Edina Pastyik received her music education in the famous Franz Liszt Music Academy in Hungary. Being the daughter of a professional opera singer, she was strongly encouraged to start her music education at age 6 and never wavered in her love of music and the violin. She was a member of the Dohnanyi Erno Symphony Orchestra for three seasons then she founded the "Budapest Trio" and traveled with the group all around the world to such places as Japan, Dubai, Germany, South Korea, and the Netherlands.
In 2004, Edina accepted an invitation from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas to complete the "Artist Certificate in Violin Performance" program.
In addition to performing with several local symphony orchestras, she founded the European Ensemble String Quartet in 2004 and performs with them on a regular basis with great success.
Lisa Rawlings, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, began studying the cello at age 9. She was selected for the Georgia All-State Orchestra 3 years in a row and also won a placement in the Georgia Governor's Honors Program, a prestigious summer instructional program for academically and artistically gifted students.
She graduated Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) in 2001 with a Bachelor's of Music Education Degree and a primary focus on the cello. She has been a member of the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra for the past 7 years and continues to perform regularly for the Stonebriar Community Church and the European Ensemble.
She teaches Elementary Music in a local North Texas school district and maintains a growing private cello studio in McKinney.