Escher String Quartet with David Speltz, cello
Like its namesake, graphic artist M.C. Escher, the Quartet creates its own 'impossible constructions,' simultaneously showcasing each instrument's part while melding them into one, offering audiences unusual views and new perspectives. As The Guardian noted, the ensemble's members display "fabulous unanimity, tonal warmth and care over detail."
Season Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Escher String Quartet received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2013. It is String Quartet in Residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; and Tuesday Musical in Akron, Ohio. Its performances around the world have earned accolades, from "stylish and graceful, with lovely blended tone" (Bachtrack.com) to "superb, their concentration and stamina especially remarkable." – The New York Times
Beethoven — Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Ives — Quartet No. 2
Schumann — Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1
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