Leif Ove Andsnes With Dover Quartet
Friday, Apr 26 2024, 8:00pm - 10:00pm SST. copy to my calendar, iCal export
Soka Performing Arts Center 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656, United States (map)


Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Joel Link, violin
Bryan Lee, violin
Julianne Lee, viola
Camden Shaw, cello


BRAHMS Selections from Fantasies, Op. 116 for solo piano
DOHNÁNYI Piano Quintet No. 2 in E-flat minor, Op. 26
Allegro non troppo
Intermezzo: Allegretto
Moderato - Tempo del primo pezzo
BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Allegro non troppo
Andante, un poco adagio
Scherzo: Allegro
Finale: Poco sostenuto

The phenomenal Dover Quartet, recognized worldwide for their unparalleled artistry and captivating performances, is set to join forces with Norway’s foremost pianist, the incomparable Leif Ove Andsnes. This extraordinary collaboration promises to be a harmonious convergence of musical brilliance, as the Dover Quartet’s impeccable ensemble playing intertwines with Andsnes’ virtuosic piano skills, creating a spellbinding and unforgettable musical experience that will leave audiences in awe. Together, these remarkable musicians will elevate the performance to new heights, weaving a tapestry of musical mastery and emotional depth that transcends boundaries and resonates deeply with all who have the privilege to witness their collective brilliance.

Internationally acclaimed pianist and chamber musician Leif Ove Andsnes has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards and awarded many international prizes, including six Gramophone Awards. An inductee in the Gramophone Hall of Fame and recipient of Norway’s distinguished honor, Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, as well as the prestigious Peer Gynt Prize, The New York Times calls him “a pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight.”

Named one of the greatest string quartets of the last 100 years by BBC Music Magazine, the Grammy Award nominated Dover Quartet’s rise from up-and-coming young ensemble who swept all the prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition to occupying a spot at the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings). With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker). As Strad observes, “With their exceptional interpretative maturity, tonal refinement, and taut ensemble,” the Dover Quartet is “pulling away from their peers.”

The Dover Quartet appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music, where it serves as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence.

This Concert Is Sponsored By Dr. Ken And Sandy Tokita & The Parnassus Society.