Formed in 2013, The Perseid String Quartet is
an ensemble of professional musicians based in St. Louis. We regularly present concerts in both traditional and non-traditional venues. Our mission is to perform great works for string quartet to the highest possible artistic standards, and to create accessible and enjoyable concert experiences in our community. Our members hold degrees from the nation's most top music conservatories, and our collective experience includes performing in regional orchestras, teaching at colleges and community music schools, and playing in a rock band.
We love sharing our passion for the string quartet repertoire with others and seek to invigorate the St. Louis music scene with energetic, interactive performances.
The Perseid Meteor shower occurs every year, as debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle enters the earth's atmosphere. The meteorites make for a dazzling show from Mid-July through August, yet each is only between the size of a grain of sand and a marble. We thought that was an appropriate metaphor for what we do as musicians. Each of us plays our small part, but when put together, it can create something spectacular that everyone can enjoy. Our group formed around the peak of the annual Perseid shower, and coincidentally, the constellation Perseus resembles a person with a little hat playing the violin.