String Quartets

Heinz Chapel Ceremony Music
Our string trio at a beautiful Heinz Chapel wedding of Lisa & John photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Imagery




Pittsburgh’s Leading String Quartet

Strings are our specialty and we do more of this than anyone else. Our string quartet and ensembles have performed for over 1,000 Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions and Corporate and Special Events in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and the DC Metro area. For the past 20 years, we have provided professional, personable musicians and ensembles. You only get one chance to do this right, so our string quarters get it right every time.

Award-Winning Performances

In 2016, we were voted “Best of Weddings” by The Knot for the 6th year and we are in their Hall Of Fame. Plus, for the 5th year in a row, we earned the “Couple’s Choice Award” from WeddingWire. You can see over 300 total reviews on those sites, but the best awards come from the notes our couples and clients send for our wedding ceremony music and classical music performed during corporate events.

A Wealth of Experience

We offer only professional performers – no students or amateurs – so you can be comfortable knowing you are in good hands. These musicians have worked together for many years and worked individually with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Benedum Opera and Ballet Orchestras, the Mendelssohn Choir Orchestra, Disney On Ice, Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra (accompanying stars such as Luciano Pavarotti and Tony Bennett) and more. These groups are by far the most experienced and busiest performing ensembles in the area.

Modest travel charges may apply for locations outside of Allegheny County.

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Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello “Allegro” Mozart

Trio Two Violins and Cello  “Trumpet Tune”

Violin, Viola and Cello  “Rondeau”

Flute, Violin and Cello “Greensleeves”

Duo Violin and Cello  “La Rejouissance”

Two Violins  “Allegro” Fiocco

Solo Violin  “Simple Gifts”

Solo Cello  “Cello Suite” Bach

Violin and Piano/Keyboards  “Canon In D”  “All Of Me”

Cello and Piano/Keyboards   “A Thousand Years”  

Violin, Cello and Piano/Keyboards “Exsultate Jubilate” 

9, 10 or 11 piece Orchestra “When Summer Ends”

Full-Service Ceremony Performance Package

Our standard wedding ceremony performance includes :

  • Advanced consultation with the Group Leader/Performer to discuss music and go over other details.
  • 30 minutes of prelude music as the guests arrive to set a nice tone to the event. This is usually mostly Classical music and Religious music but some Popular and other styles of music may be available.
  • Music for the entrance of the Moms – if you choose to do this.
  • The Processional(s) – which can be split up with the wedding party coming down to one selection and you to a separate piece for a more dramatic entrance.
  • Selections during the service – such as during a Unity Candle Lighting or another special moment during the service.
  • The Recessional – when the two of you march back up the aisle and off into the sunset.
  • One or two Postlude pieces as the guests leave to move on to the Reception.

You also have 24/7 access to our planning resources including a Ceremony Planning Sheet, song lists, audio and video samples of the different groups playing all of the most popular wedding pieces, and more.

Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and DC Metro String Quartet Packages

You can mix and match live musicians until your heart’s content. Our Ceremony and First Hour price ranges are as follows:

  • Solo Violin:  $250-295
  • PopRock Violin:  $395-495
  • String Duo:  $450-495
  • String Trio:  $550-595
  • String Quartet:  $700-750
  • String Quintet:  $850-900
  • Violin and Piano Duo:  $450-550
  • Violin and Cello Duo:  $450-550
  • Violin, Cello and Piano:  $650-750

Modest travel charges may apply for locations outside of Allegheny County.

Steven Vance String Quartet
Steven Vance string quartet providing ceremony music at a beautiful outdoor wedding in Pittsburgh

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Your playing is masterful.

"I just wanted to thank you for your beautiful performance Saturday evening. Your playing is masterful. It was the highlight of my evening."

I am STILL getting compliments......

We had luck and pleasure to have Joyce play the Electric Violin at our wedding reception. I am STILL getting compliments and requests for her contact information. She was easy to work with and extremely talented. I am thrilled that she was able to be part of our wedding!”

Mary & Cody - Lewis Family Farm Rochester PA

We were so pleased....

"We hired the Sapphire strings; flute, violin and cello, as well as a trumpeter for our wedding ceremony. They were wonderful, they worked with our organist and cantor to create a beautiful Catholic ceremony. We were so pleased that my sister booked them for her wedding next June."

Elizabeth & Vincent

DJ Anthony kept the dance floor full

Steven helped us select a package that was perfect for our reception. DJ Anthony kept the dance floor full and our guests were wowed by Violinist Joey M! Every person we worked with was kind and helpful in planning our wedding!

Katy & Brian - Sygan SNPJ Hall Bridgeville PA - PopRock Violinist & DJ Package

The dance floor was packed all night!

“Khory and I would just like to thank you again for your DJ-ing last night. The dance floor was packed all night and we received many compliments about you. We also were surprised and delighted when we were handed a CD with the important songs on it from our wedding! Thank you so much,we truly appreciate it.”

Kaylynn and Khory Lion - Crystal Ballroom Days Inn Butler - PopRock Violinist Joyce and DJ Mike Greca

You're truly the BEST!

"Steven is absolutely FANTASTIC! He was extremely professional from start to finish of the process. Always responded promptly to emails and answered any question we had. Steven really made our wedding day special. We had violin and piano for our ceremony, which were beautiful. Then Steven wowed our guests with his pop rock violin during cocktail hour. Our friends and family LOVED him and were challenging him to play all kinds of crazy songs, which he happily did. Next was the reception where he continued to be outstanding. He had people out on the dance floor way earlier than any wedding I've ever been to. He played our requests but also read the crowd to choose music. I could not give a higher recommendation to Steven. Our wedding was over a month ago and I'm still getting texts from friends asking for his contact info. Thanks Steven, you're truly the BEST!”

Paige & Chad - Keystring Violin & Piano Duo, PopRock Violin and DJ Package

He is engaging!

We loved the complete package with Nathan Goodrich He created the final symphony of music for our wedding! Our family and guests all mentioned him in point! "Hey the Violinist fantastic and what a great job" They also loved the music mix and DJ service that Nathan incorporated into the evening as part DJ service and Entertainment My suggestion is to spend an afternoon together as a couple - choosing your favorite songs and sharing everyone of them with Nathan, his artistic ear puts the evening together as it flows like a musical symphony of artists with the violinist acting as mistro really superb! We will use Nathan again for events other than weddings as he really knows how to read a crowd. He is engaging!”

Joe & Lori Bosiljevac - Omni William Penn Hotel

PopRock Violinist Steven Vance

“I'm so impressed by Steve's professionalism and talent; man, can he rock a violin! I was more than satisfied with his services and will wholeheartedly recommend.”

Kathy Succop Conservancy

"Everyone at the wedding loved Joyce."

Kayla & Jeremy The White Barn Prospect PA

PopRock Cellist Younga

“We wanted to express our deepest gratitude for your hard work at the ceremony. I loved all the music you played and it really set the moment. The combination of your talent and walking down the aisle made me want to tear up/cry multiple times. We are forever in your debt for making the moment such an unforgettable one for us."

Elizabeth and Nolan Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Awards & Recognitions

The Knot Award
The Knot Award
The Knot 2018 Award
The Knot 2019 Award
The Knot Award
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Wedding Wire Award
Wedding Wire Award
Wedding Wire Award
Wedding Wire Award
Wedding Wire 2018 Award
Wedding Wire 2019 Award