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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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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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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
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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
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Suzanne
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Appassionata were a pleasure to work with! They were easy to get in touch with, answered all of our questions with professionalism, and provided lovely music for our wedding ceremony. We opted for a string trio and they played beautifully. Very much enjoyed their services!
Appassionata were a pleasure to work with! They were easy to get in touch with, answered all of our questions with Read more...
Appassionata were a pleasure to work with! They were easy to get in touch with, answered all of our questions with professionalism, and provided lovely music for our wedding ceremony. We opted for a string trio and they played beautifully. Very much enjoyed their services! Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
A a duo play at our ceremony. They were perfect! Best of all is that they came and set up and did not SEEK US OUT for our final payment. I had my dad bring them the check and it was fine. Beautiful music, and highly recommend.
A a duo play at our ceremony. They were perfect! Best of all is that they came and set up and did not SEEK US OUT for our Read more...
A a duo play at our ceremony. They were perfect! Best of all is that they came and set up and did not SEEK US OUT for our final payment. I had my dad bring them the check and it was fine. Beautiful music, and highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Robyn
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Appassionata String Quartet was such a great addition to our wedding. From the moment guests arrived to be seated at our wedding, you could hear beautiful music which really set the tone (an elegant one I might add) for our wedding. Working with Joy from Appassionata was a breeze. They have a WIDE selection of music to chose from. We did our best in making choices and then sent them to Joy. Being much more intimately familiar with the music selections, Joy ably guided us to better suited song selections. Sure enough, when I would compare her song selection with ours, she was always right. Also, Appassionata's pricing is incredibly reasonable. I reached out to several companies before settling on Appassionata (who was recommended to us by our vendor as they had recently performed at a wedding for a groom who himself was a professional classical musician), but went with Appassionata because they were very reasonable, responsive and had already come highly recommended. You will not be disappointed if you chose Appassionata Quartet!
Appassionata String Quartet was such a great addition to our wedding. From the moment guests arrived to be seated at our Read more...
Appassionata String Quartet was such a great addition to our wedding. From the moment guests arrived to be seated at our wedding, you could hear beautiful music which really set the tone (an elegant one I might add) for our wedding. Working with Joy from Appassionata was a breeze. They have a WIDE selection of music to chose from. We did our best in making choices and then sent them to Joy. Being much more intimately familiar with the music selections, Joy ably guided us to better suited song selections. Sure enough, when I would compare her song selection with ours, she was always right. Also, Appassionata's pricing is incredibly reasonable. I reached out to several companies before settling on Appassionata (who was recommended to us by our vendor as they had recently performed at a wedding for a groom who himself was a professional classical musician), but went with Appassionata because they were very reasonable, responsive and had already come highly recommended. You will not be disappointed if you chose Appassionata Quartet! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Donna
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Could not have been more pleased. Very professional, prompt in responses , on time, flexible , and most of all fabulous music!
Could not have been more pleased. Very professional, prompt in responses , on time, flexible , and most of all fabulous Read more...
Could not have been more pleased. Very professional, prompt in responses , on time, flexible , and most of all fabulous music! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
To Whom It May Concern:

I highly recommend Appassionata String Quartet. They were highly professional and friendly at our wedding ceremony. We chose 4 songs for them to play, and they executed them perfectly. They were easy to work with and very experienced.

Regards,
John
To Whom It May Concern:

I highly recommend Appassionata String Quartet. They were highly professional and Read more...
To Whom It May Concern:

I highly recommend Appassionata String Quartet. They were highly professional and friendly at our wedding ceremony. We chose 4 songs for them to play, and they executed them perfectly. They were easy to work with and very experienced.

Regards,
John Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Adam
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Appassionata playing at our wedding. It was really easy to work with Joy to set up what music we would like them to play for the different portions of the ceremony. She sent us a list of common choices, but was willing to learn new music upon request. We chose the string trio and they sounded absolutely amazing!! They arrived promptly and were very professional. They were even willing to stay extra as the ceremony ran a little late. We thought their price was very reasonable for the quality of their performance. We would highly recommend them!
I cannot say enough good things about Appassionata playing at our wedding. It was really easy to work with Joy to set up Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Appassionata playing at our wedding. It was really easy to work with Joy to set up what music we would like them to play for the different portions of the ceremony. She sent us a list of common choices, but was willing to learn new music upon request. We chose the string trio and they sounded absolutely amazing!! They arrived promptly and were very professional. They were even willing to stay extra as the ceremony ran a little late. We thought their price was very reasonable for the quality of their performance. We would highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Laura
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Appassionata was a great vendor to work with. When I first called Appassionata's number, I spoke to Joy, who was my contact throughout the planning process. She was extremely friendly and helpful at all points along the way. She helped us decide how many strings we wanted/needed for our ceremony and gave us a very reasonable price (I called many others and her price was the most affordable) for a string trio. They have a large repertoire and Joy sent us plenty of music to choose from. She contacted us the day before our wedding when the weathermen were calling for 100 degree weather and were flexible, despite the impending heat, regarding where they would be placed for our outdoor ceremony. Our guests very much enjoyed Appassionata's music before and during our ceremony. Appassionata was a wonderful vendor and we would recommend them to any bride looking for beautiful ceremony music!
Appassionata was a great vendor to work with. When I first called Appassionata's number, I spoke to Joy, who was my Read more...
Appassionata was a great vendor to work with. When I first called Appassionata's number, I spoke to Joy, who was my contact throughout the planning process. She was extremely friendly and helpful at all points along the way. She helped us decide how many strings we wanted/needed for our ceremony and gave us a very reasonable price (I called many others and her price was the most affordable) for a string trio. They have a large repertoire and Joy sent us plenty of music to choose from. She contacted us the day before our wedding when the weathermen were calling for 100 degree weather and were flexible, despite the impending heat, regarding where they would be placed for our outdoor ceremony. Our guests very much enjoyed Appassionata's music before and during our ceremony. Appassionata was a wonderful vendor and we would recommend them to any bride looking for beautiful ceremony music! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Christine
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased with the church music! It made the mass extra beautiful!
We were so pleased with the church music! It made the mass extra beautiful!
We were so pleased with the church music! It made the mass extra beautiful! Read less
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