The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition, at which they won every prize. Named the Cleveland Quartet Award-winner, and honored with the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The Quartet's rise from noteworthy young ensemble to the top of their field has been "practically meteoric" (Strings). The Dover Quartet performs a program of Beethoven, Shostakovich and a world-premiere of a commissioned work by David Bruce, "The Link Quartet." 6:30 pm pre-concert coffee and cookie reception; 6:45 pm pre-concert lecture; 7:30 pm concert.