Doric String Quartet

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Experience the intensity as Britain’s leading quartet play with a captivating blend of sophistication and passion.

Founded in 1998, the Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Whether tackling the delicate nuances of earlier composers, or embracing the dramatic gestures of contemporary ones, the Dorics meet every artistic challenge with a captivating blend of sophistication and passion.

Described by the magazine Gramophone as ‘one of the finest young string quartets’, whose members are ‘musicians with fascinating things to say’, the Quartet is a regular visitor to some of Europe’s leading concert halls, has a particularly close relationship with the Wigmore Hall in London and undertakes annual tours of North America. This is their first national concert tour of Australia after previous appearances at the Huntington and Musica Viva Festivals.

Presented by Musica Viva

PROGRAMS

PROGRAM 1 – Tuesday 11 June

HAYDN
String Quartet in E-flat, Op.33 No.2 ‘The Joke’

Brett DEAN
New Work (World Premiere)*

SCHUBERT
String Quartet No.15 in G, D887

*Commissioned in celebration of Melbourne Recital Centre’s 10th anniversary with support from Ulrike Klein AO and others

PROGRAM 2 – Saturday 15 June

HAYDN
String Quartet in B-flat, Op.33 No.4

Brett DEAN
New Work (World Premiere)*

BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No.14 in C-sharp minor, Op.131

*Commissioned in celebration of Melbourne Recital Centre’s 10th anniversary with support from Ulrike Klein AO and others

ARTISTS

Alex Redington violin
Ying Xue violin
Hélène Clément viola
John Myerscough cello

Series

This production is part of the following series:

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