Last year I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in the Quatuor Bozzini’s Composers Kitchen workshops, part of Sound & Music’s Embedded scheme. Part one happened in June 2015 in Montreal, which was a fantastic week. How could we hope to top that? Well, we gathered in a small Scottish town called Banchory in February 2016 and it was brilliant. We rehearsed the pieces and even found time to visit a local distillery. The week ended with a performance at the Woodend barn, recording and pictures below.
The project has been fantastic and I’m very grateful to the Quatuor Bozzini, Sound and Music, Sound Scotland, Christopher Butterfield, Christopher Fox, Egidija Medeksaite, Kyle Brenders, James O’Callaghan, Nicole Rochman, Nicolas Godmaire and everyone else who contributed to making it happen.
Three pieces for string quartet performed by the Quatuor Bozzini on the 5th Feb 2016 at the Woodend Barn, Banchory Scotland. Recording engineer Nicolas Godmaire.