Reviews

Les Bozzinis […] ont immédiatement ébloui par leur suprématie technique ainsi que leur son magnifique…

Natasha Gauthier, Ludwig Van Montréal, December 7, 2022

Quatuor Bozzini: A day in the life: Quatuor Bozzini, Quatuor Bozzini: A day in the life: Quatuor Bozzini And Quatuor Bozzini: A day in the life: Quatuor Bozzini + Juliet Fraser event review

… this string quartet’s performance of Frey’s fourth, recently completed quartet was immediately the absolute highlight of the day.

Ben Taffijn, Nieuwe Noten, November 15, 2022

November Music 2022: An Afternoon with Jürg Frey and Quatuor Bozzini event review

Each time this quartet manages to surprise with its combination of experimentation, perfect intonation and drive for innovation. Bozzini is a specialist in creating pure tunings. Expressive playing and new playing techniques are in the baggage anyway, but at the same time the quartet keeps the door firmly open for composers who value minimalism, stillness and tonality.

Mark van de Voort, Concertzender, November 15, 2022

De Link Tilburg, November Music 2022: Quatuor Bozzini & Seth Josel And November Music 2022: An Afternoon with Jürg Frey and Quatuor Bozzini event review

All in all, an impressive set. Something that certainly also applies to the two pieces by Sabat and Bisschops played by the unsurpassed Quatuor Bozzini…

Ben Taffijn, Nieuwe Noten, November 14, 2022

November Music 2022: Quatuor Bozzini & Seth Josel event review

A fascinating amalgam of old and new… ★★★★☆

Andrew Clements, The Guardian, August 18, 2022

Dartington Music Summer Festival 2022: Quatuor Bozzini with Juliet Fraser And Dartington Music Summer Festival 2022: The air is just desire event review

After an hour and ten minutes with this quiet postlude of the day, I went home and felt like I had participated in a ritual that opened my eyes, senses and thoughts.

Torkjell Hovland, Ballade, May 6, 2022

Only Connect Oslo 2022: Concert event review

Collectionneur de prix Opus, le Quatuor Bozzini a quant à lui récolté deux mentions dans les catégories «Musiques moderne, contemporaine» et «Création».

Emmanuel Bernier, La Presse, March 7, 2022

Trip event review

Dans ce conte onirique, c’est la musique qui mène le bal.

Patrice Bonneau, Jeu, March 4, 2022

Festival de Casteliers 2022: Innamorati event review

… the richness is there, with myriad shifts of light, even in the long silences when nothing is played at all. The city sounds that occasionally creep in, become a kind of inclusive commentary on reality…

Magnus Haglund, Göteborgs-Posten, November 10, 2021

Ny Musik — Fall 2021: Con tutta forza / quasi niente – en synnerligen ovanlig konsert event review

Alissa Cheung’s interpretation is really brilliant and highlights the musical, the living in the rhythm, the liberating virtuoso in certain passages.

Magnus Haglund, Göteborgs-Posten, November 10, 2021

Ny Musik — Fall 2021: Claude Loyola Allgén – sonat för soloviolin event review

This Canadian string quartet has become one of the most prominent in contemporary music and tonight they once again more live up to their reputation.

Ben Taffijn, Nieuwe Noten, September 12, 2021

Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2021; Gaudeamus Saturday Night 2021: Gaudeamus Saturday Night 2021 event review

The strings sound like a flock of birds in Friends, a very expressive piece, in which dynamics and melancholy alternate beautifully.

Ben Taffijn, Nieuwe Noten, September 12, 2021

Composer’s Kitchen 2021; Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2021: Concert event review

The quartet […] are superb musicians who tread the line — as so many do — between the classical and the avant-garde, with, in this case, a strong leaning toward the latter. Once again, the textural elements of the instruments themselves were foregrounded.

Mike Chamberlain, All About Jazz, May 31, 2021

FIMAV 2021: Quatuor Bozzini / Nicolas Caloia / Yves Charuest event review

Le tout fut une première de grande qualité qui se classa, pour ma part, comme le plus beau moment du festival.

Alex Pelchat, Mes enceintes font défaut, May 24, 2021

FIMAV 2021: Quatuor Bozzini / Nicolas Caloia / Yves Charuest event review

… an exciting excursion into the unknown that ventured from restrained exchanges and collaboration to outright displays of musical passion.

