Aurica Duca has won numerous awards including First Prize in the Cornelia Bronzetti violin competition, the International Violin Competition of Brasov and was the Grand Prize winner at the Paul Constantinescu International Competition in Romania. She has performed in solo engagements with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the National Philharmonic of Chisinau and the National Youth Orchestra in Holland.
Sofia Zappi has performed at the Tanglewood Music Center, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Marlboro Music Festival. She was a recipient of the Presser Foundation Award, as well as a finalist at Young Concert Artists, and a participant of the Tchaikovsky and Naumburg competitions. She has been a member of the New World Symphony and the Iris Orchestra. Both Duca and Zappi are current members of the Jacksonville Symphony.