Dover Quartet in Latin America


The Dover Quartet, winner of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition and Curtis’s first string quartet in residence from 2013 to 2014, embarks on a tour of Latin America from October 21–November 1, 2020.

 

Artists

The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom in 2013, following a stunning sweep of all prizes at the Banff Competition. Since then the quartet has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world, and is quartet in residence of the Kennedy Center, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Chamber Music Northwest, Artosphere, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and the Peoples’ Symphony in New York. Among the group’s honors are the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award. The Dover Quartet has won also top prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

Among its many notable performances in 2019–20, the Dover Quartet performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s celebration of the Guarneri Quartet, made its Zankel Hall debut in collaboration with Emanuel Ax, and returned to London’s Wigmore Hall. Other recent collaborators include Inon Barnaton, Ray Chen, the Escher Quartet, Edgar Meyer, Anthony McGill, and Roomful of Teeth. The ensemble is recording the complete Beethoven string quartet cycle for Cedille Records, which has released two previous Dover Quartet recordings.

The Dover Quartet draws from the lineage of the distinguished Guarneri, Cleveland, and Vermeer quartets. Its members studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where they were mentored extensively by Shmuel Ashkenasi, James Dunham, Norman Fischer, Kenneth Goldsmith, Joseph Silverstein, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, and Peter Wiley. It was at Curtis that the Dover Quartet formed, and its name pays tribute to Dover Beach by fellow Curtis alumnus Samuel Barber.

The Dover Quartet is dedicated to sharing its music with under-served communities and is actively involved with Music for Food, an initiative enabling musicians to raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger.

 

Program 1

BEETHOVEN  

Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2 

SHOSTAKOVICH   

Quartet No. 8

BRAHMS    

Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51

 

Program 2

HAYDN 

Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2 

LIGETI 

Quartet No. 1, “Metamorphoses nocturnes” 

DVOŘÁK   

Quartet in G major, Op. 106 

 

Dates

Lima, Peru
Tuesday, October 27 at 7:45 p.m.
Auditorio Colegio Santa Ursula
Presented by Sociedad Filarmónica de Lima

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Saturday, October 31 at 5 p.m.
Teatro Colón, Golden Hall
Presented by Teatro Colón
 

Additional performances to be added