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New Orleans, LA

Best Wedding String Quartet in New Orleans

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Make your occasion memorable with New Orleans wedding Musicians!

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

Our local music ensembles are the top choice for events in New Orleans. Our musicians know and love the rich New Orleans music scene, and we're dedicated to making your event unforgettable. Whether your gathering is in the city or the suburbs, we bring unmatched energy and expertise to every performance.

Clients rate us as “excellent” 99% of the time, a testament to our commitment to quality. We’ve played in venues all over the New Orleans area, ensuring a memorable experience for you and your guests. Choose us for your next event and let us create the perfect atmosphere.

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Highly Experienced Musicians in New Orleans

Innocenti Strings music ensembles include some of the most trusted and well-respected live musicians in the New Orleans area. For New Orleans, we feature The Lott Quartet. Individually, members of the Lott Quartet are members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (the Gulf region's only full-time professional orchestra), direct multiple music festivals, and are graduates of the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Cleveland and Peabody Institutes of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, Perlman Music Program, Ravinia's Steans Institute, and the Marlboro Music School and Festival. They've studied and played chamber music alongside members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Cleveland, Orion, Hagen, Brentano, Miro, and St. Lawrence String Quartets, as well as other world-class chamber players.

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.

Where We’ll Travel

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

Premier String Quartet for Weddings and Exclusive Events in New Orleans

Experience the Magic of New Orleans with Our String Quartet

Our ensemble brings a touch of elegance and sophistication to any event, with a repertoire that spans classical masterpieces, contemporary hits, and timeless love songs. We understand that every occasion is unique, and we work closely with you to tailor our performances to your specific preferences and vision.

Whether you're planning an intimate wedding ceremony, a lavish reception, or a high-profile corporate event, our string quartet will create a captivating atmosphere that your guests will remember for years to come. Let us help you set the perfect tone with our passion for music and commitment to excellence.

Top String Quartet for Weddings in New Orleans, LA

Create the Perfect Musical Ambiance for Your New Orleans Wedding

New Orleans is known for its vibrant culture, rich history, and lively music scene. What better way to celebrate your special day than with the enchanting sounds of a string quartet? Our musicians are highly trained professionals who have performed at countless weddings in New Orleans and beyond.

From the iconic French Quarter to the charming Garden District, our string quartet can provide the perfect soundtrack for your New Orleans wedding. We will work closely with you to curate a playlist that reflects your unique style and adds a touch of magic to your big day.

Hiring a Wedding String Quartet in New Orleans, LA: What to Expect

We understand that planning a wedding can be overwhelming, and choosing the right music for your special day is an important decision. When you hire our New Orleans string quartet, we will guide you through the process and make it as seamless as possible.

 

Our team of musicians will arrive early to set up and soundcheck, ensuring that everything runs smoothly during your event. We also offer options for customized arrangements and special song requests to make your wedding day truly one-of-a-kind. With our attention to detail and commitment to providing exceptional service, you can relax and enjoy your special day while we take care of the music.

Enjoy Live Music at Special Events in New Orleans

Professional Nashville String Quartet for Corporate Events, Birthdays, Galas, and More

In addition to weddings, our string quartet is available for a variety of exclusive events in New Orleans. From corporate functions and galas to private parties and birthdays, we can add a touch of sophistication and class with our live music performances.

 

Our musicians are versatile and experienced in performing a wide range of musical genres, making us the perfect choice for any type of event. We take pride in providing top-notch entertainment that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Why Hire a New Orleans String Quartet for Special Events?

Live music adds a unique and personalized touch to any event, creating an immersive experience for guests. Our string quartet brings a level of elegance and sophistication that is unmatched, making us the ideal choice for special events in New Orleans.

 

With our extensive repertoire and ability to adapt to different settings, we can provide the perfect ambiance for your event while staying true to your vision. Let us help you elevate your next special occasion with our passion for music and dedication to excellence. Contact us today to book our New Orleans string quartet for your upcoming event!

Book Our String Quartet for Your Wedding or Special Event in New Orleans

We would be honored to provide the perfect musical accompaniment for your wedding or special event in New Orleans. Please reach out to us for more information, pricing, and availability. Our team is dedicated to making your experience with our string quartet a memorable one.

You can contact us via phone or email, and we will respond promptly to discuss your specific needs and preferences. Let us help make your event in New Orleans an unforgettable one with our beautiful music.

Hear From Our Clients

“SO MUCH gratitude to Innocenti Strings for their communication and incredible talent! I had a string quartet and it was a dream come true! They were so kind and easy to work with! They were the least stressful part of the wedding planning BY FAR. Book them now! You will not be disappointed!! Thank y'all again!:)”

- Reviewed in 2023 by Sarah LeBouef


 

“We had Innocenti Strings play our wedding and they were awesome! The musicians were super friendly, easy going, and adaptable to the situation/schedule as needed. They played some songs that we specifically chose mixed in some other songs at their discretion to fill in and it all came out wonderfully well. These guys are top notch!”

- Reviewed in 2023 by Roger Proffit 

 

“Innocenti Strings was an absolute dream to work with. Highly responsive, helpful and the music absolutely top notch. They provided music for our wedding ceremony and I cannot wait to find a reason to book them again!”

