MEET THE MEMBERS OF THE
THALEA STRING QUARTET!

CHRIS

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Favorite Food: PIZZA!

Favorite Candy: Definitely a tie between Mars bars and black licorice

Hidden Talent: I can make a mean grilled cheese sandwich

Family Fun Fact: My great-grandfather was a British doctor in China and became a member of the Chinese royal family after he helped heal members of the Chinese court

Coolest Place You've Performed: A thousand year old chapel in a field in the South of France. There was ancient Roman writing engraved on the wall of the church!

Favorite Children's Book:  I'm a big fan of The Story of Ferdinand and anything by Shel Silverstein

Favorite Disney Movie: It's gotta be the original animated Lion King - a classic!!

KUMIKO

Hometown: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Candy: Goji berries

Hidden Talent: Dancing! I have danced most of my life and it makes me feel like my most creative self

Family Fun Fact: I have six older brothers!

Coolest Place You've Performed: Teatro La Fenice - the big opera house in Venice, Italy

Favorite Children's Book: The Empty Pot by Demi, Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, and Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman

Favorite Disney Movie: Pocahontas! We are all connected to each other, in a circle, in a hoop that never end

LAUREN

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas! 

Favorite Food: Definitely coffee 😂✨

Favorite Candy: The more sour, the better! Sour Patch Kids, Sour Gummy Worms, Sour Straws, Sour Skittles, etc.

Hidden Talent: I can carry all of the groceries in one trip 😅

Family Fun Fact: My mom schedules Christmas like it's summer camp... complete with sing-a-longs, arts & crafts, games, and cooking competitions!

Coolest Place You've Performed: At the White House for President Obama as a 'Champion of Change', but a close second is at Red Rocks Amphitheatre 🔥

Favorite Children's Book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie... you'll have to give him a glass of milk!

Favorite Disney Movie: Hands down, Lion King 🦁 I aspire to be as cool as Simba 😎

TITI

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Favorite Food: Spicy Chicken Wings... but pretty much anything that's spicy!

 

Favorite Candy: Nerds are my favorite sweet candy, but Reese's are my favorite chocolatey candy

Hidden Talent: I can read really fast! I've loved reading my whole life

Family Fun Fact: My father lives in Africa in Lagos, Nigeria

Coolest Place You've Performed: The Sala São Paolo in Brazil! It was super cool to play with the orchestra there and the hall was absolutely stunning AND sounded great

Favorite Children's Book: Where The Wild Things Are or Frog and Toad are Friends

Favorite Disney Movie: Lion King hands down. I had a stuffed Simba as a little girl and didn't miss out on the chance to see the live action remake a couple years ago