The Rêveuse String Quartet consists of four very advanced level classical musicians. This quartet is based in Louisville, Kentucky and is currently available for booking. This group’s unique tone separates them from other traditional string quartet groups. The unique sound of the double bass gives this quartet a warm, full sound that resonates beautifully. The Rêveuse Quartet is made up of highly trained musicians with extensive musical backgrounds and performance experience. The Rêveuse Quartet is affiliated with the Louisville Youth Symphony Orchestra, The youth Performing Arts' orchestra's, and as well as the University of Louisville's String Academy.
Price Range: $300-500
Gig Length: 30 - 150 minutes
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Czech
What to Expect
We can prepare as many and whatever songs/pieces you want for your event. It can also be event specific, for example, we can prepare Christmas music for a Christmas function. Whether it be a special song that the bride and groom fell in love to, or a song that you danced to as a kid, as long as we can find or make music for it, we will gladly play it. We come prepared with about an hour of classical music prepared which can be repeated. We have everything that a typical wedding contains, like Canon in D, Here Comes The Bride, and all the other pieces that feel right during all parts of the event.
The money that we charge goes towards transportation to the event and more importantly the amount of time we spend together practicing to make the music as perfect as possible for your event. We often do not buy music as most classical music is public domain, but modern songs that can be requested sometimes cost money, which will be added onto the total. We promise we will try to find the most economical arrangement possible.
Asher Blackburn (violin) - Asher Blackburn is first violin of the Rêveuse quartet. He has studied with Rachel Blanton, Dr. Timothy Durbin and is currently being taught by Peter Mchugh.
Though his Career he has participated in All County achieving 5th and co concertmaster, 1st violin section of All State and is 4th chair in the Lyo and concertmaster of string academy of uofl.
Gabriela Trindade (violin) - Gabriela Trindade is the 2nd violin of the rêveuse String Quartet. She currently studies with Dr. Timothy Durbin, and Mrs. Leila Trindade. She is currently a member of Spotlight on Virtuosity, a violin performance group. She has been a member of Louisville Philharmonic Musicians Orchestra, and Louisville Youth orchestra. She is currently a member of the YPAS Philharmonia and Chamber orchestras. She studies music at the UofL String academy, and has participated in the annual Suzuki summer program at UofL for 9 years.
Tristan Svoboda (viola) - Tristan Svoboda is the winner of the Youth Performing Arts School’s annual Concerto Competition, as well as achieving first stand in All-State Orchestra, first stand in the Youth Performing Arts School’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and director of the Lincoln Educators Society.
Tristan is instructed by Brittany MacWilliams, the violin professor of the University of Louisville.
Karl Jocson (Bass) - Karl Jocson is currently the principal bass player for both the Chamber and Philarmonia orchestra at the Youth Performing Art School. He is also the co-principal for the Louisville Youth Orchestra's Symphony group for the 2017-2018 season.
His passion for orchestral music has led him to play with kentucky's all state symphony orchestra, all county orchestra's, and sewanee music festival's cumberland orchestra. Jocson is also devoted into playing jazz music, he was the bass player for the Youth Performing Arts School's jazz band for his freshmen year.
Additional Booking Notes
Our quartet is built to serve any kind of event, whether it's outdoors or indoors. we do not need any sound system or mics but it will help to elevate our acoustic sound if we get a two mic set up. For lighting it totally depends on the venue but the most important thing for us is to see our music properly with proper lighting. our stage set up will always be a traditional quartet set up with the 1st violin all the way at the left, 2nd violin, double bass, and the viola right in front of the 1st violin.
Any songs requested by the event planners, if we can find music or make it ourselves.
Canon In D (For Wedding March)
Bach, Air In D
Corelli Christmas Concerto
Libertango (Upon request only)
Many other classical pieces
Lady Gaga if it's that kind of wedding
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