The Isaura String Quartet is a LA-based ensemble dedicated to the promotion of contemporary chamber music through live performance, workshops, and collaborative projects with composers and interdisciplinary artists. ISQ has worked with composers including David T. Little, Anne LeBaron, Gloria Coates, Ulrich Krieger, Julia Wolfe, Sean Griffin, and Charles Gaines. Recent projects include John Kennedy's chamber cantata One Body at Boston Court; Machines and Strings, a 2-part concert series curated by ISQ for CalArts and REDCAT; a workshop performance of Artaud in the Black Lodge with Beth Morrison Productions at REDCAT's NOW Festival; the world premiere of Gloria Coates' chamber opera Stolen Identity; a concert of microtonal string quartets for MicroFest LA; and Love, Honor, Obey with Timur and Margaret Cho. ISQ is featured on Refractions, Daniel Corral’s concert-length work for string quartet, processed music box, and guitar, released in 2017 on Populist Records.
In addition to ISQ’s work in new music, they are the house band for Emo Nite LA under the alias String String Quartet, and have performed with artists including the All-American Rejects and Demi Lovato. They have also performed and recorded for artists such as Baths, Man Man, Emily Wells, and Jherek Bischoff.
The Isaura String Quartet is violinists Emily Call and Madeline Falcone, violist Jonathan Morgan, and cellist Betsy Rettig.