Reviews From Our Audience
"The Lyrata String Quartet is a versatile group that is at home playing all genres of music from the earliest Bach concerto to a high spirited rag by Scott Joplin to the latest movie theme by John Williams. When they perform their classical concerts, they take their audience on a musical journey through time as they perform pieces from the Baroque to the Modern eras in the span of about two hours. Their tango concerts transport listeners to the barrios of Argentina. Their Titanic-themed concert takes the crowd back to 1912, beginning with the stately First Class celebrations and then on to the raucous parties on the steerage decks. Their classical training allows them to play even the most complicated pieces without effort. Most importantly, regardless of what piece they are performing, all four musicians have the innate ability to connect to their audience. They meticulously prepare for each event first by honing their musical technique, but also by researching each piece so they can offer a quick lesson to help the audience understand and appreciate as they listen. Anyone who has the chance to join the Lyrata String Quartet for a concert should jump at the chance. Their concerts are an incredible combination of a listening and learning experience that is second to none."
- Don and Marianne Mottley,
Sustaining Board, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
"My husband and I caught a dinner performance of this quartet at the Refectory back in February, and they exceeded our expectations. They were engaging, energetic and fun to watch. They played a series of songs from movie soundtracks that spanned a wide range of musical styles and decades. It brought back many fond memories."
- Laurinda Woodward
"These four incredibly talented and enthusiastic musicians will give you a night you won't forget. The Christmas event is one I truly cannot miss. It is the highlight of my Christmas Season. I love to close my eyes and listen as the music takes me away to every perfect Christmas dream a romantic could ever wish for."
- Jo Ford
"Lyrata String Quartet played for my wedding ceremony, and it was so beautiful to have live music! Scheduling and communication were incredibly easy. Cora helped with song choices that fit perfectly into the ceremony. I highly recommend the quartet for wedding music!"
- Laura Pratt
"THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! The Quartet sounded beautiful at the Beverly Mansion. From our perspective it was absolutely lovely! I would highly recommend the Lyrata String Quartet in the future!"
- Lori Washington
"Spirited, engaging, and passionate. This group brings great joy and incites amazement with their performances."