Wedding String Quartet Banff. 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. Banff, Alberta, is known for its stunning natural beauty and picturesque landscapes, making it an ideal destination for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Choosing a wedding string ensemble
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/
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 Montreal QC. 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 Montreal QC. 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 Banff.. 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
Performance locations in Banff
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
The “Castle in the Rockies,” Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, is a luxurious and iconic wedding venue. With its historic architecture and breathtaking mountain views, it offers various indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions.
Lake Louise is one of the most picturesque spots in Banff National Park. Couples can exchange vows with the turquoise lake and majestic mountains as their backdrop. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Lake Louise Ski Resort are popular venues here.
Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre
Located in downtown Banff, this venue offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces. It’s perfect for couples who want a convenient location with stunning mountain vistas.
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Nestled amidst the forested slopes of Tunnel Mountain, Buffalo Mountain Lodge offers a rustic and cozy ambiance for intimate weddings. Its wooden lodges and scenic surroundings create a unique and romantic setting.
Additional locations-Wedding String Quartet Banff
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
Perched on the slopes of Sulphur Mountain, The Rimrock Resort Hotel provides panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies. Its elegant ballrooms and terraces make it an excellent choice for grand weddings.
Tunnel Mountain Reservoir
For a serene outdoor wedding location, Tunnel Mountain Reservoir offers a beautiful spot overlooking the town of Banff. It’s an ideal location for small, intimate gatherings.
Reach new heights by hosting your wedding at the top of Sulphur Mountain. The Banff Gondola offers stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, creating a memorable experience for you and your guests.
Located near the Banff Park Administration Building, Cascade Gardens is a charming floral oasis with blooming flowerbeds, water features, and mountain views. It’s an ideal setting for intimate, outdoor ceremonies.
The Juniper Hotel and Bistro
This contemporary mountain lodge is perched on the side of Mount Norquay, offering panoramic views of the Bow Valley and surrounding peaks. The Juniper’s modern design and large windows create a beautiful backdrop for weddings.
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.