Lane Series Presents: Doric String Quartet
The Doric String Quartet (Alex Redington, violin; Jonathan Stone, violin; Hélène Clément, viola; John Myerscough, cello) has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation. Since its inception in 1998, the Doric has won many competition prizes, including awards from the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition, and the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2010, the ensemble made its highly-acclaimed American debut, with recitals at the Frick Museum in New York and Library of Congress in Washington, and now returns annually to North America, in addition to regularly performing throughout Europe. A recent accomplishment has been the performance of John Adams’ Absolute Jest for String Quartet and Orchestra with the Vienna Symphony at the Vienna Konzerthaus with John Adams conducting. They have released five CDs to critical acclaim and are the Teaching Quartet in Association at the Royal Academy of Music in London. The Doric String Quartet will be performing Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 4, by Haydn; Quartet No. 3, Op. 94, by Benjamin Britten; and Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2, by Mendelssohn.