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Nelligan Saxophone Quartet

Nelligan Saxophone Quartet
The Nelligan Saxophone Quartet was formed in 1994, with the mandate to showcase the contemporary and classical repertoire for the saxophone. The quartet gave its first official recital at the opening concert of the event The saxophone: Past, Present and Future, a weekend devoted to the saxophone and organized around the French master Jean-Marie Londeix. Since its beginning, the Nelligan Saxophone Quartet has performed in many Quebec concert halls, including Redpath Hall, McGill University, the Françoys-Bernier in Domaine Forget, the Chapel of the Grand Seminary of Montreal, the Théâtre La Chapelle, and the Salle Marie-Stéphane of the Vincent D'Indy School of Music. Among the colleges that hosted the quartet are the Cégep de Joliette, Cégep Marie-Victorin, Cégep de Drummondville, the University of Montreal, and Laval University. The Quartet is a recipient of several awards, including a fellowship from the Maurier Arts Council for its 2003 season and the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec award. Nelligan quartet performed at the XVI Saxophone Congress (2012) in Scotland, recorded its second CD "Consonances Modernes" in 2013 and played at the XVII World Saxophone Congress (2015) held in France. The Nelligan Saxophone Quartet is currently working on a new concert series and a new recording project.
Jean-François Guay, soprano saxophone
Corinne Lanthier, alto saxophone
Alfredo Mendoza Ahuatzin, tenor saxophone
Michel Éthier, bariton saxophone
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