Reviews

Taken together, this quartet program is powerfully autumnal. The Bozzini’s superbly blended colors have been mentioned before, and here they create galaxies that wobble before receding.

Grant Chu Covell, La Folia, May 1, 2016

Aldo Clementi: Momento (CD) album review

It’s music of power, beauty and originality, worthy of its subjects.

Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, March 28, 2016

Simon Martin: Hommage à Leduc, Borduas et Riopelle (CD) album review

Trois approches, trois défis, parfaitement assumés.

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no. 107, March 1, 2016

John Cage: Four (CD) album review

The balance of the timbre of strings, low register percussion, the rustle of room sounds and the mercurial pacing of sound and silence is fully entrancing.

Michael Rosenstein, Point of Departure, no. 54, March 1, 2016

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit (CD) album review

… réalisée de manière aussi virtuose que magique

Julien Héraud, Revue & Corrigée, no. 107, March 1, 2016

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit (CD) album review

Bebop et virtuosité.

Maxime Bouchard, Camuz, February 2, 2016

Du souffle (CD) album review

Il s’agit d’invitations à la contemplation dans lesquelles, comme l’explique le compositeur, le sonore a préséance sur le musical. Inspirant.

Réjean Beaucage, Voir, January 6, 2016

Simon Martin: Hommage à Leduc, Borduas et Riopelle (CD) album review

There’s lots of shimmering, rumbling constellations of sound, an indistinct haziness that beguiles the ear.

Nathan Thomas, Fluid Radio, January 1, 2016

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit (CD) album review

The group’s recording of the half-hour piece is beautiful for the up-close, quiet, grainy realness of the string timbres

Kate Molleson, The Guardian, December 17, 2015

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit (CD) album review

Rarely is music so gorgeously listenable also so explorative, rarely does music with one eye of music’s traditions sound so thoroughly modern. This is out there on its own.

The Watchful Ear, November 19, 2015

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit (CD) album review

… the music unfolds via regularly spaced chords, delivered calmly and flatly, at times dispersing into episodes of overlapping, drawn-out pitches.

Simon Cummings, 5:4, November 19, 2015

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit (CD) album review

Here the Bozzinis demonstrate their impressive range, playing together, apart and indifferently.

Grant Chu Covell, La Folia, November 1, 2015

John Cage: Four (CD) album review

The Bozzini Quartet has been a quality purveyor of contemporary music for string quartet since 1999…

Dominy Clements, MusicWeb International, September 30, 2015

John Cage: Four (CD) album review

Quatuor Bozzini does a fine job of traversing this music, inevitably creating new works in the process.

Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, September 28, 2015

John Cage: Four (CD) album review

The Quatuor Bozzini are a national treasure…

Marie-Pierre Brasset, PAN M 360, January 1, 2015

John Cage: Four (CD) album review

Taken as a whole, this CD presents a solid compositional voice from Underhill and showcases excellent musicians

David Dies, I Care if You Listen, February 13, 2013

Still Image (CD) album review

Le travail des quatre musiciens du Quatuor, en variant notamment la sonorité et les approches de leurs instruments respectifs, apporte les couleurs nécessaires à la transcription de ces partitions entre monophonie et polyphonie.

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no. 94, December 1, 2012

À chacun sa miniature (2 × CD) And Martin Arnold: Aberrare (CD) album review

Le Quatuor Bozzini a atteint une renommée internationale bien méritée par son talent et sa persévérance dans la programmation d’un répertoire musical ancré dans la recherche et l’expérimentation.

Chantale Laplante, Circuit, October 1, 2012

À chacun sa miniature (2 × CD) album review

Excellent readings by the Montréal-based Bozzini Quartet (violinists Clemens Merkel and Mira Benjamin, violist Stephanie Bozzini, and cellist Isabelle Bozzini), whose devotion to new music — particularly in their annual Composers Kitchen — is laudable.

Barry Kilpatrick, American Record Guide, September 15, 2012

Still Image (CD) album review

… textures are so transparent that light shines through and timbres are so tangible you can almost reach out and touch them.

Ken Smith, Gramophone, September 1, 2012

Still Image (CD) album review

Bozzini Quartet is a very special quartet. They have built up a varied and extensive repertoire.

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no. 840, July 16, 2012

À chacun sa miniature (2 × CD) And Martin Arnold: Aberrare (CD) album review

As always, the quartet’s execution is clean, precise, and radiant…

Nick Storring, Musicworks, no. 113, June 1, 2012

À chacun sa miniature (2 × CD) album review

… proved both a welcome sample of his recent work and a demonstration of his personal journey as a composer.

David Gordon Duke, The Vancouver Sun, March 1, 2012

Still Image (CD) album review

… mélodies d’une simplicité enfantine, toujours tempérées et profondes.

Luc Bouquet, Le son du grisli, February 25, 2012

Martin Arnold: Aberrare (CD) album review

Bel exploit.

Luc Bouquet, Le son du grisli, February 25, 2012

Jean Derome, Joane Hétu: Le mensonge et l’identité (CD) album review

… tant les nuances et déviations inspirent de subtilité à ces deux pièces.

Guillaume Belhomme, Le son du grisli, February 25, 2012

Daniel Rothman, Ernstalbrecht Stiebler: Sens(e) Absence (CD) album review

The Bozzini Quartet provides haunting interpretations of Underhill’s third and fourth string quartets, which sneak up on the heart via the head.

Elissa Poole, The Globe and Mail, February 24, 2012

Still Image (CD) album review

Our verdict is in: This was the year’s best music

Elissa Poole, The Globe and Mail, December 27, 2011

Martin Arnold: Aberrare (CD) album review

Not an easy work this suite. Life isn’t an easy matter either.

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no. 801, October 10, 2011

Daniel Rothman, Ernstalbrecht Stiebler: Sens(e) Absence (CD) And Jean Derome, Joane Hétu: Le mensonge et l’identité (CD) album review

… il y d’abord des pièces qui interroge l’homme, à la fois dans son positionnement dans la société, que part rapport à lui-même.

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, August 1, 2011

Daniel Rothman, Ernstalbrecht Stiebler: Sens(e) Absence (CD) And Jean Derome, Joane Hétu: Le mensonge et l’identité (CD) album review

… this reading by Quatuor Bozzini of Martin Arnold’s work is equally brilliant, articulating his amblingly weightless melodies with clean precision.

Nick Storring, Musicworks, no. 110, June 1, 2011

Martin Arnold: Aberrare (CD) album review

Their dedication to new music is unwavering […] this is the hardcore end of uncompromising

Byzantion, MusicWeb International, June 1, 2011

Daniel Rothman, Ernstalbrecht Stiebler: Sens(e) Absence (CD) album review