Doric String Quartet makes its Union debut

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The Doric String Quartet debuts on the Union College Concert Series in Memorial Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

The London-based quartet was described by Gramophone Magazine as, “one of the finest young string quartets.” They perform a program featuring Haydn’s Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 6, Janáček’s Quartet No. 2 (Intimate Letters), and Beethoven’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 (with his Große Fuge, Op. 133).

Since its formation in 1998 the Quartet has performed across the world and collaborated with artists including Ian Bostridge, Philip Langridge, Mark Padmore, Alexander Melnikov, Daniel Müller-Schott, Chen Halevi and the Florestan Trio. In fall 2010 the quartet made its highly acclaimed American debut with recitals at the Frick Museum in New York and Library of Congress in Washington. Other recent highlights include recitals at the Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and in Brussels, Frankfurt, Lucerne, Milan, Moscow and Paris.

After having released a highly-acclaimed debut recording on the Wigmore Live label, the quartet was signed to an exclusive contract with Chandos Records in 2010. They have since released six discs in repertoire ranging from Haydn to Korngold, with their last release highlighting Schubert’s Rosamunde and Death and the Maiden quartets.

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