October 18, 2021
Zemlinsky: Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 4
William Grant Still: Lyric Quartette
Brahms: Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Joel Link, violin
Bryan Lee, violin
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola
Camden Shaw, cello
“A rare musical combination of power and beauty. . . they play with the sensitivity and authority of great quartets of the past and present.”
– Boston Classical Review
Hailed as “the next Guarneri Quartet” (Chicago Tribune), the Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of all prizes at the 2013 Banff Competition, and has since become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world.
Drawing from the lineage of the Guarneri, Cleveland, and Vermeer quartets, its members studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
The Dover Quartet holds residencies with the Kennedy Center, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Artosphere, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. Among the group’s honors are the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, and Lincoln Center’s Hunt Family Award.
The Dover Quartet appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music, where it serves as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence.