iconiQ Strings is a New York-based music ensemble performing an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary pieces with a talented roster of professional musicians. Managed by BLC3Music Services, the versatile chamber group has performed for Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper, Alberta Ferretti “Impulse” Collection for Macy’s New York preview show, designer Tara Subkoff’s “Imitation of Christ” fashion show, on CBS’s primetime series Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu and and on singer-songwriter Blake Pfeil‘s Wallpaper album.
Founded in 2011, iconiQ Strings has performed for clients including Discovery Communications, Amazon, and the Tiger Woods Foundation, and at prestigious venues such as the Highline Ballroom, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Plaza Hotel, Gotham Hall, and Capitale.
To showcase the versatility and relevancy of stringed instruments beyond the scope of classical and traditional music
Composer, arranger, and cellist Bobbie Lee Crow III has worked alongside singer-songwriter Blake Pfeil, ABC's X-Factor finalist Khaya, Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper, Japanese pop singer KIYOTAKA, and Tony Award-winners Norm Lewis and André de Shields at Carnegie Hall. His professional credits include score preparation for the film Denial, music copyist for the Lincoln Center concert production of Howard Shore's Naked Lunch score, and performance on the award-winning Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle. Bobbie is a graduate of The Ohio State University and acts as manager and arranger for iconiQ Strings.
Japan native Yasuhiko Fukuoka is an award-winning composer, pianist, and arranger. Winner of the BMI Film Scoring Scholarship, Roland Award, and Berklee World Scholarship, he has scored films screened at Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival), Dallas International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, ISTA Habatakai in Nara, Japan, and Lincoln Center. Yasuhiko is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has performed as accompanist and solo performer at The Metropolitan Room, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Webster Hall, the 2016 Tony Awards post-show celebration, and internationally in Canada, South Korea, Italy, and Germany.
Brooklyn-based guitarist Mark Mollica is an avid performer, teacher, and sideman. He has co-written extensively with Kate Francis Hope, arranged and released a single with the Welsh chart topper Donna Lewis, toured abroad with Dylan Connor, and performed alongside guitar legend Gene Bertoncini, and otherwise remaining active in different scenes. As a soloist, he is adept in archtop, fingerstyle, and classical genres, but his first love remains with jazz. Mark is a Master's graduate of the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music and serves on the guitar faculty at Manhattan's Bloomingdale School of Music and Town School.
Nick Pauly is a contemporary violinist-violist, composer, and native of Brooklyn, NY. His body of work is based the core belief that new compositions deserve and require multiple performances. A Co-curator of the "Blank Space" concert series, he brings contemporary and experimental music to apartments across New York City. He currently serves on the strings faculty at Third Street Music School Settlement, is a former fellow of the contemporary music ensemble "Bang on a Can," and a participant in Institute and Festival for Contemporary Music. Nick is a Master's graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with additional training at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Rutgers University.
Composer, violist, and vocalist Hannah Selin performs frequently throughout New York City with ensembles including Ensemble Mise-En, Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra, Delphi Chamber Orchestra, SeraSymphony and IconiQ Strings, as well as her band, GADADU, at venues including Carnegie Hall, Roulette, BAM, and Le Poisson Rouge. After receiving the 2015 Miriam Gideon Award for excellence in the study of musical composition, Hannah was selected as Composer-In-Residence with the Brooklyn College Orchestra in the spring of 2016. She was a finalist in the 2016 Verdant Vibes Call for Scores and has been created commissioned works for saxophonist Carlos Gontijo and violists Karen Ritscher and Kallie Ciechomski. Hannah is a graduate of Oberlin College and Brooklyn College and a student of Karen Ritscher, Robert Vernon, and C.J. Chang.
Japanese violinist, composer, and arranger Kiho Yutaka began her violin studies at the age of 3. Winner of the 54th Hong Kong Music Festival in violin performance, Kiho graduated from Berklee College of Music and has collaborated with American Idol finalist Will Makar, Grammy Award-winning producer and bassist Jerry Barnes, and Tony Award-winning orchestrator Bill Elliott. Her composition "Bitter Black Hours" was performed at the Tokyo American Club Idol hosted by Fox TV Japan. She has collaborated with Japanese composers Lotus Juice and Taku Iwasaki on the New York debuts of their original award-winning works. Kiho also performs with metal band Juan Bond and Sara MacDonald's big band "NYChillharmonic."