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Organic String Quartet

Los Angeles , CA

LOCATION

7922 Beverly Blvd, 201
Los Angeles, CA US 90048 (map)

PHONE

619-804-0089

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Formed in 2006, the Organic String Quartet is a professional music group that caters to live events in the Southern California area. OSQ is well known for the diversity of the music they... Read more
Formed in 2006, the Organic String Quartet is a professional music group that caters to live events in the Southern California area. OSQ is well known for the diversity of the music they perform (Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop and World) and each of the players is well grounded in multiple styles of music. Members of the quartet hold degrees from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, and Boston Conservatory, and have worked with many high-profile artists such as Stevie Wonder, Macy Gray, Barbara Streisand, and more. The quartet was the featured music group on KCAL 9's 2011 special-edition wedding episode and recently appeared on the season finale of BRAVO's Millionaire Matchmaker that aired in November 2011. As part of their community outreach initiative, OSQ actively works with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health performing and leading clinics, and in Spring 2011, the quartet had the privilege of performing with Nathaniel Ayers, the man who inspired the movie, "The Soloist". Founded by Alicia Spillias and Emily Moore, the Organic String Quartet is a green business that seeks low-impact and eco-friendly alternatives in every business choice and donates a portion of its yearly proceeds to American Forests to help plant new trees around the world. Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

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

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Extremely easy to work with, very helpful, professional, and VERY talented. I only wish I'd had them stay longer.
Extremely easy to work with, very helpful, professional, and VERY talented. I only wish I'd had them stay longer.
Extremely easy to work with, very helpful, professional, and VERY talented. I only wish I'd had them stay longer. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Organic String Quartet played my wedding ceremony on the beach. Thankfully, I was able to have my videographer record some music prior to me walking down the aisle, because they were quite good, and my guests thoroughly enjoyed them. My husband and I, however, were only able to hear a couple of songs, but what we did manage to hear was excellent. They were very professional, prompt, reliable, and in excellent communication prior to our event. My only regret was not being able to hear more of them! Perhaps I will have a dinner party in the future, where I may use their services again. I highly recommend their talents and service to anyone.
Organic String Quartet played my wedding ceremony on the beach. Thankfully, I was able to have my videographer record some Read more...
Organic String Quartet played my wedding ceremony on the beach. Thankfully, I was able to have my videographer record some music prior to me walking down the aisle, because they were quite good, and my guests thoroughly enjoyed them. My husband and I, however, were only able to hear a couple of songs, but what we did manage to hear was excellent. They were very professional, prompt, reliable, and in excellent communication prior to our event. My only regret was not being able to hear more of them! Perhaps I will have a dinner party in the future, where I may use their services again. I highly recommend their talents and service to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Diane
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Organic String Quartet did a fantastic job at our wedding. They were recommended to us by our wedding coordinator and from our initial correspondence, OSQ was extremely accommodating and professional. Offering a variety of selections, we were able to pick both modern and classical pieces to be played during our ceremony and cocktail hour. OSQ played beautifully and their music added such a special element to our big day!
Organic String Quartet did a fantastic job at our wedding. They were recommended to us by our wedding coordinator and from Read more...
Organic String Quartet did a fantastic job at our wedding. They were recommended to us by our wedding coordinator and from our initial correspondence, OSQ was extremely accommodating and professional. Offering a variety of selections, we were able to pick both modern and classical pieces to be played during our ceremony and cocktail hour. OSQ played beautifully and their music added such a special element to our big day! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The Organic string quartet was the very best part of my wedding, from beginning to end. The musicians were simply lovely! Well dressed, good looking, and surprisingly cool arrangements of their song list. They will even create an arrangement of your favorite song(s). My friends all mentioned how great they were and how elegant my very small wedding was - definitely due largely to them.
Read Miss Manners book on weddings, don't waist your money on unnecessary gifts and centerpieces, and then spend it on this group!
This is the one vendor you needn't have a single worry about. If anything, they will rise above your expectations.
The Organic string quartet was the very best part of my wedding, from beginning to end. The musicians were simply lovely! Read more...
The Organic string quartet was the very best part of my wedding, from beginning to end. The musicians were simply lovely! Well dressed, good looking, and surprisingly cool arrangements of their song list. They will even create an arrangement of your favorite song(s). My friends all mentioned how great they were and how elegant my very small wedding was - definitely due largely to them.
Read Miss Manners book on weddings, don't waist your money on unnecessary gifts and centerpieces, and then spend it on this group!
This is the one vendor you needn't have a single worry about. If anything, they will rise above your expectations. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rowena
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
OSQ was such a great addition to the wedding!!! Everyone complimented on having the quartet over a DJ. My now husband was the one who wanted a quartet at the wedding, and I'm so glad I didn't fight him for a DJ! Alicia was wonderful to work with, they only had a few requests which were fine, but other than that, they did a wonderful job. They played for 5 hours!!! They played classical songs to pop songs and also took special requests for the different parts of the reception (entrance, father-daughter dance, first dance, etc.). I would highly recommend checking them out on youtube or elsewhere. I highly recommend a string quartet for your wedding too :).
OSQ was such a great addition to the wedding!!! Everyone complimented on having the quartet over a DJ. My now husband was Read more...
OSQ was such a great addition to the wedding!!! Everyone complimented on having the quartet over a DJ. My now husband was the one who wanted a quartet at the wedding, and I'm so glad I didn't fight him for a DJ! Alicia was wonderful to work with, they only had a few requests which were fine, but other than that, they did a wonderful job. They played for 5 hours!!! They played classical songs to pop songs and also took special requests for the different parts of the reception (entrance, father-daughter dance, first dance, etc.). I would highly recommend checking them out on youtube or elsewhere. I highly recommend a string quartet for your wedding too :). Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
What an incredible group! Everyone at our wedding raved about how amazing the string quartet was! They really set the bar high and made our black tie wedding one to never forget! Thank you so much
What an incredible group! Everyone at our wedding raved about how amazing the string quartet was! They really set the bar Read more...
What an incredible group! Everyone at our wedding raved about how amazing the string quartet was! They really set the bar high and made our black tie wedding one to never forget! Thank you so much Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Louise
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
My (now) husband hired Organic String Quartet for his proposal to me. They were flexible, open, and truly made it beautiful. And the music was amazing! We liked them so much, that we hired them to play at our reception.

