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Pittsburgh, PA

Make your occasion memorable with Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh as much as you do. As a city with a lively music scene and people who love to have 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 Pittsburgh, such as Kingfly Spirits, Tree Pittsburgh, and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, to name a few. Planning something a little farther away? From Franklin Park to Murrysville to Upper St. Clair, we’d be delighted to be part of your wedding or special occasion in the Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh (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.

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Planning a Pittsburgh 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.

Hear From Our Clients

“It was always a dream of mine to have a string trio or quartet provide music at our wedding and I’m so glad I found Innocenti Strings here in Pittsburgh! 

First, I knew that I wanted only contemporary music, and they have an extensive repertoire of both classical and contemporary pieces. The repertoire document they sent to me was probably 15 pages at least! Second, I felt that their pricing was reasonable and comparable to other string musician groups in the area. Third, they also had great online reviews!”
- Reviewed On 06/12/2019 by Chelsea C.

 

“Having the string quartet play during our dinner at our wedding was truly great! We had our guests constantly come up to us and tell us how impressed they were with the string quartet. I was truly thrilled and would not only use them again, but highly recommend them to anyone.”

- Reviewed On 10/17/2016 by Kyle
 

“There is nothing more beautiful than the sounds of a string quartet! This group did a wonderful job! They played before and during the ceremony, and then an hour of music during cocktails. I'm the mother of the groom, and this was part of my gift to the kids. It was just lovely, and I highly recommend Innocenti Strings.”

- Reviewed On 05/21/2016 by Julie

 

“Innocenti Strings played at my daughters wedding on Saturday. I can not begin to express how wonderful they were. The musicians were professional and the music was flawless. I received many compliments on the music from our guests. Thank you again for making my daughter's wedding memorable for all who attended.”

- Reviewed On 09/24/2014 by Terri

OUR PACKAGES

Our most commonly chosen packages are included below. Since pricing is based on the location and scope of the event, we’d be happy to provide you with a quote based on what you’re looking for. Simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get started.

 

FEATURED ARTISTS

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Alyssa Pysola

Flute

Alyssa Pysola is a freelance flute player and teacher in Pittsburgh, PA. She regularly works with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, Voces Solis, and the West Virginia Symphony. Before moving to Pittsburgh, she was a member of the U. S. Army Field Band in Washington, D.C., which performs concert and recital tours around the United States. Ms. Pysola received her Bachelor of Music from Duquesne University and her Master of Music from Indiana University, Bloomington campus. 

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Olga Taimanov

Violist

Olga Taimanov began her musical studies on viola as a native of Saint Petersburg, Russia,
where she attended the Special Music School for Gifted Children. She has a Master of Music
degree from the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory and an Artist Diploma from Duquesne
University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Before moving to the United States in 2000, Ms. Taimanov held numerous orchestra positions in Russia and Israel. She was Principal Violist of the Saint Petersburg Chamber Orchestra “Mozarteum and toured extensively with them, as well as Principal Viola of the State Symphony Orchestra “Klassica.” She was also Associate Principal Viola of the Israel Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra and performed with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under world famed conductors, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Yuri Temirkanov, Lorin Maazel, and Mariss Jansons, and many others.

 

Ms. Taimanov has extensive chamber music experience and has performed at international
chamber music festivals, including “Abu-Gosh” in Israel, “Villa Music” in Germany, “The White
Nights” in Russia, and “Goetehanum” in Switzerland. While in Russia, her string quartet “String Quartet Klassica,” toured extensively for two years throughout Europe, including Germany, Switzerland, and Finland. After coming to the US, Ms. Taimanov was recognized for her chamber music and her piano trio won the Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition in 2001.

 

In 2002 she was nominated for the National All-American Scholar Collegiate Award.
As a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ms. Taimanov has performed extensively with
orchestras in the greater Pittsburgh area. She was a member of the Erie Philharmonic and
Associate member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Ohio). She has also performed with the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra, Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, and the Three Rivers City Orchestra.

 

Currently Ms. Taimanov devotes the majority of her time teaching violin and viola students and maintains a large studio in Pittsburgh.. She is a faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon
University, Preparatory School, the position she has held since 2005, faculty member at
Johnstonbaugh's Music Center as well as faculty member at "InterHarmony" International Music Festival (Germany/Italy).

 

Ms.Taimanov’s students achieved many honors and hold principal positions in local Pittsburgh Youth orchestras, such as the Carnegie Mellon Young Artist Orchestra, Three Rivers Young People's Orchestra, Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as other Great Pittsburgh area orchestras, including PMEA Honors, District, Regional and State orchestras.

