About Us

Lucchi String Quartet, founded by husband and wife team Mary and Marco Lucchi, is a group of degreed, professional musicians who are very experienced in performing for weddings and special events.About UsWe serve South Jersey, New Jersey, Philadelphia and its suburbs, and Delaware. All of our musicians perform at a high standard of excellence and will make your event beautiful and memorable.

We offer the option of choosing to book a string quartet (2 violins, viola, and cello), a string trio (2 violins and cello), a string duo (2 violins or violin and cello), or a violin or cello soloist. For all events the musicians will provide 20 minutes of prelude music prior to the ceremony, music during the ceremony and/or cocktail hour, and unlimited phone/personal consultations on music selection and ceremony details.

Marco Lucchi - Violin

Marco LucchiMarco Lucchi, Violin – Marco earned his Artist’s Violin Diploma from Conservatorio Arrigo Boito in Parma, Italy. After coming to the United States, he earned his Master’s Degree in violin performance from the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University. While in Italy, Marco was a member of the Arcangelo Corelli Chamber Orchestra for many years, and as a soloist with the Antonio Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra. He is currently a member of the Riverside Symphonia, and the Bay Atlantic Symphony, and has also performed recently with Symphony in C, Delaware Symphony, Philadelphia Virtuosi, Pennsylvania Sinfonia, Pottstown Symphony, and the Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra. He is the orchestra director at the Moorestown Friends School, where he also leads a suzuki in the schools program. Marco has studied with Hirono Oka, Lenuta Ciulei, Enzo Porta, and Grazia Serradimigni.

Mary Lucchi - Violin

Mary LucchiMary earned her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University, where she was a scholarship recipient and graduate teaching assistant. She earned her bachelor’s Degree in violin performance and music education from Rowan University, where she was awarded the W. Clarke Pfleeger medallion award for excellence in music. Mary has performed with the Bay Atlantic Symphony, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Riverside Symphonia, Pottstown Symphony, and the Greater Trenton Symphony. She has studied with Hirono Oka, who is a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and with Gerald Beal and Leslie Webster.

Chi-Li Yen - Viola

Chi-Li YenChi-Li was born in Taipei, Taiwan. Chi-Li began her viola studies at the age of 7. As a recipient of the Juilliard Alumni Scholarship, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Karen Tuttle and Kim Kashkashian. She received her Master’s degree from Temple University (on a full scholarship) where she studied with Choong-Jin Chang, Principal Violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Chi-Li has performed chamber music at Carnegie Hall, and served as Principal Viola with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked with Pamela Frank and the Emerson String Quartet in masterclasses. She has performed with Riverside Symphonia, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Pottstown Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Symphony in C, Pennsylvania Sinfonia and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.

Naomi Gray - Cello

Naomi GrayCellist Naomi Gray is an active performer and teacher in the Philadelphia area. Recently appointed Associate Principal Cellist of the Delaware Symphony and section cellist in the Harrisburg Symphony, she also frequently appears with the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony, and Ensemble Chamber Music Now!. In 2008 Ms. Gray completed a three-year fellowship as a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. During her tenure, she collaborated with such renowned artists as Paula Robison and Yo-Yo Ma, for whom she also performed in a master class. Ms. Gray has performed under Sir Roger Norrington, the late Sergiu Commissiona, and Stéphane Denève and has also led the cello section of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra under the direction of Valery Gergiev. Concerto appearances include those with National Repertory Orchestra and the Endless Mountain Music Festival Orchestra. Ms. Gray was a teaching assistant at University of Southern California and has coached chamber music at the National High School Music Institute at Northwestern University. She has also been on the faculty at the New York Summer Music Festival. Ms. Gray earned dual undergraduate degrees in Cello Performance and Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.M. degree from the University of Southern California. She is a native of Tucson, AZ.