“The Strings”, established in 2006, is the first non-profit ensemble in Kobe. The players are all professional artists, who pursue parallel careers in other areas of music. The ensemble comprises of 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, contrabass, however, is flexible to form any size of ensemble from duo to orchestra level depending on what is best suited to the music and occasion.
The Strings is committed and dedicated to broaden its skills and musicality.
In 2007, The Strings worked with cellist Koji Yanagida as music adviser. Further, performances with conductors such as Hiroyuki Odano, David Howell, Shuntaro Sato, Flaut Traverso player Masahiro Arita have allowed the ensemble to explore versatile musical expressions.
The Strings has gained reputation for its rich harmony, the music played faithfully to its style and era, and offers a wide range of repertoire ranging from classics, centering on Baroque masterpieces to contemporary music such as cinema and popular selections.
The Strings gives concerts regularly and is also available to perform for appointed events.