CHICAGO, IL

Innocenti Strings Chicago

Make your occasion memorable with a Chicago wedding band

Looking to hire a string quartet for your event? You’ve come to the right place!

 

As our home base, Chicago is a city very near and dear to our hearts. With a lively music scene and fun, friendly people who love to have a good time, we know how to set the tone to make sure you and your guests have the best experience possible. In fact, clients have rated us as “excellent” 99% of the time—something we’re incredibly proud of.

 

Whether your event is in the city or the suburbs, we’d love to be part of your milestone moment. We’ve been thrilled to play in venues all throughout Chicago, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art downtown, Loft on Lake in the West Loop, and The Joinery in Logan Square, to name a few. Planning something outside the city? From Kenosha to Schaumburg to Joliet, we’d be delighted to be part of your wedding or special occasion in the suburbs and surrounding areas.


 

Highly Experienced Musicians

Innocenti Strings was founded in Chicago more than 15 years ago and we’re so happy to call it our home. Our music ensembles include some of the most trusted and well-respected live musicians in the Chicagoland area. Beyond that, our mission is to make the whole experience as easy and enjoyable as possible for you, so we’ll help you with everything from choosing your ensemble to selecting your music to setting everything up on the day of your event. 


 

The Music You Know and Love

Whether you’re looking for the songs you love to sing along to or the ones you’ve always dreamed of walking down the aisle to, we can play them all! With an extensive, genre-spanning music library, we can perform everything from modern pop hits to classical favorites.

Weddings and Special Events

Planning a Chicago wedding? We’d be honored to be part of your big day! We can also play for any and every kind of special event, including anniversaries, birthday parties, corporate functions, holiday gatherings, and bar and bat mitzvahs. See our Wedding and Special Events pages to learn more.

The Sustainable Choice

Sustainability is everything these days, and that applies to music, too. Our string ensembles are based locally, so in most instances, our musicians won’t have to travel far. In addition, our instruments are made of real wood so they create rich, beautiful sounds acoustically, without having to use power. That means overall, we’ll have very little environmental impact on your big day.

Where We’ll Travel

Wondering how far we’ll travel? If the destination is less than 25 miles away from downtown Chicago (as determined by Google Maps), it will be free. For destinations 25+ miles away, there will be a small fee per musician.

 

Though typically the farthest we’ll travel is 2-3 hours each way in a day, we have an incredible network of musicians in cities across the country, so we can help connect you with one of our ensembles that’s closest to you.

Hear From Our Clients 

“We hired a duo of strings for our very small, intimate wedding, they were amazing, thoughtful and beyond talented! Thank you so much for an amazing day!”

- Lindsay S., married on 10/3/2020 at The Langham in Chicago, IL

 

“Innocenti Strings are LEGITIMATE! Very easy to deal with and prompt with feedback. There simply is no substitute for the real deal when it comes to strings and the ambiance they provide for something like a wedding ceremony. I highly recommend them!”

- Matt D., married on 12/29/2018 at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, IL

 

“The group was easy to work with, they were responsive, they looked professional in their dress the day of the ceremony and the music sounded just beautiful. They were able to play a wonderful mix of classical music and contemporary.” 

- Martin, married on 09/08/2018 at the Morton Arboretum, in Lisle, IL

OUR PACKAGES

Our most commonly chosen packages are included below. Since pricing is based on the location and scope of the event, we’d be happy to provide you with a quote based on what you’re looking for. Simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get started.

FEATURED ARTISTS

Pascal Innocenti

PASCAL INNOCENTI

Violinist, Founder

Violinist and founder of the Innocenti Strings. Mr. Innocenti is a former member of Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Originally from Monaco (Monte Carlo)  is french accent will still be one of his best asset :) first prize at the conservatoire de Reuil Paris and a Master of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Cincinnati (CCM), After earning a Gold Medal in Chamber Music at the Conservatoire de Music d Orcay Competition, he then was invited to perform at the Aspen Music Festival were is fell in love with America and live happy ever after with his lovely wife Isabelle and daughter Chloé. Praised by the Chicago Tribune as a "reverent" style of playing he can go on and on telling you how legit he is with his violin but you just would have to hear it for yourself. 

