The Eskandari Quartet formed at the University of Manchester in 2017. Since its inception, the ensemble quickly developed a reputation as a prominent exponent of contemporary music. The Eskandari has frequently performed commissions from undergraduate and postgraduate composers based at the University and the Royal Northern College of Music. Having premiered Will Frampton’s Watermark, Benjamin Marrington-Reeve’s Blindfolded, and Atefeh Einali’s Fear, the Eskandari has built up a considerable repertoire of contemporary music. In the wake of these successful performances, they have established a collaborative network of chamber music performers and composers known as The Eskandari Collective, through which they aim to support new emerging musical talent in Manchester. In the immediate future, the quartet looks forward to several collaborative projects with a variety of artists based in Manchester.