The Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia, has today announced the appointment of VC Artist Dover Quartet as its new Ensemble-in-Residence – effective from the 31st of August.
Comprising violinists Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violist Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt and cellist Camden Shaw and graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Rice University Shepherd School of Music, the Dovers are former top prize winners at the Fischoff, Wigmore Hall and Banff International String Quartet Competitions – and recent recipients of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Lincoln Center Hunt Family Prize and an Avery Fisher Career Grant.
“Thanks to the generosity of Penelope Watkins, the Dover Quartet and Curtis have the tremendous opportunity to partner together to completely reimagine the career path possibilities of a revolutionary, modern ensemble,” Curtis Institute of Music President, Roberto Díaz has said today.
“The Dover Quartet will be free to fully explore where their artistry takes them, while also shaping the future of classical music performers and audiences, from what will always be their home: Curtis in Philadelphia …” he has said.
“Just like the best of ensembles, this Curtis and Dover Quartet partnership can do something far more creative and impactful together than we could ever have dreamed of alone.”
“It is, quite literally, a dream come true for us to join forces with Curtis …” VC Artist Joel Link has told The Violin Channel.
“The inspiration we felt during our formative years here can only be described as magical … and the thought of once again being a part of that fabric, and sharing that inspiration with the next generation, fills us with the deepest gratitude and joy,” he has said.