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NYC String Quartet for Weddings and Special Events

New York City Innocenti Strings quartet

Make your occasion memorable with New York City wedding Musicians!

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

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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.


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

Our music ensembles are based locally, so our musicians know and love New York 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 New York City. 

The Music You Know and Love

Highly Experienced Musicians in NYC

Where We’ll Travel

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

New York City's Premier String Quartet for Weddings and Exclusive Events

Experience the Magic of Our NYC String Quartet

Elevate your special event in New York City with the enchanting sounds of our premier string quartet. Our ensemble adds a touch of elegance and sophistication, performing a diverse repertoire that includes 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.

Top String Quartet for Weddings in New York City

Create the Perfect Musical Ambiance for Your New York City Wedding

New York City is renowned for its vibrant culture, rich history, and dynamic music scene. Celebrate your special day with the enchanting sounds of our string quartet. Our musicians are highly trained professionals who have performed at countless weddings in New York City and beyond.

From Central Park to the grand ballrooms of Manhattan, our string quartet provides the perfect soundtrack for your New York City 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.


Imagine walking down the aisle to the soothing strains of Bach's "Air on a G String," or sharing your first dance as a married couple to Ed Sheeran's romantic ballad, "Perfect." Our string quartet can also perform custom arrangements of your favorite songs, making your wedding truly unforgettable.

What to Expect When Hiring a Wedding String Quartet in New York City

We understand that planning a wedding can be overwhelming, and choosing the right music is a crucial decision. When you hire our New York City string quartet, we guide you through the process to make it as seamless as possible. Our team of musicians arrives early to set up and soundcheck, ensuring everything runs smoothly during your event. We offer customized arrangements and special song requests to make your wedding day truly one-of-a-kind. With our attention to detail and commitment to exceptional service, you can relax and enjoy your special day while we take care of the music.

Live Music for Any Occassion in New York City

Professional New York City 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 York City. From corporate functions and galas to private parties and birthdays, we add a touch of sophistication and class with our live music performances. Our repertoire spans a wide range of genres and styles, making us the perfect choice for any event. Let our string quartet elevate your special occasion in New York City with our professional musicianship and dedication to creating an unforgettable experience.

Why Hire a New York City 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 York City. With our extensive repertoire and ability to adapt to different settings, we 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 York City string quartet for your upcoming event!

Contact Us for Top-Rated NYC String Quartet for Your Wedding or Special Events

We would be honored to provide the perfect musical accompaniment for your wedding or special event in New York City. 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 York City an unforgettable one with our beautiful music.



Taya Ricker


Taya Ricker is an avid chamber, orchestral, and jazz musician and has performed in the US, Canada, and Europe. 

As an orchestral musician, Ms. Ricker has been a member of the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra and also served as Associate Concertmaster in the Western Piedmont Symphony. She has also performed in the violin sections of the Asheville, Richmond (Virginia) Symphony, and the Wintergreen Summer Festival Orchestras. She appears on the Grammy-nominated recording of ‘Children of Adam’, a work commissioned by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra for their 60th anniversary, by Mason Bates. 

Taya enjoys collaborating with musicians in all genres and has performed with many artists including Look Homeward, Falls, Jacob Whitesides, Molly Ringwald, PJ Morton.  She can also be found on albums by Between the Buried and Me, Anne-Claire and the Wild Mystics, and Buffalo Rose, and has been a regular guest performer with the UNCG Jazz Ensembles I and II.

She currently is a member of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, an associate musician in the Columbus Symphony (Ohio), a core member of the Pittsburgh-based contemporary music ensemble Alia Musica, and a violinist in the genre-bending Nu Deco Ensemble. 

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Kirin McElwain


Perhaps the only cellist to have ridden a bicycle across the continental United States, Kirin McElwain has a knack for finding cellos to practice on in the unlikeliest of geographic locations. That said, she is still on the lookout for a travel cello capable of being strapped to the back of her bicycle. 

Passionate about performing the music of our time, Kirin’s current focus is power: capacity: agency, a multi-year commissioning and performance project on the theme of power. Kirin is also a frequent collaborator within the New York City dance community, working with dancer/improviser Sarah Chien and compositional improvisation company The Lovelies. Kirin has been a collaborator at Mark Morris Dance Center, the Joffrey Ballet School, and Ohio University and has presented work at the Never Before Never Again Festival and on the Royal Jelly series at Triskelion Arts.

Kirin has shared the stage with pianist Judith Gordon, John Vanderslice, Boyz II Men, tune-yards, and Vulfpeck. She was the cellist for the world premiere of “Almost Morning” by Jeff Beal (House of Cards) at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater. Since June 2015, she has been the cellist for the indie rock band Miracles of Modern Science, with whom she has toured the United States, Canada, and Sweden. Kirin has been featured on Indiana Public Radio, the University of Rochester’s WRUR, Portland’s XRAYfm, and UC Berkley’s KALX.


