Founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 2016, The Bergamot Quartet is dedicated to interpreting the music of living composers. They were recently featured at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage performing George Crumb's "Black Angels", which formed the centerpiece of their spring 2018 season; they have also made appearances on The Evolution Series, performing works by Julia Wolfe and Bryce Dessner. In 2017 they premiered the revised version of Oscar Bettison's "Presence of Absence" alongside Ensemble Klang, a top new music ensemble from The Netherlands, shortly after participating in a performance of Georg Freidrich Haas's "in vain'. This summer, The Bergamot Quartet participated in the Banff Center's "Evolution of the String Quartet" program, where they were in residence for three weeks.
The Bergamot Quartet is Ledah Finck and Sarah Thomas, violins; Amy Tan, viola; and Irene Han, cello. All members are recent or current students of the Peabody Conservatory and are coached by Michael Kannen and Courtney Orlando.