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Musical Heart Strings

Martinez , CA
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LOCATION

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

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925-603-3002

WEBSITE

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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

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

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
We hired the Musical Heartstrings to play for the ceremony and cocktail reception at our wedding and had a very positive experience. We chose to have the duo play, but you can choose to work with more musicians. Their web page made it easy for us to select the music, and they were very easy to work with and responsive in the booking and planning process.

On the day of our wedding, we insisted on getting married outdoors, despite a growing rainstorm. Our ceremony turned out to take place during a downpour, and the musicians had to play under a small pop up tent. They were extremely flexible and professional, even under those hard conditions. I met them briefly on the day of, and they were very warm, and I had several guests comment on how nice they were.

Our only regret is that we were so busy during the cocktail reception with family photos that we never got to hear them play the fun reception songs.

My wife and I would highly recommend them.
We hired the Musical Heartstrings to play for the ceremony and cocktail reception at our wedding and had a very positive Read more...
We hired the Musical Heartstrings to play for the ceremony and cocktail reception at our wedding and had a very positive experience. We chose to have the duo play, but you can choose to work with more musicians. Their web page made it easy for us to select the music, and they were very easy to work with and responsive in the booking and planning process.

On the day of our wedding, we insisted on getting married outdoors, despite a growing rainstorm. Our ceremony turned out to take place during a downpour, and the musicians had to play under a small pop up tent. They were extremely flexible and professional, even under those hard conditions. I met them briefly on the day of, and they were very warm, and I had several guests comment on how nice they were.

Our only regret is that we were so busy during the cocktail reception with family photos that we never got to hear them play the fun reception songs.

My wife and I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Musical Heart Strings responded with the following comments:

The rain made it extremely romantic. "Singin In The Rain" is nothing compared to marrying in the rain. We loved your wedding. We will remember it always. Thank you for letting us be a part of it!
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L
Wedding:
10/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Engaging Musical Heart Strings to play at my daughter’s wedding was a great decision as they are incredible and unique. Our guests were delighted with the musical prelude to the ceremony as well as cocktail hour. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND them if you're looking for a string quartet for your special day. Book them!  and book them early!  Musical Heart Strings is an impressive & elegant touch to any gathering!
Kerry & Gretchen kept an open line of communication with me throughout our wedding planning process.
The strings quartet was very professional, arriving an hour before the event & they were such nice people as well! We will definitely hire them again for our next events.
Engaging Musical Heart Strings to play at my daughter’s wedding was a great decision as they are incredible and unique. Read more...
Engaging Musical Heart Strings to play at my daughter’s wedding was a great decision as they are incredible and unique. Our guests were delighted with the musical prelude to the ceremony as well as cocktail hour. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND them if you're looking for a string quartet for your special day. Book them!  and book them early!  Musical Heart Strings is an impressive & elegant touch to any gathering!
Kerry & Gretchen kept an open line of communication with me throughout our wedding planning process.
The strings quartet was very professional, arriving an hour before the event & they were such nice people as well! We will definitely hire them again for our next events. Read less
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Musical Heart Strings responded with the following comments:

A classy review from a classy lady. We are very honored to have met you and even more honored to be included in such a momentous occasion.
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Elina
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Musical Heart Strings were incredible! Super easy to work with from day one, they were very responsive and helpful. They looked very professional at the wedding and sounded amazing. All of our guests were impressed and they more than exceeded our expectations. We loved the fact that they had such a large repertoire of music, from classical to fun modern songs for the cocktail hour. Would more than recommend them to everyone!
Musical Heart Strings were incredible! Super easy to work with from day one, they were very responsive and helpful. They Read more...
Musical Heart Strings were incredible! Super easy to work with from day one, they were very responsive and helpful. They looked very professional at the wedding and sounded amazing. All of our guests were impressed and they more than exceeded our expectations. We loved the fact that they had such a large repertoire of music, from classical to fun modern songs for the cocktail hour. Would more than recommend them to everyone! Read less
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Musical Heart Strings responded with the following comments:

