The Juilliard Quartet will be given a lifetime achievement award at next month's Grammy ceremonies in Los Angeles. The group is the first classical ensemble to receive the prize, and will be honoured alongside artists including Julie Andrews, Dolly Parton and The Ramones.

Formed in 1946, the Juilliard Quartet has had nine personnel changes in its 65 years. The latest new member of the group is Joseph Lin, who this year replaces Nick Eanet as first violinist.