Dover String Quartet

Tuesday, August 8, 7:30 pm

Pre-concert talk at 6:40 pm

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, UVic

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Dover Quartet:

Joel Link, violin
Bryan Lee, violin
Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, viola
Camden Shaw, cello


Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Complete Quartets nos. 1, 2, 3


The Dover Quartet, winners of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, return to Victoria for two concerts. In their first recital, Bryan Lee and Joel Link, violins; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello, will perform all three string quartets by Robert Schumann.

They’re back for two blockbuster concerts this 2017 season!

After all four of their VSMF concerts of 2014 and 2015 sold out, we brought the Dover String Quartet (Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violins, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola, and Camden Shaw, cello) back as soon as we could.

The festival was delighted to present the Victoria debut of the Dover Quartet almost immediately after their stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Strad raved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.” In 2013-14, the Quartet became the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music.