Welcome to the website for The Cottier Chamber Project!
In a year when so many of the news headlines were taken up by issues surrounding immigration and refugee movements, it seemed as though it was the right time to think about how the arts and culture are influenced as people move between regions, both historically and in today’s world. Cultural ideas have always travelled, carried by people, and have been exchanged, borrowed, rejected, or developed. Whether it was Mozart moving from Vienna to Salzburg, Ethel Smyth studying in Germany before returning to London, Picasso moving to Paris from the Basque country, Diaghilev moving his Ballets Russes to Paris, or Daniel Cottier moving to Australia and then to New York...the list of composers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, promoters, producers, directors, painters, photographers, authors, play writes… artists of every type… who travelled between cities, regions, countries and continents is endless.
The programme this year was put together with this in mind, with every composer and choreographer featured having been influenced by migration, inspired by other creators from different cultures or having moved to a new city or country for artistic aims.
Click the Programme link on the left to explore the full programme, or the dates on the right to see specific events, an enjoy exploring the programme.
The 2016 programme has been announced and tickets are now on sale!
We’re delighted to have been awarded the EFFE Label by the European Festivals Association! This new accreditation adds us to the list of Europe’s finest festivals and was awarded following a meeting of the EFA’s panel in May. We are looking forward to building connections with festivals and venues across Europe! Read the press release here.
Composition Competition: Congratulations to Claire McCue, whose string quartet, Beauty and the Beastie won this year’s competition. The RSNO ensemble will première it on the opening night.
Navigate with the menu on the left, or jump to a gig using the menu on the right. General festival information is available on the about page.