Ms. Mindoro’s passion for the music started at the age of 10 when she was chosen to be part of the Emmy-Award winning Disney’s Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. She was one of 72 children chosen among 800 children auditioning across the United States and Canada. She held the position with the orchestra for 3 years and subsequently became the principal violist of this orchestra when she was 12. She pursued her love for the violin until she earned the opportunity to attend top ranking music conservatories in college. Among the conservatories she attended were the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York where she was the recipient of the Howard Hansen Scholarship and later graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from New York City, an alumnus of the Manhattan School of Music where she was principal second violinist of the Manhattan School Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Mindoro graduated with honors from her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California where for the past two years she was the recipient of a Merit Scholarship.
Ms. Mindoro has performed in Copley Symphony Hall, the California Center for the Arts, the Eastman Theater, Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Hall and has shared the stage with world class musicians. She has been a featured soloist for the following orchestras: The San Diego Young Artists Symphony Orchestra, the International Philharmonia of Tijuana, Mexico and the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra.
She has won the Martin Rackin Foundation Scholarship of the Young Musicians Foundation of Los Angeles, California, the first place award for the 2002 La Jolla Young Artists competition and the first place Grossmont Women’s Scholarship awards for both 2002 and 2008. She has also won first place in the American String Teacher’s Association competition in 2001 and 2002 and first place in the Rancho Bernardo Chorale Scholarship Competition in 2002. Most recently, Ms. Mindoro won the USC String’s Department Award.
Ms. Mindoro is also an accomplished pianist. She has won several competitions in San Diego and was the pianist for 3 choirs. She continued taking piano during her years in Conservatory. Today, she performs and teaches piano in the San Diego area.
Her teachers include Michael Gaisler, Hernan Constantino, Abram Shtern, Zvi Zeitlin, Laurie Smukler, Lyndon Taylor, Margaret Batjer, and Hagai Shaham.
Currently, Ms. Mindoro is freelancing on both violin and piano in the Southern California area. She is available for events such as parties and weddings and is also available to do recitals and concerts. Ms. Mindoro is also available for private lessons in the San Diego, CA area.
Jesse and I both want to thank you so much for the time you took to come to our wedding. The music was the perfect touch to our ceremony. We didn't have to worry about anything. You were there early, played beautiful music, and were so friendly. We couldn't have asked for anything better. We will definitely be giving your name to our friends who are getting married!
Thank you again!
Michelle & Jesse Parrott
Your string quartet is brilliant! Thank you so much for my March 17th 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! Wan and Pat H
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.
Pascal and his quartet played beautifully, and were very professional. I even arranged a piece for the quartet to play at my wedding ceremony in San Diego, and left the viola part in bass clef - the violist covered my mistake beautifully by reading in the wrong clef! Very flexible group,
I'd hire them again in a heartbeat!
These four young musicians deliver wedding favorites with extraordinarily precise and refined playing. String quartet playing doesn't get much better than this. The quality of their playing has to be heard to be believed, so check it out on their website, www.innocentiquartet.com.
Marion & Mout
I came to your recital yesterday, and I just want to say WOW! You really are amazing at what you do.. all the pieces you played were beautiful. Your passion shines through when you play. I'm looking forward to have your quartet play for my wedding ceremony!
The music for my wedding on 4-8-o6 was beautiful! Pascal was very helpful in choosing my selections and even found the song (not in their repertoire) that I wanted so it could also be played. Innocenti Strings professionalism and helpfulness really made the whole process easy and the music really was as I had always dreamed for my wedding day! Thank You so much for contributing to making everything so perfect. Innocenti Strings was one thing that I did not have to give a second thought.
Dear Innocenti Strings,
Your quartet has made our daughter's wedding so elegant! The music was beautiful--our guests kept on complimenting it. Thank you so much for making our celebration special and memorable.
Joanna and Michael F.
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Innocenti String String Quartet, String Trio and String Duo have provided music for weddings, corporate events and celebrations at numerous venues:
Nikolai Mndoian began his cello studies at the age of seven with his mother Gaiana Mndoian, a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. He has taken top prizes in several San Diego competitions, such as the VOCE and the MTAC and has played with the Orchestra de Baja California, in Tijuana, Mexico, as well as having performed in cello duos with his mother Gaiana throughout the San Diego/Northern Baja California area. Nikolai was also faculty coach at the California Institute of Music and currently devotes time to private teaching, freelancing, and continuing his musical studies - particulary in the Baroque style.
We were very pleased with the service we received from Pascal Innocenti! They were very helpful and easy to work with when it came to planning the music for our ceremony. The cello player that played in our ceremony did a fabulous job and we got many compliments from our guests. I would stronly recommend his services to anyone looking to add a little "something" to their ceremony or reception.
**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.
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Above you can see our String Quartet in San Diego led by Lauren Mindoro is performing for Jackie & Tim's wedding day at the Catamaran Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA on September 15, 2012. Some of the music selections that the couple chose included “Bittersweet Symphony” The Verve, “Yellow” Coldplay “Human” The Killers, “Four Seasons” Vivaldi. Complimentary pictures from Anika London
All Wedding packages include 20 min of prelude, ceremony and 5 to 10 min of postlude for a total of 1hr