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Poulenc String Quartet

Founded in 1994, the Poulenc String Quartet performs chamber music for your special occasion.

The Poulenc String Quartet specializes in: Atlanta wedding music including receptions and wedding ceremony music, corporate events, Atlanta special events, birthday parties, anniversaries, church productions, and studio work.

Poulenc String Quartet members

Members of the Poulenc String Quartet have played or still play with the Atlanta Ballet, The Moody Blues, Ray Charles and various symphonies from all over the United States and abroad.

Norman Bernal, Violin/Viola
Violinist and conductor Norman Bernal was born in Lima, Peru. He studied violin at the National Conservatory of Lima. He attended Southern College in Tennessee, Andrews University in Michigan and Ball State University in Indiana. Mr. Bernal has taught at Pacific Union College in California and at Gwinnett County Public Schools. He has conducted in Europe including Russia, U.S. and South America. He was the orchestra director of the Governor's Honors Program for ten years and also was Concertmaster of the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Bernal currently performs with the Valdosta Chamber players, and is the music director and conductor of the DaSalo Solisti Chamber Orchestra and the Oak Hill Symphony Orchestra at Berry College.

Venus Parker (Manager), Violin
Venus Parker holds a Masters Degree in Violin Performance from Georgia State University. She has performed with Ray Charles, The Moody Blues, Barry White, The Atlanta Ballet and numerous other symphony orchestras including the Pensaclola Symphony and The Atlanta Pops Orchestra. Ms. Parker has been an active performer in the Atlanta Wedding Music business for many years, having founded the Poulenc String Quartet in 1994.

Scott Hague, Viola
Scott Hague currently works for the Gwinnett County Public Schools as an orchestra director. He received a Bacehlors Degree in Music Education from Florida State University. He is currently working on his Masters Degree in Music Education at the University of Georgia. He enjoys playing all types of chamber music.

Stephanie Dickerson, Cello
Stephanie Dickerson attended The Julliard Preparatory School of Music during high school and received The Julliard School of Music's scholarship on bass. She began cello at the age of 17 and eventually was re-admitted to Julliard on cello, where she studied with Joel Krosnick of the Julliard String Quartet and Channing Robbins. Ms. Dickerson played principal cello with the New York City Opera Touring Company for several years and also worked with many other NYC area orchestras such as; the Queens Symphony, Saint Lukes Chamber Players, Joffre Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and more. She eventually left NYC to join the Sacramento Symphony, the Ballet and the Opera as their assistant principal cellist. Ms. Dickerson played in California for 15 years until moving to Georgia where she currently teaches strings at Five Forks Middle School in Gwinnett County.

Luis Virguez, Violin
Luis Virguez is an accomplished professional musician with nearly 40 years of experience. His vast musical experience comprises teaching, soloist and orchestral performance, conductor and music director of children, youth, and professional symphony orchestras. He has studied violin and orchestral conducting in Venezuela, France, and Italy. Mr. Virguez has toured the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Europe in several occasions.

James Landreau, Violin/Viola
James A. Landreau has been a High School Orchestra teacher in Gwinnett County since 2002. He studied under Juan Ramirez of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Nina Lutz of the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Landreau has played with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, North Georgia Symphony Orchestra, and the Central Florida Symphony Orchestra throughout his music career. Mr. Landreau received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance on the Violin, and his Music Education Degree from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. He has also enjoyed playing as a musician for several professional theatre companies throughout the Southeast.

Linda Williams, Violin
Linda Williams graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Theory on Composition. She has taught in Gwinnett county schools and owned a private music school in Lawrenceville, GA for 7 years. Ms. Williams has played with the Atlanta Pops, Gainesville Symphony, Atlanta Passion Play pit orchestra for 27 years, freelanced for past 25 years, as well as taught privately. Presently, she maintains a private violin studio out of her home. She performs with the Poulenc String Quartet.

Kimberly Rooker, Cello
Kimberly Rooker is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and has performed with numberous symphonies including the Dekalb and Augusta Symphonies. She received a Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance and a Masters Degree in Music History from Converse College in South Carolina. She performs with the Poulenc String Quartet.

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5 responses to “Poulenc String Quartet”

  1. Patsy says:

    They were absolutely wonderful. My guests are still raving about the music and with their help our party was perfect!! – Patsy M, 11/4/2006, Anniversary, Mansfield, GA

  2. Mike says:

    On the day of the wedding, their professionalism and talent was obvious. They arrived early, well dressed (formal wear) and ready to play. Despite it being an outdoor wedding they played in the intense heat without a word of complaint. Their playing of the processional we had selected was so beautiful that it moved my wife and I (and several guests) to tears. My wife and I could not have asked for more and consider their fee money well spent. We would have no hesitation, whatsoever, in recommending them to anyone looking for a classical trio or quartet. Michelle and Michael Montreal, Canada. – Mike S, 8/26/2006, Wedding, Suwannee, GA

  3. Meg says:

    [This quartet] made every possible effort to work with us on our wedding song list. Their music was beautiful. They were very helpful and prompt in replying to questions and concerns. They were also very flexible – we had to change a few songs about a month before the wedding, and they complied without protest. All in all, they are a very professional and service-oriented group. – Meg E, 6/10/2006, Wedding, Alpharetta, GA

  4. Uyo and Xavier says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful performance. Every one loved you guys. We are grateful, Thanks!!! – Uyo & Xavier, April 19, 2006

  5. Jessica says:

    I just want to thank you for the beautiful job that you did at our wedding. Your timing for the ceremony was impeccable and you had such a great sound. Thanks for learning The Overture to Pulcinella for me- it was just perfect! I got so many comments on the beautiful music and how it really added a special touch to the ceremony. We really appreciate your professionalism and excellent musicianship! – Jessica Lonklin, July 19, 2007

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