**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 can't say enough about Innocenti Strings. I booked them from their website, and Ben wasextremely helpfulthrough e-mail. I submitted all my requests for music through their user-friendly website. The week of the wedding, the head musician contacted me and we were able to chat about any last minute things. She confirmed all of my music choices.The music was BEAUTIFUL! I was very happy.It sounded so lovely. We moved the ceremony outside at the last minute, and they just went with it, no complaints. I thought the price was well worth it.
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I had a small religious ceremony, but it was not in a church. Having the four piece quartet at my wedding made everything so beautiful and original. The musicans were talented and very professional.It gave the feeling of a grand ceremony, in a small and cozy setting. Ben Kulp was awesome. I wanted to do something different for my wedding and he recommended the most beautiful pieces, that wereoriginal and reflected my taste. Having the quartet play during cocktail hour was so elegant. Having a quartet not only enriched my ceremony, but lended a traditional feel to my not-so-traditional wedding.
We spent a great number of hours coordinating with other string vendors.the price was well worth it.The musicians were dressed professionally and blended into the vineyard setting with the perfect compliment of music. Although, I did not spend much time socializing with the duo,our guests praised their talents and commented on their professionalism. We would definitely consider them again for any event requiring strings andhighly recommend them to other event planners.
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It will always be posted Pascal Innocenti Violinist and Founder of The Innocenti Strings
Ben Kulp: Benjamin Kulp is an active orchestral and chamber performer throughout New England. He is a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Miami Symphony Orchestra, and performs regularly in opera, musical, and chamber music settings. He founded the Logan Chamber Players, a not-for-profit chamber music orchestra in Chicago dedicated to bringing accessible classical music to local communities. Ben is currently working on, and performing, the complete cycle of Bach’s Suites for Cello Solo.
JiYun Jeong: She received her Master of Music degree at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Lucy Chapman. Prior to coming to Boston, she graduated cum laude from the University of Oregon with a double degree in Violin and Vocal Performance and earned her Performer's Certificate from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, Netherlands. As a chamber musician and solo recitalist, Jeong has performed in Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the US. Her solo recital at the Ruinekerk in Bergen, NL was broadcast live on the Noord-Holland radio station. As a recipient of numerous awards and honors, Jeong has been a scholarship participant at the Aspen Music Festival, International Holland Music Sessions, Meadowmount School of Music, Texas Music Festival, Zeist International Music Days and has worked with such artists like Vesko Eschkenazy, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Midori, Arnold Steinhardt, Pierre Amoyal, Gyorgy Pauk, Martin Chalifour, Shmuel Ashkenasi and Roger Tapping.
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Ashleigh Gordon: Jamaican-American violist Ashleigh Gordon has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Hong Kong, ranging from chamber and orchestral music settings to off-Broadway and new music productions. As a contemporary music enthusiast, Ashleigh has performed with the Callithumpian Consort, the International Ensemble Modern Academy (Germany), Ensemble Proton (Switzerland), and the celebrated performing and recording ensemble Ensemble Modern (Germany).
Her strong desire to promote new music has led her to work with such composers as Beat Furrer, Thomas Adès, Luca Francesconi, Heinz Holliger, Chaya Czernowin, Steve Reich and Matthias Pintscher among others.
Continuing her new music passion throughout her summers, Ashleigh has attended the Domaine Forget “New Music” session, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, the 2012 Manifeste festival in Paris, as well as the 46th Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt. She has also participated in the Klangspuren Schwaz festival (Austria) and in 2008, worked closely with composer Augusta Read Thomas at the Sound Encounters Summer Festival at NEC.
