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The Strings Area of the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music at Georgia Southern University provides string players the highest level of education and an opportunity to receive music instruction under the guidance of the internationally acclaimed Elaris Duo, Drs. Steven and Larisa Elisha. In a nurturing and exciting atmosphere, the strings faculty offer students individual development, preparation for future careers in teaching and performing, and opportunities to fulfill their musical ambitions.

Strings – Suggested Repertoire


  • Bach Sonatas and Partitas
  • Concertos of: Mozart, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Lalo, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski


  • Bach Sonatas and Partitas/Cello Solo Suites
  • Concertos of: Hoffmeister, Accolay, Stamitz, Telemann, Walton, Bartok


  • Bach Solo Suites
  • Concertos of: Boccherini, Haydn, Lalo, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Dvorak

Double Bass:

  • Bach Solo Cello Suites
  • Vivaldi Sonatas
  • other Baroque Sonatas
  • Concertos of: Telemann. Capuzzi, Dragonetti, Bottesini, Dittersdorf, Vanhal, Koussevitzky
Strings at Southern Chamber Music Festival


Dr. Larisa Elisha
Dr. Larisa Elisha, Coordinator, Upper Strings
Dr. Steven Elisha
Dr. Steven Elisha, Director of Orchestras String Area Head, Low Strings

Last updated: 11/30/2023