New York based quartet, formed in 2005, winner of the 2013 Avery Fischer Career Grant. Serves as Artists of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. Records for Naxos and BIS.
LMMC debut.
Photo: Laura Rose
ESCHER STRING QUARTETMar. 20, 2016

Adam Barnett-Hart - violin       Pierre Lapointe - viola
Aaron Boyd - violin      Brook Speltz - cello


Formed in 2005, the Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. Within months of its inception, it was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet in Residence at each artist's summer festival. Championed by the Emerson String Quartet, the group was on the BBC New Generation Artists scheme from 2010-2012, giving debuts at both the Wigmore Hall and the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall. In its home town of New York, the ensemble serves as Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where they presented a critically acclaimed 3-concert series featuring the quartets of Benjamin Britten. In 2013, the Quartet became one of the very few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fischer Career Grant. The quartet has played established chamber music venues as well as toured through China. LMMC debut.

PROGRAMME:

MOZART                 String Quartet in D major, K. 575

(1756-1791)                 Allegretto
                                     Andante
                                     Menuetto: Allegro
                                     Allegretto
           
SZYMANOWSKI    String Quartet No. 1 in C major, Opus 37
(1882-1937)                 Lento assai - Allegro moderato
                                     Andantino semplice: In modo d’una canzone - 
                                            Adagio dolcissimo -
                                            Lento assai molto espressivo
                                     Vivace - Scherzando alla burlesca:
                                            Vivace ma non troppo

ELGAR                     String Quartet in E minor, Opus 83
(1857-1934)                 Allegro Moderato
                                     Piacevole (poco andante)
                                     Allegro molto

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