CINCINNATI, OH

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Make your occasion memorable with a Cincinnati wedding band

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

 

Our music ensembles are based locally, so our musicians know and love Cincinnati as much as you do. As a city with a lively music scene and people who are all about having 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 the Cincinnati area, such as Madtree Brewing and BB Riverboats in Cincinnati, The Marmalade Lily in Loveland, Lake Lyndsay in Hamilton, and Mojave East in Newtown, to name a few. Planning something outside the city? From southwestern Ohio to southeastern Indiana to northern Kentucky, we’d be delighted to be part of your wedding or special occasion in the greater Cincinnati tri-state area.

Highly Experienced Musicians

Innocenti Strings music ensembles include some of the most trusted and well-respected live musicians in the Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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.

Details and Travel

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 Cincinnati (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.

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.

Hear From Our Clients!

“Beautiful music for our ceremony at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Worth every cent. The Innocenti team was professional and responsive throughout the process. Highly recommend!”

- Reviewed On 06/13/2019 by Patrick G., Cincinnati, OH 
 

“We had a string trio for our ceremony and it was one of the best decisions we made. The music was timeless and so romantic! Innocenti was professional and prepared and played the right songs at all of the right cues. They gave our ceremony a level of sophistication and romance that we only could've dreamed of. We're so grateful and so happy we went with Innocenti!”

- Reviewed On 12/07/2018 by Chelsey K., Cincinnati, OH 

 

“The music was incredible - we had a special song request and the band was able to accommodate this. Having Innocenti perform provided a beautiful touch to the ceremony!”

- Reviewed On 04/14/2018 by Rachel B., Cincinnati, OH 

 

“We were so pleased with the string quartet that Innocenti Strings provided for our wedding day. They were always available for questions and were perfect on the day of. The string quartet added the perfect touch of elegance we wanted for our ceremony and cocktail hour.”

- Rebecca M.,  married on 06/24/2011 at the Bell Event Center, Cincinnati, OH 

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FEATURED ARTISTS

Mari Lunde

Mari Lunde

Violinist

Mari is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where she was awarded a Bachelor of Music and an Artist Diploma in Violin Performance. Mari studied with Kurt Sassmannshaus and the legendary Dorothy Delay. While at CCM she played with the Ensemble for the 18th Century Music conducted by Mr. Eiji Hashimoto, several years as leader and soloist. Mari taught in the Starling Preparatory String Project at the U of C, CCM which caters for gifted secondary students. Her awards include successes in the Young Musicians’ Foundation in Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara Young Artists and Pasadena Instrumental Competitions, and the Starling and Werner Scholarships.

Mari has performed with the Aspen Chamber Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestras, and has made many concerto appearances. In 1986, she was awarded a five-year contract with the Young Artist Guild for recitals throughout California, was a guest artist in the Aspen Winter Chamber Music Series and has broadcast on a regular basis.

Mari has taught and performed around the world, including three years as violin instructor at the University of Canberra in Australia. While there, she served as concertmaster of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and she also appeared with that ensemble as a soloist. Upon her return to Cincinnati Mari served as concertmaster and frequent soloist with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra for seven years.

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Kaylie Eriksen

Cellist

Starting at age 7, Kaylie has been enthusiastic about the cello.  She earned her BM in music from Butler University in 2003, the MM degree in cello in 2005, and was a doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, focusing on contemporary musical studies.  Kaylie is active in the greater Cincinnati music community, performing with groups such as the Kentucky Symphony, the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Middletown Symphony, and summer appearances with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.  She has also played with musical wonders such as Josh Groban, Vanessa Williams, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  She is on faculty at the Center for the Arts (Wyoming), and also has a private studio for teaching.  Kaylie has been playing weddings and social events for more than 10 years, and enjoys the chamber music settings.

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Jacquie Fennell

Violinist

Jacquie Fennell is a member of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and also plays regularly with Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra,  Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Valley Symphony and String Orchestra of the Rockies. She also performs as a substitute violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival and Sinfonia Gulf Coast.  Jacquie's also enjoyed playing for touring artists such as Pavarotti, Julie Andrews, Harry Connick Jr, Rod Stewart, Mannheim Steamroller, Igudesman and Joo, Celtic Woman, Johnny Mathis and others. Also active as a teacher, Jacquie holds an adjunct teaching position at Cincinnati Christian University and maintains a private violin studio.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Peter Salaff of the Cleveland Quartet, and her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, studying with Walter Levine of the LaSalle Quartet.

