Andreia Torain – Fairmount Strings

Andreia Torain

A born and bred Philadelphian, Andreia Torain completed her undergraduate studies at Ithaca College, in upstate New York, receiving a B.M. degree under the tutelage of both Philip Clark and Debra Moree. Upon graduating, she returned home to study with Helen Kwalwasser at Temple University, where she received her Master of Music in String Pedagogy. These days she is a regular freelancer in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. She has performed with numerous groups over the years, including the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble, Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Delaware Valley Philharmonic, Newtown Chamber Orchestra, and the Riverside Symphonia. In 2012, she helped  found Philalea, a chamber music ensemble devoted to performing piano trios, a genre she’s been in love with since her teenage years. Andreia has been a member of the violin faculty at Settlement Music School since 1994, where she teaches private violin lessons using both Traditional and Suzuki methods, as well as Suzuki group classes, and coaches chamber music; she also serves as Suzuki Coordinator for all six of the school’s branches. Along with helping her students build strong music and violin fundamentals, she is passionate about getting kids to explore and develop their creative expression. During  her down time, Andreia  gets her kicks training 3-4 days a week in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and trying out new cake and cookie recipes.

Kind Words

Friday evening’s performance…by the members of the Fairmount String Quartet was splendid…the playing was expert to the point of perfection.

Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local

From more classical music to fun contemporary songs, Fairmount Strings knocked it out of the park.

Alison F., bride

We are so grateful that Fairmount Strings made our wedding day vision come to life. 

Jocelyn G., bride

The quartet was magnificent and so very professional. One guest said the setting and the quartet made the ceremony storybook!

Joanne F., Bride

Last night the audience told you so well what I am trying to put into words now. Thank you for an unbelievably beautiful concert!

Alice Nugent, Candlelight Concerts at Laurel Hill

The beautiful sound of your music will stay with me always. It was simply stunning and made our day feel like a fairy tale.

Julie & Tom B., Bride and Groom

Adding to their laurels — professionalism, intuition and timeliness, we look forward to many future musical endeavors with the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble.

Kevin O’Malia, Director of Music, First United Methodist Church of Germantown

I made a point of standing off to the side in the back of the church to listen. It was….well….perfection.

Chris C., Mother of the Bride

It is such a privilege to work with musicians of their caliber who are so genuinely committed to supporting the growth and development of our students.

Stephen Kushner, Director of Choral Music, Germantown Friends School

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your beautiful performance, which helped to make the vision and dream I had for my daughter’s wedding day come true.

Jeanne B., Mother of the Bride

They are wonderful musicians, easy to work with, and deliver performances of consistently high quality.

Clair Rozier, Director of Music, St. David’s Episcopal Church

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