Elie Apper

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Elie Apper (born 1933) is a Belgian classical saxophonist who is well known as a former member of the Saxophone Quartet of Belgium ("La Quatuor Belge de Saxophones").[1][2] The quartet made its American debut December 9, 1970, in Fort Worth with the Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth. The Quartet was founded by Francois Daneels, who was a professor of saxophone at the Brussels Conservatory.[3]

La Quatuor Belge de Saxophones members in 1970

  • Francois Daneels (born 1921), soprano saxophone
  • Alfred Jacquet, alto saxophone
  • Elie Apper, tenor saxophone
  • Jean Cunche, baritone saxophone

From 1972 to 1974, Apper served as visiting lecturer at the University of North Texas College of Music. He also was once a faculty member of the Flemish Conservatory and a soloist with the Flemish Radio and Television Orchestra and the King's Royal Guard Band of Brussels.[4]

Higher education[edit]

Apper, a student of Francois Daneels at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, gained First Prize and was appointed Professor of Saxophone (Flemish section).[5]


  1. ^ International Who's Who in Music and Musicians' Directory, Eighth edition, International Who's Who in Music, Cambridge, England (1977) OCLC 3493652 ISBN 0900332441 ISBN 9780900332449
  2. ^ International Who's Who in Music and Musicians' Directory, Ninth edition, edited by Adrian Gaster (1919–1989), International Who's Who in Music, Cambridge, England (1980) OCLC 655818187 and 7519641 ISBN 0900332514 ISBN 9780900332517
  3. ^ Sax Quartet of Belgium in Fort Worth, The Dallas Morning News, Nov. 28, 1970
  4. ^ NTSU Orchestra Slates Concert, The Dallas Morning News, Feb. 26, 1972
  5. ^ The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone, edited by Richard Reed Ingham (born 1954), pg. 31, Influential Soloists, Cambridge University Press (1998); LCCN 98-17404; ISBN 0521593484