The Brooklyn String Quartet came together through a house concert series located in Brooklyn, and they continue to perform together bi-weekly in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the tri-state area. As a New York City established ensemble, each member of the Brooklyn String Quartet share a unified vision of maintaining the beautiful culture of the string quartet in today's modern society where other forms of music may have pre-dominated. Using social networking and various platforms such as GroupMuse, Peace Music Industry Group, Manhattan School of Music and other schools, the BSQ endeavors to work together to teach & share the antiquity, high art, and ultimately the great joy of the string quartet.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 20 - 720 minutes
Languages: English, Korean
What to Expect
Classical standard repertoire
Standard classical wedding music for weddings
Popular contemporary songs are also available with at least two weeks notice
Catherine Parsons-Wynder is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as the Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the American String Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Her career developments are primarily in music, but she also pursues interest in creative writing, journaling and human rights. She has given many community performances and raised charity funds for organizations such as World Vision, A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab nursing home, Columbia Hospital, Corpus Christi Church, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Price of Life, NYC.
Mrs. Parsons-Wynder initially gained her musical inspiration through her family and has been performing since her youth. Her family provided her countless opportunities to perform, to participate in event planning, and to experiment with new music and arranging. She grew up participating in her mother’s studio recitals at home and enjoys an annual family tradition of organizing and performing Christmas programs at church. One of Catherine’s projects during her studies at the Manhattan School of Music was the Symposium Concert Series, which has led her to perform in apartment homes around the city and build a community of young artists. She has made countless arrangements for solo viola and various ensembles.
Catherine resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Lawrence Wynder. She plays on a Raymond J. Melanson viola made in 1987.
Additional Booking Notes
We usually perform acoustic, but when necessary we can use microphones and amplification.
Bach Cello Suites
Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas
Schubert's Ave Maria
The Beatles: Hey Jude, Something, Michelle, Here Comes the Sun, etc
My Heart Will Go On
Influences & Inspiration
The great works of Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, Haydn, Shostakovich, and Borodin, to name a few, have influenced this group.
at least one chair
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