Karen Dufour – Saxophone
Gwen Sinclair – Harp
Gustav Bumcke – Notturno Op.35
Max Bruch – Kol Nidrei Op.47
Eddie Maguire – Purple Bamboo Melody arr. for saxophone and harp
Yusef Lateef – Romance for soprano saxophone and harp
Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition arr. Karen Dufour and Gwen Sinclair
“It was the second half that [was the] highlight of the evening, their own arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The skill and imagination to present such a varied work on sax and harp produced something special.” Inverness, 2019.
Baba Yaga are the unusual combination of saxophone and the harp. Karen and Gwen met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and have forged this musical partnership out of a passion for promoting their instruments. Taking advantage of the varied sound colours of harp and saxophone, they explore transcriptions, original compositions and most recently have toured their own arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.