Irwin Block, Avant Music News, May 24, 2021

FIMAV 2021: Quatuor Bozzini / Nicolas Caloia / Yves Charuest event review

… the première of Jürg Frey’s Fourth String Quartet provided an oasis of focussed stillness.

Alex Ross, The New Yorker, April 12, 2021

MaerzMusik 2021: Quatuor Bozzini — Jürg Frey event review

The festival’s epic speaking-clock finale had its own bleary pleasures. Titled timepiece, it built on Ablinger’s 2012 work tim Song. Lewis appeared as a reciter in the first hour; a few hours later, the Bozzini Quartet accompanied the speakers with Michael Oesterle’s Consolations, which is not unlike Frey’s quartet in mood. Long past midnight, the Irish composer-performer Jennifer Walshe took over the broadcast and wreaked havoc, as is her wont.

Alex Ross, The New Yorker, April 12, 2021

MaerzMusik 2021: Quatuor Bozzini — Éliane Radigue And MaerzMusik 2021: TIMEPIECE — A Live Speaking Clock event review

Accompagnés par des musiciens au sommet de leur art (Philippe Brault, Jérôme Minière et le Quatuor Bozzini)…

Christian Saint-Pierre, Le Devoir, February 4, 2020

Soifs matériaux event review

The Quatuor Bozzini belongs to that select group of fearless string quartets — ★★★★

Andrew Clements, The Guardian, March 15, 2019

Barber Evening Concert event review

the recondite elegance of Cassandra Miller and Linda Catlin Smith, as played by the Bozzinis

Steve Smith, National Sawdust, December 28, 2018

Time Spans 2018: Concert I event review

It felt like staring directly into the sun, transcendent and mindblowing.

Simon Cummings, 5:4, November 23, 2018

hcmf// 2018: 21. Quatuor Bozzini event review

With over 200 commissions and 300 premieres, their commitment to new works was in full evidence in their ability to make Miller’s and Tenney’s pieces resonate richly on their own terms.

Richard Kurth, Vancouver Classical Music, October 20, 2018

Quartetti — A Festival of String Quartets: Concert event review

This Bozzini lead concert was of the highest order, each piece equally as tautly and aesthetically constructed as the other; instrumental materials similarly pitched, also as if a tightrope was being walked somehow.

Rose Dodd, Gonzo Circus, October 8, 2018

Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2018: Spatial Music — Bozzini Quartet event review

The Bozzini Quartet played this delicately intense music with subtle aggression…

Seth Colter Walls, The New York Times, August 17, 2018

Time Spans 2018: Concert I event review

… the quartet’s playing throughout had a warm, woody, grainy sound, with excellent intonation, even in extended passages in the violins’ highest range. Their concentration and focus were precise and solid yet with a soft touch, like raw linen stretched taut.

George Grella, New York Classical Review, August 15, 2018

Time Spans 2018: Concert I event review

The Bozzinis’ committed and razor-focused performances of works by Linda Catlin Smith and Cassandra Miller made them a tough act to follow.

Christian Carey, Christian B Carey, August 14, 2018

Time Spans 2018: Concert I event review

Beyond excellent mainstays like the JACK Quartet, the Talea Ensemble, and Quatuor Bozzini, this year’s festival embraces vital musicians whose work falls outside the classical-music lineage.

Steve Smith, The New Yorker, August 10, 2018

Time Spans 2018: Concert I event review

A special occasion, indeed: the music of Swiss composer Jürg Frey, performed by an ensemble that has shown an special knack for his fragile, melancholy idiom.

Steve Smith, National Sawdust, December 28, 2017

Time Spans 2017: Concert IV event review

Quatour Bozzini with Isaiah Ceccarelli (percussion) and Noam Bierstone (percussion), performing Jürg FreyString Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit

Yuko Zama, View from Elsewhere, December 20, 2017

Time Spans 2017: Concert IV event review

… a distinctive voice. Smith’s undoubtedly has that.

Andrew Clements, The Guardian, November 21, 2017

hcmf// 2017: 8. Linda Catlin Smith: Piano + Strings event review

I cannot imagine a listener being unmoved by this music, particularly when delivered by players capable of rendering its gestures with the unanimity of an accordion’s bellows and the naturalness of human breath.

Steve Smith, The Log Journal, August 10, 2017

Time Spans 2017: Concert IV event review

Toward the end, a brief viola solo attained a moody grandeur worthy of the late Romantics.

Seth Colter Walls, The New York Times, August 7, 2017

Time Spans 2017: Concert IV event review