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North Coast String Quartet

The North Coast String Quartet is one of the most sought-after Cleveland based ensembles for wedding ceremony music, corporate events, and parties.  The group performs both classical music as well as original arrangements of popular non-classical songs, bringing a level of artistry and professionalism that your guests are sure to notice.

“The Northcoast Quartet was amazing! They preformed beautifully and our guests were super happy with everything! I would definitely recommend this group of talented musicians for your event!”
North Coast String Quartet client Taylor Graham
Taylor Graham


Meet our musicians

Stefanie Schore


Violinist, Stefanie Schore, a native of Northern California, attended the Interlochen Academy for the Arts before going on to completing her Undergraduate Degrees in Violin Methodology and Violin Performance at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Germany. During her studies she also taught and performed with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and served as Concertmaster of the Konzerthaus Orchester Trossingen.  Before beginning her final year of study, Stefanie won a one-year contract with the Frankfurter Opern und Museums Orchester where she had the opportunity to collaborate with acclaimed conductors and artists, including Daniel Barenboim, Christian Tezlaff, Kirill Petrenko, Bertrand de Billy and Nicola Luisoti.

Stefanie returned to the States to pursue her Masters in Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with both William Preucil and Ivan Zenaty. In the summer of 2014 Stefanie attended the Brevard Music Festival, serving as Concertmaster of the Sinfonia Orchestra and as assistant concertmaster to both William Preucil and Noah Bendix-Balgley in the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. Stefanie is now a violinist in the Akron, Youngstown and Firelands Symphonies, City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra and holds the position of principal 2nd violin for the Cleveland Opera Theater Company.

Stefanie Schore
Amy Cave ()

Amy Cave


Amy Cave, a Cleveland-based violinist, can be found around town performing with the North Coast String Quartet. Prior to her work with North Coast, she was a founding member of the Thalia Strings and spent two years performing on board Princess cruises.
Additionally, Amy currently performs with Promusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus and as a substitute with the Pittsburgh Symphony. She has previously served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Akron Symphony and the Erie Philharmonic. Amy has also spent summers performing at Tanglewood and as a featured soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Always up for exploring new genres on the violin, she has attended several fiddle camps and has studied historical performance at Case Western Reserve University.
Amy received her bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). When she is not performing, Amy works as a software developer and also keeps a rotation of crochet projects going at all times.

Erica Zappia


Violist Erica Zappia has premiered new music and performed classics around the globe. After time in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Texas, Erica currently resides in her hometown of Cleveland. She has earned an M.M. in viola performance at the San Francisco Conservatory and holds a B.M. from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her teachers were Jodi
Levitz, Alan de Veritch, and Jeffery Irvine.
Erica performs with the North Coast String Quartet. In the past she was the founding violist with Amaranth Quartet and Thalia Strings. She has played with many ensembles including Odysseus Chamber Orchestra and One Found Sound. Some of her favorite performances are with pop artists, most recently a recording with Emmy Meli.
Alongside performing, Erica has been an active teacher since 2006. She has taught with The Rainey Institute, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, Plano and Richardson Independent School Districts, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, and the Young Musicians Choral Orchestra.

Violist Erica Zappia
Zoe Moskalew

Zoë Moskalew


Zoë Moskalew is a Cleveland-based cellist and founding member of North Coast String Quartet. A passionate chamber and orchestral musician, she has performed throughout the US, most notably in the Chautauqua Music Festival in Chautauqua, NY, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival in Kent, OH, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Breckenridge Music Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado, and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. In addition to her performance engagements in the US, Zoë has also performed abroad with the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria.
Zoë received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Cello Performance from the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, and completed her musical studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, earning a Professional Studies Certificate. Her teachers have included Susan Moses, Stephen Balderston, and Stephen Geber. During her time in Chicago, Zoë was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, which is a training orchestra that worked closely with Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Currently, she is a cellist in the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and formerly was a contracted member of both the Canton Symphony Orchestra and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing as a substitute musician with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and the Erie Philharmonic. Also a passionate teacher, Zoë maintains a small private cello studio at her home in Cleveland. When she is not found performing or teaching, Zoë also has a second career as a software developer and enjoys tending to her many plants.