2011 Grants

Quasar and duo Fortin-Poirier rewarded
The grants of the Music Promotion Fund of the GMMQ for the year 2011-2012 were awarded to the projects of Quasar saxophone quartet and the duo of pianists Fortin-Poirier. The objective of this fund is to support and encourage initiatives that contribute to the artistic development of Quebec musicians.

Quatuor de saxophones Quasar
Composed of Marie-Chantal Leclair (soprano saxophone), Mathieu Leclair (alto saxophone), André Leroux (tenor sax) and Jean-Marc Bouchard (baritone saxophone), the quartet Quasar was in partnership with composers Felix-Antoine Morin, Andre Hamel, Giorgio Magnanensi and Miguel Azguime for this project called The Changing Dynamic II. Four works for saxophone quartet and live digital processing will therefore set up to provide a world combining the acoustic and electronic sounds. The grant offered by the Fund to promote the music support the organization of two workshops, research and development preliminary to be held between October 2011 and March 2012.


Jean-Marc Bouchard came to seek the
Quasar grant at the General Assembly
and Luc Fortin, president of the GMMQ

Duo de pianistes Fortin-Poirier
With the grant, the duo Fortin-Poirier, with Amélie Fortin and Marie-Christine Poirier, attended the Liszt Piano Duo 200 Chicago International Competition which was held from October 21 to 23, 2011. This challenge has allowed pianists to pursue their artistic approach in addressing the piano duet in depth and develop all the qualities of highly refined. Their participation also contribute to promote the Quebec musical repertory, as the Rondo Jean Papineau-Couture was part of their program.


Marie-Christine Poirier and Amélie Fortin
accompanied by Luc Fortin, President of
the GMMQ