Isabelle Innocenti and her violin

ISABELLE INNOCENTI

Violin

Isabelle Rozendaal studied violin at Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald and David Bowlin, and has been playing violin for almost twenty years. She is adept in both modern and baroque violin, and performs regularly with the Chicago-based baroque orchestra Baroque Band. She has also appeared with the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble and Callipygian Players, and as assistant concertmaster anven Ensemble. Isabelle is an active teacher and performer in the Chicago area, and is passionate about bringing music study to underprivileged communities. A Chicago native, Isabelle is delighted to be making music in the Chicago area again.

Anna Steinhoff and her cello

ANNA STEINHOFF

Cello, Viola da Gamba

Anna Steinhoff is a baroque cello and viola da gamba specialist living in Chicago. She performs with such groups as Third Coast Baroque, Wayward Sisters, Second City Musick and the Haymarket Opera Company. Anna has degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and Northwestern University where she studied with Peter Rejto and Hans Jensen, and has studied privately with baroque cello guru Jaap ter Linden. In addition to classical music, Anna enjoys performing and recording with various indie rock bands such as Mysteries of Life, Saturday Looks Good To Me, and children’s artist Justin Roberts.

Sixto Franco

SIXTO FRANCO

Viola

 A member of the 5th House Ensemble, Sixto is a music and performing arts enthusiast. He is enjoying an active career as a performer, teacher and composer, having concertized in Europe, United States, and Mexico. Sixto Franco is passionate about chamber music and has had the honor to perform with Eighth Black Bird, International Chamber Artists, Symbiosis Ensemble in L.A., the Kaia String Quartet, the Chicago Chamber Music Festival and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra. Sixto has appeared as a soloist with the Camerata Musicales in Spain, the Thornton Music School Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Salamanca, Spain. He has also served in the Santa Barbara Chamber orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony, Chicago Chamber Orchestra , the Elgin Symphony, and the Chicago Philharmonic. Sixto and his wife Rachel, an amazing lighting designer, enjoy taking their two-year-old daughter, Odessa, to music, theater and dance shows all over Chicago!

Vannia Phillips and her viola

VANNIA PHILLIPS

Viola

Ms. Phillips has worked with the Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, the Center for Black Music Research of Columbia College (CBMR), and Elgin Symphony. She has recorded numerous times with the Sinfonietta and CBMR. After studying the baroque orchestra at Oberlin Conservatory, Vannia went on to study the International Baroque Festival at Longy, where she performed in master classes with Elizabeth Blumenstock and Dana Maiben. In Chicago, she has played baroque viola with Baroque Band, Chicago Opera Theater, and Urban Baroque. She has also performed on WFMT with the Baroque Band.

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Pop /Rock

 

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
Bohemian Rhapsody - QUEEN

Classical

Air on G String - Bach
Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate - Mozart
Brandenburg - Bach

The rest of our audio samples can be found here.

AUDIO SAMPLES

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Innocenti Strings are LEGITIMATE! When it came time for the real deal they absolutely delivered. 

The fact that they can perform all these crazy pop/rock tunes at cocktail hour put things over the top.

I highly recommend them!"

—  Matt Doughery

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Wedding wire 2019 award Inncenti Strings

VENUES PERFORMED:

Looking for recommendations for your big event?

Here are a few wedding planners and venues in the Chicago area:

  • The Joinery

  • Loft on Lake

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

  • Loyola University

  • Ravenswood Events Center

  • Rockwell on the River

  • Stan Mansion

  • Cafe Brauer

  • A New Leaf

  • Chicago History Museum

  • Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

  • Galleria Marchetti

  • The Ivy Room at Tree Studio

  • Navy Pier Crystal Garden

  • Morgan Manufacturing

  • Garfield Park Conservatory

  • Chicago Cultural Center

  • Chicago Athletic Association

  • University Club of Chicago

  • The Rookery

  • Columbus Park Refectory

  • The Field Museum

  • Keith House Chicago

  • Bridgeport Art Center

  • Promontory Point

  • South Shore Cultural Center

  • Galleria Marchetti

  • Room 1520

Event Planners

  • LOLA Event Productions

  • Citygirl Weddings and Events

  • Shanon Gail Wedding and Events

  • LK Events

  • Christina Currie Events

  • Couture Events

  • Dream Event Creations

  • Wedicity Wedding Day Detailing

  • NORA Events

  • Estera Events

  • Baroque Contempo Events & Floral Design

  • Ideal Events & Design

  • Plum and Ivy Events

  • Storybook Weddings

  • Rosanna Catapano Event Design

  • Aisle Ai Weddings

  • A Fresh Event

  • Ohana Events