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Corelli Strings

San Francisco , CA

LOCATION

1929 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA US 94116 (map)

PHONE

415-577-7831

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ABOUT US

Corelli Strings is a group of truly exceptional musicians, actively performing in various events in the Bay Area. Our goal is to connect with people in the community with our music. The... Read more
Corelli Strings is a group of truly exceptional musicians, actively performing in various events in the Bay Area. Our goal is to connect with people in the community with our music. The sound of string quartet never fails to soothe your mind, and make the atmosphere so special. It is our upmost reward to create such beautiful musical ambiance to light up your special day. All the members of Corelli Strings are skilled, and have received high level of musical training from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Juilliard School of Music, New England Conservatory, etc. 5-10 years of experience playing in various events gives us confidence in the quality of our performance. We offer a variety of ensemble types; String Trio (our standard), String Quartet, String Duo, Solo violin/cello, Flute Trio, and Guitar Duo. Tell us about your event and we will give you an instant quote, and the event music coordinator will assist you through the music selection, ensemble type selection, and all the logistics. We hope our expertise and passion towards music will serve you and connect with you in the near future! Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin

REVIEWS

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Bruce
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure for my wife & I to work w/ Corelli for our wedding in San Francisco. Their performance was top-notch, interacting w/ them was hassle-free & efficient, the price represented great value, & we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to any of our friends. We were also pleased w/ the extent of the musical selections on their website.
It was a pleasure for my wife & I to work w/ Corelli for our wedding in San Francisco. Their performance was top-notch, Read more...
It was a pleasure for my wife & I to work w/ Corelli for our wedding in San Francisco. Their performance was top-notch, interacting w/ them was hassle-free & efficient, the price represented great value, & we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to any of our friends. We were also pleased w/ the extent of the musical selections on their website. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anne
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.8/5.0
I just used Corelli Strings for my outdoor wedding ceremony at a public park in SF. Booking online and then emailing with Midori was seamless and she always emailed back immediately to answer any questions. They have a great music selection that included newer songs, with a few on YouTube so you can actually hear them.

They are extremely reasonably priced at $240 for the string duo (+$40 booking fee) for 1 hour of play time. I booked them 1.5 months in advance. Everything suited our quick outdoor ceremony perfectly and they kept playing for the full hour, even while the chairs were being broken down and we were taking pictures (it was like they were going down with the Titanic, but we thought it was great!).

The only reason it's 4 stars and not 5 on the quality of service is because while the grooms parents were walking down the isle, they stopped playing for like 15 seconds and my fiance said it was really awkward. It was extremely windy so we don't know if their sheets got messed up or if this was a pause so they could loop the song (which we told them to do so the processional could go on the same song). Either way, it was the only issue we had.

Highly recommend!! Really appreciative to have found a company to accommodate our wedding!
I just used Corelli Strings for my outdoor wedding ceremony at a public park in SF. Booking online and then emailing with Read more...
I just used Corelli Strings for my outdoor wedding ceremony at a public park in SF. Booking online and then emailing with Midori was seamless and she always emailed back immediately to answer any questions. They have a great music selection that included newer songs, with a few on YouTube so you can actually hear them.

They are extremely reasonably priced at $240 for the string duo (+$40 booking fee) for 1 hour of play time. I booked them 1.5 months in advance. Everything suited our quick outdoor ceremony perfectly and they kept playing for the full hour, even while the chairs were being broken down and we were taking pictures (it was like they were going down with the Titanic, but we thought it was great!).

The only reason it's 4 stars and not 5 on the quality of service is because while the grooms parents were walking down the isle, they stopped playing for like 15 seconds and my fiance said it was really awkward. It was extremely windy so we don't know if their sheets got messed up or if this was a pause so they could loop the song (which we told them to do so the processional could go on the same song). Either way, it was the only issue we had.

Highly recommend!! Really appreciative to have found a company to accommodate our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Cherry
Wedding:
2/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I booked Corelli Strings to perform at my wedding ceremony at sf city hall and they did such a great job! The events dept at city hall recommended them and I can see why they are a preferred vendor. It was such an easy and stress-free process booking them. Inquiring about availability and pricing (super reasonable!), booking, to going over the music selections...the correspondence was quick, easy, and very professional. Midori was always available to answer any questions I had.

