Biographies of the quartet members

Lisa (violin) was born in 1982 in Switzerland to a Swedish father and Romanian mother. She began to play the violin at age 5 and made her concerto debut at age 10 performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No 3 with orchestra in Winterthur, Switzerland. From 1998 she was a student at The Yehudi Menuhin School and from 2001 to 2005 she studied with Professor Dora Schwarzberg at the University of Music and Arts in Vienna, from where she graduated in 2005 with distinction. Lisa went on to study on the postgraduate programme at The Royal College of Music in London as a student of Natalia Boyarsky, supported by the "Migros Studienpreis" scholarship.

Lisa has won many prizes in competitions including first prizes at the Swiss Youth Music competition, the Music-Olympiad in Constanza, Romania, the International Music competition in Stresa, Italy, and the special prize in all categories at the "Remember Enescu" competition in Bucharest, Romania. As a soloist Lisa has toured Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark with the Lyceum Strings and the Bucharest Young Symphonic Orchestra.  She has also performed concertos by Tchaikovsky and Paganini with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden.

In the UK she has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room. She performs regularly with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and is a violin professor at The Yehudi Menuhin School.

Charlotte (violin) was born in Adelaide in 1978. From 1986-7 she studied with Terine Gomez at the Urbana Conservatory of Music in Illinois, USA. At age 9 she was accepted to study violin on a music scholarship with Beryl Kimber at the Adelaide Conservatorium. She began private lessons with Rodney Friend in 1995 and continued to study with him at the Royal College of Music in London for a B.Mus.Hons degree, which she completed in 2002. She subsequently read English at Cambridge University and gained an MA degree in July 2005. Currently she works as Staff Writer for Gramophone Magazine.

Charlotte has given solo recitals in Adelaide, London and throughout Kent, and in 1997 toured the Czech Republic with her sister Eleanor. She has performed several concertos, including Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No 2 in 2000 and Vivaldi's Four Seasons in 2001. She and her brother Edmund performed Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, K364 in Rochester Cathedral in June 2005. In 1996 she won the Medway Young Musician Award and in 1997 performed Dvorák's Romance for Violin and Orchestra in the final round of the Marlowe Young Musician of the Year competition in Canterbury.

Edmund (viola) was born in Adelaide in 1984. At the age of 8 he was awarded a scholarship to study violin with Beryl Kimber at the Adelaide Conservatorium. He continued his violin studies with Rodney Friend upon arrival in the UK in 1995. In 1997 he was awarded a Government Music and Dance Scheme scholarship to the Purcell School. He also received awards from the Musicas Fund to attend masterclasses at the International Academy in Belgium. In September 2002 Edmund began a joint first-study violin/viola B.Mus.Hons degree at the Royal College of Music, London and in 2003 began full-time viola study with Simon Rowland-Jones. In 2008 he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance at The Royal College, studying with Andriy Viytovych.

During his time at the College Edmund was Principal Viola of the RCM Sinfonietta, RCM New Perspectives Ensemble, RCM Opera Orchestra, RCM Chamber Orchestra and RCM Symphony Orchestra, under conductors Neil Thomson, Michael Rosewell, Edwin Roxburgh, Charles Mackerras, Bernard Haitink and John Wilson. He was also principal viola of the Kent County Youth Orchestra, a position he held from December 2001 to July 2004, and played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as part of the Royal College of Music Orchestral Pathway.               

Edmund is currently Head of Strings at Gordonstoun School in Scotland. He also performs regularly with London orchestras and ensembles in such venues as Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room and Kings Place. He has also performed for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Victoria (cello) was born in Adelaide in 1984 and began studying the cello at the age of five. In 2000 she won a bursary to study cello with Genevieve Teulieres-Sommer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Junior Department. During this time she attended masterclasses in France with Raphael Sommer. In 2003 she performed Saint Saëns's First Cello Concerto in Rochester Cathedral and in the same year she reached the final round of the Marlowe Young Musician of the Year competition in Canterbury.

In July 2005 Victoria completed her B.Mus.Hons degree at the Royal College of Music, London where she studied with Melissa Phelps and held a scholarship. She took part in a number of masterclasses at the College with such teachers and professionals as London Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Moray Welsh, Amanda Truelove and Alexander Boyarsky. She is also a keen orchestral player and led and co-led the cello section of the Royal College of Music Sinfonietta, Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra in numerous concerts under such conductors as Sir Roger Norrington. In 2008 Victoria completed her studies at The Royal College of Music on the postgraduate programme under the tutelage of Thomas Carroll.                     

Victoria is currently a freelance cellist and regularly performs with such London orchestras as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Concert Orchestra. 

Eleanor (piano) was born in Adelaide in 1981. At the age of 10 she was awarded a music scholarship to the Adelaide Conservatorium where she studied piano with Noreen Stokes. At age 13 she was accepted onto a scheme for musically gifted pupils at the Kent Music School, Canterbury, where she was taught by Ronald Smith. In July 2003 she completed her B,Mus.Hons degree at the Royal College of Music, London studying with Yonty Solomon, and in July of 2005 she completed her Masters in Music Performance at the Royal College of Music with Distinction.

Eleanor has given solo piano recitals in Adelaide, Sydney, Kent and London, and in 1997 toured the Czech Republic. In 1995 she was named Kent Young Pianist of the Year and in 1997 and 1999 reached the regional finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award. She was also awarded the Orchestral Prize for her performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto in the Marlowe Young Musician of the Year Award in 2001. At the end of 2002 Eleanor flew to Sydney to meet with renowned Australian composer Carl Vine and to perform for him his Piano Sonata No 1. In 2008 Eleanor was awarded the Audience Prize in the Performing Australian Music Competition at Australia House in London.