“Their instrumental talents are impressive, and the Doré Quartet shows a fine understanding of different musical styles. They perform with a melange of musical intelligence and driven music making.”

Henk Guittart - Shönberg Quartet

Named after the French artist Gustave Doré, Doré Quartet is an international string quartet with young members from Italy and Spain born in 2021.

After meeting at Conservatorium Maastricht, in October 2022 the quartet is admitted  at Accademia Stauffer in Cremona under the guidance of Quartetto di Cremona. From 2023 the quartet regularly participates in masterclasses at the Nederlandse StrijkKwartet Academie in Utrecht.

Doré Quartet has performed for important music festivals and cultural institutions in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Spain. Prominent among them are: Backstage Klassiek (Parkstad Limburg Theater Heerlen, The Netherlands), Orlando Festival (Theater Kerkrade, The Netherlands), Musica Sacra Kunstenfestival (Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht, The Netherlands and Cultuurcentrum in Hasselt, Belgium), Euregional Outreach Network Conservatorium Maastricht Tour (Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht and Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven, The Netherlands), Società Filarmonica di Trento (Trento, Italy). In March 2024, they bring to life their first self-produced show “Andaluces y Románticos”, under the artistic direction of Paloma Muriel in a series of concerts in Andalusia, Spain.

In May 2023, during the Musethica/ECMA Session in Grafenegg, Austria, they have the opportunity to work and perform as a quintet with Eckart Runge (Artemis Quartett).

The quartet participates in masterclasses held by Marc Danel (Quatuor Danel), Ettore Causa (Yale School of Music), Miguel Da Silva (Ysaÿe Quartet), Pavel Nikl (Pavel Haas Quartet), Pierre Colombet (Quatuor Ébène), Johannes Meissl, Shunske Sato (artistic director of the Netherlands Bach Society), Henk Guittart (former Shönberg Quartet), all members of RusQuartet, Alexander Pavlovsky, members of Jerusalem Quartet, Schumann Quartett and Ida Bieler (Melos Quartet), among others.

In August 2022 Doré Quartet is selected to participate with scholarship at the Orlando European Summer Course for Chamber Music. In June 2023 the quartet receives a scholarship from the Willem Mengelberg Fonds of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with which they participate at Zeister Muziekdagen, a summer festival in The Netherlands.

They are awarded 1st prize at the 3rd Swiss International Music Competition and 2nd prize at the 14th International Music Competition “Luigi Cerritelli”. Additionally, after taking part in the high specialization course “Corso Marco Allegri” in Faenza, the quartet participates in the II Edition of the “Filippo Nicosia” Chamber Music Award where the jury awards violist José Manuel a fine viola made by luthier Giorgio Grisales.

Doré Quartet has been selected to join Le Dimore del Quartetto network.