Dover Quartet & Bridget Kibbey
3/19/20 | 7:30pm
Harris Concert Hall
All Bach Program
“MASTERLY NUANCED... GUTSY AND EARTHY SOUND.” -Wall Street Journal
“The Dover Quartet’s Kennedy Center debut shows why they should be on must-
hear list…a triumph.” -Washington Post
"The young American String Quartet of the moment" - The New Yorker
"The Power of the Dover Quartet to communicate a work with awesome sophistication borders on the spiritual." -Calgary Herald
"Unmistakable glowing sound...delicious sonority..." -Strings Magazine
The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. For 2018-2019 the Dover Quartet is the Kennedy Center’s new Quartet-in-Residence. 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.
“...a Yo-Yo Ma of the harp...” -THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
According to the New York Times, harpist Bridget Kibbey “…makes it seems as though he instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the energetic figures and gorgeous colors she was getting from it.”
Called the "Yo-Yo Ma of the harp" by Vogue’s Senior Editor Corey Seymour, Bridget Kibbey is a winner of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Salon de Virtuosi SONY Recording Grant, an artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and winner of Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition in Arles, France. Kibbey has fast gained a reputation for her diverse, energetic programming that spans the baroque, French Masterworks, and rhythmic migration in South America.