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Credits: Maria Margarida

Projects and Events

Tantrum Saxophone Quartet

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Tantrum Saxophone Quartet is an energetic and ambitious ensemble, founded in 2020 by Artur Lopes, Dauphine Van der Velpen, João Faustino and Renato Almeida. 

The mix of four varied personalities makes this ensemble a promising one. 

Solo Program 


Next to chamber music, Dauphine also performes as a solo artist. Her debut program exists of minimal and post modern music. 

In this program Dauphine draws the attention to hidden truths and ambiguity. 

Duo Saxophone - Piano


A fresh project with pianist Lukas Hebels.  This duo works with 21st century music.

Check out the recording through the button below: 

Concerts Portugal 

May 18th to 23th, Tantrum Saxophone Quartet had the opportunety to perform the 2023 program in Lisboa and Vila Real. Due to it's succes this will be repeated in the near future. 

Tantrum plays at Theater de Parade 

On the 16th of March 2022, Tantrum will play a lunch concert in the program of Theater de Parade, with parts of the new programs of 2022 at Willem-Twee Toonzaal in 's-Hertogenbosch!  

Tantrum plays Noten op de Noen

On the 17th of October 2021, Tantrum Saxophone Quartet played their Autumn 2021 Cross-over program at Noten op de Noen in Helvoirt, The Netherlands. 

Tantrum plays in Willem-Twee Toonzaal

September 22nd 2021, Tantrum Saxophone Quartet played a lunch concert in Willem-Twee Toonzaal 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. The quartet performed their Autumn 2021 Cross-over program. 

Shortened Trajectory
Master of Music Arts and Education

in 2021, Dauphine started the Master of Music Arts and Education at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Belgium. Because she graduated as Master of Music in Tilburg, this new study is a shortened trajectory. 

Willem-Twee Toonzaal
Chamber Music Competition

On April 25th 2021, Tantrum Saxophone Quartet won the Willem-Twee Toonzaal Chamber Music Competition. This competition took place in the Willem-Twee Toonzaal in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. 

Artist Residency with composer Patrick Ellis

April 26 to May 3th, Tantrum Saxophone Quartet was part of the Artist Residency at De Link Tilburg with British composer Patrick Ellis, who wrote a new work for saxophone quartet, electronics and visuals. The quartet premiered this new work on the 3th of May at Cenakel Tilburg. 

Solo program and debut album

In 2022, Dauphine will bring out her first solo concert program, existing of minimal and contemporary music. This program will also result in a debut album. 

Tantrum plays on Lustrum NSO 

On the 8th of October 2021, Tantrum Saxophone Quartet played on the lustrum event of Nieuwe Societeit Oisterwijk. This event took place in the Pauluskerk and Theater De Boemel in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Tantrum plays in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

September 16th 2021, Tantrum Saxophone Quartet played a lunchbreak concert in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The quartet performed the Autumn 2021 Cross-over program. 

Life Out of Balance
Final Master Performance

On June 29th 2021, Dauphine played her Final Master Performance: Life Out of Balance. This program was made in mid-covid-19 times and existed mainly of minimal music. Dauphine combined this music with footage she recorded in Tilburg. Dauphine graduated as Master of Music in Classical Saxophone. 


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