My daughter knew Mark Bergman and suggested we hire them for her wedding this past Saturday. I wrote and Nancy Jin responded promptly and enthusiastically. They were willing to play every song my daughter requested outside of their list and their list was quite extensive, giving us so many options to choose from. My family was particularly moved when they played Somewhere Over the Rainbow, in memory of my mother, mother-in-law and friend who was killed at VT and the groom's grandmother.
Virtuosi Strings definitely added to the ambiance of the cocktail party that followed; everyone enjoyed the party and the event. Highly recommended!
They were completely on top of everything for the wedding ceremony. We had our ceremony in a Catholic church and this company was familiar with the protocol of the church.
The musicians were timely and well versed. The music was beautiful and exactly what I had expected!
We used this group for our ceremony music and they were wonderful. Nancy is extremely responsive. She also provided links to samples of all the common pieces online so it was extremely convenient for me to listen to them and select the pieces. They also did a great job arranging segments from a soundtrack for our exit piece. Thank you Virtuosi Strings!
Nancy and her colleagues are exceptionally gifted musicians, who truly helped to make my wedding reception elegant and memorable. I had done extensive research on local string trios and quartets before I made my final selection, and Virtuosi Strings were by far the most professional, responsive, flexible, and reasonably priced ensemble that I found. They exceeded my expectations in every way.
They were worth every penny! Nancy was easy to work with. I think the music was the hardest selection we had to make because we also had some restrictions by the church. Nancy sent us some music selections and helped us stick to the churches rules.
They were on time, came in and worked well with the other musicians for the ceremony (vocalist, pianist) and came over to wish us congratulations when we went back into the church for a few.
We highly recommend.
I booked this group with less than two weeks left before the wedding day. Now after the fact, I am so glad that I decided to go with a strings group. It really added a touch of class to the wedding ceremony, and they sounded great. I played the flute up through high school so I know when groups sound good together. Their music was soft and had the right balance between parts. Nancy was super easy to work with and I would work with them again!
These guys were great performers and easy to work with! During the booking process, they were extremely responsive and professional. They are also pretty versatile with the music selection. I asked them to play an un-traditional recessional piece and they did a great job.
But great music was not the only thing they delivered. They also took the initiative to suggest a placement different from what I originally planned which turned out to be SO MUCH better than what I had in mind. They clearly knew what they were doing and provided a great value overall to us.
Thanks for helping me realize a relaxing garden wedding with beautiful string music.
My (now) wife and I hired Virginia Virtuosi to play at our ceremony in D.C. this November. We went through the bid process on Wedding Wire and heard back from a bunch of artists. Ultimately we decided to go with this group because, of all the string groups we spoke with, they were basically the most responsive, most professional, and in terms of price, I think very reasonable and a good value in comparison to the other quotes I received. We decided to have string music at our ceremony on a fairly short notice and needed a quick turn-around time. I contacted numerous bands, and Mark, the leader of this group, was always the first to write back and give us answers.
Then we sent them the list of the pieces we wanted them to play at the ceremony, and the order, and they were very easy to work with and totally accomodating. I sent Mark a long email with pieces and order and timing and such, and his only response was "No problem, we'll be happy to do it," which was pretty nice to hear when I was dealing with a million other things. They were also very good at working with our officiant to get on the same timeline without me having to do any running in between them.
They also sounded really good at the ceremony, which obviously was the most important part. It wouldn't have mattered how nice and professional they are if the music was bad. It's hard to know if the bands are any good just by listening to samples on their various websites, so I was hoping VV would sound as good as it does on its website. But I was very pleasantly surprised at the ceremony. They sounded really great. I was focused on other things obviously at the time and wasn't there for the whole thing (they also played while guests were being seated before either I or the bride arrived), but our guests really raved about them afterwards.
I think if you want a really good string trio, at a reasonable cost, and very easy to work with, I would recommend this group 100%.
Great group! Great music! Great value! Everyone loved the ceremony music!
Beautiful music with highly skilled musicians. A must book for elegant events.
Virtuosi Strings is the premier choice for a variety of occasions including:
Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies
Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs
Special Dinners, Lunches, and Brunches
Virtuosi Strings is a fully professional ensemble with experience enhancing hundreds of weddings and events in the Washington metropolitan area. As full-time professionals, we are available during the day to assist you in every aspect of your plans including music selection and timeline management. Our unique and personalized client relationship ensures customer satisfaction. But don’t just take our word for it, check out our web site and read what others have to say about us!
1. Most ceremonies include three pieces of music. One piece is usually for the processional, which is a stately composition accompanying the bridal party down the aisle. Traditional choices include Bach’s Air on a G String or Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. A second piece is usually selected specifically for the Bride. This is typically slower in tempo. Traditional choices include Pachelbel’s Cannon in D. Finally, a lively recessional is played after the ceremony is complete. Traditional choices include Jeremiah Clark’s Trumpet Voluntary, Of course, it is YOUR ceremony, so select music as you see fit. The cultural background of the wedding couple may suggest music like Mobarak Bad or Simon Tov and Mazel Tov. We have played all kinds of music for wedding ceremonies, including selections by Coldplay and Motown classics by The Temptations!