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
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.
Violist Emma Hey received her Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Music degree as a Berneking Fellow from the University of Minnesota. As principal violist she has performed in the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, University of Minnesota Opera Workshop, and the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Emma has also played in the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Winona, National Repertory Orchestra, and the AIMS festival orchestra in Graz, Austria. She was twice a resident artist at the Atlantic Music Festival, performing there in the Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra and several chamber concerts. A new music enthusiast, Emma has been a performer in the Contemporary Music Workshop at the University of Minnesota and has played with the Arcana New Music Ensemble. Her principal teachers include George Taylor, Thomas Turner, and Sabina Thatcher. She has also had the honor to play in masterclasses for Ettore Causa and Nobuko Imai, and in a chamber masterclass with the Cassatt String Quartet. Emma currently plays in the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra and teaches violin and viola in the Philadelphia area.
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.