Ashleigh is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University, New England Conservatory, and most recently the International Ensemble Modern Academy. As the Academy violist, she studied and performed with members of Ensemble Modern with highlight appearances at Centre Pompidou (France), Royaumont Abbey (France), and the Lee Hysan Concert Hall (Hong Kong). She can be heard on a variety of recordings under the Mode, Siemens, Navona and Musiques-Suisse record labels. www.violashe.com
Aleksandra Labinska: Polish-born concert violinist Aleksandra Labinska holds Doctorate in Violin Performance from Boston University, College of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Prof. Yuri Mazurkevich. She has performed concerts in Canada, United States,France, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Belgium, and Austria. Ms. Labinska has received numerous awards including Vanguard Award (Albany Symphony Orchestra),Ronald P. Matheson Award (Banff Centre for the Arts), David and Marcia Beach Summer Study Award, Felix Galimir Chamber Music Excellence Award (University of Toronto), Nick Gelmych Violin Award (University of Toronto), and most recently Honorable Mention at Boston University Bach Competition. Ms. Labinska appeared as a soloist with Mooredale Concerto Players in Toronto, and Ostinato Chamber Orchestra in Poland. She participated in numerous festivals including Banff Center Music Festival, Toronto Summer Music Academy and Festival, International Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling at University of Toronto, Lancut International Music Courses In Poland, Duxbury Music Festival. InCite Boston University Festival in New York City, St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford University,Castleton Music Festival in Virginia under the direction of Maestro Lorin Maazel and AIMS festival in Graz, Austria. Her concert activities had taken her to Boston’s Symphony Hall, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), New York Town Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Stefaniensaal in Austria, and Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto). Ms. Labinska is an avid advocate for new music hence her collaboration with Alea III ensemble. Currently,she is performing with Boston and New York based orchestras. playing chamber concerts with the Mirage Violin Duo and maintaining a busy teaching studio in the greater Boston area.
Tudor Dornescu: A native of Romania, violinist had obtained his Bachelors of Music in Violin performance from the National University of Music from Bucharest, Romania, studio of Gabriel Croitoru. Mr. Dornescu was an “Erasmus” International Exchange student at the Cork School of Music in Ireland. Upon his graduation from the National University of Music from Bucharest in 2007, Mr. Dornescu went to the US where he pursued his Masters Degree in Violin performance from Rice University, Shepherd School of Music in Houston, TX, studio of Sergiu Luca. In 2013 Mr. Dornescu has received his DMA in Violin performance from Boston University College of Fine Arts, under the guidance of Dana Mazurkevich. A prize winner, Mr. Dornescu has participated in competitions such as the “J.S. Bach Contest” at Boston University, “G. Avakian” and the “Romantic Miniatures”, at which he received the highest honors. His most recent participations in summer festivals include the 2013 Castleton Music Festival, VA under the guidance of Maestro Lorin Maazel, the 2012 Duxbury Music Festival in Duxbury MA, the 2010 “Spoleto USA” (Charleston, SC) and the “Yehudi Menuhin Summer Academy” (Blonay, Switzerland). Tudor Dornescu has performed across the US and Europe in venues such as Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall (Boston, MA) Concertgebow Amsterdam (Holland), National Concert Hall (Ireland), Romanian Atheneum and the National Radio Hall (Romania), Zilkha Hall (Houston, TX). Since 2007, Mr. Dornescu is an active freelance musician in the Boston area and performs regularly with Boston based ensembles such as the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Boston University Marsh Chapel Collegium, Plymouth Philharmonic, Indian Hill Symphony Orchestra and New Bedford Symphony Orchestra.
Mariana Szalaj: received both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in violin performance from Youngstown State University, where she studied with John Wilcox and Hristo Popov. As a professional in NE Ohio and PA, she has played with the Youngstown Symphony, the Warren Philharmonic, Opera Western Reserve, the Greenville Symphony, and the Bella Armonia Piano Trio. She also has tremendous string quartet experience, having been the leader of a very active wedding group in Ohio; Harmony Strings. Outside of Ohio, Mariana has completed two contracts with Holland America Line; as a quartet member and more recently, as a violin and piano duo. Currently residing in Boston, she continues to perform music and also studies Music with the Berklee College of Music.