Chandler String Quartet
Artists in Residence.

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     The Chandler String Quartet is an independent ensemble and a member of the Phoenix String Quartet Association.  We love to perform, play with passion and can add the perfect touch to any occasion.

 Collectively our principle artists are    College Professors, public school educators, concert masters and professional performers.  You will find them performing with The Phoenix Symphony, Tempe Symphony, Mesa Symphony, Scottsdale Symphony, Arizona Repertoire Orchestra, Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Phoenix Little Theatre, Symphony of the Southwest, and Musica Nova to name but a few.  

Caroline Broomfield: violin/Viola
Caroline holds a bachelor's degree in violin performance from Arizona State University. Locally, she has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Symphony of the West Valley, and Musica Nova. Caroline is co-director of the Arizona Repertory Orchestra and teaches orchestra for the Chandler Unified School District.

Caroline has appeared with with the Brevard North Carolina Music Center Orchestra, and New College Orchestra in Sarasota Florida. As an educator and performer she has and attended the National Music Center in Interlochen Michigan and maintains a private violin/viola studio here in Metro Phoenix. Phoenix String Quartet Artist in Residence.

Robert Dunger: violin/ viola
    Robert Dunger has taught violin and viola lessons for over twelve years. He received a Bachelor Degree in Violin Performance from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2003 and Masters Degree in Violin Performance from Arizona State University in 2005. Robert is concertmaster of the Tempe Symphony Orchestra, is a certified Arizona K-12 Music Arts teacher and teaches K-6 general music in the public schools. Robert combines traditional and contemporary lesson instruction tailored to each student’s interest and needs.

Ajay Patel: cello
     Ajay Patel holds a Masters Degree in Cello Performance from Arizona State University. Ajay has performed with the Arizona Opera, has served as substitute principal cello for the Chandler Symphony, and has been a member of the Symphony of the Southwest and Musica Nova orchestras. Ajay is the Musical Director and Conductor of the East Valley Youth Symphony (

     In addition to performing, he is a full time educator in the Chandler School district, directing the orchestra program at Basha High School. Ajay maintains a high level cello studio from his residence in Gilbert, and his students have participated in Regionals, All State, and high level performance<<Selection in Document>> competitions. For more information about studying cello with Mr. Patel, please send an email to Ajay is excited to be affiliated with the Phoenix String Quartet.   Phoenix String Quartet Artist in Residence.   


Carl Reiter: violin/ viola
  Carl holds a bachelors degree in music from Arizona State University, a masters degree from Northern Arizona University and did his doctoral work was at Northern Arizona University.  Carl is currently concertmaster of the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra,  performs with the Phoenix String Quartet, the Tempe Symphony, and the Arizona Repertoire Orchestra. 

     As an educator he held teaching positions at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix College, and K-12 public schools for over thirty years. Carl offers private instruction in Piano, Violin, and Viola at a studio in North Phoenix to serious students at all levels.    

     Carl's orchestral affiliations include, the Tucson Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, Tempe Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Mesa Symphony and movie soundtracks with Studio Orchestras in California. His received his first contract with a professional orchestra at the age of fourteen and is currently lead violinist with the Phoenix String Quartet.   Phoenix String Quartet Artist in Residence.   

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