Ted and Judy Symons “Strings Two” Strings Two is a duo comprised of husband and wife team Ted and Judy Symons who met as members of a touring church choir in high school.
Combining vocals, fiddle, mandolin and guitar; Strings Two performs an eclectic mix of Irish, Scottish, Americana, Pop, Light Classical and standards from the American Song Book. Past performances have included weddings, a public library opening, community music festivals, and retirement communities.
Ted was a music major in college at Mansfield University; his performance instrument was violin. After college, he performed as part of the North Penn Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra, was a founding member of Riversong String Ensemble, and sang with the South Hills Chorale. He’s been a featured artist with the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra, South Hills Chorale and has been part of pit orchestras for community musicals and a member of several classical string ensembles. Besides the violin, Ted also plays mandolin and sings.
Growing up with a musical father, Judy began singing and playing guitar at an early age. She placed well in vocal competitions during high school and continued singing in the Bucks County Community College Chorale. Along with Ted, she performed with the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra, was a founding member of Riversong String Ensemble, and sang with the South Hills Chorale. She’s been a featured artist with the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra and South Hills Chorale. Getting in touch with her Irish roots, Judy has studied Irish Gaelic and the history and repertoire of traditional Irish singing.