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Musical Heart Strings

Martinez , CA
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P.O box 814
Martinez, CA 94553 US (map)

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925-603-3002

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ABOUT US

Musical Heart Strings is a professional ensemble founded by Kerry Borgen and Gretchen Egen. We have been performing together for twelve years and offer an extensive repertoire. Our list... Read more
Musical Heart Strings is a professional ensemble founded by Kerry Borgen and Gretchen Egen. We have been performing together for twelve years and offer an extensive repertoire. Our list includes classical, jazz, pop, rock and roll and even some heavy metal. Influenced by the Vitamin String Quartet, we arrange most of the music ourselves, making them original covers performed only by Musical Heart Strings.The musicians are some of the best in the bay. The arrangements are for duo, trio,or quartet. Our premier ensemble is comprised of violin, viola, cello and keyboard. Clients love this ensemble above all else. We are available for hire for any gathering: weddings, parties, funerals, corporate events, or even for serenading a romantic dinner for two or wedding proposal. We can play acoustically or with amplification. Feel free to listen to the sound samples on our site. Click on repertoire then then on the icons indicated by two notes (duo), three notes (trio) and keyboard (piano quartet). If you wish to hear a piece that is not highlighted, we can record a sound bite on our list especially for you (at no charge).

Please feel free to browse our website at http://www.musicalheartstrings.net

You can also call us at (925) 603-3002 or email us at info@musicalheartstrings.net

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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
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin

