Dover Quartet and Pacifica Quartet

 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 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 


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. 


Simin Ganatra, violin

Austin Hartman, violin

Guy Ben-Ziony, viola

Brandon Vamos, cello

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant style, and daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet is recognized internationally as one of the finest ensembles performing today. The members of the quartet live in Bloomington, Indiana where they serve as quartet-in-resident at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. The Pacifica Quartet was artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art  (2009-2012) and received a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance in 2009. Other appointments include Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and a seventeen year residency at the University of Chicago.  Accolades from The New York Times praised them for their “spine-tingling intensity.” The quartet is endorsed by D’Addario and proudly uses its strings.