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Corporate Entertainment Ottawa. Our string trio (two violins and cello) was hired to perform for a corporate reception on February 28th for SNC Lavelin’s customer reception at the Westin Ottawa. The event was held at Daly’s on the third floor, and we were happy to perform for the guests. Most guests were between the ages of 25-65. We created an interesting and fun playlist of upbeat pop as well as classical music.

“Thanks so much for organizing. Your crew was on-time and awesome. Lots of great feedback.”

Engage your audience with live music

Corporate events are an excellent opportunity to network, promote your brand, and build relationships with clients and colleagues. However, planning a successful corporate event can be a daunting task. Finding the right entertainment to engage your audience is crucial. There are many entertainment options to choose from. Hiring a string ensemble can be a unique and powerful way to make your event stand out. In this blog post, we’ll explore the power of corporate entertainment and why a string ensemble is the perfect choice for your next event. From creating a sophisticated atmosphere to setting the tone for the evening, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the benefits of hiring a string ensemble and how it can make your next corporate event unforgettable.

Build and maintain relationships

Corporate events are an excellent opportunity for businesses to showcase their products, services, and brand to potential customers and partners. These events are crucial for building and maintaining relationships. They can also be dry and engaging, leaving attendees uninspired and unimpressed.

This is where the power of corporate entertainment comes into play, and why your next event needs a string ensemble. Not only does live music create an engaging and enjoyable atmosphere, but it also has numerous benefits for businesses.


One of the most significant benefits of corporate entertainment is that it can help to create a positive and memorable experience for attendees. Live music has the power to evoke emotion and connect with people on a personal level, creating a lasting impression of your brand. In addition, a string ensemble can provide a touch of elegance and sophistication to your event. The beautiful and refined sounds of a violin, viola, and cello can elevate the ambiance of any venue and create a sense of class and exclusivity.

Corporate entertainment also has the potential to improve employee morale and engagement. When employees feel appreciated and valued by their employer, they are more likely to be productive and motivated. A string ensemble can create a relaxing and enjoyable environment that can help employees unwind and feel appreciated for their hard work.

Lastly, live music can help to reinforce your brand message and values. By carefully selecting music that aligns with your brand and messaging, you can create a cohesive and memorable experience that leaves a lasting impact on attendees.

Corporate entertainment is a powerful tool for businesses looking to create a positive and memorable experience for their attendees. By incorporating a string ensemble into your next event, you can elevate the ambiance, improve employee morale, and reinforce your brand message, leaving a lasting impression on attendees.


What ensembles do you offer?

We offer, solo violinists, solo cellists, violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet.

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 corporate events 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 at a venue or indoors at a venue like The National Arts Centre, a single violinist is a great choice.

The solo cello

Like the solo violin, a solo cellist is a great option for slightly smaller corporate events 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. Here are several excellent and popular songs for the solo cello.

The violin and cello duo

The violin and cello duo, or string duet, is made up of one violin player and one cello player. It is our most requested string ensemble for hire. 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.

What size of group/event would you recommend for a violin and cello duo string ensemble?

The short answer is we often recommend the violin and cello duo for between 50-150 guests. But 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, the easier it is for us to recommend a string ensemble that will sound the best and fit with the wedding or special event that you are planning. Contact us here

The String Trio

The string trio is made up of the violin and cello, with the addition of a third filler instrument. This is typically a violin or viola.

What size of group/event would you recommend for a violin and cello duo string 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, but not as large or rich sound as the string quartet, the string trio fits right in the middle of the string ensembles that we offer.

The string quartet-our largest ensemble

Our string quartet is the largest string ensembles that we have for hire. The string quartet has a long and rich history, dating back to the classical period of music in the 18th century. During this time, composers such as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven wrote some of the most famous and enduring string quartet works, which are still performed today. 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 and corporate events.

Music options for corporate events

Duo d’Amore has an impressively large list of pop and classical music. We can tailor the music to suit your corporate event.


Recent Corporate clients include:

TD Bank

Porche Centre Langley

Ottawa Hospital Foundation

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Professional Property Managers Association-Manitoba

Event Strategy Group, Ltd.

Pearl and Pine Retirement Residences Burlington ON

Fidelity Investments

Maison Simons

Holt Renfrew

VIA Rail

SNC Lavalin

Aviva Canada


Sample performances

Listen to Duo d’Amore here



We are proud to be one of the most reviewed String Quartet and ensembles for weddings and corporate events in all of Canada:–e8347

Corporate Entertainment Ottawa. Our string trio performance at a corporate reception for SNC Lavelin at Daly's at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa
Corporate Entertainment Ottawa violinist and cellist string ensemble

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