About Ellipsis QuartetEllipsis quartet began performing at wedding ceremonies and receptions in mid-2006, and based on enthusiastic referrals from former clients, we are currently scheduling jobs through the summer of 2008. Three of our members attend Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, and one attends Centreville High School in Clifton, Virginia. In addition to chamber music performed with the quartet, we all participate in orchestras and study with private music instructors.
Our members consist of: Andrew Lam, Sherry Dai, Eric Adamshick, and Xiaonan Hu. In addition to playing their respective instruments for five to seven years, they have also received numerous individual recognitions; the recognitions are listed below according to each member.
Andrew Lam (First Violinist)
His accomplishments include being considered for the concertmaster position of the American Youth Symphonic Orchestra, receiving a Superior and a commendation from the 2006 Solo and Ensemble Festival, achieving concertmaster position in the 2006 Junior District XII Orchestra auditions with an almost perfect score, and attaining and holding concertmaster position for his middle school. In addition, he won 2nd place in the NVMTA Concerto Competion, 1st place at the Reston level of the Lions Club Bland Contest, and 1st place in the NVMTA Achievement Awards Competition. Andrew also achieved 5th best in the 2007 All-Virginia orchestra for violin.
Sherry Dai (Second Violinist)
Sherry’s accomplishments include holding the position of principal of the second violin section of her middle school, receiving tremendous applause and a Superior rating for her outstanding performance in the 2006 Solo and Ensemble Festival, and finishing third best overall for the 2006 Junior District XII Orchestra.
Xiaonan April Hu (Violist)
Her accomplishments include being the youngest member of the viola section for the American Youth Symphonic Orchestra, attaining and holding the position of principal violist for her elementary and middle schools, placing third in the 2005 Junior District XII Orchestra, and receiving a Superior rating in the 2004 Solo and Ensemble Festival.
Eric Adamshick (Cello)
His recent accomplishments include achieving the position of principal cellist at Centreville High School, placing 7th in the 2006 Northern-VA Senior Regional Orchestra, and 5th in the 2007 All-VA State Orchestra, all during his freshman year of high school. He currently participates in the Symphonic Orchestra of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras. Eric’s current private cello instructor is Loran Stephenson, a member of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington D.C.
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