- Reviewed in 2023 by Emily Smyers

 

"Beautiful, reliable, and excellent at their job. Was the perfect addition for my wedding and was sooo happy with this company! HIGHLY recommend."
- Reviewed in 2023 by Caterina Azzarello

FEATURED MUSICIANS

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SIXTO FRANCO

Viola

A member of the 5th House Ensemble, Sixto is a music and performing arts enthusiast. He is enjoying an active career as a performer, teacher, and composer, having concertized in Europe, the United States, and Mexico. Sixto Franco is passionate about chamber music and has had the honor to perform with Eighth Black Bird, International Chamber Artists, Symbiosis Ensemble in L.A., the Kaia String Quartet, the Chicago Chamber Music Festival, and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra. Sixto has appeared as a soloist with the Camerata Musicales in Spain, the Thornton Music School Chamber Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Salamanca, Spain. He has also served in the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony, and the Chicago Philharmonic. Sixto and his wife Rachel, an amazing lighting designer, enjoy taking their two-year-old daughter, Odessa, to music, theater, and dance shows all over Chicago!

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Kurt Münstedt

Violinist

Based in New Orleans, Kurt Münstedt is an active violinist, music educator, and member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra since 2017.  He currently serves on the violin and chamber music faculty at the University of New Orleans.  A passionate chamber musician, Kurt is a founding and active member of the Radio Bird Quartet, Rogue Baroque, and the Lott String Quartet (currently quartet-in-residence at the University of New Orleans). During the summers, he performs at the Breckenridge Music Festival in Colorado.


Originally from Needham, Massachusetts, Mr. Münstedt holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin and audio recording from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon.  His principal teachers include Joel Smirnoff and Andres Cardenes.  He has performed with the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra (Germany), Pacific Music Festival (Japan), and the Sebastians (NYC).  Mr. Münstedt received his Suzuki training under the guidance of Kimberly Meier-Sims, and teaches an enthusiastic studio of students from the front of his historic shotgun house in the Lower 7th Ward.

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Rachel Hsieh

Cellist

Rachel Hsieh is a cellist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and a founding member of the New Orleans-based Lott String Quartet. She is also a member of the Father Carter String Quartet at Loyola University.
 

Ms. Hsieh has worked with numerous movie, television and recording artists, including Tyler Perry, Edgar Meyer, PJ Morton and Idina Menzel.  She has also appeared in television shows such as “NCIS: New Orleans” and “On Becoming a God in Central Florida.”  She is a multi-year winner of Gambit Magazine’s Best Chamber Music Performance.

She has participated in numerous festivals and projects, including the Castleton Festival Orchestra with Lorin Maazel, the YouTube Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City, the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria, and the National Repertory Orchestra.

Ms. Hsieh is originally from Flint, Michigan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in cello performance at the University of Michigan, where she studied with Erling Blöndal Bengtsson. She was the recipient of the Gregor Piatigorsky Scholarship at the Peabody Conservatory, where she earned a Master’s Degree and a Performance Diploma under the tutelage of Alan Stepansky, former Associate Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic.

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Benjamin Thacher

Violinist

A native of Cape Cod, MA, violinist Benjamin Thacher resides in New Orleans and is a member of the Lott String Quartet and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Thacher attended the New England Conservatory of Music, receiving a Bachelors degree in violin performance. He furthered his studies in the graduate program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers include Donald Weilerstein, James Buswell, Ian Swensen, and Paul Biss. He also studied with Itzhak Perlman at the Perlman Music Program.

Performing in concert halls around the globe, Mr. Thacher has soloed with the Nashua Symphony, Greater Marlboro Symphony, Dorchester Symphony, Cape Symphony, Boise Baroque Orchestra, and the Louisiana Philharmonic. As an orchestral leader, he was Concertmaster of the Louisiana Philharmonic, Associate Concertmaster of the Boise Philharmonic, Guest Concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia, and the West Australian Symphony.
 

Highly in demand as a violin teacher, Mr. Thacher’s students are frequently accepted into some of the finest music institutions and colleges around the country. His students have been frequent prize winners at local and regional competitions. Mr. Thacher was recently appointed to the violin faculty at the University of New Orleans, where he maintains a teaching studio. He also is on the faculty of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra Program.

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Luke Fleming

Violist

Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his “glowing refinement,” violist Luke Fleming‘s performances have been described by The Strad as “confident and expressive…playing with uncanny precision,” and lauded by Gramophone for their “superlative technical and artistic execution.” Festival appearances include the Marlboro Music School and Festival, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, the Norfolk and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festivals, the Melbourne Festival, Bravo!Vail, and Festival Mozaic. Formerly the violist of the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet, he has served as Artist-in-Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received the National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award. He was awarded First Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and top prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.

In 2015, Mr. Fleming became the Founding Artistic Director of both the Manhattan Chamber Players, a New York-based chamber music collective, and the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival.  He currently serves on the viola and chamber music faculty of the University of New Orleans School of the Arts, where he is a member of the Lott Quartet.  He is also a founding member of the Delaware-based Serafin Ensemble. He has performed as a guest artist with the Escher, Pacifica, Serafin, and Solera String Quartets, the Eroica, Lysander, and Gryphon Piano Trios, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Decoda, Ensemble Connect, Sejong Soloists, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the New York Classical Players, and has given masterclasses at UCLA, Louisiana State University, Ithaca College, Columbus State University, Syracuse University, Melbourne University, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, among others. Mr. Fleming has served on the faculties of the Innsbrook Institute, Renova Music Festival, Festival del Lago, and Houston ChamberFest, and Fei Tian College and is Lecturer-in-Residence for the concert series Project: Music Heals Us.

 

Mr. Fleming holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma, and Master of Music from the Juilliard School, a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Louisiana State University. He is represented with the Manhattan Chamber Players by Arts Management Group.

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 New Orleans area:

Venues

Event Planners

  • Southern Approach

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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