The Morris String Quartet is one of the most sought after Philadelphia based ensembles for wedding ceremony music, corporate events, and parties. The group performs both classical music as well as original arrangements of popular non-classical songs, bringing a level of artistry and professionalism that your guests are sure to notice.
Meet your Musicians
Violinist Benjamin Scott is a regular violin substitute with the Philadelphia Orchestra having performed with the Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and on tours throughout Asia and Europe. Benjamin joined the National Philharmonic as Associate Concertmaster in 2012, and also performs with the Harrisburg Symphony, Charleston Symphony, and Philly POPS. Previously, Benjamin spent three seasons as a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, during which he performed with Michael Tilson-Thomas and Yo-Yo Ma at Carnegie Hall. He has attended the prestigious Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland and performed concerts in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Benjamin was concertmaster of the 2010 Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Japan, where he presented chamber concerts with Clive Greensmith of the Tokyo String Quartet. He has also attended the AIMS festival in Graz, Austria for three summers. As a soloist, Benjamin has performed at Jordan Hall on the NPR Radio Show “From the Top,” the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and The Lyceum in Alexandria, VA where he performs annual recitals. Benjamin completed his Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory, with Boston Symphony violinist Valeria Kuchment. He has studied privately with Donald Weilerstein, Alexander Kerr, Ronda Cole, Cho-Liang Lin, Yumi Scott, and at the Aspen Music Festival, Benjamin received chamber coaching with renowned violinist Gil Shaham.
Angela Sulzer, violinist, is currently the String Instructor at the Agnes Irwin School, Conductor and Teaching Artist for Maestro Kids after school music program, and member of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s PRYSM coaching faculty since 2007. She has coordinated the Lower Merion Township Summer Music Program from 2013-2015. Angela studied violin performance at Temple University as a student of William dePasquale and spent many summers in orchestral studies at Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina, Festival of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Americas in Puerto Rico, and most recently the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland. She is currently a member of Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, a self-conducted and self-managed chamber string orchestra based in Philadelphia.
Violist, Lauren Ellis Scott, has served as music director for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade in school districts of New York and Pennsylvania for over 5 years. Following her studies with William de Pasquale at Temple University and receipt of Bachelor’s degrees in violin performance and music education, Lauren remained closely connected with music-making in Philadelphia. In 2007, she joined the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra staff as a coach for the PRYSM Orchestra and currently teaches for the PRYSM Young Artists Orchestra. Lauren helped implement an array of educational music programs during an internship with The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Collaborative Learning Department in their 2015-2016 season while also studying with assistant principal violist Kerri Ryan. An active violinist and violist, Lauren has played with the Delaware Symphony, Charleston Symphony, The Philly Pops, Ridgefield Symphony, the American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra in Graz, Catskill Symphony, the Bard Conducting Institute Orchestra, and the Schenectady Symphony where she held a position in the first violin section. She recently completed her graduate studies at Stony Brook University.
Cellist Naomi Gray is an active performer and teacher in the Philadelphia area. She serves as Associate Principal Cellist of the Delaware Symphony and section cellist in the Harrisburg Symphony, and also frequently appears with the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra and Reading Symphony. Recently, Naomi joined the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Branford Marsalis on their month-long “Well-Tempered” tour of the U.S. In 2008 Naomi completed a three-year fellowship as a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. During her tenure, she collaborated with such renowned artists as Paula Robison and Yo-Yo Ma, for whom she also performed in a master class. Naomi has worked with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Roger Norrington, Valery Gergiev, and Stéphane Denève, as well as popular artists Peter Gabriel and Jill Scott. Naomi earned dual undergraduate degrees in Cello Performance and Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.M. degree from the University of Southern California.