Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher String Quartet received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. The ensemble quickly came to the attention of key musical figures worldwide; championed by the Emerson Quartet, the Escher was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be the Quartet-in-Residence at their respective summer festivals.
The quartet has since collaborated with artists like David Finckel, Leon Fleischer, Wu Han, Lynn Harrell, Cho Liang Lin, Joshua Bell, Paul Watkins, and David Shifrin. In 2013, the Escher Quartet became one of the very few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Currently the Quartet-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, the Escher takes its name from Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, inspired by his method of interplay between individual components working together to form a whole.