English quartet formed in 1998, First prize winner in 2006 Osaka Competition. CDs have won 2009 Editor’s and 2010 Critic’s Choice awards.
DORIC STRING QUARTETApr. 6, 2014

Alex Redington - violin    Hélène Clément - viola
Jonathan Stone - violin      John Myerscough - cello


The Doric String Quartet was founded in 1998 at Pro Corda in England, one of Europe’s leading organizations for the training of young musicians. In short order, the Quartet began receiving glowing responses from audiences and critics around the world. It was described by Gramophone magazine as ‘one of the finest young string quartets’, whose members are ‘musicians with fascinating things to say’. Classicalsource.com commented that ‘from the technical standpoint the players are superb, but, beyond that, they blend together as though of one mind – the touchstone of any such group’. In a single year, 2008, the Quartet won first prize in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, second prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in Italy and the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. In 2009 the Doric String Quartet’s first CD was released to critical acclaim on the Wigmore Live label and was an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, which noted that ‘the Doric’s Haydn sparkles with wit on their impressive [and] very auspicious recording debut’. Since 2010 the Quartet has recorded exclusively for Chandos Records. Their CD of the complete Korngold quartets was released in September 2010 and became one of the 2010 Critic’s Choice discs in Gramophone.

LMMC debut.

PROGRAMME:

HAYDN                  String Quartet in C major, Opus 20 No.2, (1732-1809)            Hob.III:32
                                       Moderato
                                       Capriccio: Adagio
                                       Menuetto: Allegretto
                                       Fuga a 4 sogetti: Allegro

KORNGOLD        String Quartet in E flat major, Opus 26
(1897-1957)                   Allegro
                                       Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto
                                       Largetto: Lento - Con molto sentimento
                                       Waltz: Tempo di valse

BEETHOVEN      String Quartet in E flat major, Opus 127
(1770-1827)                   Maestoso - Allegro
                                       Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile
                                       Scherzando vivace
                                       Finale: Allegro

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