String Ensemble Vancouver: Andrea and Russell cocktail reception at Cecil Green Park House, August 24, 2012, violin and cello duo, Vancouver BC. Our violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet play many different kinds of events, though most often, we are hired to perform for a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and sometimes the dinner as well. It’s not very often when we are hired only for the cocktail hour, but it is actually refreshing to play after the ceremony has ended, as we did at the Cecil Green Park House in Vancouver. This is a great option for brides and grooms that perhaps have the music sorted out for the ceremony, but want something special and unique, as well as upbeat and fun for the cocktail hour. As always we enjoyed every minute and received lost of compliments from the guests!
Bride’s Hair: Jinesa McCaw from Pamper Me Pretty
Bride’s Makeup: Jinesa McCaw from Pamper Me Pretty
Photography and photo credit: Blu studios
Wedding Dress: St. Patrick
Florist: Stephanie Dieleman
About Duo d’Amore’s string ensembles
The solo violin
The smallest bowed string instrument in the violin family is the violin. It is also the quietest instrument, but that does not mean that it cannot produce a sound. Don’t forget that violin soloists regularly perform with a 50-100 piece orchestra, in a large hall seating 2000 or more people, and the solo violin can be heard over the entire orchestra, and at the very back of the concert hall. How? This comes down to the skill of the violinist, and positioning. This is why at wedding ceremonies for example we often are quite picky about the exact spot where our violinists and ensembles perform, no matter if the string ensemble is outdoors or indoors a single violinist is a great choice.
Duo d’Amore’s solo violinist is a great option for those who want live music but have a smaller budget. The solo violinist performs classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and intimate dinners.
The solo cello
Like the solo violin, a solo cellist is a great option for slightly smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions. Larger than the violin, it is very resonant, and can play an equally wide range of music. Clients that hire the solo cello and solo violin for weddings and events often have a guest list of under 50, but not necessarily so.
The violin and cello duo
The violin and cello duo, or string duet, is made up of one violin player and one cello player. This is our most requested string ensemble for hire in Vancouver. Having both the violin, which is able to play soaring melodies, and the cello which is able to anchor and often accompany, while having an even larger sound it is no wonder that this is our most popular string ensemble. I like to imagine that the violin is like the right hand of the piano and the cello is the left had of the piano, together they can play almost anything, and that is another reason that it is our most popular ensembles.
Duo d’Amore’s violin and cello duo is a popular choice for weddings. The duo consists of a violinist and a cellist who play together, creating a beautiful, harmonious sound. The duo’s repertoire includes classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and dinner parties.
What size of group/event would you recommend for a violin and cello duo string ensemble?
We often recommend the violin and cello duo for between 50-150 guests. When mic’s, we have performed for over 600, so it all depends. The more that we know about the type of event that you are hosting in Vancouver, the easier it is for us to recommend a string ensemble that will sound the best and fit with the event that you are planning. Contact us here https://duodamore.com/contact-us/
The String Trio Vancouver
The string trio is made up of the violin and cello, with the addition of a third instrument. Often this is a violin or viola.
What size of group/event would you recommend for a string quartet ensemble?
This larger string ensemble is suited for events with over 200 guests, and larger venues in general. With a slightly larger sound than the violin and cello duo, the string trio fits right in the middle of the string ensembles that we offer.
Wedding String quartet Vancouver
Our string quartet is the largest wedding ensemble that we have for hire in Vancouver. The string quartet has a long and rich history. This dates back to the classical period of music in the 18th century. Composers such as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven wrote some of the most famous and enduring string quartet works. In the 19th century, the string quartet continued to be an important genre, with composers such as Schubert and Brahms producing some of their most notable works in this format. During this time, the string quartet also began to be used for more private, intimate occasions such as weddings.
What type of music do you perform?
Pop, Top40, Jazz, Classical
Duo d’Amore’s string quartet has an extensive repertoire that includes classical pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach, as well as contemporary pieces by popular artists such as Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars. Their ability to perform a mix of classical and contemporary pieces makes them a perfect fit for any event, regardless of the theme or atmosphere.
Here is our current list of pop music that is always being updated:
Recommended venues for our wedding ensembles in Vancouver.
Stanley Park Pavilion
Located in the heart of Stanley Park, the Stanley Park Pavilion is a beautiful and historic venue that offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception. The venue can accommodate up to 250 guests and features stunning views of the park and the city.
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a luxurious and iconic hotel in downtown Vancouver that offers a variety of elegant event spaces for weddings of all sizes. The hotel can accommodate up to 500 guests and offers a range of packages and services to make your wedding day unforgettable.
The Brock House is a heritage mansion located on Jericho Beach in Vancouver. The venue features beautiful gardens and a waterfront view, making it a perfect location for an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. The Brock House can accommodate up to 160 guests.
University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft
Hycroft is a beautiful Edwardian mansion located in the heart of Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighborhood. The venue features stunning architecture and beautiful gardens, making it a perfect location for an elegant wedding. Hycroft can accommodate up to 200 guests.
The Vancouver Club
The Vancouver Club is a private members’ club located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The venue offers a range of elegant event spaces, including a grand ballroom, a rooftop garden, and private dining rooms. The Vancouver Club can accommodate up to 250 guests.
These are just a few of the many beautiful wedding venues in and near Vancouver, BC. When choosing a venue, be sure to consider your budget, the size of your guest list, and your preferred style and ambiance.
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