Miami, FL

Experienced Musicians

Our Miami musicians have delighted guests again and again, and clients rate us as "EXCELLENT" over 99% of the time.

If you need an energetic, professional and easy to work with ensemble to perform your favorite music, then Innocenti Strings is the right group for you.

Plan your Music

We are here full-time to help you select your music and make your event elegant and enjoyable. We are constantly updating our music library with the latest hit songs so that you can impress your guests. Once you book with us, our local Miami based music leader will be in contact with you to finalize all the details before your important occasion.

Book with Confidence

We have performed music for hundreds of events over the years, receiving several awards, establishing Innocenti Strings as the Miami ensemble for live entertainment.

Sustainability

Locally-sourced, conservatory-raised, and free to play with other ensembles, our musicians perform the highest quality music anywhere they are located. They use instruments made out of cherished wood and often play acoustically without the need of an external power source which would make them one of the most environmentally friendly service providers at your event.

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FEATURED ARTISTS

VALENTIN MANSUROV

Violinist

Valentin Mansurov, the winner of first prize in the 14th National String Competition held among the most prestigious musical institutions in the former U.S.S.R, has been engaged in solo and orchestral concerts in numerous countries such as Spain, Germany, France, Greece, Canada, U.S. and Turkey. Valentin has had an honor to perform for George and Barbara Bush and Jean Chretien (Canadian prime minister). Valentin started his violin studies as a seven year old at Uspenskiy’s School for Musically Gifted Children in Uzbekistan. Upon the graduation Valentin was invited to study at Bilkent University in Turkey where he completed two years towards a Baccalaureate Degree in Music and the Performing Arts. He transferred to the National Conservatory for Music in Toulouse, France in September 2000 where he was involved in the Program of Superior Studies for violin. Victoria Conservatory of Music in Canada was just another stage in his career where he received a certificate of completion violin teacher’s training program. In April 2002, Valentin received a degree representing performance excellence at the Annual Greater Victoria Festival. In 2002 Valentin attended Mount Royal College, Canada on full scholarship in the Music Diploma Program. Mr. Mansurov have been performing locally and internationally with as a member of ensembles such as the Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.Valentin Mansurov is currently pursuing his DMA degree in Violin Performance from University of Miami

DAVID PEDRAZA

ViolA

Violist, born in Reynosa, Mexico, David started his musical studies at 14 in the OCJM under Jose Vazquez. Later on he received a full scholarship to study the Bachelor of Music at Shenandoah Conservatory. From 2003 to 2005 he was part of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas under Placido Domingo, Carlos Prieto and Gustavo Dudamel. David holds a Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University Conservatory of Music and recently he finished his Master of Music at the same institution with an award of full scholarship. He won the First Prize with Vitali String Quartet at the 2004 MTNA Virginia chamber music competition and also has received honorific mentions in 2005 and 2007 from the MTNA Viola competition in Florida. He has participated in master classes of Carol Rodland, Jeffrey Irvine, Roberto Diaz, Kim Kashkashian, Peter Slowik, Orlando Cole, Arnold Steinhardt, Ellen Rose Basil Vendryes and Wilfried Strehle. Recently he performed the Bartok Viola Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfonica de la UAT. David has performed in countries like: Mexico, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Spain and the UK. His main teacher was Ralph Fielding. Currently he is part of the Vitali Quartet, Symphony of the Americas and Miami Symphony. And he is on the faculty at the Prep Department of Palm Beach Atlantic University.

VALERIYA POLUMINA

Violin

Valeriya Polunina, was born into an artistic family in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and began concertizing internationally before she was a teenager. Since making her orchestral debut at the age of 15 with Russia's renowned BACH Chamber Orchestra, Ms. Polunina has made a graceful transition from child to mature artist, displaying both technical prowess and elegant artistry.

Ms. Polunina is an Honorable winner of the Russian Performing Arts Scholarship. In 2003, she was a prize-winner at the London International Competition. Her 2008-2009 season began with a First Place victory at the Elizabeth Harper Vaughn Concerto Competition (2009, Tennessee). She is also a winner of the Concerto Competition at Lynn University (Florida) in both 2008 and 2009.

Polunina has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras including the Treasure Coast Symphony, Symphony of the Mountains, and the Lynn Philharmonia. For the past two years she has been collaborating with various conductors including Albert-George Schram, Cornelia Kodkani-Laemmli, and Terence Kirchgessner.

As a chamber music enthusiast, Valeriya has worked as a member of various chamber ensembles. She is a member of the Palm Trio that was a finalist of the 63rd Annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition. Ms. Polunina has participated in numerous music festivals including the International Keyboard Institute and the International Festival at Mannes and Tel-Hai.

Ms. Polunina received her bachelor's and master's degrees at the Gnessin's Academy of Music in Moscow under Marina Drozdova (who is one of few students of Professor Mariya Yudina).

AZIZ SAPAEV

Cello

​Aziz Sapaev, is the winner of numerous national and international competitions held in Turkey and Bulgaria. , has been engaged in solo concerts in prestigious concert halls as Grand Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia, CRR concert hall in Istanbul, Turkey.

​Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan into a family of musicians Aziz has been introduced to classical music at an early age.

​Aziz has enrolled in Master Classes with worldwide famous teachers such as

Orlando Cole, Peter Wiley and Tobias Kühne. Actively involved in chamber music Mr. Sapaev has become finalist of the Coleman Chamber Music Competition as the member of “Palm Trio”

​After completing his Master’s Degree at Lynn University under the mentorship of David Cole, Mr. Sapaev is now a DMA Student at University of Miami.

AUDIO SAMPLES

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.

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!"