About QUASAR QUATUOR DE SAXOPHONES
As ardent devotees of the music of our time, the Quasar saxophone quartet is dedicated to premiering and promoting contemporary music that is multidimensionally conceived. Celebrated for its energy, audacity and exceptional technical ability, Quasar explores different aspects of artistic creation: from instrumental music to live electronics, from improvisation to instrumental theatre.
The quartet aims to contribute to the development of our musical language and to provide a platform for new music experiments, exploration and production. The quartet commissioned over 150 works to date. Quasar has been awarded 6 Opus prizes in recognition of the exceptional quality of its programmation and to its programming and playing.
Quasar has performed as guest soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The group's concerts are regularly broadcasted by Radio-Canada and the CBC.
The quartet has played throughout Canada and the USA and has toured a number of countries in Europe and Asia.