Adam Barnett-Hart is the founding first violinist of the Escher String Quartet, a season artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This season finds the quartet touring the US extensively, performing in numerous cities and venues including New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Rockefeller University; Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center; the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa; La Jolla Music Society; Savannah Music Festival; and Chamber Music Society of Detroit. Internationally, the quartet returns to Wigmore Hall in London and the Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao. The quartet’s most recent recording features the complete works for quartet by Charles Ives and Samuel Barber. They have previously released the complete quartets of Mendelssohn and Zemlinsky.
As a soloist, Mr. Barnett-Hart made his debut with the Juilliard Symphony at 19, performing the Brahms concerto in Alice Tully Hall. He has since performed with such orchestras as the Colorado Symphony, the Wichita Falls Symphony, the Riverside Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Jefferson Symphony. He began studying with Pinchas Zukerman after graduating from the Juilliard School, where he completed his bachelor’s degree with Joel Smirnoff. Prior to attending Juilliard, he studied with James Maurer, Paul Kantor, and Donald Weilerstein.