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Dover Quartet Performs on May 23

May 15, 2015 02:00AM
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. The ensemble since has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world, and will be an exciting dimension to the year’s Spring Series. The New Yorker recently dubbed them the “young American string quartet of the moment” having pulled away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive. Members of the Dover Quartet include Joel Link, violin, Bryan Lee, violin, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola, and Camden Shaw, cello. They will be performing with James Dunham, viola, and Christopher Rex, cello, during the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival's Spring Series. “These artists are the most exciting of today’s quartets,” says Rex, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival's Artistic Director. “Each member of the Dover Quartet has a completely different personality, and they work so well together. The concert also features James Dunham, who has been with us since the very first season of the AICMF. He is responsible for bringing many musicians to our festival.” The group will be performing Beethoven’s Op. 18, No. 5, Tchaikovsky’s Sextet Souvenir of Florence and Ullmann’s Quartet No. 3. In particular, Ullmann’s work, a melodrama based on Rilke's Cornet poem, was written while he was he was interned at Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II. This concert will be held at the Historic Nassau County Courthouse at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets visit