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It will always be posted Pascal Innocenti Violinist and Founder of The Innocenti Strings
Thank you for your amazing contribution to my wife's birthday. I don't think it could have worked any better than it did. You were great, very mysterious I must say! The idea was to create a memory that worked more effectively than a wrapped up present. I think we did that and more. Thanks for going along with it all, thanks for finding the right place at the right time and thanks for playing when you probably couldn't see a great deal and ...thanks!. Best Wishes Josh Faudel
To Ben, Pascal and The Innocenti Strings,
"Everyone was very impressed by the whole of your team and the positive effect they had on the evening. Thank for so effectively contributing to what was an excellent evening"
Dr Richard Thomas, Christmas ball, December 2013
Presentation was just perfect. Their quality was more than I expected and the cost was moderate. We both were totally happy and choosing the Innocenti Strings Quartet was a very successful part of our wedding.
Robert Chow, Wedding, July 2013
.........I wanted to let you know how delighted we were with the beautiful music that you performed for us in the church and at the cocktail hour . It truly was a magical day and the sounds from the String Trio was delightful. Everybody at the wedding commented on the music as to how much they enjoyed it. I would be delighted to recommended you to anyone I know whose getting married and wants the angelic sound of the Innocenti String quartet for their fairytale day. Thank you again it was a pleasure to work with you. Your professionalism was superb. Please pass on my gratitude and compliments to the other musicians.....
Enthony & Mimi July 2018
Your string quartet is brilliant! Thank you so much for playing at my wedding. You made my day so special with your music and very personal service. My whole family was so happy and so surprised about the beautiful wedding music! Julien & Magalie July 2017
**Musicians for the Innocenti Strings are drawn from professional players and up. All of our musicians have been specially selected by process of a highly competitive audition, so our clients can rest assured of our high standards at all times.
I wanted to let you know how delighted we were with the Innocenti String Quartet on the day. It was such a beautiful day, made all the more perfect by the music you played. You were absolutely superb and created a wonderful atmosphere to compliment the surroundings. We had so many comments from friends who loved the Romantiic pieces you performed, it was just brilliant! "
Emma Grifith, Wedding, June 2007
"Thank you so much for the beautiful music your quartet provided for our wedding. Your wonderful arrangements and sound helped create the perfect mood for the ceremony and reception. I can not tell you how many of our guests commented on how wonderful you were. The evening would not have been the same without you. You are all so talented and I am thankful you were able to share your talents for our wedding. Your sounds made our evening magical!"
Ben & Tania June 2017
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Rachel Gries, Violin
Rachel Gries holds both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Indiana University. Her primary teachers include Mimi Zweig, Atar Arad, and Stanley Ritchie. Studying violin from the age of four, Rachel is an active performer and teacher. She is a member of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. She also performs with various triosstring and quartets in Indianapolis, and with groups throughout the Midwest, including Early Music Saint Louis, Bourbon Baroque (Louisville, KY), and Ars Antiqua (Chicago, IL).
Rachel teaches both violin and viola lessons and serves as the chamber music director and co-executive director of the non-profit Indianapolis Academy of Music. Rachel has coached chamber music and given master classes at the Community Music School of Webster University Baroque String Academy and Adult Chamber Music Summer Intensive. She has taught at the String Academy of Wisconsin and for the Bedford Young Violinists Program.
Elizabeth Efroymson-Brooks, Cello
Cello instructor and codirector for the Indianapolis Academy of Music. Cello instructor for Broadripple Performing Arts School, Park Tudor and Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. Also a preschool music teacher at the Interactive Academy in Zionsville, Indiana. Performs with the Village Trio/Quartet as well as local orchestras such as Columbus Symphony, Hendricks County Symphony and Marion Symphony. Also a composer of children's songs and musicals.
Davis Brooks, Violin
Rachel Gries, ViolinDavis Brooks comes from a diverse musical background as soloist, pedagogue, orchestral musician, studio musician, concertmaster on Broadway, conductor, and chamber musician. At Yale University, he received a master's degree in violin performance and studied with Broadus Erle and Syoko Aki. His doctorate, also in violin performance, is from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Other important teachers with whom he has worked include Joyce Robbins, George Neikrug, Russell Hatz and Raymond Page; he has studied chamber music with Julius Levine, Josef Gingold, Aldo Parisot, and members of the Tokyo and Guarneri Quartets.
Dr. Brooks is interim Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. He also was a member of the Mostly Mozart Orchestra at Lincoln Center for ten years, and the New York Chamber Symphony. Dr. Brooks has been concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of New England, the Harrisburg Symphony, and the Waco Symphony.
Chamber music is his first love. He is currently a member of the Linden String Quartet and the Meridian Piano Trio, and has been a member of the Commonwealth and Landolfi Quartets, as well as the Essex Piano Trio. Recent recordings include Music for Violin; a cd of music by composer C. P. First and Music for Violin and Electronics which includes music by James Aikman, Frank Felice, James Mobberley, Hugh Levick, Zack Browning, Patrick Long and C. P First. His teaching experience has included faculty appointments at Baylor University, Wayne State University, the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, and Bucknell University. He is currently Professor of Violin at Butler University in Indianapolis