Dover Quartet

Due to its artistic maturity, this ensemble has firmly established itself as one of the most popular on the international scene. This quartet, whilst always exuding such calmness, convinces their audience with its immaculate precision, tonal intensity and refreshing tempos.

After winning the Banff Competition, the young American quartet enthused the audience in Amsterdam, Salzburg, Geneva, Frankfurt, London, Brussels, Lucerne, Paris, Hamburg and Berlin. In 2019 and the beginning of 2020 they performed amongst others at Konzerthaus Berlin, Wigmore Hall London, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg as well as in Basel, Amsterdam, Geneva and Badenweiler. Some highlights of their schedule for the next season are concerts in Prague (as octet with the Pavel Haas Quartet), Munich, London and Copenhagen.

After a recording with works by Mozart and a CD dedicated to World War II repertoire (Dmitri Shostakovich, Viktor Ullmann and Simon Laks), they released a CD with Schumann’s string quartets in 2019. The beginning of a complete recording of Beethoven’s quartets followed in 2020.

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Members

Joel Link | violin
Bryan Lee | violin
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt | viola
Camden Shaw | violoncello

Awards

The Dover Quartet has been nominated for a GRAMMY AWARD for their Schumann CD!

New Releases

Beethoven Complete String Quartets – Vol. I | CEDILLE

Right from the first quartet, the Dover Quartet is looking for meaningful expression. They play not only with energy, but with a strikingly strong emphasis and at the same time with a lot of spontaneity. In other words: the Dovers play Beethoven with unmistakable character and gestures from the first quartet on. pizzicato | Remy Franck | November 9, 2020

 

The Schumann Quartets | AZICA | listen

In my opinion, the four musicians of the Dover Quartet unite all the cardinal virtues of modern quartet playing: it starts with a sparklingly clean intonation and ends with the intellectual and aesthetic penetration of the works. … The quartet’s new Schumann CD is a reference for me. Within the perfect, finely listened-to chamber music set-up, the quartet captivates with the very robust solo approach of all four musicians. … The four musicians of the Dover Quartet have now reached the top of the Quartet Olympus. WDR 3 Tonart | CD Schumann | Michael Schwalb | January 27, 2020

Projects

Trailer STRINGS ATTACHED | A documentary on the Dover Quartet by Bruce Broder | more info

 

Watch and Listen

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall at the Bienen School | April 10, 2018 | Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor Op. 80

Due to its artistic maturity, this ensemble has firmly established itself as one of the most popular on the international scene. This quartet, whilst always exuding such calmness, convinces their audience with its immaculate precision, tonal intensity and refreshing tempos.

read more

After winning the Banff Competition, the young American quartet enthused the audience in Amsterdam, Salzburg, Geneva, Frankfurt, London, Brussels, Lucerne, Paris, Hamburg and Berlin. In 2019 and the beginning of 2020 they performed amongst others at Konzerthaus Berlin, Wigmore Hall London, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg as well as in Basel, Amsterdam, Geneva and Badenweiler. Some highlights of their schedule for the next season are concerts in Prague (as octet with the Pavel Haas Quartet), Munich, London and Copenhagen.

After a recording with works by Mozart and a CD dedicated to World War II repertoire (Dmitri Shostakovich, Viktor Ullmann and Simon Laks), they released a CD with Schumann’s string quartets in 2019. The beginning of a complete recording of Beethoven’s quartets followed in 2020.

Members

Joel Link | violin
Bryan Lee | violin
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt | viola
Camden Shaw | violoncello

www.doverquartet.com