Damask was founded in the spring of 2014. We are an international vocal quartet: Katharine Dain, soprano (USA), Marine Fribourg, mezzo (France), Guy Cutting, tenor (UK), Drew Santini, baritone (Canada). We have performed in festivals and concert venues in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam), Germany (Bochum), France (Paris), and the USA (New York City).
Since the beginning, we have plumbed the unexplored depths of the vocal quartet repertoire and have committed to enriching it by commissioning new works each season. Our priorities are gorgeous sound, sophisticated artistry, and an easy rapport, musical and otherwise. We are proud of our accomplishments thus far and are excited to continue to expand them.
So far, the time-consuming administration work has been done either by us or by generous friends, mostly for free--we couldn't have gotten started otherwise. Now, two years on, with a much surer sense of the quartet's artistic mission, it is time for us to broaden the ensemble’s horizons to attract the attention of presenters and festivals at home and abroad. In order to do this, we need new publicity photographs and demo recordings, as well as a professional overhaul of our website and promotional materials, to better represent our evolved musical identity.
We hope that you can help us take the next step.