Howland Chamber Music Circle: Doric String Quartet plays at Howland Center, Sun November 18
The Howland Chamber Music Circle will present the Doric String Quartet, Alex Redington and Jonathat Stone, violin; Simon Tandree, viola and John Myerscough, cello at the start of their tour of the United States. Though relatively new to American audiences, this British quartet has been performing to rave reviews in Europe since 1998
Discribed by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest young string quartets”, whose members are “musicians with fascinating things to say” the Doric has received glowing re4sponses from audiences and critics across the globe. Its numerous awards include first prize at the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, second prize at the Premio Borciani International String Quartet Competition in Italy and the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany.
Since ist formation in 1998 the Quartet has performed across the world and collaborated with mant outstanding artists including Ian Bostridge, Philip Langridge and the Florestan Trio. In autumn 2010 the Doric Quartet made its highly acclaimed American debut with recitals at the Frick Museum in New York and the Library of Congress.
In 2009 the Doric String Quartet’s firs CD was released to critical acclaim and was chosen as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazin :”The Doric’s Haydn sparcles with wit on its impressive and very auspicious recording debut” and praised its newest release of music by Franz Schubert.
For their concert at the Howland Center the members of the quartet have chosen to play Franz Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in F minor, Opus 20, No. 5, the String Quartet in C minor, Opus 35 by Ernest Chausson and Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor D 810 “Death and the Maiden”