Composer’s Kitchen

The Composer’s Kitchen

Deadline for submissions: December 15th, 2011

This unique event focuses on the string quartet, and merges the concepts of workshop, laboratory, game room and master classes. It is a week-long workshop for 6 emerging composers with the string quartet and 2 experienced composersTheir work is read, dissected, discussed, worked, analyzed, replayed, and then executed at the closing concert.

The Quatuor Bozzini and two composers-mentors (Malcolm Goldstein of Montreal and Christopher Fox of London, UK) will work with participants in an atmosphere that is friendly yet intense and applied.

First annual special edition

  • Montreal, Canada: Sunday, April 22 to Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • Huddersfield, UK: Tuesday, November 20 to Friday, November 23, 2012

The Quatuor Bozzini (Montreal) presents the 8th edition of the Composer’s Kitchen in a new expanded format in conjunction with the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (AKA the “HCMF //”), the largest international festival of new music and experimental in the United Kingdom.

The Exchange

The Composer’s Kitchen will be the first exchange with the prestigious festival by providing opportunities for composers in the UK to participate in the Canadian publishing and inviting four Canadian composers in the new edition in the UK. The six composers selected will participate in two facets of the event:

  1. the one-week workshop in Montreal in April 2012, which will conclude with a concert open to the public laboratory;
  2. a workshop / master class for three days in Huddersfield, UK in November 2012, to refresh and bring to maturity the pieces created in the spring. This part ends with HCMF / /.

Eligibility and Selection

The Composer’s Kitchen 2012 is open to the emerging generation of:

  1. Canadian composers (Canadian citizen or resident)
  2. Composers of the United Kingdom (native or foreign nationals residing permanently in the UK).

Six participants (four from Canada, two in the UK) will be selected. Applications will be evaluated based on originality, creativity, artistic vision and quality of the compositions submitted. The Quatuor Bozzini reserves the right to select participants. Incomplete applications, or which do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be presented to the jury.

Financial information

Each composer accepted for CK will receive a full scholarship for his participation. In addition, travel expenses will be covered by the following table:

Trip to Montreal Trip to Huddersfield
Participants from the UK Transport and accommodation paid for by the British Council Transport and accommodation paid for by the HCMF / /
Quebec participants The participant’s expense Transport and accommodation paid by the Council of Arts and Letters of Quebec
Canadian Participants not resident in Québec The Quatuor Bozzini will support grant applications for travel to Council of Canada, the provincial arts council of the participants, in universities or other institutions.


Date Time Description Place
28 Apr 2012
5:00 p.m. Composer’s Kitchen 2012 Montreal, Quebec



Full details and application form available here.

December 15, 2011
5:00 pm
April 28, 2012
5:00 pm

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