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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


(Valerie Houssier, Maxine Matthews, Paul Richard and Cecile Dubois)

Diverse classical saxophone quartet for Phansi Museum on November 4.

Coming to South Africa for their debut tour of concerts and master classes from France is the classical saxophone quartet Quatuor Connection. All previous students of Cecile Dubois (soprano saxophone), this quartet was formed under her auspicious guidance at the Besancon Conservatoire. Having won her gold medal from the Paris Conservatoire, Cecile Dubois is one of the most acclaimed and sought-after saxophonists of her generation. Having won numerous international competitions she performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra member. It is under her excellent direction that this quartet will grace the soil of South Africa.

Quatuor Connection is made up of Cecile Dubois on soprano, Paul Richard on alto (France), Maxine Matthews on tenor (South Africa) and Valerie Houssier on baritone (France). Quatuor Connection envisages forming a link between South Africa and France by the sharing of their music and the inspiration of young talent.

Quatuor Connection will perform on November 4 at 19h30. Tickets R40 booked on 031 206 2889 or 083 450 3270. Phansi Museum is situated at 500 Esther Roberts (formerly Frere) Road in Glenwood, Durban. More information on 031 206 889, fax 0865 462482, cell 083 4503270 or email: or visit