The Amsterdam String Quartet is one of todays leading period instrument string quartets. The ensemble is specialized in the repertoire of the golden age of the string quartet: from 1762 to 1847. The Amsterdam String Quartet performs the works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn as well as the finest works of their lesser known contemporaries. Its members are all internationally respected specialists at the forefront of the early music scene. They are violinists Alida Schat and John Wilson Meyer, violist Jane Rogers and cellist Thomas Pitt.