California Quartet is made up of violinists Bridget Dolkas and Maia Jasper, violist Christine Grossman and cellist Erin Breene. Since its formation in the millennium year 2000, the California Quartet has emerged as one of the most promising young chamber ensembles of the United States. Audience response to the CQ is always positively tremendous. In particular, the quartet is noted for their spirited musicality, lyric and soulful playing ability, charismatic onstage demeanor, and interactive ensemble style.
For the summer of 2005, the quartet has been invited to attend the Shouse Institute at the Great Lakes Music Festival, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival Academy, The Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar, and the Banff Art Centre Chamber Music Seminar. Last summer, the quartet participated in the Juilliard Quartet Seminar in New York, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival Academy, and the Banff Short-term Career Residency Programymphony, Desert Symphony, William Hall Master Chorale, Irvine Camerata and many other regional organizations.