The DSQ and Friends is a flexible music ensemble that exists within the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. At its core the members are violinists Lorena Manescu and Dmitri Torchinsky, violist Andrea Mereutza and cellist Kiko Schmitz however the DSQ very often perform with other musicians such as MAias Alyamani (violin/composition), Hassan Moataz (cello/rababa), Sandor Onodi (double bass), Ferdi Schaeffer (percussion) and Aydan Alakbarova (piano).
The band had established itself as the highest quality ensemble in the Arabian Gulf. They have performed at literally every stage and venue in Qatar as well as in London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Vienna to name but a few.
Their repertoire ranges from early baroque through to compositions of the modern day, including jazz, pop and dance music. They frequently collaborate with other musicians (Dominic Feranacci, Dana al Fardan, Assala Nasri) on projects that include the full range of activities from CD recordings and Opera House recital evenings through to high-end corporate entertainment bookings, Embassy functions, company dinners and product launches.
The Doha String Quartet pride themselves for offering reliability, communication, quality of delivery and class at every stage of your event.