Formed in 2014, the Cézanne Quartet is the Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence at SMU Meadows School of the Arts. They have appeared in masterclasses with the Escher Quartet, the Miró Quartet, the Modigliani Quartet, and the American String Quartet and have competed in the Coltman Chamber Music Competition where they received Second Place Ensemble in the Senior Division.
The group has performed with the Bridge the Gap Chamber Series, the Meadows Virtuosi Players, the Texas Christian University CelloFest, the Open Classical Artist Series, and Ensemble 75. They have collaborated with artists such as Andres Diaz, Matt Albert, and the Altius Quartet. Future collaborations include performances with the Escher Quartet, violinist Emanuel Borok, and pianists Alessio Bax and Liudmila Georgievskaya.
The quartet is named after the French impressionist painter Paul Cézanne because of the first work the group studied together – the French impressionist composer Claude Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor.