"Quartet Davis thinks about music in the most inclusive way.
With them, music forms continuously across genres."
- Kinan Azmeh, Acclaimed clarinetist, composer
Quartet Davis is an ensemble of holistic musicians trained in classical chamber music but with roots in folk and blues-based music. They were drawn together by an excitement for exploring these varied traditions and a love for the string quartet model. Combining original compositions, compelling arrangements, and vocal harmonies, they bring a fresh spirit of creativity to this traditional string quartet model, while also honoring the many musical traditions they explore. Improvisation is central to their process, informing solos, freely improvised pieces, and spontaneous discovery within performance.
"It is refreshing to hear a string quartet that can improvise over sophisticated harmony and elaborate song forms with ease... Quartet Davis is one to watch."
- Jamey Haddad, renowned international percussionist & drummer for Paul Simon
"...one of the most remarkable young groups I have ever heard. With a voice that is deeply personal and thrilling instrumental virtuosity, they instill every harmony they touch with an emotional immediacy that one rarely hears. As we listen, Quartet Davis gives us all that we hope great artistry will: tears, laughter, and chills."
- Gwen Krosnick, cellist, chamber musician, Kneisel Hall faculty
"Quartet Davis performed a concert at Apple Hill that was engaging, creative, cutting edge, and a highlight for our enthusiastic audience."
- Lenny Matczynski, teacher, director of Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music