Curtis Institute Dover String Quartet Triumphs at Banff


The Dover Quartet has been announced as the 1st prize winner at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, in Canada

The American-based ensemble, formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, comprising violinists Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and cellist Camden Shaw, will receive CAD$25,000 and a 3 year career development programme

"The Dover Quartet consistently demonstrated an exceptional level of maturity, poise and artistry ... this young group is ready for a major performing career, and we look forward to working together to help make that happen," Competition Executive Director Barry Shiffman has said

2nd Prize was awarded to the Quatuor Cavatine, from France - and 3rd Prize to the Navarra Quartet from the UK