Fine Arts Ensemble
Dimitri is the greatest. We had no idea what kind of music to pick and we were in a crunch for time and Dimitri came through for us. He sent over recommended music options and let us adjust accordingly. He also was low on musicians for our wedding date but within an hour got back in touch with us and got us the musicians we wanted. The music was beautiful and the musicians were nicely dressed. Definitely added a great touch :)
Dimitri, is great to work with. He answers the phone, returns calls, answers emails promptly. He is so helpful and will do anything to get the music you want. He was very nice and did everything as promised. He
traveled three hours to do our event and did not charge a travel fee.
Fine Arts Ensemble was wonderful to work with! Dimitri was very accommodating in helping us organize a ceremony music program that encapsulated our personalities and the feel of our wedding. Their proposal came with a CD of various tracks that showcased their choices of instrument groups and popular music suggestions. It made planning for the ceremony music very easy! The musicians were talented and it added a beautiful ambiance to my outside ceremony. I would recommend them to anyone!
Professionally dressed, on time, beautiful music.
Everything I expected and more. Highly recommend !!
I just wanted to say THANK YOU! You guys were great, the music was amazing , angelic , flawless. I was so nervous , but when I heard the beautiful melody coming from you guys , it actually calmed my nerves. You guys are one of the best decisions I made for that day. THanks for being a part of my special day , you guys were GREAT !
Working with Dimitri at Fine Arts Ensemble for our daughters wedding was exceptional from start to finish. He was prompt, professional, courteous and personally assisted me in selecting the playlist. Our guests truly enjoyed the lovely music and said so. Thank you FAE!
From start to finish Dimitri was extremely professional in planning the music for my daughter's wedding. He was very helpful and promptly returned emails and phone calls.
Irina, the pianist and Dimitri's wife, prepared our vocalists very well in a one hour rehearsal at the church before our wedding rehearsal. The additional fee for this was well worth it!
The wedding day music was amazingly beautiful! I felt like I was at a symphony performance! The violin, trumpet, cello, and piano musicians were extremely talented!
I cannot imagine my daughter's wedding ceremony without Fine Arts Ensemble. Beautiful music is such a big part of the enjoyment of the ceremony. I can't wait to receive our wedding video so I can hear the music again!
I would highly recommend Fine Arts Ensemble to anyone planning a special event. I look forward to calling upon them in the future!
The pianist from the Fine Arts Ensemble was a WONDERFUL addition to the atmosphere of our wedding and reception! I'd work with them again anytime!
I couldn't have been happier with the Fine Arts Ensemble! Dimitri is professional and responsive, and the quartet played beautifully during our service and reception. Highly recommended!
Fine Arts Ensemble was great. The musicians did an excellent job and certainly added something to our wedding ceremony.
Dimitri was wonderful to work with. He was available when I needed to communicate and willing to discuss our plans for music for our daughter's wedding.
Would definitely use them again.
I found Fine Arts Ensemble online and booked them by hearing the music selections I found there. They could not have made it any easier. All correspondence was done by phone. All plans were made and songs picked in the same manner. FAE showed up on time and played the music I selected perfectly. It could not have been any easier. They are true professionals and I would hire them again for another event. I was extremely pleased.
The piano/cello/violin trio sounded beautiful, soft and relaxing during our wedding ceremony and reception. Many of our guests commented on how much they liked the music. They were a pleasure.
Dimitri was so easy to work with to set up a violinist. He was extremely quick to respond and so easy to choose any instrument that I wanted. Gabriel did an amazing job as our violinist. Incredibly talented and professional.
Dimitri's Fine Arts Ensemble for my son's wedding was a 4 piece ensemble that worked very well with our own soloist. Dimitri stayed in touch with planning, making wonderful suggestions along the way, was prompt and professional. There is nothing like the addition of a trumpet, violin and cello to the usual piano/organ wedding music! When you have so much on your mind and a case of nerves, you can TOTALLY rely on Fine Arts Ensemble for a professional performance.
I want to let you know how much I appreciate all your help in coordinating our Second-line Wedding Parade. I very much appreciate your patience with us, with the continuous changing of time and location, and us having to wait till the last minute to secure the legality portion of the parade.
