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 Contemporary Music Series, performing works by Julia Wolfe, Bryce Dessner, Jason Treuting, Gemma Peacocke, and Jessie Montgomery. In 2017, the Bergamot Quartet premiered the revised version of Oscar Bettison's Presence of Absence alongside Ensemble Klang, and also participated in a performance of Georg Freidrich Haas's in vain. In the summer of 2018, they attended the Banff Centre’s "Evolution of the String Quartet" program, where they worked with Chaya Czernowin and performed her piece Anea Crystal. During their time at Banff, they also received mentorship from Zosha di Castri, members of the JACK Quartet, and performed with flutist Claire Chase. Future projects in 2019 include participation at the Diotima Academie in France with the Diotima Quartet, the Next Festival of Emerging Artists, and returning to the Banff Centre. Their 2019-2020 season will include academic residencies at Towson University and the University of Baltimore.
The Bergamot Quartet is Ledah Finck and Sarah Thomas, violins; Amy Tan, viola; and Irene Han, cello.