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This Seattle String Trio was founded in 1994 and is composed of current and former members of the Seattle Symphony, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, and the Northwest Sinfonietta. Their repertoire spans the baroque, classical, romantic, and modern eras and includes jazz and pop classics, opera excerpts, and some ragtime.

Seattle String Trio bios

Played for twenty years as Assistant Concertmaster of the Kiev State Opera and Ballet in Ukraine, and currently serves as Concertmaster of the Federal Way Philharmonic, while playing frequently with the Seattle Symphony, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Seattle Opera and this Seattle String Trio.

The member of this Seattle String Trio has won a number of solo competitions and has performed in the United States, Europe, Japan, South America, Middle East and former Soviet Union. Locally he won the 1976 Don Bushell Competition and was a member of the Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Seattle Opera. More recently he has been active as a soloist, teacher and recording cellist for the movie industry. He has also held various Principal Cello positions and was on the U.S. tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Music of the Night". Prior to arriving to Seattle he was Principal and Co-principal Cello of several orchestras in South America and Co-principal Cellist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. An active chamber musician, his ensemble played for Boris Yeltsin on his visit to Seattle, for the Secretary of State at the Russian-American International Trade Convention and in the "Out to Lunch" concert series presented by the Seattle Downtown Association at One Union Square. The ensemble is the permanent Artists in Residence ensemble for the performing arts center, Ascension Arts, located in Magnolia. He was the featured soloist with the Eastside Symphony in November 2003.

This musician is Principal Violist of the Tacoma Symphony and Assistant Principal Violist of the Northwest Sinfonietta. He has performed as Assistant Principal Viola of the Boise Philharmonic, and as an extra with the Oregon Symphony, the Anchorage Symphony, the Auburn Symphony, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, and the 5th Avenue Theater Orchestra, most recently in their production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide.”  In the last three years he has appeared as soloist with the Tacoma Symphony, the Eastside Symphony, Octava Chamber Orchestra, and the Lake Union Civic Orchestra in Seattle’s Town Hall. The Tacoma News Tribune characterized his performance as full of “. . . passion and flourish.”
As a chamber musician, he has performed with this Seattle String Trio, with the Onyx Chamber Players, and with the Second City, Cascadia Sounds of Summer, Jacobsen, Mostly Nordic, Seattle Symphony Young Composers and Governor’s Mansion Chamber Series.  During the summer he is on the faculty of Midsummer Musical Retreat and the Puget Sound Chamber Music Workshop.
This artist was adjunct string faculty for Northwest University from 1997 to 2008.

Seattle String Trio clients

*Seattle Art Museum
*Frye Art Museum
*Henry Art Museum
*St. John Lutheran: Friends and Neighbors Concert Series
*Filmed and aired on KCTS, Channel 9
*Microsoft Company
*1997 Flower and Garden Show, Seattle Convention Center
*Seattle Aquarium
*Nordstrom, Bellevue Square
*Wright Runstad & Company, One Bellevue Center
*Seafirst Center, Columbia Tower
*Northland Communications Corporation
*The Seneca Real Estate Group
*1996, 1997, and 1998 Commencement ceremonies at the University of Washington
*University of Washington, Department of Engineering
*University of Washington, Department of Ophthalmology
*University of Washington, Department of Clinical Psychiatry
*University of Washington, Program in Public Affairs

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Country United States
City Seattle
State/Province Washington
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15 responses to “Seattle String Trio 1”

  1. Dawn Bowman says:

    “The performance you gave was wonderful; it made our event unique.”
    Dawn Bowman, Nordstroms

  2. Liz Bosold says:

    “I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you …once again, for providing a lovely evening of delightful music for our Holiday party. We were extremely pleased and will definitely remember you for another occasion.”
    Liz Bosold, Exec. Administrator, Starbucks Coffee Company

  3. Scott says:

    “Thanks so much for your performances today. The mix, your commentary, the bit of fun with Bach worked very, very well with what can be a difficult audience. They enjoyed it, most, which probably startled them. That is exactly what I am trying to do up here — provide the glimmers. You folks make it possible. And just from me, official hat off — god, what beautiful music. You all did it justice. The Shaker piece almost made me blubber, it was so simple and yet exalted. Yes, Aaron used the theme well and so did CBS for about 30 years — but the pure form was exquisite.”
    Scott, School Performance

