Hugo Wolf (1860 –1903) Italian Serenade
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) Quartet No. 12 in F Major op. 96- “American”
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) Quartet No. 2 in A major, op. 68
After they sold out two VSMF concerts in 2014, we brought the Dover String Quartet (Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violins, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola, and Camden Shaw, cello) back as soon as we could.
The festival was delighted to present the Victoria debut of the Dover Quartet almost immediately after their stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Strad raved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.” In 2013-14, the Quartet became the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music.