VC ARTIST | Dover Quartet — "The Young American String Quartet of the Moment"

Recently dubbed by the New Yorker magazine as "the young American string quartet of the moment," the Dover Quartet is taking the music world by storm

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The Grammy-nominated Dover Quartet has firmly established itself as one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles to emerge internationally in recent years.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Rice University Shepherd School of Music, the Dover Quartet is a former top prize winner at the Fischoff, Wigmore Hall and Banff International String Quartet Competitions — and a recent recipient of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Lincoln Center Hunt Family Prize and an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Comprising violinists Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violist Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt and cellist Camden Shaw, the Quartet was recently dubbed by the New Yorker as “the young American string quartet of the moment.” At the same time, the Chicago Tribune suggested they “have it in them to become the next Guarneri String Quartet.”

The Dover performs more than 100 concerts internationally each year, and the Quartet was recently nominated for a 2021 Grammy Award for recording The Schumann Quartets on the Azica label. Dover most recently recorded the Beethoven Complete String Quartets with Cedille Records, released in 3 volumes, and volume 1 – The Opus 18 Quartets and Volume 2 – The Middle Quartets are currently available. Dover has also recently recorded an album of Encores with Brooklyn Classical.

Based in Philadelphia, the Dover Quartet serves as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music. They are also Quartet in Residence at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.

The Dover Quartet was featured in the first season of The Violin Channel Vanguard Concert Series.

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET | DVORAK | STRING QUARTET NO. 12 IN F MAJOR "AMERICAN" | 2ND MVT | VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET | MENDELSSOHN | STRING QUARTET NO. 2 IN A MINOR | 1ST MVT | BROOKLYN CLASSICAL | 2021

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET | BEETHOVEN | STRING QUARTET NO. 16 IN F MAJOR OP. 135 | 1ST MVT | VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET & BROOKLYN DUO  | OLIVIA RODRIGO | DRIVERS LICENSE | 2021

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET | BARBER | "ADAGIO FOR STRINGS" | BROOKLYN CLASSICAL | 2021

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET | BEETHOVEN | STRING QUARTET NO. 16 IN F MAJOR OP. 135 | 2ND MVT | VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET | DVORAK | STRING QUARTET NO. 12 IN F MAJOR "AMERICAN" | 4TH MVT | BROOKLYN DUO | 2021

 

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET | BEETHOVEN | STRING QUARTET NO. 16 IN F MAJOR OP. 135 | 3RD MVT | VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET | VIVALDI | THE FOUR SEASONS | PRESTO FROM "SUMMER" | BROOKLYN DUO | 2021

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET | BEETHOVEN | STRING QUARTET NO. 16 IN F MAJOR OP. 135 | 4TH MVT | VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET | MOZART | EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK | BROOKLYN DUO | 2021

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET & BROOKLYN DUO | JOHN WILLIAMS | SCHINDLER'S LIST THEME | 2021

 

VC ARTIST DOVER QUARTET & BROOKLYN DUO | LINKIN PARK | IN THE END | 2021

 

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Instagram: @doverquartet

YouTube: Dover Quartet 

 

Name: Joel Link
Violin: Pietro Guarneri of Mantua (1710-15)
Bow: Charles Espey
Rosin: Bella Rosin
Shoulder Rest: Kun Original
Teachers: Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank, Frank Huang, Roland Vamos, Almita Vamos
Schools: The Curtis Institute of Music | Rice University
Website: www.doverquartet.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheDoverQuartet

 

Name: Bryan Lee
Violin: 1904 Riccardo Antoniazzi
Bow: François Nicolas Voirin, Charles Espey, Cody Kowalski, Gilles Nehr
Accessories: Andrea Bang Rosin | Kun Bravo Shoulder Rest
Teachers: Pamela Frank, Victor Danchenko, Choong-Jin Chang, Soovin Kim, Frank Huang
Schools: The Curtis Institute of Music | Rice University
Website: www.doverquartet.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedoverquartet

 

Name: Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt
Viola: Viola: Unknown maker, Brescian School circa 1700
Bow: Charles Espey, David Samuels, John Dalley
Accessories: Sheriff Rosin
Teachers: Michael Tree, Roberto Diaz, Misha Amory, Joseph DePasquale, James Dunham, Michael Klotz, Sergiu Schwartz and Melissa Pierson Barrett
Schools: The Curtis Institute of Music | Rice University
Website: www.doverquartet.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedoverquartet

 

Name: Camden Shaw
Cello: 2010 Frank Ravatin, 2010 Sam Zygmuntowicz
Bow: 2014 Elizabeth Van Der Veer Shaak
Accessories: Planetary Perfection Geared Pegs | Marvin Cable Tailpiece | Tone Acoustics “Grand Concerto” Endpin
Rosin: Pops Bass Rosin
Teachers: Toby Saks, Peter Wiley, Norman Fischer, David Finkel, Steven Isserlis
Schools: The Curtis Institute of Music | Rice University | IMS Prussia Cove
Website: www.doverquartet.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedoverquartet

 

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