Str. qt. founded by patron E. J. de Coppet of NY, in 1902, and named after his residence near Lausanne. Orig. membership A. Betti, A. Pochon, U. Ara and I. d'Archambeau. Toured Europe 1904. 1st NY concert 1905. L. Bailly replaced Ara, 1917, and was replaced by F. d'Archambeau, 1924. I. d'Archambeau replaced by N. Moldavan 1924. Disbanded 1928 (London) after giving 3,000 concerts, mostly in USA.