My husband was very apprehensive about it at first, and we almost cancelled, because he thought Bourbon Street would be too crowed at the time and day we had it scheduled. My husband has been visiting The French Quarter of New Orleans every year for 15 years, so he knows all to well how crowded Bourbon Street can be. But to our surprise, they cleared all of Bourbon Street for us for 9 blocks!! My husband and I, our friends, and family couldn't believe it!! Let alone on a Saturday night, but also on a Holiday weekend!!
The police officers and band members we're on-time, very professional, very nice, as well as very talented. They took the initiative to try and play some songs they thought we may know, so we could sing along. It was amusing because they played a Hank Williams song, I guess because we were wearing cowboy hats and boots. We had a blast walking down Bourbon Street with them. The whole 9 blocks everyone was taking pictures and video of us. The next couple of days we felt like celebrities for the weekend. We had people recognized us from the Wedding Parade and stop to congratulate us on our marriage. This was a very memorable experience we will never forget. We love being able to brag and tell everyone about it. It was well worth every penny!!! We would do it again in a heartbeat and will be happy to recommend your services to others.
FAE is amazing!! I had a catholic wedding and I was so worried about the music for the church, but everything turned out perfect. I had a soloist, a cello, piano, and trumpet. The music was beautiful and angelic. Dimitri was very helpful during the entire process and took care of everything!! Simply amazing!!
I highly recommend Fine Arts Ensemble. They were wonderful, their music is beautiful and they took care of all of my request!
The Fine Arts Ensemble was a welcome find. The violinist played just beautifully. They were very easy to communicate with prior to the wedding of my son and his fiance. The songs that that the bride and groom had selected were played at the right moment in the service.
It was just a perfect day and the music helped make it so.
Great job! They played several special requests and sounded wonderful. Highly recommended.
the music was everything we had imagined. Dimitri went out of his way to make sure the selection was played as we wished. The musicians were professional and did a wonderful job. When Dimitri said" not to worry" he meant it.
Our wedding was a destination wedding in New Orleans with about 40 of our friends and family. It was planned to be in Jackson Square, but unfortunately, rain forced us to squeeze inside the site of our reception last minute. Fine Arts Ensemble was extremely accommodating in working around our last minute schedule/location change, and even allowed us to wait until about an hour before the start to make the call. I knew that any amount of rain could potentially damage their instruments, but they never once bothered us to make the call to be indoors.
From the beginning, Dmitri was very happy to work within our budget, and to match a competitive offer that we had received. Unfortunately, because of chamber music being played in the lobby of our ceremony/reception site, I (as the bride) could not hear the ceremony music being played, however, I heard it was AMAZING. Several guests commented on how much they liked FAE, who at one point even played a few bars of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance as a joke to entertain guests while they waited for me and the bridal party to arrive.
I am very pleased with the flexibility, professionalism, cost, and quality of FAE and would recommend them to any bride.
We used Fine Arts Ensemble for our ceremony and they were fantastic. Beautiful music, professional service, and just zero complaints. I highly recommend them.
I was extremely pleased with the service delivered.Thank you for making my wedding memorable !!
These guys were amazing!! Dimitri worked super hard to play all the songs I had requested & I had some pretty out of this world requests-Rise Against, Journey, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars. The sound quality & quality of the music was perfect!! All of my guests complimented on the music selection & the great skill of the musicians. (Cello & violin duo)
Very professional & flexible. Delivered exactly what was promised & more.
This vendor traveled all the way from New Orleans & did not charge me a travel fee. I did not experience this from any other musician I interviewed.
I would like to have my wedding again every year on my anniversary just to hear them play! Thank you Dimitri for such an awesome event.
Very talented musicians and I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for a different feel for your ceremony music!
I called them last minute with very little specifics, and they were very helpful and flexible to meet my needs! We received lots of compliments regarding the music at the ceremony.
Musicians were on time.They were dressed very well and played beautifully.Highly recommended !
The group sounded great, looked professional, and showed up on time.
