The Bergamot Quartet is a string quartet whose mission is bringing to life the works of living composers. We collaborate frequently with other musicians and perform often, having been featured many times on Baltimore's Evolution Series; we have also been featured on the Union Square Chamber Music Society series and the In the Stacks series at the George Peabody Library among others. We were fellows at the Banff Evolution of the String Quartet program in the summers of 2018 and 2019 as well as participants in the Quatuor Diotima Academy in France. 2020 is seeing us in residency at Towson University, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and University of Texas El Paso, as well as many regional appearances. We received support from New Music USA for the commission of my piece In the Brink for string quartet and drum kit, featured throughout this season in our programs.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN album now out on Bandcamp! Give it a listen HERE.
THE WITCHES are myself on violin/viola and vocals and Louna Dekker-Vargas on flutes and vocals. We are an experimental duo that transcends the limitations of two treble instruments through a blend of free improvisation, arrangements of everything from Telemann to Stockhausen to Paul Motian, and works we commission from living composers. Our performances might be unified by a theme, such as our recent set of commissions called Behind the Curtain exploring womens' roles as patrons of the arts, or improvised dialogue with and reactions to a sonic or physical environment.