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.

The Dover Quartet, which formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and won the Banff Competition in 2013, has performed at venues including the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Schubertiade, and in Paris, Basel, Amsterdam, Geneva, Prague and Badenweiler. Highlights of the upcoming season include concerts at Wigmore Hall London, Schwetzingen and Copenhagen.

After a recording of works by Simon Laks, Viktor Ullmann and Dmitri Shostakovich, a recording of the Schumann quartets and the first CD of a complete recording of Beethoven’s quartets were released.

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Members

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

On Tour

October 17, 2022 | Bern
October 20, 2022 | Langenthal
October 23, 2022 | Norvich
October 24, 2022 | London

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

 

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

The Dover Quartet, which formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and won the Banff Competition in 2013, has performed at venues including the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Schubertiade, and in Paris, Basel, Amsterdam, Geneva, Prague and Badenweiler. Highlights of the upcoming season include concerts at Wigmore Hall London, Schwetzingen and Copenhagen.

After a recording of works by Simon Laks, Viktor Ullmann and Dmitri Shostakovich, a recording of the Schumann quartets and the first CD of a complete recording of Beethoven’s quartets were released.

Members

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

www.doverquartet.com