The Athens Saxophone Quartet (ASQ) was founded by Athanasios Zervas in 1997 and is considered one of the finest chamber music ensembles of Greece. The ASQ has frequent appearances internationally in music festivals and concert halls, and has premiered more than one hundred compositions. Although the repertory of the ASQ comprises works of different eras and styles, the majority of its repertory is music composed after 1945.
The ASQ sound is brilliant, directly reflects the stylistic characteristics of the compositions, and most of all is very flexible, adapting to various idiomatic and extended techniques. The ASQ's members are virtuoso saxophonists as well as accomplished composers, theorists, and teachers in universities and colleges.