Quartetto Tomassini (two violins, viola and cello) is comprised of four powerhouse musicians who have shared stages with the industries most accomplished performers worldwide, including U2, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. The string quartet takes the listener on an unforgettable journey with a contemporary sound that embraces the rhythms of Cuban and Latin music creating rich harmonious music that is fully improvised. The ensemble includes Patrisa Tomassini (violin), Lorenza Ponce (violin), Ina Paris (viola) and Nelly Rocha (cello).
At the heart of Quartetto Tomassini's style is the sensual sound of the Tango, but the group's versatility enable it to perform a variety of genres not previously arranged for strings, including American Standards, Pop, Rock and Roll and Jazz.
Violinist Patrisa Tomassini arranges the music from iconic Argentine tangos like Escualo by Astor Piazzolla and cinematic pieces, such as Cinema Paradiso from the movie of the same name. The arrangements are interpreted through graceful tones filled with pathos, intertwined with stirring rhythms that spark the listener's imagination.
New York City’s most dynamic string quartet, Quartetto Tomassini brings new sound and rhythm to old world stringed instruments through original arrangements of tangos and other genres. Musical storytelling is brought to the auditory senses through vibrant sounds where no two performances sound alike. The ensemble is available for concerts, private events and tours.