Quasar presents: Cathédrale-Métal


The saxophone quartet announces the final concert of its Montreal Series.


We are very pleased to announce that the winner of the 1st prize of the "Emerging Composers Competition", a national competition organized by Groundswell, will receive $ 1000 to create a new work for Quasar. The piece will be premiered on March 18, 2017 as part of the Cluster. New Music + Integrated Arts Festival in Winnipeg.

The deadline for submitting an application is October 7, 2017. The competition is open to all Canadian composers or permanent residents of Canada.

We thank in advance all the composers who apply and wish everyone good luck!

Quasar has been nominated for two OPUS prizes for Michel Smith's work of instrumental theatre:

-Création de l'année

-Concert de l'année musique actuelle, électroacoustique

Bravo and good luck!


On October 26th, Quasar took part in the Journées de la culture with the theme "a concert in a back street of Villeray". The event took place under a radiant sun. Our thanks to the wonderful and vibrant audience. Have a look at the event's photo-album on our Facebook page.

An incredible five Opus Prize nominations underline our 2013-2014 season highlights.
Thank you and congratulations to all our partners with whom we share this inspiring recognition.

Created in 1996 by the Conseil québécois de la musique, the Opus Prizes recognize the dynamism and diversity of the Quebec music scene. Awarded by independent juries, the Opus Prize acknowledges excellence in concert music.

Quasar's nominations:

Last January 13th, the president of the Conseil des arts de Montréal revealed the 8 finalists for the Grand Prix du CAM. Each of these finalists has in their own way left their mark during the arts season by exceptional achievements. Quasar is a finalist for the De souffles et de machines concert presented during the Printemps numérique, in collaboration with the CIRMMT - bringing energy and virtuosity to electronics. The final winner will be announced on March 26th, 2015.