Bozzini Lab Montréal 2017

  • August 21 to August 29, 2017
Département de musique — Pavillon Molson — Université Concordia
1450, rue Guy, 8e étage — Montréal, Québec

Bozzini Lab Montréal 2017

From August 21 to 29, 2017, the acclaimed Montréal string quartet, Quatuor Bozzini, will give an intensive workshop on composing for strings. 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, Martin Arnold (CAN) 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 and 1 “free-choice” piece 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 concert will be held on August 29, 2017 to present work done during the workshop.

Eight composers will be accepted; cost is CAD $800. 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.

Deadline for applications to be received is Monday, June 19, 2017. Participants will be announced by late June.

Participant Composers

  • Gabriel Champagne
  • Pascal Germain-Berardi
  • Xue Han
  • Calum Jensen
  • James Lowrie
  • Nicholas Ryan
  • Louis-Michel Tougas
  • Jamie Webber

Mentor Composer

  • Martin Arnold

All the details and link to the registration form