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Many thanks to you and your incredibly talented string quartet. Truly, the beautiful music you played was the highlight of our event. Many of those present commented how much they enjoyed the lovely performance. Please feel free to use us as references in the future. We would be thrilled to tell anyone fortunate enough to book your quartet that they made the right decision."
Dr. and Mrs.Costandy
Great service. On time and very profesional. Musicianship was outstanding. Would recommend to anyone looking for wedding music--Thanks again
Your talented quartet added a touch that could not be reproduced by any recording. You have made our day unforgettable.
Sophia and Carl T.
Dear Innocenti Strings,
we would like to thank you for such a beautiful ceremony you all did for us. Everybody commented on such an awesome job the string quartet did. We loved it, and please give our deepest, kindest regards to those who played. Thank you and God Bless.
Sophie & Steve , NY, June, 2007
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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 2008
"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 2008
To pascal and The Innocenti Strings,
I just wanted to drop you a note and say thank you for the great job you did for Adrienne and Josh's wedding last Saturday. The music was beautiful and with the amplification the guests could definitely enjoy the music. Thank you for your professionalism and dedication. It helped us pull off a beautiful event for Stephan, Julia, their family and friends. They were extremely pleased with the entire day.
Thanks again and I look forward to the next wedding we have together.
Silvia , September 2006
.........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.....
**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.
Charith is founder of Classical Revolution, a collective made up of young outstanding musicians who've been playing chamber music to packed houses every Sunday night at Revolution Cafe in the Mission District since October 2006. Charith currently plays with the Magik*Magik Orchestra, Shotgun Wedding Hip Hop Symphony, the Yes! Yes! Ensemble, Foma, and Classical Revolution. Recent recording work includes The Mars Volta's Bedlam in Goliath (2008), Vanessa Carlton's Heroes and Thieves (2007), Madeleine Peyroux's Half the Perfect World (2006), SF filmmaker Nara Denning's Madelein the Small, Oakland band P.A.F., New York multi instrumentalist Dub Gabriel, and Foma's Inverness (2009).
Charith Premawardhana; a San Francisco based classically trained viola player, specializing in chamber music performance from the classical era to contemporary music and improvised styles. Charith has performed in many diverse Bay Area venues including Amnesia, ArtHouse CA, Asian Art Museum, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Bluesix, Bollyhood Cafe, Bruno's, Cafe du Nord, Caffe Divino, Clarion Alley, CNMAT, Community Music Center, Crowden Music Center, Dance Mission Theater, DeYoung Museum, Dolores Park, Eagle's Drift Inn, goforaloop Gallery, Great American Music Hall, Hemlock Tavern, Herbst Theater, JCCSF, Julia Morgan Theater, Kaleidoscope, Laughing Lotus Yoga Studio, Legion of Honor, L's Cafe. MakeOut Room, Old First Church, Palace of Fine Arts, Phil'z Coffee, Red Devil Lounge, Red Poppy Art House, Revolution Cafe, SF Ferry Building, 16th and Mission Open Mic, SFMoMA, Socha Cafe, Space Gallery, Sports Basement, Stern Grove Park, Stork Club, Swedish American Hall, 12 Galaxies, and Zellerbach Hall.
Over the past two and half years, more than 200 musicians have performed as part of the weekly "Chamber Jams". These musicians include international concert soloists and members of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Turtle Island Quartet, Arditti Quartet, Quartet San Francisco, Afiara Quartet, and many other world class ensembles. Other players are current students or recent graduates from some of the nation's top conservatories, or are accomplished non-professional musicians who play with the group in order to sustain their musical lives. This inter-relation between professional and non-professional musicians is a fundamental part of the organization: dissolving boundaries that result from the specialization of musicians and bringing people, both audience and performers, together.
Classical Revolution engages the community by offering chamber music performances in highly accessible venuesâ€”such as bars, cafes, and art galleriesâ€”and collaborating with local musicians and artists from a variety of styles and backgrounds. With the goal of bringing classical music to an ever-widening audience, they seek out a fan base of their peers: thinkers, artists, fellow musicians, construction workers, bartenders, cabinetmakers, techies, young professionals, and anyone else interested in broadening their musical tastes.
The Classical Revolution concept has spread to other cities, with chapters currently active in Portland, Reno, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati, Berlin, Toronto, Ann Arbor, and Cincinnati. Future plans are being discussed for Los Angeles, Houston, Boston, Amsterdam, and Calgary.
Classical Revolution is fiscally sponsored by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the service of chamber music in California.
GABRIEL BEISTLINE: (cello) has had the honor of collaborating with some of the most prominent and influential musicians ofour time. He has toured with orchestras throughout the United States, Germany, Lithuania, Armenia, Russia and Japan withthe Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and various conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Yutaka Sado, Christopher Hogwood, Kent Nagano, Yakov Kreitzberg and Valery Gergiev.
Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music where he was instructed by Yeesun Kim, cellist in the acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet. In 2009 he acquired his Master of Music degree from Rice University under the professorship of world-renowned cello soloistLynn Harrell.
One highlight of Gabriel's endeavors as a chamber musician was a recent collaboration performing Felix Mendelssohn's Illustrious String Octet with acclaimed violin virtuoso Cho Liang-Lin, along with James Dunham of the distinguished Cleveland Quartet, and Lynn Harrell among others, in a concert series commemorating the 200th birthday of the composer. Gabriel currently resides in San Francisco, performing and instructing a private studio.
Jacob Hansen-Joseph: a native of the San Francisco Bay area, he began his musical studies on the violin at age six and began playing the viola at age fourteen. After studying with Paul Yarbrough of the Alexander String Quartet for four years he entered The Juilliard School, where he received his bachelor and master of music degree under the tutelage of Toby Appel. Mr. Hansen-Joseph has been heard on WQXR's "Wings of Song" series, at the Bowdoin, Schleswig-Holstein, and Spoleto festivals, and in chamber and solo recitals in the New York area and in California
Yuri Kye is an active freelance violinist, chamber musician, and instructor. She began her piano and theory training at age 5 and went onto study with Dr. Lawrence Anderson at Idaho State University age 11. Yuri continued training on the organ and baroque literature with Dr. Anderson through middle school, during which she began violin lesson at the age of 12 with Janet Snyder in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Yuri won many local scholarship competitions during her early years of violin studies, eventually being selected to study with Professor Fritz Gearhart at University of Oregon through Oregon Festival of American Music's student program Northwest Advanced String camp in 2001 and 2002. During high school Yuri was concertmaster of Idaho All State Orchestra, and participated in All-Northwest Honor Orchestra, which selects its members from top musicians in the six northwest states. She also won the Idaho State Solo Competition on violin and viola in 2002 and 2003, and received full scholarships to several colleges and unversities. Yuri attended University of Utah where she studied political science, and chamber music with Professor Mikhail Boguslavsky and was a member of the University's honor quartet program. Currently Yuri maintains an active private studio of over two dozen students, performs with the Chabot Chamber Music Society in Oakland, performs regularly with Classical Revolution, and appears with various regional orchestras and opera companies. She is an active session musician and has recorded for Jennifer Hudson, Nataly Dawn, The Golden Hearts, and Naked Fiction and has shared the stage with prominent indie rock acts such as The Album Leaf and Jarrod Gorbel.