Thank you Elina! We are most grateful for the kind words. We very much enjoyed playing for your wedding. It was a delight and an honor.
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sharyn
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Kerry and Gretchen are amazing! They were so easy to work with. Their musical skills are fantastic, they gave you all of the freedom to pick what you wanted while also providing suggestions to select from during a very busy time. They modified their dress to match our wedding colors and theme. They are simply wonderful to work with and made the event so much fun! Our guests were very impressed and had such a wonderful time. They will truly make your occasion a memorable one :)
Kerry and Gretchen are amazing! They were so easy to work with. Their musical skills are fantastic, they gave you all of Read more...
Kerry and Gretchen are amazing! They were so easy to work with. Their musical skills are fantastic, they gave you all of the freedom to pick what you wanted while also providing suggestions to select from during a very busy time. They modified their dress to match our wedding colors and theme. They are simply wonderful to work with and made the event so much fun! Our guests were very impressed and had such a wonderful time. They will truly make your occasion a memorable one :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Musical Heart Strings was awesome. Gretchen, Kerry and Brian were phenomenal.
From first contact they communicated at every level. They made it very easy for us because communication was great prior and during the wedding. They arrived early and were self directed. The music was amazing.
This was for our daughters wedding and many of the guests were extremely impressed as we were.
Thank you Gretchen, Kerry and Brian
Musical Heart Strings was awesome. Gretchen, Kerry and Brian were phenomenal.
From first contact they communicated at Read more...
Musical Heart Strings was awesome. Gretchen, Kerry and Brian were phenomenal.
From first contact they communicated at every level. They made it very easy for us because communication was great prior and during the wedding. They arrived early and were self directed. The music was amazing.
This was for our daughters wedding and many of the guests were extremely impressed as we were.
Thank you Gretchen, Kerry and Brian Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Hilda
Wedding:
9/9/2016
5.0/5.0
We hired Musical Heart Strings to play during our wedding ceremony and later on for the cocktail hour. They are very talented and played every single piece beautifully. They were very quick to respond to our emails and answered all our inquiry asap. Their music added a sense of elegance and set the mood for a beautiful wedding. We are very pleased that we made the decision to hire them. Worth every penny.
We hired Musical Heart Strings to play during our wedding ceremony and later on for the cocktail hour. They are very Read more...
We hired Musical Heart Strings to play during our wedding ceremony and later on for the cocktail hour. They are very talented and played every single piece beautifully. They were very quick to respond to our emails and answered all our inquiry asap. Their music added a sense of elegance and set the mood for a beautiful wedding. We are very pleased that we made the decision to hire them. Worth every penny. Read less
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Musical Heart Strings responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Hilda. Your wedding was beautiful. We love Jacuzzi Vineyards as a venue for weddings. Not only is it classy and gorgeous, but the staff is very kind and professional. Thank you for hiring us for such a special day.
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Chris
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Absolutely phenomenal. They were easy to work with. In planning our wedding, we made countless changes and they were very flexible with all these changes. They were professional and made the experience wonderful. It was a great value. We had specific musical requests and they accommodated them all. Extremely friendly and we were very happy to have them be a part of our special day. Lastly, we heard multiple times from our guests how much they enjoyed the music.
Absolutely phenomenal. They were easy to work with. In planning our wedding, we made countless changes and they were very Read more...
Absolutely phenomenal. They were easy to work with. In planning our wedding, we made countless changes and they were very flexible with all these changes. They were professional and made the experience wonderful. It was a great value. We had specific musical requests and they accommodated them all. Extremely friendly and we were very happy to have them be a part of our special day. Lastly, we heard multiple times from our guests how much they enjoyed the music. Read less
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Musical Heart Strings responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Chris! Your wedding was so special. You and Shannon are a wonderful couple. We love that your cute pooch was a ring bearer. We appreciate the kind words and five star review more than you know:)
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Stacey
Wedding:
7/10/2016
5.0/5.0
