Blueridge Chamber Fest: Bozzini Quartet
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The Blueridge Festival's 10th anniversary season lifts off with works to stimulate the mind and stir the soul. Praised for their "intense musicality and immense sensitivity" (Musicworks), the Bozzini Quartet is recognized as "one of the most daring quartets in the entire world" (Bandcamp). Their Blueridge program fearlessly explores musical perspective, from 2019 JUNO winner Ana Sokolvic's 'mise en abyme' of classic theatrical characters to Michael Oesterle's kaleidoscopic layering to Blueridge Composer-in-Residence Camilo Mendez's cosmic algorithms. Music for curious ears!
Ana Sokolovic: Commedia dell'arte
Camilo Mendez: Fragmentos Cardinales IV: Apparent Magnitudes
Michael Oesterle: String Quartet no. 4
Hailed as "not afraid to take some pretty big chances," and an event where "musical excellence is assured," the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival offers innovative programming, dazzling artists, and unforgettable performances in a relaxed summer setting. Now celebrating its 10th season, Blueridge presents a dynamic professional concert series alongside a one-of-a-kind academy for gifted young musicians. The North Shore News calls it "not what people usually expect from a chamber music festival."
About the Bozzini Quartet:
Since 1999, Quatuor Bozzini has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. 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 close to two hundred commissioned pieces, as well as over three hundred premiered works. A Quatuor Bozzini concert is an intensely shared experience, with meticulous and sensuous attention to detail.
The group presents an annual concert series in Montréal and also tours extensively in Canada, the US, South America and Europe. Notable festivals and venues include MärzMusik (Berlin), Ultima (Oslo), Huddersfield (UK), Klangspuren (Austria), Tsuda Hall (Tokyo), Musiekgebouw (Amsterdam), November Music (Netherlands), Présences (France), Kortrijk (Belgium), TimeSpans (NYC), Porgy&Bess (Vienna) and Other Minds (San Francisco). To ensure continual development in their art, the quartet's musical laboratories, the Composers Kitchen, Performers 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 discipline. They also have issued albums with Edition Wandelweiser, Another Timbre, Wergo-Deutscher Musikrat, Centrediscs and ATMA Classique.
In 2018, Quatuor Bozzini was awarded the Performer of the Year Opus Prize by the Conseil québécois de la musique. 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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