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Toronto wedding violinist cellist

Toronto wedding violinist cellist

Toronto wedding violinist cellist. Tricia and Bernard’s wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. June 10 2016, Arta Gallery Toronto. Performing in the distillery district is always a treat, and this wedding and cocktail reception did not disappoint! The ceremony was short and sweet, with the following playlist, which was  a little bit classical, a little bit pop and a whole lot of fun:

Processional: Pachelbel Canon in D

Signing: A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)

Recessional: Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)

Thanks to Alicia the photographer for the fantastic slideshow from the day:


Wedding vendors:

Wedding and Cocktail music: Duo d’Amore-string duos trios and quartets, Toronto wedding violinist cellist

Alicia Thurston Photography – Photographer

Bloved Events – Wedding Planner

Pink Twig – Florist

Lea-Ann Belter – Wedding Gown

The DJ and Company – DJ

Arta Gallery – Ceremony

Archeo – Reception


About Duo d’Amore-string duos trios and quartets

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.

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

Listing our Wedding Violinist and Ensembles Toronto

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 in Lake Louise. 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.

Toronto wedding violinist cellist-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 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 Quartet

Our string quartet is the largest wedding ensemble that we have for hire in Toronto and the GTA 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.

Versatile ensemble

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.

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)

Signing: 1 classical song, or 2 pop songs

Recessional: 1 song

Additional wedding venues in and near the Distillery District

Archeo Trattoria

Located within the Distillery District itself, Archeo Trattoria offers a rustic yet elegant space for weddings. The venue features a blend of modern design and historical charm, with exposed brick walls and a beautiful outdoor courtyard.

The Fermenting Cellar

Also situated within the Distillery District, The Fermenting Cellar is a spacious and industrial-chic venue with high ceilings, exposed brick, and large windows. It can accommodate larger wedding parties and provides a versatile canvas for various wedding themes.

Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie

A French-inspired restaurant located in the heart of the Distillery District, Cluny offers a stylish and romantic atmosphere for intimate weddings. The restaurant’s unique interior design and culinary offerings make for a memorable experience.

Airship 37

While not directly in the Distillery District, Airship 37 is a trendy event space located nearby. With its industrial aesthetic, this venue offers a customizable backdrop for modern weddings and creative themes.

The Loft at 99 Sudbury

Just a short drive from the Distillery District, The Loft at 99 Sudbury is an urban and stylish event space with an industrial vibe. It offers ample space for both ceremonies and receptions, with an open concept design.

The Broadview Hotel

Located a bit further away but still accessible, The Broadview Hotel boasts a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city skyline. This boutique hotel offers elegant event spaces and a variety of options for different wedding sizes.

Artscape Daniels Launchpad

Another creative option in proximity to the Distillery District, this venue offers modern and artistic event spaces. It’s ideal for couples looking for a contemporary and unique setting for their wedding.

St. Lawrence Hall

While not within the Distillery District, St. Lawrence Hall is nearby and offers historic charm. This Victorian-era building features stunning architecture and can accommodate larger wedding parties.

If you or someone you know is planning wedding or event in and looking for the finest, most experienced and professional Toronto wedding violinist cellist to perform, please recommend and contact Duo d’Amore today. Listen to samples here.

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