The Clover Quartet was formed about ten years ago when we found each other!!† Whilst having high standards we are tolerant and flexible and strive to have fun.† Previous engagements include playing for a National Trust garden party, a formal Regimental dinner, up in the Minstrels gallery for a Country House party and numerous weddings in lovely locations throughout South Wales, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.
Ralph Wallace, leader, spent five years
at the Royal Academy of Music, four years full-time, studying the violin, viola
and piano.† He then went to
Ros Taunton, violin, originally trained as an Aeronautical Engineer, later working for the European Space agency and playing the violin for fun.† Then 25 years ago changed to a musical career, teaching the violin and piano.† She has been leader of the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra since its formation in 1992, is leader of the Llandenny Strings based in Raglan, plays in the Brecknock Sinfonia and is a frequent guest player in other orchestras both local and regional, from Cardiff to Cheltenham.† She also frequents the orchestra pit at musicals performed by local amateur operatic groups (once managing to play in three different productions of Oklahoma! within a year).
viola, graduated in Russian and German and used both languages extensively in
her first job, based in