On December 15, the Conseil Québécois de la Musique announced its nominations for the Opus Awards Gala of the 2020-2021 season, which will take place on March 6th.

We are very pleased and honored to announce that our latest album De Souffles et de Machines III is one of the finalists in the Album of the Year in the category - Current, Electro-acoustic Music!

Thank you and congratulations to the participants and our collaborators:

composers Jimmie LeBlanc, Georgia Spiropoulos, Annesley Black and Sergej Maingardt;

Quasar takes in hand its 9th Opus Prize, along with a grant in recognition of its international outreach !

We are still on cloud 9 about the 24th Opus Awards Gala, where we won the “International Outreach” award! A huge thank you to the Conseil québécois de la musique and to CINARS for their consideration!

Quasar takes away 2 trophies at the Opus Prize gala!

This past January 19th the 23rd gala of the Opus Prize was held, presented by the Conseil québécois de la musique at the magnificent Salle Bourgie of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Nominated in 3 categories, we were in fine figure as we walked away with the 7th and 8th Opus prizes of our career!

We are honored to be the recipients of the 2019 Friends of Canadian Music Award, presented by the Canadian League of Composers and the Canadian Music Centre! The award recognizes the contributions of those who have demonstrated exceptional national commitment to Canadian composers and their music. Our thanks to the selection committee!

Part of the award helps support the efforts of an early-stage composer. We have chosen to offer a commission to the multi-talented composer Myriam Bleau, who will work with us for the 10th edition of our Série Électro.

On November 21, 2018, the Conseil québécois de la musique announced the Opus Prize nominations for the 2017-2018 season.

Quasar is pleased and honoured to have receive two great nominations for these concerts:

QUASAR-CHESTRA and TERRITOIRES SONORES II

Thank you and congratulations to the participants and collaborators

Quasar-Chestra:

Winner of the new music creation and dissemination residency program (offered by the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the réseau Accès culture in collaboration with Groupe Le Vivier), Quasar is participating this Fall in a series of creative residencies with the next-generation composer Brice Gatinet.

Ouvrons, tendons et prêtons l’oreille...is a project entirely dedicated to new music with a program constructed around Montreal as a sound object.

Quasar is pleased to congratulate Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, who has won the Jules Léger prize chamber music, awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts for his work Les pâleurs de la lune. This piece, for saxophone quartet and live electronics, was commissioned by Quasar with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. The premiere took place in March 2014 at CIRMMT as part of the Electro series produced by Quasar. Since then, the piece has been performed in Dresden (Germany), Edinburgh (Scotland) and Tallinn (Estonia).

J'M'EN SAX, a work of instrumental theatre created by Michel Smith, has been awarded the Opus prize for "concert de l'année musique actuelle, électroacoustique" at the 19th gala held by the Conseil québécois de la musique on February 7th in Montreal's Bourgie Hall. 

Congratulations to everyone: composer Michel Smith, Quasar's musicians and all the creative team: Guillaume Barrette, Rodolphe St-Arnaud, Sonia Paco-Rocchia, Audrey Southière, Midori and Sandra Wang.

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!

 

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: