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The Fiato Quartet
was formed in 2008. Its members are Carrie Kennedy and Ina Veli, violins, and Ryan Sweeney, cello. The members of Fiato hold degrees in music performance from the Colburn School, University of Southern California, Rice University, Northwestern University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

The musicians of Fiato currently have active concert careers throughout Southern California. They are members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, New West Symphony, and Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra.

Fiato has performed on many chamber music series in the Los Angeles area including The Music Guild, South Pasadena Library’s Restoration Concert Series, LA Musical Salon, UCLA’s Henry Bruman Chamber Music Festival, Live at the Lounge, Glendale’s Music at Noon, LA City College’s Music 152, Pasadena Presbyterian’s Music at Noon, Huntington Garden’s “Music in the Rose Garden,” and the Wine and Wheels series. In August of 2012, Fiato toured Costa Rica as part of the Festival De Musica Credomatic with performances in Guanacaste, San Jose, Hacienda Pinilla, and Villa Caletas. As of 2012, Fiato Quartet is an official ensemble of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Each member of Fiato brings a unique set of experiences and training to the ensemble, having studied with the Tokyo, Takacs, Guarneri, American, Miami and Emerson Quartets. The Fiato Quartet has come together out of a love for chamber music and a common goal to share this passion with others through both formal and outreach concerts.

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Carrie Kennedy, violin
Award-winning violinist, Carrie Kennedy, has been the featured soloist with orchestras throughout the United States including the San Antonio, Richardson, University of Southern California, Torrance, Suburban, Brevard Festival, Clear Lake, Westchester, Solano, and Magic Valley Symphonies. She has also given concerts in twelve U.S. states and eleven countries. [...read more] 

Ina Veli, violin
Ina Veli is a Los Angeles based violinist active in the Classical world as well as the music and film recording industries. Ina currently serves as Assistant Concertmaster for the Santa Barbara Symphony and performs regularly with the Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Pasadena Pops, New West Symphony and Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra [...read more]

Ryan Sweeney, cello
A graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Mr. Sweeney returned to his home town of Pasadena, California in 2005 to pursue his career as a performing artist and to help young cellists develop their own talents. During this time, Mr. Sweeney has frequently performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, and Pasadena Pops. He is also an active performer for the soundtracks of major Hollywood motion pictures. His credits include “Spider-Man 3”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, “All the King’s Men”, and “Click”. [...read more]