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, and Gemma Peacocke and will appear on subsequent Evolution Series shows this season. 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. Last summer, the Bergamot Quartet participated in the Banff Center's "Evolution of the String Quartet" program, where they worked with composer Chaya Czernowin and performed her piece Anea Crystal, as well as collaborating with flutist Claire Chase and members of the JACK Quartet. Upcoming projects this season include the Fifty for the Future Masterclass with the Kronos Quartet, performances of Anthony Cheung’s Real Book of Fake Tunes with Claire Chase, and studying with the Diotima Quartet at The Diotima Academy in France.
The Bergamot Quartet is Ledah Finck and Sarah Thomas, violins; Amy Tan, viola; and Irène Han, cello.