Nashville, TN

Nashville Musicians

Our Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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

Julia Fisher

Violinist

Violinist Julia Fisher is an active performer and teacher in the Nashville area. Julia is well-versed in collaborative musical settings. She has performed with groups such as the Nashville Composer Collective, Parthenon Chamber Orchestra, in the band at her church, and with the Anna Johnson Band. She has recorded with Nashville Music Scoring and the Nashville Recording Orchestra, and is currently a member of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. Julia holds degrees in Classical Violin Performance from The Ohio State University (M.M.) and Belmont University (B.M.) where she studied with Dr. Kia-Hui Tan, Elisabeth Small, and Tammy Rogers King (fiddle).

MAGGIE CHAFEE

Cellist

Maggie Chafee is a Nashville based cellist, specializing in combining her classical background with various alternative styles. She began her journey as a cellist at the age of six after attending her brother’s cello lessons from the time she was born. It felt only natural for her to play the cello and she hasn’t looked back since. 

In 2016, she graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Commercial Music. Since then, she has enjoyed a career as a sought after studio musician, live performer and educator. She has worked with artists such as Moon Taxi, Katie Pruitt, Nicole Atkins, Dams of the West, Neal Morse, Dylan LeBlanc, Thad Kopec, Harpooner, Robyn Harris and many more. While Maggie thrives on working with artists, she has also been a member of The Jackson Symphony since 2017 and has previously been a part of the Nashville Philharmonic and Nashville Collegiate Orchestra. Her passion projects include working with her acoustic-genre bending band The Rumble Scene as well as exploring more traditional fiddle styles with her all female trio, Lady Reverie.

Deena Rizkalla

Violinist 

Whether it be as a part of a string quartet, orchestra, or with her folk band, Deena is an enthusiastic performer who looks to bridge cultural gaps and forge friendships by playing and exploring different styles of music. Since moving to Nashville a couple of years ago, she has had the privilege of performing with many wonderful and iconic groups and shows, including Mannheim Steamroller, 2Cellos, and the Hello Dolly and Phantom of the Opera National Tours, as well as numerous local musical theater productions. Deena currently plays with the Paducah Symphony, Symphony of the Mountains, and occasionally with the Nashville Music Scoring Orchestra.

Patrick Monnius

Violist / Violinist

Violist and Violinist Patrick Monnius enjoys a varied musical career in solo, chamber, orchestral, folk, bluegrass, and country music. As a recent graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, He participated in music festivals including the Kent Blossom Music Festival, Credo Chamber Music Festival, Credo Australia, and the Global Musicians Workshop. He regularly plays with orchestras in the greater Nashville area, including the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky, the Evansville Philharmonic, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and others.  Since moving to Nashville in 2018, Patrick has established himself as a dependable session violinist and violist. He regularly records anything from soundtracks for film and video games to string quartet arrangements for pop records. Some of the musicians he has recorded with and performed in concert alongside include Crystal Gayle, Kathy Lee Gifford, Aoife O’Donovan, Hanneke Cassel, Sierra Hull, Terrence Blanchard, The War and Treaty, and Bruce Molsky.

Among his accolades, Patrick received the first place Donald Crossley Memorial Prize from the 2014 Ohio Viola Society Competition, and is the recipient of Baldwin Wallace Conservatory's Outstanding Senior Award and the David Statler Walker Award in Music Education from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. A testament to his versatility as a both a classical and folk musician, he has performed in venues ranging from the main stage of Carnegie Hall in New York, NY to The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

Lindsey Smith-Trostle

Cellist

Hi! I’m Lindsey Smith-Trostle, aka Lulu Love. I have recorded on records such as Kacey Musgraves, Yelawolf, Beyoncé, Jack White, Alicia Keys, Kirk Franklin, Anthony Hamilton, Tanya Tucker, Mikky Echo, Pokey LaFarge, several local artists like Ruby Amanfu, Lucie Silvas, Andrew Combs, Steelism, Caitlin Rose, Charlie Worsham, Joshua Hedley, Fiona Culley, Gabe Dixon, Etta & Bob Britt & Ben Sturgell, just to name a few. Performed live with Lucie Silvas, Ruby Amanfu, Disturbed, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Quiet Entertainer, Etta Britt, Fee Culley, Heather Bond, Amy Grant, Glen Campbell, Smokey Robinson and many more local artists. I’m also a private teacher of cello and piano. I compose my own music, most of which can be heard here: http://www.soundcloud.com/lulu-love

I’ve had the honor of playing for Benjamin Zander and the Tokyo String Quartet. I’ve also played several musicals...including Kinky Boots at TPAC, The Last Five Years & Sweeney Todd at TPAC for Nashville Rep, Fiddler on the Roof for Studio Tenn, and countless others for Street Theater, Blackbird Theater, Ladybug Theater, Lipscomb, Belmont, and several other local Theater companies.

We are currently in the process of holding auditions. If you are a professional string players and are interested in joining Innocenti Strings, please email pascal@innocentiquatet.com for more information.

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!"