Dover String Quartet with Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
When: Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Haydn: Quartet Fragment in D minor, Op. 103
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68
Brahms: Quintet in B minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115
About the Dover String Quartet and Richard Stoltzman:
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a 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.
Two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman is known as a captivating recitalist, chamber musician, and jazz performer, as well as a prolific recording artist. He gave the first clarinet recitals in the histories of both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall. In 1986, Stoltzman became the first wind player to be awarded the Avery Fisher Prize. He was awarded the prestigious Sanford Medal by the Yale School of Music in 2005 and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013.