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We are here full-time to help you select your music and make your event elegant and enjoyable. We are constantly updating our music library with the latest hit songs so that you can impress your guests. Once you book with us, our local Houston based music leader will be in contact with you to finalize all the details before your important occasion.
Our Detroit musicians have delighted guests again and again, and clients rate us as "EXCELLENT" over 99% of the time.
If you need an energetic, professional and easy to work with ensemble to perform your favorite music, then Innocenti Strings is the right group for you.
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We have performed music for hundreds of events over the years, receiving several awards, establishing Innocenti Strings as the Houston ensemble for live entertainment.
Locally-sourced, conservatory-raised, and free to play with other ensembles, our musicians perform the highest quality music anywhere they are located. They use instruments made out of cherished wood and often play acoustically without the need of an external power source which would make them one of the most environmentally friendly service providers at your event.
We are currently in the process of holding auditions. If you are a professional string players and are interested in joining Innocenti Strings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Violinist, Zachary Montasser, earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in 2011 from University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, and then went on to receive a Performance Certificate with a focus on violin performance in 2013 from DePaul University in Chicago studying with renowned American violinist, Janet Sung.
Zachary has been a founding member of two classical string quartets, the Clark Street Quartet and the Fuzion String Quartet, which was featured in the prestigious Hot Spring Music Festival, the House of Blues, and toured throughout the US. Currently, he is second violin in the Westheimer String Quartet, which continues to perform all across Houston and was the resident String Quartet at Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson Missouri.
Zachary was a featured violinist in the Tikvah Company of Artists, where he accompanied live contemporary dance. He has performed with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony, Terra Nostra Ensemble, Opera in the Heights, Stages Theater (formerly Stages Repertory Theater), Theater Under the Stars, A.D. Players, and is currently a core First Violin of The Symphony of Southeast Texas.
Colombian violinist Mauricio Oliveros, is an active recitalist, chamber musician, arranger, freelance musician and educator. He is currently the Associate Concertmaster of the Symphony of Southeast Texas and is on the Adjunct Faculty at Houston Baptist University, The Kinkaid School, and Tallowood Academy of Fine Arts. He performs regularly throughout the American Continent, and has also appeared as soloist with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, the University of Houston Concerto Orchestra, the Magnolia Chamber Orchestra and the Valle Symphony Orchestra in Colombia. He has attended important music festivals, including the Youth Orchestra of the Americas (YOA), the Texas Music Festival, and the Mimir Chamber Music Festival. He has been a member of the Valle Symphony Orchestra (Colombia), San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, Irving Symphony Orchestra, Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Vista. Dr. Oliveros is a former member and mentor of the prestigious YOA Global Leaders Program and has given violin and chamber music masterclasses in the USA, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Cuba and Mexico. An avid lover of chamber music, Dr. Oliveros is a co-founder of the Houston-based Terra Nostra Ensemble, which performs music written by composers from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
Omeed Manshouri is a violist who enjoys a varied career as performer and teacher. A native of Houston, he attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Since then he has performed with various professional ensembles in New York, Hartford and Houston. Collaborations with ensembles have included Brazos Valley Symphony, Brazosport Symphony Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, International Chamber Orchestra of America and Manhattan Symphonie. Omeed has performed at notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Bushnell Performing Arts Center and Jones Hall. He has also been featured as a guest artist for the Terra Nostra Ensemble as well as the Westheimer String Quartet. Omeed has spent his summers performing at various music festivals throughout the United States, Germany and Italy.
He holds a Master Degree from Mannes College in New York under the tutelage of Daniel Panner, violist of the Mendelssohn String Quartet, a Graduate Professional Diploma from the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut with soloist – Rita Porfiris, and a Bachelor Degree from the Moores School of Music studying with principal violist of the Houston Symphony - Wayne Brooks.
Vyacheslav Dobrushkin, native of Ukraine, has performed in distinguished concert halls throughout North America including Carnegie Hall, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Meyerson Symphony Center, Teatro Hidalgo, Zilkha Hall, Blas Galindo Hall among others. He began his violoncello journey at an early age at Uzhgorod Music School, placing first (1997, 1999) and second (1998) in the prestigious Regional String Competition of Young Interpreters. In 1999, Mr. Dobrushkin moved with his family to Colima, Mexico, and from 1999 until 2007, he furthered his studies at the bachelor level in the University Institute of Fine Arts (UIFA) at Colima University. While there, Mr Dobrushkin participated in the First Journey of Violoncello in the city of Queretaro, Mexico (2001); and invited to play as a soloist with the San Luis Potosí Orchestra (2004). He was also selected to be part of National Children's Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, touring all around the Mexican Republic (2001-2004) and on the latter group’s international tour in 2004. In 2006, Mr. Dobrushkin took part in the International Music Academy "Winter 2006”, obtaining First Place in the Second National Competition "Petrof-Symphony-Pearl River" for Young Performers. Same year he was invited to perform as a soloist with the National Youth Symphony, in Mexico City. Mr. Dobrushkin participated in numerous distinguished festivals and master classes, among them: XXVII Chamber Music Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (2005). International Master Class at the Longy School of Music in Boston, USA (2006); Hot Springs Festival in Arkansas, USA (2011); Texas Music Festival in Houston, USA (2011,2013-2014); Semper Music Festival. Vols am Schlern, Italy (2016). In 2007 Mr. Dobrushkin moved to Houston, to pursue his Bachelor and Masters in Music performance at the University of Houston, under the coordination of Professor Vagram Saradjian. Vyacheslav Dobrushkin has been a member and principal cellist of Texas Medical Center Orchestra since 2011. Performing numerous concerts throughout the orchestra season, and being featured as a soloist with the same orchestra in 2016. As well as winning First Place in the American Prize (2017) and Second Place “Ernst Bacon Award” of The American Prize (2018).In 2016 Mr. Dobrushkin was granted first place at the Moores School of Music Concerto Competition. For which he had an opportunity to perform as a soloist under the baton of David Curtis. In 2018, he was invited to perform and conduct master classes at “Encuentro Anual de Cuerdas” in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Currently Mr. Dobrushkin concluded his degree of Performance Certificate at University of Houston under the coordination of Professor Vagram Saradjian.
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