Montréal Workshop

Composer’s Kitchen 2012

  • April 22 to April 28, 2012

Composer’s Kitchen 2012

This unique event revolving around the string quartet is a combination workshop, laboratory, playground, and master class. Over the course of a week, the Quatuor Bozzini and two experienced composers will observe the work of six up-and-coming composers. Their compositions will be read, played, assessed, analyzed, worked on, played again, and performed in the closing concert.

Mentor Composers


  • Isaiah Ceccarelli, Montréal
  • Beavan Flanagan, Montréal
  • John Lely, London
  • Scott McLaughlin, Huddersfield
  • Pierre Michaud, Montréal
  • Thierry Tidrow, Ottawa / Freiburg / Amsterdam

First Annual Special Edition

  • Montréal, Canada: Sunday, April 22 to Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • Huddersfield, UK: Tuesday, November 20 to Friday, November 23, 2012

The Quatuor Bozzini (Montréal) announces the eighth edition of the Composer’s Kitchen in a new expanded format: the first annual Special Edition Composer’s Kitchen in collaboration with the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//), the UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music.

The Exchange

For the first time, the Composer’s Kitchen hosts an exchange with the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, providing the opportunity for two UK composers to attend the Canadian edition, and four Canadian composers to attend the UK edition of the Composer’s Kitchen. All six participants attend both phases:

  1. the seven-day workshop in April 2012 in Montréal, ending with a public laboratory-concert, and
  2. a three-day follow-up masterclass in Huddersfield, UK in November 2012, to refresh and bring to maturity the work which was developed in the springtime. This phase closes with a feature concert at hcmf//.

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