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Doric String Quartet

Founded in 1998, 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.

Whether tackling the delicate nuances of earlier composers, or embracing the dramatic gestures of contemporary ones, the Dorics meet every artistic challenge with a captivating blend of sophistication and passion. 

Described by the magazine Gramophone as ‘one of the finest young string quartets’, whose members are ‘musicians with fascinating things to say’, the Quartet is a regular visitor to some of Europe’s leading concert halls, has a particularly close relationship with the Wigmore Hall in London and undertakes annual tours of North America. This is their first national concert tour of Australia after previous appearances at the Huntington and Musica Viva Festivals.

Musica Viva International Concert Season 2019


Alex Redington violin
Ying Xue violin
Hélène Clément viola
John Myerscough cello 


HAYDN String Quartet in E-flat major, op 33 no 2 ‘The Joke’
Brett DEAN New Work (World Premiere)*
SCHUBERT String Quartet no 15 in G major, D887

*Commissioned in celebration of Melbourne Recital Centre's 10th anniversary with support from Ukaria and others

PRE-CONCERT 6:45pm - 7:15pm
With Rosalind Appleby.

POST-CONCERT Meet the Artist 
Following the performance, Mr. Brett Dean, composer and members of Doric String Quartet will be speaking with Rosalind Appleby about the performance.


Please note that the first row for this concert will be row F.

$40 FOR UNDER 40s
Under 40 tickets are $40 for anyone under 40 years of age. A valid proof of ID must be presented at time of booking and may be requested on the night. 

$15 Student tickets are available for full-time students, and may be booked in advance and at the door for all MVA concerts.
Valid ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount and carried on the night.

Means-tested Australian pensioners (Ages, Disability, Veteran's Affairs and Supporting Parent) and Health Care card holders are eligible to receive Musica Viva's Concession prices.


10% discount applies to the subscribers of the following:  

  • Musica Viva Australia
  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • WA Opera
  • WA Ballet
  • St Georges Cathedral Concert Series

Please call Box Office on 9231 9999 or visit us in person to take advantage of this special offer. ID must be presented when collecting tickets. 


Finishes approx. 9.30pm
Includes 20 min. interval

Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


Grab & Go - Download Menu [PDF]
Available pre-show at this event from 6pm.

Presented by Musica Viva Australia with support from Wesfarmers Arts.