In the event the St. Charles String Quartet is unavailable, the St. Charles Strings can form ensembles for your event. The St. Charles Strings are professional freelance musicians who perform regularly in the Maryland/DC/NoVA area. They also frequently perform along with the St. Charles String Quartet members and are familiar with our repertoire.
Patrcia Wang, Violin/Piano
Patricia currently resides in Maryland where she recently graduated from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance as well as a Minor in Voice and a liberal arts concentration. Her musical journey began at the age of 4 when she first started learning the violin. By the age of 6, she was also being formally trained in both Voice and the Piano. During her most formative stages of violin training, she had the opportunity to participate in master classes taught by Fung Ho, Nai-Yuan Hu, Ruggiero Ricci, Jay Zhong, Sherry Kloss and Linda Wang. At the Peabody Institute, Ms. Wang completed her Bachelor’s degree in violin under the tutelage of Professor Keng-Yuen Tseng, pupil of Erick Friedman and the silver medalist of the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Belgium 1993. Alongside violin, Ms. Wang furthered her vocal talents at the Peabody Institute with Mrs. Carol Cavey-Miles. Patricia is currently a faculty member at the Royal Arts Academy in Olney, MD.
Gabe Dimarco, Cello
Gabe received his Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance and Music Composition from The Catholic University of America, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in Washington D.C. There he studied cello with Robert Newkirk, string pedagogy with Jody Gatwood, and composition with Dr. Helmut Braunlich. He has played cello with several orchestras including the Georgetown Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland and the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra where he was principal cellist. Gabriel is currently a member of the St. Charles String Quartet and Simply Classics String Quartet. He has also contributed greatly in the music education field, serving as adjudicator and guest conductor for many Maryland school orchestra festivals. Gabriel currently teaches cello at The Academy of Fine Arts in Gaithersburg, Maryland. His teaching method was influenced strongly by cellist Scott Cook at the String Academy of Wisconsin, where he attended string pedagogy workshops for cello.
Jennifer Murray, Viola
Native of South Carolina, violist Jennifer Murray has established herself in the D/M/V area as an exceptionally versatile and eclectic artist. Classically trained, she has a strong passion for teaching strings, performing chamber music, performing in orchestras and is an active composer and arranger for string ensembles. Murray’s chamber music experiences have been extremely prominent. She has been performing as a St. Charles player since 2011. Other performance ensembles include New England Chamber Ensemble, Ensemble du Monde, Columbia players’ quartet and Prince Georges Philharmonic. She has also performed with various artists: Common, Mark O’Connor and Alison Krauss. Murray holds a Bachelor of Music from the Hartt School of Music (West Hartford, CT) in Viola Performance and a Master of Music degree from Boston University.