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Cadenza Strings

Ottawa , ON

LOCATION

32 Commanche Drive
Ottawa, ON CA K2E 6G1 (map)
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ABOUT US

Cadenza Strings was founded in 2004 by violinist Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh and cellist Sonya Matoussova. Though originally a quartet, the group soon expanded to offer duos, trios, and... Read more
Cadenza Strings was founded in 2004 by violinist Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh and cellist Sonya Matoussova. Though originally a quartet, the group soon expanded to offer duos, trios, and soloists. The musicians of Cadenza Strings are known throughout the Ottawa area for their talent, dedication, and high standard of playing, and have been finalists in the Canadian Music Competition and the Kiwanis Music Festival. They have studied at many highly acclaimed summer institutions, including Le Domaine Forget Summer Music Academy (St. Irenée, Québec), the Orford Arts Centre (Magog, Québec), Morningside Music Bridge (Calgary, Alberta), the Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Alberta), Pinchas Zukerman’s Young Artists’ Program (Ottawa, Ontario), the Encore School for Strings (Cleveland, Ohio), the Schlern International Music Festival (Voels, Italy), ScotiaFest (Halifax, Nova Scotia), Tiberius International Chamber Music Festival (Targu Mures, Romania), l'Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Most are alumni of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra, and are regularly involved in orchestral and chamber music all over Ottawa and Montreal. Read less
Ceremony Music

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Brass - Trio, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Formal black.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
10-20 minutes.
How much space do you usually require?
Up to 2x3 metres.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Your team was amazing! They added that special touch that we were looking for and that everyone commented on by saying "so classy"! They played a lot of the songs we wanted and kicked-off the night with such beautiful music and elegance. I love that they were also on-time and very professional. Never had a doubt!

Thanks again for your beautiful music!
Your team was amazing! They added that special touch that we were looking for and that everyone commented on by saying "so Read more...
Your team was amazing! They added that special touch that we were looking for and that everyone commented on by saying "so classy"! They played a lot of the songs we wanted and kicked-off the night with such beautiful music and elegance. I love that they were also on-time and very professional. Never had a doubt!

