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Appassionata String Quartet

West Chester , PA
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West Chester, PA 19382 US (map)

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267-254-3742
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ABOUT US

The Appassionata String Quartet is available to provide music for weddings, cocktail hours, receptions, background music, etc. The quartet repertoire spans from traditional wedding music... Read more
The Appassionata String Quartet is available to provide music for weddings, cocktail hours, receptions, background music, etc. The quartet repertoire spans from traditional wedding music to professional classical quartets to comtemporary pieces. BIO: The Appassionata String Quartet-often referred to as ASQ- was formed under the direction of Sylvia Ahramjian in the winter of 2004 at West Chester University. Since then, the quartet has performed a variety of genres of music at numerous venues along the east coast. During the summer of 2006, the quartet was selected to represent the US and West Chester University at Guizhou University in Guiyang, China. At this invitational festival, the quartet participated and performed in chamber music master classes and recitals while working closely with Chinese music professors and students. In the 2006-2007 season, the quartet claimed first place at the MTNA Chamber Music Competition in the State and Eastern Divisions and were named a finalist at the National competition level. Dedicated to the education of children, the quartet has put together children’s workshops and master classes focusing on performance and related arts topics throughout Pennsylvania. They have made appearances at Great Valley School District and Cecil County School District in Maryland. Joy Deminski (viola) and Liz Burns (violin) have since graduated from WCU with a BM in Music Education and are both performers and music educators in public school districts. Joy earned her Masters in Viola Performance at WCU in December 2011. Liz is pursing a Masters in Music at Temple University. Brandon Page (violin) and Ioana Shapiro (cello) have been a wonderful assett to the Appassionata String Quartet since 2008/09. Brandon Page (violin) has studied the violin for almost 30 years. He did his undergraduate studies in Violin Performance at Bob Jones University and finished his Masters in Violin Performance at Butler University. Ioana Shapiro (cello) was born in Buzau, Romania and is a graduate of the prestigious National Conservatory of Music in Bucharest, Romania, receiving her Licentiate Diploma in 2003. She continued her studies in the United States obtaining two Masters of Music in Performance and Theory/Composition. Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Viola, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Appassionata played for my son's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Joy D. was a delight to work with. Always prompt with responses to my inquiries and the music was great. I was uncertain about hiring a quartet through the internet but Appassionata met all my expectations and laid to rest any concerns. Price was very reasonable and well worth it. Highly recommend this group for their professionalism and friendliness.
Jane W.
Appassionata played for my son's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Joy D. was a delight to work with. Always prompt with Read more...
Appassionata played for my son's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Joy D. was a delight to work with. Always prompt with responses to my inquiries and the music was great. I was uncertain about hiring a quartet through the internet but Appassionata met all my expectations and laid to rest any concerns. Price was very reasonable and well worth it. Highly recommend this group for their professionalism and friendliness.
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Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Josh
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Joy and her team are so incredibly talented, Joy was a pleasure to work with from the moment we booked her up until the big day. She was very responsive to all of our emails and worked hard to find music sheets for songs that we found on own and wanted played at our wedding. The music the was beautiful and provided such a special touch to our ceremony and cocktail hour. We had so many compliments from all of our friends and family about how beautiful the music was that Joy and her team put out.
Joy and her team are so incredibly talented, Joy was a pleasure to work with from the moment we booked her up until the Read more...
Joy and her team are so incredibly talented, Joy was a pleasure to work with from the moment we booked her up until the big day. She was very responsive to all of our emails and worked hard to find music sheets for songs that we found on own and wanted played at our wedding. The music the was beautiful and provided such a special touch to our ceremony and cocktail hour. We had so many compliments from all of our friends and family about how beautiful the music was that Joy and her team put out. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Appassionata String Quartet and using them to provide ceremony and cocktail music for our wedding. Joy and her team were responsive, accommodating, and excellent musicians. The music was a great mix of traditional and modern and all pieces were played beautifully! We would highly recommend that any bride and groom work with Appassionata for their wedding!
We loved working with Appassionata String Quartet and using them to provide ceremony and cocktail music for our wedding. Read more...
We loved working with Appassionata String Quartet and using them to provide ceremony and cocktail music for our wedding. Joy and her team were responsive, accommodating, and excellent musicians. The music was a great mix of traditional and modern and all pieces were played beautifully! We would highly recommend that any bride and groom work with Appassionata for their wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kimpy
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure working with Joy to book our ceremony music. She was very kind and easy to communicate with through email. All of her information was very detailed regarding their services and music choices. She even went out of her way to send us some examples of different songs to make sure we picked the sound which would be the best fit for us. The music was very nice at our wedding, and it really added to our ceremony! Thank you so much!
It was such a pleasure working with Joy to book our ceremony music. She was very kind and easy to communicate with through Read more...
It was such a pleasure working with Joy to book our ceremony music. She was very kind and easy to communicate with through email. All of her information was very detailed regarding their services and music choices. She even went out of her way to send us some examples of different songs to make sure we picked the sound which would be the best fit for us. The music was very nice at our wedding, and it really added to our ceremony! Thank you so much! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Joy was wonderful to work with! I had a specific song I wanted for the ceremony and she was able to accommodate my date, and the music was perfect. I would highly suggest using Appassionata String Quartet if you are looking for professional service and beautiful music.
Joy was wonderful to work with! I had a specific song I wanted for the ceremony and she was able to accommodate my date, Read more...
Joy was wonderful to work with! I had a specific song I wanted for the ceremony and she was able to accommodate my date, and the music was perfect. I would highly suggest using Appassionata String Quartet if you are looking for professional service and beautiful music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Appassionata Quartet played for our ceremony and cocktail hour and we couldn't have been happier. They were so easy to work with, and had a list of songs to make the selection process easier. I only wish we could have heard them play more!
Appassionata Quartet played for our ceremony and cocktail hour and we couldn't have been happier. They were so easy to Read more...
Appassionata Quartet played for our ceremony and cocktail hour and we couldn't have been happier. They were so easy to work with, and had a list of songs to make the selection process easier. I only wish we could have heard them play more! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Abby
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved having Appassionata String trio at our wedding! The trio played while our guests arrived and during our ceremony. We live out of the state so all of my communication was completed through email with Joy. They showed up to our rural location on time and played beautifully during the ceremony!
We absolutely loved having Appassionata String trio at our wedding! The trio played while our guests arrived and during Read more...
We absolutely loved having Appassionata String trio at our wedding! The trio played while our guests arrived and during our ceremony. We live out of the state so all of my communication was completed through email with Joy. They showed up to our rural location on time and played beautifully during the ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Linda
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Appassionata provided the music for my son Sean and his wife Tracy's ceremony and it was beautiful! The next month at my 60th birthday party my boyfriend proposed - a total surprise to me…..and everyone else as he told no one…isn't he wonderful! Fast forward to planning OUR wedding and I knew that I wanted Appassionata to play at our wedding ceremony. Joy was so helpful planning the music selections. When I heard the music playing as I was walking closer to the ceremony (my daughter was by my side, as my matron of honor, before my brother took her place) it made me cry happy tears. Our theme was the "Best Day Ever" and with Appassionata string trio playing beautiful music for our ceremony it really WAS the Best Day Ever!!!
Appassionata provided the music for my son Sean and his wife Tracy's ceremony and it was beautiful! The next month at my Read more...
Appassionata provided the music for my son Sean and his wife Tracy's ceremony and it was beautiful! The next month at my 60th birthday party my boyfriend proposed - a total surprise to me…..and everyone else as he told no one…isn't he wonderful! Fast forward to planning OUR wedding and I knew that I wanted Appassionata to play at our wedding ceremony. Joy was so helpful planning the music selections. When I heard the music playing as I was walking closer to the ceremony (my daughter was by my side, as my matron of honor, before my brother took her place) it made me cry happy tears. Our theme was the "Best Day Ever" and with Appassionata string trio playing beautiful music for our ceremony it really WAS the Best Day Ever!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rose
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Appassionata provided a String Trio for my pre-ceremony and ceremony music. They were absolutely wonderful! I was a bride that planned everything just to make sure that nothing went wrong, but on my wedding day, we had a MAJOR set back in the bridal suite which caused a significant delay in the start of the ceremony. Instead of leaving at the time I booked them for, they stayed and played until everything was over. The intro music for me to walk down the aisle was so exceptionally beautiful that I couldn't stop crying. They are just amazing! I really appreciate that they stayed the entire time instead of leaving! They added the extra elements to make my wedding incredible!

