The Dover Quartet Makes Maui Debut, Nov. 19
Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents the Maui debut of The Dover Quartet, Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater.
The Dover Quartet’s rise from up-and-coming young ensemble to occupying a spot at the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings). Catapulted to prominence after sweeping the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the group has become a major presence on the international scene. With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker).
The Quartet consists of Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, viola; and Camden Shaw, cello. In 2013-14, the Quartet was the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music, and is now faculty Quartet-in-Residence at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.
In addition to winning the Grand Prize and all three Special Prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet has continued to receive accolades: in 2015 it was announced that the group had been awarded the highly prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, and shortly thereafter, Lincoln Center awarded the quartet the annual Hunt Family Award, as part of the organization’s Emerging Artist Awards. In its early years, the quartet also won grand prize at the Fischoff Competition, the nation’s largest chamber music competition and special prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.
The Quartet just released its debut recording, featuring three works by Mozart: his two final string quartets and the Quintet in C minor. Released on the Cedille label, this program recalls the 1965 debut album of the famed Guarneri Quartet, whose founding violist, Michael Tree, joins the Dover Quartet on the recording. The new album thus represents a symbolic passing of the mantle from the older group to the younger one.
The musical program for the Nov. 19 concert will consist of: Mozart: Quartet in F major, K. 590 / Britten: Quartet No. 2, Op. 36 /Beethoven: Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3
The Dover Quartet
Saturday, Nov. 19 / 7:30 p.m. / McCoy Studio Theater
Tickets: $45 (plus applicable fees) / MACC Box Office: 242-SHOW, MauiArts.org
All ticket-holders are entitled to a parking pass that guarantees a spot in the MACC’s main parking lot. For those who have already purchased tickets, please contact the Box Office if a pass was not received when picking up tickets.