Why hire Quartetto Vivo?
Quartetto Vivo is a string ensemble based in Hartford and serves Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. In our fifth season, we are committed to a simple, but thorough, planning process to make sure you enjoy the music you have envisioned at your event. Crystal Pascucci, co-founder and cellist, is the main contact for the group and available by phone or email to answer any questions. Listen to our samples, view our song list, and read about our players on our personal website. Get started by contacting us here on Gig Salad for a free quote!
We are a classical string ensemble that provides musical elegance to a variety of special occasions. Classical music is our expertise, however offer of 50 pop and contemporary songs, Celtic/Irish fiddle music and we take special requests. We perform as a string quartet, trio and duo.
Quartetto Vivo performers are constantly giving chamber music concerts with "The Living Room Players" as well as performing with large ensembles, including Wallingford, Waterbury, New Haven, New London and Hartford Symphonies. As chamber musicians, we provide a professional, energetic element to special social and personal events. Our goal is to enrich your event with beautiful music you and your guests will love!
We would love to hear from you! If you would like to simply ask a few questions while in the preliminary steps of your planning, feel free to call or email. We look forward to guiding you through the booking process, and answering any questions you may have.
Crystal Pascucci: Cellist and Manager
Sarah Washburn: Violinist
Janet Jacobson: Violinist
Fernando Vizcayno: Violinist
Gabrielle Remillard: Violist
Juliet Dawson: Violist
Ryan Deguznis: Violist
Carly Fleming: Cellist
Anne Berry: Cellist
Ruth Bergman: Violinist/Violist
Jessica Meyer: Violinist/Violist
Emerson String Quartet, Vitamin String Quartet, Kronos Quartet
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 300 minutes
Wide variety of standard classical repertoire, popular and contemporary tunes, as well as traditional and religious pieces. We have an extensive repertoire for all of our ensembles (duo, trio, quartet) which you can explore at our website.
One armless chair per musician.
The acoustic qualities of our instruments are sufficient to fill most spaces. Churches will typically provide ample reverberation for any string ensemble. With larger gatherings, and for outdoor events, a quartet or trio project enough sound for amplification to be rarely needed. If you have circumstances that require amplification, we are happy to work with your sound technician.
Our full repertoire list is available to view and search on our website. Each separate list consists of pieces that are written specifically for that ensemble. If you have a special song in mind that is not in our repertoire, a skilled professional composer can write a custom arrangement for us to perform at your event.
For many titles, there is sheet music for piano available, from which the composer will adapt the right blend of melodies and harmonies for the string ensemble. In some cases, there is no sheet music available for the composer to work from. In this case, the composer will work from a recording of the piece to construct by ear an original arrangement for our group. The cost for this varies depending on the piece.
We are happy to perform new works and offer songs you and your guests will want to hear!
2010: 66 gigs
2011: 76 gigs
2012: 67 gigs
2013: 16 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Private Party, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Cocktail Hour