We share a belief that chamber music is of vital importance to the world at large. It teaches us cooperation, teamwork, how to lead and how to support. It gives us a voice with which we can communicate with others on many levels. The Bergamot Quartet is dedicated to cultivating that voice as a living and blooming entity, taking a format with a deeply important history in western classical music and continually expanding its limits. We work primarily with living composers, with a priority given to music by women, and aim to place this new, genre-bending music in meaningful dialogue with the histories that precede it. We aim to create an increasingly flexible definition of performance that is sensitive to the fabric of our global community.