Need something different from the usual rock and chiptune groups at MAGFest? How about a videogame music string quartet? On today’s Know Your Mag we are looking at the Triforce Quartet. Founded by cellist and arranger Chad Schwartz, the Triforce Quartet performs arrangements of classic videogame tunes. The group covers music from many favorite videogame soundtracks, including Super Mario Brothers, Banjo-Kazooie, and The Legend of Zelda. At last year’s MAGFest they even did a special encore with the intro theme from Game of Thrones. They recently contributed to the Super VG Christmas Party album with an arrangement of “Main Theme” from Blades of Steel.
Currently, the Triforce Quartet is comprised of two violinists, Chris Ferrara and Jacob Roege; one viola player, Stanley Beckwith; and the cellist and founder, Chad Swartz. The group has performed at a number of events including PAX Prime and the previous MAGFest. Most of their arrangement work includes medleys from entire game franchises. On their new album The Legend Of, released last year, they have a medleys of The Legend of Zelda and the Super Mario Bros. series.
The Triforce Quartet will be performing as one of the featured groups at MAGFest 13. We will be providing updates for the times and days of all the performances for MAGFest 13 as they are released. Be sure to check out the rest of what MAGFest has to offer, and be sure to register for MAG if you plan on attending.Tags: Classical, Game Music, Know Your MAG, MAGFest 13, Performers, Triforce Quartet, VGM