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  Each member of the After Five String Quartet has over 30 years of experience in music performance having participated with various orchestras, chamber groups and as soloists. During one particular rehearsal in 1998, the members decided to form a string quartet. As schedules only allowed for rehearsals late in the evening, the members decided on naming the quartet "After Five." 

The After Five String Quartet quickly grew into one of the busiest string quartets in the Atlanta area, playing for all types of occasions. The quartet has played for more than 550 weddings and events to date.

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  Peter Chen

First Violin: Peter Chen

Peter began playing the violin at age 4. His teachers have included Dr. John Bauer (University of South Carolina) and Dr. Tyrone Grieve (University of Wisconsin). Throughout high school, he played with the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra (now the South Carolina Philharmonic) and served as concertmaster for the Columbia Youth Orchestra for three years.

Peter has also played with the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Georgia Philharmonic.

  Deborah Geering

Second Violin: Deborah Geering

Debra is a founding member of the After Five String Quartet and has played the violin since 1975. She has participated in several orchestras, including Georgia Philharmonic and its predecessor, Orchestra Atlanta, the Duke Symphony Orchestra and the Northbrook (Ill.) Symphony.

Deborah is a professional writer.

  Gianmarco Pugliese

Violoncello: Gianmarco Pugliese

Gianmarco began playing the cello at age eight. He has studied with Alice Williams of the Georgia Academy of Music and Dr. David Starkweather at the University of Georgia where he majored in International Business and Music Performance.

Gianmarco has has played with several orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Georgia All-State Orchestras, Gainesville Symphony Orchestra, Dekalb Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta-Emory Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Atlanta and was a founding member of the Georgia Philharmonic.

During the day, Gianmarco works as an IT manager.