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Quatuor Bozzini

Moving freely from avant-garde events to traditional concerts, the Quatuor Bozzini was characterized by the Irish Times as a “group which gets its teeth into music:quiet or loud, fast or slow, these Canadian musicians play with compelling engagement ”. Devoted to music as a universal language,these four artists communicate an aesthetic that transcends the tastes of any particular era or musical tradition; playing music that is famous and music that is unknown,music familiar and music strange,music old and music new.

The Quatuor Bozzini has won four Opus Prizes, awarded by the Conseil québécois de la musique. The group especially enjoys collaborations with living composers, premiering quartets of such diverse artists as Christian Wolff, Michael Oesterle, Malcolm Goldstein, Gerald Barry, Tom Johnson, Jean Lesage, Chiyoko Slavnics, Jo Kondo, James Tenney, Linda Smith, Jürg Frey, Jean-François Laporte, Denys Bouliane, and many others. One of Canada ’s leading quartets, the ensemble produces a series in Montreal and has played in many Canadian, European, and American cities. It has performed in major festivals and venues such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Berlin MaerzMusik, Nordic Music Days, Ars Nova, June in Buffalo, Crash Festival in Dublin, Festival Montréal/Nouvelles musiques, Festival international du Domaine Forget,as well as in Merkin Hall in New York City, CalArts in Los Angeles, Parkteatret in Oslo, and Gare Du Nord in Basel.

Le livre des mélancolies
Jean-Guy Boisvert
April, 2008