I ended up booking a string duo (violin and guitar) and they both played beautifully! Thank you Natalie (violinist) and Paul (guitarist) for being such a wonderful addition to our special day!

When I was still searching for musicians I would listen to their music selection samples and I didn't enjoy a lot of their arrangements and tempo. I'm very particular about the tempo of the music, especially for a wedding ceremony! You don't want them to play too fast or too slow. And also, if you're choosing classical pieces you want them to be just that...classical...and not some modern twist on a classical piece. Maybe someone would want that, but that wasn't for me lol. When I listened to Corelli's samples it was exactly what I was looking for. Corelli played my music selections perfectly and with great timing!

The duo continued to play after the ceremony while we were taking pictures and I loved it. It was very calming for me to hear them amidst the chaos of picture taking haha. If you're thinking of hiring musicians to play at a special event...you can trust that Corelli Strings will be a perfect choice!
I booked Corelli Strings to perform at my wedding ceremony at sf city hall and they did such a great job! The events dept Read more...
I booked Corelli Strings to perform at my wedding ceremony at sf city hall and they did such a great job! The events dept at city hall recommended them and I can see why they are a preferred vendor. It was such an easy and stress-free process booking them. Inquiring about availability and pricing (super reasonable!), booking, to going over the music selections...the correspondence was quick, easy, and very professional. Midori was always available to answer any questions I had.

I ended up booking a string duo (violin and guitar) and they both played beautifully! Thank you Natalie (violinist) and Paul (guitarist) for being such a wonderful addition to our special day!

When I was still searching for musicians I would listen to their music selection samples and I didn't enjoy a lot of their arrangements and tempo. I'm very particular about the tempo of the music, especially for a wedding ceremony! You don't want them to play too fast or too slow. And also, if you're choosing classical pieces you want them to be just that...classical...and not some modern twist on a classical piece. Maybe someone would want that, but that wasn't for me lol. When I listened to Corelli's samples it was exactly what I was looking for. Corelli played my music selections perfectly and with great timing!

The duo continued to play after the ceremony while we were taking pictures and I loved it. It was very calming for me to hear them amidst the chaos of picture taking haha. If you're thinking of hiring musicians to play at a special event...you can trust that Corelli Strings will be a perfect choice! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Corelli Strings performed at our wedding a few weeks ago in Napa and were fantastic! They played during the ceremony and our cocktail reception, and not only kept the guests entertained, but were so wonderful that we're still hearing about how amazing their music was! Not to mention how reasonably priced, accommodating, friendly, gracious and professional Corelli Strings is. Look no further!!
Corelli Strings performed at our wedding a few weeks ago in Napa and were fantastic! They played during the ceremony and Read more...
Corelli Strings performed at our wedding a few weeks ago in Napa and were fantastic! They played during the ceremony and our cocktail reception, and not only kept the guests entertained, but were so wonderful that we're still hearing about how amazing their music was! Not to mention how reasonably priced, accommodating, friendly, gracious and professional Corelli Strings is. Look no further!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Margo
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.9/5.0
The musicians were beautifully dressed and performed the music for my daughter exactly as requested. We had them prepare a special song from the Republic of Georgia for the Groom's Grandmothers to process in to & they did a magnificent job! Thank you so much!
The musicians were beautifully dressed and performed the music for my daughter exactly as requested. We had them prepare a Read more...
The musicians were beautifully dressed and performed the music for my daughter exactly as requested. We had them prepare a special song from the Republic of Georgia for the Groom's Grandmothers to process in to & they did a magnificent job! Thank you so much! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rob
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Corelli Strings played beautifully on our wedding day. The trio came on time, set up quickly, and entertained our guests prior, during, and after the wedding ceremony. We overheard plenty of our guests raving about the music played during our ceremony. Although we focused on classical music, we heard lovely string rendition of current pop hits (i.e. Marry Me, A Thousand Years, etc). My mom, who is somewhat of a snob when it comes to classical music, could not stop telling me that the best part of our wedding ceremony was the string trio. She keeps telling me Corelli's rendition of Canon in D was unforgettable. (Uh,.. I thought it was watching her son get married that's supposed to be unforgettable.. but whatever...)

