need a Quartet or a trio?
There is very little difference
in volume between a Trio and a Quartet, but
they have a different sound. (more
information, click here)
Choose the one you like best.
Do you play corporate
o Businesses are
acutely aware of their image and public
perception. The Scottsdale String Quartet
is an elite ensemble sensitive to corporate
needs that performs for both small and large
Are tips expected?
o No, but they
are always appreciated by the
How do the
o Dress code is
formal concert attire,
Should we work directly with
the quartet or use an event planner /
We would prefer to work with you directly
even if you have an agent because:
o There are less
errors without a middle man
Planners & agents charge fees which often
add to your cost.
Some planners do not communicate enough while
others shower musicians with so many details
they don't need, that important information
gets lost in the packets.
We have had agents inform clients we are no
longer available after we received a contract
with a non refundable because some
communication or payment was not made to them
on their timetable. Again communicating
directly with you makes this type of error a
Some agents are wonderful to work with!
Some are not.
Phoenix String Quartet Association
o The PSQA
is a collection of freelance professionals
that work together to ensure industry
standards for professional conduct and
What do you
require to perform?
quartet requires only 4 upright chairs without
arms and access to AC power.
Do you play
o Yes we
do we need to reserve the
It is wise to book the
ensemble as soon as you have a firm
Do we need a PA
o Sometimes yes,
sometimes no. Click
sound system for more information.