With the conclusion of our 2014-2015 season, the Copeland String Quartet announces the retirement of our distinguished cellist, Mark Ward. Mark has been with CSQ since its inception in 2003 and has been a most valuable asset. We congratulate Mark and wish him continued success in his ongoing musical endeavors.


The Copeland String Quartet is thrilled to announce the newest member to our musical family. Naomi Gray will be joining CSQ at the start of our 2015-2016 season. Ms. Gray is not new to Wilmington audiences, as she joined the Delaware Symphony as Associate Principal Cellist 2010.


The Copeland String Quartet is comprised of four Delaware Symphony Orchestra players: Eliezer Gutman, violin, Thomas Jackson, violin, Nina Cottman, viola, and Naomi Gray, cello. Formed in 2003, the CSQ finds inspiration from the vast and dazzling string quartet repertoire. Tatiana Copeland, for whom the Quartet is named, has been a generous and enthusiastic supporter of The Copeland String Quartet.


"The lush and abundant repertoire for the string quartet is what calls us. To play together in a string quartet is a collaborative, intimate and satisfying way to make music. It requires artist-to-artist trust, and we have developed that. It's also fun!"


... The Copeland String Quartet