Welcome to The Arroyo String Quartet

Welcome to Arroyo String, the premier performing special event quartet in the Los Angeles area. Nominated for best classical group by the LA Weekly in 2005, Arroyo String has over two decades of experience playing in all the major clubs and hotels in Los Angeles and Orange County. We still love weddings and would love to perform for you on your special day. Please check out our individual bios and listen to us in our audio section.

Meet The Quartet

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Laurence Leeland – first violinist

Laurence has been with the quartet for two decades while maintaining a busy career with the San Diego Symphony and Opera. He faithfully travels to the Los Angeles and Orange County areas for all our weddings and special events. His sound is extraordinary and you can hear his musicianship by listening to our music clips in the music demo section. The sound is even better live. Through his leadership, we have been able to establish ourselves as a serious performing group as well as an entertainment group. 
 
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Robert Berg – violist

Robert Berg, our violist, is our studio musician. He has recorded scores of films including the block buster “Titanic”, conducted by Academy Award winner James Horner, and the currently released movie “The Judge”.  He also is Professor of Viola at California State University at Northridge, renowned for its exemplary music program.  In addition to the films mentioned Robert just finished recording Steven Spielberg’s latest, “Bridge of Spies” to be released in September. Jurassic Park and “Troy” are some other familiar pictures.

He has recorded with artist like Elton John, Alicia Keys, Prince, Yes, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Harry Connick Junior, Michael Jackson, Neil Diamond.

 
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Janitta Keck – second violinist

Janitta grew up in Beverly Hills and received her advanced musical training at the University of Southern California (USC), know for its esteemed music program. In addition to the Quartet, Janitta has performed with the California Philharmonic, the Pasadena Pops and Beverly Hills Symphony.  She also maintains a large teaching studio. She serves as the group’s librarian and assists with the music arranging duties and group coordinator. 

 
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Lisa Fowler – cellist

Lisa serves as manager of the group. You will likely speak with her first when you make an inquiry about the group’s availability. Lisa is organized, businesslike, and passionate about the group. She will bend over backwards to please our clients and make certain their musical needs are met. She will instill in you a sense of confidence that the quartet, trio or even duo will perform as expected. Lisa has a minor in cello performance from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and a Masters Degree in Management from Claremont Graduate School. She has performed with the San Gabriel Valley Symphony, Pasadena Pops, Beverly Hills Symphony and Crown Symphony Orchestra. She also maintains a large teaching studio with students ranging from eight years old to adults. Lisa was recently admitted to the International Alumni Association of Pomona College.

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