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What the Press Says…

On Stage

“It felt like staring directly into the sun, transcendent and mindblowing.”

5:4 (UK), November 2018

“With over 200 commissions and 300 premieres, their commitment to new works was in full evidence in their ability to make Miller’s and Tenney’s pieces resonate richly on their own terms.”

Vancouver Classical Music (Canada), October 2018

“This Bozzini lead concert was of the highest order, each piece equally as tautly and aesthetically constructed as the other; instrumental materials similarly pitched, also as if a tightrope was being walked somehow.”

Gonzo Circus (Belgium), October 2018

“The Bozzini Quartet played this delicately intense music with subtle aggression…”

The New York Times (USA), August 2018

“… the quartet’s playing throughout had a warm, woody, grainy sound, with excellent intonation, even in extended passages in the violins’ highest range. Their concentration and focus were precise and solid yet with a soft touch, like raw linen stretched taut.”

New York Classical Review (USA), August 2018

“The Bozzinis’ committed and razor-focused performances of works by Linda Catlin Smith and Cassandra Miller made them a tough act to follow.”

Christian B Carey, August 2018

“A special occasion, indeed: the music of Swiss composer Jürg Frey, performed by an ensemble that has shown an special knack for his fragile, melancholy idiom.”

National Sawdust (USA), December 2017

Quatour Bozzini with Isaiah Ceccarelli (percussion) and Noam Bierstone (percussion), performing Jürg FreyString Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit

View from Elsewhere, December 2017

“… a distinctive voice. Smith’s undoubtedly has that.”

The Guardian (UK), November 2017

“I cannot imagine a listener being unmoved by this music, particularly when delivered by players capable of rendering its gestures with the unanimity of an accordion’s bellows and the naturalness of human breath.”

The Log Journal (USA), August 2017

On Disc

“… varied works that possess a rare, original lyricism, in which traditional materials are fragmented and recast…”

Just So in The WholeNote #24:3 (Canada), November 2018

“The texture is thick and creamy, very complex and lovely, the phrases almost conversational, as though discussing and contemplating that aforementioned threshold, but doing so with little apprehension. It ends with quiet acceptance.”

Gyula Csapó: Déjà? Kojâ? in The Squid’s Ear (USA), October 2018

“History has been made.”

Just So in All About Jazz (USA), October 2018

“It’s an immensely satisfying, soft kind of almost-lullaby, a fine ending to a superb recording.”

Just So in Just outside (USA), September 2018

Trip, en quatre mouvements asymétriques, entraîne l’auditeur dans un voyage hallucinant…”

Christopher Butterfield: Trip, Gyula Csapó: Déjà? Kojâ? in Revue & Corrigée #117 (France), September 2018

Quatuor Bozzini make the fiendish technical requirements of playing this piece with finesse all but invisible.”

Just So in Boring Like A Drill, August 2018

Cassandra Miller: Just So; O Zomer! CD review — profoundly haunting — 4 stars”

Just So in The Guardian (UK), August 2018

Quatuor Bozzini was a stellar choice; their long relationship with the composer, and their ability to make every swell and timbral juxtaposition count in music where they are paramount, renders their interpretations second to none.”

Just So in Dusted Magazine (USA), August 2018

“… the Quatuor Bozzini maintain a clarity of individual articulation, even in the densest passages.”

Gyula Csapó: Déjà? Kojâ? in Avant Music News, May 2018

“… a very rewarding and satisfying experience,  revealing an intriguing beauty…”

Gyula Csapó: Déjà? Kojâ? in Vital #1133 (Netherlands), May 2018

Upcoming Concerts

January 24: Une idée sinon vraie…, Montréal, Québec

January 25: Une idée sinon vraie…, Montréal, Québec

February 23: SLOW — Festival Concertgebouw Brugge #1 (SLOW (36h) 2018), Bruges, Belgium

February 24: SLOW — Festival Concertgebouw Brugge #2 (SLOW (36h) 2018), Bruges, Belgium

March 6: Composer’s Kitchen: 15 ans de découvertes (Composer’s Kitchen 2019), Montréal, Québec

March 10: Turner Sims Hall Southampton, Southampton, England, UK

March 13: Birmingham University Concert, Birmingham, England, UK

April 8: Salon Budapest, Montréal, Québec

April 10: Salon Budapest — György Kurtág, Montréal, Québec

April 13: Salon Budapest — Zoltàn Jeney, Montréal, Québec

Contact

Quatuor Bozzini
4816, rue Clark — Montréal (Québec) H2T 2T5 — Canada
info@quatuorbozzini.ca