The Dulcinea Quartet was formed in 2008 at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2011 the Quartet was joined by cellist Hannah Masson-Smyth, followed by violist Martin Wray in 2012. The Dulcinea Quartet has benefited from masterclasses with the Wihan, Skampa, Vanbrugh, Henschel and Chilingirian Quartets and have received coaching from eminent musicians such as Thomas Brandis, Martin Outram, Garfield Jackson, Hartmut Rohde and Richard Deakin. The Quartet was commended for their performance of Schumann's String Quartet No.2 in the Wolfe Wolfinsohn Quartet Prize and has recently given the world première of Keiko Takano's "Cloudscapes" and the Japanese première of Chris Roe's "Jetez!". They perform frequently in and around London, and are continuously looking for new and exciting repertoire from across the globe. The Dulcinea Quartet is also part of 'ANIMA', a small chamber ensemble which plays contemporary music alongside animated films. They recently toured Japan with new commissions and are looking forward to returning for their 2015 tour.