If you are need music for your wedding or next event, please, look no further! They are true professionals and will give you everything you ask for and more!!!
Appassionata provided a String Trio for my pre-ceremony and ceremony music. They were absolutely wonderful! I was a bride Read more...
Appassionata provided a String Trio for my pre-ceremony and ceremony music. They were absolutely wonderful! I was a bride that planned everything just to make sure that nothing went wrong, but on my wedding day, we had a MAJOR set back in the bridal suite which caused a significant delay in the start of the ceremony. Instead of leaving at the time I booked them for, they stayed and played until everything was over. The intro music for me to walk down the aisle was so exceptionally beautiful that I couldn't stop crying. They are just amazing! I really appreciate that they stayed the entire time instead of leaving! They added the extra elements to make my wedding incredible!

If you are need music for your wedding or next event, please, look no further! They are true professionals and will give you everything you ask for and more!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Natalie
Wedding:
7/26/2014
4.9/5.0
Joy was so very kind on the phone and in her emails. The quartet was professional and even played a special request for me to walk down the aisle. We have a lot of highly trained musicians in my family and they were impressed by Appassionata's arrangements. We requested more modern music during our cocktail hour and they did an excellent job playing it!
Joy was so very kind on the phone and in her emails. The quartet was professional and even played a special request for me Read more...
Joy was so very kind on the phone and in her emails. The quartet was professional and even played a special request for me to walk down the aisle. We have a lot of highly trained musicians in my family and they were impressed by Appassionata's arrangements. We requested more modern music during our cocktail hour and they did an excellent job playing it! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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