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About us

THE Jarger String Quartet is a professional and highly experienced Brisbane-based string ensemble.

 

We are dedicated to bringing our Brisbane clients the highest quality ensembles with our string quartet, trio or solo combinations. Let us add the magical musical sparkle to your event!

 

With more than 15 years experience playing as an ensemble, we are specialists in performing at weddings, private parties, fund raisers, corporate events, special events and other occasions.

Jarger Strings knows how important it is for you to have a successful event and our music will create that special ambience and mood. We will ensure your event is relaxed, uplifting and wonderfully memorable.

FOR BOOKINGS, contact AMY ALLEN on

ph. 0418-832-769

E: amyallen15@icloud.com

We offer Classical, Popular, Broadway, Tangos, Ragtime, Jazz Standards and the heart-felt melodies from the movies!

 

 

 

 Our Musicians

Jarger Strings combines the talents of a number of Brisbane string players including Sally-Ann Djachenko (violin), Yuri Djachenko (violin/viola), Teena Sullivan (viola) and Amy Allen (cello).

Sally-Ann DJACHENKO (Violin)

Sally-Ann is a Scottish violinist who studied at the RSAMD (Glasgow), RAM (London) and the Queensland Conservatorium (Brisbane).  Career highlights include playing with the European Community Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. For the past 7 years she has been a member of The Camerata of St John’s, and also the Queensland Pops Orchestra.

Yuri DJACHENKO (Violin & Viola)

Yuri is an Australian violinist, violist, teacher and educator who studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Griffith University), Hobart Conservatorium of Music (Tasmania Univeristy) and the University of Queensland.  He has worked extensively in the UK, Finland and Australia.  In recent years Yuri has acted as principal viola for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and plays regularly with the Queensland Pops Orchestra.

Amy ALLEN (‘Cello) 

Amy has completed Bachelor of Music majoring in Performance with Distinction (2000), from the University of Alberta (Canada, 2000), an A.Mus.A diploma in ‘cello and Graduate Education degree (2006).  She has recently been performing with a new contemporary Jazz ensemble ‘The Wendy Murray trio’ featuring popular Brisbane based jazz/Latin singer Wendy Murray and Clint Allen on piano. 

Teena SULLIVAN (Viola)

Violist Teena Sullivan studied at the QLD Conservatorium of Music under Elizabeth Morgan and John Curro where she obtained a Bachelor of Music (Hons).   Teena's performing experience includes playing lead viola in the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, playing in a string group as the support act for Gloria Estefan and for many couples' specials day at their weddings.

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WEDDING CEREMONIES

Classical music has typically accompanied a wedding service because its aesthetic refinement symbolises the purity of sensibility and emotion involved.  

Mostly, clients leave music selection to our discretion.   However, if you have requests or are unsure about appropriate music for your ceremony, then let us assist you for your special occasion.

A Protestant or Civil service usually equates to a booking of a minimum one hour and presents five musical opportunities -

  • Guests Arrival

  • Processional

  • Signing of the Register

  • Recessional Music

  • Guests Leave.

A Catholic or Orthodox service also usually equates to a booking of at least one-and-a-half hours and presents seven musical opportunities:

  • Guests Arrival

  • Processional

  • Offertory

  • Communion

  • Signing of the Register

  • Recessional Music

  • Guests Leave.

These booking times cover the service nicely by providing music for around 15 minutes pre-ceremony and 5 minutespost-ceremony.   Our booking time should start 15 minutes before the Processional starts.   For example, if the Processional starts at 3.00pm, then we should be booked from 2.45pm-4.15pm (one hour and a half).

 

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Repertoire

Jarger Strings has literally hundreds of pieces in their repertoire!   We are generally able to arrange a popular piece of your choosing with adequate notice.

To make your choice easier, we have listed the typical or most frequently requested songs for the program of a wedding ceremony.   Typically, one or two pieces would be selected for each of the following:

Entrance pieces (Wedding Ceremony)

  • Pachebel - Canon in D
  • Vivaldi - Four Seasons (selections)
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary

Signing of the Registry

  • Bach - Air on G String
  • Bach - Ave Maria
  • I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (mvt 2)
  • Beatles - All You Need Is Love
  • You Raise Me Up / The Prayer

Exit

  • Bach -Brandenburg No.3
  • Handel - Fireworks 'La Rejoissance'
  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus
  • Handel - Arrival of the Queen or Sheba
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (mvt 1)

A complete repertoire list is available upon request.

 

 

Some recent Jarger String Quartet and String Trio performances

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Sound Samples

by Jarger Strings