We highly recommend Corelli Strings for couples looking for musicians on their big day.
Corelli Strings played beautifully on our wedding day. The trio came on time, set up quickly, and entertained our guests Read more...
Corelli Strings played beautifully on our wedding day. The trio came on time, set up quickly, and entertained our guests prior, during, and after the wedding ceremony. We overheard plenty of our guests raving about the music played during our ceremony. Although we focused on classical music, we heard lovely string rendition of current pop hits (i.e. Marry Me, A Thousand Years, etc). My mom, who is somewhat of a snob when it comes to classical music, could not stop telling me that the best part of our wedding ceremony was the string trio. She keeps telling me Corelli's rendition of Canon in D was unforgettable. (Uh,.. I thought it was watching her son get married that's supposed to be unforgettable.. but whatever...)

We highly recommend Corelli Strings for couples looking for musicians on their big day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We hired them based on their stellar Yelp reviews, and they certainly lived up to their reputation.
They were flexible, professional and above all, wonderful musicians who provided the romantic touch my wife and I were looking for. Do not hesitate to hire them for your ceremony; they are excellent musicians and consumate professionals.
We had a few last-minute snags to address, which Midori handled with no complaints. Can't say enough good things about Corelli Strings.
We hired them based on their stellar Yelp reviews, and they certainly lived up to their reputation.
They were Read more...
We hired them based on their stellar Yelp reviews, and they certainly lived up to their reputation.
They were flexible, professional and above all, wonderful musicians who provided the romantic touch my wife and I were looking for. Do not hesitate to hire them for your ceremony; they are excellent musicians and consumate professionals.
We had a few last-minute snags to address, which Midori handled with no complaints. Can't say enough good things about Corelli Strings. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Midori was very pleasant to work with and extremely responsive, answering all my emails with all the details I requested.

I was very impressed the professionalism they showed and their flexibility when I requested things on the spot.

Most of all, the quality their performance was amazing! You can't get a better value anywhere.
Midori was very pleasant to work with and extremely responsive, answering all my emails with all the details I Read more...
Midori was very pleasant to work with and extremely responsive, answering all my emails with all the details I requested.

I was very impressed the professionalism they showed and their flexibility when I requested things on the spot.

Most of all, the quality their performance was amazing! You can't get a better value anywhere. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married November 3, 2012 at Nestldown in Los Gatos. Corelli Strings did an incredible job during our ceremony! Our guests all remarked at how wonderful the music sounded and it added the perfect ambiance to an already perfect venue. I highly recommend them!
My husband and I were married November 3, 2012 at Nestldown in Los Gatos. Corelli Strings did an incredible job during our Read more...
My husband and I were married November 3, 2012 at Nestldown in Los Gatos. Corelli Strings did an incredible job during our ceremony! Our guests all remarked at how wonderful the music sounded and it added the perfect ambiance to an already perfect venue. I highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Naomi
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Corelli Strings for our wedding in October and they were wonderful! Like others have said, Midori is quick to respond via email and is professional and courteous in all her communication. We got many compliments from our guests on the ceremony music and everything turned out the way we had planned. They have a great selection of songs, both traditional and contemporary and are willing to learn news songs for a minimal fee. Out of the ceremony musicians we researched, Corelli was one of the most cost efficient. They don't overcharge, but their service is impeccable. Highly recommend to Bay Area brides/grooms who are looking for some tear-jerking and beautiful music for their wedding!
We used Corelli Strings for our wedding in October and they were wonderful! Like others have said, Midori is quick to Read more...
We used Corelli Strings for our wedding in October and they were wonderful! Like others have said, Midori is quick to respond via email and is professional and courteous in all her communication. We got many compliments from our guests on the ceremony music and everything turned out the way we had planned. They have a great selection of songs, both traditional and contemporary and are willing to learn news songs for a minimal fee. Out of the ceremony musicians we researched, Corelli was one of the most cost efficient. They don't overcharge, but their service is impeccable. Highly recommend to Bay Area brides/grooms who are looking for some tear-jerking and beautiful music for their wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Molly
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Fast and thorough responses to email and a great selection of music. They sounded beautiful at the ceremony and set up with little to no instruction on their own. Stress free and reasonably priced vendor!
Fast and thorough responses to email and a great selection of music. They sounded beautiful at the ceremony and set up Read more...
Fast and thorough responses to email and a great selection of music. They sounded beautiful at the ceremony and set up with little to no instruction on their own. Stress free and reasonably priced vendor! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kristina
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Corelli Strings was extremely easy to work with and even worked with me on our choice of music (which originally was to be played by a quartet). They were extremely responsive, showed up on time, and played beautifully!
Corelli Strings was extremely easy to work with and even worked with me on our choice of music (which originally was to be Read more...
Corelli Strings was extremely easy to work with and even worked with me on our choice of music (which originally was to be played by a quartet). They were extremely responsive, showed up on time, and played beautifully! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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juliegiffin
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently got married in Golden Gate Park - when it came to ceremony music strings were the only thing that really made sense. After doing a little research we found Corelli Strings. We immediately booked their string trio and we couldn't have be any happier that we did!

