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Award-Winning Violist Marks Jax Homecoming With Free Concert

The Dover Quartet

Last fall, the Dover Quartet won not only the grand prize, but all three special prizes at the Banff International String Quartet Competition. 

That impressive performance catapulted them to international stardom — and needless to say, they’re a very hot ticket right now. They are playing in Jacksonville for free, and one member of the group is a Jacksonville native.

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, from Jacksonville, plays viola. The quartet also includes violinists Joel Link and Bryan Lee and Camden Shaw on cello. They joined Karen Feagins to preview their performance and perform live on-air.

WATCH: The Dover Quartet's award-winning performance at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition 

The Dover Quartet will perform a free concert including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra violinist (and First Coast Connect theme song composer) Piotr Szewczyk on Tuesday, June 10, at Riverside Park United Methodist Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

You can follow Karen Feagins on Twitter @karenfeagins.

Karen found her home in public broadcasting after working for several years as a commercial television reporter. She joinedWJCTin 2005 as the host of 89.9 FM’s Morning Edition and has held many different roles at the station in both radio and television. She has written and produced documentaries includingBeluthahatchee: The Legacy of Stetson Kennedy and Jacksonville Beach: Against the Tide and directed the oral history project, Voices of the First Coast.