After five wonderful years with my colleagues in the Escher String Quartet, I have decided to leave the quartet and follow a new path, pursue my own projects, and to focus on my solo career and my teaching. I am really excited for this new chapter and know that it will be one full of new opportunities, learning, and perhaps a new city! I have lived in New York for almost ten years and I am looking forward to the possibility of returning to the West Coast of the United States, or possibly returning to Europe. It is an incredible thing to have such exciting options before me! I want to thank my colleagues, Adam Barnett-Hart, Aaron Boyd, Pierre Lapointe and our former second violinist, WuJie. They were the best colleagues anyone could hope for and making music with them throughout the past five seasons has been a joy and a privilege. I am so grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities I enjoyed as a member of the Escher Quartet and I wish those fine musicians all the best as they continue in their career together. They have elected to continue with a wonderful young cellist named Brook Speltz. He and they are in good company and I know they will rise to great musical heights together.