The Minneapolis-based Laurels String Quartet is as comfortable playing in a rock club as they are in a concert hall. Over the better part of a decade, they’ve made music with artists like Belle & Sebastian, Motion City Soundtrack, Semisonic, Dessa, Haley Bonar, The Suburbs, The New Standards, Grammy Award Winner Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift), John Munson, and many more. Most recently, the Laurels were featured on the Late Show with David Letterman alongside frequent collaborator, Jeremy Messersmith.

Meet the Quartet

Josh Misner

Josh Misner – Violin

Jesse Peterson

Jesse Peterson – Violin

Erica Burton

Erica Burton – Viola

Cory Grossman

Cory Grossman – Cello

Live Concert Backing

The Laurels have played everything from living rooms to arenas, including: The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, First Avenue Main Room, The Fitzgerald Theater, The State Theater, Cedar Cultural Center, Varsity Theater, Minnesota State Fair Grand Stand, Hopkins Center for the Arts, The Fine Line, Icehouse, Southern Theater, and the Graves 601 Hotel. The quartet has done in-studio sessions on 89.3 The Current with various artists.

While most often seen as a quartet, the Laurels can also scale up or down as needed. Armed with winning smiles and the best pickups money can buy, the Laurels can roll with whatever your gig calls for.

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Studio Recording

Working with in-house arrangers and producers including Grammy nominee (and rusty violinist) Andy Thompson, the Laurels can turn around complete string overdub sessions for artists all over the world, from note stems to mix stems.

Willing to work with budgets big and small, the quartet can turn around remote sessions quickly, with confidence, and at reasonable rates. The Laurels has access to world-class studios and can deliver tracks, stems, or mixes in virtually any file format you’d like.

If you’re looking for arranging or composition services, the Laurels will work with you to understand your vision and create a seamless compliment.


Weddings & Events

Laurels string quartet members dressed formally posing in front of cement at the Walker Art Center

Your day is important, and the Laurels will treat it as such.

From traditional weddings to themed parties, a string quartet brings a unique and special element–and the Laurels will work with you to ensure that the impact is appropriate and memorable. Having worked with wedding and corporate event planners, brides, mothers of brides, and fundraising coordinators, the Laurels are professional, flexible, and creative.

While the quartet’s existing repertoire list is immense, they’re also more than happy to whip up a custom arrangement of whatever song you have in mind.

Contact us for more information about rates, standard contracts, and scheduling.  

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