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Rochester, NY

Make your occasion memorable with Rochester wedding Musicians!

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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 Rochester 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 the Denver area.

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Rochester Weddings and Special Events

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.

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Highly Experienced Musicians

Planning a Rochester 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.

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

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.

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Sustainability is everything these days, and that applies to music, too. Our string ensembles are based locally, so in most instances, our musicians won’t have to travel far. In addition, our instruments are made of real wood so they create rich, beautiful sounds acoustically, without having to use power. That means overall, we’ll have very little environmental impact on your big day.

FEATURED  ROCHESTER  MUSICIANS

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Lars Kirvan

Cellist

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra cellist, Lars Kirvan, grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, where he began his cello studies with Loran Stephenson of the National Symphony Orchestra. He later earned his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of the Cleveland Orchestra’s long time principal cellist, Stephen Geber.

Mr. Kirvan was a section member and principal cellist of the Verbier Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, as well as the New World Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Kirvan has been fortunate to collaborate in chamber music performances with artists such as Maxim Vengerov, James Buswell, Leonidas Kavakos, Dimitry Sitkovesky, Heinrich Schiff, Laurence Lesser, Jon Kimura Parker, and others. He was invited to join the World Orchestra for Peace, conducted by Valery Gergiev. More recently, Mr. Kirvan became the assistant principal cellist of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, a professional summer symphony orchestra.  He has been a concerto soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Genessee Symphony Orchestra, and the Roberts Wesleyan College Community Orchestra.

Mr. Kirvan joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008 and was appointed its third chair cello. In the 2014-15 season, he served as principal cellist of the RPO.  He also maintains a private teaching studio, serves as adjunct professor of cello at Roberts Wesleyan College, and most recently joined the cello faculty of the Eastman Community Music School.  

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Liana Koteva Kirvan

Cellist

Violinist Liana Koteva Kirvan, born in Sofia, Bulgaria, received her Bachelor of Music degree  in Violin performance from the Harid Conservatory, and her Master's degree under the tutelage of Zvi Zeitlin at the Eastman School.  Liana has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe, and has been a featured soloist with many orchestras, including the Harid Philharmonia, Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Boca Symphonic Pops Orchestra, and ISOMATA Chamber Orchestra. 

Liana has won numerous solo competitions including the Grand Prize of the Wallenstein Violin Competition, Grand Prize of the Boca Pops Competition, top prizes in the NSAL Competition and Escandido International String Competition, and was the recipient of the Most Promising Young Artist award from the"Apolonia Festival"(2001) in Bulgaria. She is a founding member of the Argos Piano Trio, has been a violinist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001, and in 2017 joined the violin section of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.  Mrs. Kirvan makes Rochester her home with husband and RPO cellist Lars Kirvan, and their two sons, Max and Tyler.

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Tigran Vardanyan

Violinist

Tigran Vardanyan is from Yerevan, Armenia. At a very young age, Vardanyan won First Prize at the 1991 and 1993 Armenian National Competitions, the Gold Medal at the 1992 Amadeus Competition for Young Artists, and performed as a soloist with the Armenian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Armenian Chamber Orchestra, and the Armenian TV and Radio Orchestra.

Vardanyan is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (2000) and has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 1998. He remains active as a soloist and chamber musician and has appeared in various concert venues in his native Armenia, Europe, Central America and North America. He has presented numerous recitals live on WXXI, and was featured as a soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. He performs on a beautiful violin made by Francesco Gobetti (Venice, ca. 1720).  


Vardanyan is on the faculty of Nazareth College, and is a co-founder of TheArcRest, Inc., a company that makes violin and viola shoulder rests. In 2009, Vardanyan became a U.S. citizen and lives in Rochester, NY with his wife and two sons.

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Marc Anderson

Violist

Marc Anderson enjoys a versatile career as an orchestral violist, chamber musician and teacher. Assistant Principal viola since 2015, Mr. Anderson has been with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2005 and was also principal violist of the Rochester Chamber Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Anderson frequently collaborates with his RPO colleagues and Eastman School of Music faculty in many of the area’s classical concert series. Mr. Anderson holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with George Taylor (B.M.) and John Graham (M.M.). While at Eastman Mr. Anderson received the coveted Performer's Certificate and Orchestral Studies Diploma.  As a teacher, Mr. Anderson has been on the string faculty of Roberts Wesleyan College, the Eastman Community Music School, and the Eastman School of Music.

AUDIO SAMPLES

Pop/Rock

Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Bohemian Rhapsody - QUEEN
How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kam
The Scientist - Coldplay

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!"

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