Lindsay, Violin I
Lindsay has been playing the violin for five years and taken eleven years of piano, on which she competes in multiple
yearly competitions. She has been the concertmistress of her high school orchestra and her Northern Virginia District
10 orchestra this past year. Also during the 2002-2003 school year, Lindsay was accepted into the American Youth Philharmonic
and performed with her Northern Virginia regional orchestra. The Pan American Symphony Orchestra has invited Lindsay
to play with them on multiple occasions, the latest performing on the Millennium stage at the Kennedy Center. To expand
her horizons, Lindsay has just purchased a Yamaha electric violin and is learning jazz techniques and taking improvisation
lessons with her school's jazz band.
A competitive cross-country and track and field athlete, Lindsay holds her high school record for the high jump and recently
became the Independent School League champion for the same event. She loves to read and paint in what is left of her
spare time, and attends a chorus and art camp every summer.
Kenneth, Violin II
Kenneth has been studying violin since age five (1993) and studied piano for four years. He played in the American Youth
String Ensemble during the 1998 and 1999 seasons, as well as in the Chamber Ensemble Program of the American Youth Philharmonic
Orchestras in the 1999 season. Kenneth was one of the founding members of another quartet, "Stringin' Along", which performed
at a number of weddings, receptions, fundraisers, and other events from 1997-2000. Since 1999 Kenneth has studied chamber
music at a three-week summer camp, "Music at Port Milford
," in Milford, Ontario. Currently Kenneth is concertmaster and principal violinist in his school's chamber orchestra.
In addition to violin, Kenneth is a Boy Scout (Life rank working towards Eagle Scout), enjoys art, plays chess, swims
competitively, and is a varsity wrestler.
Kenneth and his brother, Daniel (who is now in the USAFA class of 2008),
where founding members of the PSQ along with Joshua.
Allison has been studying violin since 1998. She has participated in the D.C. Youth Orchestra, Charles County
Youth Orchestra and is currently a member of the Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. Allison has been concertmistress
of Charles County Jr. Orchestra as well as Southern Maryland’s Tri-County Jr. Orchestra. For the past three years, Allison has
received superior ratings at county and state level solo competitions. This past fall, Allison was awarded a violin as a recipient
of Potters Violin’s national instrument competition. Allison began studying viola this past year and is principal viola
in her school orchestra.
Allison is on her school’s principal's honor roll and was awarded student of the year. She enjoys long distant
bicycle riding and will participate on her high schools cross country team in the fall.
Joshua began his music study by "singing A's" at age one! His formal cello training started at age three (1993), and
he also plays trombone and piano. Joshua has been a member of the American Youth String Ensemble of the American Youth Philharmonic
Orchestras since the 1999 season. Joshua's mom is the quartet's coach and is a professional violinist and violin teacher.
Josh and his sister, Sara (who is now in college but still fills in on occasion), were founding members of the quartet along
with Kenny and his brother.
In addition to his broad music interests, Joshua is a Boy Scout (First Class rank), participates in baseball and
is a competitive swimmer, favoring breast stroke.