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Calgary Wedding Violinist Cellist: Daniele and Brian

Calgary Wedding Violinist Cellist: Daniele and Brian wedding ceremony at the Prince House, Heritage Park, violin and cello duo, September 6.
Calgary Wedding Violinist Cellist: Daniele and Brian

Calgary Wedding Violinist Cellist: Daniele and Brian wedding ceremony at the Prince House, Heritage Park, violin and cello duo, September 6. We work very hard to provide our clients with a wide range of interesting music to choose from, including classical, pop, fiddle tunes rock and everything in between, and it’s always nice when clients send us their selections for each part of the ceremony, such as the processional, signing, communion, offering, sand ceremony etc. But, its also nice when the clients leave the selections up to us, and that is exactly what happened with this ceremony at the Prince House, and it was excellent and a surprise for the couple.

“Thanks for being there doing an awesome job! Our guests and us were enjoying the music”

Daniele and Brian

About Duo d’Amore and our string ensembles

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

Whatever the size and scope of your wedding or event, there is a string ensemble that will perfectly suit the occasion. Listed below is an overview of our string ensembles, and some general remarks about the size of wedding or event where they are best suited. Every event is unique and we suggest that you contact us so that we can plan and customize a string ensemble for your special occasion. Contact us here https://duodamore.com/contact-us/

How to book us?

Booking is easy! Contact us here https://duodamore.com/contact-us/ and tell us about the wedding or event you are planning. We will send a booking form for you to fill out and send back to us with a deposit. That’s it!

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 large sound. Don’t forget that violin soloists regularly perform with a 50-100 piece orchestra. This is in a large hall seating 2000 or more people, and the solo violin can be heard over the entire orchestra. How? This comes down to the skill of the violinist, and positioning. And 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

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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 one violin player and one cello player. And this is our most requested string ensemble for hire. As well, 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 all types of events. 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.

The String Trio

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The string trio is made up of the violin and cello, with the addition of a third instrument. And most often this is a violin or viola. We recommend this ensemble for 150-200 guests.

The String Quartet

Our string quartet is the largest ensemble that we have for hire. We often recommend the string quartet for large gatherings, receptions 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.

What areas of Canada do you serve?

Duo d’Amore has garnered a stellar reputation for catering to destination weddings across a multitude of cities in Canada. Their extensive network of talented musicians spans various regions, allowing them to provide exquisite live string performances for couples seeking a touch of musical elegance at their corporate event.. Their ability to curate local string ensembles in these diverse locales ensures that couples can experience the beauty of live string music tailored to their unique wedding destination. With their expertise in providing enchanting melodies, Duo d’Amore seamlessly weaves the magic of live strings into the tapestry of unforgettable moments, enhancing the ambiance and creating cherished memories for couples and their guests alike. We serve the following cities across Canada:

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Banff
  • Canmore
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Winnipeg
  • Toronto/GTA
  • Peterborough
  • Saskatoon
  • Sudbury
  • North Bay
  • Mississauga
  • Oakville
  • Burlington
  • Hamilton
  • Niagara
  • London
  • Kitchener
  • Waterloo
  • Cambridge
  • Caledon
  • Vaughan
  • Markham
  • Owen Sound
  • Collingwood
  • Ottawa
  • Kingston
  • Gatineau
  • Wakefield
  • Kanata
  • North Gower
  • Montreal
  • Halifax
  • Charlottetown

Top Reviewed string ensemble

Duo d’Amore stands as a distinguished and highly praised string ensemble, earning exceptional reviews and top ratings on both WeddingWire and Google platforms. Their remarkable performances and dedication to delivering musical excellence have garnered them widespread acclaim from couples and clients across Canada. On WeddingWire, Duo d’Amore has consistently received glowing testimonials, highlighting their professionalism, versatility, and ability to add an exquisite touch to weddings.

Stellar Reputation

Their mastery in creating enchanting atmospheres through live string music has led to a plethora of five-star ratings, earning them a coveted spot among the top-reviewed wedding music providers. Moreover, on Google, their reputation remains stellar, with clients commending their flawless execution, captivating performances, and their knack for tailoring music to suit diverse preferences and wedding styles. Duo d’Amore’s unwavering commitment to musical artistry, coupled with their stellar customer service, continues to position them as a sought-after and highly acclaimed choice for couples seeking a sublime musical experience on their special day.

Huge List of Pop Music

At Duo d’Amore, our selection of pop music for string ensembles reflects our passion for bridging the gap between classical and contemporary genres. We carefully curate a repertoire that showcases the versatility of string instruments, infusing each piece with our unique interpretation and style. From the soulful melodies of Adele to the infectious rhythms of Bruno Mars, we breathe new life into beloved pop hits, captivating audiences with our seamless blend of elegance and energy. Our goal is to create unforgettable musical experiences that resonate deeply with listeners, transcending boundaries and celebrating the timeless appeal of pop music through the rich sounds of classical strings.

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What type of weddings does your string quartet and string ensembles perform at in Calgary?

We perform at all kinds of weddings such as non-denominational weddings, Catholic weddings, Jewish Weddings, Christian weddings, Orthodox weddings and many others.

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We have solo violinists, cellists, and ensembles such as string duos, violin and cello does, string trios and quartets.

