The Escher String Quartet

“Finely honed technique and a focused ensemble blend are this group’s long suits…a dark ambrosial brew all its own.” – The Boston Globe


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quartet in D, K. 575 (Prussian No. 1) Program Notes
Leoš Janáček Quartet No. 1 (Kreutzer Sonata) Program Notes
Franz Schubert Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 (Death and the Maiden) Program Notes


The Escher String Quartet is one of the fastest-rising young chamber ensembles. Championed by the Emerson Quartet, the Escher Quartet is one of the few ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet in Residence at each artist’s summer festival. Today the quartet is in demand worldwide and serves as Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

The Escher Quartet takes its name from the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. The quartet members were inspired by Escher’s method of intricate interplay between individual components to form a cohesive whole.

Escher String Quartet - Beethoven Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, Mvt 2 (CMS)

Escher String Quartet - Shostakovich Quartet No. 8, Mvt. 2 (CMS)