Omer Quartet

The Omer Quartet (New Haven, CT) came into prominence in 2013 when it received the grand prize at the Fischoff National Competition. It has since received prizes at the Premio Paolo Borciani Competition in Italy, the Trondheim International Competition in Norway, the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and the Bordeaux Competition in France. The quartet will be giving their Carnegie recital debut presented by Yale School of Music this October. 

The Quartet has performed with Kim Kashkashian, Ricardo Morales, Clive Greensmith, Eugene Drucker, Cho-Liang Lin, the Assad Brothers, and the Borromeo String Quartet, and collaborated with composers Sean Shepherd and Perry Goldstein, among others. They have been a summer ensemble-in-residence at Yellow Barn, and have participated in the Great Lakes Chamber Music, the McGill International String Quartet Academy, the Ravinia Steans Institute, and the Perlman Music Program.

Committed to community engagement, the Quartet inaugurated a Music for Food concert series in the metro-DC area to support local hunger relief. In addition, they received a Boston Foundation award to sponsor performances in homeless shelters and drug rehabilitation centers.

Following study at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Omer Quartet completed a graduate residency at the New England Conservatory, where they worked closely with Paul Katz, Donald Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, and Soovin Kim, in addition to being the 2018/19 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at New York’s Caramoor Center for Music and Arts. The Quartet served as the Doctoral Fellowship String Quartet at the University of Maryland and are currently the Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at Yale School of Music. Previous Yellow Barn summer ensemble-in-residence (2017)