They were professional, courteous, and the music was lovely. They played every piece we requested. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

-Louise
My (now) husband hired Organic String Quartet for his proposal to me. They were flexible, open, and truly made it Read more...
My (now) husband hired Organic String Quartet for his proposal to me. They were flexible, open, and truly made it beautiful. And the music was amazing! We liked them so much, that we hired them to play at our reception.

They were professional, courteous, and the music was lovely. They played every piece we requested. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

-Louise Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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sandi
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
This string quartet did an amazing job. They were very professional and the crowd was very pleased. We missed most of their performance as we were off taking pictures, but I heard nothing but good things from my guests. Couldn't ask for anything more.
This string quartet did an amazing job. They were very professional and the crowd was very pleased. We missed most of Read more...
This string quartet did an amazing job. They were very professional and the crowd was very pleased. We missed most of their performance as we were off taking pictures, but I heard nothing but good things from my guests. Couldn't ask for anything more. Read less
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Shea & Ryan
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Organic string quartet did an amazing job at our wedding and we couldn't be happier. I hired them because of their diverse playlist which I wanted traditional for the ceremony and modern for the cocktail hour, and they did just that. They were extremely easy to work with, especially because i just wanted them to do their thing, and that is what they did. Plus, they had very good prices for what they delivered. We were very pleased and got great feedback from the guests. I would highly recommend and I would hire them again if need be. Even being up at the altar with a million things running through my head, I enjoyed the beautiful music they brought to our wedding. It was absolutely lovely.
Organic string quartet did an amazing job at our wedding and we couldn't be happier. I hired them because of their diverse Read more...
Organic string quartet did an amazing job at our wedding and we couldn't be happier. I hired them because of their diverse playlist which I wanted traditional for the ceremony and modern for the cocktail hour, and they did just that. They were extremely easy to work with, especially because i just wanted them to do their thing, and that is what they did. Plus, they had very good prices for what they delivered. We were very pleased and got great feedback from the guests. I would highly recommend and I would hire them again if need be. Even being up at the altar with a million things running through my head, I enjoyed the beautiful music they brought to our wedding. It was absolutely lovely. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/17/2011
4.8/5.0
Max was great. He even learned a song for which there was no sheet music. In fact, it wasn't even officially released, but it was a song my husband and I heard at a concert before we got engaged. Great business and a great group of musicians.
Max was great. He even learned a song for which there was no sheet music. In fact, it wasn't even officially released, but Read more...
Max was great. He even learned a song for which there was no sheet music. In fact, it wasn't even officially released, but it was a song my husband and I heard at a concert before we got engaged. Great business and a great group of musicians. Read less
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Juliann
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Excellent!!! Professional musicians at an awesome price. Although there were several snafus with other vendors on my special day, Organic String Quartet was not one of them. We received several compliments regarding the class and elegance they provided before and during the ceremony. Our guest thoroughly enjoyed them as they performed modern hits during the cocktail hour. This group is an excellent investment and a must have to any elegant wedding. :o)
Excellent!!! Professional musicians at an awesome price. Although there were several snafus with other vendors on my Read more...
Excellent!!! Professional musicians at an awesome price. Although there were several snafus with other vendors on my special day, Organic String Quartet was not one of them. We received several compliments regarding the class and elegance they provided before and during the ceremony. Our guest thoroughly enjoyed them as they performed modern hits during the cocktail hour. This group is an excellent investment and a must have to any elegant wedding. :o) Read less
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Therese
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.0/5.0
