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Triforce Quartet

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About

The Triforce Quartet plays all genres of music from Pop to Classical to Jazz to Waltzes to Showtunes and everything in between. In addition to playing standard wedding repetoire, the Triforce Quartet specializes in Video Game Music. The Triforce Quartet has played in hundreds of weddings and has played at events such as MAGFest, PAX, Dragon Con, Momocon, iDIG Music Festival, Video Games Live, and more! The Triforce Quartet began innocently as a short Zelda medley for an encore of a recital in early 2007, but the video of using traditional string quartet instruments to play music from classic games gained viral popularity later that summer. Thanks to this, cellist Chad Schwartz was able to combine his love for video games, along with years of classical training, to arrange a variety of video game themes that even non-gamers can recognize and enjoy.

Our video game selections offer a variety of different themes from many different games. If we don't happen to have your favorite theme available, let us know and we can arrange a special theme just for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
String - Trio
String - Quartet

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
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    Triforce Quartet was an amazing choice for our ceremony. We are not traditional video game music fans, but we love their Game of Thrones arrangements. The guys are all classically trained musicians and were able to play everything we requested with ease, including modern and Jewish music. They even made sure to time the songs so that the correct parts were playing as we walked down the aisle. We would highly recommend Chad and the quartet!
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    I highly recommend TQ for your wedding! They were absolutely amazing. There is something to be said about having actual live musicians performing your processional, your first dance, recessional and your cocktail hour music- I was in awe. They are all well educated in music and classically trained musicians. I admire how accommodating they are and they were truly wonderful and easy to work with.

    The best part: They had me in tears when they surprised us with a song they arranged specifically for OUR wedding.
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    We contracted with Chad to play solo at our wedding and it turned out great! He was easy to work with and able to do exactly what we wanted for the ceremony. The guests loved the music!

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Team

Chad Schwartz
Chad Schwartz
Founder, Arranger, Cellist

Chad Schwartz began his musical career by taking piano classes starting at age three and then beginning cello lessons at age nine. He quickly developed a love for chamber music and joined a quartet coached by Helen Fall at age ten that he would remain in through high school. He has studied with leading members of the National Symphony Orchestra including Loran Stephenson and Yvonne Caruthers and also studied at different Chamber Music Camps across the Mid-Atlantic region. He studied under Carl Donakowski at James Madison University and graduated with a Bachelors in Music in 2007. At James Madison, he was the principal cellist in various orchestras, operas, and musicals, and in addition played with the Lexington Symphony from 2005-2010.

Chad's passion for chamber music led him to the wedding and gig industry. He has performed in hundreds of weddings and other gigs over the last fifteen years working with Music By Anthem and Olivera Music Entertainment where he has performed a vast assortment of music genres. He also played in a string quartet aboard the Celebrity Infinity for four months in 2010. In addition, he has played live and recorded in a studio with different bands ranging from folk music with Brady Earnhart to modern rock with Spilling Dew, Remember Daylight, and Greasy Hands.

Chad is also an avid gamer. His favorite genres are Adventure, RPGs, Sports, Puzzle, and FPSs although he admits he kind of sucks at FPSs. His favorite games include Final Fanatsy VI, Chrono Trigger, NHL 94, Zelda: aLttP, Mario Galaxy 2, World of Goo, and countless others. In 2006, Chad arranged a quick Zelda medley for the encore of his senior recital at James Madison University. The video went viral as it was one of the only video game covers at the time. This led to him organizing what is now the Triforce Quartet. Chad is the founder, arranger, and operator of Triforce Quartet and owes his influences to his classical music training and the memorable themes from his favorite video games he played as a kid.

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This quartet can do it all. Classical, pop, and even music from video games, TV shows, and movies! Not only that, but Chad Schwartz manages this business with the highest degree of professionalism. He has literally walked miles through the snow to show up for a wedding. Triforce is our number one recommendation for string quartets.

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Washington, DC, 22150
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