Dover Quartet Workshop

for advanced string quartets


Join the GRAMMY-nominated Dover Quartet for a 10-day summer program, designed to bring your string quartet to the next level. Prepare for competitions, residencies, and a professional career. 

The inaugural program will be held June 15–25, 2022, and will offer coachings and masterclasses with members of the Dover Quartet and violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi. The program will also provide participating string quartets with a professionally produced video of one of their performances and career advice on promotion, social media, and networking opportunities. Performances will be held at Curtis in Philadelphia and other venues.

The Dover Quartet seeks groups that have been working together for at least a year and are poised to embark on professional careers. Two to four quartets will be selected on the basis of competitive auditions and tuition and housing will be provided free of charge to participants.   


Sample Daily Schedule:

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 am - 11:00 am: Rehearsal 

11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Private Coachings 

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Lunch

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Private Coachings

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Dinner 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Masterclass, Discussion, or Social Event 

Application Requirements:

  • Quartet must have a history of at least one year together at the time of application.

  • Video Submission: 

    • Two contrasting movements written prior to 1800
    • Two contrasting movements written between 1800 and 1980
    • One movement written after 1980  
      • The contrasting movements may be from the same piece or taken from different pieces

  • Video Requirements:

    • No edits; each movement should be recorded in one take with one fixed camera. Multiple microphones are allowed and encouraged if possible. 
    • Recordings should be no more than 6 months old at the time of application.

  • Brief Written Statement: Describe some of your current musical challenges and what you hope to gain most from the Workshop if accepted. 

Application will be open on Acceptd Wednesday, January 5 through Wednesday, February 9, 2022. 

Acceptd application requires a $15 processing fee. 

Accepted quartets will be notified via email by March 4. 

Please contact with any questions.