When you contact the Loring String Quartet, you talk with Conor directly. We don’t use a third party to deal with clients, or an agent who charges extra just to put you in touch with us. We deal with all of our clients directly, giving you the benefit of our experience and expertise right from the start. We know that music choices are very personal, so whether you want us to play at your party, wedding, or a loved-one’s funeral, allow us to create the music you want to hear. There is no charge for telephone or email consultations and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Call or e-mail today to start your journey towards a wonderful musical experience.
The old saying goes that you can’t buy experience – well, we say you can! When you hire the Loring String Quartet, you’re booking musicians that have over 15 years of professional experience, playing for hundreds of events. We have performed at over 1,200 parties, functions, funerals, and memorial services, as well as weddings that are secular, sacred, Christian, Jewish, Greek Orthodox, indoors, outdoors, traditional, unusual, original – you name it, we’ve played it! Our depth of experience has cultivated a flexibility that allows us to adapt to any situation. This gives you the assurance that no matter what, where, or when your event is, we can provide you with your perfect, personalized, LIVE soundtrack.
Music is our profession and we take a lot of pride in what we do. We strive to perform our best at every event, regardless of who it’s for, where it is, or what music we play. Our professional approach is one of the things that sets us apart. We treat our clients well by responding promptly to calls and emails, always turning up on time and well prepared, and our standards of performance are second to none. We even offer a variety of dress options – whether your event is blacktie, semi-formal, or casual, we will dress accordingly. This attention to detail is all part of the service with the Loring String Quartet.
Our performers have been preparing for this for their entire lives! Many of us started learning to play music when we were little children. We have since attended the finest schools and universities in this country and overseas, and we bring all of this training to each and every performance. If you visit our Bio page, you will learn that we have been performing in concert halls, theaters, and stages of all shapes and sizes for many years. We are a hard-working collective of professional musicians with a wonderfully eclectic résumé. Ask us about performing on the MTV Music Awards, or how the viral video with Kobe Bryant playing piano with us came to be! Allow us to show you the product of all our training – we’re sure you’ll love what you hear!
Our repertoire covers hundreds of years of composition, from the early baroque of the 1600s to the present day. Most of our clients request a mix of classical and more contemporary selections. We have over 800 pop covers, spanning genres like rock ‘n’ roll, golden oldies, movie soundtracks, indie, grunge, 80s rock, Ratpack, jazz, disco, and much, much more. Call or e-mail us to discuss your musical ideas, or if you’re not sure yet, we are happy to advise you on specific selections to listen to to help make up your mind.
Although we are based in Minneapolis, and most often perform within the greater Twin Cities area, we are always happy to travel far and wide to bring our music wherever it is needed. From Rochester to Roseau, Bemidji to Biwabik, we love bringing our music to ALL parts of MN. We do also perform in Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas. Additional travel fees apply.
The Loring String Quartet offers a comprehensive music service and can supply more than the members of our full quartet. If you would like to add a trumpet, harp, vocals, organ, piano, or any other instrument(s) to the quartet we can accommodate most combinations. While we do most often recommend the sound of the full string quartet, we offer smaller ensembles and are happy to discuss all options with you at any time.