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Composer’s Kitchen – Bozzini Quartet

contemporary laboratory, string quartets, young composers

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For the second time Gaudeamus is bringing the Canadian Bozzini string quartet to the Netherlands. As before, they will present the results of their annual residency programme Composer’s Kitchen: a combination of a workshop, laboratory, playground and masterclass for young composers. During their residency this year’s four participants will be supervised by praised Greek composer Yannis Kyriakides.

The first part of the residency took place in April, in Montreal, Canada. For the second part of their workshop/masterclass, the participants will meet each other in Utrecht, where they are guests of Gaudeamus.

The Composer’s Kitchen offers four young composers (this year’s lucky ones being Adam Basanta, Solomiya Moroz, Lise Morrison and James Alexandropoulos-McEwan) the chance to work intensively in a creative, non-competitive and relaxed atmosphere. They will be encouraged to experiment, to think outside the box and to explore new styles when writing their string quartets. You can come and hear the results during this concert in the intimate setting and wonderful acoustic of the KuuB art gallery.

Since 1999 Bozzini Quartet has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. Hailing from hyper-creative Montreal, the radically contemporary quartet ventures off the beaten track and is known for its risky choices, cutting across styles, movements and trends, with both established and brand-new works. In doing so it always applies its own rigorous qualitative criteria. All in all it has built up a hugely diverse repertoire, including more than 180 commissioned works and nearly 300 premieres. A Bozzini concert is practically a religious experience, partly thanks to its meticulous and almost sensuous attention to detail.

 

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Bozzini Quartet

Adam Basanta - new piece
Solomiya Moroz - new piece
Lise Morrison - new piece
James Alexandropoulos-McEwan - new piece

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