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Dover Quartet

The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition, at which they won every prize. Named the Cleveland Quartet Award-winner, and honored with the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The Quartet’s rise from noteworthy young ensemble to the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings). With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and instinctual unanimity, the Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker). The Dover serves as the quartet-in-residence for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Chamber Music Northwest, Artosphere, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and Peoples’ Symphony in New York, and continues in its role as the first-ever quartet-in-residence for the Kennedy Center.

In 2019-20 the Dover Quartet opens the season for Chamber Music Houston, Duke Performances, and Spivey Hall; returns to the Savannah Music Festival; and will be featured in a full-length performance as part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s celebration of the Guarneri Quartet. The Dover will make its Zankel Hall debut with their frequent collaborator Emanuel Ax, and will return to the Wigmore Hall both in a quartet performance and with their longtime friend Edgar Meyer. Collaborations this season include those with Inon Barnaton, Ray Chen, the Escher Quartet, Edgar Meyer, Davóne Tines, and Bridget Kibbey.

The Dover Quartet plays on the following instruments:

Joel Link: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris circa 1857, on loan by Desirée Ruhstrat |  Bryan Lee: Riccardo Antoniazzi, Milan 1904 | Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt: Michele Deconet, Venice, 1780, the ‘Kroyt,’ generously on loan from the grandson of Boris Kroyt of the Budapest Quartet | Camden Shaw: Frank Ravatin, France, 2010