Kirin holds a B.A. in Economics from Smith College and an M.M. from Temple University. Kirin lives in Brooklyn, NY in an apartment full of cellos and bicycles. 

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Tara Hanish


Classically trained, she is conscious of bringing the highest level of artistry to all that she is a part of, whether it be classical, new-classical, pop, rock, jazz, or any kind of fusion.  She enjoys a versatile career performing with orchestras, theater shows, traditional and non-traditional chamber ensembles, new music groups, rock bands, singer-songwriters, and any unique projects in between.  Keep scrolling for more info on Tara's schooling, training, and some of her favorite famous people she has played with!

As an educator, Tara is passionate about teaching and working with students of all ages and levels.  She teaches on faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in Park Slope, Queens College Preparatory in Flushing, Suzuki on the Island in Manhasset, and the JCC Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ.  Tara is a certified Suzuki teacher and received her training from Pamela Devenport through the School for Strings, as well as Tanya Carey and Barbara Wampner.  See Tara's Lessons Page for more info on her teaching!

Tara is a member of the cello duo The Whiskey Girls and the post-rock instrumental trio You Bred Raptors and is a sought-after session musician for composing, arranging, and recording string parts.  A board member of the Violoncello Society of NYC, Tara is excited to help rebuild a historic cello society into a current and vibrant community of cellists (and cello lovers) in the NYC area!


Natalia Remis


Natalia Remis is a violinist from Miami, Florida who now resides in New York City. She studied with Vivian Gonzalez and at the New World School of the Arts, from where she graduated in 2010, and at the Meadowmount School of Music, where she studied with Sally Thomas. Though classically trained, she loves to play tango and Irish traditional music, and dabbles in mandolin.

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Tim Leonard


Brooklyn-based cellist Tim Leonard comes from a diverse musical background, having played in orchestras, jazz groups, rock bands, new music ensembles, and musical theater. He now works to bring all those experiences together, which has led him to perform with musicians like Peter Serkin, Jay-Z, Joseph Lin of the Juilliard Quartet, Pink Martini, as well as members of ICE and Brooklyn Rider. Tim recently completed his master’s degree at Queens College in the studio of Marcy Rosen, where he performed Bernstein’s Three Meditations from MASS with orchestra. A passionate proponent of new music, Tim has premiered new works at New Music Gathering, Spectrum NYC, and Brevard Music Center. You can find Tim out hiking or cooking at home.




A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
Bohemian Rhapsody - QUEEN


Air on G String - Bach
Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate - Mozart
Brandenburg - Bach

The rest of our audio samples can be found here.

Image by Timo Wagner


Looking for recommendations for your big event?

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


  • Midtown Loft and Terrace

  • One Hanover Square by Masterpiece Caterers

  • The Yale Club of NYC

  • City Vineyard at Pier 26

  • Houston Hall

  • Celebrate at Snug Harbor

  • Dobbin St

  • The Legacy Castle

  • Westbury Manor

  • Ramscale

  • Tribeca Rooftop

  • The Water Club

Event Planners

  • A Central Park Wedding

  • Amy Champagne Events

  • Ang Weddings & Events

  • Bellafare

  • Coordinated to Perfection

  • Cristina Verger Event Planning & Production

  • Cynthia Ross Events

  • Daughter of Design

  • Genesis Wedding Planning

  • Jove Meyer Events

  • Karen Brown New York

  • Onederland Events

  • Polka Dot Events

  • Tantawan Bloom

  • Tara Guerard Soiree

  • Two Kindred Event Planners

  • Wed in Central Park

  • Erganic Design

  • Classic Events

  • Chandelier Events

  • Busy Bride Planning + Consulting

  • Bjorn & Company Event Planning + Design

  • Christine Paul Events, Inc.

  • Tres Chic Events

  • James Abel Events

  • Kate Edmonds Events

  • Tara M. Events

  • Lifestyle Maven Events

  • Whitney Events

  • NYLUX Events

  • Jason Mitchell Kahn & Co

  • Marina Luri Events

  • Ani Wolff Weddings & Events

  • DM Events & Design

  • La Bella Planners, LLC

  • Jose Rolon Events

  • Spectacular Affairs

  • Andrea Freeman Events

  • Big Apple Bride Events

  • 6 Degrees of Celebration

  • Pink Monkey Events

  • A Taylored Affair

  • Events by Jesse

  • The Privilege is Mine

  • B'Burg Events

  • Nova Events by Greta McNebb

  • Sara Landon Events

  • Ashley M Chamblin Events

  • AWE: Amazing Weddings & Events

  • Small Shindigs

  • Sweetvenia

  • Browne & Towers Event Planning and Design


"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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