Dover Quartet

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:30pm at Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre For The Arts

Joel Link, violin

Bryan Lee, violin

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola

Camden Shaw, cello



Considered one of the most remarkably talented string quartets ever to emerge at such a young age, the Dover Quartet swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, winning the Grand Prize as well as all three Special Prizes.  In addition, the Quartet has been named the first Quartet-In-Residence at the venerated Curtis Institute of Music and the Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-In-Residence at the Caramoor Festival for the 2013-14 season.  The Grand Prize-winner of the 2010 Fischoff Competition, the Dover formed at Curtis in 2008, when its members were just 19 years old.  The Quartet draws from the musical lineage of both the Vermeer and Guarneri Quartets, but brings a youthful enthusiasm and musical conviction to the repertoire that is truly its own.

The Dover Quartet won prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.  Recent performances include those for such influential series as the Washington Performing Arts Society, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Peoples' Symphony, Schneider Concerts, Kneisel Hall, and the Houston Friends of Chamber Music.  The Quartet continued their close collaboration with violist Roberto Diaz on an extensive European tour in spring 2013, which included performances throughout Germany, Austria, Spain, and the United Kingdom.  The summer of 2013 featured performances at the Bard Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, and Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival.

Members of the Quartet have appeared as soloists with some of the world's finest orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Tokyo Philharmonic.  The group's recording of the Mendelssohn and Debussy quartets received high praise: "the maturity in these interpretations is phenomenal and disproportionate to the age of the group".                   tbc-logo.gif