Fine Arts Ensemble helped make our wedding ceremony more meaningful with beautiful music! They were professional, dressed in tuxedos, and are fine musicians. They brought the type of dignity and finesse that befitted the somemnity of the occasion!
Our experience with TriState String Quartet was, by far, the easiest part of the wedding planning. The communication/preparation was simple and clear. They are a professional group and it shows in every way. Words cannot begin to express the quality and beauty of their performance. Our guests could not stop commenting on the beautiful music. If you are looking for a string quartet for your event, you need not look any further. They were amazing! Thank you so much Dimitri, you surpassed our expectations!
Jeff and Kim
Fine Arts Ensemble was well dressed and on time. Thank you
We could not have ask for any better music for the church. Everyone was very impressed. They were very easy to work with so we could focus on other things for the wedding.
Dimitri was very easy to work with. I had concerns about what to walk down the ailse to in a tiny chapel (which meant a short, short walk to the alter), and Dimitri helped with a knowledgeable choice (Jesu... it worked perfectly). The prelude music was lovely as well (Dimitri's selections). And my own selection of Sheep May Safely Graze played during communion/interlude was played beautifully.
Fine Arts Ensemble was fantastic! Thanks guys
FAE was AMAZING! The ceremony music was absolutely flawless and I'm pretty sure they're responsible for making all the guests cry (in a good way, lol). I chose the piano and cello duet and it sounded wonderful. Book them...you (and your guests) won't be disappointed!
I was very pleased with the Fine Arts Ensemble. They were timely in responding to my requests, they arrived on time for their performance and were dressed appropriately for a wedding. I was quite pleased with the responses and music they offered my guests. They were in all a fabulous find and I would hire them again in a minute!!
Our ceremony was in the garden which sometimes creates a problem getting people "ready" for the ceremony. The music set the stage for the event and set the mood for our kids' wedding. The musicians took a lot of care to ensure that the couple had the music that they wanted, but gave them direction as to what would be appropriate for the different times of the wedding. I have received numerous compliments on the music selection and beautiful "sound".
Fine Arts Ensemble was amazing at my wedding and their music was absolutely beautiful. I did a piano/cello duet and it was breathtaking. Dimitri is extremely timely in responding to any questions you may have via email or phone. He was very flexible in scheduling a time for the rehearsal. The duet showed up on time for the ceremony and were dressed for the occasion and conducted themselves in a very professional manner. I highly recommend Fine Arts Ensemble for anyone wanting quality, professional musicians for their wedding.
We were very pleased with our Cellist. Everything was wonderful and Ludwig was great!! Dimitri was easy to work with and did everything he promised to do. We loved the addition of a Cellist at the wedding. Thank you!!
This was one of the toughest vendor decisions I made. I am from gulfport, and I knew at the time I went looking that I was getting married outside and I knew of one song. I knew for certain that I wanted a violin and cello. That was the only decision I didn't want to compromise. We also had a friend of ours sing so this part was critical. I had hired a local lady who had talked me out of just about everything I wanted. I remember thinking to myself im the bride, your supposed to cater to what I want. Well needless to say I fired her. I paniced, seriously paniced. I was ony a few weeks out and down on money. I found Fine arts ensemble on wedding wire. I called three or four others before I contacted them, and I just didnt get that connection. I remember my first call to Fine Arts, Dimitri answered. I was almost in tears trying to explain to him what I wanted. I don't know that I even made it through the whole explanantion, and the words that came out of Dimitri mouth were "oh it will be fine, we will take care of you." I remember telling him that this woman told me i couldnt use the violin and the cello, and he reiterated my point that canon in D would not be the same without the violin and cello. I didn't know what songs worked and there were way too many to have to sit and find and listen to. I trusted Dimitri to do what he knew and what he was good at. Dimitri you were perfection. You are very talented and you run a great business. Thank you
Fine Arts Ensemble was an wonderful company to work with. Their musicians were very professional, in their appearance as well as in their performance. They were very easy to work with in selecting the music and musicians to play at our Venue. We had numerous people tell us how much more special our day was with the Violin and Harp playing during the ceremony. I would suggest this company to anyone planning their special wedding.
The music was beautiful, cannot wait to get my wedding videos in so I can really get a good listen.
