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Jennifer Girone Virgilio, cellist

New York , NY
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Jennifer Girone-Virgilio is a freelance musician currently based out of the New York City area. She is the recipient of WeddingWire's 2010, 2011, and 2012 Brides' Choice Awards, as well... Read more
Jennifer Girone-Virgilio is a freelance musician currently based out of the New York City area. She is the recipient of WeddingWire's 2010, 2011, and 2012 Brides' Choice Awards, as well as the GigMasters 2009 and 2010 Rising Star Awards. A graduate of The Hartt School and Mannes College The New School for Music with a Bachelors and Masters in Cello Performance, you can expect high-quality music for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception.

Committed to giving your event that something special, there is an ensemble to fit any occasion. The goal is to work together to create the perfect combination for you.

Possible ensembles include:
Solo Cello
Duo of Cello with Flute, Violin, or Viola
Trio of Violin, Viola, and Cello or Flute, Violin, and Cello
String Quartet
Trio or Quartet of Harp with Strings and/or Flute

The musicians that will be available to you are graduates from top music conservatories around the country including Juilliard, Mannes College of Music, The Hartt School, Eastman School of Music, and Boston, Stony Brook, and New York Universities. With dozens of bookings in 2011 alone and with many years of performance experience, our musicians can provide the perfect ambience for any special event.

The variety of music can also contribute to your special event to give it that something extra. Commonly used types of music include Classical, Rags, Waltzes, and Popular Music. Here are some examples of each:

Classical

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Sheep May Safely Graze
Suite #3 in D Major
Beethoven, Ludwig van: Ode to Joy from Symphony # 9
Clarke, Jeremiah: Trumpet Voluntary
Handel, George Frederick: Water Music Suite
Mendelssohn, Felix: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Romanza from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525
Pachelbel, Johann: Canon
Purcell, Henry: Trumpet Tune
Vivaldi, Antonio: Allegro from Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 #1 - "Spring"
Wagner, Richard: Bridal Chorus from Act III of Lohengrin

Rags and Waltzes

Chopin, Frederic: Minute Waltz from Waltz in Db Major, Op. 64 #1
Joplin, Scott: Entertainer, The Maple Leaf Rag
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich: Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
Waldteufel, Emil: Skaters Waltz, The Les Patineurs, Op. 183

Popular

The Beach Boys: God Only Knows
The Beatles: All You Need is Love
Here Comes the Sun
Coldplay: Yellow
Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight
Elvis: Can’t Help Falling in Love
Elton John: Tiny Dancer
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: Over the Rainbow
Henry Mancini: Moon River
Paul McCartney: Amazed
Stevie Wonder: My Cherie Amour


A full list of music is available upon request. In addition, if there is music that you have in mind for your special day that is not included, it is always possible to acquire arrangements. Ceremony and cocktail hour packages start at $325.


Please visit my website or contact jgvirgilio@gmail.com for more information about availability and fees. Read less
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Gabrielle
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I unexpectedly found myself needing ceremony music with two weeks to go before my wedding. A very stressful situation turned into the best decision I made for my ceremony by reaching out to Jennifer! She was a joy to work with, and I thank my lucky stars that she was available. Jennifer is incredibly talented, and I highly recommend her!!
I unexpectedly found myself needing ceremony music with two weeks to go before my wedding. A very stressful situation Read more...
I unexpectedly found myself needing ceremony music with two weeks to go before my wedding. A very stressful situation turned into the best decision I made for my ceremony by reaching out to Jennifer! She was a joy to work with, and I thank my lucky stars that she was available. Jennifer is incredibly talented, and I highly recommend her!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lori
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Wanted to say that Jennifer did a great job at my wedding. Truly had a classy wedding. Thank you for a outstanding ceremony and cocktail hour. Prices were perfect, she was very professional and responded immediately to any questions that I had. Thanks Again.
Wanted to say that Jennifer did a great job at my wedding. Truly had a classy wedding. Thank you for a outstanding Read more...
Wanted to say that Jennifer did a great job at my wedding. Truly had a classy wedding. Thank you for a outstanding ceremony and cocktail hour. Prices were perfect, she was very professional and responded immediately to any questions that I had. Thanks Again. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stephany
Wedding:
7/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I booked Jennifer for my July 18, 2013 wedding at the Brooklyn botanical garden for an outdoor ceremony. Jennifer provided cello and violin music before during and after ceremony. It was easy to book her services, communicate and ask questions. I would highly recommend Jennifer for your wedding.
I booked Jennifer for my July 18, 2013 wedding at the Brooklyn botanical garden for an outdoor ceremony. Jennifer provided Read more...
I booked Jennifer for my July 18, 2013 wedding at the Brooklyn botanical garden for an outdoor ceremony. Jennifer provided cello and violin music before during and after ceremony. It was easy to book her services, communicate and ask questions. I would highly recommend Jennifer for your wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was a delight to work with. She was helpful, supportive and professional every step of the way, and the music played by her trio was divine. We're confident in recommending her highly.
Jennifer was a delight to work with. She was helpful, supportive and professional every step of the way, and the music Read more...
Jennifer was a delight to work with. She was helpful, supportive and professional every step of the way, and the music played by her trio was divine. We're confident in recommending her highly. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sharon
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Jennifer to play at our ceremony and cocktail hour in a trio of cello, viola, and flute. Jennifer coordinated the other two musicians and worked with us to plan all of the music choices.

