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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 


Melbourne Weekday, Perth, Sydney Weekday, Hobart

HAYDN String Quartet in E-flat major, op 33 no 2 ‘The Joke’
Brett DEAN New Work (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 New Work (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

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Event Dates

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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