February 25, 2022
In January 2021, the Dort Honors String Quartet at the Flint School of Performing Arts, a Guild member, started working virtually with the Dover Quartet—one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The award-winning documentary, The Year of Haydn: COVID Can’t Stop the Music
, highlights the marvelous musical match of quartets.
To date, The Year of Haydn: COVID Can’t Stop the Music has won a Best Short Documentary and
a Grand Jury Award for Best Cinematography at the New York International Film Awards. It was also nominated at the Idyllwild International Festival for Best Documentary Featurette, Best Director Featurette for Nicole Bowers Wallace and the Mary Austin Award for Excellence in Producing—a women filmmakers' award—for FSPA Director Davin Pierson Torre and Bowers Wallace. The Florence Film Awards gave it an honorable mention.
“This documentary means so much to so many people here at the Flint School of Performing Arts as well as to the Dover Quartet and its contemporaries,” explained Pierson Torre. “It gave an especially meaningful educational opportunity to our students during COVID when we were all online. To eventually be able to come together in person at the end and perform was an absolute joy!”
Published: February 25, 2022