Our November concert video

from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

has completed its run and been taken down.

Watch for additional videos from this series

in the coming months.


Our December Live Concert

Chamber Music Albuquerque continues its 2021-2022 season

of live concert presentations with a performance by

 the Dover Quartet on December 5 at 3pm.  This performance will take place at the Simms Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Albuquerque Academy.






The Dover Quartet


Camden Shaw (cello), Joel Link (violin),

Milena Pajaro-van der Stadt (viola), Brian Lee (violin)

(left to right)






Schubert: Quartet in C minor, D. 703 (“Quartettsatz”)

William Grant Still: Lyric Quartette


              Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1               




To protect the health and safety of our patrons

and to enable social distancing, 

ticket sales for this concert will be strictly limited.

All online tickets $35 by general admission only.

Student tickets $10 at the door.

CMA will require proof

of full vaccination against COVID-19,

or proof of a negative result of a COVID-19 test

performed within three days of the concert,

for admission to this concert.

Masks required regardless of vaccination status.


Tickets through HoldMyTicket


or call (505) 886-1251​​​​​​




Additional 2021-2022 Concerts

Dawn Upshaw, soprano, and the Brentano Quartet

April 24, 2022

Simms Center for the Performing Arts at Albuquerque Academy

Other concerts TBA

Tickets on sale approximately 8 weeks before each concert

About the Dover Quartet

Hailed as “the next Guarneri Quartet” (Chicago Tribune) and “the young American string quartet of the moment,” (New Yorker), the Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom in 2013, following a stunning sweep of all prizes at the Banff Competition and has since become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. In addition to its faculty role as the inaugural Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Dover Quartet holds residencies with the Kennedy Center, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Artosphere, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.


Among the group’s honors are the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, and Lincoln Center’s Hunt Family Award. The Dover Quartet has won grand and first prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and fourth prize at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.


The Dover Quartet draws from the lineage of the distinguished Guarneri, Cleveland, and Vermeer quartets. Its members studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where they were mentored extensively by Shmuel Ashkenasi, James Dunham, Norman Fischer, Kenneth Goldsmith, Joseph Silverstein, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, and Peter Wiley. It was at Curtis that the Dover Quartet formed, and its name pays tribute to Dover Beach by fellow Curtis alumnus Samuel Barber.


The Dover Quartet is the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at Curtis. Their faculty residency integrates teaching and mentorship, a robust international performance career, and a cutting-edge digital presence. With this innovative residency, Curtis reinvigorates its tradition of maintaining a top professional string quartet on its faculty, while providing resources for the ensemble to experiment with new technologies and engage audiences through digital means. Working closely with students in the Nina von Maltzahn String Quartet Program, the resident ensemble will recruit the most promising young string quartets and foster their development in order to nurture a new generation of leading professional chamber ensembles.


The Dover Quartet plays on the following instruments:

Joel Link plays a very fine Peter Guarneri of Mantua violin kindly loaned to him by Irene R. Miller through the Beare’s International Violin Society.

Bryan Lee: Riccardo Antoniazzi, Milan 1904; Samuel Zygmuntowicz, Brooklyn, 2020

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt: unknown maker from the Brescian School, early 18th century

Camden Shaw: Frank Ravatin, France, 2010