Thank you all again, the music really made my ceremony. Great job to all of the musicians!
Dimitri and his wife were excellent performers. Since I paid for my wedding myself, I was on a very tight budget which meant that I spent less money for my wedding services. Dimitri treated me like I had paid millions for his service. He was very attentive to all of my needs and talked me through every step of the process. I did not need to chase after him on my wedding night to make sure it was the way I wanted. What bride has time to do that? It may sound crazy, but I even wrote simple lists of what I wanted and the other services I hired still did things their own way. My wedding was the most important night of my life so far. I would recommend anyone to hire Dimitri at Fine Arts Ensemble for any occasion especially if you want to hire someone and have no stress on your special occasion. They will show up and they will do exactly what you want. Also, I was very impressed with Dimitri's knowledge on the many parts of a wedding ceremony where music should be played.
we came all the way from Hamburg/Germany to get married in Magic Nola. And our wedding was perfect, not least because of really fantastic and touching music performance by Dimitri and David (violin/cello) . Despite of the fact we couldn't talk to them before and ecerything had to be arranged by mail-, they made all our wishes come true.Their music really touched our hearts and made that special moment unforgetable ! High quality, erfect coherence to ceremony, professional arrangement: We can warmly recommend this ensemble ( as I've just done the day before) . Once again: thank you so much, David and Dimitri !!!
I was very pleased with the Fine Arts Ensemble. They have performed for two weddings in my family. The music was beautiful. Dimitri is easy to work with and very helpful. I will hire them again if I have the occasion requiring classical music. Jeannette Knoll.
i couldn't have been happier with my decision to have Fine Arts Ensemble ply at my wedding!!They were very easy to work with and very accomodating.
We had a great expierence with our organist and they certainly were a large part of making the Mass that much more beautiful. Thanks, matt
Fine Arts Ensemble is a wonderful company to work with. Dimitri personally spoke with me about my song choices and worked with the organist at the church. Everything blended beautifully. It made my wedding service perfect!
Dimitri was so easy to work with and helped me out with a last minute time crunch - He knew St Louis Cathedrals Guidelines as he had experience performing there before! Beautiful music, Thanks again Dimitri! It was the cherry on the cake for us!
Excellent musicians! Very pleased with their performance and assistance picking out songs. Very professional in appearance. Would definitely recommend.
Dimitri and his wife provided such beautiful music for our November wedding. He was such a help with choosing which songs would be good choices for the ceremony music, and kept very close communication with me. They are true professionals and I know we made the right choice!
Dimitri and his wife were great to work with. I was having trouble choosing songs for every part of our ceremony and Dimitri offered his professional opinion and our ceremony went off without a hitch. The music was absolutely lovely! I would recommend Fine Arts ensemble to any of my friends.
The musicians were on time, extremely professional and very talented. The music sounded amazing! I have already recommended them to my friends who are currently planning their wedding!
I hired a cello and violin player for our ceremony. The artists were professional and the music was absolutely beautiful. It really set the tone for our wedding ceremony! Thanks FAE!!!
I found Fine Arts Ensemble on the internet and decided to take a chance with them. I was a bit nervous in the beginning because it was my wedding,i'd only heard their music from the website plus they would have to travel about an hour to get to me. Just so you know, EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL!!!! Just talking to Dimitri and getting everything(esp. the music)together was a breeze. Very professional, worth every penny, very patient, easy to get in contact with and my harpist did an excellent job for the ceremony. It was beautiful and all of my guests loved it. I'm so glad I went with this vendor(FAE) and would highly recommend them to anyone.
Dimitri was very professional, pleasant to work with and adapted to our needs very well. A very nice guy with talent!
I was incredibly happy with the Fine Arts ensemble from the minute I contacted them after seeing high ratings on the internet. Since I lived out of state it was wonderful to be able to talk to Demetri to make sure everything was ready. Demetri suggested songs that would go well together and was responsive to my questions. The two performs arrived early and were dressed formally and played while guest sat (starting in the rain turning quickly to New Orleans heat). The music was wonderful (although my poor planning led to a record 6 minute ceremony). The price was very reasonable for the quality received. This was my first point of contact for a destination wedding and it set a high bar. I would definitely recommend using Fine Arts Ensemble!
