The Barton Strings is Central Texas' most tenured chamber string ensemble with a decades-long presence in Austin’s beloved performance and recording venues. Formed in 1995, Barton Strings continues to be the go-to ensemble for corporate events, weddings, touring artists and recording sessions.
Our musicians are principal players of the Austin Symphony, Austin Opera & San Antonio Philharmonic and maintain full-time careers as professional musicians. Our players are versatile in all styles of music having played with some of the world’s greatest musicians including Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Andrea Bocelli, Sufjan Stevens and Harry Connick Jr., among many others. Barton Strings is owned and managed by Tracy Seeger, a tenured violinist with the Austin Symphony who has toured and/or recorded with countless artists, including two world tours with David Byrne.
The Barton Strings have also performed on numerous Disney, Capitol Records and commercial recordings. Most recently, Barton Strings small orchestra was featured on Austin City Limits with Christopher Cross and friends. Guests included Mike Love of the Beach Boys and Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.
We pride ourselves in providing unparalleled service to those who employ us. Our clients trust us because we have earned it. Understanding the significance of your special event, we will assist you in choosing the music selections and type of ensemble to fit the atmosphere you wish to create. We can confidently say we will perform your selections with absolute perfection.