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Chicago, IL

Local Musicians for Hire Near Chicago, IL

Make your occasion memorable with Chicago wedding Musicians!

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

Best String Quartet for Hire in Chicago, IL

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.

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.

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Highly Experienced Chicago 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. 

Where We’ll Travel in Chicago

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.

Planning a Chicago wedding?

String Quartet Wedding Musicians in Chicago

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.

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 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.

Chicago String Quartet – Captivating Melodies for Every Event

From the towering skyline to the vibrant shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is a city of architectural grandeur and cultural diversity. There is no better complement to its majestic scenery than the captivating sounds of a string quartet, providing a sophisticated soundtrack to life's most significant occasions. At Innocenti Strings, we pride ourselves on offering not just music but a magnificent auditory experience that enhances any event, from a heartfelt wedding ceremony to an impressive corporate gathering.

Experience the Romance of a Chicago String Quartet Wedding

Enhance Your Wedding with Live Music from Innocenti Strings

Imagine walking down the aisle to the resonant melodies of a wedding string quartet, their bows weaving a tapestry of sound that encapsulates the love and promise of your special day. The presence of live musicians from Innocenti Strings infuses your wedding with an unparalleled level of romance and sophistication. Our talented ensemble, versed in both contemporary favorites and classical masterpieces, crafts an atmosphere tailored to your personal love story.

Passionate Chicago String Quartet and Musicians for Unforgettable Events

Our passionate Chicago string quartet, trio, duo, and soloists are renowned for their versatility, furnishing an ambience that ripples from the majestic halls of the Chicago Cultural Center to the serene waterfronts of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Indoors or outdoors, regardless of venue size, we promise an impeccable adaptation to ensure your matrimonial moments are cherished perpetually.

Transform Your Wedding Experience with Innocenti Strings

Innocenti Strings brings over 15 years of expertise to Chicago, creating an illustrious and intimate setting for your wedding. Our extensive, evolving repertoire ensures the perfect mood for your aisle walk, grand reception entrance, or first dance under the twinkling Chicago skyline. Discover more about our string quartet weddings in Chicago here!

Live Music Entertainment for Special Occasions in Chicago

Chicago String Quartet for Hire: Elevate Your Events with Live Music

Beyond weddings, our Chicago string quartet for hire is equally adept at adding elegance and sophistication to a range of gatherings. Whether it's a refined birthday party within the lush landscapes of the Chicago Botanic Garden, an innovative corporate event at the McCormick Place, or a moving anniversary celebration under the city's twinkling skyline, live musicians elevate these events with a rich blend of melodies customized to your theme.

Seamless Musical Planning Services in Chicago

Innocenti Strings Chicago excels in enhancing the ambiance of the Windy City, whether it's enlivening an evening with vibrant melodies or creating a tranquil atmosphere with gentle harmonies. Our services extend beyond mere performance; we become your partners in crafting memorable moments, committed to offering seamless and stress-free musical planning. This allows you and your guests to fully immerse in the unique charm of Chicago.

Unforgettable Live Music Experience for Your Event in Chicago, IL

Indulge in the breadth of our services, from the festive chords echoing through a bustling fundraiser to the subtle serenade gracing an exclusive quinceañera. Our Chicago string musicians for hire possess the adaptability and skill to underscore your celebration with a personal touch that is both mesmerizing and memorable. For more information about live string musicians in Chicago, IL and some of the events we play for, visit our Special Events page here!



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 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


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



 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



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.

Pop /Rock


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


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

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"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


Looking for recommendations for your big event?

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

Event Planners


  • Anticipation Events

  • The Joinery

  • Loft on Lake

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

  • Loyola University

  • Ravisloe Country Club

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rose Collective Weddings

  • Rosanna Catapano Event Design

  • Aisle Ai Weddings

  • A Fresh Event

  • Ohana Events

  • Burst Event Co

  •  Designed and Detailed

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