barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Quatuor Bozzini

Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm

Quatuor Bozzini
Clemens Merkel, Alissa Cheung violin
Stéphanie Bozzini viola
Isabelle Bozzini cello

John Woolrich
Débricollage (world premiere from A Book of Inventions)

Scott Wilson
a mezze voce (world premiere)

Stravinsky
Three Pieces

Linda Caitlin Smith
Gondola (String Quartet No. 4)

Bartók
Quartet No. 3

Hailing from Montreal, Quatuor Bozzini has been dubbed ‘one of the most daring string quartets of the entire world’. Their dedication to presenting  new works and forging collaborative projects with composers ensures that they are in demand at festivals across the globe. In this concert, they give the premiere performance of John Woolrich’s Débricollage from his current project A Book of Inventions. We also hear the music of fellow Canadians with the premiere of Scott Wilson’s a mezza voce, and Linda Caitlin Smith’s 2007 Gondola, alongside two mainstay of the 20th century quartet repertory from Stravinsky and Bartók.