Cecilia Pressnell began her cello studies and became part of the city's youth orchestra at the age of 9 in Monterrey, Mexico. At the age of 13 she was accepted at the Monterrey School of Music and Dance were she studied for 4 years. In order to pursue a degree in Industrial Design, she paused her musical studies but continued to play cello at church, weddings and events along with her father (guitar) and sister (violin). In 2010 she met her husband, Josh, an exchange master's degree student from Georgia. They got married in 2011 and she came to live in the United States. After noticing the lack of music groups in the area (especially string groups) she decided to create an ensemble that would offer an eclectic selection of music ranging from classical to contemporary and that is how Polyphonia Strings was founded. Cecilia is currently a member of the Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church praise team and the L'Abri String Ensemble.
We are a string ensemble based in Dalton, Georgia specializing in weddings and formal events. We have an extensive repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary music and are continuously adding new songs.
As a string quartet, our approach is to preserve and share music culture. Our passion may be music but it is our commitment to create the perfect setting for you to remember and your guests to enjoy. Whether you want a string quartet at your wedding ceremony, your reception or any other formal event, just let us know and we will carefully select and customize the perfect repertoire for you. To know more about us or to book, please contact us!
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Abigail is one of seven children and has been involved in her family’s music ministry since her childhood, performing for church services, assisted living homes, prisons, weddings, funerals and historical reenactments. She was a violin student of Miranda Kovac for more than ten years and also plays viola, piano, trumpet, and french horn but would admit that violin is her favorite. Abigail has had diverse musical opportunities including playing in brass ensembles, handbell choirs, conducting and arranging. She has been a member of the L’abri Symphony Orchestra for eight years and currently plays viola in the L’Abri String Ensemble and teaches private violin, viola and piano lessons. Her desire is that God would receive all the glory for the achievements in her life. Soli Deo gloria!
Evelyn Boullain is the Violist for Polyphonia Strings. Music has been a big part of her life since she started playing the piano at age 6. A few years later, she also began playing the Viola in solo, ensemble, and orchestral settings. Throughout high school, Evelyn participated in an accomplished wedding quartet in Upstate South Carolina and has tremendous experience playing for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Currently, Evelyn is a participant and a Board Member in L’Abri Symphony Orchestra located in Dalton, Georgia. Evelyn resides with her husband and cat in Ringgold, Georgia.
Music has always played an important role in the life of Polyphonia's first violinist Miranda Kovac. She began singing solos in church at the age of five and began piano lessons a little later. In 1992 she began lessons on the violin. From there she played in the L'Abri orchestra as concert mistress until she went to music school at Lee University in 1999. She studied music there with an emphasis on violin and played in the campus orchestra as well as in the small ensemble. Now Miranda is a member of L'Abri's small ambassador ensemble and participates in the orchestra when able. She also teaches violin privately. Miranda resides in Dalton with her husband and three children whom she home schools.