Winners of the First Prize and the Amadeus Prize at the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition, the FORMOSA QUARTET is “one of the very best quartets of their generation” (David Soyer, cellist of the Guarneri Quartet). Its debut recording on the EMI label was hailed as “spellbinding” (Strad Magazine) and “remarkably fine” (Gramophone). The quartet has given critically acclaimed performances at the Ravinia Festival, the Caramoor Festival, the Library of Congress, the Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, Rice University, San Francisco State University, and Wigmore Hall in London. Formed in 2002 when the founding members came together for a concert tour of Taiwan, the Formosa Quartet is deeply committed to championing Taiwanese music and promoting the arts in the land of its heritage. With degrees from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, and New England Conservatory, members Jasmine Lin, Wayne Lee, Che-Yen Chen, and Deborah Pae have established themselves as leading solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians, having performed in major venues throughout the U.S., Asia, and Europe, as well as top prizewinners in prestigious competitions such as the Paganini, Primrose, Fischoff, Naumburg, and Tertis.