2022 was an incredible year for Duo d’Amore, and one that we will remember for a long time. As most people in the performing arts sector will tell you, it started very badly, amidst lockdowns, COVID, and not being able to perform. Not only that, but for us in the wedding and event industry, we had so many couples and clients that had to reschedule repeatedly (some couples rescheduled up to 4 times!!) due to the changing rules and regulations. However, once we did get to share our gift of music and perform for them, it was really with an abundant and heartfelt sense of joy!
In Ontario, we perform mainly in Toronto and the GTA, the Niagara region, Stratford, London and Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge, Ottawa-Gatineau as well as in emerging regions such as Grey-Bruce. Our violin and cello duo even performed a beach wedding near Kincardine! We are proud to be a preferred vendor at several wineries (including Cave Springs and Vineland Estates) and other event venues as well, such as the Le Belvedere in Gatineau and Aquatopia in Ottawa. As well as performing for wedding ceremonies and receptions, we also performed at quite a few corporate events, which is a nice change of pace.
Moving further west, we had s number of corporate events and wedding ceremonies in Winnipeg which were lots of fun to perform at. In Alberta and B.C. we performed for wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions, and you cannot beat the views, totally stunning!
Out on the east coast, the string trio seemed to be the most popular string ensemble this year, and we performed for quite a few indoor and outdoor events, one of which was so windy we won’t forget that for a while!
What is new for 2023? We are always working on new projects and updates. Our website got a major overhaul in 2021/2022, and we are incredibly happy with the result. Our music selection is also always expanding—we are hard at work learning new pop music and have just updated our list for 2023-2024.
We received a number of fantastic reviews from clients that we were so privileged to meet and perform for. Here are just a few from 2022:
It Was Music to Our Ears
I would strongly recommend Duo D’Amore as a premier company with which to deal for any event. Their client communication is exceptional, their professionalism is outstanding and they go above and beyond to ensure a positive customer experience.
They added value and enhanced our event and we couldn’t have been happier with the quality of the musician and their performance. If you’re looking for a proactive, proficient and skilled company to enrich your event, look no further than Duo D’Amore. K. Krull.
Talented musicians who made my ceremony and cocktail hour extra special!
We booked a strings duo with Duo d’Amore for our ceremony and cocktail hour music after they performed at my father in-law’s wedding. They really stood out to us there and they actually provided incredibly reasonable prices compared to many other people we had hired. When we had to postpone our wedding, they were generous, flexible, and only charged a nominal fee for rescheduling. They provided suggestions for repertoire (modern, classic, etc.) but I didn’t really had any strong preferences except for my walk down the aisle. I basically told them what song I wanted (Can’t Help Falling in Love, which was a TEAR JERKER the way they performed) and asked for a more modern repertoire for the rest. They followed my instructions and were phenomenal. I actually got some texts before the ceremony had started since they were performing for guests as they arrived, and guests were very happy with the songs and impressed. We had an indoor/outdoor venue with the dinner inside and bar/ceremony/grounds outside for guests. Unfortunately, because of extreme heat and humidity, our cocktail hour was moved indoors for the sake of food safety (we had a live sushi station). The guests didn’t get to avail of the live music outside as much as I had hoped, but anyone who went out for the bar would have at least enjoyed these talented artists.
Thank you Duo d’Amore for making my walk down the aisle and ceremony the most unforgettable, romantic experience – I do believe it contributed to my new husband’s tears! Laura, bride.
We are very much looking forward to performance in 2023!