The Doric String Quartet are:
- Alex Redington (violin)
- Ying Xue (violin)
- Hélène Clément (viola)
- John Myerscough (cello)
The Trustees of Sound Waves SCIO, the charity that administers the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival, invited the Doric String Quartet to be the Artistic Direction of the Festival for a period of four years, beginning with the Festival in 2018.
About the Doric String Quartet
Described by the magazine Gramophone as ‘one of the finest young string quartets’ whose members are ‘musicians with fascinating things to say’, the Doric String Quartet has emerged as one of Britain’s leading young quartets. Its numerous awards include First Prize in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, Second Prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in Italy, and Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. It is a regular visitor to some of Europe’s leading concert halls, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, and the Musikverein in Vienna. The Quartet also has a particularly close relationship with the Wigmore Hall in London, including a cycle of the complete Op. 76 Quartets by Haydn. It undertakes annual tours of North America, including performances at the Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington DC. The Quartet has collaborated with Ian Bostridge, Philip Langridge, Andreas Haefliger, Alina Ibragimova, and Cedric Tiberghien. Having recorded exclusively for Chandos Records since 2010, the Doric String Quartet has released widely praised CDs of works by Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Chausson, Korngold, Janacek, Martinu, and Walton, earning two Gramophone award nominations.
More information about the quartet, their recordings, and their forthcoming concert dates, can be found on their web site.