Welcome to the homepage of the Pearl Street Quartet! We are four professional musicians from Eugene who perform with various ensembles including the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra, Corvallis-OSU Symphony, and Spokane Symphony. The quartet is available to play weddings and other special events throughout Oregon. With over 20 years of experience, we guarantee that planning the music for your special day will be simple and stress-free.
Meet the Quartet
Jannie Wei performs with the Eugene Symphony and has been playing the violin and piano for 19 years. Jannie grew up in Taiwan and Vancouver. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Mannes College of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Institute of Music. She currently attends the University of Oregon, where she is pursing her DMA as a graduate teaching fellow. She enjoys classical, jazz, and pop music. If she were to learn a new instrument, it would be the timpani because of its importance in supporting the orchestra.
Wyatt True is a doctoral student in violin performance and historical performance practice at the University of Oregon, and a graduate teaching fellow with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. Mr. True is also active as an educator, chamber music coach, and performer. He currently teaches in his private studio and at the University of Oregon’s Community Music Institute. In addition, Mr. True has performed as a member of numerous professional orchestras, including the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, and l’Orchestre Symphonique d’Orléans, France. Academic interests include historical performance practice and the psychology of learning and memory. Please visit his personal site at www.trueviolin.com
Clark Spencer is acting principal violist of the Oregon Mozart Players; he has also performed as section violist with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Eugene Opera Orchestra, OSU-Corvallis Symphony, and New Music at Willamette. He is a frequent performer on Oregon Mozart Players’ Chamber Music & Chocolate Series, as well as Chamber Music Amici’s annual benefit concerts for Fanconi anemia research. He teaches Suzuki violin and viola at the University of Oregon’s Community Music Institute, and has also taught on the faculty of the Vermont Youth Orchestra’s Reveille! Music Festival. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in viola performance from Boston University, and he is currently finishing a DMA in viola performance with a supporting area in pedagogy from the University of Oregon. His final DMA document will be the creation of new editions of three Classical-era viola concerti, adapted for intermediate students.
Jared Carlson is a member of the cello section of the Spokane Symphony, and splits his time between Oregon and Washington. He received the Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from Lawrence Conservatory and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Lawrence University, in Appleton WI, where he studied with Professor Janet Anthony. He recently finished the Master of Music degree from the University of Oregon, where he participated in the prestigious Graduate Teaching Fellowship, serving as teaching assistant to Professor Steven Pologe, and playing with the Eugene Symphony. He has studied with Peter Howard, Rajan Krishnaswami, and participated in masterclasses with Zuill Bailey, Nathaniel Rosen, Matt Haimovitz, and Ronald Feldman. He spent 5 years performing as Principal Cellist of the Juneau Symphony and appeared as a soloist with the orchestra, playing the Shostakovich Cello Concerto #1. He spent the past 9 summers in Juneau AK, working for Northstar Trekking as a helicopter glacier trekking guide.