The Cape Cod String Quartet is a world class chamber group providing exquisiteness to the musical life in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Dan Flonta - Violin
Dan Flonta is a violinist and he is the founder of the Cape Cod String Quartet. Mr. Flonta is a very active member of the performing community on Cape Cod. Mr. Dan Flonta earned his Master of Music in Violin Performance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from The Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Mr. Flonta has performed extensively throughout Europe and North America. Some of the venues include The Berliner Philharmoniker Concert Hall and Chamber Music Hall, The Herodes Atticus Theater in Athens, Greece, The Norwalk Concert Hall, Troy Music Hall and the EMPAC Center in Troy, New York. A native of Romania, Mr. Flonta won an honorable mention at the George Georgescu International Violin Competition in Tulcea, Romania as well as a place at the prestigious Bach Academy Festival in Stuttgart, Germany under the artistic direction of Maestro Helmuth Rilling. In addition, Mr. Flonta was appointed Concert Master and Principal second Violin at several orchestras in Romania, Italy, Spain, Germany and The United States. Mr. Flonta’s teaching experience is vast and it includes positions with The Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Academy of Saint Joseph in Manhattan and The New York Conservatory of Music in Manhattan.
Yoko Furihata Waynen - Violin
Yoko Waynen began studying violin at the age of 3 at the original Suzuki school in Nagano Japan and proud to have received pointers from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki himself. She earned her Bachelors in Music from Soai University in Osaka, Japan and later continued her violin studies at the University of Wyoming, where she was a finalist in U.W.'s Concerto Competition, performing Sibelius' Violin Concerto. From there, she continued violin studies at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. receiving master classes from some prominent players such as Joseph Silverstein.
After moving to Cape Cod, she joined the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra & The Simon Sinfonietta, where she enjoyed 10 years performing classical, pops, and holiday concerts for audiences of all ages. Yoko is currently a faculty member at the Cape Cod Conservatory and also gives private lessons at her music studio in West Barnstable
Lilit Muradyan - Viola
Dr. Lilit Muradyan, originally from Armenia, began playing violin at the age of 8 at the Tchaikovsky Specialized Music School in Yerevan. Subsequently, she completed her Bachelor of Music at the Yerevan State Conservatory and moved to the US to continue her studies at Miami University of Ohio, with Mary E. M. Harris. She also holds a DMA from Boston University where she studied under the guidance of Michelle LaCourse. She has participated extensively in orchestral tours throughout Armenia, Canada, Germany, Luxemburg and Austria. She has performed in master classes with such accomplished musicians as Donald McInnes, Terence Helmer and Jeffrey Irvine. As a versatile orchestra and chamber musician Lilit has performed regularly with the Cape Symphony, New Bedford Symphony, Plymouth Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and many others. Her recent collaborations include Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Heather Headley, “Game of Thrones” and The Who.
Lilit resides in Greater Boston with her husband, French horn player Neil Godwin and their son Vardan.
Bo Ericsson - Cello
Mr. Ericsson, a native of Skövde, Sweden, graduated from Gothenborg Conservatory of Music and the Swedish Radio School of Music in Stockholm where he studied with Erling Bengtsson. Further studies included Anthony Pini and William Pleeth in London and the Amadeus String Quartet in Cologne, Germany. Mr. Ericsson has performed with the Gothenburg Symphony, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Uppsala Chamber Soloists and served for six years as the principal cellist with the Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic. A founding member of the Berwald String Quartet, he toured all over Europe with that group in performances that included the premiere works of many of the Continent’s top composers. Mr. Ericsson held the position as principal cellist with the Cape Symphony from 2000 – 2017, and is an active and much sought-after performer of chamber music. Mr. Ericsson lives in East Orleans where he operates a workshop repairing violins and cellos.
The Cape Cod String Quartet has had chamber music performamces in Cape Cod, MA and the Greater Boston Area and it participates in community music outreach programs as well as music education programs. We provide music for many events such as weddings, cocktail parties, corporate events, private parties and many others. The Cape Cod String Quartet members are all career musicians, and hold advanced degrees from prestigious music schools and conservatories across the world. We offer competitive pricing for a concert quality performance an extensive selection of classical and contemporary pieces and a coordinator - to make the music selection process easy.