(Two violin, viola, and cello)
The string quartet is a standard chamber ensemble, and great composers like Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn wrote extensively for this ensemble. A quartet will often perform in a concert hall, in a church or home, or at a catering venue. It is a large chamber group, so the sound is quite full and lush. The first violin usually carries the melody, the second violin closely supports the first violin, viola supports the harmonic movement and the cello plays the bass line figures.
Our most popular ensemble, the string trio, is flexible in instrumentation. The middle, accompanying line, can be played by the second violin or viola, supporting the melody and harmony played by the violin and cello. The sound is slightly less full than the quartet but retains a lush blended string sound.
If you are interested in a pop-heavy performance, we suggest this ensemble or the string quartet. Our repertoire for this group includes standard works, traditional wedding selections, and many pop tune arrangements.
(One Violin, one cello)
There are many string duos in the standard literature—Beethoven Duos, Bach Inventions, Haydn Duos, for example. The duo also performs almost all of the standard selections. The two voices feature the melody and the bass line, and the ensemble provides more than enough sound to fill a church. The duo can be the perfect group for an intimate cocktail hour.
The string duo can perform standard works, traditional wedding selections, and select pop tune arrangements.