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vWedding ceremony string ensemble Vancouver Club. Crystal and Sid’s wedding ceremony at the Vancouver Club on August 23 2013, Vancouver BC. We first spoke with Crystal and Sid in March of 2013, and they emailed us for a quote for their wedding ceremony. After listening to our samples online and chatting with me they were very excited to book us for their day. Well, that day has come and gone, and the wedding was spectacular as often happens at the Vancouver Club.

Pop, easy lisetning string duo music

The prelude started at 5pm, and we performed a mixture of classical and modern pop songs, including Henry Mancini’s Moon River and Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World. When the bridesmaids and everyone else in the 10 person wedding party were lined up and ready to walk down the aisle, our violinist and cellist performed a lovely and soft rendition of Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love. For the bride’s processional we performed the popular A Thousand Years by Christina Perry. During the quiet moments in the signing, Lucky by Jason Mraz was played, followed by the more upbeat and celebratory Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve.

Wedding ceremony string ensemble Vancouver Club: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Ceremony venue: Vancouver Club


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Wedding ceremony string ensemble Vancouver Club

About our string ensembles Vancouver

Duo d’Amore is an award winning string ensemble, made up of professional violinists, violists and cellists. Together we have versatile string ensembles such a s solo violinists and cellists, string duos, string trios and quartets. We perform a wide variety of music including pop, Top40 and classical for weddings, special and corporate events.

How do we book your services?

Booking is simple. We send you a booking form to sign, and return to us with a deposit.

Do you perform for more than the ceremony?

Yes! We can perform for the cocktail hour through dinner, and any other moment where music is appropriate such as the first dance of the couple.

What types of music do you perform?

We perform pop, top40, video game music, jazz standards etc, and also take requests! Here is our current list of pop music, and we are always expanding and growing our list of music selections

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 around Newmarket. 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 around Toronto. 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.

The String Trio

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. We recommend this ensemble for 150-200 guests. The string trio a great mid size ensemble that is an excellent option for an outdoor wedding or large church wedding.

The String Quartet

Our string quartet is the largest wedding ensemble that we have for hire. We often recommend the string quartet for large gatherings, receptions, weddings and events with 200 or more guests. The string quartet is one of our more versatile ensembles, as we can perform everything from Bach, Beethoven and Brahms in the classical spectrum, to pop, jazz, folk, Top40 and beyond.

Choosing wedding ceremony and reception music

Duo d’Amore has one of Canada’s largest collections of wedding pop and classical music for our string ensembles. In general here is what we recommend for a wedding ceremony. Of course, every ceremony is different and we like to customize things to suit your plans and ideas. We also have lots more wedding music planning ideas and resources on our blog, here.

Custom musical arrangements

We often arrange music specifically for our brides and grooms. Imagine that you want a certain song and you want to walk in to a specific part of that–we can tailor this to suit. Ask us about our custom song arrangements.

Listen to music samples:

Visit our website to listen to pop and classical wedding favourites performed by our musicians: Listen to samples here.

Exceptional Live music

Recommended venues for our string quartet wedding ensembles in Vancouver.

Stanley Park Pavilion

Stanley Park Pavilion is a beautiful and historic venue. It 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.

Brock House

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. As well as the size of your guest list, your preferred style and ambiance.

Our Professional Violinist for wedding Vancouver

Kathryn Hintersteininger

Violinist for wedding Vancouver
Wedding ceremony string ensemble Vancouver Club

Kathryn Hintersteininger is passionate about creating different sonic textures and colours. An active orchestral and chamber musician, she has performed with Vancouver Opera, Ethos Collective, Orchestra Armonia, and the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. Kathryn has also performed with the Kamloops, Prince George, and Vancouver Island Symphonies.


Notable collaborations include performing as soloist for Vivaldi’s “Winter” with the Plastic Acid Orchestra.Touring with tenor Ken Lavigne, and premiering Elizabeth Knudson’s opera “The Painted Brain” for Tom Cone’s Opera Project. A strong advocate for music education, Kathryn has been on faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music. She taught private lessons and led the string orchestra programs. Presently she teaches music in the Burnaby School District. Education: B.Mus., UVic (2006); M.Mus., DePaul University (2008); B.Ed., UBC (2011).

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