The Rembrandt String Quartet is made up of four of Winnipeg’s finest classical musicians. The RSQ consists of two violins, a viola and a cello. Our members include principal players in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, as well as members who have won competitions and hold Bachelor and Masters degrees in performance. The quartet has recorded for CBC Radio and has performed for many concerts around Manitoba. The RSQ has played for hundreds of weddings, receptions and other functions for over 18 years.

Services We Offer
Biographies of Andrea Bell and Daniel Scholz
Testimonials
Other Services We Offer

 

SERVICES WE OFFER

Our Music

We perform music from the popular classical repertoire. This includes famous pieces such as Pachelbel’s Canon, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Handel’s Watermusic. Please ask for our repertoire list to assist you in selecting music for your wedding ceremony. We also have a lovely selection of contemporary, opera and famous music from around the world to add variety to our performance. We will wear formal attire to your function, women in long black and men in tuxedos.

Wedding Ceremonies

We specialize in wedding music. For your convenience, we have included a breakdown of what we do at a wedding ceremony: play 15 minutes before the ceremony begins, then play for the processional, the signing of the register and the recessional. We will then play as the guests exit your church, synagogue or wedding area until the hour is completed. Most wedding ceremonies are one hour but please note that some services (ie. Catholic with a Mass) are longer and will require an extra 15 to 30 minutes at our discounted rate. We can also add musical selections to your ceremony as required. We will assist you in selecting music to suit your religious or civil ceremony perfectly.

Elegant Background Music

We are also the ideal complement to your reception, receiving line, lunch, dinner or cocktail party. We know that our string quartet will add a beautiful touch to make your wedding or special function a unique and memorable experience. We are also available for corporate events.

Rates and Bookings

Please email for our price list. Contracts are required for all bookings. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your date and time. We charge only from the designated starting time to the time that we finish playing, with a minimum charge of one hour. For out of town engagements we charge a one-way driving time charge at our discounted rate from the perimeter highway.

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BIOGRAPHIES

Andrea Bell

 

Born in Winnipeg, Andrea Bell holds Bachelor degrees in both Music and Education from the University of Manitoba. She completed a Master of Music in cello performance from the University of British Columbia where she was the winner of the concerto competition. Andrea is in demand as a cellist and often performs with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. She is the Manager and cellist of the Rembrandt String Quartet. A passionate music educator, Ms. Bell has taught the String Orchestra at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate since 2000, and maintains a cello teaching studio of over 25 students. Andrea is the Director of the Summer Chamber Music Camp at University of Manitoba. Andrea has conducted the Winnipeg Youth Concert Orchestra since 1997.

 


photo: M. Bell
Daniel Scholz
 

Daniel Scholz is the Principal violist of both the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Mr. Scholz is a member of The Winnipeg Chamber Music Society and regularly performs with Canada’s finest musicians. As a soloist Daniel has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Okanagan Symphony, and the Vancouver Chamber Players. Highly sought after as a teacher, Mr. Scholz has students at the University of Manitoba, Brandon University, and the Canadian Mennonite University. He has also been invited to perform and teach at festivals across the country including the Centara New Music Festival, the University of Manitoba Summer Chamber Music Program, the Groundswell and Virtuosi series in Winnipeg, the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax, the University of Regina Summer Chamber Music Workshop, The Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary and at the Courtenay Music Centre on Vancouver Island. Mr. Scholz has commissioned new works by Bramwell Tovey, David Scott, T. Patrick Carrabre and Jim Hiscott. Mr. Scholz is very pleased to have been appointed as conductor of the Winnipeg Youth Symphony. Mr. Scholz plays a viola designed by Gerald Stanick and made by Alan Balmforth of Seattle.

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photo: P. Martens

TESTIMONIALS

Your playing was fabulous! Thanks again!
Peter & Corinna, Fort Garry Hotel

Thank you to you and the RSQ for enriching our evening at our Fund Raising Gala. We have heard only wonderful reviews!
Thanks again.

Vera, Glenlawn Collegiate

We just wanted to thank you for the beautiful music you provided at our wedding ceremony. We truly appreciated it.
Steve & Ainsley, Tavern in the Park

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OTHER SERVICES WE OFFER

We offer many other musical services. Please inquire for rates & availability.

Solo, Duo, Trio

The RSQ is available as a solo, duo or a trio for smaller functions.

Classical Singer For Your Wedding

We work with a classically trained singer so that your favorite wedding songs can be sung at the ceremony. One of our most requested songs is “Ave Maria” by Schubert. We can also perform with your singer. For the comfort of your singer, we then require a 30 minute rehearsal with your singer prior to the wedding.

Cello & Piano Duo

The Bell-Ryz cello & piano duo: cellist Andrea Bell and pianist Jacqueline Ryz have delighted audiences around the province with their beautiful recitals. The duo has performed in recital, as well as for charity events, weddings and parties. We require an acoustic, tuned piano at your location.

Music Arranging

We can arrange your favorite song for the RSQ to perform at your wedding or special occasion.

Music Lessons

RSQ members teach private lessons on violin, viola or cello.

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photo: M. Bell