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A musical Valentine: Dover Quartet returns


Oakmont Berger Center

Thursday February 14th 2019 - 1:30pm to

On Thursday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the Berger Center, Music at Oakmont presents the Dover String Quartet. For their much-anticipated second visit to Oakmont, the group has chosen the Dvorak String Quartet Op. 105, and the Schubert D. 887.

With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Dover’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker). The group is currently serving as quartet-in-residence at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.

In 2016 the Dover Quartet was recognized with the Hunt Family Award, one of the inaugural Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, and in past years has taken top prizes at the Fischoff Competition and the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. All four quartet members are consummate solo artists: first violinist Joel Link took first prize at the Menuhin Competition; violinist Bryan Lee and violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt have appeared as soloists with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic, respectively; and cellist Camden Shaw has released a solo album debut on the Unipheye Music label.

The members of the Dover Quartet studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, where the group was formed, and at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, later serving residencies at both schools. Their name pays tribute to Dover Beach, written by fellow Curtis alumnus Samuel Barber.


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