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Sarah
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Musical Heart Strings. My husband and I were married at Saint Francis Solano Church in Sonoma with our reception at The Lodge at Sonoma, and MHS played our ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. The backdrop of their music was just perfect. We chose the quartet (with keyboard), and Kerry, Gretchen, Matt and Megan did an incredible job. Since it was a full catholic mass, we had specific musical requirements and even a couple songs that they gladly learned for our service. They also worked with a cantor at the church for the hymns. It was above and beyond! Their selection at our cocktail hour and dinner was perfect (there was even a sing-a-long to Bohemian Rhapsody). If you're looking for a string quartet, look no further. You can't beat Musical Heart Strings!!
I cannot say enough good things about Musical Heart Strings. My husband and I were married at Saint Francis Solano Church Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Musical Heart Strings. My husband and I were married at Saint Francis Solano Church in Sonoma with our reception at The Lodge at Sonoma, and MHS played our ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. The backdrop of their music was just perfect. We chose the quartet (with keyboard), and Kerry, Gretchen, Matt and Megan did an incredible job. Since it was a full catholic mass, we had specific musical requirements and even a couple songs that they gladly learned for our service. They also worked with a cantor at the church for the hymns. It was above and beyond! Their selection at our cocktail hour and dinner was perfect (there was even a sing-a-long to Bohemian Rhapsody). If you're looking for a string quartet, look no further. You can't beat Musical Heart Strings!! Read less
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commagere
Wedding:
11/16/2014
5.0/5.0
They were phenomenal - incredibly talented musicians, wonderful to work with - can't recommend them highly enough!
They were phenomenal - incredibly talented musicians, wonderful to work with - can't recommend them highly enough!
They were phenomenal - incredibly talented musicians, wonderful to work with - can't recommend them highly enough! Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
These unique musicians are very caring and professional. They realize how important this special day was to us and treated the wedding as if it was for their own family. They are very polite and in tune with the clients’ requests which contributed to a memorable event. We wanted a song that was not yet in their repertoire; for a small fee, they were able to create a strings version of the song. It was beautiful. We chose to have 3 players at our wedding (violin, viola, cello). We were able to hear them play at a restaurant in Danville, which was great, highly recommended!
These unique musicians are very caring and professional. They realize how important this special day was to us and treated Read more...
These unique musicians are very caring and professional. They realize how important this special day was to us and treated the wedding as if it was for their own family. They are very polite and in tune with the clients’ requests which contributed to a memorable event. We wanted a song that was not yet in their repertoire; for a small fee, they were able to create a strings version of the song. It was beautiful. We chose to have 3 players at our wedding (violin, viola, cello). We were able to hear them play at a restaurant in Danville, which was great, highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Virginie
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Musical Heart Strings for our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. The whole process went very smoothly from booking to choosing the music to execution. I loved that they have their repertoire available online and there were so many samples to listen to. Their repertoire is huge and we were delighted in the selection ranging from fun to classic.
They were so pleasant to work with and we received SO many compliments about the music.
Thank you Kerry & Gretchen!
We used Musical Heart Strings for our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. The whole process went very smoothly from Read more...
We used Musical Heart Strings for our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. The whole process went very smoothly from booking to choosing the music to execution. I loved that they have their repertoire available online and there were so many samples to listen to. Their repertoire is huge and we were delighted in the selection ranging from fun to classic.
They were so pleasant to work with and we received SO many compliments about the music.
Thank you Kerry & Gretchen! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jun
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Kerry, Gretchen, and Megan of Musical Heart Strings are a delight to work with. We hired the trio to play at our wedding and everyone loved them. We did our wedding differently than most. We had them play the processional and recessional songs during the ceremony and the rest of the time they played during the reception. They played beautifully and looked lovely, too! They were very friendly and accommodating with our requests: having them accompany a vocalist during the processional, learning Dolly Parton (my husband's a big fan!), and playing our choice of songs from The Lord of the Rings to Let It Go, from Guns N Roses to Edelweiss. The price was very reasonable, too. We give them two thumbs way up. If you're looking to hire strings to play at your wedding, we highly, highly recommend Musical Hearts Strings!
Kerry, Gretchen, and Megan of Musical Heart Strings are a delight to work with. We hired the trio to play at our wedding Read more...
Kerry, Gretchen, and Megan of Musical Heart Strings are a delight to work with. We hired the trio to play at our wedding and everyone loved them. We did our wedding differently than most. We had them play the processional and recessional songs during the ceremony and the rest of the time they played during the reception. They played beautifully and looked lovely, too! They were very friendly and accommodating with our requests: having them accompany a vocalist during the processional, learning Dolly Parton (my husband's a big fan!), and playing our choice of songs from The Lord of the Rings to Let It Go, from Guns N Roses to Edelweiss. The price was very reasonable, too. We give them two thumbs way up. If you're looking to hire strings to play at your wedding, we highly, highly recommend Musical Hearts Strings! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Recently Married
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Kerry and Gretchen were very accommodating when I asked them to customize the music for the ceremony. They were so great, we asked them to stick around after the agreed length of time they were hired. I highly recommend!
Kerry and Gretchen were very accommodating when I asked them to customize the music for the ceremony. They were so great, Read more...
Kerry and Gretchen were very accommodating when I asked them to customize the music for the ceremony. They were so great, we asked them to stick around after the agreed length of time they were hired. I highly recommend! Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
9/4/2014
5.0/5.0
My words will never begin to describe how wonderful these ladies are. We arranged for Gretchen and Kerry to play at our daughter’s vineyard wedding. The bride had a particular song in mind for the processional that unfortunately was not part of Musical Heartstrings repertoire. After speaking with the group, without hesitation, they agreed to find the music and play it at the wedding. Even more unfortunate, they were only able to locate the music for guitar. They were quick to suggest learning the piece by ear. The result was fantastic. These ladies are so professional and accommodating. Smiles never leave their faces. They were happy to take and quick to play guest requests. When on break, they quickly jumped up to help with an audio problem that was occurring which was unrelated to their performance. It was as though favorite cousins offered to play at the wedding and reception. I can’t say enough about this group. Both their music and personalities were beyond magnificent. You will not go wrong with this duo!
My words will never begin to describe how wonderful these ladies are. We arranged for Gretchen and Kerry to play at our Read more...
My words will never begin to describe how wonderful these ladies are. We arranged for Gretchen and Kerry to play at our daughter’s vineyard wedding. The bride had a particular song in mind for the processional that unfortunately was not part of Musical Heartstrings repertoire. After speaking with the group, without hesitation, they agreed to find the music and play it at the wedding. Even more unfortunate, they were only able to locate the music for guitar. They were quick to suggest learning the piece by ear. The result was fantastic. These ladies are so professional and accommodating. Smiles never leave their faces. They were happy to take and quick to play guest requests. When on break, they quickly jumped up to help with an audio problem that was occurring which was unrelated to their performance. It was as though favorite cousins offered to play at the wedding and reception. I can’t say enough about this group. Both their music and personalities were beyond magnificent. You will not go wrong with this duo! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Christine
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I was searching for live musicians for our wedding in August and found these lovely ladies on yelp. When I went to their website and heard the song samples in their repertoire, I just knew we had to have them play at our wedding. When we found out they were not available on our date, we moved our wedding a week out, just so they could be there. And boy are we glad we decided to do that.

