Around sixty musicians play with Shaw Strings. All are carefully selected for their musical abilities as well as their enthusiasm, working with the other musicians to make your event simply beautiful. We treat your event as though you were a member of our own family.
“Thank you for the beautiful music you played for us. It was elegant, joyous and it served to lift all of our hearts. Please convey my gratitude to all who played – We heard not only the music from their instruments but the music from their hearts as well!”
We are delighted to be on the recommended performers list at:
DuPont Country Club
Joseph Ambler Inn
Merion Tribute House
Reading Country Club
RiverCrest Golf Club
The Curtis Institute
If you would like to hear us play, the Shaw Strings performs regularly in live auditions. If you want to attend one of our performances, please call 610-696-3018 orto reserve a seat.
Music is our passion and our profession.
The musicians who play for the Shaw Strings were trained and/or have degrees from the Philadelphia area's most prestigious schools, universities and conservatories. We are proud to have them all as part of our musical family.
Though our musician list changes from time to time, we usually have available the following numbers of musicians for each instrument so that we may schedule several quartets or other groupings to meet the needs of different events on any given day:
Bass – 3 musicians
Cello – 12 musicians
Viola – 12 musicians
Violin – 20 musicians
Flute – 8 musicians
Harp – 10 musicians
Piano – 3 musicians
Trumpet – 6 musicians
We are able to play without taking breaks at structured times or working with strict union rules as we are not union members. Our family of musicians live throughout the Tri-State area. This enables us to serve a wide geographic area, often without travel charges. Every musician who plays with Shaw Strings rehearses regularly with the others and can easily substitute for one another in case of emergency. Many times we are asked to fill in for musicians in other ensembles when their regular staff falls ill. Our schedules are not cancelled due to illness.