Individually they've pretty much played the world. Pasha Cazan is a Moldovian violin star who's toured the big philharmonic halls of Europe. Erika has a Master's in Jazz Violin, she's mesmerised crowds in New York and Boston as well as her native Japan. Cellist Aaron Kim was brought up in Seoul, he's played with the likes of Herbie Hancock and done gigs like the Latin Grammys.

So it's hardly surprising that collectively ICE deliver a classy cultural cocktail, a sophisticated acoustic experience that fuses classical music with swinging improvs, weaving in a bit of Arabic, tango, jazz and contemporary riffs for good measure.

They've taken Dubai by storm performing at headline events like the Atlantis Hotel grand opening, the 2008 Dubai International Film Festival and in concert with Vanessa Mae, cementing them as the region's premier crossover string act.