Welcome 2017 with our latest CD!

Happy New Year! We are delighted to welcome in 2017 with our latest CD for Chandos Records – Schubert’s Quartettsatz and the great G Major quartet. This is a milestone for the Quartet as the G Major is one of the highpoints of the string quartet repertoire and is a work that we have lived with for over a decade. To buy the cd click here


Our New Teaching Position!

We are thrilled to announce that from September 2015 we will become Teaching Quartet in Association at the Royal Academy of Music, London. We are so excited to begin this new chapter in our quartet life and look forward to working at this wonderful institution!

Great Reviews for Chandos Brett Dean CD

We’re delighted that our Brett Dean CD on the Chandos label has been receiving great reviews. Here’s a recent one from the Observer: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/aug/30/brett-dean-epitaphs-eclipse-cd-review-doric-string-quartet-allison-bel

Welcome to our 2015/16 Season

We are starting the 2015/16 season with the release of our latest CD on Chandos Records – the string chamber music of Brett Dean! We are thrilled to celebrate our long lasting collaboration with the wonderful Australian composer and violist in this recording and it has recieved great reviews already!
The busy last season saw the release of our Janacek and Martinu CD, as well as an extremely exciting new collaboration with Angelika Jacob from the Goette artist management agency in Germany. We also recorded the Haydn Opus 76 Quartets – look out for the release in January 2016.

We are now preparing for concerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as well as a Wigmore concert with Elisabeth Leonskaja, and diving into fantastic pieces such as Bartok 4, Schumann 1, Haydn op 64s, and Debussy for the French touch!

Happy New Year

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! We finished 2012 with an evening recital at Wigmore Hall in London and have started 2013 with a very positive review in The Financial Times. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/03b5b998-5331-11e2-9e71-00144feab49a.html#axzz2GoWGTZ70

New Local Management

We are delighted to be able to announce two new local mangers for the Quartet. We have been taken on by Paloma Viana whose agency La Mascara de Orfeo (http://www.lamascaradeorfeo.com/) will represent the quartet in Spain. We have also been signed by Shannen Liu of Liu ProMotion (http://www.liupromotion.com/) who will represent the quartet in the Far East with a particular emphasis on China and Taiwan.

Gramophone Award Nomination

We have just heard that our 2011 recording of the complete Schumann Quartets has been nominated for a 2012 Gramophone Award in the Chamber category! We are extremely excited about this and follows on from the disk being the first ever recording to be chosen as disk of the month in both Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine. For more details please read here: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/awards/2012/chamber

New Korngold CD released on Chandos Records

This week sees the release of our latest recording for Chandos Records and our first collaborative disk. We make a return to the chamber music of Korngold to record his Piano Quintet and String Sextet. We are joined on this disk by three great friends and colleagues – Kathy Stott (piano), Jennifer Stumm (viola) and Bartholomew Lafollette (cello).

To listen to a sample and to purchase the recording click here: http://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHAN%2010707

Great critical reception for our Schumann CD

Our latest recording for Chandos Records of the Schumann String Quartets has already received some great reviews and press attention.
It has been chosen as Disk of the Month in the December 2011 editions of both BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine thus becoming the first recording to have ever received both accolades!
It was also selected as one of BBC Radio 3′s Critics’ Choice recordings of 2011

Read full reveiws on the press page.

Schumann CD is released!

On Monday 26th September our latest recording for Chandos Records was released. This features the complete Schumann String Quartets (opus 41). You can purchase it online from many retailers or download it from itunes or from Chandos directly by following this link: http://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHAN%2010692

Gramophone Award Nomination

Our recording of the Walton String Quartets (released earlier this year) has been nominated for a 2011 Gramophone Award in the Chamber Music category. We are delighted to have been nominated for this award and thrilled that this recording, particularly of the early and unknown String Quartet, has been so well received across the press. To listen to clips of the Walton CD click on the album cover here: http://www.doricstringquartet.com/music