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Gael and Barbara,
I wanted to thank you for playing so beautifully at my wedding. The music was exactly how I imagined it would be, and complimented the ceremony so nicely. Thank you for being prompt, professional and very talented!

We enjoy working closely with our clients
to achieve the special mood that they want to create for their particular event.

About Us

In 1987, Barbara Murray and Gael Abbasi formed String Variations to offer a variety of fine music for special occasions, such as celebrations, weddings, corporate events, and concerts.

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String Variations features chamber music:

  • String Duo (violin and cello)
  • String Trio (two violins and cello)
  • Traditional String Quartet (two violins, viola and cello)

The musical texture can change with the addition of a flute for a:
  • Flute Trio (flute, violin and cello)
  • Flute Quartet (flute, violin, viola and cello)

A trumpet may be added to the strings for ceremonies.

These choices offer our clients versatility in size, sound and affordability.

The musicians with whom we choose to work with are full-time professionals, working also in the opera, ballet and show orchestras in Philadelphia, Atlantic City and New York City.

We have all performed on the stages of the Academy of Music, the Kimmel Center, and Carnegie Hall.

We always appear in the formal dress black of professional musicians, men in tuxedos and women in formal black. Color accents, such as sashes, may be added.

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