The Bexley String Quartet
The Bexley String Quartet

Quality Music by Professionals

Each member of the Bexley String Quartet is either a professional performing musician or a professional music educator.  We understand the importance of delivering quality music for your special event.  Our prompt and organized coordinator will help you to choose the perfect music.  It is our goal to provide you with the desired atmosphere and complete customer satisfaction.

Meet the Musicians

Cassie Benedict

Event Coordinator and Cellist

 

Cassie began playing the cello at age 10.  She participated in multiple musical ensembles during high school where she learned to love Classical, Bluegrass and Irish music.  Cassie performed as a cellist in the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra for two seasons and was fortunate enough to travel to China with the orchestra after high school.  In 2009, Cassie graduated from Capital University's Conservatory of Music with a degree in music education, specializing in string pedagogy, where she studied with cellist Nancy Moore.

 

Cassie is currently the director of orchestras of Bexley City Schools in Bexley, Ohio.  She taught previously at Brookpark Middle School, Park Street Intermediate School and Holt Crossing Intermediate Schools in Grove City, Ohio.  She manages the Bexley String Quartet and has been teaching through her private cello studio for 13 years. Cassie lives with her husband, Cameron, in Amanda where they run a small farm.

Corey Caputo

Viola


Corey started playing music at the age of 4 on piano.  After a few years, she picked up violin at age 8. Around the age of 10 she started fiddling, picking up Irish, Old Time and Bluegrass styles and studied with teachers from around the world, including the Concert Master of the Moldovan National TV and Radio orchestra.  At 17 Corey moved from the Chicago area to Columbus where she studied with the Chamber Music Connection, a nationally recognized program.


At 18 Corey switched to studying viola, pursuing it into college at the School of Music at Otterbein University, where she served as the principle of her orchestra for two years.  She has performed internationally and with music legend Michael Tree.  Corey has taught music for 10 years and lives in Clintonville with her husband. 

Amy Rieske

Violin


Amy started playing violin at age 10 in her public school orchestra class, quickly joining many of the musical ensembles offered at her school. While in these musical ensembles, she discovered a love of Broadway Musicals, Irish and Bluegrass music. She studied violin with Andrew Lisko while in High School, and continued her musical studies at Capital University Conservatory of Music with Douglas Locke.  Amy began working for Suzuki Music Columbus as a private lesson and group class instructor during her time at Capital. She graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education.

 

Amy currently teaches at Heritage Middle School in Newark, where she has doubled the size of the orchestra program at Heritage in just three years. She also works as a private lesson and group lesson instructor for Suzuki Music Columbus and has maintained a studio there since 2004.  Amy currently lives with her husband, Erik, in Columbus.

Trevor Thompson

Violin


Trevor has always had a love for all kinds of music. He began playing the violin at the age of 10 through his school music program in Reynoldsburg. At the age of 12, Trevor began taking private lessons from Mrs. Diane Deck, and moved to study with Mr. Jim McCullough at the age of 15. Trevor joined the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2010 where he was honored to be named the concertmaster for 2 years. Prior to joining the CSYO, Trevor was assistant concertmaster for the Newark-Granville Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio. Trevor has participated in the South Central OMEA Regional Orchestra for four consecutive years, the last of which he was concertmaster. Trevor has also performed with the OMEA All-State Orchestra for 3 years.


Along with being an active orchestral player, Trevor has also participated in several solo events, including the Columbus Symphony Young Musicians Competition, the Buckeye State Competition, and a master class with accomplished violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Trevor plays on a violin previously owned by the late Michael Davis made by Tetsuo Matsuda. Currently, Trevor is pursuing a double major in violin performance and music education at Vanderbilt University.

Contact Us:

Cassie Benedict

Event Coordinator

 

cassie.benedict4@gmail.com 

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