Composer’s Kitchen 2020

For its 3rd partnership with Gaudeamus Muziekweek in The Netherlands, Quatuor Bozzini invites Canadian (or permanent resident) composers to apply for Composers’ Kitchen 2020. This professional residency will take place in Montréal (Canada) from April 25 to May 2, 2020, and in Utrecht (The Netherlands) from September 7 to 11, 2020. Composers Nicole Lizée and Maybe Nas will join the quartet as mentors for this residency.

Mentor Composers

Composer’s Kitchen

“Dare to do what you’ve never done before!

Since 2005, this has been the motto to welcome several generations of creators of Composer’s Kitchen, a professional composition residency in string quartet writing. Offered to four emerging composers, this unique occasion is a combination of workshop, laboratory, masterclass, and concert settings. Throughout the multi-phase process, the composers are supported by — other than Quatuor Bozzini — the presence of experienced mentors who are amongst the most important figures in new music creation.

Each edition of the Composer’s Kitchen is a chance to rigorously work in a creative, non-competitive and relaxed atmosphere. During this enriching experience, residents are encouraged to experiment beyond the limits of convention and to explore new and varied aesthetic styles in a way that their mastery in string quartet writing is strengthened to its highest degree.

Quatuor Bozzini loves cultivating these relationships with composers beyond the residency period, resulting in a rich network of collaborations. In this way, Quatuor Bozzini always strives to stay active in current trends and practices of emerging composers.

Quatuor Bozzini works in partnership with international organizations — Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Sound and Music, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, nyMusikk Norge — resulting in unique and rich exchanges between host countries.

Past concerts

7 Sept 2020
11 Sept 2020
Cancelled In person Residency
Utrecht (Netherlands)
2 May 2020
6:00 pm
Série QB
DavachiHallKaragkezidisLanao Aregay
In person Residency
Montréal (Québec)
25 Apri 2020
2 May 2020
Série QB
Online event Residency