I'm a Vermont based violinist with 15 years of experience playing for weddings, parties and more. I perform as a solo violinist or can collaborate with experienced and professional colleagues in configurations ranging from string quartet to trio, or duo.
As a well connected member of the New England music scene, I'm also able to provide pretty much any combination of instruments you might be interested in, provided we're able to find sheet music for our ensemble. Feel free to ask if you're interested in a specific instrument(s).
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Owen Lenz is a violinist and native Vermonter who has performed and taught throughout New England and New York for the past 15 years.
Owen started studying the violin with renowned Vermont Suzuki Violin pedagogue Mary Gibson when he was 5. In the 24 years since, his teachers have also included Evelyn Read, Theodore Arm, Lynn Chang, New York Philharmonic violinist Lisa Kim, and founding member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet, Laurie Smukler, with whom he studied while earning a Bachelors degree in violin performance at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music.
A frequent sight in classical music venues around Vermont and New Hampshire, Owen performs regularly in orchestras, chamber ensembles, operas and musical theater productions. He has played with the Vermont Symphony, Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Eleva Chamber players and many more. He also has extensive experience as a gig musician, performing year round for weddings, parties and more.
A resident of Bethel, Vermont, Owen splits his time between teaching privately and performing in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Additional Booking Notes
As acoustic musicians, my colleagues and I don't require any special equipment and for the most part we bring everything we need with us. The only vital requirement we have is for protection from the rain during outdoor services. Unfortunately, wooden instruments and rain don't go together well.
Below is a short list of a few of the songs that we often play for weddings. We have a much larger catalog of music that we can select from as is appropriate for the performance setting.
We're also quick learners and provided we can find a copy of the sheet music, we can play pretty much any request you may have. Feel free to enquire!
Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clark
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Largo from Winter - Vivaldi's 4 Seasons
Salut D'amour - Edward Elgar