Cellist Camden Shaw has captivated audiences across the United States and Europe as an artist of unique and sincere vision. As cellist of the prizewinning Dover Quartet, he has appeared all over the world to great acclaim, being called a “phenomenal instrumentalist, who [seems] to have no technical difficulties.” (Rheinpfalz Ludwigshafen.) He has collaborated in chamber music with such renowned artists as Daniel Hope, Leon Fleischer, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and maintains an active career as a soloist.
As a member of the Dover Quartet, Camden Shaw and the other three members of the ensemble have been appointed “quartet-in-residence” at Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music for three years, beginning in October of 2015.
Shaw graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2010, where he studied with Peter Wiley. Other major teachers include Norman Fischer, David Finckel, and Steven Isserlis. Shaw performs on an instrument made in 2010 by Sam Zygmuntowicz of Brooklyn, NY.
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Dvorak - American Quartet, Mvt I - Dover Quartet
2015 Winter Festival: Dover Quartet plays Beethoven in Portland, Oregon
The Dover Quartet, Grand Prize winners at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, performed at Americas Society.
David Ludwig's Pale Blue Dot
JPR Pre-concert talk with John Adams and Dover Quartet
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