1/ Dvorak's String Quintet No. 2 in E flat
2/ Janacek's String Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters, which documents the composer's passion for Kamila Stosslova - one of music's finest examples of frustration and longing, bringing out the core impulses of an artist.
3/ Haydn's Quartet in C from the Opus 54
Natsuko Yoshimoto – Violin
Natsuko studied violin from the age of 11 at the YehudiA Menuhin School under Lord Menuhin and Wen Zhou Li. She received scholarships at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and won the Gold Medal on the 1994 Shell/London Symphony Orchestra.
James Cuddeford – Violin
Brisbane-born James attended the Yehudi Menuhin School in England in his early teens, later studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. His principal teachers were Lord Menuhin, Wen Zhou Li and Gyorgy Kurtág. James has won numerous awards for both performance and composition including First Prize in the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition in Holland.
Jeremy Williams – Viola
Jeremy graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with distinction, where he studied with David Takeno before becoming the youngest violinist accepted by the London Symphony Orchestra. He has performed under conductors such as Abbado, Svetlanov, Previn and Celibidache and performed regularly with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and London Sinfonietta
Peter Rejto – Cello
Peter has appeared as a soloist in hundreds of performances throughout the USA with the Los Angeles Piano Quartet of which he was a founding member. He has appeared in concerti with the Dallas and St. Louis Symphonies and toured through Venezuela, Brazil and Hong Kong with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Caracas and the California Chamber Symphony