Born in early 2015 on the Philosopher's Walk in downtown Toronto, the Odin String Quartet unites students from the Royal Conservatory of Music's Glenn Gould School and the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. The name of the quartet, after the wise, one-eyed Norse god, reflects the influence on the members of mythology and subsequent interpretations in music and poetry of the romantic era. The Odin String Quartet aims to promote modern Canadian compositions, particularly those of Samuel Bisson, alongside works of the classical music literature.