A Free Screening of Strings Attached: On the Road with the Dover Quartet
April 30–May 8
Get into the spirit of our 2021 season with a free screening of the intimate documentary Strings Attached: On the Road with the Dover Quartet! From April 30 through May 8, you can watch the film here (where the trailer is currently available) and get an insider’s look at what it takes to be a member of the powerhouse Dover Quartet—hailed by The New Yorker as “the young American string quartet of the moment.” The Dover Quartet made their Festival debut in 2014 and can be heard at this year’s Festival playing works by Haydn, Weber, Schubert, Schoenberg, and Shostakovich.
Violinists Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, and cellist Camden Shaw formed the Dover Quartet in 2008, while they were students at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In 2013, the ensemble gained worldwide acclaim when they won every prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Three years earlier, they’d won the Grand Prize at the Fischoff Competition, and over the past decade, they’ve received the Cleveland Quartet Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Hunt Family Award—one of the inaugural Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists. The Dover Quartet has performed extensively around the world, and their many additional honors include becoming the first-ever quartet-in-residence at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and, as of August 31, 2020, serving as the first-ever Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at Curtis. Their discography includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Shostakovich, Ullmann, and Laks.
Catch the Festival’s presentation of Strings Attached as well as a recorded post-screening Q&A with Joel Link and the film’s director, Bruce Broder, hosted by the Festival’s Executive Director, Steven Ovitsky. Once 2021 tickets go on sale in May, be sure to get yours to see the Dover Quartet perform on August 19, August 22, and August 23!