2022 Concert Series Info Below
Bergamot Quartet is fueled by a passion for exploring and advocating for the music of living composers, continually expanding the limits of the string quartet’s rich tradition in western classical music. With a priority given to music by women, they aim to place this new, genre-bending music in meaningful dialogue with the histories that precede it with creative programming, community-oriented audience building, and frequent commissioning
Bergamot values partnership and collaboration as a vital element of their creative work. Highlights of their 2022 season are releasing their debut album, In The Brink, on New Focus Recordings featuring a work by member Ledah Finck with percussionist Terry Sweeney as guest artist; a co-commission of Darian Thomas with Sō Percussion as part of Sō’s Flexible Commissions project, to be released as a collaborative album in 2022; a collaboration with Princeton University’s doctoral composers and Arx Duo, whose work Bergamot will premiere in March; and appearances at the New York City Center with NYCB principal dancer Tiler Peck.
In addition, Bergamot is particularly excited about helping young people discover their potential as music creators. Recent engagements include being the 2020-2021 virtual ensemble-in-residence for the Junior Bach program at the Peabody Institute and for MATA Jr. 2021, and workshopping/performing undergraduates’ pieces at Towson University and University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Their upcoming performances include a residency with Peabody Conservatory, and various appearances at New York City venues including The Owl Music Parlor, Mise_en Place, Carnegie Hall with the Mannes Sounds Festival, and Alice Tully Hall with the Mannes Symphony Orchestra for the New York premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank’s Walkabout: Concerto for Orchestra.
Bergamot Quartet is Ledah Finck and Sarah Thomas, violins; Amy Tan, viola; and Irène Han, cello. Founded at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore in 2016, Bergamot Quartet is based in New York City and is currently the Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the Mannes School of Music.