Jennifer was a true joy to work with and one of my favorite vendors - a shining star in the wedding industry!

Quality of Service: Jennifer and her fellow musicians were very talented. Guests enjoyed the music - we received compliments on the mix of classical and contemporary songs.

Responsiveness: Jennifer was always prompt, thorough, and pleasant in responding to emails. She was also very responsive to our special requests- we wanted a particular Aerosmith song played and she found the sheet music. I asked her to record some of their ceremony performance and she did. We even asked her to bring a music stand for our officiant to borrow and she was willing to do this. She went above and beyond in so many ways.

Professionalism: Absolutely one of the most professional vendors we used. She is incredibly organized and provided great info every step of the way to help us with our decisions - from thinking through various musician combinations to providing song options with links to youtube clips. Choosing the music was one of my favorite wedding planning activities!

Value: Very reasonable rates.

Flexibility: Ceremony time ran longer than planned so musicians played overtime; she asked for our go-ahead to continue playing, we said yes, and they did - everything was smooth and easy.

Overall: A+ vendor!! Easy to work with, did a perfect job, great value, and really nice person. Would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for a wedding musician or group of musicians! She is a true gem and joy to work with. I've already recommended her to all of my friends getting married around NYC in the next year. I'm hoping someone will book her so I can hear her play again!
We hired Jennifer to play at our ceremony and cocktail hour in a trio of cello, viola, and flute. Jennifer coordinated the Read more...
We hired Jennifer to play at our ceremony and cocktail hour in a trio of cello, viola, and flute. Jennifer coordinated the other two musicians and worked with us to plan all of the music choices.

Jennifer was a true joy to work with and one of my favorite vendors - a shining star in the wedding industry!

Quality of Service: Jennifer and her fellow musicians were very talented. Guests enjoyed the music - we received compliments on the mix of classical and contemporary songs.

Responsiveness: Jennifer was always prompt, thorough, and pleasant in responding to emails. She was also very responsive to our special requests- we wanted a particular Aerosmith song played and she found the sheet music. I asked her to record some of their ceremony performance and she did. We even asked her to bring a music stand for our officiant to borrow and she was willing to do this. She went above and beyond in so many ways.

Professionalism: Absolutely one of the most professional vendors we used. She is incredibly organized and provided great info every step of the way to help us with our decisions - from thinking through various musician combinations to providing song options with links to youtube clips. Choosing the music was one of my favorite wedding planning activities!

Value: Very reasonable rates.

Flexibility: Ceremony time ran longer than planned so musicians played overtime; she asked for our go-ahead to continue playing, we said yes, and they did - everything was smooth and easy.

