Founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 2016, the Bergamot Quartet is dedicated to interpreting the music of living composers and cultivating the voice of the string quartet as a living and blooming entity. In the 2018-2019 season, they made appearances with flutist Claire Chase performing Anthony Cheung’s Real Book of Fake Tunes and were featured on the Evolution Contemporary Music Series, the St. David’s Episcopal Church First Fridays Series, In the Stacks at the George Peabody Library, and the Hedgelawn Series at The Mainstay in Rock Hall, MD. In Spring 2018, they were featured at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage performing George Crumb's Black Angels, which formed the centerpiece of their Spring 2018 season.
Their upcoming season will include academic residencies at Towson University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the University of Baltimore and a week-long residency with the El Paso Pro-Musica Young Artists Development Series. Recent recipients of a New Music USA grant, the upcoming season will also include the commission of a new work by quartet member and composer Ledah Finck in collaboration with percussionist Terry Sweeney. The Bergamot Quartet has attended the Banff Centre’s “Evolution of the String Quartet” program, the Diotima Academie in France, and the Next Festival of Emerging Artists and the members are graduates of the Peabody Conservatory. The Bergamot Quartet is Ledah Finck and Sarah Thomas, violins; Amy Tan, viola; and Irene Han, cello.