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Dallas String Quartet

Strings Unleashed: A Rock Fusion Experience

Dallas String Quartet
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Strings Unleashed: A Rock Fusion Experience with Dallas String Quartet is a brand-new electric evening, perfect for a date night or the entire family! Brimming with your favorite rock songs - played on electric string instruments - your ears will be delighted, your feet will be tapping and you won’t take your eyes off the captivating stage presence that is DSQ. The electric violin and viola instrumentation will be accompanied by bass, guitar, and drums for a sonically thrilling, classic rock experience with favorites from Led Zeppelin, Metallica, ACDC, Journey, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses and more!


Dallas String Quartet, also referred to as DSQ or DSQ Electric, is a #2 Billboard charting American Classical Crossover ensemble founded in 2007 by composer and violist Ion Zanca. A fusion of contemporary classical and pop music, DSQ is referred to as “Bach meets Bon Jovi” and is compared to artists like Lindsey Stirling, Vitamin String Quartet, Brooklyn Duo and 2Cellos. They use both traditional and electric strings performing as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar.

The group is known for their eclectic renditions of everything from Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” to Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” to their collaboration, “You Are The Reason,” with The Piano Guys. DSQ has performed for Presidents Obama and Bush, with superstars like Ed Sheeran, Luke Combs and Ashley McBryde, at the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards), for NBA and NFL organizations and their cover of Katy Perry’s “Firework” was featured on the most recent season of American Idol.

In 2021, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton sought out DSQ as the entertainment for their private wedding and in Oct. 2022, their album “Love Always” debuted at #2 on the Billboard Chart (in both Classical Crossover Albums and Classical Albums). DSQ is also featured on the 2023 GRAMMY-nominated album, “The Passenger” by Cheryl B. Engelhardt. The core group is composed of violist Ion Zanca, violinists Valory Hight and Melissa Priller, and bassist Young Heo.

>> Career Highlights

- Charted #2 on Billboard
- Grammy-Nominated Artist
- Appearance with Ed Sheeran & Luke Combs during the nationally televised 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards.
- Performances alongside Josh Groban, Chicago, The Piano Guys, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Music featured by American Idol, ESPN, A&E, The Wall Street Journal

>> Testimonials

“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.

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