Overall: A+ vendor!! Easy to work with, did a perfect job, great value, and really nice person. Would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for a wedding musician or group of musicians! She is a true gem and joy to work with. I've already recommended her to all of my friends getting married around NYC in the next year. I'm hoping someone will book her so I can hear her play again! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ai & Mike
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
For our wedding, my wife and I really wanted to have a classical performance for our ceremony and cocktail hour. We spent several weeks researching artists and different combinations of instruments. As part of this we knew we definitely wanted the cello and that is how we found Jennifer. She was highly recommended on the local NY sites and when we heard a sample of her music on her website (www.jennifergirone.com), we knew she was the the perfect fit for us.
Jennifer was very responsive to us from our initial request for information all the way up to the week of the wedding. She met us in the local NY area to sit down and discuss our initial thoughts and ideas. At this point, we knew we wanted to have a duo, but were still undecided on the combination of Cello/Flute or Cello/Violin. Jennifer gave us specific examples of music that went well with both options, which definitely made it easier to help us decide based on our choices from the music selections she provided us. We decided on the Cello/Violin. From that point, we narrowed our music for the processional, recessional, and the songs we preferred during the cocktail hour. The number of songs selections from classic to modern was the toughest part of our decision process.
After the ceremony and cocktail hour, our guests raved about Jennifer and her partner. We could not have been happier with any other performer for our wedding.
Jennifer is OUTSTANDING and we would recommend her to anyone.
For our wedding, my wife and I really wanted to have a classical performance for our ceremony and cocktail hour. We spent Read more...
For our wedding, my wife and I really wanted to have a classical performance for our ceremony and cocktail hour. We spent several weeks researching artists and different combinations of instruments. As part of this we knew we definitely wanted the cello and that is how we found Jennifer. She was highly recommended on the local NY sites and when we heard a sample of her music on her website (www.jennifergirone.com), we knew she was the the perfect fit for us.
Jennifer was very responsive to us from our initial request for information all the way up to the week of the wedding. She met us in the local NY area to sit down and discuss our initial thoughts and ideas. At this point, we knew we wanted to have a duo, but were still undecided on the combination of Cello/Flute or Cello/Violin. Jennifer gave us specific examples of music that went well with both options, which definitely made it easier to help us decide based on our choices from the music selections she provided us. We decided on the Cello/Violin. From that point, we narrowed our music for the processional, recessional, and the songs we preferred during the cocktail hour. The number of songs selections from classic to modern was the toughest part of our decision process.
After the ceremony and cocktail hour, our guests raved about Jennifer and her partner. We could not have been happier with any other performer for our wedding.
Jennifer is OUTSTANDING and we would recommend her to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Annie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Jennifer is a skilled musician and made our wedding ceremony come alive with beautiful sound.
She provided options for the music for our ceremony, but was also open to my suggestions and special requests. We corresponded entirely over email, finalizing the contract and payment before the date of my wedding. Because my husband and I got married in Central Park, there were many questions regarding possible cancellations (if it rained) and other possible distractions. Jennifer answered all of our questions and was friendly throughout the process, thanking me personally at the end for being part of a beautiful wedding.
Jennifer is a skilled musician and made our wedding ceremony come alive with beautiful sound.
She provided options for Read more...
Jennifer is a skilled musician and made our wedding ceremony come alive with beautiful sound.
She provided options for the music for our ceremony, but was also open to my suggestions and special requests. We corresponded entirely over email, finalizing the contract and payment before the date of my wedding. Because my husband and I got married in Central Park, there were many questions regarding possible cancellations (if it rained) and other possible distractions. Jennifer answered all of our questions and was friendly throughout the process, thanking me personally at the end for being part of a beautiful wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Jennifer is great! She offers plenty of choices, she's cheerful, professional and laid back. Everyone talked about how beautiful the music was at our wedding. My only regret was not booking her longer! Book her, you won't regret it :)
Jennifer is great! She offers plenty of choices, she's cheerful, professional and laid back. Everyone talked about how Read more...
Jennifer is great! She offers plenty of choices, she's cheerful, professional and laid back. Everyone talked about how beautiful the music was at our wedding. My only regret was not booking her longer! Book her, you won't regret it :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Romney
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Jennifer and her musicians were very professional and reliable. They arrived early to rehearse cues with our wedding planner and the music sounded beautiful! We wouldn't hesitate recommending them!
Jennifer and her musicians were very professional and reliable. They arrived early to rehearse cues with our wedding Read more...
Jennifer and her musicians were very professional and reliable. They arrived early to rehearse cues with our wedding planner and the music sounded beautiful! We wouldn't hesitate recommending them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We worked with Jennifer for our June 2012 wedding and she was unbelievable. As we definitely wanted a solo cello for the big day, she was one of the first vendors we contacted. We found her to be extremely easy to work with, communicative, and a talented musician. She has a large repertoire of music and assisted us in selecting pieces for before, during and after the ceremony. On the day of the wedding, she arrived early and was ready to perform on time. She helped set a beautiful scene for our garden wedding and we loved listening to her play. My only regret is not getting to listen to her more!
We worked with Jennifer for our June 2012 wedding and she was unbelievable. As we definitely wanted a solo cello for the Read more...
We worked with Jennifer for our June 2012 wedding and she was unbelievable. As we definitely wanted a solo cello for the big day, she was one of the first vendors we contacted. We found her to be extremely easy to work with, communicative, and a talented musician. She has a large repertoire of music and assisted us in selecting pieces for before, during and after the ceremony. On the day of the wedding, she arrived early and was ready to perform on time. She helped set a beautiful scene for our garden wedding and we loved listening to her play. My only regret is not getting to listen to her more! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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