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The quartet was formed in 1979 and has been 'Quartet in Residence' at Cambridge University since 1992. It has an extensive discography and appears in concert halls around the world. In 1997 the quartet received the award for 'Best Chamber Ensemble' from the Royal Philharmonic Society. They have released their recording of the cycle of Beethoven's quartets, string quintets and quartet fragments for Warner Classics and Jazz1.
The quartet's original members were:
Ralph de Souza replaced Louise Williams as second violin after some years.
1-Warner Classics Catalogue listing for the set. 
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