Vincent Collard (1970)

Born in 1970 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Vincent Collard studied classical guitar from 1981 to 1992, at which point he turned to composition, working with André Prévost and Michel Longtin until 1997. In 1996-97, he served as the SMCQ’s first composer-in-residence, and has since produced a number of commissions for this same society. He has also worked with several well-known ensembles and soloists in addition to the SMCQ, including the ECM and Alizé ensembles, the Trio de guitares de Montréal, the Quatuor Arthur-Leblanc, Arraymusic (Toronto, Canada), Grame (Lyon, France), cellists Stéphanie Meyer and Benjamin Carat, horn player Michèle Gagnon, and trombonist Alain Trudel. In June 2000, he was one of the nineteen composers who took part in the Symphony of the Millenium. Collard is currently at work on three different pieces: a flute-piano duet for Lise Daoust and Louise Bessette, an octet for the Quad percussion ensemble and Quasar saxophone quartets, and finally a full-scale concerto grosso for clarinet, string quartet, and symphony orchestra. Prolific in his compositional output, Collard has written about thirty works to date.

Vincent Collard's works in Quasar's repertoire

Qua? (2003)
for saxophone quartet and four percussions
Entre deux (2004 to 2005)
for two saxophone quartets

Quasar's Next Concerts

February 22, 2020 - 7:30PM
Christ Our Hope Catholic Church , Seattle, Washington, États-Unis
February 29, 2020 - 7:30PM
CCRMA Stage, Stanford University , Stanford, Californie
March 6, 2020 - 2:00PM
CMMAS , Morelia, Mexique