palpable commitment to communication made their performances satisfying on many levels.”
seem like a conversation among the protagonists.”
Two of America’s most prominent quartets will perform separately, then join forces to present Mendelssohn’s youthful masterpiece, the Octet in E-Flat Major.
The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The Quartet’s rise from up-and-coming young ensemble to occupying a spot at the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings). With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker). The Quartet serves as the quartet-in-residence for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was previously the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. In 2017, the Pacifica Quartet was appointed to lead the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Artist URL: Feb. 2, 2019
Time of Concert: 7:30 pm
Venue: Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East
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The Dover Quartet
Joel Link, violin
Bryan Lee, violin
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola
Camden Shaw, cello
The Pacifica Quartet
Simin Ganatra, violin
Austin Hartman, violin
Guy Ben-Ziony, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello
Tchaikovsky, Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30 (Dover)
Shostakovich, Quartet No. 2 (Pacifica)
Mendelssohn, Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20