Bios

Stevan Lukich – Stevan is the first violinist for the Cygnet String Quartet. He began Suzuki violin with Carissa Klopfenstein at age 6 1/2, and is currently assistant concertmaster with the Central Illinois Youth Symphony. Besides classical music, he enjoys “fiddling” and playing guitar with his dad, Mike. Stevan loves animals, especially horses, and has “rescued” and “found” a variety of critters in the countryside where he lives with his mom and dad.

Sarah Dremann – Sarah is the second violinist for the Cygnet String Quartet. Sarah’s love of music began with piano and moved on to also include violin. She has been a part of the Central Illinois Youth Symphony for two years.
Sarah received a violin for Christmas when she was nine and began learning from her older sister and shortly afterwards moved on to the able tutelage of Jane Hoffmire, and then Elizabeth Laverdiere.
Sarah’s hobbies include reading, knitting, cooking and traveling.

Tyler Stembridge – Tyler is the cellist in the Cygnet String Quartet. He began cello lessons with Janice Wilkinson in 2001, and In 2007 started taking lessons from Moises Molina. He is currently studying with Richard Hartley. Tyler got into photography when he was 15, and started studying lifestyle photography shortly after he turned 17. He also enjoys riding his horse, biking/running/swimming, and practicing parkour.

Darby Fitch – Darby has taken viola lessons from Kate Lewis since 2007, and has been a member of the Central Illinois Youth Symphony for two years. She has also enjoyed taking piano lessons from Anna Nogaj since the age of six, and loves to accompany instrumentalists. She enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

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