Hanna Wolle is a violinist with Quartet 515. A Des Moines native, Hanna started playing the violin when she was four years old with her father, a classically-trained violist. After playing throughout her childhood, Hanna pursued her academic interests and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2011 with degrees in Economics and Chinese. Music has always been a big part of her life, though, and Hanna is a first violinist with the Des Moines Symphony, performs with the Des Moines Dueling Fiddles, and with Quartet 515. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and going to the Downtown Farmers’ Market.
Violinist Nina Liu comes from a family of musicians and has been playing the violin since she was five years old. A native of Des Moines, Nina graduated from Drake University in 2015 with a degree in Finance and a minor in music, and currently works at Principal. Music is a passion of hers, and she performs with the Des Moines Symphony and enjoys playing music around the community. When she’s not working or playing music, Nina spends time with her fiancé and two cats, and working with the After School Arts Program (ASAP).
Joyce Beyer, viola
Joyce Beyer is violist with Quartet 515 and an active community member. Since graduating Cum Laude from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Music in Education on piano and viola, Joyce has served as head of the Northside Orchestra Program for Des Moines Public Schools. Joyce performs regularly with the Des Moines Symphony and the Simpson Community Orchestra, and various community outreach programs with the Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae. While at UNI, she met her husband, William Beyer, while learning to play the school’s carillon, the bells atop the school’s campanile tower.
Paul Virgilio, cello
Paul Virgilio is cellist with Quartet 515. He began studying cello in his hometown of Pleasant Valley, NY. After moving Des Moines in 2009 to study Cello Performance at Drake University, he won a position with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra in 2010. Since then, he has maintained an active performing career in Des Moines and the surrounding areas. In addition to chamber collaboration and teaching, Paul enjoys exploring Des Moines and trying new recipes.