We were looking to hire a quartet for our ceremony and cocktail hour. I researched several in the area but found Organic String Quartet to suit our needs. Alicia was easy to talk to and provided us with an expansive music list. We had to move the location of our cocktail hour due to unforeseen circumstances, and I appreciated that they set up their instruments in two different locations without complaint. The music was beautiful and truly enhanced our big day. I was really pleased with Organic String Quartet!
We were looking to hire a quartet for our ceremony and cocktail hour. I researched several in the area but found Organic Read more...
We were looking to hire a quartet for our ceremony and cocktail hour. I researched several in the area but found Organic String Quartet to suit our needs. Alicia was easy to talk to and provided us with an expansive music list. We had to move the location of our cocktail hour due to unforeseen circumstances, and I appreciated that they set up their instruments in two different locations without complaint. The music was beautiful and truly enhanced our big day. I was really pleased with Organic String Quartet! Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
5/8/2010
1.2/5.0
We knew we wanted a quartet, but I was very wary because being a musician myself, I was really concerned about the quality of sound and being a bride on a budget, I was naturally worried about price. Alicia was the main contact person I had corresponded with throughout the entire time. She was very nice, and after listening to their video clips on myspace, we decided to book Organic String Quartet based on what we heard (together and in tune) and their reasonable price. We signed the contract, sent the deposit and waited for our day to arrive. The day before our wedding, my bridesmaid asked me if I knew they would bring their own music stands - since I did not know, I asked her to give them a quick call and find out (turns out they do - it is standard for them to provide stands FYI). However, it also turned out that Alicia (the main contact and I assume the first violin) had a last minute emergency and had to find a sub for our wedding the very next day. This was disconcerting on a few levels. 1) I never received an email/call from her to let me know of this change - had my bridesmaid not contacted them to ask them a general question, we would not have found out 2) This change will definitely affect the overall performance (rehearsal time, and just the cohesiveness of the usual quartet players vs having a sub). There was really nothing I could do except to hope, pray and try to focus on the positives.

Our big day came, and the one positive was that they were on time. But they completely butchered the most important song - the classic "Here Comes the Bride." I had to force myself to block out the music as I was walking down the aisle as to enjoy the moment and not cringe or make too many faces (although some were documented in our photos). It was so blatantly bad, it was even obvious to an untrained ear that something was off, let alone to both my husband and I who knew music (and all my music major friends) and heard all the mistakes; one musician was off (moved on to a different section) and, not only were they out of tune, they were out of sync. This made me very sad, disappointed and slightly angry. They were nice people, but overall, this was not what we paid for - and how can they mess up on such an important song? Thankfully we didn't hire a videographer, so I can try to let this horrendous moment fade - the rest of the songs were decent at best.
We knew we wanted a quartet, but I was very wary because being a musician myself, I was really concerned about the quality Read more...
We knew we wanted a quartet, but I was very wary because being a musician myself, I was really concerned about the quality of sound and being a bride on a budget, I was naturally worried about price. Alicia was the main contact person I had corresponded with throughout the entire time. She was very nice, and after listening to their video clips on myspace, we decided to book Organic String Quartet based on what we heard (together and in tune) and their reasonable price. We signed the contract, sent the deposit and waited for our day to arrive. The day before our wedding, my bridesmaid asked me if I knew they would bring their own music stands - since I did not know, I asked her to give them a quick call and find out (turns out they do - it is standard for them to provide stands FYI). However, it also turned out that Alicia (the main contact and I assume the first violin) had a last minute emergency and had to find a sub for our wedding the very next day. This was disconcerting on a few levels. 1) I never received an email/call from her to let me know of this change - had my bridesmaid not contacted them to ask them a general question, we would not have found out 2) This change will definitely affect the overall performance (rehearsal time, and just the cohesiveness of the usual quartet players vs having a sub). There was really nothing I could do except to hope, pray and try to focus on the positives.

