It is the original American breakaway quartet, perhaps the most famous new-music group in the world, and currently celebrating four decades of boldly redefining the possibilities of the string quartet experience and repertoire. As the Kronos Quartet continues with its 40th anniversary season, its current members – founder David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin) and Hank Dutt (viola) who joined in 1978, and newcomer Sunny Yang (cello) – present some career highlights in pictures.

This gallery is taken from The Strad's May 2014 issue