The Jolly String Quartet- 9.25.22
Having performed together since the age of seven, The Jolly String Quartet has developed a musical synergy that is rich, expressive, and rare. They are classically-trained, vibrant musicians who incorporate vocals, fiery fiddling, mandolin, and guitar into their performances, creating a colorful repertoire that extends beyond classical to pop, jazz, folk, gospel, and newgrass — from Sinatra to Cash to original compositions. This combination of skillful musicianship and diversity of styles produces a musical experience that is certain to delight.
Extraordinary skill and synergy are evident when one first encounters these young musicians onstage, but there is also an unseen, uncommon bond shared by these Russian-born siblings that extends far beyond their beautiful music.
It is their beautiful story.
A poignant adoption story is the tie that binds them both on and off the stage and compels them to share their music. It is the inspiring story of God’s incredible love, His divinely orchestrated plan for giving hope to the hopeless, redeeming the abandoned, and creating beauty from ashes. Each exceptionally talented member of this musical ensemble began life in the direst of circumstances, endowed with a future that would be bleak at best. Life in a Russian orphanage is a poor substitute for family, offering little love, opportunity, or hope. Each of these precious souls was abandoned, discarded, forsaken — but not forgotten.
A glorious God intervened.
Through adoption, each life was redeemed — twice. First into a loving family, and then into the family of a loving God. Their story itself is a beautiful ensemble, resplendent with the beauty of redemption and re-creation. Is it any surprise that such a story would give way to song?
The Jolly String Quartet made up of Viktor, Gorsha, Yara, and Kristina Jolly has been privileged to grace the stages of The Opry House, Carnegie Hall, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and The Ryman Auditorium. They have entertained in venues as diverse as Nashville’s renowned Puckett’s Restaurant and The Orleans Casino in Las Vegas. Brothers Viktor and Gorsha are accomplished recording engineers and have produced videos that can be found on their website and YouTube channel. They are currently recording an album for The Quartet to be released in the summer of 2021.
The Quartet is sometimes joined onstage by their brother Joseph who plays backup guitar. He was adopted from China just a few years ago. Their younger brothers Theo (from China) and Dima (the youngest Russian of the family) are studying music and patiently awaiting their turns to join the band. The family often makes public appearances to tell their adoption story, raise awareness of the plight of orphans in the world, and encourage others to consider adoption.
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