Making their Toronto debut, TSM is delighted to confirm that the Escher String Quartet will now open the 2018 Toronto Summer Music Festival on July 12 at Koerner Hall. The concert repertoire includes Schumann’s String Quartet No. 1, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, Op.117, and Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op. 11. The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its expressive, nuanced performances that combine unusual textural clarity with a rich, blended sound. In 2017, The Strad praised them for “…a level of individual technical precision and a collective musical purpose that is endlessly compelling…Sheer brilliance.” A former BBC New Generation Artist, the quartet has performed at the BBC Proms and is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall. In their hometown of New York City, the ensemble serves as Season Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
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