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Isaac Selya 

Cellist

A musician of remarkable versatility, Isaac Selya has extensive experience as a conductor, pianist, vocal coach, cellist and entrepreneur. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Queen City Opera, where he has led acclaimed performances that combine high-caliber opera with contemporary relevance, including the world premiere of the critical edition of Weber’s Der Freischütz with a focus on evidence-based approaches to gun violence prevention, a production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni that featured workshops on sexual assault and consent, and the Ohio premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta in collaboration with the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He is one of the few conductors in the world who has conducted all of Mozart’s German-language operas. His performance of Wagner’s Siegfried was the first production of the work in Ohio in over a century. In recognition of his talent and entrepreneurialism, Musical America featured him as a Spotlight Artist. Committed to ensuring that music education is accessible to everyone, Isaac serves as a Cello Teaching Artist and conductor at the MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra, an El Sistema-inspired program in Cincinnati.

 

Equally at home in the symphonic repertoire, Isaac made his German debut conducting the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in the fall of 2018. He has conducted the Xiamen Philharmonic, the Dayton Philharmonic, the National Symphony of Guatemala, the Chelsea Symphony, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, where he serves as Resident Conductor. He has served as Assistant Conductor for Cincinnati Opera and the Glimmerglass Festival, where he conducted the first-ever reading of the revised version of Philip Glass’s Appomattox, with the composer present. He was recently named an inaugural Conducting Associate at the Defiant Requiem Foundation, which presents performances of Verdi’s Requiem in commemoration of artists interned at the Terezin Ghetto, who performed Verdi’s Requiem in defiance of the Nazis.Isaac’s work can also be heard on the soundtrack to the award-winning video game, Masquerada: Songs and Shadows. He started his professional music career at the age of 18 singing in the chorus of the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem.

 

He holds a BA from Yale College, where he was principal cellist of the Yale Symphony and sang in Yale’s Schola Cantorum.He completed an MM in conducting at Mannes College, where he won a competitive grant from the New School Green Fund to present a concert dealing with environmental advocacy. And he holds a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, where his research focused on Mozart’s use of the baritone voice.Isaac maintains a catalogue of parallel fifths and other voice leading irregularities he finds in the works of common-practice composers. You can see them, as well as his commentary on counterpoint at his blog, http://illicitfifths.tumblr.com/He has two cats, named Tosca and Aida.

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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

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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!"

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Venues and Planners

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Looking for recommendations for your big event? Here are a few wedding planners and venues in the Cincinnati area:

Venues

  • Lake Lyndsay

  • Bingham Meadows

  • The Marmalade Lily

  • Mojave East

  • BB Riverboats

  • MadTree Brewing

  • Willow Event Center

  • RSVP Event Center

  • Newport Syndicate

  • The Phoenix

  • Woodward Theater

  • Clovernook Country Club

  • Pinecroft at Crosley Estate

  • The Bell Event Centre

  • The Center

  • Top of the Park at the Phelps

  • The Summit Hotel

  • Cincinnati Club

  • Transept

  • Nathanael Greene Lodge

  • The Grove Event Center

  • Carnegie Hall at Newport

  • Igby's

  • Rhinegeist Brewery

  • The Turn Event Venue and Vintage Warehouse

  • The Penthaus

  • The Factory Events

  • Sample Space

  • Centennial Barn

  • The Sanctuary

  • The Chapel at St. Aloysius

  • Weller Haus Bed, Breakfast & Event Center

  • Manor House Event Center

  • Centre Park of West Chester

  • Meadowbrook Banquet Center

  • Ivy Hills Country Club

  • Netler's Farm & Event Venue

  • Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

  • The Inn at Oneonta

  • Little Miami Brewing Company Event Center

  • Groesbeck Estate at Cincinnati Nature Center

  • The Prickel Barn

  • Indie Hollow

  • The Farmhouse at Emmett Ridge Farm

  • Wetherington Golf and Country Club

  • The Benison Event Center

  • Chateau Pomije Winery and Event Center

  • Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast

  • Hanover Reserve Weddings & Events

  • Rolling Meadows Ranch

  • Canopy Creek Farm

  • Stone Valley Meadows

  • Magnolia Estate

  • My Old Kentucky Barn

  • Black Walnut Grove Estate

  • Main Street Gardens

  • The Venue on Lake Grant

Event Planners

  • i-do Weddings & Events

  • Samantha Joy Events

  • Moment to Moment Social Event Styling LLC

  • Cincy Event Planning

  • Bee for the Day

  • Block Party Event Co

  • Elegant Events

  • Viva Bella Events

  • Wolf & Bird

  • Orange Blossom Events

  • Maura Bassman Events

  • Blush and Bloom Weddings

  • Blue Dahlia Events

  • Elegant Far

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