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About Us

The Cape Cod String Quartet is a world class chamber group providing exquisiteness to the musical life in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 

Dan Flonta - First Violinist and Founder of the Cape Cod String Quartet
Dan Flonta - First Violinist
Dan Flonta
Founder and First Violinist

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.

Meghan O'Connor - Second Violinist - The Cape Cod String Quartet
Meghan O'Connor - Second Violinist - The Cape Cod String Quartet
Meghan O'Connor
Second Violinist

Meghan O'Connor is a graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she received a BA degree with honors in music and mathematics. She was a recipient of the Filene Music Scholarship as well as the Senior Music Award. She has performed for Ruggiero Ricci, Triple Helix and the Portland String Quartet in master classes. While studying violin with Michael Emery, she performed in many concerts and toured Spain with Perform America.

Currently, she is a private violin instructor and freelances throughout Southern New England. She has performed with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, New England Symphony Orchestra, Chorus of Westerly, RI Civic Chorale and the Rhode Island College Symphony Orchestra. Meghan is a member of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Musica Dolce, and is concert master of the Newport County Community Orchestra at Salve Regina University where she is an adjunct faculty member.

Sofia Nikas - Viola - Cape Cod String Quartet
Sofia Nikas - Viola - Cape Cod String Quartet
Sofia Nikas

Sofia is a violist and teacher in the Boston area. An active orchestral and chamber musician, Sofia is a member of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, and can also be found performing in Vermont, Lexington, and around Cape Cod. As a chamber musician, Sofia has worked with members of the Borromeo, Miró, Pacifica, and Juilliard string quartets. Notable performances include Webern’s Langsamer Satz on the Jordan Hall stage, and Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp for Performance Today hosted by Fred Child. Sofia was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for four years, performing in Symphony Center and in public schools around Chicago. She has also performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, New World Symphony, and members of the San Antonio Symphony (now the San Antonio Philharmonic). For the past two summers, Sofia was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, serving as principal viola under the batons of Andris Nelsons and Stefan Asbury.

Nancy Torrente - Cello - Cape Cod String Quartet
Nancy Torrente - Cello - Cape Cod String Quartet
Nancy Torrente

Nancy leads an active and varied musical life. She plays and has recorded music from Latin and jazz to classical. Nancy can be heard playing duets with jazz saxophonist David Liebman on his albums "A Walk in the Clouds" and "Dedications." In addition to playing with the Cape Cod String Quartet, an avid chamber music player, she performs yearly at the 'South Beach Up North Chamber Music Festival' in Wausau, Wisconsin, and while in NY, was the cellist of the Amadeus Ensemble. She has been a member of the Orquesta Philharmónica de Caracas (Venezuela), Opera Barga (Italy), and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (NY). Nancy is the principal cellist with the Taconic Opera Company (NY) and plays numerous freelance performances in NY and her full-time home in Dennis, Massachusetts. Ms. Torrente holds performance degrees from Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and Queens College. In addition to her performance career, she is an active conductor and string clinician.

Violin Scroll - The Cape Cod String Quartet

The Cape Cod String Quartet has had chamber music performances 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.

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