About Us

The Mariposa String Quartet plays all the great music, whether you love Mozart and Bach, or prefer The Beatles and Ed Sheeran. Please look through our large library of music to find just the right song for your wedding or special event.

Above: Rehearsing in Carol's studio: (L-R) Nancy, Carol, Grace and Tanya; and a short video clip from October 2018

We are all full-time musicians living and working on the Central Coast of California; and we've been playing in the San Luis Obispo Symphony, OperaSLO, Orchestra Novo, chamber music groups and recording studios for decades.

The Mariposa Quartet is:

Grace Seng, violin

Tanya Streder, violin

Carol Kersten and Karen Loewi-Jones, viola

Nancy Nagano, cello

Along with our friends: Jeanne Shumway, Emily Lanzone, David Hennessee, Mike Whitson, and Min Lee.

The Mariposa Trio (Violin, Viola and Cello):
Grace Seng, Tanya Streder and Nancy Nagano

The Mariposa Duo (Violin and Viola):
Grace Seng and Tanya Streder