Dallas String Quartet
Where Bach Meets Bon Jovi
An international music sensation, Dallas String Quartet (aka DSQ) was founded in 2007 by violist Ion Zanca. A fusion of contemporary classical and pop music, DSQ uses both traditional and electric strings performing as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar. Known for their eclectic renditions of anything from Guns N’ Roses ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s ‘Señorita,’ DSQ is Bach meets Bon Jovi.
With a strong international audience in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Mexico, Dallas String Quartet has performed for Presidents Obama and Bush, at the College Football Playoffs, for NBA and NFL organizations and sold out concert venues like the House of Blues and symphony halls. They’ve played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, had music featured by ESPN, A&E and The Wall Street Journal—which said “this is not your grandmother’s string quartet”—and have been placed on prominent Spotify playlists such as Pop Goes Classical and Sinfonía Hipster.
DSQ has over 30 million streams on Spotify, more than 4 million views on YouTube and receives over 1 million streams per week from their dedicated fans on Pandora.
>> Career Highlights
“The Dallas String Quartet is one of the most unique and visionary artists of our time.” - Broadway World
“This is not your grandmother’s string quartet” - The Wall Street Journal
“One of the most unique string quartets you’ll ever see.” - Good Morning Dallas
“If you’re a fan of music that makes you feel alive… “Sabor” is right up your alley.” - The Hollywood Digest
“You can’t buy the honesty and emotion that is pouring from these musicians’ instruments.” - The Hollywood Digest 9/21
“It’s no wonder Dallas String Quartet were asked to perform at the recent Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s nuptials.” - Daily Pop News 9/8/21
“Dallas String Quartet’s rendition of “My Favorite Things” is gorgeously arranged, full of flashing glosses of sonic pigmentation, as well as tantalizing wisps of haunting nostalgia.” - Medium
“The best remake is that who takes the essence of the original and then brings something of its own that somewhat reinvents it and creates something unique. Dallas String Quartet exemplifies this.” - Vents Magazine
“This track has this impeccable combination of sturdiness in its confident production but this almost free-flowing playfulness to the way they handle their violins like at any moment it could veer off into improvisation, but the group know exactly what they’re doing, leading you on with the (future) nostalgia that comes with the song.” - Vents Magazine
“It’s not every day you get such a niche group that has tapped into the ability to make something feel so universal. Pop fans and classical instrumentalist fans and all of those in-between will find plenty to love here.” - Vents Magazine 2/16/21
“As the violinists of the Dallas String Quartet (DSQ), Melissa and Eleanor deliver not only sweeping sonic beauty, but also electrifying flair.” - Muzique Magazine 3/29/21
“It’s pieces like this that give us that poignant reminder that art matters, that our voices and the way musicians craft their songs is essential.” - Vents Magazine 9/8/21
“Dallas String Quartet leaps over boundaries and soars amongst the elite. It’s hard to not be bespectacled by the stringed beauty.” - The Indie Source 9/21
>> Basic Set-Up Needs
The technical needs for this artist vary depending on the type of show and presentation space. If client is providing sound/production, a detailed rider is on file in the G. L. Berg office. Specific details can be discussed when contracting artist.
>> Sample Introduction
>> Pricing Information
Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.