7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
12th March, 2019
The world-renowned string quartet, the Quatuor Bozzini, visit from Canada to present works about listening and about small natural wonders: human-like birdsongs, the detail of the moth, and attention to passing time.
These delicate and exciting works were composed by three current members and one former member of the composition faculty of Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Laurence Crane, Paul Newland, Cassandra Miller, James Weeks and alumnus Leo Chadburn.
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 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.