First, they are a great value and they were very responsive and easy to work with. They have a HUGE selection of songs to choose from - traditional and modern! They even learned how to play a new Coldplay song for us!

After we picked our main ceremony songs I asked them to just fill in before and after the ceremony with whatever songs they see fit - they did an amazing job! All of the songs they picked fit the feel of our ceremony perfectly!

For anyone searching for a string trio or quartet, I strongly recommend Corelli Strings - you won't be disappointed!
My husband and I recently got married in Golden Gate Park - when it came to ceremony music strings were the only thing Read more...
My husband and I recently got married in Golden Gate Park - when it came to ceremony music strings were the only thing that really made sense. After doing a little research we found Corelli Strings. We immediately booked their string trio and we couldn't have be any happier that we did!

First, they are a great value and they were very responsive and easy to work with. They have a HUGE selection of songs to choose from - traditional and modern! They even learned how to play a new Coldplay song for us!

After we picked our main ceremony songs I asked them to just fill in before and after the ceremony with whatever songs they see fit - they did an amazing job! All of the songs they picked fit the feel of our ceremony perfectly!

For anyone searching for a string trio or quartet, I strongly recommend Corelli Strings - you won't be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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fumofu
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.3/5.0
Corelli Strings presented us with beautiful music for a fraction of the cost. As recent graduates and perhaps current students of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, their business is new. They didn't have a website or demo clips yet when we first found them on Craigslist. So they offered us a live demo at the Conservatory. It was hard to judge since they were missing a violin. Midori plays the violin and is the contact person; Gretchen plays cello. They played well together. Midori took a bit of time, but answered all my questions via email. The phone number is her cell number, I think. So when I call her about Corelli Strings she always seems a bit confused at first. But she was easy to talk to.

It was a bit of a risk of us to sign Corelli on without meeting all the members. Midori was not present on our wedding day (Gretchen was though). But the musicians that played at our ceremony and cocktail hour played beautifully, and much better than the live demo offered. Perhaps the number of musicians are expanding and you now have a choice of players.


Watching homemade video clips, we realized how beautiful the strings were. And definitely the cheapest offer we got! and we didn't have to sacrifice quality of music.
Corelli Strings presented us with beautiful music for a fraction of the cost. As recent graduates and perhaps current Read more...
Corelli Strings presented us with beautiful music for a fraction of the cost. As recent graduates and perhaps current students of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, their business is new. They didn't have a website or demo clips yet when we first found them on Craigslist. So they offered us a live demo at the Conservatory. It was hard to judge since they were missing a violin. Midori plays the violin and is the contact person; Gretchen plays cello. They played well together. Midori took a bit of time, but answered all my questions via email. The phone number is her cell number, I think. So when I call her about Corelli Strings she always seems a bit confused at first. But she was easy to talk to.

It was a bit of a risk of us to sign Corelli on without meeting all the members. Midori was not present on our wedding day (Gretchen was though). But the musicians that played at our ceremony and cocktail hour played beautifully, and much better than the live demo offered. Perhaps the number of musicians are expanding and you now have a choice of players.


Watching homemade video clips, we realized how beautiful the strings were. And definitely the cheapest offer we got! and we didn't have to sacrifice quality of music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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