The members of the ensemble are recent graduates of the
Saint Petersburg Conservatoire — well-moulded musicians with considerable
concert, touring, and international competition experience.
The ensemble’s creation has the character of an enterprise:
the group was formed specifically to perform a quartet composition
of the young, promising composer Ilya Ostromogilsky. The first performance
of that composition took place in the year 2000. In 2005 the work
was presented at a master class of R. Shedrin, where it earned high
marks from the composer.