About the Musicians...
Ashley Sullivan, violin
Ashley began studying Suzuki violin at age 2 and piano at age 6. She attended two Tennessee All-State Orchestras, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, the Indiana University String Academy, and was concertmaeter of the World Scholar Athlete Games orchestra in 1997. She was concertmaster of the Dobyns-Bennett Orchestra, a first violinist of the Johnson City Symphony and Knoxville Youth Symphony, and a first violinist of the Sammamish Symphony and Northwest Symphony. She founded the original Encore Four string quartet in Tennessee, a quartet that was invited to perforn for two state governors. She won several Grandfather Mountain Scottish Fiddling competitions and competed at the Scottish Fiddling Nationals in Alexandria, Virginia, and received a fourth place finish. Ashley studied music and business at the University of Washington in Seattle. Currently, Ashley plays with the Rooftop Dogs bluegrass band, The Fire Inside Celtic band, and the Encore Four string quartet. Ashley has taught private violin and viola lessons for nearly a decade and has a private studio of 40 students.
Dani Li, violin
Dani Li began studying violin at age 5. By age 6, she had won her first medal in the State Youth Violin competition. Throughout her violin journey, she was the concertmaster in her school orchestra and local youth symphony, as well as playing in string quartets for various events and weddings. She has won numerous music awards, and she received a top skill level ranking by a professional music institute. Dani is currently a member of the First Violin section of the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra. She graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia, where she studied Marketing and International Business. Visit her website at www.daniviolin.com to learn more.
Elizabeth Gue, viola
Elizabeth Gue has been teaching violin using the Suzuki Method since 1997. She began her violin studies at the age of 3 with Celia Nicks at the Suzuki Institute of Seattle, whom she studied with for 15 years. While in college she went on to study Suzuki pedagogy with Celia Nicks and earned her Bachelorís Degree in Violin Performance at Western Washington University with Walter Schwede. She spent two summers working with Charles Avsharian at the Meadowmount School of Music, where she assisted him with his Galamian Techniques classes. In 2006 she completed her Masterís Degree in Music Performance at the University of Texas at Austin where she studied violin with Vincent Fritelli and Violin Pedagogy with Dr. Laurie Scott. During her graduate studies in Texas she was an active teacher with the University of Texas String Project, teaching both private students and group classes ranging from pre-school to intermediate level students. She has studied Suzuki pedagogy with Judy Weigert-Bossuat, Elayne Ras, and Catherine Lee. In 2011 she was invited to teach at the Washington State Suzuki Festival in Ellensburg, WA. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the American String Teachers Association. Many of her students play in local youth symphonies, including the Bellevue Youth Symphonies, Maple Valley Youth Symphony, and Snoqualmie Strings.

A versatile performer on both violin and viola, Elizabeth performs with both classical groups as well as with the Seattle Area rock band, Exohxo. She has most recently performed with the Tacoma Symphony, the Juneau Symphony, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Encore Four Ensemble, and the Octava Chamber Orchestra. She also performs frequently as a freelance chamber musician in the Seattle area.
Peter Williams, cello
Peter Williams studied music theory at Indiana University and has earned a BA in Cello Performance from the University of Washington.

Peter is the principal cellist of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Tacoma Symphony .

Peter has performed with the Bellevue Philharmonic, Seattle Modern Orchestra, Seattle Choral Company, Kirkland Choral Society and has done movie soundtrack recording work with Seattle Music. He has toured with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and has performed with Chicago, Alice in Chains, Kenny Rogers and Natalie Cole.