The Dover Quartet will be performing at the Centre des Arts Pluriels Ettelbruck (CAPE) on Wednesday 22 January 2020 from 20:00.
Considered one of the most talented young string quartets today, the Dover Quartet, which hails from Philadelphia in the US, won the Grand Prize of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2010 and the First Prize of the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2013. The ensemble is also a recipient of the Cleveland Award and the Avery Fisher Career Grant.
At CAPE, the quartet will present works by Beethoven (on the 250th anniversary of this great composer), as well as by Viktor Ullmann and Johannes Brahms. Not only has the programme undergone a slight modification since its announcement in CAPE's annual brochure (with Mozart giving way to Beethoven), but the training of the ensemble has also changed slightly, following the hospitalisation of viola player Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt. On this occasion, Joel Link and Bryan Lee will play the violin, Camden Shaw will play the cello and Che-Hung Chen will replace Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt on the viola.
The quartet was formed in 2008 by a group of 19-year-old musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The ensemble takes its name from the Dover Beach baritone and string quartet piece by one of the Curtis Institute's most famous students: Samuel Barber. The quartet was also the first to be invited in residence by this establishment (2013-2014). In the tradition of the Vermeer and Guarneri quartets, the quartet brings its youthful enthusiasm and musical convictions to its own repertoire.