We were delighted with our selection of Musical Heart Strings for our wedding event in July at the Edgehill Mansion on the Dominican University Campus in San Rafael. We selected a trio with Gretchen on the Cello, Megan on the violin and Matt on the keyboard. They did an outstanding job playing before the ceremony and at the cocktail hour on the beautiful wraparound porch, coming onto the lawn for the ceremony, and playing inside the mansion during dinner. Their musical abilities were impressive and along with their good humor, flexibility, experience and high energy we felt we made the perfect choice for our wedding music.
Kerry was very helpful in explaining the selection alternatives for instruments and arrangements. We chose music from their large selection of arrangements spanning from the Beetles to Louie Armstrong to Vivaldi. Comments from the guests were enthusiastically positive. One guest said she thought the ceremony was moving, the venue beautiful, the food excellent but for her the music was the highlight of the evening. Thank you Musical Heart Strings for making our hearts sing. Stacey C
We were delighted with our selection of Musical Heart Strings for our wedding event in July at the Edgehill Mansion on the Read more...
We were delighted with our selection of Musical Heart Strings for our wedding event in July at the Edgehill Mansion on the Dominican University Campus in San Rafael. We selected a trio with Gretchen on the Cello, Megan on the violin and Matt on the keyboard. They did an outstanding job playing before the ceremony and at the cocktail hour on the beautiful wraparound porch, coming onto the lawn for the ceremony, and playing inside the mansion during dinner. Their musical abilities were impressive and along with their good humor, flexibility, experience and high energy we felt we made the perfect choice for our wedding music.
Kerry was very helpful in explaining the selection alternatives for instruments and arrangements. We chose music from their large selection of arrangements spanning from the Beetles to Louie Armstrong to Vivaldi. Comments from the guests were enthusiastically positive. One guest said she thought the ceremony was moving, the venue beautiful, the food excellent but for her the music was the highlight of the evening. Thank you Musical Heart Strings for making our hearts sing. Stacey C Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My hubs and I came across Musical Heart Strings at one of the local wedding fairs in San Francsico about two years ago when we first got engaged. At the time, having strings at our wedding was not on our radar. However, when We heard them play the theme song from Games of Thrones we were smitten! From there, we saw them play a few more times at local restaurants just to see them perform in different atmospheres. We were sold! We booked them for our wedding last weekend in Aptos CA. They were wonderful! They played exactly the type of sweet romantic music for our ceremony in the redwoods, but then busted out their more upbeat trendy music for our cocktail hour. Our guests and venue raved about how amazing they sounded outside! They were so easy to work with and I had to do absolutely nothing the day of the wedding as they came in seamlessly, worked with my coordinator, and got all set up. They were the perfect addiction to our wedding!
My hubs and I came across Musical Heart Strings at one of the local wedding fairs in San Francsico about two years ago Read more...
My hubs and I came across Musical Heart Strings at one of the local wedding fairs in San Francsico about two years ago when we first got engaged. At the time, having strings at our wedding was not on our radar. However, when We heard them play the theme song from Games of Thrones we were smitten! From there, we saw them play a few more times at local restaurants just to see them perform in different atmospheres. We were sold! We booked them for our wedding last weekend in Aptos CA. They were wonderful! They played exactly the type of sweet romantic music for our ceremony in the redwoods, but then busted out their more upbeat trendy music for our cocktail hour. Our guests and venue raved about how amazing they sounded outside! They were so easy to work with and I had to do absolutely nothing the day of the wedding as they came in seamlessly, worked with my coordinator, and got all set up. They were the perfect addiction to our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Musical Heart Strings responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words Megan and Jon. You are truly a wonderful couple. We knew you were when we first met you, but were convinced when we heard your vows. We are so happy to have been a part of your wedding.
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Kera
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
We are so glad that these two ladies were available for our wedding ceremony. They played an eclectic mix of songs to perfection and our guests loved it! They were professional, prompt, and positive, and even wrote us a beautiful thank you afterwards.
We are so glad that these two ladies were available for our wedding ceremony. They played an eclectic mix of songs to Read more...
We are so glad that these two ladies were available for our wedding ceremony. They played an eclectic mix of songs to perfection and our guests loved it! They were professional, prompt, and positive, and even wrote us a beautiful thank you afterwards. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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