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What the Press Says…

On Stage

“The Quatuor Bozzini belongs to that select group of fearless string quartets — 4****”

The Guardian (UK), March 2019

“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

On Disc

“A kind of stable mystery, Musique d’art can only grow in significance.”

Simon Martin: Musique d’art in The WholeNote #24:7 (Canada), April 2019

“The Bozzinis excel at this kind of intricate, infinite music…”

Phill Niblock: Baobab in 5:4 (UK), March 2019

“This recording […] testifies to their willingness to take on challenges to find new musical ground.”

Phill Niblock: Baobab in The WholeNote #24:6 (Canada), March 2019

“… Just So permet de plonger l’auditeur dans une musique relativement déroutante…”

Just So in Revue & Corrigée #119 (France), March 2019

“La multiplication des pistes […] permet aux quatre musiciens du quatuor de renforcer l’effet drone de la pièce.”

Phill Niblock: Baobab in Revue & Corrigée #119 (France), March 2019

“L’écoute se révèle fascinante…”

Simon Martin: Musique d’art in Revue & Corrigée #119 (France), March 2019

“… inescapable and exhilarating, with tonal effects that sparkle and groan simultaneously, an impossibly thick, viscous drag that suddenly feels celebratory when the final notes disintegrate.”

Phill Niblock: Baobab in Bandcamp Daily (USA), February 2019

Martin set out to create a fecund dialectic of sound and music with the piece, and in that he has succeeded. (cqb_1922). […] Both pieces are quintessential Niblock — thickly textured swarms of drones made up of microtones and moving timbres. Sustaining the requisite long tones undoubtedly is a challenge to the players’ physical stamina, but the sounds never falter. (cqb_1924)”

Simon Martin: Musique d’art, Phill Niblock: Baobab in Avant Music News, February 2019

“Le Quatuor Bozzini épouse cette musique avec un naturel déroutant.”

Just So in La Scena Musicale (Québec), February 2019

“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

Upcoming Concerts

April 26: E27: Musiques sublimées — Quatuor Bozzini, Quebec City, Québec

May 6 to May 11: Workshop (Bozzini Lab Montréal 2019), Montréal, Québec

  • Pieces from young composers

May 11: Concert (Bozzini Lab Montréal 2019), Montréal, Québec

May 31: Soifs matériaux, Montréal, Québec

June 1: Soifs matériaux, Montréal, Québec

June 2: Soifs matériaux, Montréal, Québec

June 3: Soifs matériaux, Montréal, Québec

June 4: Bozzini Quartet - Dedalus (Suoni Per Il Popolo 2019), Montréal, Québec

June 5: Bozzini Quartet - Dedalus (Suoni Per Il Popolo 2019), Montréal, Québec

June 14: Toronto Creative Music Lab — Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Contact

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