QUATUOR INTERNATIONAL DE SAXOPHONES

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The Quatour International de Saxophones

was formed in 2000 and grew out of
the idea that the members had known each other for a number of years, yet had rarely performed
together. Members hail from France, Japan, Canada and the USA. They have commissioned
new works by composers of diverse cultural and national backgrounds including: French
composers Francois Rosse, Roger Boutry and Sylvain Kassap, Belgian Frederic Devreese,
Testurosuke Kushida from Japan, and American Carleton Macy. Each year the members meet in
different parts of the world to perform together, tour and explore new directions in contemporary
music. QIS has premiered new works at International Music Festivals in Ljubljana, Strasbourg,
Bangkok, St. Andrews in Scotland, Tokyo and Hiroshima in Japan. The group has toured in
North America, Europe and Asia. In 2018 the quartet has plans for concerts in France, Croatia,
Thailand, and China.

Quatour International de Saxophones Members:

Jean-Pierre Baraglioli (soprano saxophone) was saxophone soloist of the Grand Orchestre of
the Garde Républicaine de Paris and of the Concerts Colonne Premier Prix of Saxophone and
of Chamber Music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique de Paris; Lauréat of
the Yéhudi Ménuhin Foundation and of the International Competition of Paris; International
Soloist with performances in China, Japan, Thailand, USA, Canada, The Baltic Countries,
Hungary, Ukraine, Spain, Germany, etc.

William Street (alto saxophone) has performed and lectured in Belgium, Canada, Federation of
Russia, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and the USA. He
tours frequently with pianist Roger Admiral and the Quatuor International de Saxophones. Street
also participated as a jury member and organizer for numerous international competitions in
Belgium, France, Malta, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine and the United States. He is presently the
Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Alberta.

Keiju Munesada (tenor saxophone) was a First Prize winner of the Japan Music Competition
and graduated from Kunitachi College of Music where he was the recipient of the Takeoka
Award. He then studied in Bordeaux, France with Jean-Marie Londeix where he earned First
Prizes and Medals of Honor in Saxophone Performance and Chamber Music. He is a recitalist
and a concert performer throughout Japan and with numerous Japanese orchestras. He is
presently Professor of Saxophone at Elizabeth University of Music in Hiroshima.

Richard Dirlam (baritone saxophone) earned First Prizes and Medals of Honor in Saxophone
Performance and Chamber Music from the Conservatoire de Musique de Bordeaux, France
while in the studio of Jean-Marie Londeix. On every major continent Dirlam has performed
recitals, chamber music concerts, and as a soloist with orchestras. More recently he has
performed in Strasbourg, France and in China. Two results of these international concerts was
the release of two CDs with pianist Edward Turley – Due Cappuccini & Due Cappuccini 2-
featuring works that the duo performed at these events.