There are no words to truly express what a beautiful job they did. Our ceremony would not have been complete without their music. Gretchen and Kerry are so talented and truly added something magical to our special day. They are both extremely kind and it was such a pleasure to work with them. I walked down the aisle to their rendition of Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling In Love, and it was so perfect. I loved the way they played it so much that I asked them (at the last minute) to play the song again live for our first dance. They were so flexible and happy to do that for us.

During and after the wedding, I received so many wonderful compliments on the music. Everyone told me how much they enjoyed hearing them play. I will never forget the special something they brought to our day.

A few extra details, they are available as a Quartet, Trio or Duo. Samples of their music are on their website, they play everything from Classical music, The Beatles, Lynard Skynard, to Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga! And did I mention, they are extremely reasonable in their pricing which was an added bonus. If you are looking for live musicians for your wedding or any type of event, you would never go wrong with Musical Heart Strings. They are the best!
I was searching for live musicians for our wedding in August and found these lovely ladies on yelp. When I went to their Read more...
I was searching for live musicians for our wedding in August and found these lovely ladies on yelp. When I went to their website and heard the song samples in their repertoire, I just knew we had to have them play at our wedding. When we found out they were not available on our date, we moved our wedding a week out, just so they could be there. And boy are we glad we decided to do that.

There are no words to truly express what a beautiful job they did. Our ceremony would not have been complete without their music. Gretchen and Kerry are so talented and truly added something magical to our special day. They are both extremely kind and it was such a pleasure to work with them. I walked down the aisle to their rendition of Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling In Love, and it was so perfect. I loved the way they played it so much that I asked them (at the last minute) to play the song again live for our first dance. They were so flexible and happy to do that for us.

During and after the wedding, I received so many wonderful compliments on the music. Everyone told me how much they enjoyed hearing them play. I will never forget the special something they brought to our day.

A few extra details, they are available as a Quartet, Trio or Duo. Samples of their music are on their website, they play everything from Classical music, The Beatles, Lynard Skynard, to Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga! And did I mention, they are extremely reasonable in their pricing which was an added bonus. If you are looking for live musicians for your wedding or any type of event, you would never go wrong with Musical Heart Strings. They are the best! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Musical Heart Strings made our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour spectacular! I cannot imagine our wedding without them! They have a fantastic repertoire and can also make custom arrangements. We loved the mixture of classical and popular songs. We also decided to have a custom arrangement of “Better Together” for our recessional song and it was awesome! We are still receiving compliments on our wonderful string trio months after our wedding! Kerry and Gretchen are friendly and professional! They promptly answered all of my questions and had fantastic recommendations. I highly recommend Musical Heart Strings for your wedding or special event! They truly made our wedding special and unique.
Musical Heart Strings made our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour spectacular! I cannot imagine our wedding without them! Read more...
Musical Heart Strings made our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour spectacular! I cannot imagine our wedding without them! They have a fantastic repertoire and can also make custom arrangements. We loved the mixture of classical and popular songs. We also decided to have a custom arrangement of “Better Together” for our recessional song and it was awesome! We are still receiving compliments on our wonderful string trio months after our wedding! Kerry and Gretchen are friendly and professional! They promptly answered all of my questions and had fantastic recommendations. I highly recommend Musical Heart Strings for your wedding or special event! They truly made our wedding special and unique. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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jessica
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Great group of ladies. We had a duo but they also have a trio or quartet. Very professional and entertaining.
Great group of ladies. We had a duo but they also have a trio or quartet. Very professional and entertaining.
Great group of ladies. We had a duo but they also have a trio or quartet. Very professional and entertaining. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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