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What the Press Says…

On Stage

“the recondite elegance of Cassandra Miller and Linda Catlin Smith, as played by the Bozzinis

National Sawdust (USA), December 2018

“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

On Disc

“This version of Disseminate stands among the mightiest episodes met over decades of acquaintance with Niblock’s material. Its character is extraordinarily “in your face””

Phill Niblock: Baobab in Touching Extremes (Italy), January 2019

“My 40 favorite albums of 2018”

Just So in Peter Margasak, January 2019

“Best Chamber CD”

Bozzini+ in Sequenza 21 (USA), December 2018

“… Cassandra Miller’s music has knocked me sideways.”

Just So in Herald Scotland (UK), December 2018

“… 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

Upcoming Concerts

February 21: Alissa Cheung - Stéphanie Bozzini - Isabelle Bozzini, Borås, Sweden

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, Montréal, Québec

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

March 11: Guildhall School of Music — Workshop, London, England, UK

March 12: Guildhall School of Music — Concert, London, England, UK

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

March 14: University of Birmingham — Workshop, Birmingham, England, UK

April 8: Salon Budapest, Montréal, Québec

Contact

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