‘One of finest quartets’ in action

Pieces by Haydn, Bartok and Schubert will feature when the Doric Quartet perform for the Nicholas Yonge Society at the Sussex Downs College in Lewes on Friday, February 22 at 7.15 for 7.45pm.

Details of the concert are at www.nyslewes.org.uk. Tickets £14 at the door (eight-25 year-olds free, sponsored by the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust) or from Lewes Travel or from www.localboxoffice.com

Described by Gramophone Magazine as ‘one of the finest young string quartets’, whose members are ‘musicians with fascinating things to say’, the Doric String Quartet has received glowing responses from audiences and critics across the globe

In 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.

Since its formation in 1998 the Quartet has performed across the world and collaborated with artists including Ian Bostridge, Philip Langridge, Mark Padmore, Piers Lane, Kathryn Stott, Chen Halevi and the Florestan Trio. In autumn 2010 the Quartet made their highly-acclaimed American debut with recitals at the Frick Museum in New York and Library of Congress in Washington. Other recent highlights include recitals at the Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and in Brussels, Frankfurt, Lucerne, Milan and Paris.