The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings since 1987, nine Grammy® Awards (including two for Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group)
The Borodin String Quartet originated in 1945 in the former Soviet Union as the Moscow Philharmonic Quartet. In 1955, the quartet was renamed after Alexander Borodin, a Russian composer and chemist especially interested in creating uniquely Russian art forms.
The Guarneri Quartet is an American string quartet originally founded in 1964. In 2005, the group is comprised of Arnold Steinhardt (first violin), John Dalley (second violin), Michael Tree (viola), and Peter Wiley (cello).
The Beaux Arts Trio was one of the most important piano trios, being regarded as pathbreaking for the classical-romantic repertoire.
The trio was founded in 1955 at the Tanglewood Music Festival.
Its original instrumentation was:
Emanuel Ax (born June 8, 1949) is a Jewish-American pianist. Born in Lviv, Ukraine (then a constituent republic of the Soviet Union) to parents Joachim and Hellen Ax, both Nazi concentration camp survivors. Emanuel began to study piano at the age of six and Joachim was his first piano teacher.
The Eroica Trio is an American piano trio consisting of Erika Nickrenz, piano; Susie Park, violin; and Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello. Park joined the trio in September 2006 to replace founding member Adela Peña.