BAND DETAIL: Stradivarius String Quartet
Kanon in D (J. Pachelbel) Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (R. Wagner)
Ave Maria (F. Schubert) Wedding March (F. Mendelssohn)
Established in 1990 by Victor Koszman (violinist) and Sondra Jones
(violinist), the Stradivarius String Quartet is a vibrant classical
ensemble dedicated to providing the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex with the
best variety and quality in string quartet music.
Members of the Stradivarius String Quartet know each other from schools,
summer music festivals, and most play in the Dallas Opera Orchestra. We
enjoy a special chemistry as both musicians and friends. Our obvious
enthusiasm for making music together, combined with our vitality and
professionalism, is the key to ensuring that our clients and their
guests derive the maximum enjoyment from our performances.
The highest quality of craftmanship, artistry, and skill of violin
Due to our great love of chamber music, we maintain a strong desire to
share its wonders with our listeners, a characteristic that our clients
can both see and feel in the quality of our music making and in the
obvious joy we take in the act of connection. With insightful
performances and intellectual rigor, our ensemble approaches both
classical and contemporary repertoire with equal mastery and enthusiasm.
Drawn from the country's best music programs, our individual members
have between them a wealth of experience within the classical music
field. All members of the Stradivarius String Quartet are highly
skilled, fully qualified professional musicians who hold either a
Bachelor or Master degree in music performance and are dedicated to
providing you with a completely satisfying musical experience for any
The Stradivarius String Quartet specializes in creating the perfect
musical scenery for social events by integrating cherished traditions
with unique musical selections. Some of the functions for which we play
include weddings, receptions, banquets, corporate functions, formal
dinners, private parties, conferences, conventions, and product
launches. No event is too small or too large.
We are delighted to offer personal service to all of our clients. Every
occasion is unique, and we enjoy the challenge of suiting the music and
ambience to the individual client and location. We feel that the client
is an integral part of the process, and through infinite attention to
detail, we strive to ensure that our clients are completely delighted.
The Stradivarius String Quartet takes its name from the famed
violinmaker, Antonio Stradivari. Born in Cremona, Italy in 1644,
Stradivari experimented with the design of string instruments and,
assisted by his two sons, perfected the Cremona type of violin. His
interpretation of geometry and design for the violin has served as a
conceptual model for violinmakers for more than 300 years. Of the
approximately 1100 instruments that Stradivari made, about 650 still
Antonio Stradivari's name represents the highest quality of
craftmanship, artistry, and skill of violin making. This is the standard
that we apply to our own performances and offer to our clients in
quality and level of service.
The string quartet is an established tradition that first appeared
during the 18th century and remains for many the pinnacle of all
classical music. A highly refined art form, quartet playing requires
consummate technical skill and dedication. String quartet players must
be inordinately precise and disciplined. In order to be able to
communicate their music effectively, quartet members must spend time
refining playing styles and developing a uniform musical language.
The string quartet repertoire is massive, ranging from music written in
the 17th century to modern day classics such as Andrew Lloyd Webber's
"Phantom of the Opera" and the Beatles "Eleanor Rigby." The string
quartet's inherent flexibility and unified sound has been exploited by
composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Debussy,
and Bartok as a vehicle for some of the most beautiful and
heart-wrenching music ever written.
The dulcet and refined timbres of the string quartet, considered by
renowned composers to be the highest form of musical expression,
combined with the Stradivarius String Quartet's tonal richness,
stylistic elegance, warmth and polish, will add a classic elegance to
your special event.