BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR THE ALLIANCE STRING QUARTET

The Alliance String Quartet has been together since 1998, and was formed from members of The Alliance and Akron Symphony Orchestras. The members enjoy playing for weddings, parties, dinners, and many different events, and concerts strictly for listening pleasure ... Such concerts have been in Zoar on a yearly basis since 2005,in a North Canton Church on Valentines Day, 2010, and St. Michaels Church, Canton, 2012 ... The group will travel for these concerts or wherever they are requested to play throughout the entire state of Ohio and beyond if necessary.

The quartet members are very active in many symphony orchestras, such as Akron, Wheeling, Tuscarawas Philharmonic, Wooster Symphony, in addition to The Alliance Symphony.

Bohdan Subchak. 1st violinist and leader of the group, is on the teaching staff of Mount Union College, serves as concertmaster of The Alliance Symphony Orchestra, was acting concertmaster for The Tuscarawas Philharmonic in 2007/2008, plus does much freelance performing, where he is a player in high demand throughout the state of Ohio. He has soloed with The Tuscarawas Philharmonic in 2007 and 2008, playing The Bruch Violin Concerto, and the Saint Saens Violin Concerto. He also performed with the Wooster Symphony Orchestra two seasons ago playing the Brahms Violin Concerto.

Georgene Recchio2nd violinist, and coordinator of the group, former teacher for Gulia Music, plays first violin in The Alliance Symphony. the Tuscarawas Philharmonic and Wooster Symphony Orchestras.,She serves as coordinator of The Alliance String Quartet, and will do freelance work, wherever needed.

Janet SlusserViolist and sub violinist, , is the retired teacher of strings for The Alliance City Schools" performs in The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra., performs in the Wooster and Alliance Symphony on both violin and viola.She will offer her services as a freelance performer where needed.

Jim BensonVioloncellist, holds a masters degree in cello performance and is a regular member of The Akron Symphony Orchestra and Divertimento String Quartet. He also does much freelance performing,and is a systems librarian in The Youngstown State University Library.

Crystal SabikSub-violoncellist, is the current teacher of strings for The Alliance City Schools, and holds a masters degree in music education .. She is a regular performer in the cello section of The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra, and does freelance work when needed.

The group operates by contract only, with a deposit being asked for to secure the date they are expected to perform .. Music selections can be chosen from a 18 page listing of both classical and light music, which includes jazz, show tunes, ethnic pieces, and current radio pop music , rock music etc.. Their arranger, Bojana Javonanic of Serbia arranges music for pieces which are not shown on their repertoire lists. Other string performers in the group are Cornel and Anna Zotta, Cathy Hill, Jamie Thornburg, Cindy Snyder, Barbara Phelps-Hutson, Cynthia Kreiner, John Chiera, Elaine Anderson, Nancy Thorn, Mary Cooper, and Josh Williams.. The group also has two pianists, and one soprano vocalist which can be hired as needed.

The group has a website at www.alliancestringquartet.com still being worked on for review by prospective clients. They are gaining in popularity, playing 15-20 weddings and other events. Previous referrals from past events are: Matt Lautzenheiser, Dover Historical Society, Reeves Home:1-330-343-7040 email reeves@tusco.net

Brian Valot, 1-330-204-0495, cell, home 1- 330-343-2074 email bvalot@atwoodlakeboats.com

Hans Fischer: 1-330-343- 2074 cell 1-330-204-3143 email hansfischer@hotmail.com. If any further information is needed about the group, please contact the quartet coordinator, Georgene Recchio.., email fgrecchio@neo.rr.com•• or phone 1-330-477-6940