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Giovanni String Quartet

Albuquerque , NM
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Private Residence
Albuquerque, NM US 87112 (map)

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505-604-2069

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ABOUT US

Serving central New Mexico including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the musicians of the Giovanni String Quartet bring elegance and sophistication to your wedding or any special event such as... Read more
Serving central New Mexico including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the musicians of the Giovanni String Quartet bring elegance and sophistication to your wedding or any special event such as a holiday party or corporate reception. Our members are professional musicians based in the Albuquerque area and have played with professional groups including the New Mexico Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony and many others.

Let us help you find the perfect music for your event - we have a wide variety of selections - everything from Bach to the Beatles and Tchaikovsky to Tangos. 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, String - Quartet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Dark suits with white shirts and ties for men, all black or black & white for women, depending on the time of day. We also can wear tuxedos for men upon request.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes - on our web site there are about 20 MP3 samples of our music.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
15 minutes.
How much space do you usually require?
about 8 ft. by 8 ft.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
For weddings outside the Albuquerque and surrounding area (Albq, Bernalillo, Los Lunas, Isletta, Rio Rancho), we charge $25 per hour per musician for travel time.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Giovanni String Quartet really made our big day something that we will remember for years to come. They were very professional and performed beautifully.
The Giovanni String Quartet really made our big day something that we will remember for years to come. They were very Read more...
The Giovanni String Quartet really made our big day something that we will remember for years to come. They were very professional and performed beautifully. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! It was our pleasure to provide your wedding music.
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David
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
The Giovanni String Quartet performed for our in-home wedding in early July. I rated this group with a 5 in every category, as they exceeded my expectations in every way. Karl was very easy to work with prior to the wedding and the performance was flawless. I would highly recommend this group to anyone in need of live music. The amount of elegance added to the event far outweighed the cost. Having GSQ play at our wedding was easily the most enjoyable part of the ceremony architecture. We will definitely be having them back to play for other occasions in the future. Thank you, GSQ!
The Giovanni String Quartet performed for our in-home wedding in early July. I rated this group with a 5 in every Read more...
The Giovanni String Quartet performed for our in-home wedding in early July. I rated this group with a 5 in every category, as they exceeded my expectations in every way. Karl was very easy to work with prior to the wedding and the performance was flawless. I would highly recommend this group to anyone in need of live music. The amount of elegance added to the event far outweighed the cost. Having GSQ play at our wedding was easily the most enjoyable part of the ceremony architecture. We will definitely be having them back to play for other occasions in the future. Thank you, GSQ! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for having us be a part of your wedding - it was a pleasure and an honor. We'll look forward to the next event!
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I hired Giovanni Quartet to play at my wedding and cocktail hour. They were extremely responsive, professional and their music sounded great. They have a large selection of songs for everyone from classics to more contemporary/modern options.
I hired Giovanni Quartet to play at my wedding and cocktail hour. They were extremely responsive, professional and their Read more...
I hired Giovanni Quartet to play at my wedding and cocktail hour. They were extremely responsive, professional and their music sounded great. They have a large selection of songs for everyone from classics to more contemporary/modern options. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words, Kelly. It was an honor and a pleasure to provide your wedding music!
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Rosabeth & Trish
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Giovanni String Quartet added that extra touch of elegance to our beautiful wedding!
Giovanni String Quartet added that extra touch of elegance to our beautiful wedding!
Giovanni String Quartet added that extra touch of elegance to our beautiful wedding! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The Quartet was brilliant! They have an absolute amazing selection of music and Karl was SO amazing to work with! He even made sure to have Hedwig's Theme ready for me even though I asked last minute! They're beautiful people and I loved them! I had nothing but compliments from our guests. Thank you so much for making our day absolutely perfect!
The Quartet was brilliant! They have an absolute amazing selection of music and Karl was SO amazing to work with! He even Read more...
The Quartet was brilliant! They have an absolute amazing selection of music and Karl was SO amazing to work with! He even made sure to have Hedwig's Theme ready for me even though I asked last minute! They're beautiful people and I loved them! I had nothing but compliments from our guests. Thank you so much for making our day absolutely perfect! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Lisa, thank you for the kind words and for inviting us to be part of your wedding. We enjoyed meeting you and your family - everyone was very kind and gracious.
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Private User
