Created in 2000 in Basel, reveived clasees from Lenin and the Alban Berg Quartet. From 2009-2010 academic year, the Quartet takes classes of Professor Günter Pichler, Head of Strings Department at the International Institute of Chamber Music of Madrid.
The group is formed by the violinist Gustav Frielinghaus (Germany, 1978), violinist Lena Wirth (Germany, 1983), the violist Lena Eckels (Germany, 1982) and cellist Yves Sandoz (Switzerland, 1980).
They have participated in master classes of the Artemis Quartet and have played with Barbara Westphal, Albrecht Breuninger, François Benda, Dimitri Ashkenazy and the actor Christoph Bantzer.
The quartet has won several prizes in international competitions, including the First Prize in the Charles Hennen International Competition in the Netherlands, in 2005, and Paolo Borciani Award 2008 in Reggio Emilia (Italy), where was also a finalist in june 2011. Also, in 2010 received the Partnership Award of North Rhine Westphalia in Germanya and, in 2011, won the First Prize and the Grand Prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
They have also played at the Bern Biennale and the International Beethoven Festival in Bonn. In 2005 they appeared in the Liederhalle of Stuttgart and the Lucerne Festival. In 2006 participated in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and the Quartetto di Milano Società Concert Series.
The Quartet with Walter Levin presented "Five Pieces for String Quartet, Op No. 5" by Webern on German radio SWR.
Also he is regularly invited to participate in music festivals throughout Europe and often works in radio stations such as Radio France and the German broadcaster SWR, among others.
During the 2009-2010 season, they participated in the Auditorio Nacional of Madrid in BT/La Generación Ascendente Concert Series, as well as in the Auditorium Sony of Madrid in the Prelude and Da Camera Concerts Series, where often performs.