Vancouver String Quartet is an ensemble of professional wedding musicians based in Vancouver, Washington and serving the Greater Portland area. We bring tasteful elegance to any ceremony, setting the tone and welcoming guests. Vancouver String Quartet is pleased to offer a real-time soundtrack for a once-in-a-lifetime wedding day or special event. To make this happen, we provide a variety of packages for occasions of every size, style, and budget.
Vancouver String Quartet is dedicated to bringing tasteful elegance to your special event. We perform a wide range of music to meet couples' needs, including an exceptional range of classical to pop music. Performances can be tailored to any occasion, and special music requests are welcomed. Couples can choose the string quartet, string trio, string duo, or solo violin option. A standard package includes prelude, ceremony, and recessional music. Vancouver String Quartet is happy to offer prolonged performances for receptions, cocktail hours, rehearsal dinners, or other special events.
Vancouver String Quartet proudly offers entertainment services in a wide range of areas. This includes the Greater Portland area and beyond. Examples of coverage areas range from Hood River to the coast, as well as Salem to Longview.
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Matt holds a Master's degree in Violin Performance from the University of Washington, and earned a Bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Puget Sound. He teaches string orchestra full-time in the Evergreen School District in Vancouver, WA. Matt currently is the Concertmaster of the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra and is the Musical Director of the Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra played first violin in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for 12 years. Matt has performed violin solos with several orchestras and in the region, as well as performed as a guest solo violinist with many other artists.
Matt has absorbed knowledge and influence from a multitude of musical styles & genres he studied and participated in. He enjoys sharing music at numberous churches. Matt led, as musical director and soloist, the Southwest Washington Chamber Orchestra on an amazing concert tour through Italy and Austria. His vast musical experience and versatility expands to directing the Vancouver String Camp each Summer, performing at restaurants and engagement proposals.
A professional cellist, Erik and his family moved to Portland from Colombia in 2015. Since arriving in the USA he is currently a member of the Newport Symphony and he joined the staff of CMC as a cello teacher. Erik has been hired to be an interpreter for the Portland Public Schools in the Fall of 2017. Erik has a Masters Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Texas in Arlington.
Born in Medellin, Colombia, Erik started studying music at the age of 12 at the National University Conservatory in Bogotá. He won a position as assistant cello of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Cali, before he graduated, and finished his degree while beginning his career as a professional orchestral and chamber music cellist.
Alistair is a graduate of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was born in Blacksburg, Virginia, and moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2015. He performs regularly with the Newport Symphony, Yakima Symphony, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Alistair enjoys spending his time figure skating on the ice, roller skating, taking care of his tropical freshwater aquariums, and hiking trails with his dog, Willy.
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The Vancouver String Quartet is an amazing group that brings elegance and enchantment to any event and is wonderful to work with.
Very professional and flexible quartet. Great pricing and flexibility with a music selection. Reliable group, which is very important aspect in this business. Would definitely recommend them to our clients.