The Doric String Quartet

in their Ladies’ Morning Musical Club debut

The Doric String Quartet was founded in 1998 at Pro Corda in England, one of Europe’s leading organizations for the training of young musicians. In short order, the Quartet began receiving glowing responses from audiences and critics around the world. It was described by Gramophone magazine as ‘one of the finest young string quartets’, whose members are ‘musicians with fascinating things to say’. commented that ‘from the technical standpoint the players are superb, but, beyond that, they blend together as though of one mind – the touchstone of any such group’. In a single year, 2008, the Quartet won first prize in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, second prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in Italy and the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany.

In 2009 the Doric String Quartet’s first CD was released to critical acclaim on the Wigmore Live label and was an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, which noted that ‘the Doric’s Haydn sparkles with wit on their impressive [and] very auspicious recording debut’. Since 2010 the Quartet has recorded exclusively for Chandos Records. Their CD of the complete Korngold quartets was released in September 2010 and became one of the 2010 Critic’s Choice discs in Gramophone.

Alex Redington – violin         Hélène Clément – viola
Jonathan Stone – violin         John Myerscough – cello


HAYDN (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C major, Opus 20 No.2, Hob.III:32 (1772)
Capriccio: Adagio
Menuetto: Allegretto
Fuga a 4 sogetti: Allegro

KORNGOLD (1897-1957)
String Quartet in E flat major, Opus 26 (1933)
Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto
Largetto: Lento – Con molto sentimento
Waltz: Tempo di valse

BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E flat major, Opus 127 (1825)
Maestoso – Allegro
Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile
Scherzando vivace
Finale: Allegro

Find out more about the Doric String Quartet:

The LMMC is a non-profit organization.
For more information and to purchase tickets: online at
(Please note that web reservations must be done by 1pm on the Friday before the concert.)
By phone at 514-932-6796 Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm.
Reservations are recommended as concerts often sell out.
If tickets are still available, they can be purchased at Pollack Hall’s box office as of 2:30pm on the day of the concert.

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