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Other travels have taken them to Slovenia for the first time, as well as to Munich, where they took part in an international dance film featuring Shostakovich’s last three quartets. There have also been four visits to Russia, which included sharing an all-Tchaikovsky programme with the St Petersburg Klassika Symphony Orchestra, plus concerts in Pushkin’s House, the Sheremetev Palace, and the Summer Palace at Peterhof, as well as at Agora – former home of Modest Tchaikovsky, where his brother regularly stayed: their ‘Green Room’ was the very room where the composer had breakfast with Chekhov! In 2005 they had to miss in their annual Residency for Initiatives of Change in Caux, Switzerland – 2004 having seen the world première there of Carolyn Sparey’s new quartet, inspired by the great potter Bernard Leach. But they returned to Caux in summer 2006, where in 2002 they first collaborated with the German saxophonist Uwe Steinmetz; autumn that year saw them working extensively with his jazz group in Sweden, Switzerland and Germany – where their CD of Steinmetz’s Bonhoeffer Suite was released in 2006; the collaboration continued in Berlin in November 2005. Their trip to the USA in February 2006 included a marathon three-hour event in Lorin Maazel’s private concert hall at his farm near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. They have been invited to make tours to China and India, and 2006 saw return visits to Spain, Switzerland, the USA, and to Russia for the Shostakovich centenary celebrations. Indeed, it was this special anniversary which, not surprisingly, was at the centre of their activities that year.