Listing our Wedding String Quartet and string ensembles Calgary

Whatever the size and scope of your wedding or event, there is a string ensemble that will perfectly suit the occasion. Listed below is an overview of our string ensembles, and some general remarks about the size of wedding or event where they are best suited. Every event is unique and we suggest that you contact us so that we can plan and customize a string ensemble for your special occasion. Contact us here https://duodamore.com/contact-us/

What type of weddings does your string quartet and ensembles perform at?

We perform at all kinds of weddings such as non-denominational weddings, Catholic weddings, Jewish Weddings, Christian weddings, Orthodox weddings and many others.

How many songs do you perform at a wedding ceremony?

We always feel that the more music, the better! Depending on what you would like and the type of wedding ceremony you are having, here is what we recommend for a ceremony?

Prelude (as guests arrive) 3-5 songs

Processional: 1 or 2 songs (1 song for both the wedding party and bride or 1 song for wedding party, another song for bride)

The wedding part and bridal party music can really be anything, but a contrast between the wedding party and bride is recommended.

Signing: 1 classical song, or 2 pop songs

The signing is the portion of the ceremony where the marriage documents are signed by the bride, groom, officiant and witnesses. Generally, slower more contemplative music is chosen for this portion.

Recessional: 1 song

This is the part of the ceremony where the bride and groom exit the venue, and upbeat, fun and exciting music really helps to create a festive mood.

Can you perform after the ceremony as well?

Yes, our ensembles can perform during the cocktail hour, the first dance, dinner etc.

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Sample Programs

Here are several sample programs we have put together:

Consider slower less upbeat pop music guests arrive:

The prelude before the ceremony is a great time to include less upbeat pop music, as guests will be chatting. As well, we like to recommend that this is the time to include a wide variety of different styles, think classic rock, top40, the Beatles etc–a little something for everyone. Listen now: https://duodamore.com/samples/

Gradually add more contemporary/pop top 40

Add some contemporary selections: Contemporary music can add a modern touch to your playlist and appeal to a wider range of guests. Consider incorporating popular songs like “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri or “All of Me” by John Legend. As the ceremony progresses, we incorporate additional current pop music.

Incorporate special songs: Consider adding special songs that have meaning to you and your partner. It could be your first dance song, song from your first date or song that holds special memories for the both of you.

Vary the moods: Mix up the moods of the songs on your playlist to keep things interesting. Consider adding upbeat songs for the reception, and slower, more contemplative songs for the ceremony. Here are some ideas: https://www.brides.com/upbeat-love-songs-4799999

Signing of the register is a time for reflection

The signing of the marriage documents is a time to stop and reflect, and the choice of music should reflect that. This is the time to really slow things down. There may be time for one or even two pop songs, and don’y forget classical. The slower, quieter song choices really make whatever is chosen for the upbeat recessional “pop”.

The recessional exit music is a time for upbeat high energy music

As the bride and groom exits, this is a great time for fun, high energy music–after all, a wedding is a celebration!

Tell your story

Make a playlist that tells your love story: Create a playlist that tells the story of your relationship, by adding songs that hold special memories for the both of you.

Wedding areas near Calgary-Wedding Strings Calgary

When searching for the perfect wedding venue, there are several key elements to consider that will shape your celebration into a truly memorable experience. The location should be accessible and convenient for both you and your guests. It should reflect your desired ambiance and style – whether that’s rustic charm, urban chic, or timeless elegance.

Size of Venue

Ensure the venue can comfortably accommodate your guest list and is available on your chosen date. This means provisions for a Plan B in case of weather changes for outdoor venues. Look for venues that offer a range of services and amenities. From in-house catering to bridal suites, and that are flexible enough to accommodate your personal touches. Read reviews, seek recommendations, and thoroughly review contracts to ensure transparency on pricing and policies. A well-chosen venue not only sets the stage for your celebration but also provides a canvas upon which your unique love story can unfold.

Banff and Canmore

These mountain towns are located just outside of Calgary and offer stunning natural landscapes, making them popular choices for weddings. Venues like the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Silvertip Resort are well-known for their picturesque settings.

Downtown Calgary

The city itself has numerous event spaces, hotels, and ballrooms that can host weddings. The Calgary Zoo, The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, and the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel are some examples.

Heritage Park Historical Village

This living history museum offers unique settings with historical buildings and beautiful gardens, creating a charming atmosphere for weddings.

Azuridge Estate Hotel

Located in Priddis, just outside Calgary, this luxury estate offers a blend of modern amenities and natural surroundings. It a popular choice for upscale weddings.

The Lake House

Situated on Lake Bonavista, this venue offers waterfront views and a rustic yet elegant atmosphere for weddings.

Spruce Meadows

Known for its equestrian events, Spruce Meadows offers versatile event spaces and beautiful outdoor areas. These can be transformed into unique wedding venues.

Ranche Restaurant

This historic restaurant located in Fish Creek Provincial Park and provides a rustic and charming setting for weddings. Accommodates both indoor and outdoor options.

Additional Options:

Skyline

The Rooftop Bar at Simmons

This rooftop bar in downtown Calgary offers panoramic city views and a trendy atmosphere. This makes it a great choice for couples looking for a modern and urban wedding venue.

Rouge Restaurant

Known for its fine dining and elegant atmosphere, Rouge Restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for intimate weddings.

Wineries and Vineyards

There are several wineries and vineyards in the nearby foothills and beyond that offer beautiful settings for weddings. They often combine natural beauty with a romantic and rustic vibe.

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