Vancouver New Music presents Quartetti - A Festival of String Quartets
Showcasing seven world-class string quartets
Black Dog Quartet (Vancouver)
Formed in 2007, the Black Dog String Quartet is comprised of some of Vancouver’s finest young musicians. The group has appeared on the recordings of artists such as 54-40, Marianas Trench, Bleeding Through, and many others. Their solid classical background, high skill level, and collective open-mindedness set the Black Dog String Quartet apart as one of Vancouver’s most unique and versatile ensembles.
Quatuor Bozzini (Montreal)
Since 1999, Quatuor Bozzini has been ever-present as an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. Quatuor Bozzini stands out with their “extraordinary playing” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), and their musical direction is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montréal scene, and beyond. They have nurtured a vastly diverse repertoire that includes close to two hundred commissioned pieces, as well as over three hundred premieres. A Quatuor Bozzini concert resonates as an intensely shared experience, with meticulous and sensuous attention to detail.
JACK Quartet (US)
Deemed “superheroes of the new music world” (Boston Globe), the JACK Quartet is “the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment.” (Washington Post) “They are a musical vehicle of choice to the next great composers who walk among us.” (Toronto Star). JACK has performed to critical acclaim around the world and has collaborated with composers John Luther Adams, Chaya Czernowin, Simon Steen-Andersen, Caroline Shaw, Helmut Lachenmann, Steve Reich, Matthias Pintscher, and John Zorn.