Biography

Nadia Francavilla

  • Montréal, Québec, 1967
  • Performer (violin)

Born in Montréal, violinist Nadia Francavilla is both an accomplished recitalist and outstanding chamber musician. After having been a member of the Quatuor Arthur‑Leblanc for many years, she is now playing with the Quatuor Bozzini and makes frequent tours in Canada, the United States and Europe. A graduate of McGill University, she received solid musical training under the direction of Mauricio Fuks, Rafael Druian and Joseph Silverstein.

She is also a member of Motion Ensemble which explores new horizons in improvisation, electronics, aleatory music and multimedia. In 2006, she joined percussionist D’Arcy Gray to form Les Moineaux d’Entendre. This collective was conceived to bring their various influences (contemporary music, fluxus-style theatre, live electronics, etc.) together into one ensemble to encourage collaborations with other artists and break the conventions of traditional concert settings.

Diversified, the journey of this artist reflects her commitment towards many different forms of musical creativity. Her participation in different contemporary music ensembles also demonstrates her great interest towards music of our time. In addition, Radio-Canada and CBC frequently draw on her musical experience for premieres and recordings of Canadian works.

[source: www.quatuorbozzini.ca] [ii-09]

On Disc

  • Le Mensonge et l’Identité, written with four hands by the duo Derome/Hétu, was premiered at Deutschlandfunk’s Forum Neue Musik in 2008…
  • Bozzini Quartet joins forces with composer Michel Gonneville for a unique contemporary opera on the “hot” issue of the ecological crisis, based on the thoughts of eminent Quebecois ecologist Pierre Dansereau…
  • The sixth volume of the collection, Arbor Vitæ, pays homage to the Canadian-American composer James Tenney with performances of the complete quartets and quintets…
  • Two contemporary artists, each strong and distinct…
  • “Material can be anonymous…
  • On October 13th, 2005 DAME is proud to present the second Collection QB release: Different Trains by Steve Reich performed by Bozzini Quartet…
  • Moving freely from avant-garde events to traditional concerts, the Bozzini Quartet was characterized by the Irish Times as a “group which gets its teeth into music: quiet or loud, fast or slow, these Canadian musicians play with compelling engagement…