Our group has performed at many locations throughout Southern WI and Northern IL including the Monona Terrace Convention Center, the Overture Center, Olbrich Gardens, the Memorial Union, the WI State Capitol Building, Quivey's Grove, and many more locations. Please see our list of frequent locations. Ask us about your venue!
Our standard repertoire includes a variety of classical and popular pieces. Please see our repertoire page for some of the most frequently requested pieces in our repertoire. We also have specialized collections of holiday favorites for holiday themed events such as Christmas parties, corporate parties, holiday dinners, church socials, etc. and a collection of Renaissance themed music for Renaissance themed events.
We have established relationships with both composers and arrangers. If there is a special song you would like our quartet to perform for your event, please e-mail us to discuss the details!
About our Quartet
The Sophisticates of String Quartet was established in 1998 by Shannon Ballhorn (string bass). Our group consists of two violinists, a violist, and a contrabassist. We are accomplished performers who have played in many orchestras and ensembles including the University of Wisconsin Symphony, the Madison Symphony, the Beloit-Janesville Symphony, the WI Chamber Choir Orchestra, and the Middleton Community Orchestra. We have performed while on orchestral tours to Japan, Taiwan, Austria, Hungary, Spain and the Czech Republic.
We would be honored to play at your event! Let us work with you to develop a plan that suits your needs for any occasion.