Quasar Saxophone Quartet Master Class at the Liszt Academy

21 May 2024

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.


27 May 2024, 10:00-13:00



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


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.




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 May 23, 2024.

Registration form is HERE.



If you have any questions, contact the organizer, Sonus Foundation, at office[at]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.