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Dover/Escher Quartets

Mary Seaton Room - Kleinhans Music Hali
Tuesday October 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Program
Shostakovich Octet
Enescu Octet
INTERMISSION
Mendelssohn Octet

About the Dover Quartet
Joel Link violin      Bryan Lee, violin      
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola         Camden Shaw, cello

The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The Quartet’s rise from up-and-coming young ensemble to occupying a spot at the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings). 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” (New Yorker). The Quartet serves as the quartet-in-residence for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University



About the Escher Quartet
Adam Barnett-Hart, violin      Danbi Um, violin      
Pierre Lapointe, viola         Brook Speltz, cello

The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its expressive, nuanced performances that combine unusual textural clarity with a rich, blended sound. A former BBC New Generation Artist, the quartet has performed at the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall and is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall. In its home town of New York, the ensemble serves as Season Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where it has presented the complete Zemlinsky Quartets Cycle as well as being one of five quartets chosen to collaborate in a complete presentation of Beethoven’s string quartets. Last season, the quartet toured with CMS to China.



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