The Wichita String
Quartet was founded by Jan Ekstedt, who also founded the Seattle String Quartet,
Jan and his wife, Elaine, created Ekstedt Entertainment, the Seattle
String Quartet and related ensembles to help put him through seminary.
They have recently moved to Wichita, where Jan is now the Senior Pastor
at New Hope Christian Church, Disciples of Christ and the new
Concertmaster of the Delano Chamber Orchestra. He now offers
the Wichita String Quartet, an association of musicians of the same
and professionalism, as the Seattle String Quartet. These musicians
perform in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. The Wichita String
and related ensembles, offer the same extensive repertoire as
the Seattle ensembles.
As a professional
musician, Jan has played in the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, the Spokane
Symphony, the Reno Philharmonic and Nevada
Opera Guild, and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra. He has
toured with many greats, including Luciano Pavarotti, Ray Charles, Rod
Stewart, John Denver, Aretha Franklin, and many, many others.
You will have both the
advantage of his experience as a musician and a minister.