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Award-winning UK Quartet Performs in Wellington in July

Award-winning UK Quartet Performs in Wellington in July


Acclaimed for their stunning recordings, Britain’s award-winning Doric String Quartet performs in Wellington in July as part of a 10-centre New Zealand tour in Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2014 Kaleidoscopes season.

Based in the UK, the quartet has received critical acclaim for their recordings including Gramophone Magazine’s ‘Editor’s Choice’ award for their debut Haydn disc.

The Doric String Quartet performs at the Michael Fowler Centre on Friday 25 July on a tour which also includes concerts in Dunedin, Invercargill, Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Nelson and Christchurch.

Doric String Quartet last toured New Zealand four years ago and have since played to packed houses around the world and continue to enjoy five star acclaim for their recordings. Best known for the classics, Doric’s recent discs for Chandos focus on Schubert, Schumann and Korngold and it is these composers they bring to New Zealand.

At the heart of the programme for the Wellington concert are two classic works - Haydn’s perfect Opus 76 and Schubert’s epic String Quartet in G, his last, and often described as one of the most extraordinary pieces ever written, and the quartet will also perform internationally-acclaimed Australian composer Brett Dean’s Eclipse.

Formed in 1998, the Doric String Quartet’s career was launched when the ensemble won first prize in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. The quartet recently welcomed a new viola player, Hélène Clément.

The Doric String Quartet performs at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on Friday 25 July at 7.30pm. Tickets are available through Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) or online at www.ticketek.co.nz. At the conclusion of their tour they will adjudicate the National Finals of the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest in Christchurch. For more information visit www.chambermusic.co.nz

Chamber Music New Zealand acknowledges major funding from Creative New Zealand.
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