|Escher String Quartet|
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|Resident Ensemble of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, National Arts Centre Canada, Perlman Chamber Music Programm and Caramoor Festival. BBC New GEneration Artists 2010-2012 Appearances Alice Tully Hall, 92nd Street Y, Kennedy Center, Louvre, Ravinia, CaramoorFestivals, Music@Menlo... Collaborations with Leon Fleisher, Gary Hoffmann, Joseph Kalichstein, Pinchas Zukerman, members of Emerson String Quartet.|
|BBC Next Generation Artists 2010 - 2012|
|Bridge Records, Naxos, BIS, Music@Menlo|
|Adam Barnett-Hart (Violine)|
Aaron Boyd (Violine);
Pierre Lapointe (Viola)
Dane Johansen (Cello)
The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its individual sound, inspired artistic decisions and unique cohesiveness. Championed by members of the Emerson String Quartet, the group were proud to be BBC New Generation Artists for 2010-2012. The ensemble has already performed at prestigious venues and festivals around the world including the Louvre, Music@MenloWigmore Hall, and a tour of China including Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou.
The Eschers have since collaborated with artists such as Andrés Diaz, Lawrence Dutton, Kurt Elling, David Finckel, Leon Fleisher, Vadim Gluzman, Benjamin Grosvenor, Wu Han, Gary Hoffman, Joseph Kalichstein, David Shifrin, Joseph Silverstein, and Pinchas Zukerman. In August 2012 the Quartet gave their BBC Proms debut, performing Hugh Wood’s 4th String Quartet.
In 2012/2013 the Quartet will complete their final BBC New Generation Artists recording project in London, as well as returning to the Wigmore Hall following their successful debut there in February 2012. They will continue their relationship with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, curating and performing a series of concerts celebrating the 100th anniversary of Britten’s birth. Other highlights this season include the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Buffalo Chamber Music Society, the prestigious Agence de concerts et spectacles Cecilia in Geneva, their Austrian debut in Eisenstadt, and concerts at several UK festivals including Paxton and Gregynog.
2012/2013 releases include the complete Zemlinsky Quartets on Naxos. Their previous recordings include ‘Stony Brook Soundings’ Vol. 1 (Bridge Records), which features the quartet in the premiere recordings of five new works. Other recordings include the Amy Beach Piano Quintet with Anne-Marie McDermott for the CMS Studio Recordings label.
The Escher String Quartet takes its name from Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher and draws inspiration from the artist’s method of interplay between individual components working together to form a whole.
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