English quartet formed in 1998, winner of 2006 Osaka Competition. Records exclusively for Chandos. Awarded Gramophone’s 2010 Critic’s Choice for Korngold quartets. Return LMMC engagement.
DORIC STRING QUARTETFeb. 26, 2017

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”. In 2006, the Quartet won first prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, and in 2008 the 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. Their latest investigations have led them to the music of Australian composer Brett Dean. In September of 2015 they became the Teaching Quartet in Association at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Return LMMC engagement.

PROGRAMME: 

HAYDN           String Quartet in B flat major,
(1732-1809)        Opus 64 No. 3, Hob.III:67 (1790)
                          
     Vivace assai
                                Adagio
                                Menuetto: Allegretto
                                Finale: Allegro con spirito

BERG              Lyric Suite, Opus 6 (1925-26)
(1885-1935)            Allegretto giovale
                                Andante amoroso
                                Allegro misterioso - Trio estatico
                                Adagio appassionato
                                Presto delirando - Tenebroso
                                Largo desolato

SCHUBERT   String Quartet in G major, Opus 161,
(1797-1828)        D. 887 (1826)
                               
Allegro molto moderato
                                Andante un poco moto
                                Scherzo: Allegro vivace
                                Allegro assai

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