Lead support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Public support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additional funding is provided by members of Carnegie Hall's Composer Club.
The Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe.
Highlights of this season include the quartet's debut appearance at Carnegie Hall, which includes the US premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's The weather of it, co-commissioned for the quartet by Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall. The quartet continues to raise its profile in Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Israel, where it returns for concerts in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel Aviv. Other highlights include four appearances at Wigmore Hall, a weekend of performances at Perth Concert Hall, and recitals in Edinburgh, Oxford, and Brighton. The quartet also continues its long-standing relationship with the Wiltshire Music Centre in England, and returns to the Jersey Arts Centre (UK) and West Cork Chamber Music Festival.
In 2009, the Doric String Quartet's first CD, Korngold: The String Quartets, was released to critical acclaim on the Wigmore Live label and was named Editor's Choice in Gramophone; it was followed by Walton: String Quartets, which was nominated for a 2011 Gramophone Award. Since 2010, the quartet has recorded exclusively for Chandos Records. The ensemble's 2011 release, Schumann: Three String Quartets, Op. 41, was named CD of the month in both Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine, and was also shortlisted for a 2012 Gramophone Award. In 2015, Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 20 was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone and shortlisted for a Gramophone Award.
The Doric String Quartet was formed in 1998 at Pro Corda, the UK's leading chamber music organization. Its members studied at the Paris-based ProQuartet professional training program, and later at the City of Basel Music Academy. In 2015, the Doric String Quartet was appointed Teaching Quartet in Association at the Royal Academy of Music in London.