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.8/5.0
Giovanni String Quartet played for our ceremony and cocktail reception. It did make me nervous that they typically do not send a representative to the rehearsal, but there was no need to be! They were able to touch base with our coordinator and all the music was right on cue. Giovanni sounded lovely and were very professional throughout their session. Our guests were delighted and they added a very elegant touch to our wedding day.
Giovanni String Quartet played for our ceremony and cocktail reception. It did make me nervous that they typically do not Read more...
Giovanni String Quartet played for our ceremony and cocktail reception. It did make me nervous that they typically do not send a representative to the rehearsal, but there was no need to be! They were able to touch base with our coordinator and all the music was right on cue. Giovanni sounded lovely and were very professional throughout their session. Our guests were delighted and they added a very elegant touch to our wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for having us be part of the wedding!
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Stephen
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were so pleased to have Giovanni String Quartet perform at our wedding. The quartet is so musically accomplished and able to perform both standard and modern repertoire with absolute beauty and skill, including two new selections we commissioned especially for the event. Planning for a wedding is so overwhelming and stressful at times, but this quartet was so easy and professional to deal with that we never worried for a moment about the outcome. We will always have fond memories of their performance on our special day and our guests agree!
My wife and I were so pleased to have Giovanni String Quartet perform at our wedding. The quartet is so musically Read more...
My wife and I were so pleased to have Giovanni String Quartet perform at our wedding. The quartet is so musically accomplished and able to perform both standard and modern repertoire with absolute beauty and skill, including two new selections we commissioned especially for the event. Planning for a wedding is so overwhelming and stressful at times, but this quartet was so easy and professional to deal with that we never worried for a moment about the outcome. We will always have fond memories of their performance on our special day and our guests agree! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your wedding!
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.6/5.0
The music was wonderful for my son's wedding. Everything went well. I can't judge value because I didn't compare other quartets or musicians. I felt it was reasonable for the time, preparation and set up. I highly recommend them for a special occasion. Our friends and family loved the atmosphere they created as they walked in and the ceremony began. Nice group of people! Karl was very responsive. Thank you!
The music was wonderful for my son's wedding. Everything went well. I can't judge value because I didn't compare other Read more...
The music was wonderful for my son's wedding. Everything went well. I can't judge value because I didn't compare other quartets or musicians. I felt it was reasonable for the time, preparation and set up. I highly recommend them for a special occasion. Our friends and family loved the atmosphere they created as they walked in and the ceremony began. Nice group of people! Karl was very responsive. Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Michelle, it was an honor and a pleasure to provide the wedding ceremony music for your son and his new bride. Thank you!
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Kristy
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
The string quartet for our wedding was amazing. Karl and his musicians did a fantastic job!
The string quartet for our wedding was amazing. Karl and his musicians did a fantastic job!
The string quartet for our wedding was amazing. Karl and his musicians did a fantastic job! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Kristy. It was a pleasure to provide music for your wedding ceremony.
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend the Giovanni String Quartet. They performed at my wedding ceremony and for our cocktail hour and sounded wonderful. I had many comments from my guests on how much they enjoyed their performance. They had all the music I wanted in their repertoire and were even willing to learn new songs specifically for my wedding if needed. They arrived on time, were very professional, and were incredibly easy to work with. I could not have asked for a better group to perform at my wedding.
I highly recommend the Giovanni String Quartet. They performed at my wedding ceremony and for our cocktail hour and Read more...
I highly recommend the Giovanni String Quartet. They performed at my wedding ceremony and for our cocktail hour and sounded wonderful. I had many comments from my guests on how much they enjoyed their performance. They had all the music I wanted in their repertoire and were even willing to learn new songs specifically for my wedding if needed. They arrived on time, were very professional, and were incredibly easy to work with. I could not have asked for a better group to perform at my wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Andrea. We very much appreciate the opportunity to have provided your wedding music and are glad to hear that you and your guests enjoyed having us.
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Anne
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
I booked Giovanni based upon other positive reviews and I am so glad I did. They were so responsive and easy to work with. I had a duo (violinist & cellist) play for an hour at my wedding. They did an absolutely beautiful job and we had a lot of compliments from guests. I wouldn't hesitate to book them again in the future!
I booked Giovanni based upon other positive reviews and I am so glad I did. They were so responsive and easy to work with. Read more...
I booked Giovanni based upon other positive reviews and I am so glad I did. They were so responsive and easy to work with. I had a duo (violinist & cellist) play for an hour at my wedding. They did an absolutely beautiful job and we had a lot of compliments from guests. I wouldn't hesitate to book them again in the future! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Thank you for having us as part of your special day!
