Cleveland, OH

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Make your occasion memorable with Cleveland wedding Musicians!

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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland area.

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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.

Highly Experienced Musicians

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

Wondering how far we’ll travel? If the destination is less than 25 miles away from downtown Cleveland (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.

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Planning a Cleveland 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.

FEATURED ARTISTS

Cleveland- Diana Papelea

Diana Pepelea

Violinist

Born in Romania, Diana Pepelea began studying the violin at the age of four and won her first National Competition at the age of eight.  As a laureate of numerous national and international competitions all over Romania, Diana has toured and performed all over Europe and the United States. She has recorded for the National Radio Station in Bucharest, and appeared in many live television performances.  She also performed as a soloist on many occasions throughout Romania.

Diana attended the Interlochen Arts Academy High School on a full scholarship and continued her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received her Bachelor’s degree. She completed her Masters Degree at Carnegie Mellon University as a student of Andres Cardenes.

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Tim Kantor

Violinst

Tim Kantor began studying the violin at the age of four and has performed throughout the world.  He has performed as a soloist with the Pioneer Symphony Orchestra in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra in Maine.  He graduated with honors from Bowdoin College and is currently completing a Masters degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and has performed several recitals at both institutions. 

He has studied with Andrew Jennings, Steven Kecskemethy and Paul Kantor.  He has participated in the Cascade Music Festival in Bend, Oregon, the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Zephyr Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy.  He also performs in several orchestral ensembles in the Cleveland area, including regular performances with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. 

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Diana Cohen

Violinist

Praised for her “incredible flair, maturity and insight,” violinist Diana Cohen was appointed concertmaster of the Kalamazoo Symphony in 2007. She has appeared as soloist and served as concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Red {an orchestra}, and The Kalamazoo Symphony. She has also been soloist with the Hilton Head and Valdosta Symphonies, among others. Diana performs regularly in concerts in New York and across the globe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The International Sejong Soloists, The Knights, and as a substitute at the New York Philharmonic.  She has been rotating principal of the Iris Orchestra since its inaugural season. As a chamber musician, Diana has performed at festivals including Marlboro, Steans Institute at Ravinia, Giverny, France, Perlman Chamber Music, Taos, Sarasota, Aspen, Bennington, Gretna, Swannanoa, Fontana and Piccolo Spoleto. 

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Jennifer Sours

Violinist

Violinist Jennifer Sours is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with David Updegraff and received her Master of Music degree in May of 2009. Prior to CIM, Jennifer studied privately with renowned violinist and pedagogue, Camilla Wicks. Jennifer has attended the National Repertory Orchestra summer orchestral training festival in Breckenridge, CO as well as the Holzhausen Musiktage masterclasses with Denes Zsigmondy in Holzhausen, Germany. A pianist as well, Jennifer holds undergraduate degrees in violin and piano performance, and was a staff pianist at Western Washington University for two years, working with voice and instrumental students. Currently, Jennifer resides in Cleveland Heights and plays with Canton, Youngstown, Mansfield, Firelands, and Cleveland Pops symphony orchestras.

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Karen Yeh

Cellist

Karen Yeh began her studies on the cello at age 9 in Stony Brook, New York.  In 2008 she was awarded the Catherine E. Sutherland Scholarship from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, where she is a student of Hans Jorgen Jensen.  She has performed in the New York Youth Symphony, the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, and the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra. Karen has attended  the Meadowmount School of Music, Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute, and the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook Summer Music Program. In addition, she has attended festivals in Europe such as the International Music Academy in Pilsen, Czech Republic and Oberstdorfer Musiksommer in Oberstdorf, Germany.  She has also performed in masterclasses with Timothy Eddy, Colin Carr, Anner Bylsma, and Joseph Johnson.

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!"

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