Lake Louise Wedding Violinist Ensembles. 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 https://duodamore.com/contact-us/
Listing our Lake Louise Wedding Violinist and 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 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.
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 Lake Louise. 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 Lake Louise. 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.
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 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
Pop music list 2023-2024
Lake Louise Wedding Locations
Lake Louise, located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and is a popular destination for weddings. The turquoise waters of the lake, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and lush forests, create a picturesque backdrop for a romantic and memorable wedding ceremony. Here are a few wedding locations in and around Lake Louise, along with brief descriptions:
An iconic luxury hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Louise. With its grand architecture, exquisite interiors, and unparalleled views, it’s a dream wedding venue. Couples can exchange their vows on the lakefront terrace overlooking the glacier-fed lake and then celebrate in one of the hotel’s elegant ballrooms.
A charming gazebo located along the lake’s edge. It offers an intimate and romantic setting for a small wedding ceremony. The gazebo is surrounded by pristine nature, and the backdrop of the lake and mountains creates a breathtaking atmosphere.
While not Lake Louise itself, nearby Moraine Lake is equally enchanting and offers a unique wedding location. The Valley of the Ten Peaks forms a stunning backdrop, and the blue-green waters of Moraine Lake add a touch of magic to any wedding ceremony.
For couples seeking a more secluded spot, Louise Creek can be an excellent option. This area offers a more rustic and natural setting, with the sound of flowing water adding to the ambiance. It’s a great choice for couples looking for a quieter and more intimate celebration.
Victoria Glacier Overlook
This location offers breathtaking views of the Victoria Glacier and the surrounding mountain landscape. The viewpoint can be accessed by a short hike from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and it provides a serene and awe-inspiring backdrop for a wedding ceremony.
The Lake Louise Boathouse sits on the eastern shore of the lake and provides a rustic and charming setting. Couples can have their ceremony by the water’s edge and even incorporate a boat ride into their wedding experience.
This viewpoint offers a higher vantage point, allowing for stunning panoramic views of Lake Louise and the surrounding area. It requires a short hike, but the breathtaking scenery is well worth the effort.
Photo by Darren Roberts Photography
If you or someone you know is planning wedding or event in Banff and looking for the finest, most experienced and professional Wedding String Quartet in Banff to perform live music at one of these or another wedding venue, please recommend and contact Duo d’Amore today. Listen to samples here.