“Corwin” is an Old English name meaning “friend of my heart.”
We love performing together and are grateful for every opportunity to make music.
Veronica Joines is a professional violinist, session musician and violin instructor. She holds a double Master's degree in Performance and Pedagogy from Belmont University and a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from West Virginia University. Veronica performs as a session violinist and has recorded on Grammy award winning albums, as well as film and video game scores. She plays with various regional ensembles and has performed at many of Nashville’s finest venues including the Ryman auditorium, and the Schermerhorn Symphony center. Her television appearances include performances on ABC’s “Nashville” and the Country Music Awards with Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill.
In addition to her active performing schedule Veronica provides violin instruction to students of all ages at her violin studio in Brentwood and serves on the faculty of Nashville State Community College and Welch College. She is also a published arranger and enjoys creating custom song arrangements for the trio.
Melissa, a professional conductor, violinist and performer, began her violin studies at age 8 in her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. She attended the University of South Carolina and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with emphasis in Instrumental Music Education. In May 2012, Melissa completed her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from Belmont University.
Although Classically trained she is not Classically confined! Melissa is able to perform a wide variety of styles including fiddle, jazz, and rock/pop. She has performed at numerous churches, the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall, local restaurants, The Factory at Franklin, and is regularly hired for weddings, corporate events, and private parties. Melissa is currently the Musical Director and Conductor of the Williamson County Junior Orchestra, she teaches private violin lessons, and enjoys playing regularly around the greater Nashville area.
Syneva is an experienced performer, teacher, and recording artist. She graduated with high honors from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Music in Cello and Piano Performance. She has been featured as a cellist on dozens of albums spanning classical, popular, and bluegrass styles, and in the performance documentary “Roots and Wings: The Story of Indelible Grace” recorded live at the Ryman Auditorium. She was a member of the Signature Symphony of Tulsa from 2005-2007 and performed at the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Termoli, Italy. Syneva is also an accomplished collaborative pianist, performing regularly with students and professionals in the Nashville music community. She is a charter member of the Collaborative Pianist Guild, a national organization. She has had the opportunity to pass on her enthusiasm for music through 12 years of private teaching, directing music ensembles for young people, and conducting seminars on music history and appreciation.