Quiver Strings is a duo that blends the rich sounds of the violin and guitar or violin and piano (or all 3!) and can entertain your guests with nearly any style of music. Andrea, Jeff, and Dan are some of San Diego's most sought-after freelance musicians and have performed for thousands of events and concerts. Other instrument combinations are available as well. We can perform in nearly any venue indoors or out! Wedding Packages start at just $400.00. Please contact us for further information.
Andrea Altona earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Linda Cerone and James Stern. Additional studies were completed at the University of Iowa School of Music with Allen Ohmes and chamber music with William Preucil. She received her M.B.A. from San Diego State University and served as President of the San Diego Musician's Union from 2012-2016 . Andrea has performed with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra Nova), as substitute with the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Opera, with the New World Symphony and has performed on several motion picture scores including Freaky Friday and Legally Blonde II. Andrea actively plays for many Broadway shows and has performed with the national touring productions of the Lion King, Cinderella, Phantom Of The Opera as well as 9 years as Concertmaster of the Old Globe Theater's production of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. She currently serves as Principal Second Violin for Classics 4 Kids Philharmonic. She has had the honor of working with many great artists, including James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Smokey Robinson, Bruce Hornsby, Placido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli. Andrea maintains a private teaching studio in Encinitas and is a busy freelance musician in the San Diego Music scene, having performed for thousands of weddings and special events over the years.
Jeff Pekarek began playing guitar as age ten. By age twelve he was
familiar enough with the piano to begin learning the art of arranging
music from his grandfather, a USN bandleader. He discovered the
double bass at fourteen and studied with Federico Silva and Bertram
Turetzky. Jeff became a contracted member of the San Diego Symphony
at seventeen, performing with the orchestra from 1975-79. In 1981, he
became an independent bandleader, specializing in period music
ensembles. He has recorded extensively with various bands, including
Keltik Kharma, Kick Up The Dust, and the Peter Pupping Quartet (as
Jeff Basile), and been featured on many albums, with artists such as
Richard Greene, Jimmy Ruelas, The Brothers Barton, and David Nigel
Lloyd. He is also the principal arranger for Yale Strom, and worked
as an arranger for Canum Entertainment from 2004 through 2008,
producing over 1,000 single demo recordings for the company. He was
the bassist for the theatrical documentary 'Primal Twang', backing up
Dan Crary, Eric Johnson, Albert Lee, and Mason Williams, released in
2009. Today, Jeff continues to work as an arranger, guitarist,
bassist, and audio editor.
Dan Bailey recently moved to the west coast after 15 years conducting orchestras and playing keyboards for more than a dozen Broadway shows and tours (including Shrek The Musical!, West Side Story, Legally Blonde, Elton John’s Aida, and more). He performed at Carnegie Hall (New York City) in June of 2018. He’s performed and worked with Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Idina Menzel (Frozen), Anthony Rapp (Actor), Elton John, Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, Charro, The Platters, The Four Aces, and a wide variety of other national acts. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in piano performance, followed by graduate studies in both piano and theory/composition. Since moving to San Diego, he has started a private piano studio where he teaches lessons to people of all ages. Dan performs regularly in the San Diego area.