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Si Yu 

Violist

Chinese violist Si Yu received her Bachelor of Music degree from China’s Central Conservatory
and Master of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University where she was admitted as a full scholarship student under the mentorship of Mr. David Harding. During her time at Carnegie Mellon, she was a member of the Matisse String Quartet who won Pittsburgh Concert Society major audition and was invited to perform for the royal family of Qatar in Doha. Ms. Yu is currently a member of the Erie Philharmonic and an all female chamber group-- Kassia Ensemble. She has made appearances at the Pacific Music Festival, Banff Centre, Beethoven Institute, Heifetz Institute and the Schleswig- Holstein Musik Festival. Ms. Yu played with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as section viola in 2018-2020 and she is still a regular substitute of the orchestra.

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Katya Janpoladyan

Cellist

Cellist Katya Janpoladyan - Born and raised in Armenia, Ms. Janpolayan is a performer whose talents and musical passion extend beyond the stage. Audiences throughout the world have enjoyed her numerous studio albums, countless national and international performances and live radio appearances. Ms. Janpoladyan is equally driven as an entrepreneur and pedagogue, spearheading several successful chamber music programs and preparing award-winning cello students for their lives in music. Her teaching prowess has garnered international demand and she has taught masterclasses in the U.S., China and Chile.

 


Ms. Janpoladyan is the founder, Executive Director and cellist of Kassia Ensemble, a non-profit organization. Kassia Ensemble is a chamber music group comprised exclusively of women which promotes women’s contribution to classical music. 

 

Ms. Janpoladyan’s mission to serve the social justice continues to serve Pittsburgh, where she created and is directing the PERSPECTIVES Festival of Chamber Music, created to amplify voices of musicians of color, scheduled to launch in June of 2022

 

Ms. Janpoladyan has also created programs to serve aspiring musicians in the Pittsburgh area. She founded the Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra’s Summer Chamber Music Seminar and has served as its Artistic Director since its inception in 2016.  

 

An active performer, Ms. Janpoladyan is a former member of the award-winning SHELL Piano Trio of Armenia and a former member of the Baur String Quartet. In 2001, while she was a member of SHELL, the quartet won the 2001 Pierre Lantier International Chamber Music Competition in Paris France. Ms. Janpoladyan has collaborated with artists such as Cyrus Forough, James Dunham, Yehuda Hanani, Ross Harbaugh, Awadagin Pratt, Piotr Milewsky and the Montclair Quartet. She has been featured as a soloist performing with the Yerevan Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata San Marco (NY), and the Mary Miller Dance Company. She has been a featured performer with the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, was a cellist in residence with the Charlotte New Music Festival. Ms. Janpoladyan can be heard on albums “Reverie”, “Presence” “Songs from the Lake Volta” and frequently on the Classical WQED Pittsburgh. 

She is currently residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her daughter, Maria, fiancé Patrick, mom Anna and dog Beezus. 

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.

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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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Featured Vendors

Looking for recommendations for your big event? Here are a few wedding planners and venues in the Pittsburgh area:

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Event Planners

Venues

  • Bumble Burgh Events Co.

  • Novalee Events Co.

  • Olive & Rose Events

  • Occasion Creation

  • A & L Events

  • Shayla Hawkins Events

  • La Eventor

  • Em and E Events

  • Hello Productions

  • Day of Pittsburgh

  • Poppy Events

  • Soiree by Souleret

  • Exhale Events

  • Madeline Kelly Events

  • Plan + Simple Event Design Services

  • Perfectly Planned by Shari

  • Prima Eventi Event Planning and Production

  • Dayna Scott Events

  • Kingfly Spirits

  • Tree Pittsburgh

  • Nova Place

  • The Rivers Club

  • Gateway Clipper Feet

  • The Church Brew Works

  • The Frick Pittsburgh

  • Sienna Mercato

  • HIP at the Flashlight Factory

  • PointBreezeway

  • Black Radish Kitchen

  • Mansions on Fifth

  • The Station at Shadyside

  • Kinsey Events Warehouse

  • The Foundry Table & Tap

  • Cozzi Acres

  • Red Fox Winery and Lounge

  • Wintergarden at PPG Palace

  • The Pennsylvanian

  • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

  • The Chartiers Room

  • Morning Glory Inn

  • LeMont

  • Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

  • Bella Sera 

  • The Chadwick

  • The Hampton Event Center

  • Twelve Oaks Mansion

  • Armstrong Farms