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I have led two highly successful string groups in Chicago for almost two decades, The Amadeus Chamber Ensemble, and currently String Theory Chamber Ensemble, Chicago’s most popular string ensemble. I have received a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from Chicago’s prestigious Roosevelt University, and have played with many of Chicagoland’s finest orchestras. Quartetto Solo is my latest creation, my solo project. I have performed for over 700 Chicago weddings, it is something I truly love and am very passionate about. Performing for a couple’s most special day is magical, and quite an honor.
What I do is unique. There are many other musical ensembles that offer a solo string player for your wedding. The violin is truly a beautiful instrument, but a solo violin on its own is not a full or loud enough sound to satisfy (or be appropriate for) most wedding ceremonies, and definitely not cocktail or dinner hours. If you are thinking of hiring an actual string quartet, make sure to ask if they will be using an amplification system worthy of covering all of your attendees. One of the most common complaints I hear about live strings is that the attendees could not hear their music unless they were standing right next to them. Acoustic strings are notoriously quiet, especially in the midst of enthusiastic party-goers. This is never an issue with Quartetto Solo.
When you hire Quartetto Solo, you get many different ensembles in one elegant package – String Quartet, Piano Trio, Violin & Piano, Violin & Guitar, etc.. I can play (and provide microphones for your event) anywhere, even where there is no electrical power handy. The reason for this is, among my considerable arsenal of sound amplification gear, I own the highest quality battery powered PA systems and equipment. So no matter where you’re getting married, even if that is in the middle of a forest, a gorgeous park, or on the beach, I’ll be there to provide the perfect mood for your special day.