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Artists Bozzini Quartet

Since 1999, Quatuor Bozzini has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. Their skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montréal scene, and beyond. Not content to parlay received wisdom, the quartet cultivates an ethos of risk-taking, and boldly venture off the beaten track. Quatuor Bozzini stands out with their “extraordinary playing” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). With rigorous qualitative criteria, they have nurtured a vastly diverse repertoire, unbiased by the currents of fashion. This has led to over four hundred commissioned pieces, as well as close to five hundred premiered works. A Quatuor Bozzini concert is an intensely shared experience, with meticulous and sensuous attention to detail.

Praised by its “intense musicality and immense sensitivity” (Musicworks, Canada), Quatuor Bozzini was qualified in the Bandcamp Daily as “one of the most daring string quartets of the entire world.” The group presents an annual concert series in Montréal and also tours extensively in Canada, the USA, South America and Europe. Notable festivals and venues include MärzMusik Berlin (DE); Guildhall Barbican, Aldeburgh, Huddersfield (UK); Klangspuren Schwaz, Porgy&Bess (AT); Festival Présences, Festival Riverrun (FR); Angelica, SoundSCAPE (IT); Oslo Poesi (NO); Gaudeamus, Muziekgebouw, NovemberMusic (NL); Kortrijk (BE); Ostrava Days (CZ); SIPFEST (ID); Tsuda Hall (JP) TIME:SPANS, Other Minds (USA).

To ensure continual development in their art, the quartet’s musical laboratories, the Composer’s Kitchen, Performer’s Kitchen and Bozzini Lab, work to mentor and support new generations of composers and performers. The quartet runs its own recording label, Collection QB, and has issued critically acclaimed albums, many of which have become reference recordings in the field. They have also issued albums with Edition Wandelweiser, Another Timbre, Wergo-Deutscher Musikrat, Centrediscs, and ATMA Classique.

In 2018, Quatuor Bozzini was awarded the Prix Opus — Performer of the Year by the Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM). Finalist to the 28th Grand Prix (Conseil des arts de Montréal, 2012), Quatuor Bozzini is also the recipient of three Opus Prizes “International Outreach” (2007), “Contemporary Disc of the Year” (2004), and “Discovery of the Year” (2001) as well as the Étoile-Galaxie Prize from Radio-Canada (2001), the Förderpreis Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (2007), the German Record Critics Prize for Arbor Vitae (2009) and the 2014 Friends of Canadian Music Award.

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Bozzini Quartet

[Quatuor Bozzini]

[Quatuor Euterpe]

Montréal (Québec), 1999

  • Performer (string quartet)

Group members

On the web

Main releases

Collection QB / CQB 2128, CQB 2128_NUM / 2021
Collection QB / CQB 1922, CQB 1922_NUM / 2019
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Collection QB / CQB 1924, CQB 1924_NUM / 2019
Collection QB / CQB 1925, CQB 1925_NUM / 2019
Another Timbre / AT 129 / 2018
Another Timbre / AT 105x2 / 2017
Collection QB / CQB 1821 / 2017
Collection QB / CQB 1615, CQB 1615_NUM / 2016
Collection QB / CQB 1719, CQB 1719_NUM / 2016
Tour de bras / TDB 9019 / 2016
Collection QB / CQB 1616, CQB 1616_NUM / 2015
Edition Wandelweiser Records / EWR 1507 / 2015
Collection QB / CQB 1414, CQB 1414_NUM / 2014
Centrediscs / CMCCD 17412 / 2012
Collection QB / CQB 1110 / 2011
Collection QB / CQB 1111 / 2011
Collection QB / CQB 1112 / 2011
Collection QB / CQB 1113 / 2011
Collection QB / CQB 0907 / 2009
Atma Classique / ACD 22552 / 2008
Collection QB / CQB 0806 / 2008
  • Temporarily out of stock
Collection QB / CQB 0704 / 2007
Edition Wandelweiser Records / EWR 0410 / 2006
Collection QB / CQB 0502 / 2005
Collection QB / CQB 0401 / 2004