Everyone was amazed how beautiful the music was for the ceremony of my daughter's wedding. There was never a silent time in the ceremony. I had people from out of town that said, "I have never been to a ceremony so wonderful and I've been to alot of weddings!"
The Fine Arts Ensemble had music for us to choose from and we added a few other songs. It was perfect!!! Thank You!!!
Excellent service- and beautiful and outstanding music
Fabulous! They took care of every request like professionals. Would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks for an enjoyable experience for my daughter's outdoor wedding. Just what we wanted!
Dimitri played for my daughter's wedding at Sacred Heart Chapel on Saturday. The music was absolutely beautiful. He is so easy to work with and so professional. I would recommend his "Fine Arts Ensemble" to anyone without reservation.
I was very pleased with the services provided! Very professional! Very experienced! Very knowledgable! I will recommend to everyone! I got exactly what i was looking for. It was a little expensive...my ceremony was very short with no music necessary during the ceremony, but I am glad we chose them.
outstanding musicians and wonderful singer. Made the wedding more elegant and beautiful than we envisioned.
Dimitri is a very talented musician and we were thrilled to have him play our ceremony as part of a string quartet that he organized. His rates are very reasonable and he did a great job of custom arranging a number of our favorite songs.
In addition, he was prompt is responding to our barrage of emails/calls and always gave helpful suggestions. This helped to keep us calm in the months and weeks leading up to our wedding and on the big day itself.
I don't always provide feedback but when I do... it's because the vendor was excellent all around.
You will not be disappointed!
Stan & Jessie
They were easy to work with and provided quality performers for a reasonable cost.
Very elegant music! Exactly what we were looking for in our extravagant wedding!
Wonderful to work with, very accommodating with our music selections!
Everything was wonderful!
FAE was wonderful to work with. I highly recommend them. They were extremely professional as well as helpful, and their performance was stellar!
Dimitri was awesome! He did a fabulous job for our ceremony. I am so glad that I picked them for our wedding.
At the suggestion of our wedding planner, we hired Music by Fine Arts Ensemble for our daughter's wedding.
We found the whole experience to be very enjoyable.
Their website was so helpful. It was very user friendly and provided us with sample music selections. It was broken down by the various combinations of instruments.
Our daughter and her fiancee knew a couple of the songs they wanted played, but weren't sure what they wanted played before the ceremony. They consulted with Dimitri, and together, they were were able to come up with a beautiful selection of music that added to the wonderful memories of the wedding day.
The musicians were professional. They arrived on time, dressed appropriately and played beautifully!
The cost of the musicians was very reasonable.
I would highly recommend Music by Fine Arts Ensemble.
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We absolutely loved the Fine arts ensamble! They made the reception perfect! Every song was Beautiful and soothing. They were polite and on time despite the rain. I loved working with them.
You will be very Impressed by their talent!
Dimitri was very friendly and his performance was fantastic. It was nice to not have to worry about our music once we hired Dimitri. I would definitely recommend him.
Their music made our wedding exceptional! They were easy to deal with and always returned phone calls. We would highly recommend!
Demetri did the music for my wedding ceremony. From the first conversation to the actual ceremony, I had absolutely no doubts that he would be fantastic. He was very helpful in choosing the music to set the tone for my wedding and it was very comforting to talk to someone who made me feel like all of my needs and expectations would be met. The music he played for the ceremony was absolutely beautiful and everyone has said that it was one of the most beautiful weddings they have been to. I couldn't be more pleased with the music and highly recommend them for any occassion. He really made my wedding very special and extremely elegant.
5 stars indeed. Absolutely fabulous group of musicians- our state is very lucky to have performers like FAE. Our guests were quite shocked by the level of performing for a simple wedding and compared them with something they have heard only on CD's or TV. Very prompt and corteous service- booking process was a breeze! Highly recommend to anyone!
