Con Brio Trio is a dynamic group of young performers comprised of a flute, violin, and guitar. With over 17 years of ensemble and solo experience both nationally and abroad, these musicians will delight crowds of all ages at a diverse range of events.
Con Brio is available as a flute, violin, guitar trio, as well as a flute/guitar duo, and can provide any of these instrumentations to cater to your special occasion. We also arrange our own music, and are happy to accommodate any special requests you may have!
Con Brio specializes in weddings, receptions, cocktail hours, corporate functions, conferences, and parties, and can serve as the perfect entertainment to any gathering - large or small. Our repertoire is extremely diverse and includes classical, Celtic, jazz, pop, and even Blues to add variety for your event.
Bria Schecker has performed as a soloist and principal ensemble member with several organizations, both nationally and abroad, throughout her 17 years as a flautist. From solo performances at the US Embassy in Paris, to an orchestral residency with West Chester University in Sicily, to woodwind quintets and symphony orchestras in the United States, Bria has enjoyed playing in diverse settings all over the world. Currently, Bria is principal flautist for the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, and teaches flute classes through the Brookline Adult & Community Education program.
Tomoko Iwamoto, born in Japan, started playing the violin at the age of six. After moving to the U.S. to attend Berklee College of Music, she performed in numerous orchestras and ensembles including Lexington Symphony Orchestra, New England Philharmonic, Avalon String Quartet, Gliere String Duo, Clef Club, J-Way, and Lilac Jazz Trio. Tomoko has been an active freelance violinist in the Boston area for 18 years. She currently teaches on the faculty at Brookline Music School, and arranges and composes for J-Way, Mood Swings Orchestra, and Newton All-City Orchestra.
Brad Garone is a Boston-based guitarist and composer, a private music teacher by day and an active gigging musician at night. After years of self-taught practice as a young adult, Brad attended the prestigious Sound Recording Technology program at UMass Lowell. During his time at UMass, Brad studied under the renowned Jazz Guitarist, Jon Wheatley (UMass Lowell, Berklee School of Music). Brad has played with several distinguished bands and artists including Mondo Gecko, Richard James, and the Ross Livermore Band.
Bria Schecker: Flute, Manager
Brad Garone: Guitar, Arranger
Tomoko Iwamoto: Violin, Assistant Arranger
Classical, Celtic, Jazz, Blues, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
One of Con Brio Trio's many talents is the ability to fit in perfectly with any event - we can serve as the perfect mood-setting background music, or we can provide more of a spotlight/showcase performance. We provide our own sound equipment and music stands. The only thing we ever require from the venue are chairs, a power source, and extension cable if applicable. We easily work directly with wedding and event coordinators to ensure that the timing and mood of music is a perfect fit for the client's needs. Special song requests are never an issue for us as Brad, our guitarist, is extremely skilled with composing and arranging for our group!
When planning your event, our manager, Bria, is available by phone or email at any time of the day. We are very well organized, and quick to respond to any requests you may have. We realize that no two events are ever the same, and take great joy in customizing each event to ensure all of our clients' needs and requests are met in a timely fashion.
extension cord (if necessary)
We provide our own sound equipment when necessary. We do require 6 chairs, access to an outlet, and an extension cord (if necessary) from the venue.
Repertoire includes (but is not limited to):
Air on a G - J.S. Bach
All the things you are - Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
Andante and Rondo - Franz Doppler
Augustus - Guy Bergeron
Ave Maria - Charles Gounod
Blackbird - The Beatles
Berceuse (Op. 16) - Faure
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorhan
Bouree - Johann Sebastian Bach
Cahir's Kitchen - Irish Traditional
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Canonic Sonata no. 1 - Georg Philipp Telemann
Canonic Sonata no. 3 - Georg Philipp Telemann
Celtic Tunes and Jigs - Traditional
Duetto no. 6, op. 101 - Franz Joseph Haydn
Echo - Franz Joseph Haydn
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Grazioso - Johann Christian Bach
Greensleeves - Traditional
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles) - The Beatles
Hornpipe Water Music - Handel
In the Garden - C. Austin Miles
Is this Love - Bob Marley
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach
La Vie en Rose - Louis Armstrong
Libiamo - Verdi
Lost and Found, Hag at the Churn, Wind off the Lake - Irish Traditional
Meditation from Thais - Jules Massenet
My Favorite Things - Rogers and Hammerstein
None but Lonely Hearts - Tchaikovsky
Pavane - Gabriel Faure
Santa Lucia - Traditional Neopolitan
Scarborough Fair - Traditional
Serenade - Schubert
Sicilienne - Faure
Someday My Prince Will Come - Churchill/Morey
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Take the A Train - Duke Ellington
These Days - Jackson Brown
Three Duets op. 39 no. 1 - Kuhlau
Traditional Wedding Music - Various
Trio No. 3 - Kreutzer
Trio No. 4 - Kreutzer
Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When You Wish Upon A Star - Harline and Washington
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
Yes I Mind, Guy Bergeron - Guy Bergeron
Your are the Sunshine of my Life - Stevie Wonder
You're My Best Friend - Queen
Past Booked Dates:
05-27-2012 — The Crane Estate (Ipswich, MA)
03-31-2012 — Bedford Village Inn (Bedford, MA)
12-02-2011 — New Bridge Community Living (Dedham, MA)
11-05-2011 — Commander's Mansion (Watertown, MA)
11-04-2011 — Country Club (Sharon, MA)
10-09-2011 — Meadow Brook Inn (Charlestown, RI)
10-04-2011 — John Hancock Conference Center (Boston, MA)
09-25-2011 — Southwest Corridor Park (Jamaica Plain, MA)
09-24-2011 — The Hermitage Inn (West Dover, VT)
09-18-2011 — Turner Hill (Essex, MA)
08-27-2011 — The Wequassett Inn (Chatham, MA)
08-20-2011 — Host's Home (Wayland, MA)
06-25-2011 — Host's Home (Dover, NH)
06-11-2011 — Newburyport Art Association (Newburyport, MA)
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Christmas Party, Church Service, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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