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String music for your event

      The Esprit Quartett is a classical but modern, professional string ensemble based in Zurich.The quartet offers an extensive repertoire that is perfect for both formal and informal concerts or events.
The musical direction of our quartet ranges through classical, jazz and pop music and is sure to enhance any celebration.
Our performance will lend something unique to your special wedding day. The quartet is also wonderfully suited for corporate events, christmas parties, christenings or birthday celebrations. Members of the Esprit Quartet can perform as a trio or duo, when appropriate.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Fine classical music for your event

Our extensive repertoire encompasses the masterpieces of classical and romantic chamber music as well as the music of today. Our innovative programs cast new light on the classics, illuminating affinities between the classic and the contemporary.

Book fine classical music for your wedding

On your special day, the Esprit Quartett is dedicated to fulfilling your musical wishes. Whether in the church or at a civil ceremony, our music will make your wedding truly unforgettable. After consultation with you, we will choose the perfect music to ensure that your ceremony or after party is a success. You can browse our audio samples to search for the music that appeals to you or talk to us to make a special request.

The perfect music for your corporate event

The Esprit Quartett will bring beautiful melodies to your christmas party, gala dinner, reception or presentation. Whatever the purpose of your event, we can find the right musical program to provide your occasion with additional festive sparkle. We offer a wide range of musical styles from classical, tango, jazz or pop. So get in touch with us. We would be delighted to help you in planning your event.

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Book classical music for your company, hotel, restaurant or private event

The Esprit Quartett provides private concerts or a suitable musical setting for all festive occasions. Whether a concert of multiple works or performance of a single masterpiece, we can work with you to compile a concert that is perfectly tailored to your musical taste. We perform together effectively as a quartet, trio or duo. Please get in touch with us for an obligation free quote.

About us

Rachel Stukalenko

First Violin

Rachel Stukalenko is the first violinist of the Esprit Quartett. She performs regularly with the Zürcher Kammerorchester – ZKO and the Argovia Philharmonic.

After her studies in France, Rachel Stukalenko furthered her skills with Yuri Zhislin at the RCM in London, and then with Raphaël Oleg at the Musikhochschüle in Basel, where she obtained her Master of Arts with Distinction in Specialized Music Performance. 

Passionate about chamber music, she studied with the Debussy Quartet, the Chilingirian Quartet, and Valentin Erben.

Rustem Monasypov

Second Violin

Rustem Monasypov  is a member of the Orchestra Musikkollegium Winterthur and performs regularly with the  Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Zurich, Ensemble Cinéphonique and the Authentic Light Orchestra. 

Rustem was born into a musician family in Kazan. He completed his master’s studies at the Zurich University of the Arts obtaining a soloist diploma.

In the Esprit Quartett, Rustem not only works as a violinist but also creates exclusive arrangements that can only be heard at Esprit Quartet performances.

Mihai Cocea


Mihai Cocea is the principal Violist of the Brussels Philharmonic. In Zürich Mihai recently completed his degree at the Zurich University of the Arts as a student of professor Lawrence Power. He is a third prize winner of the “Watson Forbes” International Viola Competition 2009, finalist in the Yuri Bashmet Viola Competition 2013 in Moscow and a semi-finalist of the 2011 Windsor Festival String Competition.

Mihai has performed as a soloist with international orchestras such as: Nova Russia, St. Andrews Youth Orchestra, Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, Moscow Soloists and many more.

Chloë Kascha


Chloë Kascha is the founder and cellist of the Esprit Quartett. In Switzerland she has performed with the Capriccio Barockorchestra, Camerata Zürich, Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden and the Zuger Sinfonietta.

Chloë grew up in a musical family in Sydney, and went on to study with Bernard Greenhouse in Boston and Uzi Wiesel at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance. After graduating she moved to Berlin where she performed with various ensembles including the Berliner Kammerphilharmonie and the Berliner Kammerorchester.

Currently Chloë lives and performs in Zürich and in Berlin.

Customer Testimonials

It was a wonderful concert for my farewell. I was amazed and a little surprised how mature the young musicians performed the Schubert Quintett...how melodious, sophisticated and unified. The church was filled with the music from Schubert!

Concert, Father Peter Abraham, Reformierte Kirche Zürich Friesenberg

The graceful melodies of the Esprit Quartet accompanied our wedding and lent a fairytale-like brilliance to our celebration. We were extremely impressed.

Philippe Wyder & Faye Michelle Jacob, Wedding Couple, Park Hotel Vitznau

Our gala dinner was wonderfully musically framed by Esprit, and they brought a lot of elegance to the occasion. The guests and we ourselves were thrilled!

Alissa Brenn, Institute of Energy Technology – ETH Zürich

We had the pleasure of enjoying a high-quality and sympathetically performed concert by the Esprit Quartet. Our hotel guests were very impressed by the diverse repertoire and musical quality. An admirable and highly recommended quartet. Many thanks!

Kurt Siegenthaler, Hotel Silserhof, Sils-Baselgia

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