Founded in 2012, the Videri String Quartet is a revolutionary ensemble dedicated to performing the music of video games. A pioneer in both the video game and classical music communities, Videri is committed to reinventing the string quartet experience for the modern listener. The quartet utilizes a unique hybrid of aural and visual narratives. Videri seeks to explore the ways in which video game music impacts its listeners, discover the parallels between traditional classical music and video game music, celebrate the dynamic link between music and storytelling, and to use video game music as a means of expression for children and young adults.
Videri is passionate about performing the music of video games. In their mission to promote video game music, Videri has performed across the country. In July 2012, Videri made its performance debut at the Rooster Teeth convention in Austin, Texas. Since then, notable performances have included the Boston Festival of Indie Games, IndieCade in Los Angeles, the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Pre-Concert Event at the Nintendo World Store in NYC, the Game Developers Conference and Game Audio Network Guild Awards in San Francisco, and the Showa Boston Institute. In summer 2015, Videri was chosen as a Fellowship Quartet for the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. There they were coached by the Apple Hill Director, Leonard Matczynski and performed a full length recital. Many audience members, upon hearing video game music for the first time, were amazed by its creativity and expressive power.