IconiQ String Quartet
It's time: the tables are set, the guests have all arrived, the dress fits perfectly. But there's still something missing: the final touches. Add the last sparkle to the champagne, the last ornament on the decorations, the last polish to make it all come together for your celebration.
Icon•ic \i-'kä-nik\ adjective - relating to or having the characteristics of an icon (an object of uncritical devotion).
And that's exactly what iconiQ string quartet brings: something worthy of praise. Based in New York City, we are a wedding and special events string ensemble able to tailor our performances to your requests. Our members have performed across the country and the globe - Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Tokyo, Hungary, Jamaica, Czech Republic - and come with experience and training from the finest universities and teachers.
In search of a soloist, duet, or trio for your special occasion? Or perhaps you'd like to hear a beautiful version of Elton John's "Your Song," Coldplay's "Yellow," or Stevie's "Isn't She Lovely" at your event? Look no further: iconiQuartet is the missing piece to your iconic event!
Daisuke Suzuki, violinist, is a full-scholarship Master's student at Manhattan School of Music. Since the age of two, he has appeared as musician and featured soloist with numerous orchestras including Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra, Littleton Symphony, and Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine and toured internationally in destinations such as Hungary and Japan. He has achieved high rankings and top prizes in several competitions such as the Aspen Snowmass Music Festival, ASTA National Solo Competition, International Sejong Soloists, Naumberg Violin Competition, and the Young Artists Foundation. Suzuki currently studies under Alejandro Mendoza and world-renowned soloist Pinchas Zukerman.
Mami Sugita, violinist, is a graduate of Otterbein College with extensive training in both musical theatre and classical music fields. She has participated as associate violinist for Davidson String Quartet, Supertonic String Quartet, Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, West Virginia Honors Orchestra, and Westerville Symphony Orchestra. She served as Assistant Concertmistress and soloist for Otterbein String Orchestra and chamber ensembles. Sugita's past teachers include Essential Elements for Strings creator Robert Gillespie and Erin Gilliland, the former her inspiration for starting her own private violin studio.
Cori Tolda, violist, is an avid chamber musician, Quaterstick Records recording artist, and music teacher. She received her early training at Boston University's Tanglewood Institute and New York Youth Symphony. She participated in numerous music festivals across the globe including Zlate Hory Summer Music Festival in the Czech Republic with a two-year admittance on full-scholarship. Tolda toured and recorded with the Bennington String Quartet, most notably to Kingston, Jamaica where she performed at the US Ambassador's House and the President's House. Since the age of 16, she has taught private and group lessons in Connecticut and New York. Tolda studied under James Buswell, Diane Pascal, and Victoria Voronyansky.
Bobbie Crow, cellist, is an experienced chamber musician, soloist, and music arranger. He received his training at Otterbein College and The Ohio State University where he earned his Bachelor's of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Jazz Theory. He has served as Principal Cellist and orchestra musician in Westerville Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Wesleyan Chamber Orchestra, and on the Manhattan musical "The Lost Boys, Or An Awfully Big Adventure." As an arranger, he has collaborated on recordings with numerous artists including pop group Useless Beauty, indie singer Michael Wojniak, and Grammy-nominated composer and pianist David Tolley. His teachers include Richard Bell and Cora Kuyvenhoven.