Proteus Quartet


A high-energy modular ensemble, Proteus Quartet collaborates with contemporary artists on new works exploring the capabilities of the saxophone quartet and its various instrumental combinations. Progressing from a foundation based on the exploration of traditional works, transcriptions and new music, they have built a unique personal catalog stimulated by projects, relationships and encounters with composers, artists and guest performers. Originally formed in Paris in 2011, the members united through their combined curiosity and love for exploring chamber music specifically written for the saxophone quartet. With a strong presence across Canada, they strive to share their music with audiences and communities through performances, masterclasses and workshops with students and the public.


One of the most memorable portions of the spectacle would be the performances by the members
of the Proteus Saxophone Quartet. Regardless of whether the pieces were performed solo, as a
duo, or with the four members of the quartet, all of the musicians interpreted the pieces with
incredible precision and a great deal of emotion.
— Rachel Barber, Le Voyageur, Sudbury

Upcoming

Mount Royal University Conservatory Saxophone Weekend

We will be the guest artists for a weekend workshop at the Mount Royal University Conservatory on October 1st and 2nd where we will give presentations, masterclasses, workshops and performances with young saxophonists in Calgary and surrounding area.

Manitoba Arts Network Showcase

We will be in Morden, Manitoba on October 22, 2016 to perform for the Manitoba Arts Network Showcase. This performance has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts Audience and Market Development Travel Grant.

Prairie Debut Tour 2017/18

We are very excited to announce that we have been chosen as touring artists with Prairie Debut and will be touring across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Yukon during the 2017/18 season!