Fairmount Strings


Our members are full-time musicians who, in addition to performing at the highest level, conduct themselves in a professional, courteous manner and do their utmost to create the event and sound that our clients have envisioned.

all chamber ensemble string quartet strings woodwinds brass percussion

Melissa Ortega Locati

Melissa Ortega Locati


Melissa Ortega Locati has been an active chamber musician in the Philadelphia area since 1996. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Eastman School of Music and a Master’s degree from the University of Miami. As an orchestral musician, she has been a member of the Delaware Symphony, the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, the Lancaster Symphony and the Ocean City Pops. As a chamber musician she has performed as a member of the Fairmount String Quartet, the Tyrone Brown String Sextet, the Petra String Quartet & the Chancellor String Quartet. When not playing violin, Melissa can be found working with her (violinist) husband Michael at Locati Auctions, Philadelphia's premier online auction company. They have 3 kids and 2 dogs. The Locati family enjoys creating art, fishing, hiking, biking and geocaching!!