"I fully expect them to emerge as one of the brightest lights of their musical generation and to bring the highest artistic standards to their work for many years to come."
-NPR Performance Today, Fred Child, 2013

On October 17 at 3 PM in St. Francis Auditorium, Santa Fe Pro Musica opens its  String Works Series with the Dover Quartet and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott performing music by William Grant Still, Chris Rogerson, and Mendelssohn.

Dover Quartet—Trajectory to Excellence!

  • 2008: They formed while students at the Curtis Institute Music (Philadelphia) and named their group after the composition Dover Beach written by their fellow Curtis alumnus Samuel Barber.
  • 2010: Winners of the Fischoff Competition Gold Prize and First Prize
  • 2011-13: Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University (Houston)
  • 2013: Banff International String Quartet Competition winners of the Grand Prize and all three special prizes (Haydn Quartet Prize, Schubert Quartet Prize, and the Canadian Commission Prize) 
  • 2015: Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award
  • 2016: Lincoln Center’s Hunt Family Award
  • 2017: Avery Fisher Career Grant 
  • The Dover Quartet has now risen to the top echelon of the world's great string quartets. 

The Musicians and their Instruments

  • Joel Link plays a violin made by Peter Guarneri (1695–1762) of Mantua, on generous loan from Irene R. Miller, through the Beare’s International Violin Society.
  • Bryan Lee chooses between two instruments—a violin made in 1904 by Riccardo Antoniazzi (1853–1912) of Milan, and a violin made in 2020 by Samuel Zygmuntowicz (b. 1956) in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt plays a viola from an unknown maker in the Brescian school of string instruments from the early 18th century. This community of instrument makers were in keen competition with the Cremona school that included Amati, Guarneri, and Stradivari.
  • Camden Shaw plays a cello made in 2010 by the French luthier Frank Ravatin (b. 1962), who is considered one of the best cello makers in the world today.
  • Anne-Marie McDermott is a Yamaha Classical Piano Artist who balances a versatile career as a performer, recording artist, and arts administrator. Though primarily based in New York City, she has recently become a resident of Santa Fe so she can be actively engaged as Pro Musica’s artistic director. 

Dover Quartet
with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott

“...razor-sharp ensemble, deep musical feeling
and a palpable commitment to communication.”
- Chicago Tribune

St. Francis Auditorium 
Sunday, October 17 at 3 PM

CHRIS ROGERSON Dream Sequence (world premiere)
MENDELSSOHN Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1

Meet the Music 
with composer Chris Rogerson, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott,
and violist Milena Pajaro-van der Stadt.
One hour before the concert, included with ticket purchase.

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