The Toomai String Quintet is an ensemble devoted to performing classical and contemporary repertoire while also exploring and arranging music from around the world. Winner of the 92nd Street Y's 2007 Music Unlocked! Competition, the quintet has appeared in chamber series at Lincoln Center and Kaufmann Concert Hall, as well as in clubs, public schools, hospitals, and community centers throughout the NYC area.

Formed in 2007 at The Juilliard School, the quintet is named after Rudyard Kipling’s short story “Toomai of the Elephants,” about a young boy who follows his elephant into the jungle to witness the dance of the wild elephants. The Toomai String Quintet aspires to cultivate a similar sense of curiosity and discovery by searching for diverse music and sharing it with its audience.

The quintet comprises violinists Emilie-Anne Gendron and Pala Garcia, violist Erin Wight, cellist John Popham, and bassist Andrew Roitstein.