Press releases

Quasar presents: Cathédrale-Métal


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


Nous sommes très heureux d'annoncer que le lauréat du 1er prix du "Emerging Composers Competition, un concour national organisé par Groundswell, recevra 1000 $ pour écrire une nouvelle pièce pour Quasar. La pièce sera créée le 18 mars 2017 dans le cadre du Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival à Winnipeg.

La date limite pour déposer sa candidature est le 7 octobre 2017. Le concours est ouvert à tous les compositeurs canadiens ou résidents permanents du Canada.

Quasar is nominated for two OPUS prizes for Michel Smith's intrumental theater:

-Création de l'année

-Concert de l'année musique actuelle, électroacoustique

Bravo and good luck!


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

Five great Opus Prizes nominations underline our 2013-2014 season highlights.
Thank you and congratulations to all our partners with whom we share this nices recognition.

Created in 1996 by the Conseil québécois de la musique, the Opus Prizes recognize the dynamism and the diversity of the Quebec musical scene. Awarded by independant juries, the Opus Prized underline excellence in concert music.

Qusar's nonimations:

The president of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, revealied last January 13 the 8 finalists at the Grand Prix du CAM. Each of these finalists has in its own way left its mark during the arts season by unusual achievements. Quasar is finalist for the De souffles et de machines concert presented during the Printemps numérique, in collaboration witth the CIRMMT and mixing energy and virtuosity to electronics. The final winner will be announced on March 26 2015.