Renowned String Quartet Performs April 3

 

DoricStringQuartetUT will host the renowned European Doric String Quartet in concert at 7:00 p.m. April 3.

The concert is the conclusion to a four-day residency by the quartet, teaching master classes and working with the School of Music string majors and exceptional local high school students.

The concert, which will feature works by Haydn, Korngold, and Beethoven, will be held in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard.

“Our UT string majors have the opportunity each year to work closely with a prominent string ensemble,” said Hillary Herndon, assistant professor of viola and coordinator of strings at UT’s School of Music.

“During their residency, the quartet works with our students as individual instrumentalists and coaches UT chamber music ensembles. Working with a professional ensemble such as the Doric String Quartet is an incredible opportunity for our students,” Herndon said.

Since its formation in 1998, Doric String Quartet members Alex Redington (violin), Jonathan Stone (violin), Hélène Clément (viola), and John Myerscough (cello) have performed across the world, and now return for annual tours in North America.

The quartet has played to sold-out houses at the Frick Collection in New York and the Library of Congress, as well as at the Wigmore Hall in London, where they reside. Learn more about the quartet on their website.

Gramophone magazine describes Doric String Quartet as “one of the finest young string quartets,” and “musicians with fascinating things to say.”

“While here, the quartet will also meet with the student chapter of the ASTA (American String Teachers Association) and will hold an open rehearsal where our students may observe professional musicians working through issues during a practice,” added Herndon.

Prior to their residency on campus, quartet members performed in Oak Ridge and taught workshops to Oak Ridge High School students.

For more information on this and other UT School of Music events, visit the website or call the School of Music Concertline at 865-974-5678.

C O N T A C T :

Barbara F. Hill (865-974-3241, bhill29@utk.edu)

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