Dimitri & Gabriel provided the backdrop for a classy and memorable event. From assistance choosing the appropriate ensemble to honing in on the perfect musical selections, Dimitri exceeded my expectations. Their performance was solid and crisp. Being the bride, I just wish I would have had more time to sit and revel in the beauty of their music. Being a violinist myself, I can confidently recommend the Fine Arts Ensemble as reliable, talented, professional and not to mention the most reasonably priced. Thank you both!
I sincerely enjoyed working with FAE. The performance was lovely, and we received so many compliments on the musical selections as well as the quality of FAE.
Thank you for everything! We could not have been happier with Fine Arts Ensemble!
You guys did a fantastic job! Thank you so much for making our special day go a little smoother :) The music was beautiful!"
The music provided by the Fine Arts Ensemble was beyond expectation. Everything was handled in a professional manner and the quartet was exactly as described. I would highly recommend this group to anyone
who wished to hire a String Quartet. Their music is beautiful. We could not have been more pleased. Thank you very much, Dimitri.
It was a pleasure working with Dimitri in the coordination and execution of my client's ceremony music. I would love the opportunity to work with him again on future weddings and events!
I always rely on Fine Arts Ensemble for talented, reliable service and great advice on ceremony music!
Great for Ceremony music.
Great for a wedding ceremony.
Beautiful ...music was enchanting and was wonderful to work with.
Wonderful , a great touch of class to any event
Talented performers! Beautiful music and easy to work with!
Stunning sound. You cannot go wrong with the incredible sound quality of the the Fine Arts Ensemble for your wedding. This unique group has polished their performance to perfection and will add that special something to your special day!
Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Flute, Trumpet, Trio, String Quartet, Singer, Piano, Organ.
We offer live music for all occasions, including weddings, private parties, corporate events, and special family occasions. The Fine Arts Ensemble expands to include other
professional musicians, including String Quartet, wind instruments, and even harp and bagpipes, according to client’s preferences.
Affordable and unsurpassed performance quality for every budget.
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WEEKLY ARTICLE: Professional vs. Amateur or Student Musicians
While you may be tempted to shop for musicians based solely on price, be sure to check any musician’s credentials before
signing on the dotted line.
Many musicians who charge substantially less may be amateurs or students. Amateur musicians have other day jobs, and
may or may not have had advanced training in music. You may come across student musicians from the top music
conservatories in the country who are able to perform beautifully, but may lack experience.
Professional musicians hold advanced degrees in music and make their living performing and teaching music. Their resumes
should reflect a wide variety of performance experience, including orchestral, chamber and solo work, as well as any awards
and honors they have received. These musicians have the experience to help clients select the perfect music for any event,
and to perform it effortlessly.
When you contact musicians you are considering hiring for an event, the first step is to provide the date and time of the
occasion to check their availability. Many musicians book up to a year in advance, so this step is best done as early as
Getting to know the musicians:
Most musicians have materials readily available so you can get to know them and their services. These include a functional
website, promotional materials, a demo CD or sound clips available online. Because musician schedules can be hectic, it is
not always possible to meet with an ensemble before signing a contract to secure your date. For that reason, review all
materials carefully and listen to the ensemble’s recordings to ensure that they are of a desirable quality.
Getting a price quote:
Musician fees are highly individual and vary based on the type and location of each event. While many ensembles provide
sample prices in their promotional materials, it is best to request a personalized quote in writing.
Signing the contract:
Once you have decided to hire an ensemble, a contract will be sent to you which outlines the terms of service and payment
information. Most musicians will not secure a date for a client unless the contract and deposit are received, and considering
how far in advance musicians are usually booked, this is a step that should be taken as soon as you have decided which
musicians you would like to work with.
Planning the event:
Any quality music provider will schedule a consultation with their clients to select music for their event. Wedding
ceremonies require particular attention because specific works are chosen for performance.
When musicians are hired for background music, however, there may not be a need for an extensive consultation because the
music selections are most often chosen by the musicians. It is important in either case, however, to discuss when musicians
are to begin and end their performance, and when and if breaks are to be taken, as well as any other details unique to each
Enjoy the rewards:
Once the booking, contract and planning stages are complete, the musicians handle the rest. The music will be rehearsed, and
musicians will arrive prepared to provide a beautiful atmosphere for your special occasion!