Described as a “quartet with a difference” by the Irish Times, Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, the DGQ has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting contemporary works from outside of the guitar repertoire.
With the help of eight and eleven-string guitars the quartet has created an original catalogue of arrangements by composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Part and Gyorgy Ligeti. The DGQ’s work has brought the attention of some of the world’s leading composers.
“A wonderful ensemble. The Dublin Guitar Quartet has carved a place for itself in the world of classical music. I am delighted that my music is part of their repertoire.” – Philip Glass