Our big day came, and the one positive was that they were on time. But they completely butchered the most important song - the classic "Here Comes the Bride." I had to force myself to block out the music as I was walking down the aisle as to enjoy the moment and not cringe or make too many faces (although some were documented in our photos). It was so blatantly bad, it was even obvious to an untrained ear that something was off, let alone to both my husband and I who knew music (and all my music major friends) and heard all the mistakes; one musician was off (moved on to a different section) and, not only were they out of tune, they were out of sync. This made me very sad, disappointed and slightly angry. They were nice people, but overall, this was not what we paid for - and how can they mess up on such an important song? Thankfully we didn't hire a videographer, so I can try to let this horrendous moment fade - the rest of the songs were decent at best. Read less
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Organic String Quartet responded with the following comments:

I was extremely surprised and sad to read this review. Being someone who is always eager to please, I felt terrible that I had to find a replacement for myself last minute. It is not often that I am not on the gig. But however rare, emergencies can and do happen. I do not remember now what the situation was, being that this was 2 1/2 years ago, but I don't take my responsibilities and obligations lightly. I would not have missed the wedding if it hadn't been something of importance. I missed Christmas day with my family last year because I had a gig that evening and wasn't able to fly home until the next day! That's how seriously I take my business. If an emergency does happen and a player needs to sub out, we have a list of highly skilled and professional musicians on hand who have played with the group before and who are familiar with the music. Since I was not there I cannot attest to Debbie's comments about the music. But I was very surprised by them because up until then and since then, we've had nothing but positive reviews and responses from our clients, including those with this particular player. I don't know if Debbie was so upset by the fact that I could not be there that she was almost expecting the worst or if it really was as she says. I never want anyone to feel that they did not get what they paid for. If I've learned anything from this it's that no matter how hard you try, I suppose you can't please everyone all the time, even though that is what we aim to do. I have no hard feelings though and I found Debbie to be a very pleasant person to work with. I wish her all the best. And I hope that future brides will take all reviews into consideration when making those difficult decisions of whom to hire for their special day.

Alicia
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best group I have ever worked with. Professional, high customer service, and they sounded AMAZING! Highly recommended!!!
Hands down the best group I have ever worked with. Professional, high customer service, and they sounded AMAZING! Highly Read more...
Hands down the best group I have ever worked with. Professional, high customer service, and they sounded AMAZING! Highly recommended!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely loved having OSQ at my wedding during my cocktail hour. I got so many compliments from my guests and even wanted their contact information for their out future events. Their repertoire is versatile and i had many songs to choose from prior to my wedding. I loved them...and will def. use them again.
Absolutely loved having OSQ at my wedding during my cocktail hour. I got so many compliments from my guests and even Read more...
Absolutely loved having OSQ at my wedding during my cocktail hour. I got so many compliments from my guests and even wanted their contact information for their out future events. Their repertoire is versatile and i had many songs to choose from prior to my wedding. I loved them...and will def. use them again. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
They did a great job. The only thing i would have like was a full list of their repertoire; I was choosing songs only from their website and did not find out till much later that they have a huge playlist. Once I knew that all the songs I requested they were able to perform.
They did a great job. The only thing i would have like was a full list of their repertoire; I was choosing songs only from Read more...
They did a great job. The only thing i would have like was a full list of their repertoire; I was choosing songs only from their website and did not find out till much later that they have a huge playlist. Once I knew that all the songs I requested they were able to perform. Read less
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