Commissioning Venture 2010

Miniatures: A Community Creation Project

Dear friends and music lovers,

Past participants of our Composer’s Kitchen workshop (for up-and-coming composers) have dedicated their time, and talent. They will each be writing a miniature, or part of it, as a result of your donations. The more generous you are, the longer the work will be, and the more you will hold the possibility of directing the writing of it. The result will be a large set of miniatures, all infused with the qualities of the community of the Bozzini Quartet! The work will be performed in April 2011 as part of our Salon des compositeurs series, to which you will be invited.

Placements Culture, a matching-funds program of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, is providing this unique window of opportunity: they have committed to match 3:1 each dollar raised in this campaign — thus quadrupling the value of your dollar! Our goal is to raise $20,000 by the 1st of November 2010, which together with the matching funds, will create an $80,000 permanent endowment.* This goal is possible with your help!

This campaign is an exceptional opportunity for growth and will provide a new strength to follow what we believe in: the constant collaboration with composers, particularly focusing on young creators.

The funds raised will create a lasting endowment, which will expand our commissioning activities; support future Composer’s Kitchen activities; and ensure the longevity of the Bozzini Quartet.

Many thanks in advance!

Isabelle Bozzini, violoncelle,
Stéphanie Bozzini, alto,
Charles-Étienne Marchand, violon
Clemens Merkel, violon

* Note: All donations, whether given inside Québec, outside Québec, or outside Canada, will each be matched 3:1 within the Placements Culture Program.

Participating Composers

Many thanks to the participating composers: