A STORY STEEPED IN SOUND
Constellation Quartet was formed in 2020 during the height of the pandemic. Initially put together as a pick-up group to perform with The Neighborhood Concert, a company producing socially-distanced events, the quartet members soon realized there was something deeper at play.
The quartet spent months in zoom meetings, masked rehearsals outdoors, and navigating the ever-changing landscape of the world in 2020. In Spring of this year, they accepted the resident-artist position with the Garden Concert Series in Redondo Beach. Since then, they have performed to sold-out crowds on a monthly basis with a selection of the best singer-songwriters Los Angeles has to offer.
Constellation Quartet is committed to bringing live music into a variety of communities and contemporizing the role of a string quartet in the 21st century. Their next single, Walking On Broken Glass (September 3rd debut), offers a whimsical version of the classic Annie Lennox song rooted in strong playing, an excellent arrangement from cellist, Max Mueller, and a meticulously recorded, warm string sound. Their debut EP, Venice Sessions (feat Cliff Beach), will be released at the end of October 2021.
Be sure to watch out for the quartet as collaborators with artist, Abby Posner, on her song Low Low Low. Their live music video will be released by The Bluegrass Situation in September.
(she/her) / Emily is an avid enthusiast of life. She enjoys fiddle music, anything tea related, and is a borderline hoarder of plants. According to some sources, she has a personal mission to "Bring Back the Bach." With a degree in Popular Music from USC, she has diverged from the traditional violin path and takes great joy in taking the road less traveled.
(they/them) / With impeccable style and class, Jayla brings a warmth and consistency to the group that is unparalleled. They care deeply about making this world a better place and delight in the nuances of life and how we connect. Jayla holds a degree in Violin Performance from CalArts and currently lives in a self-made jungle of art.
(she/her) / A native of Taiwan, Jennifer loves her cats more than most people. She can be found surfing on any given morning and is deeply committed to offering the quartet homemade delicacies at all rehearsals. A strong presence on the Viola, Jennifer fills in the middle of the quartet with warmth and skill.
(he/him) / Max loves the Golden Girls, film scores from the 90’s, and imitating his Midwestern relatives. He is an innovative composer and educator, and has mixed feelings about how many reality tv shows he’s played on (too many). Max can be found dreaming up plans to change the world through music education, composing his own music, and collaborating with the best filmmakers who are willing to work with him.