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Dover Quartet

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Festival Artists Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Award(s): Avery Fisher Career Grant, Cleveland Quartet Award Winner

Dover Quartet

The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition, at which they won every prize. Since then, the Dover Quartet has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The Quartet’s rise from noteworthy young ensemble to the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings). With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and instinctual unanimity, the Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker). The Dover serves as the quartet-in-residence for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Chamber Music Northwest, Artosphere, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and Peoples’ Symphony in New York, and continues in its role as the first-ever quartet-in-residence for the Kennedy Center. In their 2019-20 season, the Dover Quartet will perform throughout the United States and collaborate with many esteemed artists. 

At the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Dover Quartet will give coachings and masterclasses to Festival fellows and give performances as a part of the Festival Artist Concert series.

The Dover Quartet plays on the following instruments: 

Joel Link: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris circa 1857, on loan by Desirée Ruhstrat |  Bryan Lee: Riccardo Antoniazzi, Milan 1904 | Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt: Michele Deconet, Venice, 1780, the ‘Kroyt,’ generously on loan from the grandson of Boris Kroyt of the Budapest Quartet | Camden Shaw: Frank Ravatin, France, 2010