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!

Quasar presents a deep dive into the heart of musical identity, amplified by the magnificent acoustics of the Gesù

Your ever-bold saxophone quartet Quasar will be presenting, with the Groupe Le Vivier, ADN 0.01, as part of the Tribute Series of the SMCQ. Join us on January 23rd 2020, starting at 8pm, at the Espace Aline-Letendre of the Gesù.

The 8th Electro Series takes off!

In the first week of December, our four guest composers arrived in Montreal to begin a week of creating.in residence and for the following five days Myriam Bleau, Gene Coleman, Örjan Sandred and Bertrand Dubedout (here from France!) created and explored the far reaches of electronic music.

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.


To celebrate its 25 years with great ceremony, Quasar has the honour of being invited by Arte Musica to come and present an anniversary concert at the magnificent Salle Bourgie at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts! On the menu, five works that have marked Quasar's career, including Quatuor op.102 by Florent Schmitt, performed at the ensemble's very first concert on November 25th, 1994.

Come and celebrate with us!


On November 17th, Quasar and Le Vivier present Quasar-Chestra II, a real celebration of the saxophone in all its forms and in all its splendors! With Quasar, the Stockholms Saxofonkvarttet and saxophonist students from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University all on stage!