Masterclass with Quasar Saxophone Quartet

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Masterclass with the Quasar Saxophone Quartet

CALL FOR AUDIENCE

 

Sonus Foundation for the Support of New Music and Contemporary Performing Arts and Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music organizes a masterclass with the Quasar Saxophone Quartet, one of the most important Canadian saxophone quartet specialized in contemporary music.

 

Date

27 May 2024, 10:00-15:00

 

Venue

Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.), Room X

 

The masterclass

10:00 – 11:00 Presentation of the latest projects of the Quasar Saxophone Quartet 

11:00-13:00  Masterclass, individual lessons

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:00 Improvisation workshop

 

The professors

Members of the Quasar Saxophone Quartet:

Marie-Chantal Leclair — artistic director, soprano saxophone

Mathieu Leclair — alto saxophone

André Leroux — tenor saxophone

Jean-Marc Bouchard — baritone saxophone 

Fascinated by the music of our times, the Quasar saxophone quartet dedicates itself to the creation and promotion of contemporary music. The group's ventures have included instrumental music, improvisation, and electronics. Alone or accompanied by a symphony orchestra, acoustic or plugged, Quasar offers its audience unique and deeply original programming. The ensemble has won 10 OPUS prizes awarded by the Conseil québécois de la musique, including for "Artist of the Year". Quasar presents a series of concerts in Montreal and performs regularly in Canada and abroad. Since its founding in 1994, Quasar has premiered over 200 works spanning multiple areas of musical creation. A real driving force of creative music, the quartet works closely with composers favouring research, experimentation and the emergence of new ideas.

  

Registration deadline:

The course is open for the active participation of the students of the Liszt Academy. Anyone can participate in the audience, the registration is open until 12 a.m. on May 23, 2024. Registration form is available here.

 

Questions

If you have any questions, contact the organizer, Sonus Foundation, at office@sonus.foundation.

 

Fees, supporters

Due to the support of the National Cultural Fund and the Hungarian Academy of Arts, the participation in the masterclass is free. The participants have to cover their own travel costs.