Thanks again for your beautiful music! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Natasha
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Cadenza Strings. At the outset I was especially impressed by their promptness, and willingness to accommodate our wedding on somewhat of a short notice. Cadenza Strings was also quite helpful in asisting in our selection of music for various protions of our ceremony. Their music at our wedding was lovely; I am truly thankful to Cadenza Strings for bringing beautiful music to our wedding!
It was a pleasure to work with Cadenza Strings. At the outset I was especially impressed by their promptness, and Read more...
It was a pleasure to work with Cadenza Strings. At the outset I was especially impressed by their promptness, and willingness to accommodate our wedding on somewhat of a short notice. Cadenza Strings was also quite helpful in asisting in our selection of music for various protions of our ceremony. Their music at our wedding was lovely; I am truly thankful to Cadenza Strings for bringing beautiful music to our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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R
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.9/5.0
I commissioned Cadenza's string quartet to play from the beginning of my ceremony through to the end of the reception and they did a terrific job! While discussing musical selections in the months leading up to the wedding, Brenna was helpful, professional and articulate. During the wedding, all four musicians did an exceptional job, playing everything from tangos, to pop covers to wedding standards, like Mendelssohn, with apparent ease. From my guests, I heard more compliments for the music than I did for any other part of the evening, and given how much my family love to eat and how good the meal and cake were, that's saying a lot ;-)
I commissioned Cadenza's string quartet to play from the beginning of my ceremony through to the end of the reception and Read more...
I commissioned Cadenza's string quartet to play from the beginning of my ceremony through to the end of the reception and they did a terrific job! While discussing musical selections in the months leading up to the wedding, Brenna was helpful, professional and articulate. During the wedding, all four musicians did an exceptional job, playing everything from tangos, to pop covers to wedding standards, like Mendelssohn, with apparent ease. From my guests, I heard more compliments for the music than I did for any other part of the evening, and given how much my family love to eat and how good the meal and cake were, that's saying a lot ;-) Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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MG
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Cadenza Strings was extremely professional, and the music was beautiful. We hired a trio, and it exceeded our expectations. Several of my guests commented on the quality of the musicians. The client service is excellent I would highly recommend Cadenza Strings for any event.
Cadenza Strings was extremely professional, and the music was beautiful. We hired a trio, and it exceeded our Read more...
Cadenza Strings was extremely professional, and the music was beautiful. We hired a trio, and it exceeded our expectations. Several of my guests commented on the quality of the musicians. The client service is excellent I would highly recommend Cadenza Strings for any event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tanya
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Very easy to work with - we were able to make all decisions via email. Quick and efficient. They arrived on time and people enjoyed the music. We hired them (Duo) to play for our outdoor ceremony. The only thing that worried me was that I wasn't sure if the people in the back could hear the music...but in the end, I don't think that was an issue. Adds a touch of class to the ceremony - good value for the price.
Very easy to work with - we were able to make all decisions via email. Quick and efficient. They arrived on time and Read more...
Very easy to work with - we were able to make all decisions via email. Quick and efficient. They arrived on time and people enjoyed the music. We hired them (Duo) to play for our outdoor ceremony. The only thing that worried me was that I wasn't sure if the people in the back could hear the music...but in the end, I don't think that was an issue. Adds a touch of class to the ceremony - good value for the price. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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J
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.4/5.0
Cadenza Strings added a beautiful, elegant touch to our ceremony. We would highly recommend them and very much appreciated their professionalism, judgment, prompt and efficient service and the whole client experience. Thanks again for making our ceremony so special!
Cadenza Strings added a beautiful, elegant touch to our ceremony. We would highly recommend them and very much appreciated Read more...
Cadenza Strings added a beautiful, elegant touch to our ceremony. We would highly recommend them and very much appreciated their professionalism, judgment, prompt and efficient service and the whole client experience. Thanks again for making our ceremony so special! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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ortalc
Wedding:
6/28/2009
3.7/5.0
they made the ceremony beautiful and very special it was awesom and everybody loved it
they made the ceremony beautiful and very special it was awesom and everybody loved it
they made the ceremony beautiful and very special it was awesom and everybody loved it Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Paul
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.6/5.0
Cadenza Strings' musicians helped make our wedding ceremony complete, and we would highly recommend their services for anyone looking to add to their ceremony that extra personal and intimate touch that can come from only live music.

All the preparations were done easily and clearly via e-mail, with the booking manager accommodating all our questions and concerns. A truly professional outfit, the musicians organized seamlessly with our wedding coordinator without requiring any advance rehearsals or briefings--they came and left so gracefully, yet it is difficult to imagine how the ceremony would have been appropriate in the absence of their performance.

Overall, a fantastic experience with Cadenza Strings--we offer a wholehearted recommendation!
Cadenza Strings' musicians helped make our wedding ceremony complete, and we would highly recommend their services for Read more...
Cadenza Strings' musicians helped make our wedding ceremony complete, and we would highly recommend their services for anyone looking to add to their ceremony that extra personal and intimate touch that can come from only live music.

All the preparations were done easily and clearly via e-mail, with the booking manager accommodating all our questions and concerns. A truly professional outfit, the musicians organized seamlessly with our wedding coordinator without requiring any advance rehearsals or briefings--they came and left so gracefully, yet it is difficult to imagine how the ceremony would have been appropriate in the absence of their performance.

Overall, a fantastic experience with Cadenza Strings--we offer a wholehearted recommendation! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Dan
Wedding:
8/23/2008
4.6/5.0
Cadenza Strings were prompt, professional, and played beautifully. We will certainly solicit their services again when another opportune event comes our way. Highly recommended.
Cadenza Strings were prompt, professional, and played beautifully. We will certainly solicit their services again when Read more...
Cadenza Strings were prompt, professional, and played beautifully. We will certainly solicit their services again when another opportune event comes our way. Highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Band

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