Our Story


We expanded in 2017 to include additional ensembles beyond the main quartet and can now accommodate multiple events on any given date as well as many different ensemble options throughout the New England and Adirondack area! 

We pride ourselves in offering a full service experience in planning your event. From helping you select the perfect pieces for your wedding with our many planning tools and expertise to writing new arrangements to truly customize your event. We will work to help realize the vision you have for your event!


The Blackstone Valley String Quartet & Ensembles is a dream a long time coming for owner, resident member, and founder Sylvia DiCrescentis. When the BVQ became a reality in the fall of 2016, Sylvia had already been running her own teaching studio, Vivo Strings, in North Grafton, Massachusetts for five years. Although having a passion for and a degree in music education, she always desired to perform and collaborate with other professional musicians. Being a product of the well-known Whitinsville Christian School Strings Program during her middle and high school years, it is no surprise she would eventually team up with fellow musicians from the very same program as well as other musicians from the Central Massachusetts area to realize this dream.