  4. A.K. says:

    “I wanted to be sure to thank you all for making my wedding such a beautiful (and beautifully smooth) ceremony and a lovely reception.” – A. K. (Bride)

  5. Steve Klein says:

    The performance was superb & created an ambiance for our students’ Christmas Event that transcended time. – Steve Klein, Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment

  6. Client says:

    “I did not want to let the day go by without telling you how incredible the music was last night at Nathan and Mercy’s wedding. It was absolutely beautiful. I had many wonderful comments and compliments that were meant for you and the other 2 musicians. My brother didn’t want the wedding to start, he just wanted to listen to the music.Thank you so much for your part in making the wedding such a special event for our whole family.”
    Sincerely, L. N.

  7. Client says:

    “Thank you so much for your beautiful music during our wedding ceremony. I could not have imagined
    anything more breathtaking and heartfelt than your music. We feel honored to have had your musical
    contribution. You have enhanced our entire experience and lives (and lifelong memories). Thank you.”
    Sincerely, A. & D. J.

  8. Client says:

    “… We agreed that the music was beautiful and timed very well with our small Catholic ceremony. You watched the priest and seemed to start and stop at the perfect times. You were all dressed to the “9s” and were the ultimate professionals. Your talent is definitely worth the price.”
    Sincerely, KB

  9. Jennifer and Daniel says:

    “We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for performing at our wedding last Saturday. Your music helped to make the day absolutely perfect. We will never forget it. We have received nothing but
    compliments from everyone in attendance about your beautiful performance. We would highly recommend you to anyone looking for that extra step towards making their day wonderful…” – Jennifer and Daniel D.

  10. Mark and Jen says:

    “Thanks for playing at our wedding. We are still receiving compliments from people on our musician
    selection. You definitely surpassed my high expectations for our wedding!! Thank you, thank you,
    and thank you for being so prompt, professional, and awesome. Please feel free to send people our
    way for a reference.” Thanks for such a spectacular performance!” – Mark & Jen

  11. Paul and Jennifer says:

    “I know it has been quite some time since our wedding (July 17th), but I wanted to let you know how
    happy we were with your performance during our ceremony. You and the rest of the trio were amazing
    in every way. Your playing was beautiful, and you were so well organized and adapted so well to our
    somewhat unorganized schedule. We had many compliments about your trio, so I just thought I would
    pass that along to you! If you ever need a positive reference or referral, we would be happy to oblige!” – Paul & Jennifer

  12. Matthew and Lisa says:

    “I wanted to thank you so much for doing a beautiful job playing at our wedding. You were so professional and wonderful to work with and musically just as great. We’ll be passing your names along! Thank you.” – Matthew and Lisa

  13. Don and Rebecca says:

    “Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The trio sounded great and all our guests commented on how wonderful you guys sounded. Also, a special thanks for playing ‘Throne Room’ (John Williams, Star Wars trilogy) for our recessional. Our guests loved it! We will continue to highly recommend your services to our friends.” – Don and Rebecca

  14. Steve Klein says:

    For our third year in a row, this Seattle String Trio dazzled our audience with their Christmas selections December 10th, which we live-streamed to our folks in 34 countries around the world. Accompanied by a baby-grand pianist this year, over 2,100 of our students and their families were enchanted by the sounds of this talented group of Puget Sound’s finest musicians! – Steve Klein, Event Services Mgr., Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, Yelm

  15. Steve Klein says:

    For our fourth year in a row, the Seattle String Trio dazzled our audience with their Christmas selections Saturday, December 8th for three hours, which we live-streamed to our students in 34+ countries around the world. Accompanied by a baby-grand pianist again this year, 2,000+ of our folks and their families were enchanted by the sounds of this talented group of some of Puget Sound’s finest musicians! – Steve Klein, Event Services Mgr., Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, Yelm

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