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Doric String Quartet

9 Jun - 26 Jun 2019

2019 international concert season

Founded in 1998, the Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe.

Whether tackling the delicate nuances of earlier composers, or embracing the dramatic gestures of contemporary ones, the Dorics meet every artistic challenge with a captivating blend of sophistication and passion.

Described by the magazine Gramophone as ‘one of the finest young string quartets’, whose members are ‘musicians with fascinating things to say’, the Quartet is a regular visitor to some of Europe’s leading concert halls, has a particularly close relationship with the Wigmore Hall in London and undertakes annual tours of North America. This is their first national concert tour of Australia after previous appearances at the Huntington and Musica Viva Festivals.

Alex Redington violin
Ying Xue violin
Hélène Clément viola
John Myerscough cello 

View the concert guide.


Melbourne Weekday, Perth, Sydney Weekday, Hobart

HAYDN String Quartet in E-flat major, op 33 no 2 ‘The Joke’
Brett DEAN String Quartet no 3 Hidden Agendas (World Premiere)*
SCHUBERT String Quartet no 15 in G major, D887


Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne Weekend, Newcastle, Sydney Weekend

HAYDN String Quartet in B-flat major, op 33 no 4
Brett DEAN String Quartet no 3 Hidden Agendas (World Premiere)*
BEETHOVEN String Quartet no 14 in C-sharp minor, op 131

*Commissioned through Musica Viva Australia in celebration of the Melbourne Recital Centre’s 10th anniversary with support from Ulrike Klein AO, Edinburgh International Festival, Konzerthaus Berlin, Stichting Strijkkwartet Biënnale Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, and West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Attend a Musica Viva Masterclass and witness talented young music students being mentored by the world's finest chamber musicians. Each Masterclass is conducted by an international touring artist and offers a unique perspective on music interpretation, technique and performance. The masterclass program provides students, music teachers and audiences of all ages with an entertaining and enriching learning experience.


Masterclass with Alex Redington, Violin, Doric String Quartet 
Friday 14 June, 4pm
Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
57 Miles St, Southbank VIC 3006
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From Performer to Composer 
A one hour presentation from Brett Dean about his journey from violist to composer.

Friday 14 June, 4pm
Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School 
57 Miles St, Southbank VIC 3006
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Masterclass with John Myerscough, Cello, Doric String Quartet 
Friday 21 June, 4pm
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
1 Conservatorium Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
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Ed Ayres interviews the Doric String Quartet

Doric String Quartet violist, Hélène Clément speaks with Ed Ayres ahead of their Australian tour in June.

Read more about the Doric String Quartet in this article.

Doric String Quartet performing live at Wigmore Hall.

Carl Vine introduces the Doric String Quartet.

Event Dates

  • Perth 09 Jun 2019 7:30 PM
  • Melbourne 11 Jun 2019 7:00 PM
  • Adelaide 13 Jun 2019 7:30 PM
  • Melbourne 15 Jun 2019 7:00 PM
  • Newcastle 20 Jun 2019 7:30 PM
  • Sydney 22 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
  • Sydney 24 Jun 2019 7:00 PM
  • Brisbane 26 Jun 2019 7:00 PM

Hobart 18 Jun 2019 8:00PM

Melbourne concert on 15 June in tribute to Paul Morawetz
Sydney concert on 24 June in tribute to Ken Tribe

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