Season 49

2020-2021 Season


Dover String Quartet &
Bridget Kibbey

Dover String Quartet

“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.

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