Composer’s Kitchen 2015

This unique event revolving around the string quartet is a combination workshop, laboratory, playground, and master class. Over the course of a week, the Quatuor Bozzini and two experienced composers will observe the work of up-and-coming composers. Their compositions will be read, played, assessed, analyzed, worked on, played again, and performed in the closing concert.

This year, the Quatuor Bozzini presents the Composer’s Kitchen in its expanded format in collaboration with Sound and Music.

Guest composers

Composers in residence

  • Kyle Brenders
  • Egidija Medekšaitė
  • James O’Callaghan
  • Georgia Rodgers

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

5 Febr 2016
In person Residency
Banchory (Scotland, UK)
2 Febr 2016
4 Febr 2016
In person Residency
Aberdeen (Scotland, UK)
16 June 2015
Série QB
In person Residency
Montréal (Québec)
8 June 2015
16 June 2015
Série QB
In person Residency
Montréal (Québec)