Joel Link, violin; Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, Cello
Schoenberg: Quartet in D Major (Dover Quartet)
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 3 in F major, op. 73 (Pacifica Quartet)
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a sweep of the Grand Prize and all three Special Prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet won the grand prize at the Fischoff Competition, and special prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. The New Yorker dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Strad raved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.” In 2013-14, the Quartet was the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music, and is now faculty Quartet-in-Residence at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.