Adam Barnett-Hart is the founding first violinist of the Escher String Quartet, which is an alum of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two). This season as a BBC New Generation Artist, the quartet will complete its final recording project in London and return to Wigmore Hall following its successful debut there in February 2012. The group’s tours in Europe include a date with the prestigious Agence de concerts et spectacles Cecilia in Geneva, its Austrian debut in Eisenstadt, and concerts at several UK festivals including Paxton and Gregynog. The quartet’s 2012-13 releases include the complete Zemlinsky Quartets on Naxos; the quartet will also record the complete Mendelssohn Quartets for release by BIS. 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 is a touring member of the International Sejong Soloists. He was a top prize winner in the 2001 and 2002 Irving M. Klein competitions in San Francisco. He began studying with Pinchas Zukerman after graduating from The Juilliard School, where he completed his bachelor’s degree with Joel Smirnoff. Prior to Juilliard, he studied with James Maurer, Paul Kantor, and Donald Weilerstein.