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Veronica
Wedding:
9/14/2012
4.9/5.0
Our wedding a simple outdoor wedding that included close family and friends. The addition of the string quartet added a touch of class that made everything about our evening so memorable and special. Everyone truly enjoyed your music during cocktails and through the wedding ceremony; everyone commented how elegant and wonderful you all were. Thank you so very much for the manner in which you handled everything, from beginning to end. Mr. and Mrs. Kemper
Our wedding a simple outdoor wedding that included close family and friends. The addition of the string quartet added a Read more...
Our wedding a simple outdoor wedding that included close family and friends. The addition of the string quartet added a touch of class that made everything about our evening so memorable and special. Everyone truly enjoyed your music during cocktails and through the wedding ceremony; everyone commented how elegant and wonderful you all were. Thank you so very much for the manner in which you handled everything, from beginning to end. Mr. and Mrs. Kemper Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this review. We were honored to be a part of your wedding ceremony.
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Madison
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
The music that Giovanni String Quartet played was absolutely beautiful! They are also incredibly flexible and able to deal with unsusual situations in a calm and professional manner. I had to walk down the aisle TWICE at my wedding because of an error on the part of the wedding coordinator, and GSQ handled the mishap beautifully by continuing to play through the chaos. I highly recommend this group.
The music that Giovanni String Quartet played was absolutely beautiful! They are also incredibly flexible and able to deal Read more...
The music that Giovanni String Quartet played was absolutely beautiful! They are also incredibly flexible and able to deal with unsusual situations in a calm and professional manner. I had to walk down the aisle TWICE at my wedding because of an error on the part of the wedding coordinator, and GSQ handled the mishap beautifully by continuing to play through the chaos. I highly recommend this group. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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david
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The quality of entertainment and professionalism exceeded our expectations.
The quality of entertainment and professionalism exceeded our expectations.
The quality of entertainment and professionalism exceeded our expectations. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Pooja
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone loved the music played by the quartet.
Everyone loved the music played by the quartet.
Everyone loved the music played by the quartet. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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LeahB
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Giovanni Strings was amazing and so was the price!!! Karl was responsive and easy to work with prior to the wedding, and the day of was no different. They were on time, dressed appropriately and professional. They sounded lovely at our wedding ceremony and even learned custom songs for us. They just rocked -- I don't know what else to say. We got and still get tons of compliments. If you are looking for elegant music for an event, don't hesitate to go with the Giovanni String Quartet. They were the most inexpensive of the quartets we looked at and their performance was nothing short of stunning.
Giovanni Strings was amazing and so was the price!!! Karl was responsive and easy to work with prior to the wedding, and Read more...
Giovanni Strings was amazing and so was the price!!! Karl was responsive and easy to work with prior to the wedding, and the day of was no different. They were on time, dressed appropriately and professional. They sounded lovely at our wedding ceremony and even learned custom songs for us. They just rocked -- I don't know what else to say. We got and still get tons of compliments. If you are looking for elegant music for an event, don't hesitate to go with the Giovanni String Quartet. They were the most inexpensive of the quartets we looked at and their performance was nothing short of stunning. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Hayley
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Giovanni Quartet was extremely easy to work with. Their website was very informative and they responded to my email enquiry about services, rates and availability right away. Their prices are competive and resonable, they also give you option of doing single, duet, trio etc, and have a harp player as well. They gave us the chance to suggest the songs we wanted and had a broad range to choose from. They were on time, played beatifully and even came to greet and shake hands with my husband and I before they left. Having them there made the day even that much better and set a lovely romantic mood. I was extremely impressed by them on all fronts.
Giovanni Quartet was extremely easy to work with. Their website was very informative and they responded to my email Read more...
Giovanni Quartet was extremely easy to work with. Their website was very informative and they responded to my email enquiry about services, rates and availability right away. Their prices are competive and resonable, they also give you option of doing single, duet, trio etc, and have a harp player as well. They gave us the chance to suggest the songs we wanted and had a broad range to choose from. They were on time, played beatifully and even came to greet and shake hands with my husband and I before they left. Having them there made the day even that much better and set a lovely romantic mood. I was extremely impressed by them on all fronts. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Courtney
