Dover Quartet and Ian Rosenbaum

Praised for his “unfailing virtuosity” (Chicago Tribune), percussionist Ian Rosenbaum – a member of Sandbox Percussion – teams up with the Dover Quartet for collaborative performances, including Andy Akiho’s LIgNEouS Suite, for which their commercial recording was nominated for a Grammy Award.



  • Dover Quartet
    Joel Link, violin
    Bryan Lee, violin
    Julianne Lee, viola
    Camden Shaw, cello

    Named one of the greatest string quartets of the last 100 years by BBC Music Magazine, the GRAMMY® nominated Dover Quartet has followed a “practically meteoric” (Strings) trajectory to become one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world. In addition to its faculty role as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Dover Quartet holds residencies with the Kennedy Center, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Artosphere, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. The group’s awards include a stunning sweep of all prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, grand and first prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. Its prestigious honors include the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, and Lincoln Center’s Hunt Family Award.

    The Dover Quartet’s 2022–23 season includes collaborations with Edgar Meyer, Joseph Conyers, and Haochen Zhang. The group tours Europe twice, including a return to London’s renowned Wigmore Hall and a debut performance in Copenhagen. The quartet recently premiered Steven Mackey’s theatrical-musical work Memoir, alongside arx duo and actor-narrator Natalie Christa. Other recent and upcoming artist collaborations include Emanuel Ax, Inon Barnaton, Ray Chen, the Escher String Quartet, Bridget Kibbey, Anthony McGill, the Pavel Haas Quartet, Roomful of Teeth, the late Peter Serkin, and Davóne Tines. In addition to two previous albums for the label, Cedille Records releases the third volume of the Dover Quartet’s Beethoven Complete String Quartets recording in October 2022. The quartet’s recording of The Schumann Quartets for Azica Records was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award in 2020. The Dover Quartet was formed in 2008 at the Curtis Institute of Music.

  • Praised for his “spectacular performances” (Wall Street Journal), and his “unfailing
    virtuosity” (Chicago Tribune), GRAMMY®-nominated percussionist Ian Rosenbaum has
    developed a musical breadth far beyond his years.

    As a passionate advocate for contemporary music, Mr. Rosenbaum has premiered over
    one hundred new chamber and solo works. He has collaborated with and championed
    the music of established and emerging composers alike.
    Mr. Rosenbaum was nominated for three GRAMMY® awards in 2021 for his
    performances on albums of music by Andy Akiho and Christopher Cerrone, including
    two nominations for Seven Pillars, an album by Sandbox Percussion released on Aki
    Rhythm Productions, a record label that Mr. Rosenbaum and Mr. Akiho founded in

    In 2012 Mr. Rosenbaum joined the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers
    Program (formerly CMS Two) as only the second percussionist they have selected in
    their history, and has performed regularly with CMS since then.

    Mr. Rosenbaum is a founding member of Sandbox Percussion, the Percussion
    Collective, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. He has recorded for the Bridge,
    Innova, Naxos, and Starkland labels and is on faculty at the Mannes School of Music
    and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Mr. Rosenbaum endorses Pearl/Adams
    instruments, Vic Firth mallets, and Remo drumheads.


Listen now to the Grammy-nominated album Oculus, featuring Andy Akiho’s complete LIgNEouS Suite performed by the Dover Quartet and Ian Rosenbaum