gusto Saxophone Quartet was also coached and mentored by international distinguished artists and professors such as the H2 quartet, Dr. Chen Kwan Kin from Eastman School of Music, New York, United States of America and Prof. Shyen Lee, and much more.
Currently, Gusto Saxophone Quartet is a Yamaha artist and a Vandoren Artist.