The Dover Quartet has been named as the recipient of a 2017 Avery Fisher Career Grant, one of classical music’s most prestigious awards. Chosen for their outstanding artistry, the Dovers will be honored today (Wednesday, March 15) at WQXR’s Greene Space, where – being currently on tour in Europe – they will be represented by a short video excerpt.
Already recognized with a string of honors that include the Cleveland Quartet Award and an inaugural Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, the Dovers follow in the footsteps of such previous Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients as pianists Kirill Gerstein and Yuja Wang, clarinetist Anthony McGill, violinists Augustin Hadelich and Leila Josefowicz, and the Pacifica Quartet. Their fellow 2017 recipients are violinists Chad Hoopes and Stephen Waarts and pianist Haochen Zhang, like whom they look forward to receiving a cash award of $25,000 and being featured on WNET Thirteen’s program NYC-ARTS.
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