Performance Today

with host Fred Child

Young Artist in Residence: The Dover Quartet

The Dover Quartet
The Dover Quartet Photo Credit: Pete Checchia
8min 36sec

Considered one of the most remarkably talented string quartets ever to emerge at such a young age, the Dover Quartet swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, winning the Grand Prize as well as all three Special Prizes: the R.S. Williams & Sons Haydn Prize for the best performance of Haydn, the Szekely Prize for the best performance of Schubert, and the Canadian Commission Prize for the best performance of a newly commissioned work.

If that's not enough recognition, the Quartet has been named the first Quartet-in-Residence at the venerated Curtis Institute of Music as well as the Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-In-Residence at the Caramoor Festival for the 2013-14 season.

The Grand Prize-winner of the 2010 Fischoff Competition, the Dover Quartet formed at Curtis in 2008, when its members were just 19 years old.

The Dover Quartet perform at the studios at American Public Media
The Dover Quartet perform at the studios at American Public Media APM photo/Nate Ryan
Joel Link of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media
Joel Link of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media APM photo/Nate Ryan
Cellist Camden Shaw of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media. Violinist Bryan Lee is in the foreground.
Cellist Camden Shaw of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media. Violinist Bryan Lee is in the foreground. APM photo/Nate Ryan
Bryan Lee of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media
Bryan Lee of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media APM photo/Nate Ryan
The Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media
The Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media APM photo/Nate Ryan
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media.
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media. APM photo/Nate Ryan
Joel Link of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media.
Joel Link of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media. APM photo/Nate Ryan
Bryan Lee of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media.
Bryan Lee of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media. APM photo/Nate Ryan
Camden Shaw of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media.
Camden Shaw of the Dover Quartet performs in the studios at American Public Media. APM photo/Nate Ryan