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The Emerson String Quartet may be the greatest chamber music ensemble in the world today, and you can see them play quartets by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich at the American Museum of Natural History. Founded in 1976, their record speaks for itself. They've won nine Grammy Awards, including the first Best Classical Album award ever given to a chamber music ensemble. They're the only chamber ensemble ever to win the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, and were inducted into the Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2011. Founding violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer were joined by violist Lawrence Dutton in 1977, and in 2013, celebrated British cellist Paul Watkins joined the group.