Doric String Quartet
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.
Highlights of this season include the quartet's debut appearance at Carnegie Hall, which
includes the US premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's The weather of it, co-commissioned for the
quartet by Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall. The quartet continues to raise its profile in
Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Israel, where it returns for concerts in Jerusalem,
Haifa, and Tel Aviv. Other highlights include four appearances at Wigmore Hall, a weekend
of performances at Perth Concert Hall, and recitals in Edinburgh, Oxford, and Brighton. The
quartet also continues its long-standing relationship with the Wiltshire Music Centre in
England, and returns to the Jersey Arts Centre (UK) and West Cork Chamber Music
In 2009, the Doric String Quartet's first CD, Korngold: The String Quartets, was
released to critical acclaim on the Wigmore Live label and was named Editor's Choice in
Gramophone; it was followed by Walton: String Quartets, which was
nominated for a 2011 Gramophone Award. Since 2010, the quartet has recorded exclusively for
Chandos Records. The ensemble's 2011 release, Schumann: Three String Quartets, Op.
41, was named CD of the month in both Gramophone and BBC Music
Magazine, and was also shortlisted for a 2012 Gramophone Award. In 2015, Haydn:
String Quartets, Op. 20 was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone and shortlisted for a
The Doric String Quartet was formed in 1998 at Pro Corda, the UK's leading chamber music
organization. Its members studied at the Paris-based ProQuartet professional training
program, and later at the City of Basel Music Academy. In 2015, the Doric String Quartet
was appointed Teaching Quartet in Association at the Royal Academy of Music in London.