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Firmly established as one of the leading quartets of its generation, the Doric String Quartet receives enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. With repertoire ranging from Haydn through to Bartok, Ades and Brett Dean.
Part of Stamford Arts Centre Classical Season
“Luminous beauty of sound…” The Daily Telegraph, 11 June 2022
Firmly established as one of the leading quartets of its generation, the Doric String Quartet receives enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. With repertoire ranging from Haydn through to Bartok, Ades and Brett Dean, the Quartet’s schedule takes them to the leading concert halls around the world including Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Stockholm Concert Hall, Louvre, Carnegie Hall and Kioi Hall Tokyo as well as regular performances at Wigmore Hall.
Highlights of the 2022/23 season see the Dorics performing at important European venues including Hamburg Laeiszhalle, De Singel, De Bijloke and Tivoli Vrendenburg as well as making three visits to Wigmore Hall across the season. Tours also take the Quartet to Aarhus, Hellerup, Rimini, Tournai, Arnhem and Gruenwald. The Quartet undertakes its annual North American tour, which this year features performances in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco alongside Benjamin Grosvenor. Further afield, the Quartet returns to Japan for a tour including performances in Osaka, Nagoya and Yokohama.
Formed in 1998 the Doric String Quartet won first prize at the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and 2nd prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition. In 2015 the Quartet was appointed as Teaching Quartet in Association at the Royal Academy of Music in London and from 2018 the Quartet took over the Artistic Directorship of the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival, a position which sees them play a key role in implementing the Festival’s core mission of providing young chamber music professionals with a week of intensive mentoring, coaching and development.
The Quartet’s violist Hélène Clément plays a viola by Guissani from 1843, generously on loan from Britten-Pears Arts and previously owned by Frank Bridge and Benjamin Britten.
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5
SCHUMANN String Quartet in A major, Op. 41, No. 3
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2