Established in July, 2015, Inspire With Strings has been bringing beautiful music to Long Island ever since.
Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar
The founder of Inspire With Strings, AnnMarie has been performing with a wide array of musicians for many years. She is an avid music educator by day and a rockstar at night. Performing regulary on the guitar with a newly signed band to Epic Records, AnnMarie is no stranger to the performance industry. She is also a MS/HS Orchestra Director at a great school in Nassau County. Violin was her first instrument but she quickly became interested in learning all of the string instruments. You can find her performing all over Long Island on Violin, Viola, Guitar, and Cello on a regular basis.
Violin, Viola, Quartet Arranger
Whether composing and arranging for rock and pop music legends, performing and recording with some of the entertainment industry’s biggest television and film stars, concertizing with the classical music world’s leading and upcoming talents, or lending his unique abilities to the hottest Broadway shows, national television programs, and Grammy-Award winning albums — Bradley Bosenbeck, an exciting and versatile violinist & violist, is doing just about as much as one can with his musical gifts.
Mr. Bosenbeck has long been interested in musical disciplines outside of the classical sphere, and his time with mainstream industry icons has only served to strengthen his passion for music in all its forms. Today, he is quickly emerging as one of the few professional musicians who can straddle multiple genres without missing a beat. He cuts a bold swath through the boundaries of style and genre, switching between classical, bluegrass, country, hip-hop, jazz, rock and pop at a moment’s notice all while retaining his signature flair for creating inspiring, sensitive and deeply personal entertainment experiences.
Robert Buonaspina is a junior Music Education major at Hofstra University. Known to be a heavily involved and reliable student of many ensembles, Robert studies many instruments and utilizes many talents both at Hofstra and at home. An advocate for Music Education in- and out-of-school, Robert has recently been elected president of Hofstra ASTA (American String Teachers Association), organized guest speakers at Hofstra, volunteered/adjudicated festivals, and attended various conferences in Rochester, Nashville, Salt Lake City, and Tampa. Additionally, Robert has worked at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts for two summers as a viola work-study counselor, while also having taught privately. Robert frequently does work and performs around Long Island as a freelance violist, violinist, vocalist, and jazz pianist.
Jason Dobranski has been performing as a professional cellist throughout the tri-state area for the past 20 years. He has performed with many orchestras, including the New Jersey Philharmonic, the Hampton Chamber Orchestra, the Litha Symphony Orchestra, and Vari Musicisti. His true passion is chamber music, and he has performed with several chamber ensembles throughout his career, including string quartets, string trios, and piano trios. Mr. Dobranski has many years of experience performing at wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours, and has aided many couples in choosing the perfect music for their dream wedding.
Violinist Ashley O'Connor is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Music, where she completed her Bachelor's Degrees in Violin Performance and Music Education and New York University, where she completed her Master of Music Degree in Violin Performance. As a freelance musician in the Washington, D.C. and New York areas, Ashley has performed at such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Beacon Theatre, Symphony Space, Strathmore, Kodak Theatre, and Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. She has performed with The Eagles and singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens. Ashley has performed at weddings and private events in the tri-state area for over a decade. She truly enjoys providing couples with beautiful music for the most important day of their lives. Ashley is also a high school orchestra director in Suffolk County.