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 Italy to study with Alberto Lysy, Menuhinís first pupil.Since then he has been playing and teaching around the country. He has taught at Lancing College, Sussex, Brentwood School, Essex, at Haberdashersí Monmouth School and given private lessons.He has performed with some well known musicians, including Jacqueline Du Prť and Peter Pears and under the baton of Barbirolli and Boult.Recent performances include the Liverpool Oratorio in Monmouth and the Brahms and Elgar concertos with the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra.

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).

Rosie Castle, viola, graduated in Russian and German and used both languages extensively in her first job, based in London.Meanwhile, she met her future husband, Alan, with whom she now lives in the Forest of Dean.They have two teenage children, three dogs and a big garden.Besides playing chamber music, Rosie runs a small mail-order plant nursery, specialising in unusual British wildflowers, including ornamental stinging nettles!

Catrin Karvik comes from a musical family, and was encouraged to learn the cello when it became apparent that the family needed a bass instrument to complement the existing two violins and piano.This combination sowed the seeds for her love of chamber music.Catrin works as a Community Physiotherapist for Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust.