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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.

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

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Brendon Phelps

Cellist

Brendon Phelps is forging a path as an engaging cellist and collaborator, characterized by his sense of individuality, depth of expression, and expansive palette of color. His playing has been described by The Strad as “...rich but clear sound and beautiful shaping and leading.”

As a collaborator, recent notable highlights include performing the Mendelssohn Octet with the Shanghai Quartet at the Tilles Center, as well as his Carnegie Hall debut, premiering string quartet commission from composer Anthony Vine. International concerts have included North and South America as well as Europe in venues such as Casa de la Musica in Quito, Ecuador, and the International Mendelssohn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Other recitals have included Princetown University, Boston Conservatory, Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance in Nova Scotia, Marilyn Horne Museum, and the Boston Early Music Festival.

Phelps coached chamber music as part of a one-year residency at Shenandoah Conservatory. He also taught and performed at the Interlochen Academy as a chamber music teaching fellow. He maintains a fully online cello studio with students throughout the US and Canada. A firm believer in outreach, he has frequently visited grade schools to introduce young students to string instruments, present classical music in an engaging manner, and work with the school’s orchestra programs. 

Phelps received his Bachelor's and Master in music from the University of Akron and the Cleveland Institute of Music, respectively. He also received an Early Music Performance Certificate from Case Western University and an Artists Diploma and string quartet fellowship from the Shanghai Quartet at Montclair State University. His primary teachers were Melissa Kraut and Nick Tzavaras. 

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Kyoungmin (Maria) Beyens

Violinst

Kyoungmin (Maria) Beyens, from Seoul, South Korea, holds a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Ivan Zenaty, and a Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Andres Cardenes. Previously, Maria attended Kyungwon University in South Korea and the Windsor Young soloist program in England.

 

During her CIM years, Maria was a member of the Commodore Quartet which made it to the semi-finalist at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. As a chamber musician, Maria has worked and performed with members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Tokyo, Brentano, Emerson, Takács, Daedalus quartets, and Albers Trio. Maria also performed for NPR’s radio show “Say’s You” and with her quartet received the James Lola Faust Chamber Music Scholarship from Mu Phi Epsilon in 2014. Maria has attended Banff Chamber Music Residency, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and National Repertory Orchestra for summer festivals. 

 

After pursuing her Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Maria moved back to Cleveland. Maria plays with Firelands Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony, Stars in the Classics, and many other groups and organizations around the Cleveland area. In addition to music, she is also a professional chef and has worked with a James Beard-awarded chef. Maria also enjoys playing piano and dancing.

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Maude Cloutier 

Violinist

Born in Montréal, Maude Cloutier redefines what it means to be a versatile young musician in the contemporary classical music scene. At only 20 years old, Maude upholds a steady performing career in northeast Ohio and across America, in addition to recently completing the coveted Artist Certificate program at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a full scholarship student under the tutelage of Malcolm Lowe and Jaime Laredo.

 

Highlights of her spring 2023 season focused on her original, innovative solo violin program designed as time travel from today’s music to Bach: this project was featured in her debut solo recital as part of the Church of the Western Reserve Concert Series in February, her return to the All Seasons Communities in Michigan with a solo concert tour in March, and several other solo performances in the greater Cleveland area.

 

In addition, she and her duo partner, Steinway Artist Hechengzi Li, formed the Synergy Duo and presented recitals at the Harkness Chapel in Cleveland as well as in Miami and Naples with an original program featuring American, British and Estonian living composers. She also premiered half a dozen new works, notably a piece for violin and piano by Julián Fueyo commissioned by Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics. She also continued to work with Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics (M.U.S.i.C.) as their Artist-in-Residence and is excited to collaborate on upcoming concert programs. 

 

Her season culminated with a thrilling graduation recital in Mixon Hall, featuring all contemporary music and included a special centerpiece: a performance of Arvo Pärt's stunning work for two violins, chamber orchestra, and prepared piano, Tabula Rasa, which she performed with violinist John Fawcett and in collaboration with several CIM students and alumni.

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Micaela Murphy

Violinist

Micaela Murphy is a violist and a violinist in the Northeast Ohio area and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, under the tutelage of Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey of The Cleveland Orchestra. At age 4, she started playing the violin and at age 13, she picked up the viola and completely fell in love with the instrument. She has received first prize at several competitions and has won performances soloing with orchestras across the Midwest Region, including the Springfield Drury Orchestra, Ozarks Youth Orchestra, and Ozark Festival Orchestra, and received an honorable mention at the Ohio Viola Society Competition. She has participated in several summer music festivals, including Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Encore Chamber Music Festival, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and received a fellowship at the National Orchestral Institute. In addition to her performance career, she is also an avid orchestral musician and currently holds the principal viola position at the Suburban Symphony Orchestra and section violist with the Snowbelt Symphony Orchestra.

Additionally, Micaela has devoted herself to being a dedicated violin and viola instructor, studying pedagogy under Jeffery Irvine and Suzuki Pedagogy with Kimberly Meier-Sims at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has been teaching privately for over ten years and has been invited as a guest teacher to instruct masterclasses with the Ohio Viola Society Convention. With this pedagogical focus, Micaela is certified under the Suzuki Association of the Americas with the Suzuki Pedagogy Method. She has a passion for teaching and sharing her love for music with students of all ages from young as 5 to 67 years, as well as all levels from pre-twinkler to advanced.

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

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VENUES & EVENT PLANNERS

Looking for recommendations for your big event?

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

Venues

  • The Madison Venue

  • The Union Club

  • Tremont City Side Ballroom

  • Lago Custom Events at the Aloft Cleveland Downtown

  • RED SPACE

  • Normandy Catering at 78th Street Studios

  • Windows on the River

  • Glidden House

  • The Ballroom at Park Lane

  • The Lantern Room

  • Canterbury Golf Club

  • St. Clair Ballroom

  • ThornCreek Winery & Gardens

  • Springvale Golf Course and Ballroom

  • The Tanglewood Club

  • Gleneagles Golf Club & Events

  • The Club at Hillbrook

  • Wagner's of Westlake

  • Woodside Event Center at St. Michael's

  • Chagrin Valley Athletic Club

  • Villa Croatia @ The American Croatian Lodge

  • Sapphire Creek Winery & Gardens

  • Georgetown & Vosh

  • Donauschwaben's German-American Cultural Center

  • Mapleside Farms

  • Tom's Country Place

  • Sun Valley

  • Whitehall Columbia

  • Sugar Lake Lodge

  • Weymouth Country Club

  • Hale Farm & Village

  • American Wilderness Campground

  • SYB Party Center

  • Ahern Banquet Center

  • Vell's Party Center

  • Ransom Sage Farm

  • The Shipyards

  • Coppertop Golf Club

  • LaPlace Events

  • Forever Blueberry Barn

  • Hillcrest Orchards

  • White Birch Barn

  • The Trailhead at Cascade Lofts

  • Running Horse Farm

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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