Morrison Artists Series: Dover String Quartet

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:00 pm
First-prize winner of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet is considered one of the most remarkably talented young string quartets ever to emerge at such a young age. The ensemble also won the 2012 Morrison Chamber Music Center Prize at the London International String Quartet Competition. Free.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre
May T. Morrison Chamber Music Center
SF State Box Office
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The Dover Quartet, formerly known as the Old City String Quartet, won the grand prize at the 2010 Fischoff Competition. Formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, when its members were 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 writes that the Dover Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretative maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.”


  • Mendelssohn (1809–1847): Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2 (1837)
  • Barber (1910–1981): String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11 (1936)
  • Intermission
  • Shostakovich (1906–1975): Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 (1946)

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