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What the Press Says…

On Stage

“Compelling music, compellingly played… a marvellous performance and clearly a definitive interpretation.”

Edmonton Classical Music (Canada), March 2017

“***** Stars — It was quite simply a revelation, a cleansing of the ears, and played with matchless conviction and immaculate technique.”

The Scotsman (UK), November 2016

“The comtemplatieve stacking of musical layers, the extremely long lyrical lines, interrupted by great silences, the tones were sometimes detained for half a minute, all in concentration brought by the musicians: it was an inexpressible and indefinable experience.”

, October 2016

“***** Stars — Bozzinis have a wonderful way with his exquisite monochromes”

The Guardian (UK), October 2016

“I believe that this is a great opportunity for any composer who wants to become the best chef in their musical kitchen.”

The Sampler (UK), October 2016

“The sounds are remarkably solid and compacted in the string quartet Between Blue, partly because he regularly makes the entire quartet playing the same musical line, make it sound like one instrument.”

Nieuwe Noten (Netherlands), September 2016

“The piece has an intoxicating character… Oesterle brings us in a sort of daze with its repetitive patterns, thanks to the tight interplay of this excellent quartet.”

Nieuwe Noten (Netherlands), September 2016

“This was easily the best improvisation by a large Quebec ensemble heard here in many years.”

All About Jazz (USA), May 2016

“Micro-variations au programme, différents réglages en cours de route… Paisible, méditatif, sensuel.”

La Presse (Québec), May 2016

“Ces pièces, qui ne comportent pas plus de 100 notes chacune, sont plus que des balbutiements.”

Le Devoir (Québec), May 2016

On Disc

“mind-blowing album […] masterpiece of experimental music”

Chants et danses… with Strings! in Can this even be called music?, March 2017

“Since forming in 1999, Montréal’s Quatuor Bozzini have steadily ascended to become not only one of the most daring string quartets in Canada, but in the entire world. The consistently bring both an exquisite touch and a refined sensibility to music that demands invisible rigor.”

Christopher Butterfield: Trip in Bandcamp daily (USA), March 2017

“****”

Chants et danses… with Strings! in Voir (Québec), January 2017

“Best of 2016: Noteworthy Recordings”

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit in The Log Journal (USA), December 2016

“Alex Ross — Tweeter: My favorite disc of the year — extraordinary playing, extraordinary music.”

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit in The New Yorker (USA), December 2016

“This is music of enveloping mystery and enigmatic beauty.”

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit in WQXR (USA), November 2016

“C’est un ballet délicat qu’a composé Jürg Frey et qu’interprète ici le Quatuor Bozzini…”

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit in Le son du grisli (France), September 2016

Björk recommends: “Jürg Frey slo-mo string stuff””

String Quartets, String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit in The Creative Independent (USA), September 2016

“The Quatuor Bozzini has made rapt recordings of the quartets”

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit in The New Yorker (USA), September 2016

“The Montreal-based Quatuor Bozzini are ideal interpreters of Clementi’s music. […] Champions of new music performance at a high level, with an international reputation and their own Collection QB recording label, this is an ensemble well worth experiencing.”

Aldo Clementi: Momento in The WholeNote (Canada), September 2016

Upcoming Concerts

April 25: Concert (Composer’s Kitchen 2017), Montréal, Québec

May 8 to May 16: Workshop (Bozzini Lab Vancouver 2017), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

May 13: Bozzini Quartet, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

May 16: Concert (Bozzini Lab Vancouver 2017), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

June 4: Bozzini Quartet (Suoni Per Il Popolo 2017), Montréal, Québec

June 5: Bozzini Quartet (Suoni Per Il Popolo 2017), Montréal, Québec

August 4: Noam Bierstone - Isaiah Ceccarelli - Bozzini Quartet (Time Spans 2017), New York City, New York, USA

October 1: Workshop (Composer’s Kitchen 2017), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Contact

Bozzini Quartet
4816, rue Clark — Montréal (Québec) H2T 2T5 — Canada
+1 / 514-667-0938
info@quatuorbozzini.ca