Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Dover String Quartet Wins Banff International String Quartet First Prize

As reported on their official website, Houston based Dover String Quartet won the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Dover String Quartet as described on their official media:

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

Considered one of the most remarkably talented young string quartets ever to emerge at such a young age, the Dover Quartet (formerly known as the Old City String Quartet) was the grand prize-winner of the 2010 Fischoff Competition. Formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, when its members were just 19 years old, the quartet draws from the musical lineage of both the Vermeer and Guarneri quartets, but brings a youthful enthusiasm and musical conviction to the repertoire that is truly its own. The Strad recently raved that the Dover Quartet is "already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretative maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble."

Banff International held on August 26 - September 1, 2013 in Alberta, Canada. The finalist of their 2013 edition is:
  1. The Dover Quartet (USA)
  2. Quatuor Cavatine (France)
  3. Navarra Quartet (UK/Ireland/Netherlands)

Dover String Quartet plays Beethoven String Quartet No.8 streaming here:

Dover Quartet: Beethoven No. 8 on medici.tv.

see official website HERE

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