iconiQ String Quartet (also “iconiQ Strings” and “iconiQuartet”) is a dynamic special events string ensemble. Managed by BLC3Music Services, iconiQuartet performs an eclectic mix of pop and classical pieces with a talented roster of New York’s finest young musicians. The ensemble has performed for Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper, Alberta Ferretti “Impulse” Collection for Macy’s New York preview show, designer Tara Subkoff’s “Imitation of Christ” fashion show, and on singer-songwriter Blake Pfeil‘s Wallpaper album.
Bobbie Crow, cello & manager
Cellist and manager Bobbie Lee Crow III is one of the most versatile performers and arrangers working on the east coast. A graduate of the Ohio State University, he has worked with Blake Pfeil on his debut album Wallpaper, ABC’s X-Factor finalist Khaya, award-winning composer Bobby Cronin, Japanese pop singer KIYOTAKA, Tony Award-winner Patina Miller (Pippin), Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings), and can be seen on Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle and CBS’s Elementary. Bobbie currently tours with world as conductor and arranger for SeraSymphony and iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra. He is the President & CEO of BLC3Music Services, LLC and a founding member of iconiQ Strings.
Kiho Yutaka, violin & manager
Violinist and manager Kiho Yutaka began her violin studies at the age of 3. Winner of the 54th Hong Kong Music Festival in violin performance, Kiho graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring and Composition where she also taught music theory. She has collaborated with American Idol finalist Will Makar, Grammy Award-winning producer and bassist Jerry Barnes, and Tony Award-winning orchestrator Bill Elliott. Kiho worked as copyist and assistant arranger for Michael Morciz’s Broadway Box Benefit Concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy and tour manager for the jazz group Takeshi Asai Trio. Her composition “Bitter Black Hours” performed at the Tokyo American Club Idol hosted by Fox TV Japan. Kiho currently performs as lead violinist with NYChillharmonic and teaches students in Queens and Brooklyn.
Christina Bouey, violin
Violinist Christina Bouey has been praised by the New York Times, Opera News, and the New York Post for her “exquisite” and “beautiful” playing, even causing one music critic to proclaim he “died and went to heaven” upon listening (NY Post). A Professional Studies graduate from Manhattan School of Music, she has performed as soloist with Bergen Symphony, Prince Edward Island Symphony, Hemenway Strings and has shared the stage with Alexander Markov and Elizabeth Woo at Carnegie Hall. Christina has been awarded the Hugo Kortchak Award for outstanding achievement in chamber music, 2nd prize Canadian National Music Festival, third prize Queens Concerto Competition (NYC), and the Manhattan School of Music Balsam Duo Competition. In 2014, she was commissioned by Julliard dance students to compose and perform music for dance as part of the 150th year celebrations on PEI. Christina frequently performs with the conductor-less string ensemble Shattered Glass.
Nicholas Pauly, viola
Violist Nicholas Pauly is a Suzuki-certified teacher, improviser, and performer of contemporary classical music. A Brooklyn native, he received his Bachelor’s from Rutgers University and Master’s of Music from Manhattan School of Music. He toured China with Manhattan Symphonie led by conductor Gregory Singer in 2014 and was featured in Washington Heights Music Society’s concert of music by Douglas Townsend. Nicholas has premiered new works for viola be contemporary composers Anthony Constantino, Alessio Olivieri, and Hálldor Smárasonis. If not teaching as a group violin/viola instructor at a Success Academy middle school through the Harmony Program, Third Street Music School Settlement, Woodmere Music Studios in Long Island, or in his own private lesson studio, he can be found on Youtube performing works for solo viola.