Raushan Akhmedyarova, violin

Cathryn Down, violin

Matthew Young, viola

Barbara Bogatin, cello


The Sunrise String Quartet is comprised of San Francisco Symphony members who love to play the string quartet repertoire.  Formed in 2014, they have performed for the San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music Series at Davies Symphony Hall, Chamber Music Sundaes, the Bay Lights Community Celebration, in partnership with UCSF Hospital Music Outreach Program, and at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland.

As chamber musicians, they have performed at festivals throughout the world, including Chamber Music Northwest, Casals Festival, Lake Tahoe Summerfest, Arizona Music Fest, Festival Mozaic, Stockholm Summer Music, Sun Valley Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, New Orchestra of Belgium Chamber Series, Holland Music Sessions, and Paris Chateau de Champs-sur-Marnes Festival.

Live video footage of the community event at dawn on March 6, 2015 at the San Francisco Embarcadero. As the Bay Lights Art Installation dimmed its lights for the final time, the music of Haydn's "Sunrise" String Quartet provided a fitting backdrop.