Bozzini Lab Montréal 2016

About

Participant Composers

  • Ailie Robertson
  • Edward Essis-Breton
  • Megumi Kato
  • Alexander Matheson
  • Eduardo Caballero
  • Steve Leidal
  • Toby Roundell

Mentor Composer

  • Rodney Sharman

Presentation

Quatuor Bozzini will give an intensive workshop on composing for strings from July 5-12, 2016, in Montréal QC, with a final concert of all the compositions on July 12. Hosted by the Department of Music at Concordia University, the workshop is intended for students who are in undergraduate or graduate composition programs, or who have recently graduated. Besides the quartet, Rodney Sharman (BC) will be the mentor composer.

The goals of the workshop are to improve technical skills for contemporary writing for strings and string quartet, and to provide a supportive environment for visionary compositional ideas. Those accepted to the workshop will be given composition exercises as a starting point for the week’s work, which they will be expected to prepare in advance. Finished works for string quartet are not required by the start of the course. A public presentation will be held at the end of the session to present work done during the workshop.

Ten composers will be accepted; cost is CAN $750. Participants will be expected to arrange their own travel and accommodation. The program will take place in the John Molson Building at Concordia University in downtown Montréal.

Applicants will be asked to submit scores and live recordings (if available) of two recent compositions in any genre; a short outline for a creatively ambitious new work for string quartet; and a resumé (see application details below). Deadline for applications to be received is Sunday, May 1, 2016. Participants will be announced by mid-May.