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Giovanni's String Quartet provided our ceremony music. They did a beautiful job on the day of the wedding. Karl was very responsive during the process and the information provided on their website was the best of any vendor that we had considered. We had a specific song that we wanted played during the candle lighting section of the ceremony. Karl could not find sheet music for it, so he made an arrangement himself for a very reasonable fee (which turned out beautiful). They offer such a variety of music and are so flexible that I believe they could please any bride!
Giovanni's String Quartet provided our ceremony music. They did a beautiful job on the day of the wedding. Karl was very Read more...
Giovanni's String Quartet provided our ceremony music. They did a beautiful job on the day of the wedding. Karl was very responsive during the process and the information provided on their website was the best of any vendor that we had considered. We had a specific song that we wanted played during the candle lighting section of the ceremony. Karl could not find sheet music for it, so he made an arrangement himself for a very reasonable fee (which turned out beautiful). They offer such a variety of music and are so flexible that I believe they could please any bride! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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nscheel
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
I was very happy with this business. The price was very reasonable compared to other string bands in the area and the manager, Karl, was very attentive and responsive. The musicians performed beatifully at my ceremony, and the music was a great touch to the atmosphere we were going for. I could not have been more satisfied with Giovanni String Quartet.
I was very happy with this business. The price was very reasonable compared to other string bands in the area and the Read more...
I was very happy with this business. The price was very reasonable compared to other string bands in the area and the manager, Karl, was very attentive and responsive. The musicians performed beatifully at my ceremony, and the music was a great touch to the atmosphere we were going for. I could not have been more satisfied with Giovanni String Quartet. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Music was incredible and perfect for our special day.
Music was incredible and perfect for our special day.
Music was incredible and perfect for our special day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Giovanni String Quartet was one of the most professional vendors I dealt with while planning my wedding. Working with them required very little effort on my part and they caused me absolutely no stress. The ceremony music was great and ran smoothly, right down to the custom country song they played for my walk down the aisle. I am just looking for an opportunity to use them again! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
The Giovanni String Quartet was one of the most professional vendors I dealt with while planning my wedding. Working with Read more...
The Giovanni String Quartet was one of the most professional vendors I dealt with while planning my wedding. Working with them required very little effort on my part and they caused me absolutely no stress. The ceremony music was great and ran smoothly, right down to the custom country song they played for my walk down the aisle. I am just looking for an opportunity to use them again! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Katherine, thank you very much for the kind words. It was an honor and a pleasure providing the music for your wedding.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had several compliments from guests on how much they enjoyed the quartet.
We had several compliments from guests on how much they enjoyed the quartet.
We had several compliments from guests on how much they enjoyed the quartet. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are very particular about music and especially details. The Giovanni String Quartet was perfect from beginning to end. They evoked awe among all of our guests. Our wedding was held outdoors and they added so much romantic ambiance. They were professional and very flexible with our requests. PERFECT!
My husband and I are very particular about music and especially details. The Giovanni String Quartet was perfect from Read more...
My husband and I are very particular about music and especially details. The Giovanni String Quartet was perfect from beginning to end. They evoked awe among all of our guests. Our wedding was held outdoors and they added so much romantic ambiance. They were professional and very flexible with our requests. PERFECT! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much! We're glad you are happy with our services.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
As a musician, picking quality music for my wedding ceremony was extremely important to me. I did not have to look further than the Giovanni String Quartet. I personally knew some of the musicians in this company, and trusted their professionalism and talent. In addition, they won the Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award in 2013. Communication with this company was prompt and efficient. They were happy to play music that I wanted even though it was more nontraditional wedding music. Several of my guests commented on the beauty of their playing. I would highly recommend this group.
As a musician, picking quality music for my wedding ceremony was extremely important to me. I did not have to look further Read more...
As a musician, picking quality music for my wedding ceremony was extremely important to me. I did not have to look further than the Giovanni String Quartet. I personally knew some of the musicians in this company, and trusted their professionalism and talent. In addition, they won the Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award in 2013. Communication with this company was prompt and efficient. They were happy to play music that I wanted even though it was more nontraditional wedding music. Several of my guests commented on the beauty of their playing. I would highly recommend this group. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Giovanni String Quartet responded with the following comments:

Thank you! It was a pleasure providing music for your ceremony.

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