Manhattan String Quartet serving the New York Metro Area

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Aramis String Quartet brings the quality and professionalism of concert hall performances straight to you, making your wedding or event a very special one. Our players are all career musicians, and hold advanced degrees from prestigious music schools and conservatories across the country, including The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern University, The New England Conservatory, and The Colburn School. We regularly perform at venues throughout New York City (Manhattan and surrounding boroughs).
                                                 We offer:  - Competitive pricing for a concert quality perfomance
                                                                    - An extensive selection of classical and contemporary pieces
                                                                    - A coordinator to make the music selection process easy
                                                                    - Highly experienced players who are professional in their appearance and conduct

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In addition to performing in numerous events and weddings, Aramis Quartet musicians frequently play in recording sessions for soundtracks and recording artists.

Please use the contact form to inquire about hiring Aramis Quartet for your next event or project.


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Musicians


Violinist and Coordinator Rebecca C Hamilton holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from The Juilliard School, where she was a pupil of Naoko Tanaka. At Juilliard, Miss Hamilton served as an active member of the Chamber orchestra, working closely with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. As an Irene Diamond Fellow, she received a full scholarship to pursue her degree. She was also a full scholarship recipient at Northwestern University, where she received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Recently, Miss Hamilton was invited back to perform the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra as the winner of concerto competition. Miss Hamilton began studying violin with Roland and Almita Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago, where she was an active member of the American Chamber Strings under the direction of Roland Vamos. She then continued her studies with Almita Vamos at Northwestern University, where she was the recipient of the Wade Fetzer Fellowship. During her high school years, she was mentored by David Taylor and Yuan-Qing Yu, both assistant concertmasters of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As an active chamber musician, Miss Hamilton has worked closely with the Pacifica Quartet and the Chicago String Quartet and has been coached by Jonathan Feldman of The Juilliard School and Peter Salaff o the Cleveland Institute of Music. Miss Hamilton has recently returned from a tour in South America with the Del Gesu Strings. As an orchestral performer, she has attended many renowned music festivals such as the Pacific Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival Music and School, Weathersfield Music Festival, and Meadowmount School of Music. At the Pacific Music Festival, Miss Hamilton premired a chamber work of Toru Takemitsu. An international performer, Miss Hamilton has performed in Austria, Germany, Korea, Japan, The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Chile, and throughout the United States.

Born in California, cellist Tobin Low has been working his way east ever since. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, the University of Michigan, and The Juilliard School, he is now pursuing a Professional Studies degree at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. While pursuing his Bachelor's Degree, he served as principle cellist of the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and currently serves as principle of the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia. As a chamber musician, he has performed a wide range of repertoire with the New Juilliard Ensemble, the Noname ensemble as part of Youtube Play at the Guggenheim Museum, and appeared as part of the 2010 ChamberFest at The Juilliard School. He has concertized at summer festivals in Taos, New Mexico, as well as the Moritzburg Festival Academy in Germany, where his octet won the Moritzburg Prize for their performance of the Shostakovich Octet. Tobin has studied with Richard Aaron, Timothy Eddy, David Soyer, and currently studies with Alan Stepansky.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does your ceremony package include?
A: Our ceremony package includes 20-30 minutes of prelude music while your guests are arriving, music for the ceremony (processional, bridal entrance, optional candle lighting or sand ceremonies, and recessional), and a short 5-10 minute postlude while your guests are exiting the ceremony area. Cocktail hour music is available for an additional fee.


Q: What are your rates?
A: Our rates depend on the duration of your event. Please contact us for a quote.


Q: Do you charge any additional fees, including taxes and gratuity?
A: Our pricing is all inclusive. We do not charge taxes or gratuity. Occasionally we do charge a travel fee, depending on the distance of your venue. Any travel fees will be disclosed with the initial price quote.


Q: Can you help me with the selection process?
A: We provide free consultations to help you select the music for your event. Our musicians have years of experience, and are happy to suggest selections that suit your musical taste. Our selection forms also include recommendations for different parts of your ceremony.


Q: I'd like to request a song that isn't on your repertoire lists, do you take special requests?
A: Yes. We work with professional composers who can arrange any piece of music to the instrumentation of your choosing, for an additional fee.


Q: What is your payment policy?
A: We require a deposit of 50% with the return of your contract, and the remainder is due with your selection form, 10 days prior to the date of your event.


Q: When can I expect musicians to arrive at my event?
A: Musicians will arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your event/ceremony.


Q: Do your musicians perform at outdoor settings?
A: Our musicians are happy to perform outdoors. However, we do request that shade is provided to protect our instruments, and that an alternate indoor location is available in the case of inclement weather.


Q: What will the musicians wear?
A: Our musicians will dress in concert black: black suit with tie for men and long dressy black for women.
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Contact Info


Coordinator Rebecca Hamilton

MM, The Juilliard School
BM, Northwestern University
rebecca@aramisquartet.com

 
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