The Urthema String Quartet was formed in the summer of
2006 when Daniel, Zachary and Nicole were still students at St.
Olaf College--Greg graduated in the spring of 2005. All
were members of the St. Olaf Orchestra. We all have previous
experience in other small ensembles, but inspired by nontraditional
string groups like the Turtle
Island String Quartet, we set out to play more than just
We have available to us virtually every wedding
standard, a large variety of classical string quartets, holiday
favorites, and jazz. In addition to the many jazz standards we play,
a substantial portion of our jazz repertoire is composed or arranged
by members of the quartet.
We are available for hire for a variety of events such
as weddings, receptions, parties, and banquets. Our rates vary
based on the size of the ensemble and length of the service. We
also ask that we be compensated for the cost of gas. For a
comprehensive pricing list, go to our contact page.
We are based in Minneapolis, but are able to
travel. In general, we are willing to play within in a two hour
radius of the Twin Cities as long as we are compensated for the cost
of gas. That includes central and southern Minnesota, as well
as Western Wisconsin.
Although we are keen on traveling, we like to perform
locally as much as possible. When the weather permits, we enjoy
performing outdoors, and can occasionally be spotted playing at the
Lake Harriet rose gardens and Minnehaha Falls.