March 22, 2022 | 8 PM
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Eckhart Hall
Curated by Jim Hiscott
For over two decades, Quatuor Bozzini (Stéphanie & Isabelle Bozzini, Alissa Cheung, Clemens Merkel) has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. Their skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montreal scene, and beyond. Not content to parlay received wisdom, the quartet cultivates an ethos of risk-taking, and boldly venture off the beaten track. With over four hundred commissioned pieces, and close to five hundred premiered works, Quatuor Bozzini has nurtured a vastly diverse repertoire, unbiased by the currents of fashion. A Quatuor Bozzini concert is an intensely shared experience, with meticulous and sensuous attention to detail.
For its first appearance with Groundswell, Quatuor Bozzini will perform world premieres by Manitobans Jim Hiscott* and Kristen Wachniak*. The virtuosity, shimmering colours and timbral explorations of composers Alissa Cheung, Sky Macklay, Egidija Medekšaitė and Tanya Tagaq will showcase the full palette of the quartet.
*30th Anniversary GroundSwell commissions, funded by the Manitoba Arts Council